This comment may be a little bit of an understatement. I rarely read anymore if I am honest. If I get free time it tends to be taken up doing housework or catching up on the latest TV show...*cough* Big Brother *cough*!
However I do love a good tutorial book. As a kid I would always have those 'How to draw...' books and as I got older I would go to the library and take out baking or decorating books.
It is no surprise then that I was very excited to be sent a great new DIY book from The Works full to the brim with tutorials, recipe's and how to guides!
Home Made Simple by Joanna Gosling is a gloriously creative book full or practical makes for the home as well as lots of handmade gifts and recipe's.
The photography in the book is fantastic too and has a really lovely colour scheme of muted greys and calm neutral shades. I found myself daydreaming of shabby chic interiors for hours after reading this.
Most of the DIY projects are really simple but very effective, I particularly like this light canvas created by threading fairy lights into holes in a canvas. I have an unused canvas somewhere that may be getting a makeover very soon.
The book features a few recipe's for festive occasions from different cultures, this lace pattern is a fab idea for a simple elegant cake.
There is also a section of templates at the back of the book which is a great idea and I think I may use the envelope one quite often!
I love Home Made Simple and there really is nothing better than snuggling up with a cup of tea and a book and being totally inspired! I am now on the hunt for some crates to make myself a shelf unit!
The Works currently have a 20% off sale on top of their everyday low prices so this book is only £6.99 (RRP £18.99)