Tuesday, May 01, 2007

lust ...

what can I say, I am just a wicked girl who is guilty of the sin of lust. It is something I try hard to keep under control but boy is it hard when I browse through my favourite blogs.

My biggest feelings of lustfulness are for the Martha Stewart Crafts line of products. I first heard about them here and then here and now that their website has gone live the feelings have reached fever pitch. Sadly though there is no international shipping - are they totally crazy?. So I suppose if I can't act on my feelings of lust then I'm not so bad?! But honestly, all those perfectly packaged crafty bits and bobs is just too much for a girl to bear.

But my lust is also extending to the latest books from Persephone Books. I received their bi-annual magazine a week or so ago and I now have a strong desire to get my hands on Frances Hodgson Burnett's book 'The Shuttle" all about an American heiress who marries unhappily into English aristocracy and how her sister comes to her rescue. Perfect sunny weather reading.

It has to be said those little silver books with their understated covers and amazingly beautiful endpapers are enough to drive anyone to lust and covetousness no matter what the subject or author of the book. It is a happy consequence that the books are a wonderful read too.

Last year I lusted after Jane's amazing tulips. Her wonderful photos showing their colours and shapes in all their glory did nothing to sate this lust. It was made worse by a visit to the Chelsea Flower show where huge tulip displays made my head spin with possibilities. So I acted on my lust and planted some bulbs of my own and have been justly rewarded.

Lust is good when it is this beautiful.


Blogger Penny said...

The orange tulips are very pretty (but so are the pink) - now I'm tempted to grow some too.

May 01, 2007 9:22 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Martha has me lusting too.

Beautiful colour tulips you grew.

May 01, 2007 9:53 pm  
Anonymous Flibbertygibbet said...

Hurrah for your tulips, they are lovely!

May 01, 2007 10:39 pm  
Anonymous Liz said...

Oh my, I love Persephone books too. The subjects are great and the end papers are wonderful - I especially love the free book mark you get with each magazine!

May 02, 2007 9:42 am  
Blogger Sarah Jayne said...

Persephone books are great. Have you been to the shop? There's a nice coffee shop opposite and it's really nice to just browse.

May 02, 2007 3:05 pm  
Anonymous monica said...

I hear ya sister! I'm with ya too!

May 02, 2007 4:52 pm  
Blogger Di said...

I think I am glad that there is no international shipping on the MS crafts! I would probably spend a fortune! If you do read the Frances Hodgson Burnett book let us know how it is - she was one of my favourite authors as a child - The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy etc. Have you read Dodie Smith's book I Capture the Castle - I think you might enjoy it!

May 02, 2007 6:07 pm  
Blogger jen said...

lovely blog - and thanks for the ms crafts link!

May 03, 2007 12:47 am  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I'm always looking for a good book to read.

May 03, 2007 10:14 pm  
Blogger yarn shop girl said...

I love your blog! I am de-lurking to let you know that if you want Martha stuff I'd be glad to send it to you. Let me know and we can get you your "fix"!

May 04, 2007 11:10 pm  
Blogger Manda said...

Lust? Yep that's a big part of my day to day existence!! There's just so much beauty out there.

May 05, 2007 11:11 pm  
Blogger maggiegracecreates said...

Okay - so I went to Michaels and I bought brown glitter (oh yeah) and one of the punches. Love Love Love. There will be more of this in my future. My daugher even said Martha Stewart is the stuff.

May 08, 2007 5:11 pm  

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