We've felt the wonder of love and hopelessness of loss. Take a glance at my most recent Flash Fiction piece from a slightly different point of view.
I've always been a fan of stories told from a unique vantage point, fairy tales told from the witch or beast's point of view, the stories that tell the "other" side. Tiger Lily was one of theses books, recommended by my sister-in-law. Some Background Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl … Continue reading Book Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Sooo... looking back at my blog entries, it appears I've already failed to meet one of my goals for this year. I'd planned to finish up my first draft of the manuscript for Snatched by May, but May has come and gone... and I am definitely not done. Good news is, after ignoring my writing … Continue reading Writing Update- Long Overdue…
As a fan of science fiction and fantasy literature and artwork, the name H.P. Lovecraft pops up a lot. Trying to improve the suspense and horror factor of my own writing style, I figured it was time to pick up a few of his stories and learn from a master. We found this book on … Continue reading Book Review: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories By H.P. Lovecraft
Sewing is one of those skills I'm attempting to work on... About two years ago I helped host a baby shower for one of my best friends. There had been multiple posts on Facebook and Pinterest about puff blankets, also known as bubble or biscuit quilts, and my friend loved them, but didn't know anyone … Continue reading DIY: Puff Quilt
Working my way through some H.P. Lovecraft and George Orwell recently, I decided to take a much needed break with a few lighter YA reading choices. I picked up The Selection, along with the next two audio books in the series, to give them a try. A Little Background... For thirty-five girls, the Selection is … Continue reading Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass
After a somewhat cold and dreary Midwest winter, the weather has finally taken a turn for gorgeous! To take advantage of the glorious sunshine, and our flowering cherry tree, I decided to do a mini photo shoot with some of my masks. Several years ago, I decided to try my hand at mask making. First … Continue reading Art Update: Mask Photos!
Did you know that George Orwell, forward-thinking author of both Animal Farm and 1984, was a pen name? Fun fact, his real name was actually Eric Arthur Blair and he was born in India 🙂 In an attempt to catch up on some of the classics I missed as an adolescent, I picked up the … Continue reading Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell
A couple months ago, I posted a how-to guide showing step by step directions to construct paper flowers corsages. These larger paper flower decorations are constructed by the same techniques used for the corsage flowers. Click here to read that post. What You'll Need: An old book you don't mind destroying Hot glue and glue gun … Continue reading DIY: Paper Flower Chair Hangers