From the Bookcase: Cut Out + Keep – Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects by Cat Morley and Tom Waddington

    Crafty duo Cat Morley and Tom Waddington leave the comfort of their crafting community blog at Cut Out + Keep and embark upon a journey of all journeys: a road trip around all 50 states of the USA. The result? An exclusive handmade souvenir from each of the states that you too can […]

From the Bookcase: Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard

  If you thought the garden shed was just a place to store your lawnmower, garden tools, and maybe the odd toy or two, think again. Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard shows you how, with a little know-how and a touch of design, even the most uninteresting outdoor building can be dramatically transformed into a […]

From the Bookcase: Woodland Friends by Marie Perkins

  Surface pattern designer Marie Perkins, a.k.a Bowie Style, once again expands her product range with the very wonderful Woodland Friends collection. This set of 20 prints features a host of playful woodland creatures in a range of cute and whimsy artworks curated from a selection of the finest artists from the US and UK. Each quality […]

From the Bookcase: Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs – Mid 1930s by Tammy Ward

  Take a step back into the mid-1930s for a fascinating insight into the changing trends from almost a century ago with Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs – Mid 1930s by Tammy Ward. Flick through more than 300 photographs from original Sears catalogs for authentic inspiration from fashions for men, women and children of the […]

From the Bookcase: Blueprints of Fashion – Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s by Wade Laboissonniere

  Following on from the book of 1940s sewing patterns, Wade Laboissonniere’s journey into the changing face of fashion and design continues with Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s. Laboisonniere’s follow-up book proves to be as informative and fascinating as the first, providing yet another comprehensive guide to the fashions and designs […]