I have a little bit of a problem when it comes to craft and design books. I don’t seem to be able to resist them. Every time I come home from the bookstore with another crafty book, I get the dubious look from Dave which says “when are you going to use it?” “what about all the others?” and “where, oh where, are we going to put it?” He does have a point with that last one. We have tons of books and limited book storage, and I do have a towering pile on the coffee table. I don’t think that pile is what’s intended when one refers to a coffee table book. But still. I love them. I was at the bookstore the other day (looking for Alicia Paulson’s Stitched in Time, actually) when I came across Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee and published by Interweave Press. Now, I have plenty of projects in my head just waiting to be sewn into reality, but her projects were just so darned cute and fresh that I couldn’t resist it. The cut of her Teacup Corset Apron is adorable, she includes instructions for a camera bag (which I desperately need), and there’s even an applique clock! A clock!! Too cute. I also happened to see an interview with Meg on Rashida Coleman-Hale’s “I heart Linen” blog here.