Category Archives: creative

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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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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Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies and Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a short, poetic, back-and-forth conversation between a mother and daughter. This is the story of a unnamed young girl whose mother is working hard so that her daughter may have a better life. … 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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