I’m a craft book junky. I blame it mostly on blog chatter but Powell’s cleverness of displaying the newest, most must-have-est craft books of the season right at their entrance gets me every time. So much potential behind those beckoning, high-gloss covers. So, so much cute stuff waiting to be made and given and had.
But alas, I confess…I’ve never completed one single project from my repository of craft books. Not one. I’ve gleaned ideas and earmarked and added many a project to many a list but have never actually sat down and followed a project from page to page.
Shamey, I know. Because if I devoted the ginormous amount of time and love and patience that quite obviously goes into writing a craft book, I’d be pretty pissed (or hurt or bewildered) if the purchaser did not take the time to sew one stinkin thing out of it.
So…sew I shall! Once a month, in fact, out of my very own collection of craft books. Mostly ones I already own but I’m saving a few slots for some books that are due out this year (and that I’m already giddy with excitement to get my crafty little hands upon) OR that may be unearthed and rediscovered once we get our stuff out of storage. It’s all about justification here, people.
Since January is more than halfway done I picked an easy-ish one to start off with: Heidi the Headband from Bend the Rules Sewing. It’s little, I know…but it’ll get my rusty, atrophied sewing muscles warmed up for some bigger tackles.
Headbands are most difficult to photograph, especially when sitting atop the head of the photo-grapher. I will try it again with a more willing subject, as I have a second one underway for Esme. So just trust me that it’s adorable and easy and if you have this book…go sew a headband (or ten) and see for yourself. Like now!
Go!!!! (and, please join me in my crafty adventure if you’d like!)
Posted by melissa s. at 11:52 AM