The Infernal Devices Series Review |

The Infernal Devices Series Review

Let's get this out in the open, quickly: The Infernal Devices was such a disappointment. It lacked originality, unique characters, and even back-bone. Synopsis Set in the late 1800s, Tessa Gray gets pulled into a dark, supernatural world with the discovery that she has powers beyond her understanding, or any of the Shadowhunters who come to her rescue. In the time that follows, Tessa must discover just who she is, who she loves, and what happened in the past to make her so unique. Spoiler … Read on →

Book Day: 7 Books to Read in 2014 |

Book Day: 7 Books to Read in 2014

Happy World Book Day! To celebrate, here are some 2014 releases on my "must-read" list. :) Released this Year Uninvited by Sophie Jordon In a futuristic society, genetic markers can reveal who will become murderers, and who will not. The main character, Davy, will be one of those murderers, and she must learn to deal with that reality. A reflection on identity and fate versus will, this one was already on my to-read list. goodreads Panic by Lauren Oliver From reading the … Read on →

Divergent Series Review |

Divergent Series Review

Did you know Wednesday is Book Day? In anticipation, I want to share a couple book reviews this week. :) Today's will be The Divergent Series, what with the recent release of the movie (which I haven't been able to see … Read on →

Whipped Peanut Butter Cupcakes |

Whipped Peanut Butter Cupcakes

After making my raspberry filled red velvet cupcakes, my mother was not shy about letting me know we should make peanut butter filled cupcakes next. This woman eats peanut butter by the spoon fulls, so I was not surprised by this … Read on →

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies from a Box Mix |

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies from a Box Mix

Crinkle cookies look adorable, and are so soft and chewy. :) I hadn't had any before making this recipe, but I knew that I wanted to try them - and use box mix to help me along. I'm not against home made cookies, that would be silly! I like finding … Read on →

Why buy quality seed beads |

Why buy quality seed beads

The question When I was buying my first set of beads for doing crochet work, I didn't even ask myself "why buy quality seed beads?" The answer seemed obvious: you get more, you get a better brand, and you get a more durable product! Wrong. The … Read on →

Small Seed Bead Crochet Rope |

Small Seed Bead Crochet Rope

Size 10 seed beads make a beautiful, thin bracelet that requires a thinner thread to achieve. This bead crochet rope follows the same pattern as yesterday's double spiral pattern, but at a smaller, more intricate scale. This is just a sample … Read on →

Bead Crochet: Double Spiral Pattern |

Bead Crochet: Double Spiral Pattern

Yesterday I shared how to start a crocheted bead rope bracelet, so here's the finished product! This is using the materials from the introductory crochet beading post, which I would recommend for a beginning project. :) I'll list them again … Read on →

Bead Crochet Beginnings |

Beginning Bead Crochet

As promised, a glimpse at beginning bead crochet for starting your first bracelet project! In these photos I'm using a thin thread with size 10-ish seed beads, but I'd recommend doing your first project with the thicker thread seen in yesterday's … Read on →

An Introduction to Bead Crocheting |

An introduction to bead crocheting

Bead crocheting is the process of adding a bead into every stitch of your project. The most common form is a rope-style bracelet that has a wide range of colors, patterns, and sizes. This week I'm going to share five posts introducing you to this … Read on →