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Perfect gift for creative types and yourself!
on October 1, 2012
Gorgeously photographed and styled, this book offers much more than 25 beautiful, contemporary embroidery projects for in-and-around the home. What sets this book apart from all the other crafting and embroidery books I've purchased in the past is that it doubles as an inspirational home decor coffee book. The author presents an eclectic mood and mindset that definitely jives with my aesthetic -- a bit of old-world charm that my grandmother would appreciate, a shabby-chicness that my mother adores -- all with a twist of the elegantly curious (like you're stepping into an Anthropologie store vignette).
For any creative, crafty individuals tapped into the handmade movement or even for beginners who are intrigued by DIY and want to know where to start, I recommend this book for you, your friends, colleagues, mothers, aunts, teachers, etc. as it would make such a perfect gift for any occasion (especially holidays, birthdays, and a great gift for new moms at a baby shower!).
With my first baby on the way, I'm in complete "nesting" mode and cannot wait to get started on some of these projects that will go in the nursery. There's nothing that says "I love you" more than something you've made by hand and this book, with its step-by-step and easy to follow projects, will help me create the cutest and most eclectic art wall ever! Cannot wait to pass it on to my daughter one day when she's old enough (fingers crossed that she develops an appreciation for fine art and crafts as I do!).