Friday, September 27, 2013

Craft Book Month

September is Craft Book Month and Craft Buds is celebrating with a whole month of book reviews, giveaways and a linkup!!  I love books in general, I love to hold them, pet them, smell them, and of course read them for relaxation, instruction and knowledge.  Craft books are one of my faves, I think you can guess why !!!  Now-a- days not only are there instructions for learning and creating a much loved item, but the photography alone is inspiring.  This summer I acquired splurged this beautiful book by Helen Philipps .  

As you can see I have a few pages marked in this book.  This past summer I did quite a bit of hand sewing and the projects in this book are perfect for that.  I was able to complete a few projects and I was pleased with the finish product.  

But my favorite item in the book is this little mouse stuffie...

I named my mouse "Little Miss Stitchy"...I created her to keep me company in my sewing space...Isn't she the cutest?  I made her out of a linen jacket from a thrift find.  Her clothes are quilting cottons, and I just knitted a triangle for her shawl for the cooler months coming up.

 Miss Stitchy Mouse and the Hexagon Doll Quilt are both patterns from the book. I had so much fun creating these sweet little projects......just a few more photos just because I think she is just too cute!!

A better view of the little hexie quilt...

I'm not disappointed that I splurged on this book.  I have completed several other projects and am looking forward to finishing a few more,,,,ssshhhh possible Christmas gifts!!!

Craft Book Month

I'm linking up to the Craft Buds Craft Book Linkup  Be sure to head over and see what other books and project there are to inspire you.

Until next time

Happy Stitching

(and I'm definitely hoping not to take so long to post next time)

xx's Kim 

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