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New Craft Book Reviews

For those of us who really enjoy working with our hands, it can sometimes be difficult to explain why we find creating things so fulfilling. So, I really appreciate this lovely little book. The author understands, deeply, where people like us are coming from. And it...

Amigurumi Candy Corn

Here's a free crochet pattern for adorable Amigurumi Candy Corn from the Craftsy blog. What a fun treat for kids for Halloween, plus it's sugar...

Beautiful Ribbon Crafts

Today I'm sharing two ideas with you for making fun craft projects using May Arts ribbons! May Arts offers a variety of different products featuring: Decorative Ribbons for Apparel, Crafts, and Floral Design Lace Ribbons 100% Silk Ribbons May Arts’ Signature Adhesive...

Birds From Bricks

Birds from Bricks offers straightforward steps in building all sorts of birds from around the world. My son is really enjoying it and has built several already. The Albatross, penguins, and canary are my favorites so far. He says there are clever techniques for...

Charm Love Friendship Bracelets

I've been a big fan of Charm Love Friendship Bracelets's author Sherri Haab for many years. I bought a simple kid's book about crafting with polymer clay and gave it my daughter. She started out using the ideas in it with playdough and then moved on to polymer clay....

Sea Glass Jewelry

I have been fascinated with sea glass my whole life and an avid collector of it as well. I was excited to find ways to transform my collection into jewelry and I also enjoyed the information on the origins of sea glass. Sea Glass Jewelry has lots of great tips, like...

Dreamcatchers, Watercolor Pencils & More Craft Book Reviews

Wow, what a beautiful book! It's so fitting that such a lovely and carefully made book for such a lovely and carefully made craft. The excellent layout showcases step-by-step photography alongside clear descriptions. The dream catchers range from traditional to...

Coloring, Knitting & Craft Book Reviews

This is an excellent coloring book revolving around a nature theme. The artistry of the illustrator is really distinct and inviting, with short simple and consistent lines used to create interlocking natural designs that really lovely and relaxing to color and enjoy....

Adventures In Mochi Mochi Land

I've enjoyed the other cute knitting books from this author, so I was excited to see this new one that comes with a fun story, Adventures in Mochimochi Land. It also comes with complete directions for making all of the adorable, tiny knitted characters in the story. I...

Woven Bracelets, Haunted Houses And More Reviews

Woven bracelets have been super cool for trendsetters for, well, it seems like decades. And the more, the better. But when I've bought them online, they seem to inevitably be too... small, large, much, little, something. And as a personal statement, it's the kind of...

Beading Jewelry Technique Books

I've started making some simple jewelry and I'd love to even sell it one day. This book is small and easy to flip through. It's a comprehensive resource book for basic wire jewelry techniques with lots of good tips. I appreciated the info on which width of wire to use...

The Gnome Project

I read The Gnome Project in one afternoon, I found it to be compelling and very interesting to get a glimpse into the author's life with its joys and sorrows, hardships and hope. I admired her ability to create something wonderful every day and receive solace in the...

Playing With Surface Design

The author of Playing with Surface Design has very creative ideas using materials that I almost always already have in my house. I especially liked the ideas that centered around recycled items, like using bubble wrap and a fabric-safe ink pad to decorate a tea towel....

Zentangle Dingbatz Review

This doodling book encourages extending the "zentangle" method for doodling and illustration in a specialized direction by focusing on ornamental designs. The system uses a basic set of lines as a framework and then repeating very simple lines to create an infinite...

Christmas To Color

I have a large collection of grown up coloring books and I enjoy them all! Christmas to Color is my latest and it is so gorgeous! It's one of my favorites, it has so many amazing festive designs. Everything looks lush and stunning and I like to put on some holiday...

The Shirtmaking Workbook

I started sewing classes at 11 and I have been enjoying it ever since. There are some clothing pieces that I was always a little nervous to make though, included shirts. The collars were especially intimidating to me. The Shirtmaking Workbook includes instructions for...