09 March 2009

Bend-the-Rules Sewing

Look at what the library reserved for me... the very cool "bend-the-rules sewing" book by Amy Karol!

This is such a great book, filled with simple tips and tricks and heaps of inspiring ideas for people who would like to learn to sew, amateurs and also pros.

As I drooled over the colourful, glossy photos in the book on the drive home from the library, hubby said, "Do you really like that sort of stuff?". What a question!

Anyway, an excellent book in my opinion. I especially love the modern feel, the colourful fabrics in the photos and the down to earth way that Amy Karol writes. I was also quite amused about her fabric storage system... she keeps it all crammed in plastic rubbish bags!

A great idea for a gift for any person who loves to sew, especially with Mother's Day just around the corner... hint hint.

Check out Amy's website/blog here.

Have you read it? What did you think?


11 comments:

  1. I would love to get my hands on that fabulous book too! Hope it inspires you with many hours of happy sewing!

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  2. I love this book BUT I have a first edition and there are a lot of typo's/errors, if you check her Flickr site you can find the corrections there. She has some really good tips and basic skills in the book though, it gets a thumbs up from me.

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  3. Never heard of it!! Lol

    I have heard about how you can request books at the library and that they have to get them in for you… love that. Only problem though is that I NEED to own the books I love… does that make sense?

    Love the imagery! Looks good (If only I could sew!)

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  4. Pity it's non-fiction or we'd all be treated to Symon's loving review of it on Flannelgraph!

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  5. Thanks PaisleyJade for such beautiful collections.I love all of them.Wish you and all the Mom's around the world a joyful Mother's day.

    lol:)
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  6. I have always been a fan of her blog, and I've coveted her book, but I've never actually held one in my hands...

    :)

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  7. I haven't read it but now I will be looking for it .
    clares craftroom

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  8. I loved it!!! I got it from the library,too. :)
    tina

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  9. I hear you on the coconut thing. I didn't like it as a kid for the same sun tan lotion reason. Now I do.

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  10. Oh I can't wait to see what you make from this book! I have eying off myself!

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  11. I agree it's a great book. I'd have it out from the library such a ridiculous number of times that it really should know the way to my house by now. I see the quilt's gave you a bit of grief. If you're still keen the easy lap quilt is nice one for beginning / re-beginning with.

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