October 18, 2017

This week starts off innocent enough … life in the castle. Our heroine, Victoria, now in charge of teaching etiquette, is struggling to get the respect and attention of her fellow castle mates. Then, one night, our hero Raul comes home drunk as a skunk and boy do things go from 0 – 100 REAL

October 16, 2017

My sister got getting married. Married to a Nigerian man and his mom really wanted to have a traditional ceremony. My brother-in-law is her last child and she wanted to make the most of it so we all decided to get on board.

Part of getting on board was wearing the traditional outfits. I was provided with mine and it was too large so I decided to tailor it down. I probably shouldn’t have done that … details in the video.

October 11, 2017

Folks, we got what we wanted … finally! We got some action this week! That’s right, some steamy, hot action between our hero Raul and our heroine Victoria.

This week’s reading begins with the entire castle of people having dinner together. They’re drinking, talking revolution and Victoria begins to let loose a little. By the end of dinner, she’s tired and so Mr Suave takes her up to their chambers. Did I mention that he decided they were gonna be sleeping in the same room?! … hmmm.

Fast forward and they’re making out again, just like 3 years ago when they first met. That took a while, jeez! However, this time it is gentle and caring. Gushy, romantic type smooching.

Seems our cold, prudish spinster is warming up to our prince. Wait, this is Stockholm Syndrom. ummm …


October 7, 2017

Last week I went back to the building blocks, did my homework like a good school boy on a school night and drafted an optimal bodice. This video I crafted that pattern into a wearable garment.

White tees are timeless and perfect for testing form. Plus, I scored this 1 – 1/4 yard of untouched soft-to-the-touch jersey from my local thrift shop. Score.

October 3, 2017

Last week, our hunky Prince offered Victoria a “job” as his mistress but our spinster of course was very quick to deny the opportunity. They settled with having her educate his kinfolk.

Daily life in the castle is now Victoria’s existence. Escaping is futile so in her true rebellious self, she’s taken to redecorating the bedroom to her desire. Low key, Raul kinda digs it though.

Raul and Victoria get into another heated argument and that anger once more turns into passion. Our main man makes a move on our beloved prude and surprise, surprise, she is quick to rebuke him. Girl, you are giving even us readers blue balls. Geez.

There is also some general plot development .. blah blah blah.

September 30, 2017

I’ve tried making a polo two times now, messed up something on both, so third times a charm right?

I didn’t actually end up making a polo shirt but I did learn a lot about how to make a pattern and, well, about myself.

September 26, 2017

Finally some action this week now that our heroine has been “Taken by the Prince.” Things heat up a bit. It’s a bit of a tease though, there is not nearly as much action as I would have hoped for.

Also, the baddies have a hanging just for the fun of it you. You know … as one does for a fun evening jolly. It certainly does a good job of getting us readers to hate the villains so I guess it serves a purpose.

Have a listen though. Any action is better than no action.

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

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.


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