Thursday, 13 August 2009

Win a Scarf!

Hello, dear reader. Would you like to win one of my lovely WildCat Designs scarves? Thought so. Well, read on...

My new Aussie stockist, the 'i like you' boutique in Melbourne, is having a little giveaway on their blog! So if you like your scarves skinny, stripy and versatile, this is the one to add to your wardrobe. Perfect for that tricky spot between summer and autumn!

This very scarf can be won, just follow the instructions on this post. If you don't want to leave it to luck, the scarf is also, of course, for sale in all the usual places (etsy, dawanda & folksy)! ;)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Books from Boxes

Well, well. It's been a busy few weeks since my last post, and there's even been some lovely sunshine! :)

July was mostly a month of:

thinking about books
general crafting
drinking Sailor Jerry & coke
more knitting
reading Tank Girl comics

...and that's about it really.

Here are some of the books I thought about:

I'd heard of the Goddess Guide before, and this book is by the same author, and is in the same vein. It has such a beautiul cover! The interior is pretty good too :)

Another book I'd heard about (or rather ogled pictures on flickr of) for a while before giving in and actually getting my own copy of is 'Wreck this Journal' by Keri Smith, it's less of a book to read, more of a DIY sketchbook with mad instructions/antics encouraged.

It's been fun so far, and I reckon anyone having a creative block will feel the benefits too. I just wanted to try and be a little less 'precious' about my sketchbooks/artwork for a change, and this is the book to do it with!

One of my favourite books of the last five years was undoubtedly 'The Friday Night Knitting Club' by Kate Jacobs. I was thrilled to discover that she has now written a sequel (only just published this year in paperback!), featuring the familliar characters from the original, five years on.

One final book, just for the joy of it, is 'Put on your Pearls, Girls!' which is fun, witty and full of gorgeous illustrations by Martin Welch.

It even has some wonderful pop-ups! :D What more could you ask for from a book?