One of our goals for 2011 is to make even more of the gifts we give. We can’t help loving to give gifts, so we’ll focus on creating even more of these ourselves. These are the books that I received for the holidays that we will have on-hand to help with crafty inspiration.
Sew and Stow by Betty Oppenheimer
I will probably make myself a few things from this book at the start of the year to get ORGANIZED (another 2011 goal) to create the rest.
The Knitters Year by Debbie Bliss
Simple and modern quick projects, and lots of them (52 projects, one for each week).
One-yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker
Again, lots of projects for lots of inspiration (101 in total), and a great source of inspiration for fabric leftovers.
Felt Furnishings by Anne Kyyro Quinn
This one has been in our house for 2010, but I want to keep it further toward the front of the stack because it has some simple and modern projects that I really love.
Update: HOW could I forget this one?
Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals by Linda Carr.
All the kiddos around me are going to be receiving ZOOs full of these adorable fleece creatures.
Also, I received a couple small books that will serve the utilitarian purpose of solving my novice-sewer problems:
The Sewing Answer Book by Barbara Weiland Talbert
A comprehensive little bible, looks like it should provide answers in a pinch.
Directory of Quilting Techniques by Caroline Rodriques
Looks like it’ll be another busy crafting year. What books are inspiring you for 2011?