Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Library Love...Chic on a Shoestring, 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet, There is no Dog...

This month I've been reading...

Chic on a Shoestring - Mary Jane Baxter
This is mainly ideas for customising clothes and making accessories...I particularly liked the pompomless earrings and rosettes, this book doesn't have many groundbreaking, innovative projects, but it has pretty pictures and is nice visual inspiration, which is all you needs sometimes!

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet - Lesley Stanfield
I LOVE this book, I want to make many of the flowers from it, especially the pansies and butterflies, sadly I haven't had time this month to try it out, so I can't say how good the instructions are or how easy they are to follow, I'll have to borrow it again and find out!

There is No Dog - Meg Rosoff
There really is no dog in this book, which makes the title a little baffling!  There is an Eck however, who is a small, penguin-ish, anteater-ish creature, who is God's pet and my favorite character in this book.  To be honest, I got a bit bored of the storyline featuring God (who is Bob, a teenage boy) falling in love with a human girl and causing weather disasters with his love-struck mood swings....I was in it for the Eck!  I also liked Mr B., who is Bob's assistant and has to deal with his messes.  I enjoyed this book!   


  1. I LOVE libraries!

    --Jaclyn T
    TrickArt Jewellery: Nature Chic

  2. Me too...I feel very lucky that I work in them!

  3. Me three!

    As we've home educated our kids, libraries have played a very important role in their education, as well as reading for fun!

    Kay :)

  4. I didn't know you'd home ed-ed Kay, that's really cool...I want to home ed when I have sproglets too!


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