REINVENTION: to bring in to use again
A wonderful concept in this throw away age and one that my dear friend Maya has held dear to her heart long before it became the title for her first book. I know this because Maya was one of the first blog friends I had the great pleasure to meet in real life. She and her family uphold the values of respect for nature and the earth with its limited resources. I wasn't at all surprised when she added some chickens to her homestead. I was so honoured when she asked me to be part of her blog tour for her book Reinvention from Wiley, Now where do I start telling you how much I love this book. When reading it I felt like I was back at Maya's home, playing with her children, cuddling with her kittie, exploring her studio and "the barn", smelling the wonderful aroma of her cooking and discovering what a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of repurposing and design my friend has. I could go on but then maybe you need to pick the book up yourself in the bookstore and experience it for yourself.
As soon as it arrived I decided on a little project to tackle. I really loved the portfolios and wanted to use some of my natural dyed repurposed fabrics to make a set. I also used resurrectionfern fabric designed by geninne and some cotton lace trims sent as a little gift from my dear friend sonia. The instructions were so clear that even a novice machine sewer like me could be successful. It is totally a coincidence that Craft is making available the pdf for making your very own portfolios available on their website.
The publishers have kindly offered one book for a giveaway. So if you would like to be a reinventor please enter to win. You have until sunday evening at 12 pm to enter.
You will have other chances to win since the blog tour continues:)