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Sweetwater’s Simple Home

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Sweetwater’s Simple Home by Lisa Burnett, Karla Eisenach and Susan Kendrick

I’ve been sitting with a cup of coffee this morning and soaking up all the treats in this lovely, lovely book. Actually, even though the projects are all fairly straightforward it’s one of the nicest quilting books I’ve looked at in a long while and the photos are fabulous. This is of course helped by the utterly gorgeous fabric that the projects have been made up in – Pure (one of my favourite lines ever), Authentic and Make Life from Sweetwater and Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille among others – all of which have the effect of making this incredible eye candy. I’ve been feeling a lot of  ‘why haven’t I ever got round to making one of those?’ All in all it’s made me feel like I’m itching to get down to some of the projects.

My favourites were the scalloped placemats, the lampshade, the work chair slipcover, tray liner and some of the bags. All of these are straightforward enough for any beginner, but even for someone whose been sewing as long as I have they would make great additions to brighten up the home.

Between you and me, I liked this much more than the Zakka book that everyone is raving about at the moment! Now I just need to stop dreaming and get down to some sewing!



4 Responses to “Sweetwater’s Simple Home”

  1. Vreni Says:

    Oh no, don’t tempt me with another book. I’m on a fabric diet, but it seems it makes my appetite for books more ferocious!

  2. Gertie Pye Says:

    That’s going straight onto my Amazon wishlist!

  3. Leanne Says:

    Thank you, I have not looked at that book. I am a huge fan of all of their fabric, so now I will check out the book too.

  4. Katy Says:

    Funnily enough was reading about the photography for this book recently, apparently it was a bit of a nightmare to get the right light in the right location! Glad you enjoyed anyway 🙂