Book Love!

♥  ♥  ♥   I LOVE books!   ♥  ♥  ♥

(my bookshelf #1)

Here I have compiled a list, of some of my favourite How-To / Inspiration / Fashion / Interiors /
Art and Design books ~ some I already own, some I wish to!!
I'm sure I will be continually adding to both parts of this list!
(Hopefully the second part won't outweigh the first by too many books!!)

* What are YOUR favourite artsy/crafty books? *

(my bookshelf #2)

Drusilla Cole – The Pattern Sourcebook
~ [ISBN: 978-1-85669-621-0]

Sibella Court – ETCETERA etc
~ [ISBN: 978-1-741965568]

Paris Cutler – Planet Cake
~ [ISBN: 978-1-741963182]

Ken Done – Sydney (Twenty years of paintings)
~ [ISBN: 187655145-3]

Kelly Doust – The Crafty Minx
~ [ISBN: 978-1741964950]

Melody Fortier – The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping
~ [ISBN: 978-1-59474-404-4]

Shannon Fricke – sense of style SPACE, sense of style COLOUR
~ [ISBN: 978-1-74045-831-3] ~ [ISBN: 978-1-74045-805-2]


Elizabeth Hillard & Stafford Cliff – Fabric
~ [ISBN: -1-86205-373-1]

Pip Lincolne – Meet Me At Mike’s
~ [ISBN: 978-1-74066-630-5]

Karen McCartney – Creative Homes
~ [ISBN: 0-1-7322-8261-6]

Jeu de Paume – Children’s rooms “Stockholm” (this is in Japanese!!)
~ [ISBN: 978-4-o7-250139-9]

Bradley Quinn – Textile designers at the Cutting Edge
~ [ISBN: 978-1-85669-581-7]

Judith Wilson – Childrens Spaces from zero to ten
~ [ISBN: 978-1-84172-870-5]

Clare Youngs – The Perfect Handmade Bag
~ [ISBN: 978-1-906525-81-1]

and these ones NOW moved to this list:

Print and Pattern by Bowie Style (Author)

Sew La Tea Do by Pip Lincolne



Pattern by Orla Kiely (Author)

Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon by Susan Seid, Jen Renzi, and The Vera Company
Amy Butler's Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle by David Butler, Amy Butler

Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O'Neill

Simple Screenprinting: Basic Techniques & Creative Projects by Annie Stromquist

Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics by Carole Ann Camp, Francesca DenHartog

Art :

Art at the Speed of Life: Motivation and Inspiration for Making Mixed-Media Art Every Day
 by Pam Carriker

The Prints of Margaret Preston: A Catalogue Raisonne by Roger Butler

An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory

1,000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations (1000 Series) by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art by Sheri Gaynor

Creative Business & Misc. :

Craft Inc. Business Planner,
Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business,

Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business all by Meg Mateo Ilasco

The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line by Kari Chapin

Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life: How to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place. by Mary Randolph Carter

Marimekko: Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture (Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture) by Ms. Marianne Aav (Editor)

Terence Conran's Inspiration by Terence Conran, Stafford Cliff

Busy with Buttons: Save, Stitch, Create and Share by Jill Gorski

Interiors :

Recycled Home by Mark Bailey, Debi Treloar

The Comforts of Home: Thrifty and Chic Decorating Ideas for Making the Most of What You Have by Caroline Clifton-Mogg

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home (A Country Living Book) by Randy Florke

The Kidspace Idea Book: Creative Playrooms, Clever Storage Ideas, Retreats for Teens, Toddler-Friendly Bedrooms (Taunton Home Idea Books) by Wendy Adler Jordan

Home: 50 Tastemakers Describe What it is, Where it is, What it Means by Stafford Cliff

Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces ,
Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure,
Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions
all 3 by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

The Nest Home Design Handbook: Simple ways to decorate, organize, and personalize your place
 by Carley Roney

Creative Space: The Urban Homes of Artists and Creatives by Francesca Gavin 

New London Style by Chloe Grimshaw

Sewing :

Sewing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by The editors of Creative Publishing international

Complete Photo Guide to Sewing - Revised + Expanded Edition: 1200 Full-Color How-To Photos
by Editors of Creative Publishing

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew by Amy Karol

Textiles :

Digital Textile design: Portfolio Skills by Melanie Bowles & Ceri Isaac

Stitched Postcards: Beautiful Textile Designs in Miniature Using Quilting and Mixed Media Techniques by Christa Rolf

Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry
Indian Textiles by John Gillow

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