Friday, 7 November 2008

Some new books.

Thought I'd share a few books that I've bought in the last couple of weeks, you'll have to excuse the photo quality it's so dark and dreary here. Of course I had to buy Make! I haven't made anything from it yet but I do like these.......

A Sweet little cottage cushion it's a shame there wasn't a pattern for the sewing box as I love it but can't justify spending all that money on it!

Gorgeous embroidered purse.

A small tweed tote bag.

And then after seeing it on many blogs I bought a copy of Sew Fabulous fabric.

Again this has some lovely ideas such as the flowers on the front and I will definately make this height chart for Lily's room.

Now most importantly my favourite subject CHRISTMAS!
I love and already have 'Goosebery Patch Christmas' so this year I treated myself to 'Gooseberry Patch Christmas all through the home', all 512 wonderfully illustrated pages. This has over 600 things to make in and roughly half of the book is recipes, lovely!

Anthea's must have!

The heart flowers are really cute with a button centre.

Sarah Raven's book is gorgeous full of flowers, decorations and recipes.

Look at this chinese lantern garland the colours are wonderful.

I've been waiting for this for a while who can resist a book with Milly Molly Mandy on the front!

I've read the intro I just need five minutes peace now to devour it.

I bought this as i thought it could have some nice recipes but I was a little dissapointed, being Cornish and seeing a recipe for an 'authentic' Cornish pasty, with carrots in it! But hey, who am I to say what people can put in their pasties!

And finally a few bargain 30p cookery books from the book fayre.

Hopefully I'll have some time to flick through these at the weekend and make lists of what I'm going to make as I've been painting chairs and my dresser this week so I'm worn out now lol!
Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos of Hallowe'en!

What a brilliant stash of books ... lucky you.

Kitty said...

Oh wow - what lovely books. I want the top two - they are on my wish list. Is Anthea Turner's book ok? It kind of puts me off that she wrote it ... how shallow is that? *blush*


Heart in the country said...

Oh no.....I'm going you have to disappear down the Amazon again!! Loved the gooseberry patch book, haven't heard of that before, and I must admit to, like Kitty, being put off because Anthea wrote her book...looks good though I mught have to overcome my prejudice LoL. The Sarah Raven book is great isn't it?

sharie said...

You lucky thing, that looks like a brilliant supply of books to keep you going for a while.

Sal said...

When does your bookshop open?!! ;-)
What a superb collection!
I am book mad and like everyone else, I will be rushing to Amazon right away!! ;-)

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

I think there'll be a rush to Amazon, my wish list is growng by the day over there! I'm going to ask Husband to buy me books for Christmas, I can't wait to sit and enjoy them.

Vintage Tea said...

I have Antheas book and the Cherry Cake one... fantastic aren't they!

What is the good granny one like? it's been on my wish list for ages but i've never committed to buying it!

Victoria xx

angel said...

I love all your books and i want all your Craft books, so "stand and deliver" [in case you havent noticed i'm Highwaying you]

Lovely post again Blissy babe.
Love and hugs, X x X x X x X x X x
Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

The Vintage Kitten said...

Wow, what lovely books. I would be in my element reading through them all. My nickname is Milly Molly Mandy so I would have to start with that one X

summerfete said...

wow so many lovely books, think I might have some of those on my Christmas list!

Pipany said...

Hey, didn't realise you are Cornish too! Great books; really want the Sarah raven one. Carrots in pasties?!!! xx

funkymonkey said...

I really like the sound of the gooseberry patch book. I've ordered the Sarah Raven one today. I hope it's as good as its reviews.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a great selection! I love books & dream of having a library which I can fill from floor to ceiling!

Petticoat Lane said...

Oh my, lovely, lovely books. I have never heard of the gooseberry patch book, but feel a little peek on Amazon coming on. Just the name of it makes me want to buy it!
Hope you managed to relax and grab some good quality time to read them with no distractions.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. x

Lolla Moon said...

ohh, so many book love... i adore craft books, not really crafty myself but i love to drool at all the prettiness. i got make! a while ago and there are a few more i'm eyeing. thank you for sharing them. :)

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carolyn said...

What a great haul, haven't seen the Gooseberry Patch ones so I'll be keeping an eye out for those.

Jennie said...

ooh I am so jealous, look at all the lovely bookness! I must add some of those to my amazon list!