I added two more books to my collection. I generally don’t advocate for spending money frivolously, but I always excuse myself when it is money spent on books. My philosophy is that you can never read too much. Money spent on learning is always money well spent. And I get free shipping as an amazon prime member.
The projects I plan to make: Sweet Chemise, Paris Opera Wrap (my love of opera coats started here), Chic Cosmetic Case, Coquette Cover-up, Azure Coast Sun Hat. This is a very thick book with lots of projects and beautiful photos. I love that there is even a section of projects “for the little lady of the house”. Eventually I will make some of these projects and post photos.
The second book is the The Crafter Culture Handbook. It features projects from many different crafters, and what I love most is that it even has a page of background info about each of the crafters. I enjoyed learning about the “crafter culture” as well as seeing the crafts. My favorite crafts I’ll be trying: Floral Wrap Skirt and A Smock to Wear Out. My favorite craft is the Lovie Circuits (love birds that light up when they kiss) but it might be too complicated for me to try. This book is encouraging me to branch out from sewing because it has crafts of all type: needlecraft, knitting, electro-crafts, beauty products, and paper crafts.