Super-cute felt by Laura Howard or as many of us know her ''Lupin''. This is Laura's first foray into the publication world and is a beautifully written and designed book using her skills as a felt stitcher. She has further expanded into knitting over the past year on her blog. She sells beautiful pieces of felt creations on her Etsy site and is definately worth a read. I am hoping to make her owl egg cosy into something more stuffed and their are over 35 projects to try.
Second is Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden. This book was a buy after the inspiring workshop we did with Lizzie at our weekend away. I was so excited to finally see her doing her thing as it were and wanted to learn more so got this book from Amazon. There are over 100 projects to try and I am lucky enough to have found some great thread locally which Lizzie recommends, and with the stash I have I will hopefully learn and use this skill in the many minibook projects I have planned.
Thirdly Patch by Cath Kidston. I had this book for Christmas and it has 30 projects to complete, including some free materials to make a cute tote bag featured on the front cover. Having previously tried patchwork ages ago, it is another skill I would like to learn.
Fourth, The Slimming World Little Book of Soups. As soup stays longer in ur stomach thus making you feel fuller for longer, soups have become a dietary staple as I lose weight. I plan to try out some more recipes Cauliflower Cheese soup anyone?
Fifth, the latest from Stephen King. A story of what could happen if you could turn back time and prevent the death of JFK. But what then? I am looking forward to that one.
Sixth the recent novel by Anthony Horowitz about Sherlock Holmes. Waiting for my Dad to finish the last 100 pages, which seems to be taking him a inordinately long time, so I can read it myself. Did anyone else feel cheated by Sherlock this week? I mean where was the scary dog? Get real, there is ALWAYS a scary dog in the book. Left me rather dissatisfied I must say.
Seventh, another gift for Christmas, the inimitable Kirsty Allsopp's Craft which follows on from the series she completed last year. Although I didn't enjoy much of the TV part, the book is really great with lots of tips and ideas and some good projects to try. I fancy trying out the Applique cushion and maybe some Birdseed cakes.
Ninth, my Bible. I have tried to read it in a year several times but this year I really must do it.
What books are you planning to read this year?