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Meditative Stone Art Review

Meditative Stone Art Review

My family is finding this book inspirational on several levels. First, one of my daughters has been enjoying painting these and turned around using many of the styles and techniques in her other artworks and her pastry business. Another is using the painted designs to...
Jane Austen Embroidery Book Review

Jane Austen Embroidery Book Review

This is a lovely book filled with lovely patterns from the Regency era which ran, more or less, from 1795 to 1835. This is the setting of the works of Jane Austen, inventor of the novel as we know it. Wonderful books! And this book is a wonderful addition to any...
Shine Bright Book Review

Shine Bright Book Review

This fun and engaging book offers some excellent coloring pages — very well done, with larger designs which work well even if you’re younger. Or, have the patience of a younger person. Either way. There are drawing prompts, showing the steps to draw a...
Lovable Felted Animals Review

Lovable Felted Animals Review

These felted figurines are so darling — super cute yet so realistic, all at once. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get the proportions right, but this book has been a big help. The book is paperback, large, and really high quality, with lavish...
Origami Boxes Review

Origami Boxes Review

This is a great gift for anyone interested in learning how to create little folded papercraft boxes. There are several pages of general instructions, too, which help to understand the consistent and well-designed folding instructions later. There are eight tutorials,...
Mexican Drawing & Sea Glass Notecards

Mexican Drawing & Sea Glass Notecards

This must be the “bible” of Mexican papier-mâché sculptures, which are known as “cartonería.” Everyone is familiar with these delightful sculptures, especially through piñatas. Some artisans have taken their medium to new levels, though,...