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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Random Thoughts

I  finished Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham and Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir and enjoyed both of these very different books.

Currently reading A Study in Revenge by Kieran Shields which is also holding my attention that fits this month of spooks and supernatural.  This is the first year since its inception that I haven't participated in Carl's R.I.P. Challenge, and only because I just wasn't paying attention when it rolled around this year--but this book would certainly be a good entry for the challenge.

After a run of mediocre books, I've had some great success in my last 8-10 reads, but I've also begun several books that didn't really catch my attention.  I may return to several of these at a later date and see if giving them a bit more time will improve my opinion.

Still playing with book folding and tried some embroidery on book pages.

 And another book doll.  The head piece on this Eccentric Figure is a silk cocoon...I think it makes sense as this character is definitely somewhat of a "bookworm."

Now, I'm busy with Halloween stuff.  I like Joanna Parker's designs have been inspired to make some whimsical little creatures like Dandy, the baby crow.
Just finished a burlap wreath with fabric bats and needle felted ghosts and have several more projects in the works.  

Making Halloween items is such fun, and although I started late this year, I'm enjoying all the playfully spooky crafting.


  1. Love your paper doll, and I like the idea of embroidery on paper.....might have to try that :)

  2. Thanks, Sue! The paper tears easily, so you have to go gently, but embroidering the book pages was fun!

  3. The embroidery looks great!

  4. Your a genius! That book doll is spectacular. Its done creatively and with passion. You go girl.
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  5. I love your craft projects! Sounds like we both went through a similar slump. I'm reading rabidly, this week, but for several weeks I had a terrible time getting into anything at all. Nothing was grabbing me. Hope your reading has improved, by now, and that you had a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Love your embroidered book pages and book doll. And I look forward to reading more of your book reviews. Vanna/your newest follower

  7. I love the embroidering on the book pages. I could see that being a really interesting decoration with some old, worn book pages and some darker, aged-looking thread. Hmmm....

  8. Your a genius! That book doll is spectacular. Its done creatively and with passion. Thank you for sharing this blog