I love holding new craft book in my hands. They are so rich in information, inspiration, and guidance, along with stunning and flawless pictures. I am not much of a reader when it comes to regular books; I am a magazine person in that aspect. However, craft books…bring on the pile!
For Christmas this year I received some outstanding books. My mom, who is not a crafter but a gardener, didn’t really understand why I need/wanted such a variety. She thought they were all the same. Oh no, my dear! I cannot tell you how many times I have looked in these books. I just flip over the pages again, and again, and again. My daughter is starting to do the same (I think I may be creating a monster). I am actually starting my first project from one hopefully over the weekend.
Without further ado, the list of books I received for Christmas:
- One Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! By R. Yaker and P. Hoskins (2009)
- Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching By H. Ross (2009)
- Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspirations By Martha Stewart Living (2009)
- Sewing: 2010 Day-to-Day Calendar By Accord Publishing and Megan Smit
- Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects by Betz White
- Pretty Little Patchwork By Lark Books
Wish list of books to come (hoping my new library card will help the wallet with these ones):
- Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, plus 150 Inspired Projects from A-to-Z By Martha Stewart (2010)
- Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-to for 26 Contemporary Small Quilts By K. Ricketson
- Pretty Little Mini Quilts By R. Hemachandra
- Make!: Over 40 Fantastic Projects with 16 Exclusive Designs By C. Kidstonfrom the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting By Better Homes & Gardens
- Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations By Amanda Carestio
- Modern Primitive Embroidery By J. Baer
There you have it a list of my current books and very long wish list! Now, go to the library, Amazon, or B&N and grab one or two or three today, happy reading!