I've been MIA lately and I do apologize. The holidays, homeschool, life and Holiday craft shows have been taking their toll and using up almost every last ounce of free time I have these days. Not to mention the fact that we've already started taking turns passing colds around in the Phantom Moon Villetta. Oy vey! Things are finally slowing down again and before they race to warp speed again, I thought I'd quickly check in.
I have a lot of new collections and items that I'll be adding to my online shop that I can't wait to share in the next couple of days. Many of these have made their debut in the Holiday craft shows I've attended and I'm so glad with the enthusiasm they've been met with! It's so awesome to create something that people get excited for, ya know? Most of my creating has been during the wee hours of the night and if you know me, you know that sleep is my number one enemy. If I'm too still in one place that is quiet, warm and comfortable, chances are I'll fall asleep. So to keep me from face planting into the tabletop during my late night sewing sessions, I usually employ my secret weapon .... Netflix! I've caught up on movies, tv shows and countless documentaries to last me a lifetime. Then again, I mostly heard them rather than actually watched them but they, it's better than nothing right? So here's a breakdown if you're interested:
Movies I'd completely recommend:
Brave: I went into this thinking I wouldn't like the film, that the daughter would be a total brat and I'd never watch this with my own daughter. Though I still think I won't watch this with my daughter, it's not a matter of never but a matter of when ... it's a great movie but for her age (5), I think she's a wee bit young to get the Mother / Daughter story that is as beautiful as the film itself. Of course I cried in the end (who doesn't with these movies?) and when my baby is older, I plan on watching this with her and crossing my finger she gets the struggle and why her Mother is so hard on her ... a Mom can dream, right?
Movies that were a bit ... meh:
Prometheus - I went into this not knowing it was essentially the prequel to the Alien franchise. So throughout almost the whole movie I kept thinking, "seriously? This is so like Aliens! Do these people think this knockofff is something people will buy?". And the ending got here and it clicked and I realized what I fool I'd been. But hey, Michael Fassenbender was in it and he's total eye candy which was okay.
The Darkest Hour
Movies that sucked big time:
American Reunion - the really should have stopped at American Pie ...
So that's my list, folks. And yes, I've made some iffy decisions but variety is the spice of life, right? Ah well, my queue is now filled with Christmas movies so that should be interesting ...