Monday, 3 September 2012

Exciting New Craft Book....

Something quite exciting landed on my doorstep today. A very pretty craft book that I was so happy to have been involved in. It was really lovely to see a couple of my little patchwork projects in the book....


Having quite a collection of craft books at home, I always like to see new, innovative ideas and creative designs in craft books as I think it can all get a bit same-y, same-y. What is so refreshing about this new craft book is it involves quite a broad range of crafts, including sewing, appliqué, beading, cake decorating, crochet, cross stitch and papercraft, so a real all rounder that should appeal to many. You can take a little peak inside 101 Ways To Stitch,Craft,Create at amazon and I have to say I feel very humbled to be amongst some very talented and creative people in there, with one or two names I recognise.

It has been such a busy, busy summer here with 'life stuff' and I haven't really had much time at all for crafting. However I am really looking forward to dusting down the sewing machine, and getting some 'me' time to enjoy a bit of sewing again. Sometimes it takes a little reminder like this to remember how much you love something and although crafting is just a teeny tiny part of my life, and who I am, it is a part I would miss if it wasn't there, at least in some small way. I guess we all need something to do to release that creative energy. I decided I would finally get the duster out, and I dug out a couple of pretty fabrics from my stash....  


         
And I came up with this....



So very me, so girly, and I just love all things heart inspired. Now what to make next I wonder.... 

17 comments:

  1. Looks a good book, may have to put on my wish list!
    Love the hearts, so very you!

    Lx

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    1. Oh I just love all things 'heart' inspired. One is never enough ;) xxxx

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  2. I love the hearts! (and I am spying your mug collection!!) Kxxx

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    1. Oh my mug collection....Well I may have posted before about my 'little' CK mug collection. Hmmmmm was it 30 ish at the last count!! ;)) xx

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  3. Oooh how pretty-i love the hearts too!
    x x x

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    1. Thanks Sheila, yes we love hearts here, have them in every room :) xx

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  4. You always make such pretty things!! Very envious as usual!
    -x-

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    1. Awww you are too kind, my sewing mojo seems to have been away on holiday for quite a while now, must get it back soon. I have all this pretty fabric to use up ;) xx

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  5. The book looks great off to look on Amazon :) love your heart garland so pretty!

    Bee happy x

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    1. Thanks so much, it does look rather pretty on the dresser it has to be said :) xx

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  6. Mary, I received a review copy in the post.. and was DELIGHTED to spot your name in it, not once but twice. Wonderful book with wonderful projects! Well done you.

    Maggy

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    1. Oh Yay!! You got one to looksy at :) Awww is rather pretty isn't it, was very honoured to be amongst many creative and talented peeps. Hey not long till you get your very own book :) Hope it is all going well xx

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  7. What an awesome book! And how clever you are! Am thinking of dusting off my old sewing machine actually. I want to make bunting...

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  8. Hi Lady. Are you planning to sell your sewing machine this time?
    I have a good deal for you. I'd love to take one.

    Kind Regards,
    Nathalie
    The Best Sewing Machine Dealer

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  9. I fell in love with this one too! OMG! Its so cute! Love the heart thing there. Thanks for posting this, you inspired me! :) Wanna try this one out using my love, my brother xl2600i? :)

    Sweet Regards,

    Dorothy Parker

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