Archive of ‘Books’ category

Book Review: The Sewists: DIY Projects from 20 Top Designer-Makers

I was recently sent a copy of the new book The Sewists: DIY Projects from 20 Top Designer-Makers by Josephine Perry to review for my blog. It’s a super-cute, handmade take on the DIY movement, chock-full of neat techniques and profiles of 20 makers. The projects range from a handmade pincushion to a gathered waist [...]

Studs & Pearls Book Review & Giveaway

Studs & Pearls : 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion is from the eponoymous blog Studs & Pearls by Kristen Nunez, founded in 2010. We’ve been reading each other’s blogs for quite some time, and we’ve been frequent commenters on each other’s projects. Kristen’s DIY’s are always fun, simple, and have major visual impact. With [...]

Must-Have Books for the DIY Home Decorator

I spotted this over on Joss & Main and thought to re-post here. Though I don’t share a lot about home decor here (I am planning to though, in the near future!), I figured books are easy-access, wonderful sources of inspiration and ideas. Decorate away, fellow DIY’ers! Must-Have Books for the DIY Home Decorator And [...]

Review: Bag: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory by Sue Huey and Susie Draffan

The folks over at Laurence King Publishing generously sent me a copy of one of their latest books: Bag: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory by Sue Huey and Susie Draffman. It’s an absolutely gorgeous coffee table book in a pleasing mini size (so that it incidentally actually fits in your bag! ;-). The bag on the [...]

Giveaway: Draping: The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel

The team at Laurence King Publishing was extremely kind to send to me a review copy of Draping: The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel. It is a heavy and extremely informative tome, covering the art of draping from start to finish. With tons of illustrations and photos, taking inspiration from celebrities, popular fashions, and runway [...]

DIY Bell-Sleeve Coat Dress and Sweet Dress Book Review

Laurence King Publishing (the same publishers of the incredibly useful DIY Couture by Rose Martin) recently were gracious enough to send me a copy of their newest sewing book, Sweet Dress Book: 23 Dresses of Pattern Arrangement by Yoshiko Tsukiori. Translated from the Japanese, this pattern book features 23 tutorials for making a variety of [...]

West Elm Flower Recipe Book Event with Studio Choo

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event celebrating the release of Studio Choo‘s The Flower Recipe Book at West Elm in Portland’s Pearl District. Leading the event were authors¬†Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo, a renowned floral design studio in San Francisco. They provided tons of tips and tricks for [...]

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