Felt Sew Good release

click to enlarge

Here is a book. A book called Felt Sew Good. A book I spent many hours last summer creating; dreaming up, making, writing and illustrating the 30 or so projects and it’s finally here and though I do say it myself it’s really rather nice. It looks, feels and smells good too. Above is a little taster of what’s inside and if you head over to Amazon now you can use their nifty ‘look inside’ feature to find out more!

Oh and you know that thing about buses and how you can wait for ages and two come at once? Well, apparently it’s the same for books as here is Felt Sew Goods sister title Little Sew and Sew. Also by me, also rather nice and also available to buy now!

click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Over the following weeks there’ll be some free project downloads, some interviews and other exciting things. Cool.

20120716-100112.jpg

I bought these delightfully cute/scary/pretty/weird* doll faces from Craftability in Ipswich last week when I was up there watching the new issue of Marie Claire Runway being printed (looking good, out 26th July). I don’t know what I’m going to do with my faces and can’t even work out how they attach to the doll… Glue? Stitching?

Craftability is one of those lovely craft shops full of random bits and bobs that you just have to buy because They Might Come In Useful One Day. The staff were really helpful and gave me lots of help on my embroidery issues … Top Tip: When embroidering with metallic floss use two strands of metallic and four of a normal floss in a matching colour. You still get a metallic shimmer but the floss goes through the fabric much easier.

You can visit Craftability online here or in St Lawrence Street, Ipswich.

*delete where appropriate