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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...

Paisley And Mandala Coloring

I've been a fan of mandalas for many years and I'm really enjoying this Mandalas coloring book. I haven't ever taken the time to learn how to draw them, but I love the chance to get in there and color them. Since this book is geared to artists, some of the patterns...

Amazing Wood Burning Book Reviews

It's really fun to see crafting methods, that I remember seeing as a young child, returning now that I am old enough to do them myself. Here, this fascinating book shows how to use traditional pyrography methods, with the latest tools, via step-by-step instructions,...

Adventure Time Crafts

Given that I have two avid Adventure Time fans in my home who also happen to be crafters, I knew that Adventure Time Crafts would be a big hit. It actually ended up being even more fun and cute than we had expected and I think my kids were pretty much thrilled to see...