Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Book crazy ... and a fabric win!!

I've been a bit obsessed with book buying of late.
In addition to these books already blogged, I have purchased this heavenly stack of bedside reading:

They are:

'Color Your Cloth' by the amazing Malka Dubrawsky. So far, I am loving this book. Full of amazing eye candy and seemingly (because I haven't tried them yet) very easy to follow instructions.

'Handmade Home' by the one and only Soule Mama. Great inspiration for thrifting, creating and living a life inspired by all the best things about past crafty generations.

'Intuitive Color and Design' by Jean Wells. This is a wonderful book about letting go of what you thought you 'ought to do' with quilting and discovering new ways to create great works of art.

Kaffe's new book 'Quilt Romance'. I wasn't going to buy this at first but was convinced by Rita's review that it was a worthwhile purchase. And she was right ... as usual.

And lastly, but by no means leastly, 'The Well Dressed Home' by Annette Tatum. This lovely book talks to the fashionista in all of us and helps put together an interior design aesthetic based on our personal fashion sense. I am so definitely a 'bohemian'.

And to top off an excellent week, I won a 'Kelani Creative Customer' competition.
Here's what I bought with my winnings ....

I decided to buy some small pieces of a few fabrics that caught my eye.
From L-R:
Not for anything in particular. Just adding to the ever increasing stash!!! Thanks so much Kelani Girls!!!

Happy stitching.

Andi :-)


Red Pepper Quilts - Rita Hodge said...

Congrats on your winnings! Lucky you. Also happy to have led you a little astray with the book purchases. Great choices, might have to go check out the Intuitive color and Design book - sounds really interesting.


One Flew Over said...

You need to lock up your credit card and throw away the key!

Deb Robertson Writes said...

You can NEVER have too many books. They look great. I'm waiting for the Homemade Home one too!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Congratulations Andi - I love the fabrics, especially the cute Alexander Henry Senor Burrito Bright. Happy sewing with them.

bec said...

one word- jealous!

Jodie said...

Hey Andi, I might catch you on saturday at AQM...

Pippi creates said...

The books look very inspiring. You seem to be of a lucky duck in the prize winning department, aren't you! Love the horsey fabric, can't wait to see it as some amazing creation!

Dee said...

What fun reading material and inspirational to boot!

Congratulations on the fabric win! Such bright, happy colors!

Katherine said...

Oh, great book choices! I would happily add each of these titles to my own growing collection.

Congrats on the fabric win! Now what are you going to make with those fun fabrics?????

dragonfly said...

Hi Andi!
Lovely book stack and fabrics.
Thank you for adding me as a contact over on Flickr. I love your blog and quilts.

Cath said...

I'm sure the books are ace but i am loving the name Malka. Will have to run that one past the Dad. Senor Burrito muchas groovias

Corrie said...

ok you're evil! it's official! I now need some of those books especially kaffe! uh oh

love the fabrics too! well done!

Janet said...

You have a bit of everything with the books, I love books the same. Your fabrics are cute, I love the Sandi Henderson line.