Thursday, May 21, 2009

hom spun::japanese sewing book

hom spun - japanese sewing/craft book

hom spun - japanese sewing/craft book

Japanese craft books are true love, in my opinion. If I had a million dollars I could easily spend the majority of it on these Japanese craft books and fabric/supplies to make everything in them. I got this new book called "hom spun: sewing book." It's delightful. I have brown linen for the wrap dress, but there are so many other garments in there I want to make. Which one should I start with? Hm.... it's a tough decision. Especially seeing as I have like, NO time to work on anything for myself right now. {more pictures here.}

Also, I got my heirloom tomato plants and seeds! I'm a little nervous about this garden business. But hey, there is a first for everything right? I hope I don't kill anything. Worse, will anything actually grow?? We shall see... It's almost the weekend and my friend Alanna is finally back from France! She's making dinner tonight. I imagine something delicious and utterly French. I can't wait. This weekend is another shape-note sing as well as barn dance in the evening. I can see it's going to be a good weekend. Later!

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh, man...I have been searching and searching for this book for weeks as I am desperate to make that purple dress. Where did you find it??? I only saw one website that had a listing for it, out of stock, of course. Lucky duck!

jenna said...

oh, pretty book!

marie said...

i love japanese sewing books too..
wish we had a japanese book store here :(

abby try again said...

I couldn't agree with you more!
This book looks rad, thanks for sharing!

Anna Allen said...

hi, shannon! i'm sorry i'm so bad at replying to blog notes. (or emails for that matter. yikes.) but wanted to let you know i got the book on etsy from the seller "pomadour24." here's her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5233568

she's awesome. if you can't find it, just send her a message and she'll list it. looks like she's on vacation, but she's very prompt when she returns. anyway, good luck on finding it! it's a great book. now i just need to find some time to start sewing from it.

Shannon said...

Funny! I just bought a different book from her shop instead: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16591012

Looks equally awesome! Although, I am just learning to sew and will need a friend to walk me through every little bit...should be a fun adventure!

Anna Allen said...

oh, that one looks awesome! i was looking at that one too, when i got the other book. i was soooo tempted to get more than one book, but decided against it. if you make anything, i hope you blog about it!

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