For Mother's Day this year I received this lovely book, Pretty Patchwork Gifts, by the very talented Helen Philipps.
Most of you will know Helen's work, if you haven't come across her beautiful creations before, check out her blog.....
Her blog is always a great place to visit, it's ALWAYS Summer there!
The book has 25 little project in it, I would say it's a the beginner/improver level....get for me! I really want to make one of these......
I just love their ears! But then again, this ones fab too....
A little Christmas mouse!
Love these little boxes too, made from selvedge edges or ribbons, or vintage sheet scraps!
The instructions are well written and clear, a must for me!
I'm very happy with my purchase, there's nothing worse than buying a book and being disappointed with it! My only gripe, which I have with lots of craft books, is that the patterns always need enlarging! I know it's to cut costs for publishes but it's just a pain! Wish I had a photocopier that enlarges!
I would definitely recommend this, especially for those wanting to improve their skills, or need quick and easy gifts to make. Thanks Helen, keep the inspiration going!!!
My head is cooking up plans.....
Bedroom plans, it's a long time since I decorated our bedroom... long overdue! I have turquoise, sea blues, pistachio greens....hot pinks, all floating around my head!
I love Homespun Style by Selina Lake, I'm flicking through, I'm cooking up my plans! (Unfortunately my body is having none of it, I think I had such a great time last weekend, my body is yelling at me to rest! So rest I must, because I know what will happen if I don't- Grrrrr!) But hopefully over the next few weeks my plans will become real.
Undercoat has been brought for my new dining chairs, fingers crossed I can start on them this weekend!
It's Spring here today! I've just been chatting with my neighbour, over the garden fence, like you do, and I WASN'T COLD! Hooray!
Have a lovely weekend Everyone!
Ada :) x