Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How is YOUR day going?

My day started off weird. My husband asked me how I slept, and I told him I died in my dream.... isn't that a really bad thing? I went to sleep with happy thoughts about the fabric I purchased yesterday. Not that I need more new fabric, but it was Amy Butler Charm and Flea Market Fancy Blue Posies, so I just had to have it!! I don't know how I went from thinking about fabric to having a violent dream. I just know that I was in an unfamiliar building, it was dark, some kind of robbery was occurring - I don't know if I was involved in the crime or not - but I suddenly found myself on my back. When I looked up, someone was standing over me, and I remember closing my eyes and thinking "This isn't good." I opened my eyes and I think they shot me!! I don't know how to describe it, but it was like a darkness started in my chest, my vision starting swimming and then everything slowly went black, and I just knew that I was dead. Why couldn't I have dreamed about puppies and kitties and white fluffy clouds....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Break Sale!!!

The kids and I are officially on Spring Break!!
For a limited time receive $5.00 off purchases over $30.00.
Receive $10.00 off purchases over $50.00.

This also means I will me making and listing new items during the next week or so.
Hopefully LOTS of new stuff!!

Don't forget the some of THESE are still available.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SPOILER ALERT - My Thoughts On Remember Me

SPOILER ALERT!! I can't wait any longer to post my thoughts on Remember Me, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, STOP READING!!

I've read so many reviews since yesterday, and I can't believe there are that many idiots who get paid to review movies. The main problem seems to be the ending. Some people actually believe that Summit or someone else changed the ending to 9-11 to get more of a response from the audience. I'm not high on Summit right now (if you don't know why, then you haven't been reading my blog) but I do know they didn't change the ending to exploit 9-11 and elicit a more emotional ending. If I am remembering all of the stories from the past year or so, wasn't this ending in the original screenplay?

Ugh. Reviewers always piss me off when they have no clue what they are talking about. I see a lot of comparisons to 'Love Story', which I am conflicted about, mostly because with 'Remember Me' we weren't ALL prepared for a love story with death as the ending. And the death is not the important message in 'Remember Me'. It's that you never know what's going to happen, and that you need to live life to the fullest. If you feel something, say it. If you want something in life, go for it. "Live in the Moments"

I am so tired of people always comparing Robert's characters to 'Edward'. It seems these reviewers brought their preconceived notions and their 'Twilight' hate into this movie. I saw no resemblance to 'Edward' at all. 'Tyler' was very emotional, it was not just stares and angst, and I hope I never again hear someone compare Robert's performance to James Dean.

And anyone who has a problem with Robert's hair needs to get over it already.

I am rambling, but I am aggravated and trying to get all of my thoughts unscrambled and into coherent sentences. Below you will find my 'original' review that I wrote immediately after seeing 'Remember Me.'


My husband and I went to see "Remember Me" on Saturday, March 11, 2010. Sadly, there were only 12 people in the theatre. I thought there would be more than that!!

I think Robert did an terrific job portraying Tyler. The character of Tyler feels real - more real than Edward does. There are a variety of emotions displayed and Robert gives an excellent performance. I can't wait to see his future films.

I loved his roommate, Aiden. Yes, he was shallow, but a lot of young 20-somethings are the same way. He really did care about the people in his life. I love the shot of him in the classroom at the end of the movie. I want my own 'Tyler' tattoo!!!

I was prepared to not like Ally, but I found myself liking her, and rooting for her and Tyler. She seemed a little sheltered at the beginning of the movie, which made her moving out of her father's house a little out of character.

Tyler's little sister was terrific. Robert did a great job being all big-brotherly. They are 10 years apart, so they actually have affection between them instead of the usual fighting between siblings that are closer in age.

I am assuming Tyler's dad become so cold and seemingly uncaring as a way to distance himself and protect himself from more hurt. In his eyes, 'taking care' of Tyler and his little sister means nothing more than making sure they are 'provided for'. But he doesn't give them his time or attention, which is what Tyler resents so much. I loved the second time his dad bailed him out of jail. It seemed his dad was starting to loosen up a bit, and Tyler got a little glimmer of hope in reconnecting with his dad. And then when Tyler sees the photos on his dad's computer it makes him realize that his dad really does care.

Ally's dad is a character that really gets little development. I am assuming they meant for him to be overprotective and overbearing. But he really came off as controlling and abusive. I understand how he could worry about Ally not coming home when she was supposed to, he probably thought something bad had happened to her (like what happened to his wife). But his overreactions really made him look like an ass.

As with most movies, one can always find flaws - continuity errors, editing problems, scenes that seem out of place, actions that are out of character. I choose not to dwell on the small things with 'Remember Me', but instead focus on the overall effect and feel of the movie.

Right now, most critics and a lot of reviews are negative because of the movie's ending. I don't feel that it's the studio's fault for the ending. It was written that way. I don't feel it was a ploy to wring as many emotions as possible from the viewers. It wouldn't have had the same impact if he had died another way. (Then it would have just been another Nicholas Sparks movie, and I think everyone knows how much I HATE those!!!!!!)

Overall I really liked 'Remember Me.' I would recommend that everyone see it. I would actually love to see it again at the theatre, but I will probably end up waiting for it on DVD.

We Just Saw Remember Me...

The only thing my husband could say was "Holy shit."
I think may have mumbled "OMG" before I covered my mouth with my hand.

I mentioned before that I had stayed away from spoilers for 'Remember Me." I'm so glad I didn't know anything. This was a much anticipated movie for me, but I really didn't have any expectations going into it. My one real hope was that Robert Pattinson would prove that he really could act if given the right opportunity. I think he did a very credible portrayal of Tyler. And he has a great range of emotions in this movie.

I don't want to reveal anything spoilerish for those of you who haven't seen the movie yet - Why haven't you seen it??? Go see it. NOW!! - so I won't go into details now. I'll save my in depth review for later so I don't ruin the movie for anyone.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Robert, Robert Everywhere...


My husband and I are going to see 'Remember Me' tomorrow. I hope it's as good as the trailers make it out to be. I've been careful to stay away from any types of spoilers, so I have no clue what the ending is. Hopefully it doesn't make me cry.

The first official 'Eclipse' trailer has been released. I can't squee too loudly, but... SQUEEEEEEEE!!

AND if that wasn't enough Robert for you, get your hot little hands on 'New Moon' on March 20. I don't plan on going to any of the midnight release parties. That seems a little juvenile for me.

I do plan on purchasing my copy at Target. I actually can't wait to watch it again. I know I totally blew on it when I saw it in the theatre, but I'm willing to give it another chance (or two).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday Night...

This is the reason I always get mad at American Idol: ALEX LAMBERT
What are people listening to? There are a few others that really SHOULD have went home tonight...

On a different note, I had this idea to combine poetry with a zippered pouch. This is what I came up with:

I love the movie 'Bright Star'. I have the soundtrack also and listen to it at least once a day, especially while sewing. I found John Keats' original manuscripts online and became inspired. I think this zippered pouch turned out really cuter than expected!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Morning...

I really do miss making these. They were so much fun to make. These are the ones that I had for sale before the buttheads came along and made me take them off Etsy. It's kinda funny that I had to stop selling them, but others didn't. There are many different items with Twilight related photos everywhere on Etsy. How do they determine who gets threatened with legal action?

So, these are all $9.00 each. $2.00 for shipping (up to 3 items). Let me know if you are interested in specific sizes, but most are 4" x 6".