Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Books Just Arrived

Handmade Beginnings is Anna Maria Horner's newest book for new moms and their babes. This is a stunning collection of nursery décor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby clothing, and more.

Summer is perfect for sock knitting and these books are sure to inspire!

Find something sweet and adorable to knit for a new addition to your family

Start your next sweater and have it ready for fall. Northern Knits is full of great patterns inspired by Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles. Knitting 24/7 offers 30 projects to knit, wear, and enjoy for the on the go knitter. Many projects in this book are designed to be small and easy to transport, great for taking to appointments and to soccer practice.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

For the Knitter or Crocheter

Zauber Ball Sock yarn if sock knitting is what she likes, organic chunky cotton for the eco friendly knitter, or a skein of cashmere if luxury is what she likes.

This afghan book will get any knitter or crocheter inspired to make an afghan for everyone. Mother-Daughter knits is full of great patterns.

Grab her a set of handmade stitch markers...the sushi are my favorite.

For the Sewer

Create your own fat quarter bundle of all her favorite prints, Amy Butler's newest pattern The Sweet Harmony Bag, or a book with great patterns such as Sew Liberated or I Love Patchwork.
Other Great Crafting and Gift Ideas

Crafting books like Feltique for inspiration and great ideas for all felting, a sock monkey kit from Woolpets, or Jenny Hart's newest book Embroidered Effects.

Treat her feet, lips, and hands to Plum Island products.