Wednesday, 28 December 2011

What to make next...

I have a bit of a thing for books, craft books to be precise.  This Christmas and Birthday I have been spoiled rotten and I now find myself in the position of not knowing what to start next!

Just some of my favourite books that I have recently been given and some of the makes I'm itching to get started on:

 I know it's not technically a book, but look at those colours!
 This is a north east book that I just adore, there are loads of fabulous North East Colliery inspired makes.  
 Coming from a long line of miners I need to make a few of these brilliant makes, starting with this colliery row quilt.
 I bought this for a friend this Christmas and I loved it, I was soo lucky to receive one too.









 This guy is called pensive rabbit!

Big thanks to my lovely friends who gave me these beauties, you know who you are xx

Now can you see my problem, where do you start, how do you decide?
What I did was cop out and started something altogether different, this tapestry cushion kit.

see me with my slipper covered feet up?

I can see this coming year starting as the current one ended - with lots of Works In Progress!

What's gonna be your first make of 2012?

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

19 comments:

carrad said...

Wow, what a fabulous haul! I'd be gibbering with excitement as to what do make. xxx

Bethany said...

Have fun deciding :) I'd probably dig into the Cath Kidston first. I wish I knew what my first project will be...this reminds me that I need to call the repair shop to check on my sewing machine....

Twinkle Star said...

I love pensive rabbit - he is so cute! You are so lucky to have all those gorgeous books, you really are spoilt for choice! Have fun with whatever you decide on! x

Ali said...

Oooh gorgeous goodies -enjoy xx

luciethehappyquilter said...

It looks like you're spoiled for choice with whatever you make next. Enjoy every moment on your makes in 2012. Oh and keep us posted. X

LaaLaa said...

I LOVE the Jan Constantine book you bought me. So many lovelies to make there. I also received the Liberty Cross Stitch book for Christmas. Plus, we've been shopping today and Joe bought me some more craft books. Oh dear! We need to attend The Priory! xxx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Well, you certainly aren't lacking in inspiration. Great books! Nice to be able to mix things up. Hard to find any good craft books where I live. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

B.................. said...

Great selection of books there chick, love love love the look of the doodle stitching and after flicking through it am tempted to order the felties one.
This year, I think will mainly be about paper for Me, doodling, scrapbooking, canvas collaging, so many ideas and I really don't know where to start!

Beki xxx

Dazie said...

Oh what lovely goodies I am soo totally jealous of your felties book that is on my must buy books list.

Looking forward to seeing your makes in 2012
Dazie
x

lemonade kitty said...

Problem solved, just give me half of those books and I'll do the making!!Never heard of the north east miners book do you think it's worth me getting a copy but I'm not realy into quilting, Lucey x

daisychain said...

I got the knitting version of the CK book/tin...2012 will be the year I master knitting!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow you have been a lucky lady! Looking forward to seeing your makes!

jane p said...

I not good at receiving gifts as I'm always terrified I would get bad gifts. I'm so fortunate that during Chinese New Year we get money! Your friends certainly got you really good gifts. Once I received a craft book from a friend and I hated it because it wasn't me at all. The book did not make me want to make anything. I'm so ungrateful.

♥ Miss Tea said...

awww lucky you! i gotta get my hands on that CK crochet book! love all those inspirations and i totally adore the union jack cushion as well as well the LOVE back, so pretty! have fun deciding and Happy New Year!

susan

Jenevieve said...

So many lovely gifts! I'm jealous of all those books - I've just bought a couple with money I was given at Christmas. Can't wait to see what you make next! :) x

littleredcraftingcorner said...

soooooo many books so little time :-P

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

Lucky lucky you.x

hart44 said...

Ooooo you have been spoilt lol.
Sorry I have been a bit quiet :( so busy I have not had time to look in but that is changing :) Thank you for my lovely card :)
Sue xx

Angelfish said...

I love the look of the Jan Constantine book, that Union Jack cushion is fab! I have the Felties book on my Amazon wishlist. The pensive rabbit is so cute.
Not sure what my first Monthly Make will be yet.
Fiona x