Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Book Fairy Has Been Again!


I have been waiting for my book order to arrive for the last 2 weeks. That is not too long to wait for these though as they are all wonderful. First up Mason Dixon Knitting, which I first had the opportunity to look through and use courtesy of Gillian when she lived nearby. I really wanted to make some more dishcloths and a few other things from this book so I ordered a copy of it. Second book - Knitted Toys. Now I really like this book. It has a cat pyjama bag, a knitted pup, a cow cushion which I think is really cute, an owl which I love and has felt features on it and is so adorable. There is even a robot and a snake, some stripey mice, a flat ted with a really cute face, and even a gingerbread man too. I am sure this book will come in handy when needing to make baby pressies too, as they would be wonderful to make for gifts. I really like books by Zoe Mellor, and I think she always uses wonderful colors too. Lastly but not least, a sewing book by Amy Butler called In Stitches. I really like this book too, and it has some wonderful projects in it too. All of the fabrics are just gorgeous, and there are some really nice bags, pillows, document holders for photos, lounge pants, a sleeping mask and quite a few others too that I would love to make eventually. I did order a bag pattern from Corrie a few weeks ago with some gorgeous fabic, but as yet have not touched it. I am waiting for a day with no interruptions so I can start. Paul's work has been a bit slow, and even though it is nice for him to be home, it can be frustrating sometimes. I wont go into things, only to say I will be glad when he is back at work. He is in a bad mood at the moment, as I had just scraped the back of the car on the shopping trolley bay, and now it has yellow paint and scrape marks down one side of it. Of course he knows I didnt do it on purpose, although he did say that I really didnt need to be at the supermarket! I am dreading the rest of the day now, but at least I get to help out in Isabelle's classroom soon, which is always wonderful fun so it should help sort out the tension a little bit I hope. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and drive safely too.

8 comments:

tiennie said...

How awesome! Enjoy your great books.

amanda j said...

What lovely books.

Men and cars. Who can figure them? You would think they believe we do these things deliberately!

Lolly said...

Wonderful books! Mason Dixon is fun to read as well as knit from :) Enjoy!

sandra said...

Oh, what great books!

Krawuggl said...

The Amy Butler book is on my wishlist, too, I hope that in this books are a bit more patterns than just always the same potholders and placemats. A design for pants sounds very tempting. Thanks for recommending it!

PlumStitches said...

I have the Amy Butler book, although I haven't made anything from it. I just seem to pick it up and think about making the things in it. Sorry about your car!

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Simmy said...

I'm glad it's not just my husband that gets irritated when I scrape the car! Gosh he gets cross and I feel like a small child.

Love the selection of books you got. I'd love to see what you make from the Amy Butler book.