I know a YouTube blog post can seem like a bit of a cop out but I absolutely had to share this video, which is like one of my best vintage craft books come to life. I wasn't aware of Erica Wilson, I don't think, until I found out about her this morning thanks to Pin Pals (who were prompted to post about her thanks to Cathy of California). I immediately hopped over to YouTube and started watching her show. Each episode is absolute perfection, everything I would want to see, all wrapped up in a 15-minute bundle. Watching the one I shared above made me get so excited at the thought of embroidering (and a bit frustrated at my permanent one-handed status thanks to the baby who loves to cuddle) and my brain was literally pinging at the thought of exciting future projects. I even have a rocking chair, much like the one in this video, that needs to be re-covered. Could I do something like Erica's? It would be a great birthday present for Dulcie... maybe when she turns 21!
There are quite a few episodes of Erica's show available to watch here and I'm hoping even more might be added soon. Ironically, I was heading for 4OD to catch up, at long last, with Kirstie's Handmade Britain when I came across this. Sorry, Kirstie, but Erica is the real deal! I'm off to watch another episode right now.