1. To Kill a Mockingbird 1 (by Sew Technicolor)

    I’m re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird at the moment, it’s pretty much my favourite book and pulls at my heart strings every time.  So of course, I’m looking through Etsy and Flickr for anything TKaM themed!  This stitched piece is stunning.

    "I chose Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird" as my embroidered cover.

    I read the novel for the first time earlier this year, and it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I loved its message and simplicity. For a book on such a serious issue, I was surprised by how funny and charming it was in so many parts!

    I’m a nerd for book covers, and this is my favorite cover for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I love silhouettes, anyway, but this little girl is a perfect Scout. And I just love how striking the design is, even though it only uses three basic colors.

    My embroidery is stitched on grey broadcloth with a white cotton moon stitched on. I used a split stitch for all of the outlining and then went back and filled it in with (an adaptation of) long and short stitch. I didn’t want to use a satin stitch (except on the bird), because I wanted the “tree bark” to look rough instead of smooth.

    My piece is based on this cover, illustrated by Sarah Coleman.”

  2. If I didn’t rent my place, these shelves would be alllll over!

  3. Beautiful book art by Guy Laramee.

  4. Lovely work by Su Blackwell at the Manchester Art Gallery until 27th.

  5. Cute handmade book idea.

  6. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from Kirstie’s Vintage Home (Context for non British followers: Kirstie Allsopp has been running series about handmade things for the last few years, her new series is helping people make their messy homes well designed with vintage and upcycled inspiration) is that gold leaf is actually pretty cheap, REALLY hardwaring and looks fabulous.  So I’ve been looking at gold leaf crafts, and this one from Curbly is lovely!

  7. How to make this amazing book bag with Country Living.

  8. How to make a stab bound journal with How Did You Make This?

  9. I need to do this.  Amazing tutorial electrical spool upcycling tutorial from Pink Stitches!

  10. Beautiful light sent to me by Kate =]