Crafty Goodness!

Thanks for all of the sweet birthday wishes! I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday (or a relaxing day off for those that don't celebrate the holiday?) Ours has been fun and hectic, with several birthdays and Christmas.

I have projects to report but my computer is still out of action which limits my posting abilities. (Doesn't it just figure that the computer acts fine when I take it to the store but it is obviously toast the minute I take it back home?)

I will instead give you the highlights of the fabulous crafty gifts I received. First, several lovely and inspiring books:

Linen Crafts
The baby blanket is so sweet, and the reversible linen/Liberty print skirt is on my to-do list!

Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe
Everything you need to design your own clothes and make them fit right.

Amy Butler's In Stitches
I am a little overwhelmed by some of the diagrams but everything in this book is beautiful. I might start with the pleated short apron.

Also, two fabulous Japanese sewing books:

Hakka Book 1
Skirts for kids, including the sweet wrap skirt on the cover and a pleated one I have to make.

Skirt a la Carte
It's hard to tell but the cover skirt has the cutest pleated pockets!

And the best present ever, thanks to my husband!
Riso Print Gocco PG-11
It's like a mini self-contained silkscreen machine, very cool!


Ali said...

Lucky you! I got In Stitches too - want to try the organizer boxes.

Glad your festivities were fun.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Glad to have you back posting - even if it's limited :-)

Your goodies look wonderful! It would be difficult to decide what to tackle first. Enjoy them!

mikodesign said...

Happy new year to you and your Family, also best wishes for your birthday,You must be a happy girl with all those great presents, I'm looking forward to see what you will make with the Gocco-machine.