But let's meet Amanda and look at her inspiring recommendations:
How long have you been crafting?
Way too long! I used to knit and sew dolls' clothes and do macrame as a kid! I liked embroidery too. I also did some dressmaking although I wasn't as good at that! ThenI started to knit Jean Greenhalgh patterns for other children in the family, and then for my own family. Next I started quiltmaking and card making - bad idea! Would you say you are obsessed? Yes, a bit! And the more fiddly the better. I love to do stuff that other people don't have the patience for :)
Why do you enjoy crafting?
|Amanda's crafty bliss - embroidery and a cuppa|
You're a Pinterest girl - what do you like about it?
There are so many lovely ideas in one place. There's lots of inspiration and there seem to be lots of other people who like the same things as I do. I tend to do a lot of re-pins but I also like to use it as a digital scrapbook. It's given me lots of brilliant ideas, if I ever get round to them!
You can find Amanda at her Pinterest site!
|One of Amanda's handmade cards - these are paper hexagons, glued on one by one!|
I've never thought of myself like that! Although I do tend to do more looking than doing! I would say I'm perpetually distracted!
Amanda's 5 recommendations:
Le Petit Monde by Jacqueline Morel
A beautiful book with mini quilts and collages - "I bought this book simply because I liked the look of it". The book is in both French and English and I think it adds a certain 'je ne sais quoi'. It is indeed quilting eye candy. Includes pattern sheets.
|Quilt from 'Le Petite Monde'|
So cute! How to make projects featuring your favourite furry friends! Bags, pin cushions, patchwork, even a rug!
|A couple of projects from 'It's Quilting Cats and Dogs'|
I must admit to this being one of my favourites. Nothing to do with the gallons of tea I drink in a week. An assortment of tea cozies to knit, from the minimalist to the extraordinary.
|I need to make this one!|
|The back of the book showing just what you can do with a photo to a quilt ...|
... And this one, just because we liked the title! And the food looks great ...
OMG! I can eat that? Indulgent Food Minus the Boombah by Jane Kennedy
|Prawn and Asparagus red curry - I going to make this at the weekend, see Amanda's inspiring me again!|
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