Sometimes you just need to get out and do something fun with good friends! On Saturday Theresa & her husband John met Pete, Maddie & me at Intelligentsia up in Chicago. We went on the roasting tour which was very cool.
After that it was off to the DIY Trunk Show which was in the old field house in Pulaski Park. Lots of cool stuff to be seen. I had to bring home this hand-made book:
It's a soft cover with hand sewn signatures. Here's a view of the spine:
This book was made by Emily of Orange Beautiful. I'm hoping she opens up an online shop soon because I loved her stuff! I'm a sucker for handmade books. Theresa and I have even taken a few classes on bookbinding at Paper Source together.
Which is a nice segue for a gift I received in the mail from Freecia. . .
A cool box kit from Paper Source! Thanks Freecia!
And finally I leave you with proof that I have been knitting. I received this cute book last week:
It's New Knits on the Block by Vickie Howell. I'll try to get my act together and post a full review over at Two Friends Collect Books sometime soon! It's has a bunch of cute designs for kids. Including hats:
I'm making the princess hat for princess Madeleine!
Other new knitting books I receied in the last few weeks and haven't had a chance to review:
I'm on a bit if a knitting book buying spree I'm afraid :)