Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Haberdashery Book Worm



I thought that it might be nice to show you some of the books that live on my many coffee tables, console tables and bed side tables.When I need inspiring, I go to Amazon and buy books.




First is my current favourite. Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art Of Domesticity, it is a whimsical, creative, mouth watering, taste tantalising book. The pictures that I took today are just a few of my favourites, but there is hardly a page turned, without bold, bright and brilliant photos.











Not only does she write about Haberdashers, she writes about cooking, baking, flowers, paintings, films, travel, knitting, crochet, the list is endless.








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Another of my favourites is Cath Kidsons, In Print , I have also taken a few photo's from my favourite pages. Although Cath Kidstons shop is now too available for my liking, too commonplace , I do like her books. A friend of mine who is a fabric print Designer, recently met her. She said that she was a lovely lady.




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In the photos below, she has the same Pom-Pom fringing as Robson and Mason has. I have also been scouting through her old catalogues, and in the Autumn 2005 she has the same pom pom fringing. Luckily ours is still available priced at £1.49 per metre.





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Bend the rules of sewing has been on my coffee table for a while. It seems to be a nice book, if you have time on a Sunday afternoon to read, decide what you might like to make, and go and make it. It's patterns are quick, simple, easy and lovely. I think that Etsy readers would like it especially. The photos are nice and bright, and make feel inspired to go and create something wonderful.













GF Smith's Paper samples book is a book that lives on our main coffee table, it's full of bright colours, metallics, textures, and weights. Its a great 'book' for if you are a Graphic Designer, like my wonderful Ross. As is Radical Graphics. The covers cannot be missed.











Even though I am a older and wiser person, than I was when I was enjoyed reading children's books, I Still adore them. My favourite children's author has to be Dick Bruna. The creator of Miffy. However- I have a few other favourite books, and The Big Book of Love, I had this given to me a few years back on my Birthday from my parents. My mother said she knew I'd love it, and I do.




The pages are all raises, embossed and some even fuzzy with flocking, especially on his ears. It is a WONDERFUL book for parents-to-be, children, babies, birthdays, Valentines and a gift to yourself, from yourself.

It is the most enchanting book I have come across in a while, that explains love, and better still it's inexpensive!

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When discussing children's books, I must mention Rod Campbell. He is a genius! But, I plan to write a whole other blog on him.

3 comments:

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

What a lovely blog. So beautiful and colourful. Will add a link from mine under inspirations. Thanks for sharing all these lovely books. Aileen.

SallyF said...

oh I think you are so right, we are living in identical bubbles... think I'm going to have to buy that domesticity book for me and everyone else I know, thanks for the tip off.

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