Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Reading

Oh I wish I could live in a Kate Spade colored world.

What do you have on deck to read this summer?

I just finished Julie and Julia and was totally inspired to take on a project of my own. So this summer I am going to try and master sewing! Anyone know of any good how-to books?

First things first, I must find the sewing machine that is somewhere in the basement.

Wish me luck and don’t worry I’m going to make my battle against the sewing machine a weekly feature.

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Blogger Laura Casey Interiors said...

I am working on learning to sew this summer too. Can't wait to see your progress.

June 9, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Madras said...

Looks like it is a theme this summer. I, too, am honing the sewing skills with interior decorating projects.

June 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

I have Julie & Julia on my list..can't wait to get started!! good luck with the sewing. i can only sew straight lines and make gathers and it is amazing what I can whip up on that old sewing machine!

June 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger california dreaming said...

that is on my summer project list too! - I look forward to hearing your stories.

June 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

OH its on my list too before the movie comes out in August!

and I concur, I would love to live in Kate Spades world! Just carrying her totes and wearing the shoes inspire me a little to be this preppy glamazon.

June 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Kwana said...

Good luck on your summer project. I know you can master it! I have the old Readers Digest Guide to Sewing and have used it for years since fashion school. I hear the old book may be netter than the new. http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Digest-Complete-Guide-Sewing/dp/0895770261

I still refer to it when I do sew which is rarely.

June 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

I'm just start Julie & Julia... good to hear you liked... I am liking it so far... looking forward to seeing the movie... read My Life in France by Julia Child first.
GOOD LUCK with your sewing project!

June 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Alicia B. Designs said...

Go for it! I got my sewing machine out after my move and I've been sewing so much and making tons of pillows!

June 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger ticklishfromadistance said...

Read it years ago and now need to browse it again before the movie So excited. No sewing books. If you hear of a great one, would love to know!

June 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

I took a beginners sewing class (just (4) two hour classes) and it made the biggest difference. I felt that I learned enough to start larger projects on my own.

I LOVE to read. Hope to do a book review soon of what's on my summer list.

June 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i'd love to learn how to sew. give me some tips when you start learning!

June 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Aartee said...

This was my plan this summer too...trying to schedule some time for lessons with my grandma!

June 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Alathia said...

My recommendation is for any of the Singer sewing books. They have great color photos. I can also recommend a sewing related website, www.patternreview.com. There are reviews of sewing machines, patterns, books, notions, online classes & discussion forums.

June 9, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, I do too! I need to find a book quite badly--I read interior design books and glossies all the time and always tell myself that I don't have time to read a book on another topic. I actually have Eat, Pray Love sitting on my bedside table--think i have read one page:)

June 9, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

I'm really having trouble finishing Julie & Julia - the author is so whiny! I'm surprised by how many posters like it...

I love projects though, and I'm glad it inspired you! I always break out my sewing machine during summer break and work on curtains, pillows, and maybe even a dress or two. Have fun!

June 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
OpenID urbansardines said...

Can't wait to hear about your sewing project... I've really wanted to learn but keep putting it off for a... um... more "convenient" time :-)

June 9, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

Good luck battling the sewing machine. I am this close (index finger and thumb touching) to buying a sewing machine...we'll see.

June 9, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

Love that post! Kate spade is so great is she not? I prefer Coach bags though, bags that cost money, I want the logo splashed all over it, that makes me happy!!

June 9, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

I am learning how to smock this summer, then next summer I plan to learn to sew so I can put it all together!!

June 9, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Learning to sew is on my list of things to do... I don't think it'll happen this summer though. Glad you mentioned that book. I'm almost done with The Last Lecture. It's a good one to get you on the right track.

June 9, 2009 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger abby jenkins said...

Just started J&J, look forward to some down time on the Outer Banks to get ot read more than a half page before it hits me in the face...yes, I TRY to read in bed, never works.

Sew your heart out! I can't wait to see/hear all about it.

p.s. pillow cases are fun and realllyyyyy easy to make.

June 10, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I too am working on sewing!! How alike are we!?

Currently I am reading (yet another) Jackie O biography and then I plan on reading about Grey Gardens! Julie & Julia might have to be read as well!!

June 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Liz Powers said...

HA! Me too.


June 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM  

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