Monday, August 13, 2007

New Books!

The mailman arrived this morning, with 3 packages. One was for Isabelle, a birthday present from her cousins filled with lots of lovely books. The other 2 were for me. The one on the left is by Lotta Jandsotter, and is a very cute book with nice projects in it and it describes how to print your own fabrics too. I ordered mine from Corrie and she sent it out so fast. Thanks Corrie.
Now the book on the right is the one that I have been so excited about. The Softies book is a book of soft toy patterns by some very talented women, and whose blogs I do read. I think there was only 2 that I hadnt come across before. I really do love all of the wonderful patterns in this book, and the photos of the toys are fantastic. I have already marked out 3 that I am going to try and make before the end of the week. Isabelle has been reading it this morning too, and pointing out all the toys that she loves in the book, and the ones we can make for her boy cousins. The monster was a hit with that one. Isabelle seems to absolutely love the giraffe by Kate, so that will be on the list to make too. I will take some photos once I finish one of them. I bought my copy through Sooz' blog since she had a lead to who was supplying them. I received mine in 2 days so that was excellent.
Oh and look who I spied whilst taking pictures of the books this morning. Bella snuggled up amongst the handmade dolls. I think I must have woken her up, and she is feeling much better now too, thank goodness. She must be tired though as she fell asleep in my bedroom on the rocking chair yesterday. She looked so cute snuggled up there too. Well that is all for now as I must go and do some organizing and look after Isabelle too. She still is not well, but does seem to be getting better day by day. Plenty of rest I say!

8 comments:

Siow Chin said...

What nice books! I've got to check out the Lotta book, thanks for the link where to get it.

Kate said...

I snapped up the Lotta book too and just posted about it also! I haven't shown the girls the Softie book yet as I know they will want me to immediatley make everything in there.

Corrie said...

still waiting for my softie book to arrive but still loving my lotta book!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corrie:)

NattyChick said...

Well, those should certainly keep you busy hey?

Sonnja said...

What a Lovely dolls and pillow!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

knitting harvest said...

Thank you for leaving the note on our blog about the bumblebee cloth and tape measure. I've started to get the sewing itch and those Lotta Jandsotter books have been calling my name when I go to the bookstore. I'll have to seriously start looking at a first sewing machine for the holidays.

Knittypants said...

Your new books look like fun. And it's great that your daughter enjoys the softies books so much, too. It's great when you can share your hobbies with your children.

PlumStitches said...

I haven't seen the Softies book before - looking forward to seeing what you make out it. Bella looks nice a cozy.