Lindsey and Mary over at Craft Buds are hosting their 3rd annual Craft Book Month through September. They've got a blog tour all month featuring book projects as well as a link up for people to share projects made in 2013 from craft books (including great prizes!). This is interesting for me. I have a LOT of sewing/stitching/quilting books. I love reading through them, checking out different construction techniques, fabric combinations, inspiring photography and stories. Do I make stuff out of my craft books? Rarely. I can't really say why. Perhaps it is because I often have my own ideas that need sewing, or I use specific one-off patterns that I purchase from blogging friends.
One book that has inspired me in the past several months is Alexia Abegg's Liberty Love. In this case, it is entirely due to the gorgeous Liberty tana lawn fabrics and Alexia's designs that show them off to their full potential. Of course, any favourite fabric could be used for projects in the book - one need not fork out the big bucks for Liberty - but if you've got a treasured stash, this is likely the book that will get you cutting into it.
I originally blogged about this gorgeous Around Town Tote here. I want to make one for myself soon because I just love the aesthetic of this uncomplicated bag. I still have enough of the leaf print, but I might be tempted to choose one of the more colourful florals that I brought home from London instead.
My next project from Liberty Love will be the Spool Quilt. I fear it will have to wait until November retreat, but that's okay. It is the perfect project to easily piece while laughing with friends and I know everyone will be excited to see all of the tana lawn prints. Liberty is rare here.
Once I make the Spool Quilt, that will be two projects out of one book. A definite record for me. What crafting book have you made the most projects from?