Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Review- In time for Christmas

Hey all!

I've been feeling really bad because for the past weeks that i neglected this blog every time i went on the internet or went to my craft desk either i was missing a material or i was missing photos of the craft i had created. Well that's i lie, i haven't done much craft lately or Christmas gift making. Alert, Alert! What am i going to do now... Well before i get off and panic by scribbling down some notes i will tell you about i book i  bought at the beginning of the year.

So the story of how i claimed this book is my friend and i had ventured out to the city for the day. This was not a trip without purpose though as we were going to watch the Japanese film by Studio Ghibli, Arrietty, because my friend has an infectious love of all things Japanese and i like it too (but not as much as my friend).  So after we finished lunch we went into our favourite book shop that specializes in Japanese books. I think my friend had bought some anime DVDs and a manga book while i looked though the craft book section where i was in crafter heaven. There was so many! But thankfully i had culled off my list of promising books to two: one a vintage clothing book and the other a vintage take on homemade gifts. So which one did i choose you ask?...(drum roll please)


And to this day i am happy i made this decision. I love the way the projects are organised into smart sections i.e. "made by hand", "sewn by hand" and "sewn by machine". It makes it easier for example if you don't have a sewing machine then you know which section to avoid. The projects are a collection that will never really date and remain special as the use of vintage materials create a timeless feel. The graphic design of the book is also very nice and as i flip though pages i sometimes stop for a moment and muse over the beautiful photography of vintage pieces that blend well with the rest of the page. Sarah Moore also is very descriptive and in depth with the way she explains materials and other things which is an advantage to people that have otherwise used vintage or pre-loved pieces. 

In essence this book is great is you are a craft person who fancies vintage or this could be a great gift for a craft lover that you know for Christmas. and are just two online sellers that have the hardcover in stock and i'm sure any good book store will have it in stock or can maybe order it for you.

Hope I helped with your Christmas shopping or showed you a potential craft book to add or start your collection.

Seasons Greetings,

Creature Threads