Compendium of Knitting Techniques –
This book is my knitting bible as it show basics for beginners which is how I learnt, and all the different knitting styles. It also shows how to knit different clothing items and also how to knit corners, increasing and decreasing, and bobbles etc. There is also techniques that show how to correct mistakes.
Complete Guide To Needlework –
This book shows all techniques with needlework, everything from crochet, knitting, cross stitch, sewing and many more.
The Crafters Design Library Animals –
A sketchers design library for how to sketch animals.
Bake me I’m yours Christmas –
This little book was bought for me as Christmas present and is great for many a cute baking.
The Crafters Design Library Celebrations –
Another sketchers book this time drawings for celebrations.
Kirstie Allsopp Craft –
I found this a great book and I love Kirstie Allsopp’s crafts.
Fantasy Cross Stitch –
A great book for stitch patterns.
Handmade cards and Gift-Wrap –
This was one of the handmade card books I got bought and it gave me great inspiration, it shows how to make gift wrap too.
Just the Right Words –
Now this one a book you need when making handmade cards as it shows verses for all occasions to input into your handmade cards.
Make your own Jewellery –
I bought this when I just started getting into making jewellery and it shows some great makes.
Making Cards in a weekend –
This was the very first handmade cards book I got and I made quite a few cards in the beginning based on the designs.
Patch Cath Kidston –
I have yet to use this properly as it was a Christmas present but I’m sure you’ll see on my blog once I get around to it.
Quick & Clever Instant Cards –
Another great handmade card book for inspiration.
The Teddy Bear Making Book –
Another craft I really want to try and have not got around too, and because I have not bought the materials yet.
the Ultimate Cardmaker –
This book is cram packed full of handmade cards and techniques, I learnt to bend bead wire and make stylish designs.
Words for every Occasion –
And this is another book if you’re stuck for words to write into blank or handmade cards, I’ve used almost all of them now.
Encyclopedia of Cardmaking Techniques –
This is a very resourceful book for different techniques for handmade cards including quilling, beads, embossing and glass painting.
Metal & Wire Greetings Cards –
Quite a handy little book that describes lots of wire techniques to attach to greetings cards.
The Best Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes –
I find that this book is great for my new diet to help with my Endometriosis and aid digestion and it has many recipes to use practically at meal times.
Wheat Gluten and Dairy Free –
I picked this book up from a charity shop very cheaply and it is great for not just main meal recipes but also for desserts and baking, breakfast and brunches, and lunches including a wide range of different foods for people who suffer from wheat, gluten and dairy allergies. The only thing I have to do is to adapt the recipes that contain spices and red meat which I can’t eat but they are easy to do with these recipes.
The Art of Handmade Living –
I got bought this book for Christmas 2014 and love it, if only I could live in a world of handmade….oh the possibilities.
Simple Crochet –
I found this book in the library and it is great for learning the basics of crochet.
Super Super Cute Crochet –
It contains loads and loads of cute crochet patterns for animals.
The Food Healing Recipe Book by Melissa Turner –
I have already tried some of the recipes and I love this book, definitely recommended for Endometriosis sufferers like myself. Heal your body and make the right food choices.
Made for Baby –
I have found this book very sweet since I am about to become a mother and it has loads of great ideas.
Compendium of Crochet Techniques –
I purchased this book recently as I am learning crochet and it is fantastic and has all of the pictures and stitches you need to learn crochet, I had the knitting compendium so I knew this was the right choice.
Cute and Easy Crochet –
I look forward to making a lot from this book and it is great for beginners to crochet.
Hungry by Innocent –
This book is immensely good, I love the good hearty recipes it has including chicken and bacon pie, also cottage pie etc.
The Great British Sewing Bee – From Stitch to Style
I have yet to read through this properly but I love the TV series.
Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner
This is a great book and I started using it for weaning and now I am using it for toddler recipes, I love to eat them too.
And that concludes my book collection……….
Some of the magazines I buy to inspire me are: (Click the links to see my blog posts)
Inside Crochet website
Mollie Makes website
Crafts Beautiful website
Craftseller magazine website
Sewing magazine website