Tuesday, December 26, 2006

christmas books

I got 2 fabulous books for christmas, both full of lots of wonderful resources. I have already thought of some special to add to my garment for 2007. The first is Knitwear in Fashion - this was from Grant and it is full of all sorts of familiar and pushing the boundary stuff. The pic on the front cover is of Kate Moss. Took me a while to recognise her.

The second one set of 2 books probably almost broke Ian's arms as he walked home from town with them on a hot Staurday just gone. It's the 2 volume Fashion - a history from the 18th to the 20th Centuryfrom the Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute published by Taschen.
It's a wonderful collection of fashion which I know I shall refer to for ever. The first volume starts with stomachers so my little brain is festering with ideas - for later.Bruce and Kazuko gave me black agapanthas for the garden - I am very fond of them and now that the scaffolding is down we will be able to clean out the rubble. We had a lovely christmas day - it was 34 (lucky people in the eastern states had rain and snow depending) and we ate outside but we survived. Too much food but not overindulgence on wine as too hot. Today - Boxing Day - is even hotter and we have been incredibly lazy although I have been working on my camisole - and then we are off to the movies.

Hope everyone else is having an excellent and relaxing time - where-ever.


Leanne Hurren said...

You lucky thing Dale - they look lovely. The fashion volumes look gorgeous and I don't make clothes! Just added thi sto my amazon wishlist though for future consideration! Have a great holiday and new year

Anonymous said...

My daughter's head just exloded with envy..she has a one voloume Taschen book about The Kyoto fashion collection.I drool horribly at everything by Paul Poiret , she drools at everything. I think a little trip to the bookshop is on for tomorrow. Angie in U.K who bought some "Fiesta" packs from you.

Penny said...

Goodies arrived today, thanks Dale, what are black agapanthus? I have never heard of black ones. The fashion books look fantastic, and I have been to Kyoto three times and have never got to the museum, how lax of me. Hope you have an exciting New Year.

Digitalgran said...

Ooh! I love that 2nd fashion book. I think it's a 'must have' one.


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