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Monday, February 27, 2006

The vagina monologues @ PSU

"Portland State University and Portland Community College Women’s Resource Centers present a benefit for the Tri-County Sexual Assault Taskforce and the Illumination Project."

I made a lamp entitled "lampgina" and it sold right away during the first performance. All of the cash- even my cost went to the event and non-profits, so that felt really good. It also felt good to get the ego-boost of having people paw the lamp and see that they really dug it.

I tried to sell iVags at PSU during the Vagina Monologues, but it didn’t go so well. I sold one– and to another vendor so I sold one for $5 and a tank top that says “Got Cunt.” I like the tank top, though. I sold a bunch of vagina-themed marble magnets and some giant underwear. People seemed to really like them, but maybe they didn’t want to drop that kindof cash after paying to get into the show?

It was quite a treat to get to see the performance. Seeing it a couple of times was impressive as the cast was spot on yet really in-tune with their audiences each time. I also made friends with some really nice, very talented glass-blowing hippies. They make really great stuff, including
some little glass vaginas! Here's their etsy shop:

Jubilant Glassworks Fine Art Glass and Jewelery

Anneliese came with me on Sunday night and bought a pendant from them that looks better every time I see her. It's kindof candy-like and very intruiging. It's quite a compliment that it captures anyone's attention away from her giant cleavage.

Friday, February 24, 2006

iVag in the Portland Mercury!

The iVag made an appearance in the Portland Mercury today. It was very exciting. I found out about it at the first show at the PSU production of the Vagina Monologues. A bunch of girls came up and said "oh yeah, I saw that in the paper today" or variations of that. I totally blushed and got excited. Thanks for the mention, Ezra!

The Best of iPod Cases

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

the iVag

I crochet little cozies for ipods in the likeness of vaginas. I’m currently making them for the regular ipod and the nano. Making them for the nano is a bitch, though. So I probably wont go crazy making those unless someone wants one really badly.

This idea came to me when I started making ipod cozies for my friends for Christmas. I didn’t just want a sock, and I wanted something that could fulfill these desires I have when using my ipod:

ïI want to touch my ipod. The rubbery skin thingy I had did protect it, but made it feel like a gross rubber toy.

ïI want access to the click-wheel (now dubbed the “clit-wheel”).

ïI want something soft, cute, handmade, and I like a novelty gimmick too.

ïI really wanted something that would keep my headphones stored in some way, too. Now I can secure the cable with the button and loop, and I can tuck the ear-buds safely into the labia!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

make yer own damn iVag! instructions

You can make one of your own, or I’ll sell you one for $25 (including mailing.) Write me to buy or ask questions:
phoebe (at) thevaginablogs (dot) com I can also email you a paypal request so you can buy it online, or go through etsy.

Basically, I just create a square just under 2x the size of the MP3 player that needs cozying (because it will stretch to size later in use.)

I use double yarn for nice thickness, and a good dc stitch. Go with your preference, though.
I join the bottom end of the square with an extra row (but leave an “anus” at the bottom for the charger.)
Add an inner labia in a contrast color, then I make the outer labia.
Next, cap it off with some pube-type yarn.
I also add a little bit of permanent fabric glue to any of the knots/tie-off ends to prevent fraying or unraveling.
Last, sew on a button of some sort and make a braided loop to close over the button. It is important to consider the placement of that loop so that you don’t block the headphone/media jack or the hold button. Double– check different players as these things are located in different places.

Smurfette's vagina?
step-by-step pictures coming soon, I swear...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

iVag for a nano

The first iVag for a nano, and the happy recipient, Hallie.