I have been reading about Dottie angel's challenge of the utmost kind and see that quite a few bloggers are joining her in a challenge of only buying handcrafted or second hand items for a year. I would love to do this, buying clothes wouldn't bother me I'd just have to loose some weight, I have a whole new wardrobe already here or of course I could make some. I've also got enough fabric/wool to last more than a year. Most other things I prefer to buy from charity shops/bootsales but my downfall would be books! I would probably not even be able to last a month without buying any. I do indeed buy many books secondhand.
But I'm afraid I get reeled in by Amazon or the book people, click, click and they are mine.
I have to buy cookery books as I collect them 993 now, loving Economy Gastronomy.
And of course crochet, I've waited a long time for Ana Paula Rimoli's second book, it was worth the wait, gorgeous!
And I had to have the new Tilda book, loving this too and have made 7 things from it already. Sew Darn Cute is ok but annoyingly you have to enlarge the patterns, which is a bug bear of mine. Super Cute Crochet is indeed super cute.
I also had to buy Jane Brocket's book as I have her others.
Now you see why I would fail the challenge, these and many more were all bought in the last 6 weeks and I have Cath Kidston's Sew and another crochet book on order.
As Dorcas would say 'books are my one true weakness.' ;)