Happy Cookie

Books 2010

Finished:

January:
Push - Sapphire
Girl Bomb - Janice Earlbaum
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan

February:
A Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jackson
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind

March:
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Perfect Fifths - Megan McCafferty
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larson

April:
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larson
World World Z - Max Brooks
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters - Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

May:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larson
It's the Little Things: Everyday Interactions that Annoy, Anger, and Divide the Races - Lena Williams

June:
Gang Leader for a Day - Sudhir Venkatesh
Women, Race and Class - Angela Y. Davis
Post-Black - Ytesha Womack
Columbine - Dave Cullen

July:
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
Little Bee - Chris Cleave




Abandoned:
The Bro Code - Barney Stinson
The Secret - Rhonda Bryne
Raven

For Jane

I was going to a DJ exhibition that was happening tonight BUT it was canceled so instead I made a quick and dirty smocking tutorial for aznenchantress.

What is smocking? It's a method of gathering fabric that provides stretch to an area. Dressmakers used it before the invention of elastic for areas such as necklines and cuffs. Why quick and dirty? There are two main types of smocking, English and North American. English smocking involves gathering pleated fabric. And pleating fabric takes time...and I'm lazy. North American smocking does not involve pleats.

With English and North American there are many different pattern types available. In this tutorial I'll be introducing the Lattice Pattern because it's pretty.

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