Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My birthday is coming up (hint, hint)

I'm a little disappointed this year. I usually get a parade but this year my birthday falls closer to the end of the week. No matter, I am not one to make a big deal out of my birthday. But since I very rarely buy them for myself, this is one of the two days a year where I end up getting a lot of craft books (the other day being Christmas). This is what is on my wish list:

I read that there are a lot of errors and such in this book but I still want it. I've seen the projects being created around crafty-blog-land and they look so simple and beautiful.

[ETA: Check out the video of author Heather Ross on Martha making the super simple smocked summer dress.]

Who doesn't love Martha? OK, a lot of people. But she has impeccable taste so you know a craft encyclopedia from her is going to be first class.

Judge a book by it's cover? Yes, I do. I also liked this part of the book's description, "...encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules." I need a bit of that.

I have been a fan of the blog I Heart Linen for a couple of years. And now Rashida has a book, I Love Patchwork. Her projects are so beautiful and creative. Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait for this one. It isn't being released until November.


Jackie said...

Jen, Those are all great books for your birthday wish list. Who couldn't resist them. I just purchased the Material Obsession and it is definitely worth having for that spur of the moment inspiration that one might need.

Louise said...

Happy early Birthday! I really really want the Material Obsession book, too! It's gorgeous. If only May weren't a no-buy month...

Beth Workman said...

I was able to buy a lot of books that would have been out of my meager budget by signing up on crafter's choice. I like my indie book sellers, but it was hard to resist!

jacquie said...

i second the recommendation of material obsession...totally great book....and a happy birthday to you!