February 9, 2011 · 10:06 pm
A. A very pretty scarf that I made over the weekend.
B. A large floral life preserver that I made over the weekend.
C. A wife who is annoyed that she has to have her picture taken in the shop by her husband who keeps saying, “It’s just really BIG, don’t you think?”
What’s your guess?
I’m undecided. And you CAN pick B if you think so.
The scarf, by the way, is from a Anna Maria Horner kit. Her post and tutorial here. Of course, it looks gorgeous on her. Still my favorite fabric designer ever, I have to say. Her fabric always stands out to me, and I love that she got the whole voile/flannel/velveteen thing going! Very smart.
January 12, 2009 · 8:36 pm
I love books, I love magazines, yet I rarely take the time to talk about them here. Today, however I want to share two little gems with you.
The first is a magazine, Living Crafts. A magazine that caters to all areas of natural crafting, the latest issue covers everything from knitting to woodworking. Beautiful projects and patterns (tons of knitting!) make me want to curl up and work on them all day. While not just for the family, I did feel that children and families are heavily considered, at least in this issue.
The other book is Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner. I’ve always loved her fabric and projects so I expected wonderful patterns when I ordered this book. BUT, this is also the book I needed when I began sewing. Not only are the patterns beautiful, but the first part of the book is dedicated to sewing basics and the instructions are top notch!