December 13, 2017

Reading Harlequin Romance: Taken by the Prince, Chapters 49 – 50

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It’s all over this week! We reach the conclusion of our novel and there is only one piece of business that needs to be taken care of: our hero Raul, now King Saber, needs to get Victoria back. She left because he didn’t profess his love to her. What an idiot! Serves him for being the broodish unavailable type.

Of course, our hero does find her and seriously professes his love in a grand gesture, but do they go to bone town once more for good ol’ sake? Victoria is certainly thinking it. You’ll have to have a listen to find out.

December 11, 2017

I’ve been sewing pants for the last three weeks and needed to change it up, so I made a top this week. I made a polo kind of shirt with a basic band collar. I’m not sure what you call this model of shirt, but … yeah.

As per usual, I messed up and made a bunch of mistakes along the way. What better way to learn, right? Also, it’s entertaining, so there is that.

December 6, 2017

Reading Harlequin Romance: Taken by the Prince, Chapters 46 – 48

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The revolution is here. The revolution is here! It’s bloody! There are plenty of guts opened up and countless warriors die on both sides … not!

It’s actually very quick and dealt with within 2 chapters. I won’t ruin it for you but it’s a bit of a letdown. Sure, there is some fighting but then bam, our prince is a king. So much for a revolution.

There is a real turn of events though. A character from the past shows up and creates a divide betwixt our two lovers. Geez! So maybe the real revolution is finally securing the love of Victoria?

Anyways, without giving away too much, enjoy this week’s reading and commentary.

December 4, 2017

Today was my third attempt at sewing pants and just like the saying goes, third times a charm … psych!

It went terribly! I’d had purchased the cheapest fabric I could find at my local thrift store and it made the going tough. The fabric bunched up, tore and generally was difficult to work with. Seems there is always another lesson to learn.

On the bright side though, I did finally get a decent pattern that I like the fit of, so there is that.


November 29, 2017

Reading Harlequin Romance: Taken by the Prince, Chapters 43 – 45

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I didn’t see this week’s action coming. The men and women are in the fields practising their skills, prepping for the revolution while a few of them stay back in the castle cleaning up, Victoria being on of the later. Then, plot twist! While they are up in the attic, they find a big ol’ chest of coins. Whose could they be?

A traitor! A turncoat! I won’t spoil it but it’s someone close to the family. (Gasp)

This family member sold them out of course and hence, the coins. This basically means it’s wartime … now! Revolution is upon us. Well, it is upon us next week but, revolution is upon us!

November 27, 2017

Last week I sewed my first pair of pants. They were much too big in the hips, but, I did make them from scratch and they were a good start. I took what I learned and tried again and not only that, this time around I also put in a proper flyer/zipper.

I was able to improve a lot of the mistakes I made in the first pair so thumbs up to me but then made a whole series of new mistakes this time around. Enjoy.

November 22, 2017

Reading Harlequin Romance: Taken by the Prince, Chapters 40 – 42

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Anything good in life seems to be worth waiting for and we’re being rewarded because we have mostly sexy times in this week’s readings. After the weird giving back / kinda wedding ceremony from last week, we start this episode with the final tradition where the guy (Raul) chases down the girl (Victoria) through the woods. Of course, when he gets her, they get down to it up against a large boulder. Boom.

Then they head off further into the forest and they climb a tree ending up at a platform Raul and his cousin Danel built as children and they make a night of it. More sexy time ensues. Yes! Here’s the thing, they are sleeping on a bed of pine needles which I imagine would suck and what about mosquitoes? Jus sayin’.

The whole gang heads back to the castle and guess who’s there waiting for them? The baddies. Sounds like the final screw for a revolution in the next few weeks!

November 20, 2017

It’s been nothing but shirts up until this point, so I decided to head south of the border. I decided to take on the challenge of sewing a pair of pantaloons. Just like my pants, I’m making this pattern from scratch and going this route, of course, makes for an interesting experiment.

November 15, 2017

Reading Harlequin Romance: Taken by the Prince, Chapters 37 – 39

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This week we still find ourselves in the camp of Danel, Raul’s cousin. Turns out he’s a real dog and he’s been banging a bunch of women. Not surprised though … he is the leader of his tribe.

Also, turns out because Danel “stole” Victoria she now belongs to him and they now have to have a “handing over” ceremony before Victoria and Raul peace out back home. To me it feels more like a wedding ceremony more than anything else … just saying.

A couple bottoms were smacked, but that’s about the extent of the action this week.


November 13, 2017

I’ve made a few t-shirts now so by internet standards, I am professional! But not only is this a REAL how-to tutorial, the video is jam-packed with tips and tricks.