This chilly September weekend read is the book Make It Your Own by Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical home-ware and jewellery label A Alicia. Arriving just in time to inspire idle hands to get busy when trapped indoors with all that Autumn rain rolling down the windows.
My favourite projects include a Plaited Floor Mat, Knitted Wall Hanging (which I would need to get my mum or dad to help with, as I am a no hope knitter!), a really sweet Carton Paper Weight/Door Stop, and a very useful blanket basket. So many lovely things to make in here, simple patterns that are easy to follow and you can add your own finishing touches to.
I will let you know how I get on at making the paper weight soon, but right now my husband is beckoning for me to get out in the mud to help him excavate the front garden!