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“I Made That!” Monday – Little Lace Headband or Getting my Mojo Back

Just a little one today. I mentioned yesterday about how I’m struggling with my crafty mojo right now. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I started in on making some clothes, and it takes so much longer than small little makes that I lose patience and motivation. What I really… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Little Lace Headband or Getting my Mojo Back

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[Picking Stitches – Book Review] Morning Star by Pierce Brown

A few months ago I wrote about setting myself a Summer Reading List Challenge, with 10 books to read within three months. Though I (almost – 9/10) finished this challenge, I fell woefully behind in reviewing them, at least I have plenty of topics to blog on for a while now!

Hopefully now I’m not specifically trying to read so much, I’ll be able to get these reviews down in – digital – ink.

I’ve previously reviewed Red Rising and Golden Son and loved them both, so how did I feel about the conclusion to Darrow’s story? Spoilers inside!

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“I Made That!” Monday – Grace Dress

I know this is a day late and it’s not Monday, but oh well. Today I want to share something I made over the weekend. It’s a dress! Disclaimer: It doesn’t fit. But that’s not important right?!

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[Picking Stitches – Book Review] Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Before my holiday I read and reviewed Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Three days in and I finished the second in the trilogy, Golden Son, (which feels like forever ago now, let me tell you.) but I’m finally getting around to posting this review! I’ve been so busy I’m behind in my reading challenge, and it was difficult to… Continue reading [Picking Stitches – Book Review] Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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Weekly Small Pleasures – Focus On The Happy Things

This is most definitely not a blog for politics, and I’ll leave those debates for those much more eloquent and better-informed than I. Nevertheless, I’m not going to lie, with the events of the past week unfolding in here in the UK, it’s been hard not to feel a bit of sadness, disappointment and anxiousness for the future. It’s easy… Continue reading Weekly Small Pleasures – Focus On The Happy Things

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Summer Reading Challenge!

This post was inspired by one written by Christa over at A Voluptuous Mind. She shared her summer reading list challenge and I thought it was a fab idea. Especially seeing as I already read and finished a book this month already! (That’s not cheating, right? I started it after the 1st!)

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[Picking Stitches – Book Review] Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Not too long ago a friend of mine recommended I read Red Rising, by Pierce Brown. She said it was just my sort of thing and she was completely right. Anyway, onto the details; Spoiler Alert as always, as I’ve just given up trying to review books without giving anything away! Big spoiler here, though… Continue reading [Picking Stitches – Book Review] Red Rising by Pierce Brown