21 January 2010

sew much to read, do, see, learn, make, bake & create

Greetings all,
So this is the tip of my 'must read this Summer' pile of craft books & magazines.  As a special treat for Christmas i ordered Amy Butler's Little Stitches & conveniently forgot i had ordered it, so when it came with a fabric order i was pleasantly surprised!!  Really.  To Posie, Merry Christmas, love Posie, that kind of ah, how nice of Posie to think up the perfect gift for Posie!!


With a rather big year of product development planned for 2010, these should provide some nice direction.  I've committed to Chalet Girl's monthly challenge of trying one new recipe & one new project from existing (possibly untouched) cook & craft books in your book shelf.  I'll do the craft project this weekend, once i've decided what to make from all the choices. 

Then there are the magazines to get through, like Donna Hay recipes, Harper's fashion & what's new with Bambini these days.  I read every page, i don't flick, i like details!!  I also like a clean slate, clear surfaces & passing magazines onto friends - while they are still vaguely current.  I'm taking one magazine per trip to the pool, which i read inbetween splashing & serious laps.  With the current Canberra heat, i'll get through this pile before school resumes in February. 
Do you have a pile of 'must read' books & magazines too??  Enjoy, love Posie

12 comments:

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yardage girl said...

My pile of books and mags beside my bed are ever growing and changing - I can't get enough! I like your selections - I'm always up for more "temptation". Nic

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i forgot to mention, i'm very much enjoying The Crafty Minx, a gift from my husband - i know, he's encouraging more craft time?? Love how it's seasonal, nice change from just the long list of projects in random order. Little Stitches is like that too, themed into sections. Love my husband - hi gorgeous man, love Posie

Kate said...

I found myself in the newsagent the other day checking out all the magazines, when I made a commitment to myself to pull out all my craft books and read them instead. Every one of those books was bought because I wanted to make some of the projects inside but so many were put away before I actually did.

Kylie said...

What a lovely selection of book:) and how lovely of Posie to think of what Posie would like for Christmas (you are too funny my dear)

Good luck with the challenge.

Lizzie said...

I wrote a comment for you on here then realised it was a post not a comment, so I will have to do a post about my books later! Anyway, I've been thinking of adding Cath Kidston's 'Make' to my shelves too, do I need it?? LOL!
Lizzie
XXX

one little acorn said...

I have a HUGE pile of books and projects just waiting for when i have a spare hour or two... getting organised, and then I'll get into it all!

Thea said...

I bought myself great Christmas gifts last month too. It was the best Christmas ever :)

Tania McCartney said...

Oh Jen, I SO want to dive into that pile with you! NOTHING I love more (well, other than kid cuddles and writing) than diving into divine books and mags like these. Am STILL wangling my way through the Martha Christmas issue and it's heaven, heaven I tells ya. Enjoy!! xx

Tania McCartney said...

PS: did you end up getting Martha's Craft Encylopedia. OMG.

Anonymous said...

your husband must be a wonderful man!!

Dragonfly said...

Thanks for visiting!! I love to give gifts to myself too :-)
There's never any disappointment!! Have a great weekend!
Cheers, Karen