preview: lisa stickley’s book

March 23, 2010

in honour of lisa stickley’s new book, made at home, (which is gorgeous and due to be published by quadrille on the 2nd of july), this post is written in lower case letters with no upper case letters at all.

the reason for this is that lisa’s book does not have any capital letters in it. i find that typing is actually a lot quicker and easier this way. perhaps that’s why she does it? or maybe her caps lock key is bust. the mind boggles. either way, her new book is absolutely delightful, as you might expect. it starts with a ‘basic techniques’ section, then covers four key areas of the home: kitchen, living room, bedroom and laundry, with step-by-step sewing projects for each.

i love the way this book is written – lisa’s quirky style shines through on every page: “for an extra posh napkin it is nice to add a buttonhole to one corner. i first saw this done on a british airways napkin from the 1960s; it is a great idea, especially when wearing a white shirt and eating spaghetti.” indeed.

the book is filled with lovely photography that inspires you to get stitching…like this cute cushion shot…

you can get your mitts on a copy of this book for £16.99 in july. – ellie


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3 Responses to “preview: lisa stickley’s book”

  1. Leeann Says:

    It looks fabulous, love the photos. It may just inspire me to learn how to sew…..

    Leeann x

  2. Lynne Says:

    It looks lovely, although I’m really not a fan of the no-capital-letters approach.

  3. Sarah Says:

    Fab! Another great craft book to drool over, yum!


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