Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bedside Inspiration

From top to bottom

I have been literally buried in new books from the library...thought I'd share a few lovely pictures with you!

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a shirtdress, a maxi dress, an empire gown, a ball gown, and a cocktail dress?  Find out all in Fashion 101.  Great for the budding fashion designer and the sew-it-your-self types...  I wish I had this dress back when I was designing hundreds of paper doll dresses as a kid.  It would have been my constant companion. 
Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner.  I LOVE it all!

I want to make this... (I have some vintage scraps that would be perfect!)
and this...
...and these.  To cute!!

Material Obsession....sounds like me, right?

I literally gasped when I saw this quilt.  I adore purples and lavenders anyway, but the combination of colors and prints in this one blew me away. I just love simple quilts. Oh, I want it!
I have some fat quarters that will be perfect for this fat quarter quilt...
whenever I get around to it, that is!
 Finally, a trio of very lovely, restful pictures from Home Sewn.  I wish I could step right into this book and live in it.  The photos took me to another world and I came away relaxed and refreshed.
 
Delicious!
Blessings!
Jessica


11 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    I recently had a great visit to the local library as well. I love the home sewn book and feel transported when I look at the pictures as well.

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  2. My mom made me three of those pillows for my couch. They are so cute.. I love them!!

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  3. I think I need to visit your library!

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  4. I just got Seams to Me and love it!

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  5. That just gives me an idea of checking out our public library here and see if they have some books about sewing. Hmmm... I love the books!

    Anyway, I already got the magazine in the mail and thank you so much. I sure enjoyed it. :) http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/2010/04/something-in-mail.html

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  6. Time for me to take a trip to the library! Thanks for the booklist!

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  7. I just discovered your blog and love it. I'm a sewing fanatic. I also knit but never find the satisfaction in knitting that I do in sewing. My most recent obsession is buying pure silk vintage saris on eBay and sewing them into breezy, comfy summer blouses.

    Thanks for a great blog.

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  8. I think if I checked those out I'd never want to return them! I have Material Obsession and LOVE it! I'm already working on my second of those Avalon/Fat Quarter quilts. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower now too.

    Anna
    P.S. LOVE the Nicey Jane fabrics too!

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  9. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    I just got Seams To Me, and Fashion 101 from my library.

    I LOVE Seams To Me.I am making the "One of Everything Bag" that is featured. I also love the fact that it includes the patterns in full- size.

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  10. Lots of eye candy...I can look all day at such loveliness :)

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  11. AnonymousMay 17, 2010

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