Well, one of my favourite authors. I have a number of favourites - JK Rowling, LM Montgomery, Jasper Fforde, Bryce Courtney, John Marsden. My bookcase is a bit of a conglomeration of different authors, themes, genres, styles. It's over-flowing at the moment (and I have more in storage and at my brother's house) but space is at a premium in my share-house and there just isn't space at the moment! My dream house has a dedicated library. And craft room. And Doctor Who shrine. Have I mentioned I'll need a mansion?
|My packed bookcase, and a few of my completed stitches|
|Part of my Pratchett collection - there are more on my desk, and more in storage!|
My favourite author of all time is Terry Pratchett. I love the way is mind works, the worlds he creates, the characters I know better than real people, the emotions, the total "what the" moments, and the utter crazy dedication of Pratchett fans. I particularly love the vividness of his stories - the way I can see pictures in my mind as I read (or listen to the audio books).
To celebrate my favourite author, I have not one but two new patterns inspired by Pratchett, now available in my Etsy store.
First there are the Discworld Earrings:
The pattern includes Igor's eyeballs in jars, Death's life-timers, Rincewind and Granny Weatherwax's hats, and of course Great A'Tuin his/her self.
The second new pattern is A Cup Of Tea, featuring a quote from "Snuff":
Don't forget, there is also the Discworld Alphabet. I originally designed and stitched this for the charity auction at the Irish Discworld Convention in November 2013. The finished piece ended up selling for €35 (approximately $50). Proceeds were donated to Alzheimer's Research UK.
In other news, I may have agreed to direct one of the plays for the local amateur drama group this year. I'm not certain - it's all a bit of a sugar-induced blur. I blame the owl-themed patty cakes at the baby shower for my friend (coincidently the president of said drama group).
I wonder if I could convince them to do Wyrd Sisters?