Yesterday a package from Amazon arrived with two new books full of inspiration for a grey Janurary day! I had to wait until the end of the day to have a flick through them and they did not disappoint! Come, sit on the sofa and have a look!
First off, Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.
This book looks perfect for me, it has all the projects labelled according to the time they take. So often I only have a couple of hours but want to finish something, there are lots of lovely achievable projects for under 2 hours, (and also 2-4 hours, 4-8 hours, 8 to 12 hours, and more than 12 hours!).
Like these wonderful little coasters,
a super cute pencil roll, I love the colours,
Little Peanut the wee elephant! (A bit longer this one).
And this beautiful tablecloth and napkins (4-8 hours). I've been collecting embroidered tablecloths and napkins for a while now and this looks like just the project for using them.
And the second book Seams to Me, 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing.
The colours and the fabrics through this book are just so vibrant, totally gorgeous.
Again smaller projects like pincushions and storage bags, to
this fantastic cuff which I am already thinking of what fabrics I could use and how to customise my own!
To this Fabric Art
plus skirts, bags, quilts, and so many inspirational ideas. I think I had better stop blogging, quietly ignore the housework and start making!