Did you get anything nice for Christmas? I got some lovely gifts, but I also decided to treat myself...
Most of the money I got paid to write Super-Cute Felt Animals is earmarked for boring but important stuff like paying bills (the joys of being a grown-up, eh?) but I wanted to buy myself something nice as a little celebration / pat on the back for getting all that work done this time last year.
I thought what could be more appropriate than using some of the money I earned writing a book to buy some books?
It was tricky deciding what to buy, but in the end I mostly plumped for
books by makers, artists and bloggers whose whose work I've been admiring / blogs I've been reading for years and years.
Decorate by Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick
Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson
Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers
Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
Making an Impression by Geninne D. Zlatkis
Make Hey! While the Sun Shines by Pip Lincolne (regular readers may remember that I bought this a few months ago, but I've been saving it for the holidays!)
and Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman.
I also bought a copy of Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar. I've read soooo many blog posts and articles discussing this book since it came out in the spring, I thought it was high time I actually read it for myself!