Martingale Publishing sent me THIRTEEN book to review. I never have to review all of them…just the ones I like. Here’s the first review I’m writing.
This isn’t really a quilt book but it’s crafty and fabric and really, really good so I’m leaving it in the Quilt Book Review section. The book is Bowl Me Over and the author is Debbie Busby.
Since I’ve been cross stitching I’ve been wanting to do a little more decorating. I’m not a decorator at all and I’m not a cleaner. For some reason I always put decorating and cleaning in the same mode so I just haven’t decorated.
There have been so many things that have tempted me though. Things like three tiered trays…big bread bowls, baskets. All of those sort of things have really been on my want list lately. Making some of the things in this book would be PERFECT for them.
Many of the projects use wool scraps but many don’t too. All of these could be made as pincushions as well as cute decorative pieces. Check some of them out….
I like these that are done of the black.
…but I like these even more….
The one that says “Be Brave” is calling “make me Jo, Make Me!!”
I’m not a cabin girl so these don’t excite me.
I am a homebody and these ones I do really like.
These bee themed ones I like as well.
If you are a person who does gift exchanges with your friends, these would be so perfect. They are small, and would be quick to stitch. In many cases I think the prepping would take as much time as the stitching.
The photography is good in the book…the directions look easy to follow. The author give great tips on transferring the embroidered words too. I love this book and if I hadn’t already gotten a review copy, I would be rushing to Amazon to order it.
While I was writing the review I realized I have another book in my library by this author. This book… Sew Many Notions. I’ve been itching to make some of these and haven’t yet.
On a side note. I’m particularly interested in making the ones that are black and stitched. The book suggests using a fabric from Marcus Brothers called Basecloth. I had trouble finding it when I searched. I finally found it HERE. They also suggest using this pen Uni-Ball Signo Broad Gel Pen. You can find that HERE.