Dear Creatives, Happy Monday to you! Can you believe it’s July already? Where is summer going? I cleaned up my craft space a bit but, I have a little ways to go. Completed a craft project and am hoping to start another project soon. I promise to share it as soon I can. Today I am off to sew it’s the perfect activity for the hot days of summer. Sammie has no swim lessons today so we have a little break. I am excited to share a few things that are sparking my sewing and crafting book passion or should I say obsession? Many of the sewing and craft books I pick up used but, every now and then I like to pick up a new book. Let me show you what I have my eyes on!
Sewing Resource book;
First up the sewing book! I saw a curtain tutorial from this book perfect for when we remodel our kitchen. The sewing directions look easy enough for me to make and they are so cute! You can preview the book if you like, via the link above.
This comprehensive book breaks down all of the terms, tools, and skills necessary to become an expert seamstress. More than 500 color images inspire while a detailed visual glossary outlines fabric types, sewing notions, and finishing stitches. Crafters will learn how to master the machine, hand stitch, and work with patterns in no time! Best of all, the book includes instructions for 20 gorgeous projects—pillows, totes, aprons, and more. Accessible and visually stunning, Sewing Made Simple is the ultimate resource that sewers—beginners and experts alike—will want on their bookshelf for years to come.
Now if you have read my blog for awhile you know that I have this thing for anything lemon! When I saw this book it peaked my interest. Gardening, cooking and crafting with yes, of all things lemons! Aptly named Lemons. Beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed, this unique series showcases sensational recipes that exhibit the wonderful versatility of fruits and vegetables, fresh from the garden or greengrocer’s basket.
Topping my favorite new release books is this book Happy Home. Jennifer Paganelli designs one of the most popular fabric lines in the marketplace. In this gorgeous collection, she shows readers how to whip up twenty-one beautiful accessories to transform their space into a sunny, happy home. Each project showcases Jennifer’s fresh, whimsical style—from luxe drapery to cheery tablecloths and napkins. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive glossary of techniques, pattern sheets tucked into a handy front pocket, and lush color photos, this book makes it exceptionally easy to pretty up every room in the house. Oh, the colors!
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you’re the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler).
Here are a few other sewing and craft books to consider for your resources and projects;
Now in ebook for the first time ever!
Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to decor and accessories. This very special ebook includes easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and instructions for how to print the patterns, making it an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.
Looking for ideas for thoughtful, decadent, and inexpensive gifts? Everything you need to know to create these quick and easy treats. Food in Jars is just the resource you’ve been looking for! This guide features dozens of mason jar recipes, which make wonderful gifts, sure to be enjoyed by family, friends, co-workers, teachers, and neighbors. Inside, you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions for all sorts of handmade recipe in a jar gifts, including
• Cookie Mixes
• Snack Mixes
• Soup Mixes
• Seasoning Blends
• Bath Salts and Body Scrubs
I hope you enjoyed these craft, sewing and recipe books! What have you read lately that your enjoying?
Do you have any favorite sewing or crafting books?