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Back to School Book Week: Craft Books

I hope you’ll forgive me for posting twice today, but Vintage Chica Eren had a fun idea that I wanted to get in on, and it means a-post-a-day for the next five days.  This book junkie just couldn’t resist.

So here’s the deal – in honor of school starting up again (just over a week to go, here) we’re going to talk about the books that we’re loving right now.  Each day features a different type of book, and today it’s craft books – a favorite genre of mine, if ever there was one!


I have to admit that this summer has not been as full of crafty goodness as usual, but I have at least been reading about crafts.  My most highly-anticipated read has been Alicia Paulson’s Embroidery Companion.  I totally want that skirt on the cover.

The book arrived here a few weeks ago, and I really thought I would dive right into it, but I got stalled by a few things:

  1. I wanted to get my photo-centric Etsy shop off the ground before changing gears, and
  2. I couldn’t find the embroidery hoops I picked up at a yard sale specifically in anticipation of this book.

So, I haven’t actually done any of the projects yet, but I do gaze longingly at the cover every couple of days.  I plan to write up a full-blown review very very soon, but I want to hold off until I’ve done at least one of the projects.

What I can tell you is the photography is beautiful, and the words poetic, in true Posie Gets Cozy style, and even if I never do get around to embroidering my initials on a pillowcase, I will still be glad to have this book in my collection.

Now pardon me, while I go tear my house apart in search of those elusive embroidery hoops…

P.S. Go check out Eren’s original post here, and get in on the action if you like!


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4 thoughts on “Back to School Book Week: Craft Books

  1. Coincidentally my mom gave me this book last week! I am definitely going to try the embroidered pillowcases as a gift for Christmas. I am also thinking of doing the days of the week dishtowels as a sampler.

    1. I like those dishtowels, too. And I see the embroidered pillowcases looking really sweet alongside the theoretical quilt I have been stalling on for a year…

  2. Oh wow…I think you just made my fingers add this one to my list. Thanks for playing friend!!!

    1. Well, then my work here is done 🙂 Looking forward to tomorrow’s edition!

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