Thursday, May 6, 2010
I have a bit of an addiction to crafting books, I admit it. It is the same reason that I love to look at beautiful blogs. How-to books are just like my favorite blogs in that there is so much inspiration on each page. The difference is that I can hold them in my hands. I can comfortably read them in bed. I can take them to the beach.
Crafting books have taught me something that is invaluable, they taught me how to sew. Of course, my mother taught me sewing basics. She showed me how to stitch a straight line. I made some pretty good pillows after her instructions, thanks mom! But craft books have taught me the rest. I learned how to gather and how to do patchwork. I learned how to print and how to paint on fabric.
It is no wonder I am addicted to collecting them. The wonderful women who have written the books have become my teachers; the kind of teachers that you grow to love and admire. The ones that you want to "become". Craft books saved me in a sense. I know that sounds dramatic...but if feels that way at times. Do you ever feel the same way about something? What are your favorite crafting books?