Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Creative Inspiration

As a seamstress and crafter, I enjoy sitting down with a good book filled with ideas. Quite often I will check them out at the library; and if I find a particular one that I enjoy, I will splurge and buy a copy of my own. A couple of years ago I came across a new book at the library entitled, Sew Pretty Homestyle, by Tone Finnanger.

I enjoyed flipping through the pages so much that I renewed it for a second round. After that period of time was over, I came to the realization that it was time to return it to the library so that someone else could enjoy it; however, I just wasn't quite finished with it. So I turned to Amazon and purchased my very own copy. Since then, I have purchased two more of her books: Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle

Now at this point I must confess that I haven't ever actually made anything out of them quite yet; but whenever I find a free moment on my hands, and want to be inspired, I reach for one of them. And besides, who could even possibly resist not wanting to make this little guy:

(you can find him in Sew Sunny Homestyle)


Kar said...

Too cute! I have one of her books and love it. I might just have to check the others out. :)


Anonymous said...

I have the Christmas book but haven't made anything out of it yet. Some of the projects are beyond me, but I'm hoping to give a couple a try soon.

womanofthehouse, still learning

The Library Lady said...

Make him! Sell him at Etsy! He is just too cute. I want him too but I'm a no sew kinda gal. I am soooo happy to hear that you are a library user.

The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"

koralee said...

Thank you for your well wishes you left on my blog. I must say these books do look amazing. I wish I was a wee bit more creative in the sewing area...that mouse is simply adorable!

the ungourmet said...

Now my kids want me to make this little mouse! So cute!

Sheila said...

I enjoyed your cookbook recommendation (Sweet Melissa book), so I trust your recommendation on this one. I love books like this. I have some stockings I would like to make and other Christmas decorations; the Christmas one would be a delight to look through!