Just a quick one for today because …

by kath_red on 25/05/2012

in Books, Newsletter

Because life is just too busy, the house is too messy, the kids are too needy and I am forsaking computer time this week to get back on schedule. Gah!

So some pretty pictures for you: quilts and sewing — applique, squares, triangles, pretty fabrics …

Swapsie:? During all this clean up – I have ended up with a bunch of bundles of fabrics I am getting rid of — yes a clear out! Let me know if you can use some scrap fabrics – quilting fat quarters, corduroy for kids pants, and other assorted bits and things – if you live near me and can pick up and a do a swapsie — even better! email me.

I have been very inspired this week by all the wonderful guest posts in our creativity series: Some amazing stories have been shared and good solid advice given – Monitizing your craft blog :: Two pink lines :: Value of creativity :: Creating for children :: Listen and watch.

Books – gah – have been reading some stuff – there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of time for reading – but I am part of a book club which meets monthly and I did manage to read this months book The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk which I found to be strange and alluring and frustrating. But more importantly I did just finish reading the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin which I loved (there are more books coming) and now am watching the TV show (called Game of Thrones) – which is amazing too.

On a more crafty note – a couple of colour filled knitting books have entered my life: Knitting with The Color Guys — Kaffe Fassett and Knit Noro: Accessories — Vogue knitting (both published by sixth and spring 2012). Both of these books are lovely and hard cover and big to hold and full of inspiring colour knitted colour combinations – big and small projects, I recommend if you have a chance to flick through them over a cup of tea – do!

[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don’t get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate] (Australians can purchase craft books online through can do books or booktopia or else browse booko for the best prices.)

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