Dec 8th 2, originally uploaded by ThePaperDoll.
The skirt is one I designed and made a few weeks back with thrifted fabric and it’s probably one of my favourites out of all the ones I’ve made.
I had a rather productive weekend – we planted lettuces, mint and rhubarb and I inspected my peas again and there is a third baby pod growing! I found some amazing fabric that was thrifted for all of $2.99 from save mart (of which I began yet another skirt, but never quite finished it and will hopefully do that this weekend). I also finished my book, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, it’s his new book that was just released and although it was aimed at the young adult genre it was a beautifully written book – as all his books are.
I have to credit David with getting me onto him, when we first started going out I asked David if I could borrow one of his books, he recommended Star Dust by Neil Gaiman and I was instantly hooked (the movie is a bit lame though, the book is beautiful and just a wee bit romantic ), I then read Neverwhere, American Gods and it just went from there. He initially started out writing comics and when I bought the Graveyard Book I was served by one of my friends who asked me if I had ever read any of his graphic novels, silly me replied that I wasn’t much into comics and I was then told off saying that ‘they weren’t comics, they were graphic novels – graphic novels are for adults!’, eep!
And a while ago I was tagged by Loz and Dinny to go to the closest book to you, not necessarily the book you have just read, or your favourite, but the closest. Turn to page 56 and copy out the 5th line, followed by the next 2 to 5 lines. So I turned to page 56 of The Graveyard book and you really wouldn’t believe this but its actually a picture, out of all of about 5 pictures in the whole book one happened to land on page 56! The pictures always precluded a new chapter and always tied in with something that was going to happen and had a line from the chapter down the bottom of it, the line down the bottom of this picture was: “above them in the sour red skies, things were circling on huge black wings”,
I also have been tagged with two other bloggy things (one from a long long time ago) so I’ll pass those on this week!
I’ll leave you with these, I think they are Peonies but I’m not really sure. I rescued them from my garden, the flowers were too heavy for the long stalks so they were lying on the ground getting dirty and being trampled on.
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