Hey girl, I know you just gotta craft all day

Book cover of Toe-up Socks for Every BodyD’you know what I wanted more than anything else when I was a kid? White, lace-topped socks. You know the kind I mean, right? I thought they were the prettiest things ever, and I never got any. Mum made most of our clothes, because it was actually cheaper then. While I loved the pretty dresses she made me, I did NOT love homemade socks! They were always bulky and itchy, and they were definitely not cool.

At some point in my youth, my homemade dresses became decidedly naff as well. I think “homemade” had connotations of dowdy, old crafts that only Nanas would make.

Book cover of Twisted StitchesWell, if the books in the library are anything to go by, “homemade” is not just for Nanas these days! Want to embroider a cheeky “Tweet this!” cell phone case? we’ve got you covered! Zombie amigurumi more your style? We can help you with that too!

As you may have guessed from my blog-handle, I love to craft, and I just love looking at the craft books in our collection.  I often take them home and drool over projects that I will probably never make. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourites – including the cute, the quirky, and the downright outrageous – so that you can drool over them too. We even have loads of sock books (but no, I’m not planning on making any!)

3 thoughts on “Hey girl, I know you just gotta craft all day

  1. Gallivanta 28 July 2014 / 5:45 pm

    I wanted those lacy top socks; and I got them, along with the home-made dresses and hand-knitted cardies. I would like some hand-knitted/crafted socks now but they’re not likely to come from my hands. 😦

  2. keenanj 30 July 2014 / 11:55 am

    I see you have Arm Knitting on your list. I took the book home and tried it out and just ended up with my arms looking like I had been a a major fight with a ball of wool rather than anything resembling the items in the book. Have you tried it out?

    • missbeecrafty 5 August 2014 / 7:17 pm

      I haven’t tried it yet, the book made it look so easy though! When I do try it out, I’ll let you know how it goes

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