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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
I am a lover of all things created, history, travel, art and literature. I spend my time with family and friends, working hard and creating things, pretty much in that order. My passion is to make beautiful things to wear, mostly accessories, jewelry, belts, clutches, hair adornments, brooches etc. I create mostly using fabric , fibres, metals, jewels, pins, chain, clips, buttons and more. I have a shop on Etsy.com which I sometimes have a little trouble maintaining depending on the time of year and how busy I am. Check out my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/dressedtothe9s or click on the box on the left to go directly there.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


There are some really great books out there and I hope that everyone is still buying books these days and encouraging our children to have a love of books. I work in publishing and have seen the changes over the last 30 years with independent booksellers going out of business to make way for big box stores and then more independents closing up as we have made way for purchasing our books online. It can be on your doorstep overnight and they almost always have what you want.
Now we struggle with digital books on e-readers. The Ipad, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and many others and more to come.
I love books , I love the feel of them, the smell of them and there is something so comforting about curling up with a book, any book, a novel, a children's story, a how to book, cookbook, nature book and turning the pages, perusing, absorbing and learning.
I don't see a world without books, I don't think they will ever go away, I won't let them leave my world, I grew up with them they are part of my life and my memories and my future.

Here are some of my favorite books on crafting:

If you are looking for a book to help you start an online craft business , blogging, selling on etsy and more this is a great one.


  1. The Art of Manipulating Fabric.... we are friends!

  2. So many books, so little time, thanks Aggie!

  3. I'm a new follower. Thanks for putting this list of books together. I always like books...easier for me to carry that around with my children than my desktop : )


  4. Craft books are the best, and they are so colorful and visually appealing!

  5. My daughter and I are both die-hard book lovers. She is 24 now and still never goes anywhere without at least two books in her handbag.

    Thanks for the tips, especially "Handmade Marketplace." I'm working towards sustaining myself with my sewing, and that books sounds like a good beginning point.

  6. Lol, my daughter is the same she is 22.
    You should definately pick up the Handmade Marketplace book, it's full of tips.
    I am glad to hear you are all still reading real books.