Goodreads Giveaway: Sew!

20 Jul

If you couldn’t get enough of the adorable coat hangers from this past Freebie Friday, we’ve got some great news! This week’s Goodreads giveaway is Sew!.

Cath Kidston’s Sew! is a treasure trove of simple projects all made using popular printed fabrics. With over 40 colorful patterns, there is a project for sprucing up any area of your home or for making useful purses and totes. All the techniques are clearly explained and tips are given for variations—allowing you to customize the basic designs as you wish! Check out Cath’s blog for more fun inspiration!

Some of the projects include:

- child’s apron complete with handy pocket

- bird mobile for a nursery

- practical zippered knitting needle case

- amusing airplane blanket

 

ACT FAST: This Goodreads giveaway only runs through Wednesday, 7/23.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sew! by Cath Kidston

Sew!

by Cath Kidston

Giveaway ends July 24, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Can’t wait? Order today!

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Freebie Friday: Cute and Padded Coat Hangers

18 Jul

Wire hangers. Ugh. We’ve all used them only to find they easily get tangled up together and often leave odd shapes in the shoulders of our favorite sweaters. Today’s Freebie Friday will help you make some extremely adorable and padded coat hangers that can help solve all those problems—plus they will perk up any bedroom!

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what you will need…

  • 20 x 65cm floral fabric
  • wooden coat hanger
  • padding (old tights or top cut into 10cm strips works well)
  • 60cm bias binding
  • matching sewing thread
  • sewing kit
  • and perhaps the book that inspired it…

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Sew! is a treasure trove of simple projects all made using Cath Kidston’s popular printed fabrics. Reflecting her love of vintage-style patterns, the fabrics feature fresh colors in delightful and unexpected combinations. There are 43 fun and useful projects, all shown in stunning, close-up photographs complete with full-size pattern and on an enclosed sheet for each project, step-by-step instructions and templates.

 

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Happy Pub Day!

15 Jul

Hooray! If you’ve been patiently waiting for the next great book by our featured author of the month, Leonie Morgan, then consider your wait worthwhile. We’re so excited to show off 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet: 50 Original Stitches and 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws, on sale now!

ripple 2This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 100 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter.
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Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes six great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together!

Pick up this fun, fabulous book and keep some color in your life for as long as you can. After all, winter is coming!

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Goodreads Giveaway: Vintage Lingerie

13 Jul

I heard nothing but Oohs and Ahhhs when I passed around Jill Salen’s Vintage Lingerie last week. So we’re spreading the joy and doing a Vintage Lingerie Goodreads Giveaway. Vintage Lingerie covers a range of fascinating lingerie and garments, including 1890s corsets, 1920s French knickers, 1940s garter belts, 1950s New Look girdles and pin-up brassieres, and much more. The book includes 30 fully annotated working patterns alongside drawings, photographs, and practical advice on making up the garments.

Enter now–the giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen

Vintage Lingerie

by Jill Salen

Giveaway ends July 16, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Can’t wait? Buy the book today!

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Freebie Friday: 1930s Blue Silk Slip Vintage Lingerie

11 Jul

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Vintage, baby!

With the onset of the Great Depression, 1930s women’s street fashion shifted, closing out the boyish lean of the Roaring 20s—flappers, Marlene Dietrich, marlene-dietrich-smokingCoco Chanel donning a man’s sweater cinched with a belt at the waist—to something more feminine, sophisticated, and elegant. It was a decade of natural waistlines and flattering fluttery butterfly sleeves worn on the big screen by Hollywood starlets like Lana Turner. Lana_Turner_in_The_Postman_Always_Rings_Twice

So this week’s Free Pattern Download, a 1930s Blue Silk Slip pictured above, is essentially about summer’s influence on my psyche, which is all awhirl with blockbuster movies and weddings and the unavoidable daily quandary of feeling cool and pretty despite the often stifling, sticky NYC heat and humidity.

The image and pattern are from Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen, which includes 30 beautiful and historically accurate examples of period lingerie from 1850 to 1970: corsets, brassieres, girdles, petticoats… accompanied by a full working pattern, photographs, and drawings.

Cheers everyone! Be free, stay cool, and have a wonderful weekend!

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