Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Book, Project and a Giveaway!
I've been on a book buying binge lately. Not your novel type books, not educational books but books for their pure entertainment value. I told you about my latest lovely book titled Sisters on the Fly (here) and here is another book I'm really loving.
The New Handmade ...simple sewing for contemporary style. Its a fun book with simple yet really cute patterns. It has easy to read instructions as well and pictures (which is a must for this visual learner). I use sewing/crocheting as a way to stay productive in the evenings because I'm not a sit and watch T.V. kinda gal and my metal studio, being in the garage, is a no-mans land in the hot afternoons and evenings. (yes, it is hot here now).
Anyway, my first project out of this book was this cute little book bag. Simple to make, and a fun little carry-along to take to the park or local coffee place. The handles are long enough to put over your shoulders, a must for me, and big enough for several books, phone and wallet.
So, I am offering this to one of my lovely blog followers. There aren't many of you out there :-) so your odds are good.
Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite summer read, either one you have read or one you are looking forward to loosing yourself in this summer. Please leave me a note where to get in touch with you (as my last giveaway winner still hasn't claimed her prize) and I'll randomly pick a winner this weekend.