Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Richard Armitage!!!

I am so privileged to have my birthday almost within a week of this amazing actor, so today I would like to wish Richard Armitage a most splendid birthday by doing a post in his honor.

    I like Richard's personality.  He is a quiet man.  He isn't proud or arrogant about his great success in acting, nor is he boastful of all the attention he gets from us fans.  He is extremely appreciative of all our support and responds to our letters and presents as often as he can.

    But mostly, I love his acting ability.  From all the movies and series I have watched him in, he never fails to impress me with his amazing talent of fitting right into the character he is portraying.  Allow me to show you my top three favorite roles he has played.

Number 1 - Mr. Thornton 

This is probably the first role most of us have seen him play, I know it was mine.  I have to admit, before watching North and South I had no idea who Richard Armitage was, and I even thought *wince* he was not that attractive on the North and South dvd cover art.   

Hah, that changed quickly.

*queue the North and South theme*

 I was literally in tears for Richard at the first proposal!

Here is one of my favorite parts from the movie...

 I love when he says "So you're going."  It's like WELL DUH SHE'S GOING.  SO STOP HER AND MARRY HER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

 But I love the train scene, so I'm glad he didn't. :)

Okay, on to my number 2 favorite role of Richard Armitage...

Number Two - Thorin Oakenshield

I just, I just...... I can't explain.  It's a tough choice between Mr. Thornton and Thorin (am I the only one who noticed the similarity between these two names? :) as to which was number 1.  But I would say Thorin is the close second. 

Gotta admit it was weird seeing him as a dwarf, since in real life he's 6' 2". 

This scene was just.... so much win.   Oh and so much tears at the same time. :'(

You may be cool, but you'll never be Thorin-wielding-Orcrist-and-an-oaken-shield cool. (if you're a Hobbit fan you get me :)

Ok, and can we just take a minute to appreciate the awesomeness of

So, Richard, if you are reading this (which you probably aren't), just let me say you were amazing in this movie.  I can't wait for the Desolation of Smaug in December so I can see more of your epic majesticness.

Speaking of majesticness, I am absolutely thrilled with the majestic hashtags of Thorin trending right now.

Alright, so last but not least.....

Number 3 - Sir Guy of Gisborne

 When I first heard about BBC's Robin Hood I didn't have much interest since I'm not into Robin Hood that much and it was like three seasons long so.... 

 Yeah, and then this happened...

Yes, well once I found out he was in it, I was hooked.

 He had a great personality in this series.

And then we have the issue of Marian. *ehem*  I was ready to throw her into a lake the way she was treating poor Guy like a big two faced traitor with no heart for his feelings. 

I mean, come on Marian.

Here's one of my favorite scenes:

He was so brave and loyal! :')

Well, I believe that's enough for today.  This post is already wayyyyy too long.  So, happy birthday Richard.  I know that you probably won't see this post, but all the same I hope you continue to make amazing movies so we can see more of you as time passes.

Your birthday month buddy,

(But really, can you imagine if Richard actually SAW this blog post?  He'd probably be like:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Vera Bradley Knock-Off

The fall is fast approaching, which means choir season will be starting again.  The past three years have taken a toll on my old Vera Bradley choir bag (which happens to be almost older than I am, since it was mom's before she granted it to me).  When I was looking through my music books last week I laid eyes on that worn out sack and decided it was high time to get my hands on something a bit less shabby and a bit more chic. 

So, after a closer look at the old thing, and since Vera Bradleys are way out of my price range, I decided to give it a go with some clearance fabric, some batting, and a little strategy.  Here was my result -

 I probably could have quilted the top panel as well, but hey, it works.  I am very happy with it.  It took me a good three days to put together, with all that machine quilting, but I love it.  The fabric and batting was a total of $8 at Walmart, which is nothing compared to the $50 + that they go for these days.  I am seriously considering doing a tutorial on this one.... would y'all like that?  Let me know and maybe I'll do one...

God bless,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shop | Emma and Mr. Knightley

I just love Emma 2009, don't you?  Knightley, though not my favorite Austen hero, is probably close up in the running.  And there is something special about BBC's 2009 adaptation of the Austen classic that I have always enjoyed.  So, I made this little portrait of Knightley and Emma, with his famous line at the bottom "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."

I designed the pattern off of a popular photograph of the two. 

This little piece of embroidery hoop art is available here in the shop!  Look for more coming soon! :)

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