it's a GIVEAWAY...
The nice people over at Make Good: Crafts + Life recently sent Melissa and I copies of their new releases, Carefree Clothes for Girls, by Junko Okawa, and Felting for Baby, by Saori Yamazaki. I loved them: beautiful styling, great patterns, and best of all, INSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH!! They've kindly offered two copies each of the books for us to giveaway here, so make a comment and we'll do the random number generator on Thursday to select the lucky winners.
So far I've made the Coat with Scarf. I love the swing-style of the jacket and the high collar (it's hard to see under the scarf, but the neck is mandarin-style) and it took me just two hours to whip it up (the scarf took me a little longer to knit; I'm slower at that). Am excited to try another (I think the white melton hat must be next).
(Full disclosure: the six year old did admit - "I like it mom, but it turns out it's not good for scooterin'." Apparently the best outfit for that activity would be her bathing suit, underneath her ballet skirt. Not pictured.)
...and super excited to try felting. The slippers on the cover have new baby's name all over them. Whatever that name will be.