Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Book: Made in France







I actually wasn't going to blog today. I was going to be very focused about giving my house the really good clean-up it so desperately needs now school holidays are over... But then... I found this beautiful book while I was tidying up, and of course I sat down and had another look through and realised some things just have to be shared (immediately!). The publishing details are: Made in France: Cross Stitch and Embroidery in Red, White and Blue by Agnes Delage-Calvet et al. and published by Murdoch Books, 2009. ISBN 978-1741963861
It is the most sumptuously styled how-to manual I've ever seen! There are step-by-step instructions and motif patterns for a broad range of the most divine pieces from napkins and tea towels to dresses and sneakers. It reminds me of the exquisite work of Renilde (At-Swim-Two-Birds) and Rebecca (Edward + Lily). I am totally in love. Hope you enjoy it too!

p.s. I forgot to mention, if you want to have a good look at the embroidery, these photos enlarge to supersize if you click on them :)

11 comments:

june at noon said...

Wow. There isn't a single one of those I don't love. Thanks for sharing!

Blueberry Park said...

That is so simply stunning. I want it so badly. Thanks for sharing :-)

nevin said...

They are so beautiful.. Lovely....simply lovely...

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Magnifique!

BettsyKingston said...

Bastille as well, perfect timing...

caramela said...

Oh lala! How beautiful...lets go for a vacation to France...( by the way, good trick Kylie, anything to avoid house cleaning!!!)
xx
Annamaria

handmaiden said...

perfect post for bastille day and so much better than housework...we are still decluttering and cleaning...seems to be never ending

f2images said...

Beautiful images. Also, love that your song is "Three is the Magic Number".....love that song, really takes me back!

Jane said...

I love the way they have displayed the white lilac - enjoyed looking at your site too!

Fine Little Day said...

Beautiful, indeed.

edward and lilly said...

droooooool!!!

I've seen this book around but now that I've seen these pages I so have to get it. Thanks for the mention, you are so spot on French craft is my biggest influence!