While snooping through my Christmas stocking from my Mom on December 22nd, I discovered a Borders gift card. I get really, really excited about buying books. The Narrator just happened to bring home a 40% off coupon for Borders the same day, so I spent my Christmas money, before Christmas. It was sooo worth it!! Housemate and I headed out that night so The Narrator could help the kids make my Christmas gift (very fun t-shirts they painted for me!). I have a habit of spending a lot of time in the hobbies aisle at Borders. I pretty much know every sewing book on the shelf, so when I saw a new book that I’d never seen before I squealed!
I purchased Anna Maria Horner‘s new book Seams to Me. Anna Maria is a talented artist and designer and mother to 5! With one on the way! She has a line of fabric that I’d love to get my hands on too. This book is half instruction and half projects. Even though I’m an experienced seamstress, I found the instruction section to be very helpful and informative. There were a few hand stitching techniques that excited me. The projects have a wonderful variety to them from an adult skirt, to a couple of adorable girls clothing items. Every book these days has an apron pattern in it, and this one does not disappoint with 2 very cute ones. From home décor, kitchen items, baby items – oooh I just can’t wait to gobble up a stash of fabric and make some items to keep and give away. You must take a peak at this book! Whether you are a beginner seamstress, or a skilled one, you’ll be inspired by Anna Maria’s designs and the vibrant colors she uses.