Squeee! I somehow made my way into another book.
Well, I shouldn't say "somehow". I know exactly how it happened ... I asked for an invitation. :)
I was chatting with one of the editors at C&T Publishing last Spring and asked her to keep me in mind if they were putting together a compilation - much like Stitch Zakka that I'd done the year before. She said there was one in the works but that it wasn't really "up my alley". I replied that I was kinda crafty so ... you never know .... I might be able to come up with something.
Next thing I knew I had supplies and a brief and I was off to the races.
Before I go any further, I need to describe the subject matter of this book. It's a little unusual. It's called Kraft-tex and it is seriously cool stuff. Click here to read a good description about it and then come back here. I'll wait for you. :)
Ok. You get it? Neat stuff, eh?
So. I'd never heard of Kraft-tex before and I certainly hadn't used it. But I inspected it, tested it - and yes, you CAN put it in the washing machine AND the dryer ... you can iron it, cut it, tear it, glue it, paint it, ink it, emboss it, sew with it, stitch through it ...
I've shown it to you before. Remember the Christmas tags I made last year?
I made them all with Kraft-tex. I used fusible web to "glue" fabric onto the Kraft-tex.
I also use it for my labels.
Back to the book.
Now I didn't invent decorative flatware trays, but I'd been wanting to make myself some for a long time. I thought they were a fun little party/home accessory. So when I started playing around with the Kraft-tex, it didn't take me long to figure out how to make boxes. (Which just so happen to be on the front cover! Yay!)
The latest Flower Sugar collection had just come out and I was itching to use it on something.
I played around with different sizes and uses for these open boxes. They're also shown in the book.
So there you have it.
I hope you get yourself some Kraft-tex. This book has a whopping 27 projects inside to get you going and keep you inspired.
Would you like a chance to win a signed copy of kraft-tex Style from me? Just leave a comment here saying what kind of crafting is your favourite thing to do. This giveaway closes Sept. 27th and is open to all. :)
(I also have a few copies available in my shop.)