Last Friday I went to go see Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D. But whatever your stance is on how digital 3D enhances your movie viewing experience or not, Toy Story 3 is still FANTASTIC.
In Toy Story 3 - Andy, the once little boy with a big imagination, is now a college boy who has no time for his once beloved toys. His toys however, still remember him fondly but with the thought that Andy doesn't care anymore, they give up, hoping to gain a new life as they accidently get donated to Sunnyside - a daycare for children.
All seems idylic - the idea that all toys will always get played with for as long as there is a daycare. That is, except for Woody who still has full loyalty to being with Andy whether he needs him or not.
But when Woody learns that his plastic friends are in trouble, he sets out for a rescue mission, hoping to get back to Andy before he leaves home.
The film is one of the few where it outdoes the prequel Toy Story 2. It is definitely more emotional, more adventurous, and just much better. The backstory to the toy antagonists Lotso ("he smells like strawberries") and Big Baby (his right hand henchman) is fantastic by the way it makes you sympathetic towards their dark intentions, and the dark moment in the film with Woody and his friends is hard to take your eyes off.
It has great comedic moments too. Ken and Barbie's meeting, and Buzz's Spanish wooing over Jessie, and Mr Potato Head in general is full of laughs.
And the end of the film is so intensly emotional - its really hard not to cry. I went to see this film with my boyfriend and at this point of the film, I was squeezing all the life out of his hand. Its so bittersweet, and a perfect way to end the trilogy of Toy Story films (though leaving a little window open for a possiblity of a 4th which I think may overdo it). But it gives a great sense of closure, and you can see the way a lot of these toys have progressed and grown up, much like Andy. It definitely pulls at my heart strings, me being a 18 year old girl with many toys I've forgotten about and wish I could play with again.
This is definitely my FAVOURITE film for this year so far. I recommend seeing it so badly. Beats Avatar by far too. I just wished it didn't have to be anywhere near Twilight's film. They don't deserve to be in the same box office.
film stills and images courtsey of Pixar/Disney 2010
Not when it comes to baking.
(Seriously, there's a story I tell of me messing up instant hollandaise sauce. INSTANT.)
Which is why I was kinda proud of my non-baking homemade pink cheesecake I made today- made from biscuit crumbs, raspberry jelly, cream cheese, water and butter.
Honestly - it would have been hard to screw up this (but yet again, still possible...)
Pictures really don't do it justice in how it looks though. Its seriously like a highlighter pink colour thanks to the mixture of jelly and cream cheese.
And the top is quite "fluffy" and covered in bubbles - thanks to me overwhipping it a tiny bit...
But its still good.
And I reckon if it glows in the dark, I could market these tasty things.
currently: watching What Happens in Vegas on tv. Its not that bad a movie I must say.
Having uni break is fantastic :D Except for getting sick, which happened last week which was a pain, after I went to watch the Friday Night Stage Challenge Performance (which I have to say was amazing to watch, congrats to the school performing.) But because I got sick, I haven't exactly gotten all the sewing I wanted to do. But I've managed to get some going today :D
Well I've got more material that is the same type, just different colour in grey and white.
Lately I've been seeing a bit of a cowl neckline trend going around, so I thought this material I had (and I had like 2 metres of it) would be good for a Cowl Neck Jumper.
In fact, I found the sort of Cowl Neck jumper I wanted to make in Pagani. (the one pictured)
This is about $40 bucks (currently $30 because it's on sale.)
I'm not a big fan of 3/4 sleeves during winter, but this was the sort of cowl neck I had in mind to make.
So with the $8 of striped knit material I had (2 metres worth), and buying the BurdaStyle pattern "Lydia" that only costed me $1.02 NZD. So with this I decided to modify the pattern to create my own Striped Knitted Cowl Neck Jumper.
Here's how it turned out:
This jumper is like a short dress length, making it acceptable to wear tights with the jumper. (I approve of the rule that a top that doesn't cover your butt shouldn't mean tights as pants)
And unlike the Pagani one, this has full length sleeves.
I always think stuff like this looks better with a belt to break up all the same colours of lines. You may hopefully see on the photo above that this has bands on the sleeves and bottom of the dress, to help weigh it down and provide some extra thickness. (and given it its length, I made the sleeves a bit longer than regular sleeves just so its warmer)
And the cowl neck stripes are going a different direction to the whole jumper just for some visual interest, breaking up the lines for the main focus of the jumper. Plus of course, as you may be able to see on the photo above, I've tried real hard to make the stripes match again :P
The only problems with this is that the jumper material is pretty light, but I'm sure that with layers, it will be okay. And this could still be worn in the spring I'm sure.
That's anothe project done! On to the next :D
And btw - Pagani's top again costs $40 bucks retail.
Mine? $9.02 all together.
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