Crafternoon by Maura Madden Madden has an idea: More people should be crafting. Crafting with friends is fun. She’s been having monthly crafting afternoons, or Crafternoons, for a few years now and shares her expertise in this book. She has general guidelines on making your Crafternoon a success. She has a year’s worth of crafting ideas with instructions for crafts that can be completed in an afternoon – Valentines and paper crafts, paper dolls, knitting, embroidery, knots and more. She leans towards the less precise in her crafting, and her instructions reflect this, probably a good approach for those trying to finish in an afternoon. Madden’s events seem to be populated mostly by single friends her age plus her mother, but she urges readers to make their events multigenerational affairs that are friendly for kids, which is surely the only way something like this would work for me. Madden’s humor sometimes felt like it was verging on padding the word count, but the book is otherwise fun and inspiring. Who wants to do Crafternoons with me?
Originally posted at http://library-mama.dreamwidth.org .