Monday, March 30, 2009
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Visiting places like this helps me relax and focus as I get prepared for the next few days of workshops. I have loved researching and working away on plans and ideas, but its big breath time again as another avalanche of information is about to come my way!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
"Cath Kidston in print"
'Grouped by fabric type, each chapter showcases Cath's own choice of vintage and modern fabrics—from painterly florals and faded chintzes to cool abstracts and cozy patchworks. To help the reader achieve the look, she’s included sixty simple do-it-yourself projects such as curtains, cushion covers, pillowcases, laundry bags, and more.'
That's the blurb, so you know they will go on about her particular fabrics... but the beautiful photos within illustrate how (your own)vintage fabrics can be used in really surprising but effective ways to create lovely interiors and special pieces.
(-p.s-having now found a chance to go through this book more thoroughly I can add another good reason to borrow rather than buy books. I picked it up expecting to find 60 patterns...hmm, the projects are little more than a paragraph long. Theres no real detail or instruction and the book contains not one single pattern...its really more like a coffee table book, if you know what I mean, lovely to look at but...)
'Seventeen craft bloggers, seventeen different stories, and seventeen patterns.'
The crafters companion.
This book is summed up so well I can't add much more than that... and its not even possible to explain how much I love this book! Its great.