You've Got Mail!
How exciting when i got home yesterday to find mail from a friend - and unexpected mail at that! Even more sweet was that it was from my friend Jen who 'just thought of me' when she saw these adorable things. I just love my blog friends; and it touches my soul that people who i haven't met physically (and oh how i want to) know me well enough to think of me when they see things. Thanks so much, Jen, i love the gifts - i can't wait to put the library card stickers on my books though i can't even decide what books will be lucky enough to get them!
I also treated myself to some great books yesterday - it was payday after all! I went to the the World's Biggest Bookstore and came home with some great finds. It's not exactly The Strand, but it's a great big store (hence the name) and has great deals. Unfortunately, it was bought out by the big box bookstore company, after years of independence.
I have been wanting to learn more about reconstructing tee-shirts and thought a good how-to book would help. With the recent publications of Tease and Generation T, i wanted to compare them. Tease has about 50 amazing, fun, funky, and easy creations, and the book is lovely to look at. Generation T has about 100, but it's mostly in black and white and doesn't have as many 'real' pictures. So, i got suckered into the Tease book, and i love it. Does anyone have the Generation T and want to win me over? I would love to get some reviews on it and how it compares....
I also love a good bargain. I couldn't believe my luck when i found a book i've been wanting for YEARS in the bargain section - Hip Houseplants. It's a beautiful book for plant lovers who have a mere mint-coloured thumb. I love it! It may not be the most instructional book but it does help me love plants more and inspire me to learn more about them. I also couldn't resist picking up Retro Housewives - a book i wanted to buy a friend who was getting married but i don't think she would enjoy it like i do. So for $5, i picked it up - it's a whimsical look at the 40s -60s era housewife, and a good coffee table book that i get to play with, err, critique and research!