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1000 Quilt Inspirations

I have been a lover of quilts my whole life, since I was a young child and I would sit and watch my grandma sewing on her large frame that filled up her front room. I love looking at different styles of quilts and in 1000 Quilt Inspirations there's a lot to enjoy! I...

Fun Doodling Books

Doodling for Fashionistas is a fun and funny drawing book for young people. It offers examples and teaches simple doodling-level illustrations that anyone could draw and enjoy. The illustration style is one of cute abstraction, and is actually quite clever. It starts...

Life In Color & God’s Grace

This is a well-made, spiral bound journal with lined pages alongside various cute and ready-to-color illustrations. My daughter is enjoying coloring, doodling, and writing down her thoughts, goals, and progress almost daily. She often colors a bit then, as she...

Sweet Crochet

I only know the most basic crochet, so I'm really starting from square one, but Sweet Crochet includes a section of all the information I need to expand my skills and be able to make all of the cuteness in this book. I'm starting with the fun plate of sushi and then...

Tatting With Anne Orr

I've been interested in learning about tatting for years and I have been watching Youtube videos (like the one below) to learn more about the basics of this lovely craft. I knew it was a way to make knotted laces, and has been around for centuries. I was happy to see...

Block Print Magic

It seems like all the great artists learn to do block printing (here, using linoleum tiles instead of wood, an easier approach). I don't know if it is something that informs the rest of their art or vice versa, but I really wanted to learn more. Plus, offering real...

Stone Painting & Whimsical Cross Stitch Book Reviews

I remember when I was a child, waiting for my mom at the bank, and watching window Christmas illustrations being painted on the windows. I was surprised how ingeniously they sketched out some outlines, painted the background shapes, then added details on top. That is...

Fabric Printing At Home

I like finding new ways to craft and I surprised at the variety of ideas for home printing in Fabric Printing at Home. There are lots of fun patterns and prints and they even branch out from the standard potato print to use other veggies like corn on the cob and...

Color Filled Balloons

I saw these balloons on Pinterest and thought that they would make a very pretty decoration at a wedding! The clear balloons have tissue paper circles inside, which could be in any color you like!...

Sewing And Embroidery Book Reviews

I got this for my daughter, who is learning to sew, and I'm so glad I did. The well-designed book covers everything from mending to artistic embroidery. It offers a long intro to the basics, including supplies, and shows how to do 35 different stitches. It shows the...

Minion Pillow Pattern

Sew up your very own Minion pillow! Craftsy artist Maggie Elizabeth has a pattern and instructions for you to make it yourself. CLICK HERE TO BUY PATTERN ON...

Stylish Wedding And Pinch Pottery

A wedding is the most high-risk and high-reward party anyone can throw, and so it makes sense that some of the best party ideas come from the celebration of marriage. Stylish Weddings by Jenny Doh is a prime example of how many inexpensive ways wedding essentials can...

Spa, Coloring And Wedding Books

For years, I've wondered if I could just make my own bath and beauty supplies, like they did at that company years ago?? So this is why I was so delighted to find this fantastic book! Spa Apothecary Natural Beauty Recipes contains real-deal "recipes" -- just like that...

Never Been Stitched

I've been sewing my whole life, but I love a good project that doesn't require pulling out the machine. So, I was very interested in the projects in Never Been Stitched, which include ideas from many different textile designers. I'm working on the No Sew Message...

Handmade Christmas Book Bags

These festive fabric book bags are easy to make and can also be reused, too! Great idea for your scrap pile of cute Christmas fabric! Handmade Christmas Book Bags - Design Dazzle.

Making Art From Maps

My daughter's new husband really loves old maps, so she wanted to surprise him by decorating the office in their new home with maps, and so I got her Making Art From Maps. It's a serious walkthrough of a wide range of decorating styles and approaches, from elaborate...

Quilling, Baby Knits Book Reviews, Plus More!

This is an intriguingly helpful book of hundreds of specific techniques, principles, tools, and tips which every established artist would be delighted to revisit and any new artist really ought to learn as early as possible. The book itself is divided up into 20...