I have been pining to add this set of new Penguin books to my already over-filled shelves. Part of a collaboration between Penguin and (RED) you can also give yourself a hearty pat on the back when you purchase them as 50% of the profits will be going to the Global Fund to help eliminate Aids in Africa.
I have to say that I think the cover for 'The House of Mirth' is my favourite..but that might be a personal weakness for the materialistic heroine Lily Bart slipping through, Click on the link to Penguin above to check out the whole collection.
Now for a moment of huge self-indulgence..My latest craze is doing tapestry whilst slouched in front of trash tv on my increasingly rare nights in. I have just finished one that I have been working on for SEVEN years! There is no decent excuse for this other than a) my laziness and b) I completely forgot about it, however, like all trends, it has re-emerged! The kits come from Jolly Red and I urge you to get involved. My particular favourites are the Hearts and Stars patterns as they're in such vibrant colours, I feel slightly less grannyish. I intend to have mine backed on bright fuschia velvet, not the conventional black as seen below.
My inspiration.....the wonderful Winona in Beetlejuice, have always had a complete girl-crush on her..