I'm back from Vermont (where I, among many other things, made an embroidered potholder for my grandmother for her eightieth birthday, stitched up a scarf using pieces of voile from Anna Maria Horner's amazing Little Folks line, and received a lovely new print for our new apartment), but we're now jetting off to DC for the weekend to explore and hopefully find a place to live (!). Crafty updates will have to wait, but in the meantime, here are some colorful, recently starred items from the good ol' Google Reader:
I've completely fallen in love with the ruffly and romantic fabric flowers of B. Poetic. I would have loved to have worn a B. Poetic ribbon belt or pair of shoe clips at my August wedding--and would have, had I known about them sooner!
In a recent blog post on BookPros[e], I listed a few of the crafty books on my need-to-read list. Here are a few others I'd like to add to my bookshelf or check out from the library:
While honeymooning in Toronto, I picked up a copy of Meg Mateo Ilasco's Craft Inc.(I really enjoyed it and found it very informative), and I would love to own a copy of the accompanying Craft Inc. Business Planner.
The author of Subversive Cross Stitch, Julie Jackson, is a Texan (yay local crafters!), and her cross-stitch designs are hilarious, inappropriate, and totally unexpected.
I flipped through a copy of A Rainbow of Stitcheswhile at the bookstore during lunch a few weeks ago, and realized I'd found what I'd been looking for: a reference book of modern cross-stitch designs that I'd actually like to stitch.