Saturday, 4 February 2012

Make and Mend

I got a random unsolicited email last week from a publisher saying that, since my blog was mentioned in their new book, could they send me a free copy.  Um.  Let me think about that.  Um.  YES PLEASE.  My name in print you say?  YES!  So this is the book they sent me and I thought I would tell you a little bit about it, in case you were interested.

It's a super cute little book (does that sounds patronising?) based on the "Make, Do and Mend" motto of the wars and aims to tell you how to recycle clothes and fabrics.  There are loads of projects, tons of basic and comprehensive information about sewing, about sewing tools, how to work you machine, information about different fabrics, threads, needles.  A great book for anyone thinking of taking up sewing or of hanging onto that bag of old clothes and curtains you were going to take to the charity shop and seeing whether you can recycle and repurpose them.   And on page 184 there is a list of useful websites and I'm on it.  Shabba Labba Ding Dong.  You can't say fairer than that.

28 comments:

  1. Woo, woo, woo - who's a clever girl then - your name in print again - marvellous

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  2. nice of them! after all, you do have a very good blog.

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  3. Lovely to be famous, and well deserved. Surprising to find out about it so late in the game, but at least they told you and sent the book along.

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  4. you have a blog? I thought we were sitting round the kitchen table???

    Yay you ... better start practising your autograph for Retreat, girl ...

    oh ... my verification is 'astricks' isn't that a great non-word!

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  5. This is very serendipitous - I spent too many hours this week sorting out old clothes (how many pairs of jeans does one man need and I had a ridiculous pile of white linen shirts), so I was hoping to upcycle the shirts and stuff. May take a look at this! Congrats on another lovely mention. Smiles.

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  6. Awesome!!! Will have to look for this book!

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  7. Fandabbidozi!
    I also peaked a familiar tree logo cushion on a forthcoming magazine editor interview today too!

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  8. Congrats! I take it you did not have to sign a disclaimer.

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  9. Yay, congrats!!! it does sound like a very useful book, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wonderful news. You are a celebrity in the quilting world.

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  11. Congratulations on being in the book! It sounds like a wonderful reference book. I'll keep my eye out for it.

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  12. well for random unsolicited emails that sure beats "save now on viagra"... Congrats :-)

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  13. Proper famous now, practicing my curtsey! nice one

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  14. Yay! That's very exciting Lynne!

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  15. How nice! you have a great blog!

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  16. WOw...how famous so many of my "imaginary friends" are becoming. Congrats!!

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  17. woo hoo, another feather in your cap. You'll be able to fly soon with all those feathers.

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  18. Sounds like my kind of book.
    congratulations, and yes, you do deserve a free copy!

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  19. That is so cool! Love surprises that awesome!! (and weird, because I've only seen you make things from shiny new fabric...hehe).

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  20. Very cool. Congrats for the honor.

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