While we are all waiting for the new illustrated HP (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), I got the British edition of Fantastic Beasts illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Olivia’s graphic style is very different from Jim Kay, but I think that can be attributed to the merits of the book. The edition turned out very atmospheric and even vintage. I really love it! And of course, I made the bookmark for it!
This time I chose the image of a small cute dragon:
Not sure that it can be classified. Newt Scamander would have accurately determined that guy, but for me it will quite come for the Antipodean Opaleye or even the Swedish Short-Snout.
It seems that the book now has a special Ravenclaw mood, but I don’t mind at all.
It is no secret that now is the best time for bunnies. There are many cute bunny shaped Easter treats in the stores. These days I often meet some wild rabbits on the trail near my home. There are bunnies in trend books and movies. Therefore it’s not surprising that I chose the bunny when I started sewing a toy for the newborn son of my friend.
This little polka dot guy is now going to baby boy Theo, and you can use the pattern to make the same one:
Something new among the ideas for newborn babies gifts. I recently made this little bear for a sweet baby boy Andrew and plan to sew another one for another little guy soon. But for now I’m just leaving the pattern here.
Recently I received my copy of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as always I’m thrilled with the beauty of Jim Kay’s work. This is my favorite book from the whole HP series and to have it in such a glorious format is a real magical happiness. I like a different vision of the characters by the artist, his attention to detail and stunning ingenuity.
And of course, I made a new thematic bookmark! I thought for a long time on what to stop. Or not, actually, I chose between a ginger cat and a black dog. I really-really like Hermione’s Crookshanks! 🙂 But eventually, I stopped at the Animagus form of Sirius Black. This guy is one of my favorite characters, and the Grim-like dog is a very symbolic for the Book 3 in general.
It is best to use felt to make a bookmark and ‘for Geminio’ you can use the following pattern:
That’s what I got as a result
And as always, let’s look inside the book!
The title of Style Icon undoubtedly goes to Professor Trelawney!
Yeah, it is an excellent illustrated edition like all the previous ones!
The other bookmarks you can find here and here. And here is a great recipe for yummy pumpkin juice!
Recently I had a small vacation in Spokane. In a nice cozy restaurant, I ordered a wheat risotto and it was so insanely delicious that I decided to cook some at home.
This recipe is a kind of experiment. Must admit, it’s a pretty successful experiment, so I can safely advise to try it. Do not add some ingredients at the end of cooking and your wheat risotto will be a vegan-friendly meal. 🙂
1 сup wheat grain
1-2 chopped onions
5-6 Champignon mushrooms
ﬁnely chopped rosemary (fresh or dried)
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup white wine
salt, black pepper
1/2 cup butter (optional)
1 cup fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (optional)
Place 1 сup wheat grain in a large heavy saucepan. Add 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse.
Dear friends! I know you haven’t heard from me for a long time, but now I am excited to announce something absolutely special. Four of my books for toddlers, created in a wonderful collaboration with Chimalecha Books publishing house, are now available on Amazon.
You can purchase any of them in paperback format or choose the Kindle Edition option with a great price (and even for free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member).