April 17, 2014

Book Blast - Sticks N' Stones and the Garden of Phea by Angela Burkhead

About the Book

Sticks n Stones and the Garden of Phea by Angela Burkhead

Title: Sticks n' Stones and the Garden of Phea 
Author: Angela Burkhead 
Publication Date: February 6, 2014 
Publisher: Maple Hill Publishing 
Pages: 152 
Recommended Ages: 9+ 
Summary: Rather than spending one more day amongst the humiliating remarks to the amusement of her fellow peers, Emily Fickeltin runs away. Or, rather, walks away. Emily is misunderstood and disliked but what seems to be every other child her age and on top of it all, she is overweight. Perfectly pleasantly plump, her mother calls her, but Emily feels far from perfect. Her attempt to escape her pain leads her to discover a hidden place with new hope for friends and acceptance. Stumbling into Phea's garden, an eccentric woman skilled in the arts of gardening and imagination, Emily finds she is not alone in her troubles. Phea and her friend rabbit have a past of their own they wish to run from and together the three battle their innermost demons as their world crumbles around them. Will they ever discover peace and acceptance? These lost and disheartened souls must find who they are before they are all lost forever.




About the Author: Angela Burkhead

Angela Burkhead 
  Angela Burkhead is a full time writer and a full time mom. Of the two jobs, she cannot decide which is more difficult and time consuming, but both bring the joys of fulfillment and accomplishment. She and her son currently reside in Richmond, Ky, just north of Kentucky's arts and crafts capital, Berea, Ky, where she was born and raised. Her newest book, Sticks n' Stones and the Garden of Phea, an upper middle grade/young adult fantasy novel, was published February of 2014.

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April 16, 2014

Tutorial - DIY Washi Tape Easter Egg Tags

It has been a long time between Washi Posts, but it is Wednesday before Easter and why not share a little Washi Tutorial you can do with the kids 


1 x Sheet A4 White Paper
2 x Different designs of Washi Tape
Hole Punch


1. Cut 1 x piece of Washi Tape measuring 5cm and place near one of the edges of your paper - this will be your middle piece so make sure it is down the piece of paper enough that you can place some tape above it.
2. Cut 2 x pieces of your alternative Washi Tape measuring 5cm and line up one piece of tape for the bottom and top of the Washi Tape your placed down previously 
3. Repeat step 2 two more times using alternative patterns of your Washi tape (you will end up with 7 rows of Washi Tape)
4. Cut out around your Washi Tape rectangle 
5. Place your Washi Rectangle face down on the table and draw an egg shape on the back
6. Cut out and punch a hole in the top to be able to attach to your Easter Gifts 

You can also use these eggs to make your own Easter Card - simply glue your finished eggs to some white stock card with a personalised message

April 15, 2014

Tutorial - DIY Rabbit Jar

Looking for a creative way to display or gift some Easter Eggs this weekend? 

Today I am sharing a DIY Rabbit Jar which can be a great way to get kids involved whilst on school holidays 


1 x Glass Jar
1 x Sheet of White Paper
1 x Sheet of Light Pink Paper
Washi Tape
Glue Scissors


1. Draw two Ovals slightly pointy at the top with no base measuring 5cm tall on your white sheet of paper (you can draw your rabbits ears anyway and fix up when it comes time to cut out your ears) 
2. Draw two Ovals slightly pointy at the top with no base measuring 4cm tall on your pink sheet of paper (if you do not have pink paper your could draw this triangle in your previous triangle and colour in with pink crayons or coloured pencils)
3. Carefully cut out your ovals ready to place together
4. Glue your pink ears in the centre of each white ear to make your rabbits ears 
5. Carefully cut a slight curve to the bottom of your rabbits ears and cut a curve at the top to create 

6. Take your ears and place face forward onto the rim of the jar, secure with Washi Tape
7. Your jar is now ready to fill with treats for Easter

April 14, 2014

DVD Review and Giveaway - American Hustle

American Hustle is an award winning, fantastic cast and an amazing movie with some big 70s hair thrown in 

A Star Studded line up of Actresses and Actors create a spell binding movie which everyone will enjoy.  Irving (Played by Christian Bale) is a con artist with one of the best comb-overs in movie history he is married to Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence),  Irving partners with Richie (Played by Bradley Cooper) and Sydney (Amy Adams) to deliver an amazing movie

I loved this movie, it has all my favourite actors in it especially Jennifer Lawrence who is simply amazing as Rosalyn

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment I have 1 x copy of American Hustle to Giveaway

American Hustle is released Wednesday 16th April Rated M

To win a copy of American Hustle Simply fill in the details below and tell me which star are excited to see in American Hustle?

Please note this Giveaway is open to Australian Residences only

I received 1 x copy of American Hustle to watch and review from Roadshow Entertainment 

April 13, 2014

May Book Club - The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

May Book Club is The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

I chose this book after seeing a repeat for ABC's The Book Club and it is a very different book than we have read previously 

Feel free to comment on this post if you would like to join the private facebook group as it is now a secret group

If you have any questions during the month please feel free to send me an email at sweetlittlepretties@gmail.com

June's  Book Club Book will be released Monday 12th May 2014

Look forward to discussing!!!!

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