Friday, January 28, 2011

Book love and stitches.

Hi, guys. I know it's been a while since I posted. I've been doing a lot of sewing and reading (and wishing for snow so that classes would be canceled :) this week. I got some books through the mail that I had ordered, which was very nice. One of them is Jenny B. Jones' new book "Save the Date," which I'm so excited about! Another was this:

I am fascinated with bookbinding. And this book is the coolest thing ever! First of all, "Rebound" is a gorgeous book in itself. It's technically a paperback, but the covers are really heavy and sturdy. As my brother said sarcastically, making fun of me while I was marveling over it, "Oh my gosh! It's like a hard paperback!" The binding is not pitiful like most paperback craft books. It's really nice. The pages are cardstock-ish, and the book has the most delicious new book smell. :) Then there's the fact that it has basic book-binding info in the front, followed by *sixteen* books to make, ending with a gallery of some books made by paper artists. The books and bindings in "Rebound" are amazing...they take things like gift cards, bathroom rugs, and potato chip bags to make books. I have been gushing over it since Wednesday, and I'm trying to gather the supplies to make two or three of the books already. I also have another bookbinding book (which I ordered at the same time as this one, but it took longer to ship) on the way, so things around the blog may take a definite bookish turn for a while. :)

This afternoon, I finally framed this cuckoo clock embroidery that I finished weeks ago (from Aimee Ray's "Motif Collection"). I wrapped brown grosgrain ribbon around the hoop, and I love it! It looks so cute hanging on my wall.

I also finished this past week's motifs for the Doodle Stitching Stitch Along. You can find them for free here.

So...that's all for now. But I'll be back tomorrow with my first Booksneeze book review and a book/DVD giveaway! This little giveaway would be perfect for any young teen girl in your life, so be sure to stop by and check it out. :)

Until next time,


  1. I love your cuckoo clock embroidery.

  2. You've been missed! I thought maybe school had taken over your life =)
    That book sounds like so much fun. I love the smell of a new book!

    The mushroom embroidery..Ah-mazing!

  3. I've missed you, Kristin! I always enjoy your posts. :) The mushroom embroidery is sooo cute! I love it!

    ~ Lindsay

    P.S. - Thanks for letting me know about the Disney fabric! I actually *was* planning on making some things for my Etsy shop with the Bambi fabric. But... since it was licensed by Disney, I ended up making a pillow case for myself. I didn't mind too much! *wink*


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