Hey girl, I know you just gotta craft all day

Cover of toe-up socksD'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 caseopens a new window? we've got you covered! Zombie amigurumiopens a new window 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 favouritesopens a new window - including the cute, the quirky, and the downright outrageous - so that you can drool over them too. We even have loads of sock booksopens a new window (but no, I'm not planning on making any!)

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