Oh, how I love craft books and get really excited when a new one comes out. (I can totally relate to what Blair was saying about her craft book collection in the basement.) I have a really hard time parting with any of mine too. And that can be a problem when you've been
hoarding uh, collecting, as long as I have now. Japanese craft magazines, and books related to it, like these aranzi aronzo cute and bad books from Vertical, are another new passion. I have to say, having a "library of inspiration" at my fingertips is so valuable when I'm reaching for ideas, even if I never use the patterns or make the projects I find inside. Sometimes books serve as a catalyst for personal creativity and sometimes they just make me smile and appreciate all the wonderful, crafty things that are going on all over the planet.