Welcome to the Etsy Bloggers Street Team Blog Carnival!
Today's theme is ‘The craft book that has become your bible’ and we kicked off yesterday with my entry on Colette Wolfe's book 'The Art of Manipulating Fabric', which you can find here Sara's Texture Crafts's Blog Entry . This book has seen me through many phases of my work, from college to my first job, to catwalk shows and now my own business.
This morning I would like to explore other entries to the carnival with you and find books that are an important source of inspiration for other crafters.
Christine Claringbold presents Some of my favorite design books posted at Eye Pop Art. Christine has given us a wonderful insight to some of the books that have inspired her work, her home and her life. It is interesting to see how a good book can reflect in your individual style and shape some of the ideas behind your work. I guess that is all a part of learning and developing in the world of arts and crafts.
Kathy aka Cozy presents Sources of Inspiration posted at A Cozy Life. Kathy kindly takes us through the book that has been the most inspirational to her work and some of the other craft books that have been added to her collection over the years. Like most crafters, she has a store of great reference books that have all become important to inspiring her, but much more than that she explores the idea that one inspirational craft book can become a friend almost, seeing you through life's changes and always being something solid you can come back to if you are in doubt.
I guess this is why I wanted to explore the idea of a craft book that has become a crafter's bible!
Thank you Christine and Kathy for making my first carnival so easy and also for helping me to raise awareness of the importance of books.
Special thanks also goes to Mallory of dismantled.etsy.com for all of her help behind the scenes!