It’s a beautiful day already! Perfect for getting creative and trying new things. After my numerous stops yesterday, I have plenty of supplies to keep me going. Including these:
I had a post for this morning. But something happened and now it’s gone. I suppose that’s part of the whole blogging experience. Instead of recreating it, I decided to run errands and stop at the fabric store and Michael’s. Just to see what might be there in the way of inspiration. And what do you know…I found stuff.
Stuff that I obviously had to work with right away. The mug was in Michael’s Christmas crafts for kids, age 3+. Just right for letting your crazy child out to play, don’t you think? And the price was a no-brainer, only $1. A half hour of time and a few scraps later, I have an adorable coaster and a cute mug.
The mug does not require any sewing. (I hemmed the bottom of the insert and sewed the side seam but that’s because I’m a crazy person.) I also used interfacing to provide stiffness. On the next one, I’m using Heat ‘n’ Bond and applying the fabric directly to paper and not worrying about seams. Even easier.
Right after I get done reading and having my cup of coffee, I’ll worry about recreating that post. Or not. Hope you all had a good day.
The books have been talking to each other a lot lately. A lot. For those of you who aren’t bibliophiles, books do talk to each other. Really. Ask Umberto Eco. Libraries are whispering all the time. You just have to listen. It helps if you let your inner child, the one who never forgot to wonder at the universe, do the listening.
As mentioned in a previous post, I read The Angel’s Game this summer. Barcelona is a major character in both of Zafon’s books. Last week I read The Gaudi Key by Esteban Martin and Andreu Carranza–originally in Spanish translated into English. And Barcelona, naturally, plays a big role. Parc Guell features prominently in all these stories. Are you beginning to hear the whispers?
There’s another little conversation going on between The Gaudi Key and Chaos Theory. I know, not two books you would expect to have much to say to each other. But guess what pops up in The Gaudi Key. Fractals! One of the main characters is a mathematician and he’s all over fractals and scale.
The Gaudi Key is a fun, quick read. Amid the architecture and the art, you will find a secret order of knights, a holy relic that must be found and protected and a very diabolical satanic order in this fast moving tale. Riddles, symbols and references abound. Need I say more?