Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Pillow Book: Over 25 simple-to-sew patterns for every room and every mood. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
Presenting more than 25 chic, easy-to-sew cushions, shams, pillowcases, and more, "The Pillow Book" makes it a cinch to update your look without spending a fortune. Veteran crafter Shannon Okey has created charming accents for every room. With easy-to-follow step-by-step directions and a front pocket filled with sewing patterns, "The Pillow Book" provides everything you need to stitch up piles of pretty pillows.
Cath Kidston's Mending Kit (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
Pants need hemming? Seams coming undone? Don't head to the tailors just yet - the handy "Cath Kidston's Mending Kit" includes everything you need to accomplish basic household mending, from replacing buttons to patching tears. In this lovely organizer you'll find all the equipment you need, plus a fully illustrated, step-by-step sewing instruction booklet that teaches sewing basics and walks you through common household mending jobs. Adorned with Cath Kidston's signature fabric designs, this stylish and portable kit keeps fashion fixes at your fingertips.
Amy Butler's In Stitches: More than 25 Simple and Stylish sewing projects. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents charming projects ranging from a cozy duvet cover to a smart apron.
Beautiful photographs inspire, while illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch for sewers of all skill levels - even beginners - to achieve beautiful results. 10 pattern sheets are tucked in the folder at front and the lay-flat binding makes for easy use while sewing. Amy shares tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, and she's included a comprehensive technique section, glossary, and resource guide. Whether it's chic placemats for the dining room, pretty hand towels for the bath, or a luxurios sleeping mask for the bedroom, Amy Butler's "In Stitches" has patterns for every room and every mood.
Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones: 20 keepsake sewing projects for baby and mom. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
In this lavishly illustrated collection, celebrated designer Amy Butler presents charming and contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. Designed for babies 0 - 12 months and their mothers, and featuring Amy Butler's fresh, colorful style, there's a project here for all the wee ones in your world.
Pretty Pantry Gifts: Recipes & Wrappings for Delicious Jams, Sauces, and Pickles. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $19.95)
Sweet Jams, Mouth-puckering pickles, and savory sauces - the only thing better than your favorite homemade snacks and sauces is being able to present them as gifts year-round! The kit has everything you need to start filling pantries with tasty treasures: tempting recipes and simple instructions on quick preserving, sweetly detailed gift bags and fabric circles for dressing up your creations, stretchy cord for tying it all together, and labels and gift tags for personalizing your presents. Treat friends to Bloody Marys with spicy Pickled Green Beans or surprise family members with Raspberry-Fig Jam with Port at the holidays. But be careful - delicious traets may be too good to save for later!
Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: patterns and how-to for 24 fresh and easy projects (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
Lotta Jansdotter's name is synonymous with smart, urban style. Her creations are instantly recognizable for their simplicity and Scandinavian charm. In "Simple Sewing,"
her first pattern book, Lotta collects 24 of her most popular pieces. Inside you'll find patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much more. Each project is paired with step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, inspiring design ideas, and helpful how-to illustrations hand drawn by Lotta. Best of all, included are helpful techniques section and 10 pattern sheets tucked into the folder at front, so you'll have everything you'll need at your fingertips to make beautiful projects for the home and beyond.
Home Sewn: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)
Beloved Designer Kaari Meng has gathered her favorite projects into this charming collection. As the founder of The Crafts and Notions Store, French General, Kaari scours the french countryside and parisian flea markets to stock her shop with vintage treasures. Taking Cues from her exquisite collection, she's created 30 simple sewing patterns for french-inspired curtains, bedding, kitchen and bath linnens, piles of pillows - and more! With their classic colors and universal utility, these projects will bring the palettes and pleasures of traditional french living into every home
Amy Butler's Sew-It Kit: 15 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects for the Home (Available now at WhizBang for $24.95)
Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing in "The Sew-It Kit." Inside you'll find 15 project cards ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags; a fully illustrated booklet containing easy to follow instructions; pattern sheets; plus thread and fabric for making a tissue box cover with Amy's gorgeous fabric designs. Stylish photographs inspire while how-to illustrations and straightforward text make it a cinch to create beautiful accesssories for every room and every mood.