01 September 2011

The JCS Halloween book

is awesome.

That is easily the best $16.50 I have spent on stitching all year. It isn't just ornaments, it's projects. There is a fantastic mandala by Ink Circles; I spent a couple minutes looking for all the design elements. And I just love the Sleepy Hollow themed design by Primitive Hare.

The ornaments themselves are wonderful and diverse. There is something for everyone. My early favorite is the Plum Street Sampler ornament, which, though fall-themed, will look fantastic on my ornament tree. I also love the Blackberry Lane design--I am fascinated by her work, they look like drawings. I haven't bought one yet, but I'm going to try this one and, if I like it, the Christmas ornaments are going on my list to be bought.

I'm not sure about the inclusion of some older designs from the Halloween magazines is a little puzzling, especially if, like me, you have the complete set of them, but I guess it's geared more towards people who came in late to the phoenomenon, or for non-US residents.
If you like Halloween designs, this is a book that needs to be added to your shelf. That is, if you haven't already ordered it. I think most of us have, LOL.


Vicky said...

Arghhh, I am still waiting for mine to arrive :)

Erin said...

I'm kind of on the fence, but you're pushing me over!! I just don't have a stash budget right now, with DH still unemployed....

Julie M said...

Love that book! It's been very popular in the shop.

ArchangelDecker said...

I, too, think this was the best 17 dollars I have spent in some time. I love just about every project in the book. I don't mind the inclusion of some of the older projects. The Blackbird Designs project looks like it was updated with 2011, instead of 2009.

Awesome book though! :)

Jenny said...

Awesome Rachel! We want pics though... nudge-nudge! LOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls