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The Bow Tie Project Week Twelve

This is the first bow tie I made that wasn’t typical cotton fabric. It had just the smallest amount of stretch which was a learning process for me. I think it turned out well and I love the colors.

It is funny how much quicker it is for me to make a bow tie now. The hardest part is the cutting, because I have to make sure that the fabric lines up nice on the pattern. I don’t want crooked stripes.

How can you help?

Do you also love bow ties? No one needs 52 bow ties, so I was thinking I could share the making of them with others. If you want a bow tie, you just need to buy the fabric, pay for shipping, and I will add you to the list. Shoot me an email so we can set it up. I will need to know what size your neck is.

Since I also want to gain some bow ties from this experience I will be only opening up twenty-six of the fifty-two ties for people. So get in now or miss out. Fill out the form

Wish me luck and check back every week for the newest bowtie.

Don’t forget that you can support my writing efforts on Patreon

Emerge

Emerge

Synopsis

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia’s entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?

Review

Twilight with fins!!!

Not really, but when I first started reading Emerge that is what kept coming to mind. This is a YA paranormal romance that takes a ‘creature’ that has been left alone by the YA crowd and brings it front and center.

Tobie Easton commits to the mermaid thing hard. There are fish\ocean puns abound and this was a light and fun read. Sometimes I felt that the villain’s motivation wasn’t that great, and I found it hard to have sympathy for Lia since she had everything, except the boy she wanted. There wasn’t a lot of things that didn’t go her way in the rest of her life.

At the end of the book I felt like things wrapped up a little too nicely. This is the first book in the series, and I am not sure that I feel there is more I want to read about. But, knowing me, I will probably read book two when it comes out.

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Week Twelve

Week 12 - Dylan looking insane at the end of a panoramic of Wellington NZ

This was an exciting week. Or so it seems.

I went to the doctor. Not because I was sick, but for a check up. That was actually just today. It was awesome because it was free!! Thanks insurance. Sure hope nothing is happening with insurance because it would suck if someone was fucking with it.

I have an official diagnosis for ADHD now. Which was surprising to no-one who has spent anytime with me. I have been given adderall to try and see how it helps with my symptoms. SO… if I seem less scattered maybe that is a good thing. Hopefully it doesn’t bring out an underlying psychosis. Fingers crossed.

Also, we have been watching Buffy, and if you haven’t stop reading now. We just got to the episode where Buffy’s mom dies. AND WHAT THE FUCK!! I am not prepared to deal with this kind of shit. I don’t want to cry into my hot dog and french fries but I will.

I do not know if I am emotionally equipped for this right now, but luckily we are also watching Angel and he will most likely get to punch people.

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The Bow Tie Project Week Eleven

This is my absolute favorite bow tie. The fabric is amazing and there are multiple options to wear it. If you tie it one way it is pink, another way it is blue and yellow. Makes it the most versatile tie I have made.

I have also made a few adjustments to my pattern to make them less sloppy when tied. I have also been focussing on making the look as crisp and sharp as possible.

How can you help?

Do you also love bow ties? No one needs 52 bow ties, so I was thinking I could share the making of them with others. If you want a bow tie, you just need to buy the fabric, pay for shipping, and I will add you to the list. Shoot me an email so we can set it up. I will need to know what size your neck is.

Since I also want to gain some bow ties from this experience I will be only opening up twenty-six of the fifty-two ties for people. So get in now or miss out. Fill out the form

Wish me luck and check back every week for the newest bowtie.

Don’t forget that you can support my writing efforts on Patreon