Saturday, 23 October 2010

Obsession... Blogtoberfest 2010 - Day 23

I got part of the way through the clean up and found all the evidence of my previous craft obsessions.

 Yep...the obsessions came and went, either because the classes I went to folded (cottage crafts, embroidery including,ribbon & crewel), I left (folk art) or I had another baby and just didn't have the time.
Often I bought the books because "one day" I would have the time to make my own covered boxes, do 'handicrafts' till whenever, make the cutest soft toys for my children...(oh the sad delusion of it all).
Then there are the ones I really made good use of:  these two books helped a poor uni student, living out of home, to have something new to wear. I loved the quirky 'english' and the brilliant diagrams, it made me less reliant on the 'western' sewing patterns (though in their defence - they actually teach you about putting patterns together!)

 I wonder what Japanese quilting books are like...?
thanks for taking a peek over the fence...


  1. I sooo love books, especially craft books. Lucky for me most of mine come from the library so I don't have to feel guilty indulging in them.
    I'm sure japanese quilting books are faaaabulous (best not let your husband read this!)

  2. Don't worry! You're not alone. Many crafts have come and gone, and all the books and accessories with them. However, I expect my current sewing and knitting obsessions to last, because they produce such useful and timeless pieces. I do have an embarrasingly large collection of vintage knitting books and patterns. It was a bit of an obsession at one time. And there's that spinning wheel I bought at Salvo's a couple of years ago that still hasn't been used.

  3. LOL...I have a shelf and box for of those books as well... cool

  4. Ah the memories!!!! I'm sure all crafters have the same problem. I know I do. And it's so hard to part with them ..... even though you never look at them!!!

  5. I have tons of books too...I am into quilting, journal making, cardmaking and scrapbooking. Plus, I do watercolours and you can imagine the books I have.
    I do have a tendency to pick them up and look at them.


Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...


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