Thursday, 1 July 2010

Reading about Sewing

There are times through the week when I have come in from work shattered and it is just too much effort to get the sewing machine out. These times I usually sit and prepare stuff, cut fabrics ready for sewing but some nights even that is too much effort ~ well it means I need to vacuum with all the threads, sewing is a messy hobby!

So when I want to sew but don’t have the energy or inclination I usually read about it instead. This is generally on blogs, swooning over other peoples makes and pawing through tutorials and websites for ideas and inspiration, but sometimes only a book will do.

This book is one I have been contemplating buying for some time and this week I found it in my local library, Home Sweet Sewn by Alice Butcher and Ginny Farquhar (it’s about £8 on Amazon at the minute).


There are some nice things in there and the book itself is well put together and the paper is really nice. I have taken some photos of some of the things in there that I really did like, and at the back of the book there are templates for all of the featured makes.

She would look so good on my bed!


See all the beautiful buttons at the bottom?

I am not sure if I am ready to part with hard earned cash for this though, I will keep it on my wish list for now.

Well better stop thinking and reading about it and start doing it…

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

14 comments:

dosierosie said...

I had seen this on amazon but like you wasn't sure about parting with my hard earned, does look good though doesn't it.Maybe next month.
Gillx

Vintage Vixen said...

That looks a smashing read, Kandi! I'm loving the buttons on the bottom cushion, too.
Vix
xxx

Jackie said...

You could always ask Santa......!! xx

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing the book Kandi, having a break from sewing is good, it allows you to enjoy it all the more when you get back to it with fresh eyes.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I have this book too! I love the tea cosy on the front! It has some great ideas in it!

Nellie Dean said...

Thanks for the review, I'm going to put this on my list for the library. I'm always on the look out for new and interesting craft books.

jane p said...

The apron looks so gorgeous. I often wonder why in projects books, they make aprons so beautiful when they gonna get dirty!

WoodbankCrafts said...

Looks like a fab book, another to add to my wish list too :)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow have just found your blog and I love your makes, so much so that I have become a follower. Love this little book, may have to add it to my wish list. I am just getting back into sewing, and am working on a cushion using some wonderful Russian Doll Fabric, watch this space, lol!

Thanks for the nod on Fancy Moon, I will have to pop on over there too.

Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xx

A Country Girl said...

I like the look of that book. Think I will see if my library has it so I can have a proper look.

elle thornton said...

You sound a lot like me, Kandi. If I'm not sewing, the next best thing is prepping (cutting fabric on the lounge floor), reading other blogs, or reading sewing books if I'm absolutely pooped. 'Home Seet Sewn' looks just lovely - but I'm still saving for Fancy Moon's wonderful fabrics! L x

PS I love your profile pic x

PPS Thanks for your comment on my blog - the bag holder only took me half hour to make so was quite a satisfying quick task. Hope you get a chance to make one soon, L xox

Alexandra Mason said...

That book looks great. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

grace said...

what a lovely blog find! will be back for more inspiration, thank you

Amanda said...

I bought this one when it came out and absolutely love it. I'm savouring the anticipation of making that tea cosy! lots of love, Amanda xxx