"Whether you dream of a country cottage, a beach house, or living in the open air, Easy Cottage Style will show you how to create your own piece of nature."
Quite frankly, that just about sums the book up. It's a wonderful read illustrated with gorgeous photos. The authors do a great job highlighting the different aspects of cottage style in different settings - beach, country, city and more. Filled with beautiful fabrics, colours and rustic finds, each page is full of country-inspired ideas for furnishing and decorating. I especially admired their focus on bringing natural elements into the home and really showing how each home owner highlights the natural elements around them and uses their decorating to really compliment them.
This week's featured website on the BROWSE LIST is Purl Soho. Purl SOHO is a quaint little crafting shop in New York City. PURL opened in 2002 as yarn store for all to gather and be creative. In 2006, a sister fabric shop called PURL Patchwork was opened only a few doors down. This past spring, both stores were combined to bring us Purl SOHO, located in SOHO.
Their website boasts a rainbow assortment of products to browse; endless supplies for every crafting desire. Spools of silky thread and piles of patterned fabric beckon one to done a thimble and start stitching away. Colourful buttons, ribbons, felt and yarn all await, ready to be transformed into something even more beautiful . You absolutely cannot help being inspired - it's just too exciting!
And, as if that's not enough inspiration to get creative, their website also features a blog called The Purl Bee. Anyone can join the "Beehive" and become a part of this artistically imaginative world. Most importantly, the Purl Bee is an assortment of posted projects that come with step-by-step instructions, simple enough for anyone to follow. Check it out and get creative - start a project today!