On the way back from the knicker making workshop in Bath last week, I travelled with Shivani, Jane, Mela and Mr. Mela and what an interesting train ride it was. The topic somehow fell on books after I said I was sorry for Noah because I had no interest in reading to him. I'm sure some people will consider that a grave crime, punishable by death. I don't. I was not read to as a child, and I struggle to see how different my life would have been if I was. Sure, nightly dates with my step-mom might have resulted in me knowing the difference between Gryffindor and Slytherine before I was 3 years old, but apart from that, nada. Was there anyone else who was not read to as a child apart from Shivani and myself?
So the theory is that it could go 2 ways. Either you grow up having no interest in books, or you become a bookworm, forever trying to make up for all the lost time. Is that what is happening to me? I have this addiction ( I refuse to call it anything else) to buying books. It is even worse than my fabric buying addiction. I know, I know, I should seek medical help. Who knows, it might be clinically proven that addiction comes as a result of years of childhood deprivation. It might also explain this.
I recently ordered 15 books within 24 hours. I kid you not. 10 are here, 5 more are on their way. Do I need to go to the hospital? Does anyone else have this urge. The only other person I know who buys too many books, is Claire ( Sorry Claire, I am not going down alone). Mind you, all the Singer books were acquired for less than £3 each including posting. So no, I am not rich. Just an addict.
I saw a review of Bare Essentials Bras on theperfectnose's blog, and 2 minutes later I had ordered them from amazon. The prize is a bit steep, £42 for both books, but considering how expensive lingerie is, I don't mind. I having been looking for a good bra making book for some time, and wanted The Bra Maker's Manual, but at £70 I shall gladly pass. Maybe next year.
I love this next book. Vintage Couture Tailoring, by Thomas Von Nordheim
I saw it on Marina's blog, and immediately went to amazon. I know. I am pathetic. It is such a beautiful book. The pictures could have been brighter, but no problem. The information contained in them is just perfect. This is a book written by a master of his craft. I shall say no more. I will do a proper review later. The whole book is dedicated to making 1 single jacket using traditional tailoring methods. I need to read this book when Mr.Dibs is around, so he can hold his son while I enjoy this book with a chilled glass of wine. Here are some pictures:
Who knew you could pad a breast ( that sounds wrong right?)