Tuesday, 29 July 2008

It's On My Desk Wednesday....

Bit of an invasion today! Well, it is the school holidays....so my table (actually, our dining table) is a shared workspace. Youngest is continuing her quest to build the biggest ever lego city, but there are limitations - how much she can physically fit onto her two thirds of the table top, and the biggest factor....how many bricks we have! Not enough, apparently! She's realised that low-rises will spread the bricks further, and I'm relieved because then I don't run the risk of accidentally bulldozing prized tower blocks...you know how that goes!


So, what's on my desk today? It's all looking rather tidy, don't you think? My new best friend, the computer, (I admit it...that's a bit sad!) is displaying my new etsy product.


I must mention those two books - such inspiring reads, both of them: the bottom book is 'three-dimensional EMBROIDERY' by Janet Edmonds. Joyous items made by manipulating, painting and stitching various fabrics - art, all of them. The book on top is 'the art of embroidery / inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces' by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne. This is an absolute feast for the eyes in glorious technicolour - amazing close-up shots of unbelievable stitchery, based on images from the natural world and everyday life. I could eat this book, it's so fantastic.


ps: if you want to take part with the 'on my desk wednesday' blog meme, pop over to kootoyoo's blog and join the list of players!

6 comments:

Hens teeth said...

Read the post ~ straight onto Amazon! It's always good to get book recommendations.

'fancypicnic' said...

Absolutely! If you get them, you won't be disappointed. I can't get enough of 'The Art Of Embroidery'. Every time I pass it, I have to pick it up and have another flick through. Yum,yum and yum again!

Marian said...

I forgot!!!!!
anyway, it all looks very pretty over there. THose books sound interesting!

Kayla coo said...

Hi,
I have that book and love it, also her felt book is stunning too.
Found your blog via Viv hens teeth.
Thanks for the folksy info.

Michala x

mimilove forever said...

Well hello!!
Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comment...I've just checked out your shoppy & Flickr...wow...2 words...
GOR---GEOUS!! :)

Heloise said...

Thank you for posting about the "the Art of Embroidery". I have now got it and for the first time ever with an embroidery book I'm reading it from cover to cover, it's so inspiring.