Is there anyone else that sometimes reads craft or recipe books like novels? You know, slowly flipping the pages, savoring each one, reading all the details whether or not you plan on immediately making the project/recipe? I've been flipping through Natural Patchwork and daydreaming about having the time to create some of these beautiful projects. It almost feels like the mere act of sewing these sweet, nostalgic things would somehow magically open up more time in my day. That sounds counterintuitive, but I'm pretty sure there's some sort of mathematical equation where excess time is equal to the number of charming patchwork items in one's home. Natural Patchwork is one of those Japanese craft books translated into English. Don't you love those? There's just a certain something, a balance of wildness and refined style, that I love. All of the projects can be done at the machine or meditatively by hand. My mom's coming out to visit next week and I would love to have something sweet and handmade to greet her: a throw or new pillow for her bed, perhaps the comfy patchwork house slippers, or a colorful tote bag... Maybe I'll magically find time to squeeze a little project in before she gets here; we all know how little encouragement I need to put aside the dishes and laundry:)
This book was a review copy sent by the publisher.