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March 8, 2010

Book Related Craftiness

Kate Hart
Happy National Craft Month! Crafty literary tributes gone wrong are a common theme around here, but I thought today I'd take a moment to recognize some crafters who got it right...  or at least wrong in a more interesting than horrifying way.

Family Chic gives books a nod with their wonderful "book buffet."

A small clay shout out to Kafka

Real men read Sylvia Plath. Realer men wear her.

This is such an interesting concept... and went so terribly wrong with the abomination that is the Twilight-inspired soap shaped like part of the female anatomy, a picture of which I am not going to post here. (Warning: Not safe for work. Nor people with eyeballs.)

Really cute quilted journal with pen pocket-- free pattern at Sew Mama Sew

She really loves iambic pentameter. No really.

Things the dork in me really wants.
The artist says:
"Luna Lovegood believed that 'sun colors' would bring good luck to a wedding; how about giving a new baby a sunny yellow quilt for similar good luck?"
Aww! I love this!
I'm surprised there isn't more HP inspired quilting out there-- the house colors and magic seem like great inspiration. Almost everything I found was cartoony instead. Not my thing.

But guys, I'm really torn here. On the one hand, this quilt is awesome, right? Not my colors of choice, but well designed and well executed. The red fabric is even a little sparkly. ...wait a minute.
"The back is done in black with a Cullen Crest on red in one corner."



    (^ just did a huge report on her and am now fated to respond with excitement whenever she's mentioned)

    The Cullen quilt is pretty chic. I might cut that corner off and use it.

  2. I love the quilted journal with pen pocket. So cute!

  3. The HP inspired quilt is so cute! And such a nice idea behind it. I totally love that footnotes button, too. And the insect in the bed is freaking adorable.

  4. LOL. I totally wanted the books in the first pic to be edible. Like cakes. Yummers.

  5. That Cullen quilt will just gain your trust and leave you hunched over in the woods. It's not worth it, really.

  6. Thanks girls!

    Kristin, you should get on that. And then invite me to help you eat them.

    Katie, ROFL! If those are all mitered corners, I'd already be hunched over and crying anyway. (yay nerdy quilt humor...)


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