Looking for inspiration?

In a crafty rut? Blogs, Flickr and Craftster are all great ways to find crafty inspiration, but to me there's nothing quite like looking through a really good craft book. It might have something to do with the fact that my dad is a librarian, but I'm a total book nerd. I just love the look and feel of a nice book!

Here are some of the craft books I'm coveting right now:

Art Stamping Workshop by Gloria page. I would love to take my stamp carving to the next level, and this looks like a book that could help me. Lots of nice images, ideas and techniques!

Pretty Little Presents from Lark Books. The latest from the "Pretty Little" series, this little book caught my attention because I like making things for other people and I would love some new gifts ideas!

Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. I love Aimee's style, and as I am always doodling on scrap bits of paper, I think this type of embroidery would suit me!

Warm Fuzzies by Betz White. I've been following Betz's blog for a while, and she has a really unique style. I have a bunch of felted sweaters that I have been meaning to play around with, and there are so many ideas in Betz's book!


  1. I really like the look of that doodle stitching book too! Its been on my wish list for a while now but next I'm going to buy one of those kyuuto! craft books - they look so cute! xo

  2. jag älskar aimee rays grejer, och warm fuzziesboken ser jättefin ut den med. jag ska försöka komma ihåg att önska mej dom när jag fyller år!

  3. I think we might have to fight over these 4 books at the bookstore. I want them too!

  4. I saw these cutest little snails ever the other day and they reminded me of you with your crafty skills. Maybe an idea for Stella :)

    This windowsill is just round the corner from my apartment, she makes loads of wonderful things -



  5. I love Aimee Ray's and Betz White's books. I didn't realize there's a new "Pretty Little" book from Lark -- I'll have to scope it out.

  6. oh, Karin, I'm with you--nothing can compare to having a real live book in your hands.

    these all look great, thank you for the book tips.