Melissa is a true designer, an individual in thought and spirit, she creates what she loves and does it without looking beyond her vision. I love that! She is very much about using the fabrics in her stash and scrap bag. It's how she threads the traditional with her modern twist makes me think of a modern hip version of my great aunts and grandmother who were avid quilters and crafters and quite progressive for their time. They were serious about what the made! Melissa is successfully keeping the spirit of the past modern, relevant and beautiful.
A Year of Making Life Beautiful embodies Melissa's personality. Not only are there ample sewing projects, there are crafts to do with your children, food recipes and gardening ideas. It is a really neat book, I have not seen one like this on the market.
So how do you get a copy of this book??? Well you can purchase it in Melissa's Lilac Lane Etsy Shop.
OR you can leave a comment here AND on any of these other blogs for a chance to win a copy! Woot woot!
Crafty Gemini- Vanessa Wilson
Lilac Lane- Melissa Stramel
Tuesday June 12 Sis Boom - Jennifer Paganelli
ReannaLily Designs- Jen Eskridge
Freda's Hive- Nanette Merrill
Wednesday June 13 Quilting Gallery - Michele Foster
Sew Many Ways - Karen
Sew Pretty Dresses - Jenny Fish
Thursday June 14 Pat Sloan
That Crazy Quilty Girl- Lisa Sipes
Friday June 15 Fat Quarterly
The Undercover Crafter - Hollie Lobosky