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.


  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.

  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.

  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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