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Pocket Posh Sixy Sudoku

Pocket Posh Sixy Sudoku

My mom really enjoys playing Sudoku and these little paperback books are perfect for her to tuck into her purse and bring with her to appointments or while waiting for grocery pickups. The puzzles are created by Peter Ritmeester, founder and owner of PZZL.com. They...

The Postcard Project Review

The Postcard Project: 52 Weeks of Art Journaling via Snail Mail is such a fun idea and great way of getting in regular drawing exercise!  I have a good friend that likes to draw, like me, and she's the one I'll be sending these to.  I appreciate the prompts, they're...

Floral Doodling Handbook Review

Floral Doodling Handbook Review

I love this style of doodling and this book is a great way to get comfortable and familiar with it. It shows different styles of flowers, leaves and plants and has space in the book for me to practice each style, too. In addition to teaching you how to draw them, it...

Watercolor Snacks Book Review

Watercolor Snacks Book Review

I am really enjoying this book! I am definitely a beginner watercolorist, and this book is great for me, but I'm sure it would be nice for anyone at any skill level. It has a lot of helps, including necessary supplies, basic watercolor instruction and color mixing...

Fun Doodle Hog Craft Kits!

Fun Doodle Hog Craft Kits!

I love Doodle Hog crafting kits! They're perfect for helping keep kids entertained this summer while also learning new skills. There's so many fun varieties, my kids want them all! Here's some of there super fun kits: Also, with Summer break happening and after...

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 any formal...

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 Polish folk craft, a sort of 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

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...