We’ve been living out of suitcases for a month, in someone else’s apartment, and it was so good. It was good to live simply. It was good to be reliant on my legs to get me places rather than the minivan. We’d been home just a day when I started to feel overwhelmed by all the stuff around me. Stuff that we lived without for a month – stuff that obviously isn’t necessary. I am in need of a good purging.
So I’m starting off with a few crafty books. Some are new, some are gently used. Instead of leaving comments open for a few days, I’m just going to give the items away to the first people that want them. Six items, six people.
1. Machine Made Patchworks (Japanese edition)
THE original Japanese craft book IMO. Published in 2006, it’s still feels amazingly fresh. This one I got in Taiwan for less than $4. Yep, I got one for myself, too.
2. 2011 Sewing Calendar
Some of my tutorials are in here along with many other bloggers that you’ll recognize.
3. Sew What! Skirts
Fine book, just not really me.
4. Denyse Schmidt Quilts
Great book – lots of inspiration. Just haven’t cracked it in a year. It’s time for a new home.
5. Free-Style Handmade Bags & Skirts (English edition)
I think this one is out of Korea. Cute stuff, but a little too cutting edge for my taste.
And now I’m off to sleep away some jetlag…
Update: All the books have been claimed. That was fun – I felt like I was a game show host! Thanks for the offers to cover shipping, but no worries, these can all go media mail. 3 cheers for purging!