Category Archives: arts and crafts

The Painted Word Mixed Media Lettering Techniques by Caitlin Dundon

The Painted Word Mixed Media Lettering Techniques by Caitlin Dundon is a fun book that walks you through an assortment of projects that use lettering. It would be well suited for a homeschooling family, craft loving kids, or adults looking to … Continue reading

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Cat Lady Embroidery 380 Ways to Stitch a Cat by Applemints

Cat Lady Embroidery 380 Ways to Stitch a Cat by Applemints is a very useful embroidery book to have, especially if you like cats. It has a variety of cat patterns! Silly ones, realistic, playful, outlines, completely filled and detailed, … Continue reading

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Retro Cross Stitch by Véronique Enginger

Retro Cross Stitch by Véronique Enginger is a beautiful collection of 500 charts for motifs with a French retro flair to cross stitch. The designs are varied and include many smaller designs as well as some larger pieces. Scattered throughout are … Continue reading

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Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch Véronique Enginger

Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch Véronique Enginger is a wonderful collection of fairy tale themed projects with stitching charts and finishing suggestions. It’s perfect for those with knowledge of cross stitching and those interested in stitching up their favorite … Continue reading

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Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng

Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng is a great resource for anyone who likes to crochet. The patterns are well written and easy to follow, whether you prefer written step by step instructions or a chart. In addition … Continue reading

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Tilda Sewing by Heart by Tone Finnanger

Tilda Sewing by Heart by Tone Finnanger has a wide variety of projects. This book is a resource for anyone who enjoys sewing. It is a selection of designs that includes patchwork, applique and quilting projects that will bring color and beauty … Continue reading

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The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime by DK

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime by DK is a great craft source that is not only fun but a learning experience. It also encourages kids to experiment to perfect their recipes. I found … Continue reading

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Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asias Ancient Technique by Anna Hergert

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Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asias Ancient Technique by Anna Hergert explores the ancient technique of kantha. The earliest written record of kantha appears in the book Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita which was written over 500 years ago. It is a … Continue reading

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Anytime Art: Crayon by Monika Forsberg

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Anytime Art: Crayon: A colorful guide to drawing with crayon for artists on the go! by Monika Forsberg is easy to follow and practical. This book is cute guide on crayon for artists but it can only be considered a … Continue reading

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How To Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events by Catherine V. Holmes

How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events by Catherine Holmes gives step-by-step instructions guiding one from starting with a series of circles, ovals, and lines to transform into a wide variety of pictures that are appropriate for holidays and … Continue reading

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