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The Complete Photo Guide To Hand Lettering And Calligraphy

Years ago, during a move, I lost my extensive collection of calligraphy and lettering books. Many were simply irreplaceable. It's something that's always bothered me, even while my career took me along a digital approach to art, graphic design and lettering. Lately,...

Paper Pups

Although I'm just a beginner at the cutting and folding techniques of origami and kirigami, I have enjoyed using these techniques for many years. Since Paper Pups comes with the templates and easy instructions I thought it would be fun to try to create some cute...

Arboretum Coloring Book

I love this all original adult coloring book! It features gardens, forests, and the animals that live in and around them. The drawing style is charming, and I like how everything has the same width of outlines. I find that the hand-drawn illustrations (wiggly lines...

Pattern Play: Make Your Own 3D Animal Models

My family loves papercrafts, but sometimes my girls find the crafts too complicated to complete. That's why I'm so happy with Pattern Play. This is a simple papercraft book, with colorful hand-painted patterns, to make 19 different paper animals. The premise is...

The Artist 

For anyone that loves gardening, cooking or art, The Artist, the Cook, and the Gardener would be an absolute joy to receive. It is filled with visual delights on every single page and transforms simple foods from the garden into beautiful works of art. I knew food...

Paper Flowers For Easter Baskets

Learn how to make these simple, yet gorgeous flowers to dress up Easter baskets! You can make them with Tissue paper, Crepe paper, Pipe cleaners, Floral tape. Paper Flowers for Easter Baskets

10 Granny Squares 30 Bags

Love these creative ways to use granny squares. They are already fun to make, but 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags has lots of great ways to use them that I never would have thought of. The bags come in different shapes and sizes. In the book, they first explain how to make...

Fun Craft Books From Dover

This is straightforward book that shows, via black-and-white, step-by-step illustrations, how to use dollar bills to create a wide variety of animals. There are 32 in all, from dinosaurs to snakes to farm animals to an array of birds to many famous African animals,...

DIY Paper Mache Bowl

All it take to make this adorable bowl are paper circles punched out of themed scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, a foam brush, a balloon and a bowl! It would look great with a solid color on the inside, too. DIY Paper Mache...