Archive for books
I can tell that summer is on its way just by looking at my coffee table reading. Knitting and Crocheting books are gradually making room for food books and memoirs, or those best-of-both-worlds kind of books: food memoirs. I suppose I’ve become a bit predictable in recent years, but what can I say? My interests [...]continue reading "Seasonal reading"
It’s looking like the new GREEN issue of From Polymer to Art will be dropping on my doorstep today or tomorrow. There has been such an overwhelmingly good response to this issue (thank you!), that I am close to selling out already, and the magazines haven’t even gotten here yet! I’ll be ordering more this [...]continue reading "Goodreads"
Sometimes all of the little Things to Do of my day align in a perfect way, and culminate in a special pocket of Me Time: an hour or so to be away from home, enjoying a favorite drink, flipping through a pile of books and magazines, daydreaming a bit… And on rare occasions, I even [...]continue reading "Rechargeable batteries"
I do so love crafty books. If I had unlimited funds, I’d run right out and stock my own creative library. How fabulous would that be?? Sadly, funds are anything but unlimited, but I do get to treat myself now and then. Since all of the books in my inspiration pile have cycled onto the [...]continue reading "The book pile, volume two"
Happy Friday! These are some of my most recent Flickr favorites. I just love seeing what beautiful things my contacts and fellow group members are photographing. You can click on the image for complete photo credits. You may (or may not) have noticed a little bit of blog housekeeping this week, in the form of [...]continue reading "Nerdy, but in a crafty book-loving kind of way"
Every year in May I go a little bit book crazy. I think, maybe, after several years of receiving birthday cards with Barnes & Noble gift cards tucked inside, I’ve become conditioned to mine my wish list for some creative reading, as my special day approaches. I spend much of May mentally spending any birthday [...]continue reading "The book pile, volume one"
I hope you don’t mind if I put on my sales hat for a moment. I hate wearing that thing, but if I leave it off for too long, I don’t sell things, and if I don’t sell things, I can’t buy more craft supplies (or, more importantly, supplement my family’s income) and we just [...]continue reading "Whatever you wish for"
I never showed you this fabric that arrived a few weeks ago. I got a fantastic deal on the three colors of jersey and the Irish linen on the bottom. $2/yard or less, if I remember correctly. It made the $16/yard price tag on the top fabric much easier to swallow. That top fabric is [...]continue reading "Bamboolicious"
I would have loved to start off this post with an image of our spare bedroom. It is the 2nd largest of our three bedrooms, and is currently housing Neil‘s desk and a bevy of books from Neil’s old store. I wish I could share images of this room with you, because it’s quite impressive [...]continue reading "Where cameras fear to tread"
Or so they say. I got a few new books today. It turns out that three of the books on my Amazon wish list are published by a company that I deal with for my store. So when I re-ordered a few polymer clay titles last week, I also added these pretty little books, and [...]continue reading "The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree"