We are getting ready to go away on an airplane. The five of us will be flying the friendly skies in three seats and I'm already preparing my Friendly Face for our fellow travelers. It should be obvious then, that I'm whiling away my time stacking stuff up in my online shopping cart. I need something to look forward to on that awesome plane ride home. Plus it's hotter than all get out, and the air conditioner sits right next to Mr. Computer.
So-- there's the obvious. Amy Karol's Bend the Rules with Fabric. I already know that this is going to be a great book. I've seen a couple of the projects and I know how hard Amy worked to get this book right. I was thinking of getting a whole pile to give as Christmas gifts, but now I'm thinking that I want to make stuff out of this book for gifts instead. Maybe both? We'll see how ambitious I decide to get with Sam in Kindergarten. It comes out so soon!!
I'm excited about Rashida's book, too-- I Love Patchwork. I've loved her projects in Stitch and on her blog. She has a great aesthetic and I'm hoping that this will fall into the Japanese Craft Book (but in English so my Head Won't Hurt) Category.
Whatever you do, you need to look into this book. It is the funniest thing I've read in so long-- am I late to this party? Is this one of those books that I missed by not being in school and not having a kid in one yet?
What books are you waiting for? I've been reading Russel Hoban's Omnibus bit by bit this summer and really liking it. It's a bit big for the plane, though, so I hit my friend Beth's bookshelf and walked away with these two zine turned books. Who am I kidding, though? There won't be much reading on that plane.