Thursday, 22 March 2012

Eye candy!

I live in a house with 5 smelly boys - I need some escape!

I find that escape in the pages of many delicious magazines and books, I love looking at the backgrounds in the shots and not just the projects - the whole scene grabs me and the colours send me into a tizz of wanting to bake cakes, make goodies and completely overhaul my home!
Thanks to Amazons new trade in system i recently sent in a load of cookbooks, textbooks and an odd game or two that we no longer used. The refund had no sooner hit the account and was gone, sucked into oblivion by my overflowing basket! (I dont think ive ever had an empty basket at Amazon!)

So today I thought I would share some eye candy with you...

This oh-so-gorgeous-I-want-one-in-my-size cardigan that im going to make for Evie! From The Close Knit Gang book. So many wonderful things in here for boys and girls. Trendy with a cool Swedish feel to the book and layout of it all - I can see me using this book for quite a few projects!
I adore this book, there are so many cute little projects in here which shouldnt be too hard including this pretty smock dress. There is a fabulous little jacket plus another cardigan that I want to make from here so again - another book that will be well used! Essential Kids by Debbie Bliss.
Another book by Debbie Bliss - Special Knits. This book really is adorable and holds 22 fabulous patterns for special handknits....Im in love with the little jacket on the cover which led me to buy this book in the first place! Then I flicked over the pages and theres one nice thing after another ...and how cute is this ribbon edged cardigan!
Im off to have a browse through the others and drool some more but I will be back with a little snippit from each of the other books tomorrow....for now im off to grab a coffee and escape a little :)

*Im flying to Geneva with my mum tomorrow at 10am so have scheduled posts for the next few days - will share photos etc when I get back - fingers crossed my toe behaves this weekend!*


  1. Oooooh! can you fit me into your case......?

    I have never thought of sending books back to Amazon..
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Take care of that toe missy :) I got a new crochet hook yesterday - not at all good crocheting with my dodgy thumb - will have to dig out my wool that is stashed (aka hidden) around the house ;)

  3. I really should trade in some of my books but I can't bear to part with any of the craft books. Even if I rarely use them I can't stand the thought of not having them! I think it is time for a cul though. I don't knit or crochet but I love the little girls cardi/coat. Enjoy your trip you lucky thing,

    Colette x.

  4. Debbie, thanks so much for mentioning Amazon trade in. I`ve just parcelled up a load of old craft books ready to trade for something much more exciting. Just looking round for what else I can trade in lol.


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