I like to frequent the forums at Sew, Mama, Sew!, and I am always impressed with the ideas shared among the forum members. Recently, a very wise woman posted that a great way to get a feel for the many terrific crafting books available is to take them out at the library before you decide to take the plunge and invest in them for your own collection. I really don’t know why this particular idea never dawned on me since our family is never without an ample supply of books on loan from the library, but when I saw this tip, I immediately requested a plethora of sewing titles. I have had such fun perusing all of these of these wonderful books – and all for absolutely free! I know this isn’t anything terribly groundbreaking, but I thought I’d pass the idea along just in case y’all, like me, hadn’t ever thought to reap the benefits of all of those taxpayer dollars you pass along to your local library each year when it comes to your crafting inspiration!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
I do this frequently! It has saved me a ton of money in books that I thought I wanted and then decided they weren’t for me after really sitting down with them.
I too had a lightbulb moment about taking out library books…too bad our little one horse library doesn’t have the trendy titles tho 🙁 Oh well…there’s always half.com right?! LOL!