Monday, April 5, 2010

Birthday goodies

For my birthday this year my husband bought me this book (at Costco). I am always a little skeptical of Martha books, even though I loved her last craft book there was very few things I would actually make in it. So I wasn’t going to get this one, but I’m happy to say I LOVE it! It has so many great projects for home, baby, kids, and its full of great stitching techniques and resources for learning. So good job Martha (or Martha’s people), this one I’ll actually use!

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And just for kicks I had to share this vintage wall clock my Mom bought for me at one of our favorite antique stores in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. I don’t even know the name of the store, but its fabulous and full of treasures. This one makes me want to start collecting retro clocks.

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PS. I'm featured today over at Sew It To Me. Check it out here!

26 comments:

jody mcdowell said...

that clock is gorgeous! and happy birthday too!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! And I'm glad you posted about the book since I am on the hold list at the library for this one. Can't wait to thumb through it. Love the clock as well. Reminds me of the clock in my grandmother's kitchen growing up. :)

Charlotte Lader said...

Hope you had a happy birthday!

Sherri said...

Good to know the Martha book is a good one...I was wondering!

Leslie said...

these are lovely gifts...that clock is amazing!

Andi said...

And a happy birthday to you!!!

SweetPeaknits said...

Im pleased you posted about the book as I was wondering what it would be like. Happy Birthday.

Dena said...

I love Pike Place Market and the surrounding shops, especially Russian pastry shop across the street from the market. Enjoy your birthday!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I've been wondering about the book... I'm definitely going to check it out next time I'm at the bookstore :) Love the clock... retro clocks are the best.

Poppyprint said...

Happy birthday, obviously you have a righteous mom.

V and Co. said...

happy birthday!!!!
and i want that clock! too cute!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you got some great goodies. :)

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to know what store that was so I can go take a look around there. Love that clock!

Sew It To Me said...

LOL I just sent you an email, but forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Hope it was a great day with lots of spoiling- that's what I always want. :)

Tasha Horsley said...

hi allison,

i love your blog and i visit often! a lot of times i am feeding the baby at the same time so i don't get a chance to leave comments very much. (i think i've left a few??) you are so inspiring with your beautiful projects and photography. congrats on being featured on sew it to me! :)

tasha ( a little sweetness)

www.tashahorsley.typepad.com

Tasha Horsley said...

oh, i forgot to ask...do you live in the seattle area?

i am in puyallup.

just curious! :)

Crafty Gemini said...

Happy Birthday! How sweet of your hubby to buy you something to get your creative juices flowing! Keep up the great work... love your blog!

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Happy Birthday!
I was heading to the "chicken" department at Costco over the weekend and the corner of my eye saw Martha. She was waving at me :) So, of course, I had to pick her up and bring her home with me to have a lovely chat! It's a fantastic book!

And the clock ... man, oh man would I love one of those. Pure Vintage Yuminess!

Lani

Cheryl Arkison said...

Happy Birthday!

Jingle said...

Oh, that clock is just fabulous and that book looks like fun! Happy Birthday to you!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I love Martha! Although I always feel a bit sad when I realize I will never be like her, or at least like the person I imagine her to be.

Clock is so cute, too!

CitricSugar said...

Thanks for the tip on the book! And very very Happy Birthday!!

Cathie said...

Happy Birthday! Cool clock, too - it would be perfect in my sewing room with my antique sewing magazine covers on the wall.

Nishant said...

Hope you had a happy birthday!
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Christina said...

I *almost* bought that book at Powell's the other day. I thought it looked fabulous. Hmm...guess I should have gone to Costco with my husband. Now I need to plan a trip of my own. Kuddo's to your man! ...and I need to check out that shop next time i'm at Pike Place Market.

K. Anne said...

The clock is fab!

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