Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Many Books...So Little...money...

The hubby and I went on a "date" tonight, which consisted of shopping at JoAnn Fabrics (ah, simple pleasures!). I went with the express intent on looking at the books...particularly plushie-making books. Now some might say "Kira, you already know how to make plushies. Why would you need books about making them?" Well, my question-askers, I enjoy gaining inspiration and new techniques from these books. Plus...I LOVE BOOKS!

This first book, Sew Me, Love Me (shown above ), was the one I ended up deciding to buy (with my 40% off JoAnn's coupon!). It's a very cute book and I'm gaining inspiration already. The rest of these are on my wish list...

Make Your Own Misfits is a fairly new book that's been talked about all over the plushie blogosphere lately. The Craft: Blog actually had a giveaway for this book when it first came out a couple months ago, but, sadly, I did not win it.

There is a book called Stray Sock Sewing that came before Stray Sock Sewing Too (the book shown above) but I didn't find it in the JoAnn's book section.

Socks Appeal


This book, Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals, isn't the typical quirky, offbeat plushie book, but I think I could learn a lot from it and adapt the projects to my own style (and it comes with patterns!).

I can just bide my time and gradually build up my plushie book collection. The frugal part of me wants to just check these books out at the library, but...
#1: For books like these, that I will probably be referencing them a lot, it would be so much nicer to own them.
#2: The libraries near me don't carry any of these books
#3: I could place a "hold" on one of the books if I find them in the Nioga Library System (basically, if another library in the system has the book, I can have them send it to my local library so I can pick it up)...BUT...
#4: Most of these books are "new" and you can't place holds on "new" books. Blech.
***EDIT: I tried placing holds on a few of the books (just to test it out), and I just successfully placed holds online for "Socks Appeal", "Stray Sock Sewing" and "Stray Sock Sewing Too"! SWEET! I guess they're not "new" anymore! ***


Sarah Dickson said...

oh so many cute books, "Stray Sock Sewing" looks good :)

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