After five days of no mail, my new books finally turned up. I bought them at the Book Depository; I do like this website.
I will be honest; of the two books i bought, one I am really happy with, the other; not so much. That is the chance you take when you buy things online, and I am generally happy to take that chance.
I will start with the book I didn't like.
I am very happy to follow other people's patterns and do what they tell me to do, unless I am smocking and then I usually just do my own design these days. But i have been looking at this book online for a while now and thought it would get me out of my rut and make me more original. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad book but from the cover, and the title, i was expecting something that would encourage the design process, talk about the art of doodling and the process of designing from a doodle. Instead this is barely mentioned. Instead, it concentrates on following her designs. I am not sure of the sense in this. It isn't going to encourage me to design my own. i thought it would be more about the process of forming a design.
There is nothing wrong with the designs as such, it just wasnt what i was looking for.
The other book is this one, which I do like very much;
Now I am off to finish some UFOs so I can start on one of these!!LOL!!