Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Recommended Reading: "Pretty Handmades" by Lauren Wright

So a woman in Australia writes a craft book that is printed in Turkey and bought by a woman in Newnan, Georgia. If that's not the global economy at work, I don't know what is!

I was at my local Joann store the other day looking not necessarily for any particular craft book but just for something pretty. The day was gray and rainy, and I wanted something that "spoke" to me. Do you ever have a day like that? Well, this is what I came across, and I spotted the teapot and teacup graphics immediately!

Even a tea bag! When's the last time you saw artwork of a tea bag?


I wasn't at all surprised to find a pattern for a "Tea Party Tea Towel" inside. I don't care if I ever make it or not, I've just gotten so much pleasure from studying the pages of this lovely book!

Best enjoyed with a cup of yummy green tea, of course! I got my copy for 60 percent off thanks to a well-timed Joann coupon. That made this book's price about $8 and some change, less than the cost of many magazines, I note, but it's also available on Amazon if you don't have a Joann coupon handy.

3 comments:

  1. I think I would like that book! Might even make some of the projects, but who knows? Thanks for the information on this lovely book.

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  2. What a fun magazine find. Oh when I need something that speaks to me I go to the antique mall. Last Saturday I found a wonderful chintz teacup at an antique show. Best find and best price too. What fun we do have.

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  3. That sure does look like an interesting book, and it's so pretty. What a nice find to cheer up your rainy day!
    --from Vernona in DC

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