chances are if you read my blog on regular basis (and by the way thanks so much for doing so) i am pretty sure that you like to make things and/or enjoy things that are made by hand. that said i have a big favor to ask of you. the other day i was quite taken by my good friend kayte's blog post. please go here right now and read it before you continue reading this post.
i ask that if you are able to please take a trip to your local bookstore (independent if possible) and treat yourself to a craft book. i think it's super important right now to support the craft community and i can't think of a better way than the purchase of one of the many amazing craft books out there today. for those of you in the los angeles area head over to home ec in silver lake or vroman's in pasadena - they both have an excellent selection of craft books.
in no particular order here are a few suggestions:
sewing green by betz white
handmade nation by faythe levine
simple sewing by lotta jansdotter
denyse schmidt quilts by denyse schmidt
wallpaper projects by derek fagerstrom + lauren smith
french general: home sewn by kaari meng
zakka sewing by therese laskey
alabama stitch book by natalie chanin
sew darn cute by jenny ryan
chic and simple sewing by christine haynes
painting by hand by lena corwin
weekend sewing by heather ross
button it up by susan beal
complete embellishing by katye terry
thanks so much!
(pictured is the bookshelf next to my desk)