Today my son and I had a thirty minute conversation about all of our favorite things. Favorite books, movies, things to do, foods, places, activities, etc. It was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation (because four year olds say the funniest things), and it was fun to think about all the items in my life that I love. Here’s a few!
Favorite blogs and websites: a collection of crafting, embroidery, natural parenting, etc blogs and websites that make my life a little happier. 🙂
- http://www.sublimestitching.com. Embroidery patterns! Tagged as “This ain’t your grandma’s embroidery”, this site is awesome. Tons of patterns for purchase, free patterns, PDF’s, photo galleries and links to really amazing embroidery related things.
- http://www.pinterest.com. AMAZING place.
- http://www.mamanatural.com. This appeals to my “crunchy granola” earthy side and approach to natural parenting.
- http://www.feelingstitchy.com. More embroidery.
- http://www.netflix.com. I love movies.
Favorite books: I love books!
- Taxi Cat and Huey by Gen Leroy. This is one of the few books that stands out from my childhood. I first read it in the third grade. It’s now out of print and really hard to find (the copy I have was $80 and has “Collin Fuller” written in the inside cover in a kid’s cursive), but it’s an all time favorite.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Really? Who doesn’t love HP?
- The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. I first read this book in junior high and was hooked. It’s a part of a trilogy, and each book is quite delightful.
- Sabriel by Garth Nix. Another book I found in junior high and have read several times.
- Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella
- Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton. The book that started this whole conversation. One of my son’s favorite books that I’ve read to him countless times. It’s so good that it’s one of my favorites.
Favorite pattern and DIY books
- Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart. Just like the website listed above, this book is full of patterns (complete with iron transfers) that don’t fall into the old-fashioned embroidery category.
- Embroidered Effects also by Jenny Hart. More patters.
- Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray.
- One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. A book of sewing projects require only a yard of fabric!
- Sweet Booties! and blankets, bonnets, bibs and more by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader. Cute baby stuff.