Thursday, 10 January 2008
When I went to Lady Heyes Craft centre on Sunday I couldn't resist going into the second hand book shop. When I go here with DD she won't let me go in the book shop as she feels the dust gets on her chest so as she wasn't with me I just had to go in. And I dropped lucky, I've managed to get 4 craft books.
I've had a fancy for a very long time to have a go at patchwork and quilting so I bought this book to start doing some research. This book was published in 1980 so it looks dated but I'm sure the techniques haven't changed that drastically. It only covers patchwork though so I am on the look out for second hand quilting books. I will also keep my eye out in the charity shops in Northwich. I could just be lucky as Northwich is the charity shop capital of the world.
This book was published in 2005 and is still on the bookshelves in new book shops. The yarns used in this book are all Rowan yarns so they are relatively easily available in this area.
DD has taken quite a fancy to have a go at the lovely knitted teddy bear in it. It might just be the project to get her enthusiastic about knitting.
This book was a great find as there are several projects in it that are suitable for Beavers. I am always on the lookout for suitable craft activites for Beavers. They are of the age where they enjoy making things and we are also helping to advance their fine motor skills, ability to concentrate and sense of achievement.
I've dabbled with making earrings for some years and have even managed to sell a few pairs but I would like to extend my skills a bit.