Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Holiday reading

While we were away, I felt the need to pick up a little light holiday reading, and this caught my eye.

It was a very Asian-inspired issue and yielded goodies like this skirt with 3D organza blossom

And this sashiko inspired notebook cover. I've loved sashiko ever since I first came across it in Japan. Soo made a cute patch not so long ago, and now this. I'm feeling an urge coming on.


And the magazine came with a freebie magazine (Idees Couture & Broderie - thirty heart themed projects). Hearts aren't really a huge passion of mine, so if anyone would like it, it's up for grabs. Leave me a comment and if it's more than one person, I'll have my trusty helpers pick a name. Feels like a long time since I went to the post office and I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms.

15 comments:

KarenV said...

Ooh, I'm a big fan of hearts, so I'd love the supplement if it's going spare please :)

raspberry said...

me, me, me, me, MEEEEEE - lol, I would like it too!

are is the water there, I hope you are safe from all of the flooding :)

Veronique said...

I'm gonna call my Mom and ask her to snag me a copy. Thanks for sharing!

rebecca said...

Love that cushion idea!

Megan said...

Hey, I'm always in for a freebie. It's another sunny day here in the middle of winter, so I guess it's still raining at your place. That's so sucky.

alison said...

Any craft project Asian inspired gets the thumbs up in my book!
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog - muh appreciated.

Soo said...

can't wait to see some of your sashiko....very relaxing, perfect for the holidays!

Ruthanne said...

Wave, wave - heart lover here too if you're putting us in a hat!

pretty essential said...

Just came over to your blog from Janet Clare's, so feel a bit bad about commenting on a give away straight off - but do love hearts!! Also wanted to say that I've done that quiet, no screen-time thing in my house on and off at times, and it gets better the longer you do it. The kids start coming up with ways to occupy themselves that they would never be bothered with if easier options are available.

Heidijayhawk said...

now that's my kind of reading!!!

Ragged Roses said...

Thanks for the pancakes idea and the quiet time in previous post might come in handy over the next few weeks!!!! Love being able to read magazines on holiday (doubly indulgent) and if that supplement is up for grabs ....

Lisa said...

Hearts aren't my thing either. Just saying Hi! and I'm really glad that you had a lovely easy going holiday.
I'd love to go that part of France one day. France is such a classy place altogether :) Love to gorge on the food (fruit de la mer... drool), and the craft mags and books.

God I'm glad your house isn't soggy!

Liz said...

Oooh add me to the draw, I would love to see part of the magazine that everyone talks about and I cannot find!. Good luck with the sashiko.

dottycookie said...

That looks like a beautiful magazine. Love the 3D flowers.

Are you OK? The road we used to live in in Oxford is more or less underwater, and both ends are cut off (we have a friend still living in the same house). We keep hearing of problems all around there - Wallingford, Abingdon - but I guess you do still have power ...

I do like hearts very much and would love to be in a draw if you have time to organise it!

greetingarts said...

I've never seen that magazine, it looks pretty neat. Always important to have some crafty reading while on vacation!