I was lying on my bed, contemplating life, the universe and everything recently and my eyes strayed to the bookcase in the corner of the room. The middle shelf is packed with sewing and craft books. It occurred to me that they had all been placed there since I moved out of my sewing room 18 months ago but hardly ever picked up. Admittedly they are in the wrong place, sitting in my bedroom when all of my sewing things are downstairs at the back of the front room, the dining table is my sewing space these days. I realised that there are many books here that I haven’t even made anything out of. That is shameful really. I am seduced by projects on blogs and easy to access tutorials and never even pull them off the shelf.
I have decided that now is the time that should change. Money is tight this year and I want to try and make most of the Christmas presents that we are giving to people and really I should start that now. So the books have been moved downstairs and the garden books have been moved to their new home in the bedroom.
So I am hoping that I will manage to make at least one thing a week from one of the books at a time. Then I can blog about it here. Killing the proverbial two birds with one stone, Make it Monday blog posts, Christmas gifts and using the books. Oh, is that three birds?
Time to get browsing and making lists of the gifts I am going to make. I hope that you will all find it interesting.