4 September 2011
Tags: Books, craft


Ellen Baker‘s blog The Long Thread is full of so much goodness.  Ellen lives in the USA with her husband and two daughters.  She has been blogging for over 4 years now and it just gets better and better.  Her debut book, 1,2,3 Sew, published by Chronicle Books, is available now. Ellen also writes a holiday craft column each month for AlphaMom, so check it out if you get a chance. I‘m totally digging the tiny vinyl!

Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to dcor and accessories. With easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and 12 patterns tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, 3 Sew is an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.


Poppet‘s Window

Gorgeous blog about food places all around Melbourne.

"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (The Physiology of Taste, 1825)

Whole Larder Love

He‘s like a little brother to me, Rohan. He has just spent last week sharing his talent with the peeps over at The Design Files.


Both albums of the year in my opinion.

Elilen Jewell

Gillian Welch

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