I already have a copy of Pip's first book, so jumped when the opportunity arose for a review copy of the new one.
Pip's blog, 'Meet me at Mike's' is hugely popular, and I would say Pip is one of those people who never seems to run out of either energy or ideas!
The new book, has 25 craft projects inside, just look at the patterns...
...there is a huge pocket at the front containing all the patterns. They are actual size, a big plus which means you can get started straight away without taking a trip out to a local copy shop, and for the clothing, there are 3 sizes to work from, small, medium and large. Clever sewist's will be able to size the patterns up or down further and expand the size range if need be.
Now, knowing a little about the publishing world, I am aware of the costs involved in printing the patterns separate like this, which means this book really is value for money in my view.
The other thing that really jumps out about this book is the styling. I love it. It's cute, it's quirky, and it's fun. It's very much like a craft blog in print, and as things change so rapidly in the online blog world as it's constantly evolving, its nice to have a little snapshot captured in a book like this to remember it by as it is right now.
The projects range from dresses, a pillowcase, and quilt to up-cycling an old shirt into a cushion cover. There's even a biscuit recipe at the back to munch on while you're sewing.
"Sew, La, Tea, Do' by Pip Lincolne, published by Hardie Grant is out now in Australia (which means if you root around online you may find it through someone who does international delivery), and on wider release February 2011.
Don't forget to check back here on Monday for Kajsa's blog tour and big giveaway!