Having just recently rediscovered my love of reading, I’ve set myself a goal of reading at least one book per month throughout 2016.
On the first Wednesday of each month I share one or more books here on my blog for ‘Book of the Month’.
So… I did read several books this month; a novel, a business eBook and this book that I want to share with you today. It’s not a new to me book, but I did rediscover it this month.
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You may know of Christina from her company Cabbages & Roses. It’s a quintessential British brand selling fashion, fabrics and homewares.
I purchased this book from Book Depository some time ago and have made many of the fabulous projects in it over the years. I refer back to it occasionally and that’s exactly how I came to rediscover it in my bookshelf a couple of weeks ago. I knew that many of you would appreciate this book too.
Christina’s fabrics have such a timeless retro feel to them and are perfect for the romantic vintage and cottage style sewing projects she has included in this book.
The 30 simple to sew projects are perfect for transforming every room of your home into a romantic retreat.
Christina has used beautiful vintage style fabrics and the most basic of sewing skills to produce the kind of projects that add that lovely element of femininity and a handmade elegance. I think they are very romantic.
The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains, and soothing scented herbal pillows.
The instructions are all illustrated and easy to follow and perfect for a beginner sewer.
I know that I’ve made several of the projects in this book to give as gifts and others were a starting point for projects that I developed further… like the bags and hot water bottle cover.
If you desire a home filled with hand-finished, personal objects, let Christina Strutt be your guide. The result will be an oasis of comfort, whimsy, and true romanticism. This is a great book for the craft room bookshelf!
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What books did you read this month?
Happy crafting my friends,
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