Monday, August 22, 2011

New Books

On Saturday, we went to the closing sale at Border's. The place had been pretty well rummaged through, but I did manage to find a few treasures hiding in the stacks.

I bought this book by fellow Etsy seller Emily Martin of The Black Apple with the intention of giving it to my niece, but it's so cute I might just keep it for myself!

It's filled with lots of quirky characters,

outfits and accessories,

and colorful scenes in which to put them.

This beautiful book on Van Gogh was truly a steal. It explores his entire life and works, some of which I'd never seen before.

That color! I wish I could climb inside these paintings.

Last but not least, I couldn't walk away without this fun origami book.

 It comes with a cute pack of origami paper and instructions to make lots of animals I've never tried before.

Have you found any good art or craft books lately? The last thing I really need is more books, but I have a weakness and am always on the lookout for recommendations!


  1. WOW!Sorry to hear the store is closing, but you hit the jackpot. Love the first book you found...a treasure for sure!

  2. I love the paper doll book. I used to love them when I was younger. I am currently using the knit book "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" I checked it out from the library and I just love the patterns. If you knit you should check it out!

  3. I had a little adventure at our closing Borders too. Made me sad but I did pick up some goodies for cheap.


  4. My daughter and I just tried folding paper cranes as a show of support for Japan. We were hopeless and maybe ought to pick up that Origami book!

  5. Great finds! I love the black apple book!

  6. Lovely books indeed. I admire Van Gogh and have enjoyed reading the story of his life, and the Paperdoll Primer has the most awesome of illustrations!