I've long been a big fan of Poppy Treffry and have had one of her wonderful bags hanging on the back of my craft chair for many years! so you can imagine my delight when I recently caught sight of her book Free & Easy stitch and style (make sure you click on 'look inside')
She gives instructions and patterns for everything from the houses and cupcakes, to boats, birds and flowers. The layout and presentation of this book is totally yummy and inspiring, hence my desire to master this skill!
And yes dear Carole, I bought the book from Minerva in Wellington!! a totally awesome shop packed with art books the likes of which I've only ever seen online, what a delight to actually flick through them! I battled to keep at least the bus fare home in my purse and came away with a tidy little stash! still happy?? yes indeedy...
There seems to be a bit of a machine stitching revival at the moment and there was a lovely little tutorial on Rebecca Sowers's blog recently, a really fun project!
I wish you could come over.
sigh how lovely - I'm popping to Rebecca's now. My friend is coming round to give me a sewing lesson on mum's old Singer as I'll need to do some stitching in Carole's journal tutorial.
PS you need to delete those odd comments ( believe me ! )
oh happy day~!!~ nothing beats good time spent browsing (and buying~!) new art books~!!!~
I sure would Love to look over your shoulder while you are stitching away ... I am still trying to figure out what putting the feed dogs down means ;)
I am really loving these houses. You are such an inspiration in my sewing area this month.
Damn that shop is good! I've never heard of her before you mentioned her, might have to investigate! :) If I spend the grocery money, it's totally your fault!
I would love this book too...this is the kind of stuff I love to do!
This looks like a fabby project I have also just made a bag this last week lol and I also have the Cath Kidson book 'Make' very cleaver books I must buy the other soon have fun!
love Dawn xx
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