This delightful little craft book from French artist Sylvie Blondeau presents more than 100 projects for adding charm to your everyday things. With decorating ideas for things you use all the time, such as your aprons, your bags, your recipe and address books, this easy-to-follow embroidery book teaches personalisation ideas for both first-time and experienced sewers. Using step-by-step text and illustrations, readers will learn twenty-one embroidery methods - les secrets de la broderie - so they can easily embroider every project in the book and add charm to objects in every room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, laundry room, office. In no time they'll be adding cupcakes to their dishtowels, teapots to cozies, telephones to address books, bubbles to bathrobes, baguettes and macarons to their shopping bags. At a very affordable GBP8.99, this is the perfect impulse buy, present, and home decorating companion. It is part of a new Harper Design embroidery series and is dolled up in a petit and colorful package, with each project inside looking as if it has been hand-stitched directly into the book.
For the ever-growing world of crafters - the mothers, grandmothers, and new generation of crafters on Etsy and Pinterest, the women personalizing things for themselves and gifts for their loved ones - the books they flock to are the most charming ones, and no other embroidery book is as deliciously charming, as inspire et enchante, and as easy-to-follow as this one.