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

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

Review – Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

There are a few craft magazines in England that I desperately wish I could get in the United States more easily, one of them is Mollie Makes. Thankfully they have a series of books that are readily available, and they are all amazing. The newest book, Mollie Makes Woodland Friends does not disappoint. I absolutely love the new woodland creature trend, this book has plenty of adorable fox patterns but also has plenty of other fuzzy creatures to make in a variety of crafts. Regardless of your crafting skills, there's something in this book for everyone. Each project ... Read More

Review – Super-Cute Felt Animals

I had never really done much with felt until I came across Bugs and Fishes. I made the lucky underwear badges and I was hooked, I found I loved stitching on felt. So when I had the opportunity to get a review copy of Laura Howard's book, Super-Cute Felt Animals: 35 Delightfully Dainty Projects to Stitch, I was beyond excited. ... Read More

I’m in a book?

I bought three copies of the Bloggess's book, hardcover, ebook, and the paperback version. I immediately lent out the paperback version to someone who hadn't read it and never got to read the bonus chapter. A friend made a comment about my cross stitch being mentioned in the book and I had no clue what she was talking about so she sent me a photo. I think this cements the fact that Jenny Lawson and I are best friends. ... Read More