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Tag: sew make believe
Kate: Bobble Purse
Look! I made a thing! A pretty thing! Head on over to sew make believe to read about it.
In a shocking turn of events, I managed to a) make it to our latest sew make believe meeting and b) (even more surprising) make something!
That something was this gorgeous bobble purse. It was made from a kit which Zoë bought me for my birthday from the wonderful Berylune. I managed to make the whole purse in an evening, making the perfect kind of craft for me to do. The kit had everything needed (apart from scissors, needle and pins) to make the purse and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. All in all, I was very impressed with the kit and very, very happy to have made something.
Book Club: Perks of Being a Wallflower
On Wednesday night, we gathered at Berylune for our book club chat. Overall, the group enjoyed the book although some more than others. A coming of age story of a troubled teen in 1990s America, the book takes you through a year in the life of Charlie.
I had seen the film (written by the book’s author Chbosky) and had loved that and the book didn’t disappoint. Other comments from our members:
‘I’m wondering if I will feel more for the characters after I’ve seen the film.’
‘I really enjoyed this book. It took me back to the 90s and reminded me of My So-Called Life.’
‘I really liked the references to other books. Having read lots of them, it added a new dimension to reading the story and understanding the characters.’
Our next book club meeting will be online only. Our next book is Celia Rees’s This is Not…
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Dreaming of June
It feels like my life is on hold until June. The workload for the course is barely manageable and I have already started dreaming of all the things I can do come the summer when I have finished my course: Catch up with friends - if you haven't heard from me for a while, it's… Continue reading Dreaming of June
Bird for the Soul
http://instagram.com/p/XGHKsEzfAv/ When time is so precious and work is talking over, it is very easy to stop doing the things that you love but that are not essential to your day-to-day life. For me, crafting has always been something that I love but not something that I need. So it has been something I have… Continue reading Bird for the Soul
Losing my Crafting Mojo
With all that I have on my plate at the moment, something has had to give. It makes me sad that this something is crafting. The last thing I crafted was the embroidery I sewed for our sew make believe lucky dip present and that was only because I had to (although I was so glad… Continue reading Losing my Crafting Mojo