Happy reading, happy making!

Books make me so happy, I love reading and I am always buying more of them. Mostly from charity shops and often find real bargains, especially in the lovely National Trust second hand books shops.

I also love buying craft books that are either published by bloggers or promoted by them as then you know that you are getting something really well worth it and that you are helping someone who is really dedicated to what they do.

My birthday present book was one that was recommended by Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane  a while ago and I added it straight away to my wish list.

It is called Happy Flower Quilts by Atsuko Matsuyama  and it is very much a ‘me’ sort of book. So much cuteness and use of little flowery prints!

Happy Flower Quilts 1

I would have bought the book just on the strength of the Dresden pincushion pattern as I have still not got over how cute they are but there are so many other lovely ideas in here, especially for a person with lots of small female relatives! I love the sewing case with its spool patchwork designs.

I really like the 3D flower applique on this little purse and the Honey Bee block would be lovely as a bag design as well. The book comes with full size templates for everything and I can’t wait to have time to play with some of these designs.

I have finished all of my steampunk outfit and am off to Tewkesbury Medieval Festival this coming weekend where as well as enjoying dressing up I will be doing lots of research for my doctorate as it is the biggest event in Europe so I am planning to do lots of videoing of the wonderful things that people are doing.

Take care and thanks for visiting.

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3 thoughts on “Happy reading, happy making!

  1. I am SO envious of you going to the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival …I cant get to it this year . Have a lovely time ! ……….we will want to see pics on your return ! 🙂

    • I will have a lovely time thanks both of you, yes the Tewkesbury event is amazing, such fun and we are so looking forward to it. It is the 34th year of the event this year which is amazing!

  2. I wish you a happy weekend of research, then. One of these days I would like to get to the Tewkesbury event, because reenactors are so full of wonderful detail and the fruits of their own passionate and persistent research. I’ve had some really fascinating conversations!

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