I've just finished the book 'Blankets' by Craig Thompson and had to sing its praises on my blog because it was such a moving and beautiful read. It's a graphic novel written in 2003 and tells the story of the author's strict Christian upbringing and coming-of-age in the icy Midwest. He falls in love with a girl he meets at Christian camp and this part of the book is so evocative and caused my own teenage years (somewhat suppressed, I must admit) to come flooding back. I think you would love it, if you haven't read it already.
We are going back to our hometown for a few days, so I made myself a roomy case for the craft supplies I hope to use while we're down South. I might have been a bit ambitious- I made my bag from some stripy old kimono fabric and it's big enough to hold linen, threads, scissors, yarn, knitting needles and an embroidery hoop. After all, we're hoping to see friends and fmaily mostly, so I probably won't use them a bit.
I also made a winter coat for Keira from some great vintage wool with tiny squares, and lined it in a purple and grey cotton lawn. She is quite keen on it (even though you can see she was not pleased with having her photo taken), mostly because I let her choose the buttons, and she picked these old white ones with gold inlays. I think they used to belong to her great-grandmother, which I think is pretty special, but she just likes them for their sparkle.
I'll be having a blog-break while we're away, so I'll see you towards the end of next week. Have a great weekend, dear readers.