Meet me at Mike’s by Pip Lincolne is one of those books that I always go to if I need a bit of inspiration, because without even considering the projects inside, this is such a beautiful book that never fails to spark an idea or renew my enthusiasm for all things creative.
Meet me at Mike’s is not only a beautiful book, but also very practical. It is spiral bound, so will stay open at the page you need it to and all the full size patterns can be found in a pocket at the front of the book.
The focus of this book is mainly sewing, but there is a good mix of projects, which also encompass knitting, crochet, paper craft and even a bit of baking at the back! The patterns include lovely toys to make, practical and useful homewares and even clothes. Whether you want to make something for yourself or are searching for the ideal gift, you will find it within these pages.
Each project has a shopping list, lists the crafty bits and bobs that you will need but probably already have, explains the needs of the pattern pieces and gives you handy advice to read before starting. I like the hand drawn diagrams, which I find easier to follow than photos and the guides to knitting and crochet in the back are brilliantly written.
Meet me at Mike’s is one of those books that I will go back to again and again, in particular to make the baby yoga pants, the teeny tiny shoes (below) and Morris the sensitive panda!
Meet me at Mike’s is published by Hardie Grant Books and you can pick up your own copy from Amazon. If you like the sound of this book and purchase it through the links in my post you are helping to support my blog as I get a small referral fee from Amazon. Thank you!