Debra Valencia, pattern artist and author of the book Embroidered Lettering: Techniques and Alphabets for Creating 25 Expressive Projects, says, "One reason hand stitching lettering and inspirational phrases have become so popular is because it helps soothe people in today's high-stress environment." This book has unique embroidery lettering projects that feature heartfelt sentiments and witty statements. I replicated a design from this book for a cushion cover.
Monday, July 8, 2019
|Nolen Dubuc (centre) as Billy Elliot with members of the company in Billy Elliot the Musical. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Property of the Stratford Festival posted with permission from Stratford Festival|
Sunday, July 7, 2019
The Science Book is DK's Big Ideas newest title which has artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts. The book helps to make concepts such as genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming understandable. There are mini-biographies of the most well-known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms.
Monday, June 24, 2019
We visited the Museum of Illusions for the first time last winter, and enjoyed our recent visit as well. It is fun for everyone in the family to enter the world of illusions and think critically and logically about what our eyes are seeing which our minds will have trouble believing.
We loved watching Toy Story 4! Watching it on 4DX was extra thrilling and totally recommend this movie on 4DX. Everyone in the family will enjoy the amazing experience of the 4DX perfectly in sync with the humour, action, adventure and the creepy scenes of the movie. There was a lot of fabulous motion and action throughout the movie, never a dull moment.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Going to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake would make a memorable weekend getaway or a day trip. Every year there is a show that is perfect for families with young children and teenagers. This year it is The Horse and His Boy based on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Last year, we watched the Magician's Nephew also based on the children's fantasy novel Narnia. My children have read the novels and watched a few of the movies, they were excited to see how the story would be acted on stage.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Over the past few years, we have updated our garden to encourage pollinators such as bees and butterflies to visit by choosing plants and flowers that attract them. We also made structures where they can build their homes, and created water features like bird baths. We also have a pond area which the birds love coming to take a bath and to quench their thirst or to sit by the rocks and sun bathe.
We watched Warner Bros' "Detective Pikachu" on ScreenX at Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Toronto, Ontario Canada. It is also playing at several locations in the USA. ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection theatre technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually immersive theatre experience of CJ 4DPLEX.
Monday, May 20, 2019
There's Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is a fun book to read about being happy about yourself and falling in love; it was like watching a movie. I like how the main character Sweetie stands up for herself without letting other people's perception of her body image take charge of how she felt about herself. Even when her mother was being over protective thinking being "fat" is a bad thing, Sweetie proved that she was healthy, happy, and was a good person. This book will be enjoyed by teens and adults.