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Veritas Janis - beginner sewing machine review

Charly C.
Veritas Janis - beginner sewing machine review
Veritas Janis - beginner sewing machine review

Hello all! In 2018 I discovered I liked sewing and DIY projects. Sadly, some of my projects would have looked much better if they were done with a sewing machine, such as the pocket on my home pants from this entry. Or I would have finished this pillow case much faster. I pushed a little, and mother decided she'd get me one for Christmas. I searched online for one I would like to own and I found this site selling many brands and models of sewing machines, and many of them were on sale, including the one I chose, made by German manufacturer Veritas, model Janis. This sewing machine looks a lot like...

Feel the Beat (2020) Netflix

Charly C.
Feel the Beat (2020) Netflix
Feel the Beat (2020) Netflix

Hello all! This site was getting dry at the time when this post was originally made public. Here comes the new movie from Netflix, Feel the Beat, to the rescue! It was per chance that i found this movie, and i'm glad i did. Also, if you want to allow your kids (if you have them) to watch a movie, i think this was marked as for those over the age of 7 or 8. Growing up (not coming of age) is one of the themes of this Feel the Beat movie. Let's spoil the show a bit, shall we? Sofia Carson plays April, a chorus dancer on Broadway. She wants to land a major role in a production for which she auditions....

Elsa Schiaparelli's Private Album

Charly C.
Elsa Schiaparelli's Private Album
Elsa Schiaparelli's Private Album

Hi all! Elsa Schiaparelli's Private Album is a "coffee table book." I don't really know what a "coffee table book" is, but i think this one counts as that. I don't have an actual coffee table and i don't have a proper bookshelf either. Most of my books are resting on the wide window sill. I have at least 2 windows I don't use because it's not practical, one in each room. I mentioned this book briefly on my blog, in the My Crafting Book Collection post. I learned about Elsa from the book in the lower-left corner in the picture above. I became intrigued by her creations because they were wild for...

Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)

Charly C.
Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)
Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)

Short films are sometimes under-rated: almost nobody pays attention to them, but sometimes they can surely pack a punch. "Toyland" (2015) This is a short film by Jochen Alexander Freydank, and is spoken in German. You can watch it at this Youtube link. There are English subtitbles, if you don't speak German. Spoilers ahead! Around the World War II, a Jewish boy, David, and a German boy, Friedrich, are friends and learn how to play the piano together. One day, Friedrich sees David's mother upset and asks his own why. She says that his friend's family will have to leave soon to "Toyland." Friedrich...

Art For Mindfulness - coloring book

Charly C.
Art For Mindfulness - coloring book
Art For Mindfulness - coloring book

Hi all!! Despite coloring being generally considered a children’s activity, more and more coloring books are printed these days and they target adults. These books are usually called “Art for Mindfulness” or “Mandalas for Mindfulness” and they’re a perfect way to relax at the end of a stressful day, especially for those who dislike watching TV and prefer a more rewarding activity instead. Opinions on the book I got one of these books too, as a Christmas present - I really wanted one. My motive was to have another way to explore my creativity and to express myself, other than writing or cooking....

Angels by Marian Keyes

Charly C.
Angels by Marian Keyes
Angels by Marian Keyes

Hello, world! Today is the day I post another book review. A recent book I read is called Angels and is written by Marian Keyes. ... And let me tell you from the start that this title couldn't be more misleading. Click-bait much? I'm so unhappy with this book, I don't even know what to start with. Spoilers ahead? Yeah.. spoilers. The story is told from Maggie's point of view, making her the main character. She and her husband Garv live in Ireland, and despite being married for some time now, she's not as happy as she's like to be. One evening she discovers by accident that Garv has an affair, and...

Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers

Charly C.
Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers
Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers

Hello world! Today i want to talk about one of the silliest horror movies I could possibly watch. One of Anna's friends found it on Netflix. The movie s called Aaviri and this seems to mean Steam in Telugu. You can read more about it on its Wikipedia page. I hope you can remember i like watching movies in other languages than English, so this one looked promising. From the title of this entry, you already know this movie dates back to 2019. The image below is the theatrical release poster. Unfortunately, I can't speak too much about the movie without spoiling it. Therefore, there are spoilers right...

Farmec's anti-aging cream

Charly C.
Farmec's anti-aging cream
Farmec's anti-aging cream

Last week [sometime in 2018, read more here] I bought an anti-aging cream. I already used one before, but I don't recall talking about it. Lire cette entrée en français, ici! Farmec is a well known Romanian company, and most of its products are used for beauty, however, there are some that are used for cleaning as well. From Wikipedia: Farmec means 'spell', 'charm', or 'grace' in Romanian. The company was founded at the end of the 19th century, and it's currently the largest manufacturer of cosmetics in Romania. I personally believe there is no one citizen in Romania who didn't use at least once...

Genji Monogatari (1987) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
Genji Monogatari  (1987) - review, spoilers
Genji Monogatari (1987) - review, spoilers

Hi all! LIRE EN FRANCAIS! If you never heard of Genji Monogatari you're in for a rather long read... Not here, but in your own research. I will lend you a helping hand though, as I will talk about it a little bit, before discussing its 1987 anime adaptation. The Original Story of Genji Genji Monogatari is known in English as The Tale of Genji , and this is a classic piece of Japanese literature. Its author is Murasaki Shikibu who lived in the 11th century and she was a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting . piece from the earliest hand written Genji Monogatari scroll Above you can see a piece of text...

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