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Just Add Color: Wildflowers

This is a straightforward, yet really engaging. set of original illustrations to color -- of wildflowers! They are all well done, based on real flowers, There are bouquets, mosaics, and more, with each portraying a single type of flower, over and over. The back of...

Flora And Fauna Coloring Book

I love the entirely original, cute, and simple drawings in this flora and fauna coloring book for grown ups. It focuses on woodland plants and animals anyone would find familiar. My favorites are the simplest ones -- an array of familiar leaves, cut logs, a partridge...

Christmas Crafting In No Time

Christmas Crafting In No Time Christmas Crafting In No Time says that the holidays "present wonderful opportunities to get crafty and create a sparkling warm and welcoming festive home" and I love all of the ideas they share to help us to do so. I also really enjoyed...

Review: “Big Little Felt Universe”

Big Little Felt Universe: Sew It, Stuff It, Squeeze It, Fun! is written by Jeanette Lim and published by Lark Crafts. The author lives in Singapore and is a very talented felt artist. She started an Etsy shop in 2007 and has sold over 9,000 patterns of her felt...

Art Books – Watercolor & Colored Pencils

I know the color wheel by heart and I know the difference between a grade-school child's tree and an actually "happy tree." I can sketch something that looks vaguely like what I see rather than what I think I see. And I have practiced enough with brushes and...

Fun Craft Books – Crochet, Macrame, & Rockets

My daughter loves to crochet. But I haven't seen her enjoy crocheting anything more than these cute little puppies, from corgis to labs to poodles to chihuahuas and more! The book features lots of vivid and large photos, with fairly advanced abbreviation-based...

The Craft Kingdom

Ever walk down the crafting aisle at your local Walmart or wherever and wonder, "I wish I knew how to do that fun thing...?" I sure have -- pretty much every single time. And it's even more like that for my kids. So we're all pretty thrilled with this book. It goes...

Kid’s Crafting Books

My First Gardening Book has so many fun ideas to help get my kids off of their devices and playing outside! The photos and the illustrations are both very well done, and my kids will sit for hours reading through the book and planning our outdoor activities. The first...

Make Your Mark

When I was a child, markers were pretty low quality and the most exciting ones were the ones that had fruity smells. Now, there are so many different styles and brands of markers, it’s so much fun to see all the options. In Make Your Mark, they offer 30 ideas for...

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