Betrayed

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Betrayed is a very old film that has maintained its ability to bring fear to its viewers.  It’s a love story, a story about hate, and a story about true evil.  10 out of 10 stars.  This should be required … Continued

American Fable

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American Fable is a 2016 American gothic fairytale.  It takes place in the heartland of America, the Midwest.  5 out of 10 stars.  I was underwhelmed. Eleven year old Gitty spends her days walking the cornfields of her Midwestern farm … Continued

Lavender

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Lavender is a ghost story and a thriller.  It’s scary, so watch it with others in the room.  10 out of 10 stars. Ignore the negative reviews across the internet for this film.  I’m not sure why it was picked … Continued

Grow, Cook, Eat by Willi Galloway

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Grow, Cook, Eat is about growing your own food, a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Maybe I’ve watched too many zombie apocalypse movies or maybe I’m just a homesteader at heart, but I think the world … Continued

Black Field

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Black Field is a Canadian film, but it’s not half bad.  Bleak and dark, but it does have a happy ending. Two Scottish sisters, Maggie and Rose, live alone on an isolated Canada farm after their parents and brother die. … Continued

The Ticket

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James is a thirty-something blind man working at a real estate firm, trying to talk people into selling their homes under the guise that their property values are about to drop drastically. It’s the perfect job for a blind person … Continued

Creative Lettering Workshop by Lesley Riley

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Creative Lettering Workshop by Lesley Riley is an interesting look at designing mixed media art with quotes.  Not lettering.  Quotes.  The title is very misleading. 2 out of 10 stars.  This is really a mixed media art book, not a lettering … Continued

Playing with Transfer Images by Courtney Cerruti

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Playing with Transfer Images  by Courtney Cerruti is an interesting book with five methods of transferring images to other media. 4 out of 10 stars.  I liked the techniques described and they were described carefully, however I didn’t really like any … Continued

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

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Mollie Makes Feathered Friends is a collaboration of various needle craft projects all featuring birds of one type or another. 2 out of 10 stars.  There’s some ingenuity in here, but the crafting styles vary widely.  There’s a lot of … Continued

Sewing for All Seasons by Susan Beal

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Sewing for All Seasons by Susan Beal is a cute little sewing project book geared for Christmas. 4 out of 10 stars.  There are some cute projects in here, but it’s more for ideas than for actually teaching.  I liked … Continued

Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy

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Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy is another book of sewing projects.  If you haven’t had a chance to look through recent posts, Colleen has reviewed several holiday sewing books.  Now it’s my turn. 3 out of 10 stars.  A better title … Continued

Joy of Zentangle

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Joy of Zentangle is a well-rounded book on tangling and making zentangles. 8 out of 10 stars.  This is my favorite zentangle book out of the dozen that I’ve read.  The tangles given are attractive and easy to do without … Continued

The Beauty of Zentangle

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The Beauty of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard is a charming book of tangles and zentangles. 8 out of 10 stars.  I liked a lot about this book–the tangles, the zentangles, the borders, the projects.  I’ve posted my … Continued

The Art of Zentangle

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The Art of Zentangle is a collaboration of various zentangle drawings. 5 out of 10 stars.  Like the previous zentangle book I reviewed, this is an interesting collection of tangles and zentangles.  Nothing earth-shattering, but something worth reading if your … Continued

Wild Edible Mushrooms

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Wild Edible Mushrooms by Hope Miller is supposed to be a book on finding and harvesting wild mushrooms that are edible.  Unfortunately, only one-fourth of this small book is devoted to the actual mushrooms and the other three-fourths of the … Continued

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