Category Archives: Crafts & Hobbies

Whimsical Cross-Stitch by Cari Buziak

Whimsical Cross-Stitch: More Than 130 Designs from Trendy to Traditional by Cari Buziak has some wonderful cross stitch designs. The cross stitch designs are beautifully presented with both a color chart for thread and a very easy to read graph for each design. … Continue reading

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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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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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A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead

A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead brings scripture into coloring, while allowing me to color in a relaxed quite moment. The images are a mix of secular and religious, all related to the Christmas season. There are some beautiful … Continue reading

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