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Needle Felting

I thought that needle felting would be a fun craft that my daughters and I could share in. It's a bit more time consuming and technically challenging than I'd realized, yet my girls are having fun and it's a fun activity to do together. The book itself is fantastic,...

Doodled Cats

I think anyone can be a doodling cat superhero with the help of this fun and humorous book which shows basic and simple techniques for doodling cute cats -- each with an abundance of personality. It's really fun, has lots of examples, and the instructions are so...

Calming Dot To Dot

I used to draw dot-to-dot patterns when I was little. I enjoyed it, and sometimes would color in my illustrations afterward. I've noticed that one of my daughters' interest in coloring is waning, which I can understand. So, I'm introducing her to dot-to-dots with...

Color Art For Everyone

Jungle Wonders is one of an on-going series of well-drawn coloring books, with this one featuring creatures and plant life in jungle settings. The 8 1/2 x 11 book draws on one side of the pages, and each is perforated for easy display later. There is a wide variety of...

Coloring Books – The Art Of Coloring

Leisure Arts has some gorgeous new grown up coloring books! They also are running a giveaway right now and have a fun Valentine's Day craft using a coloring page, too. You can enter to win the Color Art for Everyone prize pack! One winner will receive everything 6 Art...

Grumpy Cat’s Miserable Papercraft Book

All cats are wonderful, which is a scientifically proven fact, I'm sure. And yet, some cats possess an extra quality, a "je ne sais quoi," which is both wondrous yet ineffable. Or, you know, they have a grumpy looking face. Hence the many splendors of Grumpy Cat. This...

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...