10.25.2007

Sew (SO) Creative...

Just spent the past hour transfixed on a new book I bought, Midwest Modern by Amy Butler...First off you all should know that I don't know how to sew and may very well never learn...This book made me seriously consider hoping online and buying my first sewing machine EVER. The part of the book that I enjoyed the most is that she takes things from her surroundings - her gardens, the hummingbirds off her back deck, flea market finds and uses those as the basis of her creativity. Her home & office spaces are lovely and peaceful and her clothes that she designed look comfy and chic. Click here to learn more about her and here to buy the book.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about getting that book...it looks great!

Maureen said...

okay, the bookstore that I go to should seriously send some perks your way. In the past few weeks since I started reading your blog, I've purchased four books! This will be my fifth...Can't wait, because I never thought I had the skill or the coordination to sew, even though it's something I've always wanted to learn to do! If you try it, then I will too!

LobotoME said...

It's deal Maureen - My mom has a sewing machine I can try it out on. Let's send each other a handmade, sewn, "creation" by Jan. 1st?

{ Did I ever tell the story about how my mom had to sew the MOLE for me in 7th grade home economics class because I sucked at sewing so badly? moral of the story, don't get your hopes up for an amy butler fab thing - you might get a mole, if i can even muster that! }

Maureen said...

it's a deal. now i just have to find a sewing machine...