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Fun Recycling Ideas

Fun Recycling Ideas

America Recycles Day is on November 15th, and many people are seeking ways to reuse, repurpose, and recycle simple items – recognizing the importance this day has on our environment. To help out, TheSoul Publishing, whose 5-Minute Crafts Recycle YouTube page has over...
Feminist Stitches Review

Feminist Stitches Review

This is a book and cross stitch set for feminists who have something to say about their place in the world. The projects are pretty straightforward and the book is very helpful, with a helpful intro for beginners. Some of the patterns juxtapose hardcore slogans with...
New Needlecraft Books from Dover

New Needlecraft Books from Dover

Bargello is a style of needlepoint embroidery in zigzagging geometric patterns which are meant to suggest flames. They were famously designed for the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy, which is now an art museum. The vibrant designs are super colorful and radiant,...
Illustration Studio: Inking Florals Review

Illustration Studio: Inking Florals Review

The concept for this book is how to replicate paintings where watercolors color — and fill in — ink pen outlines. I’d seen these sorts of beautiful artworks and wondered how I might create my own outlined watercolor paintings? Here is my answer!...
Happy Place Coloring Book Review

Happy Place Coloring Book Review

This is one of the finest coloring books I’ve ever enjoyed. The paper, printing, and binding are all top quality. Each page offers lovely illustrations of original floral, greenery, birds, and little animals. Each coloring page offers a light and happy design...
Clay Play! Animal Favorites Review

Clay Play! Animal Favorites Review

My young daughter wanted to learn how to make things with polymer clay. Her older sister made these when she was her age, and now works as a baker/pastry chef, where her fondant designs and creatures have become a way to make a comfortable living. So, I am happy my...