September 22, 2017

Last week I tried my hand at sewing a polo shirt for the first time. I didn’t do such as hot job last week because I winged it. I tried again and I did my research this time. I followed the instructions of Melly Sews. Thanks Melissa. How the shirt turns out though … well

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September 19, 2017

This week, we start off at the ball. Prim and proper Victoria is chaperoning the two girls in her care and guess who’s there: Raul Lawrence!!!!

The event starts to get a bit rowdy because some hooligans showed up and our leading lady gets caught up in the mess, doesn’t rescue the kids, but manages to escape … not much of a chaperon, huh? She runs out of the hotel and finds herself in a stable.

While in the stable, she gets taken!!! Finally the title of the book makes sense. Who took her? Well, that one’s pretty easy to figure out.


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September 18, 2017

I’ve made a handful of t-shirts now so I decided to up the challange and make a polo shirt, a.k.a a t-shirt with a collar. I started by taking apart one I’d bought from my local thrift store to see how it’s made, copied the pattern and then put together a new one. I used

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September 12, 2017

This week we catch up with the hero of our tale, Raul Lawrence, who has been hanging out in Moricadia for a few years now, plotting how he is going to take the throne of the country that is “rightfully” his.

We also learn about why he had to leave the country in the first place.

How has he been plotting? Well, he’s been making money gambling on horses, hoodwinking other dumb dumbs, building an army and scoping out the landscape.

Mr. Lawrence also has a run in with one of his enemies. Gasp.

Oh, and he’s been laying pipe, as a gentleman of course. However, turns out Raul’s head also goes into a real tizzy when he thinks about Victoria.

Last week and this week have been a real calm before the storm because at the very end of this weeks’ chapters, the scene is set for action!

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September 10, 2017

No sewing this week. Nope. Instead, I took the time to do some maintenance work on my trusty sewing machines. I gotta take care of your tools. Mostly, I was getting rid of the dust bunnies and oiling the moving parts … EXCITING.

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September 5, 2017

A quick recap of last week:

Our hero, Raul, had to go see pop-pop in his office and of course they got into another argument. Raul tells dad that he’s leaving town, heading back to his real momma’s home country to regain his rightful throne.

But, before he leaves, he goes to a ball cause he wants to see our leading lady, Victoria. Where does he find her? In the dark, angry and vulnerable after having had some creep guy try to get with her. What does our hero do? Take advantage of the situation of course. He picks her up out of anger (from his earlier meeting with papa) holding her over the balcony and then starts making out with her!

Victoria has really conflicting emotions because she hates him but it’s also super hot.

Now … onto this weeks action.

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September 4, 2017

Last week I finally made my first decent t-shirt. This week I wanted to perfect the minor mistakes I made in last weeks effort but instead, I just made different mistakes and learned more lessons.

This is all good though.

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September 1, 2017

Last weekend I made a pretty decent t-shirt out of 3 older tees. There was however some minor details that needed improving. The shirt had a slight case of wizard sleeves, I made it way too long and the grain of the fabric was running the wrong direction.

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August 29, 2017

In the first three chapters we got to know the main character, the prince Saber now called Raul, his meanie of a father and king, Viscount Grimsborough and at the very end we met his love interest Victoria, a commoner who is real blonde hottie and doesn’t really care for him … surprise, surprise.

Turns out his dad had him with a woman from a land from far away, making him a bastard child (gasp). His father of course beats the crap out of him, helping to build a healthy hatred for dad and setting up for what can only be some awesome warfare down the road.

Raul goes off to school and comes back 10 years later a man. He meets Victoria and the 3rd chapter ends with him having to go to talk to pops, who, once again is writing a letter. When he isn’t beating his family, he’s writing letters.

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August 27, 2017

I made a sample T-Shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t even fit over my head! Then I made a second one that was decent. This third shirt turned out well! I even designed this tee to uniquely fit only my body.

This is an upcycled shirt. I made the pattern our of old flyers and the fabric is made from a combination of 3 different shirts.

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