Sunday, 17 February 2008

The doodle report

I'm the kind of gal who likes to "feel" a book before buying it. I want to touch the texture of the paper, see the finish on the pictures, look at the font design and when nobody is looking I might also smell it...especially vintage books. That is probably why I'm really insecure about getting books online, especially those beautiful Japanese craft books. I'm also a little cheap! I don't like to spend money on something that I might not enjoy. However, last week, with no other option, I ordered Doodle-Stitching and I really don't regret it. This book is full of very cute ideas that can easily be done by people like me...beginners. It has a "stitch library" and the explanations are very simple. I highly recommend this book for its projects but also because the paper is soft but not too delicate, the pictures have a nice mat finish that is not aggressive to look at and the fonts used are "girly" but with moderation. And the smell...well...it smells new which is a good thing since I paid full price!

8 comments:

Di said...

I have been wondering about buying that book - to give me some inspiration for my embroidered baby blankets but haven't as you say seen it in the flesh - perhaps on your recommendation!

I too love the smell of books as a child I used to sit and smell the glossy pages of Thomas the Tank Engine books - strange but true!!

Crystal said...

I have been eyeing that book for awhile. I am glad you gave it a thumbs up. Can't wait to see what you stitch up. :)

Lisa @ Little Acorn said...

Ahhhh, I love the smell of a new book! I'll have to check that one out - thanks for the recommendation.

Jade said...

What a cute book! I doodle stitch quite a bit but would love to have a book with ideas. I too am a beginner. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Wow Claudia,
It looks so beautiful, and I love all the details.

Karin said...

I have been wondering about this book! I am happy to hear that you like it.

Ulla V. said...

It is a good book isn't it?

I'm almost done with my crazy birds. Weel, I really also ought to be, because it is a present for my sister, and her birthday is today!!!

Have a nice day :0)

Beata said...

As soon as I saw this book on a recent trip to Seattle, I had to have it...I didn't really do a a lot of touching nor smelling -- I just knew when I quickly flipped through it that I had to have it!!