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Review – Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

In case you haven't picked up on it yet, I love Nikola Tesla. In fact, Evie's middle name is Tesla. I really want her to know more about the remarkable man who we named her after, and "Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World" is a great way to start teaching her and I was thrilled to get a chance to review it. This book was written by Elizabeth Rusch and illustrated by Oliver Dominguez. The book begins by describing Tesla's childhood and different ways in which he experimented and explored electricity from and early age. One of the big things stressed ... Read More

Happy Birthday Tesla!

It's that day again, Tesla's birthday! I almost forgot until I was reminded by this comic that The Oatmeal posted on Facebook. So go celebrate with your AC electricity or your death ray. Whatever you see fit to remember the man. ... Read More

Happy Birthday Tesla!

156 years ago today, Nikola Tesla was born.  I think Tesla is amazing, so much so that Evie’s middle name is Tesla. (Check out the cross stitch I did for her when she was born here. If you don’t know much about him, you owe it to yourself to read up a little.  Might I suggest checking out this comic on The Oatmeal? ... Read More

Christmas Update and Book Review List

I've been a slacker lately. Well, with the blog at least. On the non-internet side if things, I've been extremely busy. I'm almost done with all the Christmas gifts I wanted to make (plus I keep adding more projects to the mix!) Also, Evie was sick last week and now that she's finally on the mend, Mira seems to have gotten it. Never a dull moment around here... After Christmas there will be a whole slew of blog posts showing off all the different presents and projects we've been working on over here, but there's still a week before that happens! So in the mean time ... Read More

Project Indecisiveness

I am very indecisive and I second guess myself with projects. I have a hard time deciding on a project to make and then obsess because I'm convinced I chose the wrong color and ruined it forever. I mentioned before how I had an iPhone 4 cross stitch case for years because I couldn't decide what to do with it, so I immediately stitched up the iPhone 5 case to avoid a repeat of that. Josh bought me this awesome LED stitching kit months and months ago, before Mira was even born, and it's in danger of becoming another iPhone 4 case. I really want to do something ... Read More

What I Got in the Swap

I never showed off what I got for the Phat Quarter swap from Madeleine of Unexpected Kitty. I finally hung it up last week. My piece came all the way from the UK, and I was so excited when I opened the envelope and saw the Tesla Tower! The embroidery is fantastic and I love the beading on it too. You can check out Madeleine's Flickr. And here is her blog post about it. ... Read More