This book was written by Emma Hardy. She is a contributor to both the british magazine Marie Claire, and the french magazine Marie Claire Idees.The french magazine is a super fun but spendy magazine to get here in the United States. It is full of crafty ideas and just lovely eye candy! I have only ever seen issues online. Someday when I go to France I will haunt newsstands to find one to bring home with me. See the Eiffel Tower? Notre Dame? No thanks, I just want a magazine. Hee hee.
|Whimsical print circa a long time ago from Joann's home dec section.|
|Here is the very nice looking back, if I do say so myself.|
I thought the directions were very good. Emma Hardy gives approximations on measurements for this particular project, not exact sizes. This is due to the nature of this project- all ironing boards are not the same size. (Other projects do include exact measurements.) The pictures are clear and easy to follow. I would consider myself a beginner sewist, so I think most people could follow the directions for the projects in this book.
|Instructions on Ironing Board Cover in the book.|
|Judy loves hearts, she was born on Valentine's Day!|
|Instructions on the Laundry Bag from the book.|
I don't know if I can call this an official book review as I have only made two of the projects in this book. There are several other projects that I have looked at and would like to make. That counts, right? Most craft books have a higher ratio of things I won't make versus what I would like to make, this seems to be the opposite. There are a lot of wonderful ideas in here, and I plan on making more from Sewing in No Time. Here are a few more pictures of fun projects from the book!
|I have fantasies about making play tents for Molly and Jack. Oooh, I revealed his name to the interwebs!|
Yep, it's John Henry, nicknamed Jack. He is named for my grandfather.
|Ahhh, a peg bag. I still haven't decided what I want mine to look like on my lovely clothesline.|