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French General: A Year Of Jewelry

Jewelry making is one of my hobbies and I have a fairly large collections of books related to this topic. I was thrilled to see French General: A Year of Jewelry, since the creations in it are exactly what I'm most interested in with jewelry making. Plus, the final...

Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets

Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets reminds me of when I was in junior high and me and my friends would make colorful friendship bracelets using embroidery floss. I like the idea of adding in beads and turning the bracelets into a lovely gift for my friends or family. In...

Learn To Draw Archie & Friends

Our daughter has been a big fan of Archie comics for years. They're good for reading, with cute and clever stories, and are easy to find and inexpensive. So when she wanted to try drawing her own Archie comics, Learn to Draw Archie & Friends was the guide to get....

Make Wire Words

Learn how to make words out of wire and some simple tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQYM6ib50hU

The Art Of Stone Painting

Our family has always really enjoyed collecting rocks -- not so much rocks of any special beauty or composition, but from places we wanted to remember. Eventually, we ended up with a quite a few river rocks, with flat, smooth surfaces. Those rocks actually work great...

Gorgeous Paper Wreath

I think this paper wreath would look fantastic for pretty much any holiday or celebration by just swapping out the colors! This video shows the Halloween version....

Pretty Flowers & Packaging Books

I've long been a huge fan of making paper flowers, so when I saw Fabric Blooms I thought it could be really fun to try out a new medium of flower making. The first thing I noticed was the lovely photography, which shows off the creations beautifully. Not only do they...

Super Stitches Sewing

I've been sewing for decades and while my sewing machine has lot of possible options for stitches, I have tended to just stick to the basics and only tried a couple of others. I was interested to check out Super Stitches Sewing and dig a little deeper, since it covers...

Painting With Bob Ross

Several of my children are thrilled with Bob Ross lately. I think originally it was an ASMR - relaxation kind of thing, but now they want to try out painting like he does. Which is great, we're happy to encourage them developing their talents (especially with less...

Pretty Quilled Cards

I have long been interested in paper crafts and quilling always caught my eye with its gorgeous details. In Pretty Quilled Cards they show lots of different ways to decorate greeting cards, which I think really adds a personal touch and lets people know you care more...

Earringology And Crafts

Since I have my own craft business, I was very interested in getting my hands on some tips and helps for my cottage industry. I like to say that I'm an artist, not an accountant, but I definitely need to learn as much as I can to ensure the success of my small...

Terrariums, PomPoms & Cute Drawing Books

This is a great way to expand me and my daughters' pom pom making skills. The book is very high quality, with top-notch layout and photography. The step-by-step instructions are very direct and clear. Much of the instructions for each are carried in an infographic...

Little Book Of Bookmaking

Little Book of Book Making has two main sections: the first part shows amazing examples of handmade books and the second has tutorials from the artists showing many bookmaking techniques. The paper marbling stood out to me and I've already practiced it on a small...

New Crafting Books!

We love the new/old Farmhouse style. To me it seems like "Shabby Chic" crossed with "Shaker Style," with a bit of Mission, Craftsman or Bungalow styles mixed in. It's a great way to incorporate simple and aged wooden furnishings in our home decor. However, some of...

Hello Kitty Crochet

I have loved Hello Kitty since she first appeared in the United States and am always on the lookout for any Hello Kitty or Sanrio products (that I don't already have). Since I know a little bit about crochet, I was definitely interested in Hello Kitty Crochet. I found...

DIY Bath Bombs

I really enjoy bath bombs, and so do my girls. It's fun to relax, soak in the scents, and moisturize my skin all at once. But lately, I've seen some warnings online about specific bath bombs and their harmful ingredients. I'm also a little concerned about the pricing...

The Daily Question For You And Your Child

I remember when I was young, my mother worked hard on a remembrance scrap book of my childhood. I'm glad I have it, but in the end, it's mostly report cards and class photos. Nice, but nothing really about me or what I was thinking at the time. I was wondering how to...

Basic Knitting And Crocheting

I learned how to knit as a young girl and have taught my daughter to knit, too. We both love the soothing nature of knitting and although we aren't very experienced, we still really enjoy the craft. I've also read that knitting helps relax people and lower their blood...