Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bookcase Tour Tuesday (meets My Place and Yours - What are you Reading)

I love books. I love to read books. I love to collect books. I love to touch and smell books. But mostly I love how books can transport you to another place and inspire.

And so, inspired, I am going to go through my ever-growing collection of books, to revisit them and on Tuesdays to share some of them with you.

Today's book is one of my recent additions, a very special and totally unexpected surprise that landed in my post box one day. It was all wrapped with a touching letter, some beautiful fabric and a gorgeous kanzashi flower. Thank you so much Marla!

Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter is gorgeously photographed and packed with great projects for a sewer with even the most basic of skills or one pressed for time. The lines of the designs are timeless, often allowing the choice of fabric to determine the look. It's broken into four chapters; Fashion, Play, Home and Going Out.

The book is spiral bound so it's easy to keep open at your chosen page (I do love a spiral bound craft book!) and the patterns, printed on nice crisp paper and stencils for printing project on card, are all conveniently encased in an envelope pouch inside the front cover.

I haven't had a chance to make anything from it yet, but below are some of the first I want to get stuck into; Bloomers, Stencils (how cute is that bird on the bum!), Rattle, Soft Letters and a Tag Blanket.

As well as collecting my own books, when I visit someone's home, I love to sneak a peek at their bookshelves, delve if allowed, into their collection. So I'm wondering, will you join me in a Bookcase Tour? Maybe show and old favourite, a long forgotten or a well used volume. Give us a review, quote a page or even just give us a tease peek, anything you like. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll set up a button and a Linky to start next week.

Until then, happy reading.

Funnily enough, I just went to check out joining the My Place and Yours meme, now with a new home, and this week is about what you're reading! Right now, all my reading is craft books, something that I can flick through in the moments that the little one will allow me. And this is the latest one on my reading list.


Bel said...

Hey Melanie

I would love to take part, I too LOVE books and would love to share

Bel x

Mel said...

Me too! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be in it too.

Lulu said...

What a great idea!!!

I have this book and love it although have only made the bib and the tag blanket (great by the way! Although my little one is not quite up to using it yet but it would be perfect for your little girl as I am sure she is loving drooling and chewing all all types of things at the moment!

I am recording the books I read this year (as it will be a lot less than usual with the new addition to the family, therefore doable)

I am currently reading "It sucked and then I cried" by Heather Armstrong who writes Dooce.com. Perhaps I could do this book next week if I finish it by then!

Tricia said...

I've been tempted by simle sewing for babies. It looks like a lovely book. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Jenny said...

This sounds like fun! I too love books and like many of us have a growing collection.Looks like some lovely thigs to sew in that baby book. Count me in!

Vic said...

Oooh, that book looks nice, but those lamingtons look better...! Yum. ;)


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