Friday, 30 October 2009

My book has arrived - yippee!

Here is something I treated myself to  - an early Christmas present.

Since discovering Pat's blog, I just had to have this book and teach myself crazy quilting.

It's not in the least bit crazy - neither is it like the traditional quilting - as in big bed quilts.  It is dainty and intricate, and perfect for small projects, in face most of the 'paper' craft I do can be done in crazy quilting instead of collaged or stamped - so too bags, purses, lots lots more!   So it's going to be my winter nights hobby when it is too cold and dark to come to the end of the garden and play in here -my studio shed.

I read the book from cover to cover and followed her wonderful journey.  It wasn't a bit as I had expected -which was a tutorial step by step book.  It was so much more - but I don't want to give too much away.  There are projects, supply lists and links - all the usual things  you would expect but also...................well you will need to get the book.

Inside I spotted to a book mark - which fluttered onto my lap as I turned the page.  But it wasn't a book mark but one of the above glorious butterflies, with a sample of Pat's hand dyed silk ribbon. which you can buy from her Art fire shop together with ready to go kits with colour co-ordinated vintage prints on cotton, and sequins etc - and you can pay in pounds!

Which is great for a beginner like me.
Check out the kits and lots of other goodies on here and there are more on her Etsy shop here

Having spent hours just organising my ribbons, I am well aware how long it takes Pat to punch out a colour co-ordinated butterfly, thread the ribbon, and prepare everything else in the kits.

My goodness they sell out fast!  Pat dyes the ribbons/trims, transfers the images, and sources the other little treasures in the kit to make it unique.

Thank you so much Pat - the book etc is worth every penny - dollar!   It will keep me very busy in the depths of winter.


alcoholinky said...

looks like a book I'd like to add to my collection Lottie!

Shairon said...

Looks like a scrummy book Lottie! Going to check it out on

LazyKay said...

Don't underestimate YOUR gifts Lottie in your admiration for those of others.

Glad you found the book a treasure trove and are enjoying it.