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The Road: A Story of Life and Death [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marc Isaacs
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've lived in Kilburn and Cricklewood (the areas the film was mostly filmed in) for years and it was interesting to get to know more about the typical local characters you see everyday - the old Irish boys down the pub, the little Jewish grannies and all other kinds of immigrants, of which I'm one, too.

It does paint a very black picture of a vibrant area I'd much rather live in than neighbouring "posh" areas, which was confusing but also made you think about the things that go on behind closed doors where you can't see. Ironically, I first watched in the Tricycle cinema in Kilburn during a matinee, and after the depressing end, we were let out into the bright sunshine… Read more
Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Desig&hellip by Yoshiko Tsukiori
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No sizing issues at all., 9 April 2014
I'm fairly new to sewing and have made the shorts, two of the tunics and a shirt from the book - most just take an 2-3 hours to complete. The patterns are easy to follow, especially for beginners, as they aren't tailored.

I'm surprised to read that many think the patterns are too floaty or too small and not made for
Western women. I'm a very tall size 10 and have no issues in length and width. I even find the
bust measurements very generous!

I'm not a plus size but not sure why some people think that when you are a bigger size, you have to wear skin tight clothes... If you think something is too floaty, just go a size down (I have made a size 8 of many of the… Read more
New Crochet, The by Marion Madel
New Crochet, The by Marion Madel
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The book is beautiful any way you look at it - the projects, the styling and photography, the
clear descriptions. It actually lets you make things you would wear and use,
while other books often have beginners make a thousand scarves.
Unlike other beginner books, I like that Marion shows you the diagrams alongside
each step-by-step description, which is not only helpful while working on them, but also
helps you transition to more complex patterns, which are sometimes only shown in
these diagrams.

Please bear in mind that this is a French book translated into mostly American crochet
terms (this can be confusing, but can be done if you make… Read more

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