Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bookmarks for August 2012

*Bookmarks is an online book club hosted at Creative2xmom. Here we discuss the books we've read in the past month as well as the suggested reading. Our suggested reading for August was Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule.

These are the books I read this month:

Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong--Click here for my review.

Word Spirit Power by Kendall, Carrin, and Taylor-- Click here for my husband's review.

Our suggested reading for this month was Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule--I have good things about Soule's Creative Family, but haven't been able to get my hands on it.  So when I saw this title listed at the library, I had to pick it up.  I wasn't prepared however for all the sewing projects in this book (I know.  It's in the sub-title).  And for a non-sewer like myself, I just skipped several parts.  My sewing abilities are BAD. I can't get through a straight line with jamming the needle.  Although I will say, it has inspired me to make some eye pillows.  They're a cute little gift and maybe I'll get over my fear of the sewing machine to put together a few for Christmas.  Besides the sewing, there was several other projects that I'd like to try: handmade journals, a treasure bag, a rack for the hall, etc.  I think what I loved most about this book was that everything was made with found material, recycling treasure that no one else wants.  This is a cute little book that I want to keep in mind for "someday" when I have more time.  

So what are your bookmarks this month?

Tell us in the comments about the books you're chewing on. Or link up a review from your own blog. Let's share the books we're finding, good and bad. And give us your thoughts on Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule.

And come back Friday September 28th as we discuss 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and other books you're reading.  

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