Book Club

It's time for our June Book Club! Just as a reminder, each month I choose a crafty book from my bookshelf and create something inspired by the book. I hope you'll be inspired to do the same. This month I chose Cover to Cover by Shereen LaPlantz: As you can see, the full title of this book is Cover to Cover: Creative Techniques For Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums. This is not a sexy book filled with glossy pages, big text graphics, and huge photographs of brightly colored art. Rather, this is a straight-forward book binding manual. There are... Read more →


Thank you so much for all your kind comments on yesterday's post! I'm so excited about the stamps and stencils and I'm delighted to hear that you are too! Now onto today's post.... It's time for our May Book Club! Just as a reminder, each month I choose a crafty book from my bookshelf and create something inspired by the book. I hope you'll be inspired to do the same. This month I chose The Painted Quilt. This book was written by a mother and daughter duo: Linda and Laura Kemshall. And though it is a book intended for quilters,... Read more →


I loved reading all the comments on this post where people shared their favorite art and craft books. And I was immediately struck by two things: I was shocked by how many people didn't own any craft or art books. I realized that I buy a ton of art and craft books, but I don't read them. And well, I got to thinking. Thinking is such a beautifully dangerous thing, isn't it? I got to thinking and I decided that I wanted to rectify those two things. So...I'm starting a brand new feature here on the blog! Yay! Each month... Read more →