I treated myself to THREE craft books recently - how extravagant is that! But in truth, they cost £21 in total and given that one is hardback I thought that wasn't a bad price - especially when you consider that magazines are often £5 each and I haven't bought a craft magazine for several months now. Have I justified my purchases enough now? Maybe just about.
So what did I buy? Well, as I have now ventured into the world of patchworking and jelly rolls I thought I liked the look of the two jelly roll books, and the knitting book I've borrowed from the library for months so I thought maybe it is time I buy my own copy.
So, what do I think of these books? Well, probably my favourite of the three is "The Knitted Home" by Ruth Cross.
I love all the colours Ruth uses in her projects and the styling of her projects is simple but very effective. The photo below shows the throw above, a second throw and a foot stool.
The table runners below look relatively straightforward to knit but look stunning as a simple table setting.
And this is a wall hanging! I love it and although I'm not sure how it would look in our house, Ruth gives you the confidence to feel you could adjust the pattern to suit your own style.
And just look at the ripples in the sea inspired wall hanging below. What a statement that makes!
Umm, I admit I don't make many projects from my craft books but I do enjoy browsing through them for inspiration and I am so glad I now have my own copy of this book.
Hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter Sunday.
(PS. This is my own personal review of the book, no commission received)