Today I’d like to share a picture of my creative Christmas gifts from my wonderful husband and friends.
Alison Smiths Dressmaking book has been on my wishlist for ages and there are some really good pattern designs in the back as well as all the helpful how too guides along the way.
The Threads DVDs are brilliant, I bought the first one in the series (ignore Amazon UK saying they are for region 1 only, our DVD player can’t play region 1 and they play fine.) They are NTSC but both our TV and DVD player can accommodate this. DH added to my collection with season two and three, have only had chance for a quick look but they are like the first season in that they take you from no prior knowledge of dressmaking and hold your hand along techniques and materials as well as a few projects to demonstrate the concepts they are showing. If you are new to dressmaking and feeling overwhelmed head over to Amazon or Threads magazine online.
The Calligraphy set is optimistic, I begged for the wooden box set when I first saw it as the inks work and dry over acrylic paint, so they will be wonderful for art journalling. The full on pen set is optimizom on DHs side. I used to do a little calligraphy but my fine motor skills especially after last years crochet incident make it beyond me (at least for now).
Really hoping that I can bring some art back into my life in 2014, I have sorely missed it this year.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon