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One of the latest books I purchased…Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child.  The children’s cape and tent really suckered me in, plus, all the patterns for making comfy kid’s clothes.  There are so many patterns in this book that I want to give a shot.  Many of them are sewn with knits and I am anxious to get my hands on some cute fabric.  I went to one shop the first day I got the book with fabulous intentions, but their knit selection was horrid.  I’ll have to try some other places around town or order some online.  The book also contains some great Montessori teaching ideas…and helpful creative play/parenting tips.  Here is author, Meg McElwee’s, blog.


Cover of sewing book, Growing Up Sew Liberated: Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child



I also picked up Block Party–The Modern Quilting Bee: The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects.  There are some wonderfully modern quilts in this book and it is fun to read about other quilty bloggers with a modern spin.  One of the authors, Alissa, has a great blog over at Handmade by Alissa.

Block Party


Two swell books!  Someday soon I hope to get in some good creative time.  For now, my days are full of little bodies needing attention and cuddling.  And I am content with that.