Books, Yarn, Etc.

Jul 30

Flock of Amigurumi Birds (by mmmfruit)

Flock of Amigurumi Birds (by mmmfruit)

Button Boutonniere

Button Boutonniere

African Flower Cushion (by rettgrayson)

African Flower Cushion (by rettgrayson)

Yarn-Wrapped Letters

Yarn-Wrapped Letters

Crochet Baby Blanket

Crochet Baby Blanket

Jul 29

Thank You, Librarian

Jul 26

The Goddess Test- Aimee Carter
Kate’s mother is dying, and to grant her last wish, Kate moves the both of them back to Eden, Michigan, her mother’s hometown.  There, Kate meets Henry, who claims to be the Greek god Hades.  He brings a girl back from the dead, and promises Kate that he will keep her mother alive if she comes to live with him and tries to pass seven tests.  The tests will determine if Kate is worthy enough.  If she passes, she’ll become immortal and Henry’s wife.  If not, her memory is erased, and she loses her mother.
The more I thought about it, the more I disliked the book.  It wasn’t a total loss, but it wasn’t great either.  Aimee Carter does a Frankenstein hack job on Greek myths; you may recognize who the characters are supposed to be, but their stories are unrecognizable.  I loved Greek mythology when I was younger, so it was pretty atrocious to read the changes Carter made to the original myths.  Hopefully, kids/teens that pick up this book don’t think that the stories told in here are the true mythology tales  However, if you ignore all that and take the story at face value, it’s a fun and light read.  What redeemed it was that although the content was not great, it wasn’t necessarily poorly written.  I might read the second book of the trilogy if I didn’t have anything else to read.  1.5/5

The Goddess Test- Aimee Carter

Kate’s mother is dying, and to grant her last wish, Kate moves the both of them back to Eden, Michigan, her mother’s hometown.  There, Kate meets Henry, who claims to be the Greek god Hades.  He brings a girl back from the dead, and promises Kate that he will keep her mother alive if she comes to live with him and tries to pass seven tests.  The tests will determine if Kate is worthy enough.  If she passes, she’ll become immortal and Henry’s wife.  If not, her memory is erased, and she loses her mother.

The more I thought about it, the more I disliked the book.  It wasn’t a total loss, but it wasn’t great either.  Aimee Carter does a Frankenstein hack job on Greek myths; you may recognize who the characters are supposed to be, but their stories are unrecognizable.  I loved Greek mythology when I was younger, so it was pretty atrocious to read the changes Carter made to the original myths.  Hopefully, kids/teens that pick up this book don’t think that the stories told in here are the true mythology tales  However, if you ignore all that and take the story at face value, it’s a fun and light read.  What redeemed it was that although the content was not great, it wasn’t necessarily poorly written.  I might read the second book of the trilogy if I didn’t have anything else to read.  1.5/5

lionstig3rsb3ars asked: Hello, I have seen the stuff you post which I love, so I had a question. I am helping my sister make decorations for my nephews party (the theme is music) so I wanted to incorporate records/vinyl but I dont like the typical things I see.. it looks too '50s. I hope you can help!

Hello!  Wow, it’s very flattering that you’re asking me, I really hope I can help!  I tried to find a message box on your tumblr, but didn’t see one, so hopefully you’ll see this.

Here are a few sites about decorating/making something with vinyl records that I found:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4523536_use-vinyl-records-as-wall.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_8032063_make-something-out-vinyl-records.html
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/recycled-vinyl-record-crafts.htm

You could always make some sort of banner with old record sleeves, or maybe string them to make a vertical banner than can hang from the ceiling.

I’m not sure if any of this are ideas that you’ve already thought of and rejected, so hopefully this helps.  Does anyone else have any ideas that work for a music themed party with vinyl record decorations?

buttons (by rettgrayson)

buttons (by rettgrayson)

Jul 25

Pinwheel Rose Potholders

Pinwheel Rose Potholders