Thursday, November 18, 2010

magic in the air, fabric (and books!) in the mail

Well hello.

What have you been up to?

Me? Nothin' much. Just some housekeeping. Tying up loose ends. Fixing things that have been needing to be fixed for a really ridiculously annoying long time. Sewing up a few quick presents. Mostly I've been waiting for fabric. And then, when it arrives, the flurry of making stuff shall ensue. I've decided that this year is going to be a mostly hand-made holiday for our family, which means more work for me (also, more fun for me) and less bits of plastic laying all over our house three days after Christmas. Always a good thing. Also, I get the added benefit of getting fabric in the mail.

Can I just express to you right now the utter glee I experience when I get a nice fat stuffed envelope in the otherwise dreary stack of junk mail and bills? It's pretty much the best thing ever. Even if I don't get to keep (read: hoard) the cute new fabric but rather must instantly take a deep breath and start slicing and dicing it, it's still awesome. Just for a shout out, I tend to get a lot of fabric from sew deerly loved on Etsy. I'm just sayin'.

Anyway, posts are likely to be ho-hum for now, due to most of my projects being Christmas presents. Also, my stupid camera broke.

For now, I'll leave you with a picture of this amazing book I've been drooling over for three years and finally broke down and bought:

I've only started reading it and it's already making me froth at the mouth a teensy bit. If you like bread, I definitely recommend it. Also, if you like reading the ponderings of a baker/philosopher, because the guy who wrote it has an amazing ability to make me want to jump a plane to Paris and hole up in a basement kitchen forming loaves and drinking wine whilst thinking deep, existential thoughts. 
Also, ever since I read "The Book of Lost Things" last year (which incidentally was totally screwed up and gave me nightmares) I can't stop wishing I had hundreds of dollars to buy one of this guy's amazing papercuts. Particularly this one:

Hope you're having an excellent day.


Anonymous said...

Loved that book and the cover. Was tempted to read his other, " The Gates" but it's supposed to be about hell or something that didn't seem interesting to me at the time so I have not read it yet.

Rachel Hauser said...

Ya for homemade bread!