Thursday, 1 October 2009

Why I wouldn't be able to do the challenge of the utmost kind.

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.

Enid Blyton


Children's books


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.' ;)


Josie-Mary said...

Mine as well! I could never stop :)

Floss said...

OOh! Lovely books! You are allowed to make exceptions, though (mine is stationery, but someone over in the southern hemisphere has done books, I noticed...)

Mary Poppins said...

Lovely books, thank you for sharing :)


Serenata said...

Stop tormenting me! Books are my serious downfall as well - I forgot about this! LOL Still I have soooo many I don't *really* need anymore.

Apple Valley said...

I am the same as you, Books are my weakness, especially craft and cookery books too, I would love to have my own little library in my house.

LissyLou said...

did you say 993?????????


Well a Girl has got to have her weakness! its part of the femmine charm!

x Vicky x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh I'm a bookaholic too!
Have you had a look at readitswapit?
I've swapped quite a lot of paperbacks there & all it costs is postage.


Florence and Mary said...

I can't resist books either! Whenever I see a Ladybird or Enid Blyton it goes straight into the shopping basket.

Victoria xx

Serenata said...

I've passed on an award to you on my blog - hope I've done it right - first time for everything! :-)

Felicity said...

i'm the same, for my new years resolution i said id only get books from the library, but they never have the nice craft ones, and i do buy lots of second hand books i dont really need them, i just WANT them!! how terrible, you have some lovely ones! fliss xx

louise said...

I buy lots of books from charity shops, but also like to mooch through Amazon, The Book People, and the Book Depository! There are great savings to be made doing both. x

A Country Girl said...

Mr Twiddle! Haven't seen those books in years. I loved them when I was little. Just found your lovely blog, by the way.