Creative Reading

Daily Paper Prompt # 30 “is to read a bit of a book on something creative”.  This is not a challenge that poses any difficulty for me.  I love to read creative books.  Possibly too much ;-).  I have a shelf full of art & quilting & other books that sits right at the top of our stairs – so it’s all too easy for me to grab one on my way to or from wherever I’m going…I wonder why the housework never gets done?!?

A book I have been dipping into since buying it at the Festival of Quilts a couple of weeks’ back is Jan Bode Smiley’s “The Art of Fabric Books”:

art of fabric books

This book is right up my street! It combines two of my favourite things – books & fabric – and is a treasure trove of techniques and ideas with plenty of inspiration too. And it may explain two unusual charity shop purchases this week. An old sewing pattern:

pattern tissue uses

And a baby’s board book:

altered board books & this little baby

Looking forward to getting started on some altered book projects incorporating these 🙂

Daily Paper Prompt #31 is to go back and finish any paper prompts from the month that you didn’t do! Well, as I only started with prompt #28, that may be a bit ambitious…but I do intend to stick with the prompts in September, and may go back and fill in some of the missing ones from August.

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8 thoughts on “Creative Reading

  1. Janet says:

    I also love creative books and have way too many…including the one you mentioned. I try to read through them when I have time or need inspiration. Have fun with the board book and the pattern.

  2. I have a tonne of creative books, I need to stop buying them, but I am trying to read the freaking Artist’s way again, so I am using the prompt for that. Unfortunately it is still not motivating me very much!! I wish I could get into that book easier.

  3. I love creative books–everything from make your own Mandalas to Mendhi patterns to knitting and calligraphy. I’m glad I’m not the only one with an odd and seemingly incongruous array of book finds that I snag from thrift stores!! Really nice prompt.

    • vivjm says:

      Yes, I am a bit of a sucker for these kinds of books! I’m not sure I will ever find the time to explore all the different projects but still enjoy the books anyway!

  4. Andria says:

    Ooh—fabric books…delicious!!

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