Craft Books

My craft ‘room’ is actually about 1/4 of a room as it also functions as our guest room so most of the space is taken up by a bed.  We also don’t really have enough storage space so my craft stuff ends up getting quite messy quite quickly.  So I was spending my second weekend tidying it up when I came to my stack of crafty books.  There’s a mixture of sewing, paper craft, knitting, and photography books.

I do love a craft book, and find it hard to resist them.  I also get bought them quite a lot.  I’m not so great about actually looking at them properly or using them.  Part of that is because I have never have anywhere convenient to store them for easy access (a pile of the floor is not really working for me). Some of them I have clearly gone through when I got them and stuck scraps of paper in between pages of interest, but never got around to actually making the thing.

List of books:

  • Hello Knitting
  • Hello Crochet
  • Easy Toys to Crochet
  • Crobots (crochet robots)
  • Steampunk Softies
  • Art Made From Books
  • Zombies: An Illustrated History of the Undead
  • Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
  • 1920’s Style
  • Sew It Up
  • Design It Yourself
  • Felt Sew Good
  • Design It Yourself
  • Adventures in Letterpress
  • The Complete Book Of Sewing
  • Making Handmade Books
  • Readymade
  • Meet me at Mikes
  • The Print Making Books
  • A Beautiful Mess
  • Stash Happy Felt
  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe

So I went through them all and actually consigned about 5 to the giveaway pile.  Not that I don’t love them but I just know I’ll never use them. Gertie’s book for example, was bought for me.  I appreciate the gift but will never make or wear any of those clothes, they’re not my style.  So there’s no point in holding on to it.  But for the other books I was able to note down things to make.  A lot of them are Christmas projects, so it’ll be a while before they pop up on here but keep checking back!