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Paper Arts & Crafts Book Reviews

Paper Arts & Crafts Book Reviews

Stippling is an important aspect of drawing but my art classes in school didn't have enough time for me to actually become expert at it. His book seems to be the ultimate guide to catch up and bring my illustrations to the next level. Yet this book is readily...

How To Draw Without Talent Book Review

How To Draw Without Talent Book Review

My daughter has been wanting to learn how to draw better. I have heard before that everyone has 10,000 bad drawings in them, so it's best to get them drawn while we're young. So I was happy to find this engaging and colorful activity-slash-guide book! It is like a...

Sloth Journal Review

Sloth Journal Review

I needed more time to focus in my life, and I thought that a writing journal would be helpful in lots of ways. So when I saw this cute sloth journal, encouraging me to "slow down and reflect," well, it was perfect. I love the design, with the cute sloths, and the...

Fun Knitting Book Reviews (and Origami)

Fun Knitting Book Reviews (and Origami)

Such a clever concept! This coloring book features all-original designs based on 30+ drawings of knitted projects, still lifes, and images both realistic and whimsical. Since they're knitted, there are many tiny areas drawn out, but since they are generally part of a...

Fun Quilting Book Reviews

Fun Quilting Book Reviews

I remember my grandmother, and mother making quilts, so I guess it's not surprising that I've taken up this wonderful hobby creating these beautiful and useful works of art. Over time, I've come to realize, though, that one of the reasons I have such vivid memories of...

Bowdabra: Make Adorable Bows At Home!

Bowdabra: Make Adorable Bows At Home!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMkidWItvvU I'm really loving my Bowdabra! It's so easy to make perfect, gorgeous bows at a fraction of the price I would have to buy them for at the store. And, honestly, no stores around me have bows as cute as the ones I can easily...

Harry Potter Crochet Kit Review

Harry Potter Crochet Kit Review

This is an authentic Wizarding World set that's perfect gift for my Harry Potter-loving daughter! She loves the whole Harry Potter world, and merchandise, but I wanted to give her something more than just a trinket. So this is something we can do together while...

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Flying Machines Kit Review

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Flying Machines Kit Review

The works of Leonardo da Vinci appeals to lots of different kinds of people, including artists, engineers, historians, scientists, designers, inventors -- and my two kids. One enjoys old books and calligraphy, while the other finds any machine that flies, magical. So...

Naomiki Sato’s Origami Roses Review

Naomiki Sato’s Origami Roses Review

This is a really clever origami guide to making different kinds of flowers. Each design is so lovely! They look surprisingly realistic and so ornate in their details, with their organic, overlapping petals. The book is well-written with concise descriptions, nice...