I adore books. When I was a girl, my best friend and I were happiest when we were hanging out at each other’s houses reading. My Dad had an every-growing collection of classics and modern literature which I still love to look through when visiting Mum. Many of his favourites are still on the bookshelf in the lounge room because they simply became part of the decor. I admit to buying books which I may never get around to reading but still love – and always hope that one day, I’ll get to read them all. I struggle to write inscriptions in books because it feels like defacing them, although I have forced myself a few times! I have books that I read over and over – mainly the Bible, and also the Narnia Chronicles, I Am The Cheese, The Secret Garden, The Little Prince and The Shack. I am partial to vintage books, and although I love the idea of using them in craft projects, I can never bring myself to actually cut them up or re-purpose them.
I know you don’t have to buy an actual book any more to read amazing stories. You can carry them all on your iPad or your Kindle and travel the world with thousands of books at your fingertips. But there is still something very reassuring about picking up a great book, turning its pages and reading a fantastic story.
I like these book-inspired items on Made It and thought you might too. (Even if I couldn’t bring myself to drawing on them or punching shapes out of them, I still really like these items!)
Cute book and glasses pendant from You are Beautiful
Simple wall art by Paper Tree Design
Cute deer bookends by Ruby Pickles Handmade
Bringing fairytales to life by Ink Art
Very cool bookmarks by Me 2
Sweet journal by Red Punch Buggy
Lovely cloth book by Baby Dimple
Useful book bag from Finding Acorns
Simple heart garland from missIsa