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Dare to Create!: 35 Challenges Book Review

Dare to Create!: 35 Challenges Book Review

I’ve heard of artists and musicians who spent years torn by the pressure to follow up on their early success. As a working artist and designer, I don’t want to fall into a trap like that. Yet, too often, with all the tools at our disposal, and the lack of...
Making Mobiles Book Review

Making Mobiles Book Review

It can be difficult to recreate the “old country” here in the U.S., especially if you hope to impress your children and older relatives at the same time. “Pająki” (pronounced pah-YONK-ee) are no exception. A “Pająk” (pah-Yonk) is a...
New Sewing Book Reviews

New Sewing Book Reviews

In my experience there are beginner sewing books, often geared towards children, and there are sophisticated a sewing books for people who are close to the professional level. But there is not a lot of in-between. This book fills that missing link wonderfully! When I...

Sewing Softies Craft Book Reviews

This book was developed through the efforts of an online community, including children, designed to help kids all over the world learn how to sew by creating little soft toys, with basic stitching of simple felt designs. Their mission to make sewing fun is a great...
Little Paper Universes Review

Little Paper Universes Review

This is quite an amazing papercrafts book which offers both beautiful designs and a surprisingly original concept, all included in a masterfully designed book! The book itself is beautiful, matching the designs of the projects themselves. I should note that the book...
Sew Masks, Create Hoop Art and more!

Sew Masks, Create Hoop Art and more!

Organza is a super light, super sheer fabric that is made with silk or synthetic fibers. You can see through it. Which is why it’s such a wonderful fabric to do embroidery on. The designs are given an extra three-dimensional quality as they seemingly float...