I was so excited to get a copy of Lotta Jansdotter's most recent book called, Simple Sewing for Baby
. If you've seen anything by Lotta Jansdotter–her other books, her website, you know her work has a simple, practical and stylish aesthetic. I have always been inspired by her simple designs and straight-forward approach to making things.
In the foreward, Lotta talks about the reasons that drove her to put together this craft book–the same reasons that I believe drive most of us to create handmade toys and clothes for our own children, and others:
Let me just say, the book is everything you'd expect it to be. Amazing projects, clear directions, beautiful photographs and illustrations. I often find myself picking up craft books, only to find that I'm interested in maybe two or three projects inside. But this is a book where I find myself wanting to try each project.
Whether you're expecting a baby, wishing for a baby, have a baby, have a friend with a baby, want to convince a friend to have a baby, or need a great shower gift–this book is lovely and inspired.
And you can pretty much guarantee that the first project on my sewing table, will be a pair of the simple bloomers. Maybe, if I can't convince a certain toddler to wear diapers and clothes, I can at least talk her into a cute pair of bloomers.
*The book has 24 projects for toddlers to newborns. Patterns are included in a front pocket inside the book.
And guess what? I have TWO copies to giveaway. Thank you, Chronicle Books! You know the drill–leave a comment, I'll pick the two random winners on Friday!