I love the work of Belinda Downes, her work just sings. Ropey photo as its all dark and dingy here but one look through the book lightens the heart.
I already have The Starlight Princess
Its one of those books I bough for the children but always ends up on my bookshelf. I saw her work at an exhibition in cheltenham a few years ago and its just glorious and feed every desire to sit a fiddle with bits of thread, cloth and beads. Her website is here. More of her work here
I think this is my favourite, I really like the layout rather like a religious picture. I might try something a bit like this with the 12 days of christmas over the break.
I did say before I had a fancy to do some more pictorial stuff!