Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Creating in my spare time

There hasn't been much spare time lately, but I did have an order for some eye pillows to be used in meditation! 
The beautiful feel of satin, the wonderfully soothing textures of the filling, and the calming scent of camomile. I read a few DIY tutorials online, then set to work on my own take on it. 

The practice run came together nicely, so it was time to try the real thing. 

The perfect addition? My new tags from Ted and Toot labels! 

Worthlife is stocking these eye pillows for me! 

52 in 52 - book 24 - The Five Greatest Warriors - Matthew Reilly

We are back again with Jack West Jr, not dead, but very much alive (spoiler written on the back cover of the book, not really a major spoiler when the book is a Jack West Jr book, clearly he can't be dead...) the saga continues, the world is still in peril, to forces unbeknown.
Again, love this book, this one was finished on September 18th or 19th, and again I haven't made it to blogger until now! I highly recommend anything written by Matthew Reilly! 

52 in 52 - book 23 - 6 Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly

Absolutely aching for the 4th book in this series, due out next month, so in preparation I've embarked on reading the series again. I've had issues with finding time to blog, paired with IOS10 blogger issues, I finished this book on September 17th :) 
As always, Matthew Reilly is an amazing writer who keeps you on the edge of your seat! I can't recommend this series enough! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

53 in 52 - book 22 - 7 Ancient Wonders - Matthew Reilly

Well, Matthew Reilly is releasing the latest book in this series later this month, so it's about time i refreshed myself on the plot line. I absolutely love his writing and this book is no exception. Following clues written in an ancient language, to unearth treasures hidden in the 7 ancient wonders of the world, to stop Europe or America from gaining world domination through an Egyptian sun ritual.... It's an amazing story! 

52 in 52 - book 21 - the Kings buccaneer - Raymond E Feist

I actually finished this one a couple of weeks ago and forgot to blog! I'll have to upload a photo later. It's another epic tale in the world of midkemia, following the royal family of the kingdom of isles, this time the youngest son of Arutha- Nick. Another attempt of the dragon lords to get back into the world through means of magic. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

52 in 52 - book 20! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Somehow news of the Harry Potter saga continuing escaped my radar until the play manuscript had been published as a book! Whilst I am not a Potterhead, and have no interest in the movies or fandom, I do genuinely love the books and enjoyed reading each of the first 7 as they were released whilst I was in primary school. I have very fond memories of sleepovers with my best friend, and her *patiently* waiting for me to finish the chapter she had just finished so that we could talk about it- that's love, no spoilers!- and so my Kmart checkout impulse purchase was this book. 

I work a half day on Fridays, and my beloved is out of town for work, so I decided that my body needed some time in the great outdoors, something that gets pushed to the back of the schedule far too often! And why not bring a book. 

Winter is such a dreadful season, unless you are in paradise! Gorgeous weather. Sunshine, pleasant breeze, and a glorious beach, all to myself. 

Three hours of serious relaxation and the adventure is already over - don't be deceived, a manuscript is formatted to take up more space than a novel, it's sadly shorter than I would have liked! 

But it is a good read, dealing with family dynamics and the crippling effects of history and choices on the present and future.

Take an afternoon off. Open a book! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dress for a princess

This beautiful little girl turned 4, so here is the dress I made her. Floss Style Rosie Dress with fabric I had :)