the book i am sharing on day two of this thrilling book week
is one that appeals to the magpie within moi.
42 years ago i was born into a magpie nest.
being born of collectors of the utmost kind
i did not stand a chance.
despite my denial for many a year
i have now embraced the magpie within me
and learnt to live with my gene to collect,
doing so in little vignettes with plenty of space inbetween.
children who talk back
and now it would appear
and that is why i am attracted to this lovely book,
it talks to the magpie within
by Annika Huett and Ulf Huett Nilsson
it is not so much a book about collections
but a book highlighting how the everyday in our lives
can be beautiful and what really makes a house become a nest.
from bathroom taps to light switches,
the authors have travelled around Swedish homes
full of eclectic details and wonderful bits 'n' bobs
recording their findings in all it's colorful glory
Detaljer Hemma is a picture book of pure eye candy
for anyone that has magpie tendencies like myself
and now i stop to think about my magpie genetics,
i see the magpie gene has been passed on to another generation in our family.
Our #4 is doing a grand job at becoming a collector extraordinaire
where you can find out more about the authors and this peachy book.
actually can i just say i am really excited to have found this interview.
obviously i own a dectective hat i did not know about, until this moment
and i am wondering what other lovely things i may unearth with it upon my bonce.
going back to yesterday and my obsession with jam jars
since being inspired by Shelley's lovely knitted ones
shown in Covet Garden
i thought perhaps it might be nice if i mentioned
i am working on a tutorial for the gleeful season...
now i know it is only the beginning of October
and usually i am never ever prepared.
however Our #1 is coming home for christmas
and so i have gleeful things on my mind.
my gleeful tutorial week will involve jam jars of varying sizes
along with yarn and other fabricky things from one's stash.
so instead of just springing it upon you in middle November
and then perhaps sending one or two of you into a jar finding frenzy,
i am alerting those that may be interested, ahead of time
to avoid frantic frenzies.
she is quite sure there was an easier way of saying it, but when did she ever make her ramblings easy to read ~ Tif