Craft Book Review 3

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Still loving my local library and the crafty books I have checked out from there.

Sewing in No Time:59 Step by Step Weekend Projects Made Easy by Emma Hardy was a recent borrow. I have to say- I love the projects in this book. There are bathroom to-do’s, bedroom projects, gifts and more. The fabrics are adorable. And really, it’s true, they are weekend projects made easy. I also love that Emma writes how long each project will take to make (approximately).

Funky Felt Crafts by American Girl was another book I checked out. For some reason when I checked it out online (LOVE that!) I didn’t realize it was an American Girl book. American Girl= book for girls and not necessarily older “girls,” like me ;). But I found myself excited to do some of the felt projects in this book. The bonus is that my 7 year old daughter could do these projects too with some assistance from me. There are templates in the back and simple instructions. The basics of felt and embroidery are covered in there too. I especially love the food felt section.
The cinnamon rolls are easy and clever!

And here are 3 books that just came out or are
coming out soon that I can’t wait to dig into:

Applique Your Way by Kayte Terry
One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
and Bend the Rules with Fabric by Amy Karol

{Any other recent craft books finds out there?}

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  1. Simply Sara says

    Thanks so much for the recommendations! They all look fabulous…. in fact I just put a hold on each one at my library. Can't wait to get my hands on them :)

    While searching for these books I also came across "Quilting in no time" by Emma Hardy, and of course put a hold on that one too!

  2. cindi says

    All the books you talked about look interesting. I have also found myself intrigued and inspired by American Girl craft books. Here is one I'm dying to get my hands on. Just haven't done it yet.

    Jane Austen's Sewing Box: Craft Projects and Stories from Jane Austen's Novels (Paperback)
    by Jennifer Forest

  3. whoopsiedaisiesgal says

    Thanks for the great review! I love going to the library and coming home with a stack of books. It's like Christmas to me! My problem is remembering when to return them.
    You may also want to check out "Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase – A Pillowcase Challenge" by Lark Books.
    Here's the link to Amazon – hopefully you can read it – tons of really cute, easy projects too!

  4. -Courtney Rae* says

    I've just recently got back into sewing and crafts so when I saw all these books I had to check them out!
    When I clicked on the links it took me to amazon, and then I realized: I have a gift card I've had for a while and haven't used YET!
    So what do I do?

    You better believe it!;
    I just pre-ordered 'Applique Your Way' by Kayte Terry AND
    'One Yard Wonders' by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins

    You are a great influence! haha. They won't be in until about Nov. 2nd, but I can't wait! And I will definitely let you know everything about them, unless of course you get hold of them first. lol.

  5. Jennadesigns says

    I just wanted to say that you're right on about Sewing in no Time. I actually bought the book because all the projects in there are great … and I mostly just check out library books because it is most cost effective for my crafting/sewing ADD. :) Great recommendation and a hearty second!