Thursday, 1 May 2008

Book buying frenzie!!!!

I have mentioned my book buying addiction on more than one occasion. I have worked really hard this year to slow down on this, I have to say I have done very well with only one week of book buying this year, that was until the last two weeks... You see I have a little pad by the side of my computer and when I read someones blog post with a book review, if I like the look of the book I write down the details on the pad under the title that says 'Books to buy'. So this little pile are the last two weeks purchases. Most of them came from Amazon and a couple came from a craft fair that I visited at the weekend. SO I am overloaded with inspiration, my head is buzzing with ideas, on almost every page of all these books are stuff I want to make. As you know I have a passion for linen and these little purses are a delight, I probably will not make a purse, however the inspiration in the mix of linen and cotton are just wonderful...
I am also always knitting small projects along side my big knitted projects (usually corsages) and this colour combination is just hitting the spot and has me rummaging through my BIG bag of odd balls of yarn (mostly filled with the last/odd balls from bigger projects and a great mix of colours and textures)
As for these little coasters, what a smiley way to start the morning, I could just imagine my babes faces when I pop their morning breakfast on these little guys!
Whist I am not going with this colour scheme I am so loving this cow, I have a huge collection of cows (I shared some of this with you in the Month of Moo March 2007). So this is a must on the To do list... Ahh yes I am a list maker...





24 comments:

Lesley said...

They all look like essential reads to me!!

I love the little purses - gorgeous fabrics. I now have to go back and check out Moo Month :)

xxx

French Knots said...

What a brilliant collection of books, can I nip round for a read!?
I've just got the Sew Pretty one and it has some wonderful projects and such pretty pictures.

Thimbleanna said...

What a great little pile -- I think I need to be jotting down a few of those myself! I love those little coin purses -- I've been thinking about making a few of those myself!

sarah said...

Love! I, too, buy books like mad, but usually only at thrift stores, so as not to break the bank. And they're usually children's books. I always say that my imaginary children are extremely well read!

Sal said...

I am a book nut too..these look brill!!;-)

driftwood said...

what a great collection! I have to keep myself away from amazon, it's a dangerous place!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I just want to pop round to the Suzie Sews craft book library!! Particularly interested in Pretty Knits and the Knit Handbook , but am also very interested in what the one about ideas for your blog is all about - very intriguing title! Show us some more piccies please!
Caroline
xx

Natasha said...

Oh those look great!! I'd love to know what you think of Pretty Little patchwork, it is on my amazon wish list. I have sew pretty and want to move into the pages of the book!! Were did the adorable pot holders come out of I may need to have that book too.

julia said...

So, any books you haven't got?? Love the purses and the coasters are too cute for words. I get so much inspiration from books but having the time to do any of the things in them is another matter!
Have a lovely weekend!
Julia x

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I am rather a book addict too (non-fiction). I buy them in the hope of one day being able to sit down and read them from cover to cover, and to really appreciate all the lovely photos? I like those Humpty Dumpties, I remember as a kid always being very envious of my friends, just like the one off Playschool. x

twiggypeasticks said...

What a fab pile of inspiration, I really fancy the Sew Pretty one
Twiggy

Tea Time and Roses said...

Just love your books, and the little purses are certainly adorable. There is almost nothing like the instant gratification of knitting small projects! I find myself doing that quite often, and your flowers are so so pretty!

Smiles...

Beverly

ClaireP said...

I love craft books. The Japanese ones are always ful of such cute little makes (i've got quite a few of those!). Just bought Amy Butlers in stitches and can't wait to get started on all the fabulous projects in it!

Claire.x

Ragged Roses said...

Wow it's like buses, you wait for one to come along and then ...!!!! I think my head would be buzzing with all those new great ideas! Have fun and have a lovely weekend too
Kimx

jessica daisy said...

Looks like you've got some serious reading and tea drinking to do!
You should start a library! Let me know which the best ones are.
Jessx

Queen of the froggers said...

I love the look of your books. the japanese craft books are great aren't they.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I WANT YOUR BOOKS!!!!!! AND I WANT THEM NOW!


I love crafty books sooooooooooooo much and I am very very envious!

the homely year said...

Very interesting collection of books. Isn't it a great feeling to have loads of creative projects planned. Love the little purses.
Margaret and Noreen

Donna said...

What a lovely pile of books, looks like delicious reading to me.

Thank you for your lovely comments Suzie. I have finally found the time to blog :-)

Summer by the sea said...

I have quite a few of those books, I try and get them out of the library too, but I prefer to own them - My head is also full of loads of projects I want to do, but im trying to finish off the ones Ive got on the go first - Natalie x

JuicyFig said...

it isn't healthy to try and stiffle the compulsion to buy books!
I got the Sew Pretty Homestyle book a couple of months ago - I have made almost everything from it now!!!! I NEED MORE BOOKS!!

Kath
x

Sarah said...

The purses are sweet! Which book are they in?

Can't wait to see your version of the cow!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm totally addicted to craft books too - I think I spot some yummy titles for my wish list in your photo too! Hurrah for books!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Which book did the little linen purses come from? I recently bought some purse frames and am wanting to have a go at making some.

Lucky you with that lovely book stash! You won't be lacking for inspiration with all those fabulous books on hand.