February was again a slow reading month but I did manage to get three books completed. I really need to step up the pace as I am currently 2 books behind for my reading challenge. Winter by Christopher Nicholson As I mentioned last month, Winter is the paring for Tess of the U’Durbervilles for my… Continue reading Sister Reads-An Allegorical Satire, a Dystopian Tragic Love Story, and a Fictionalized Biography
Looking for a quick, easy card to make, then dress up a basic printable. The card on the right is from one of Francine's Printably kits. I added rub ons, ribbon, a sentiment and voilà...a beautiful birthday card. How do you use printables?
At the beginning of this year I made a vow to not buy any yarn for at least the first six months of 2017. I just heard the collective gasp from all you knitters and crocheters out there...simmer down! Before you call the padded wagon for me I have a very good reason. I really… Continue reading What’s on my needles | My Self Imposed Yarn Embargo and UFOS
This is my third year of being gluten free, trust me it is not by choice, because if you know me well I am sure that you have benefited from what used to be my almost weekly cupcake baking. Because of the fact that my body had decided that gluten = yuck, my baking had… Continue reading The Baking Corner – Gluten Free 1 Min. Mug Cake
Welcome to Sister Reads! Francine and I are joining forces this year to talk about what is probably our very favorite thing, yes even more loved than crafting: books! Growing up books were everywhere over our home. Our mum is an English teacher, and so we had shelves filled with literature from around the world: Britain, the… Continue reading Sister Reads – A Heartrending Classic and A Modern Tale of Love, Race, Culture, and Coming Home.
With the holidays just around the corner (where did the year go) this month we decided to share some of our favorite craft books that wold make excellent gifts for the crafters in your life. As my sister calls it, I am a multi-passionate crafter which in layman terms means that I have a variety… Continue reading Some of my Favorite Craft Books that would Make Great Gifts
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” ~Oprah Winfrey “Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.” ~Claudia Lady Bird Johnson