My local Kinokuniya had a spring sale this past weekend, all magazines and books are 15%. I was about to hoard five books and magazines and managed to pare them down to just one, the Cotton Time. Then I went to JoAnn and got myself Stitch
I really like them. Let’s talk about Stitch first, shall we?
I think this is the best Stitch so far and am puzzled why they haven’t started the subscription program. Anyway, I like this edition for a few reasons. First, they have a great coverage on sewing vintage pattern, after all vintage sewing is all the rage now. It covers tips on vintage pattern alteration and where to shop for vintage patterns, fabrics and notions. Then I also like the sewing with lace section, here are my favorite lace patterns
I so heart this lace applique project
Lastly, it got a bunch of beautiful and cute patchwork projects like
this cute wall hanging
cute alphabet quilt and growth chart patchwork
a well-spent $14.99 indeed 🙂
Up next is Cotton Time, this is Japanese magazine on zakka sewing and embroidery. Patterns in this magazine are simple, I am buying it more for the eye candy. Although this quilt/wall hanging here is anything but simple, I love love it
I am so intrigued by this kind of patchwork, it is not just piecing uniform geometric shape. so many random shapes are involved. Look at the leaves, boy…so tiny and exquisite, I wonder how much time and patience are required to produce this.
The rest of the patterns are so cute and lovely, I just love the fabric combo
The strawberry tote
More cute totes
I also love the embroidery patterns that come with it.
And a peek into some seamstress’ atelier
Boy, flipping through this magazine is like a trip to Disneyland, too cute to be true.
As you can see, some of those pictures are rather dark. Sorry about that, I haven’t started on my photography practice yet and was taking pictures late afternoon after work. My husband is willing to lend me his SLR but I am still clinging to my point and shoot. I am hoping to start practicing soon 🙂