I love books of all types, including e-books. I’ve recently switched to an e-reader for my main reading books, and I love it so much. Slots into my handbag easily, so I can read at lunchtimes and my case was so much lighter this year when I went on holiday (with the added bonus that I didn’t have to re-read anything).
I still love instruction books in hard copy format though, often because the photos in them are so pretty (and I like to see the colours). I hardly ever buy magazines as the constant pages of adverts really bug me, but I am pretty much addicted to craft books (and always eager to learn something new).
So, since I still had a little bit of birthday money left (and Amazon had a cracking sale on) I treated myself to these books:
I think these little flowers look absolutely beautiful and will be great for customising clothes & bags and using to making jewellery and brooches (plus the added bonus that they look like they won’t take too long to make).
This book apparently comes with all the things to make the cute bag on the front, so we’ll see how I get on with it.
Material Obsession – Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke
Since a few of my friends/family members have either recently had babies or are having babies, I thought it would be lovely to try and make some quilts for them, so got these books. I really seem to have caught the sewing bug recently, even though I have only sewn one thing so far.
Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle
Finally, it may be a bit early for this one, but I faff around so much, it will still probably be Christmas 2011 before I get anything made from it!
Happy page turning, everyone (and please, please hurry, Mr Postie).
p.s. I have been making things – knitting for my best friend’s baby, but can’t show any pictures until baby arrives.