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3 Holiday Picture Books + Bonus Craft Book

This year, I was given a last-minute request to read a Christmas book to the Girl Scout Junior troop. Here’s what I found on the shelves. Under the Christmas Tree by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. HarperCollins, 2002. This … Continue reading

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Geek Mom

It’s like early Christmas when I ask the librarians to buy something for me, and it shows up on the hold shelf for me. This was purchased by our lovely craft librarian. Geek Mom by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina … Continue reading

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Handmade Garden Projects

Handmade Garden Projects by Lorene Edwards Forkner Forkner, a former nursery owner and avid gardener, has filled up a book with garden projects for people with not much money and a little more time. The projects are divided by their … Continue reading

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Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders

Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. Here is an ideal sewing book for busy people. This book features stylish and fairly simple sewing projects with just one yard of fabric (plus notions & sometimes a contrast fabric). … Continue reading

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Felt Wee Folk

I happened upon this book while shelf-reading in the Crafts section of the library (always dangerous). While I resisted the first time around, when my dear friend A. said she was looking for help making fairy dolls, I tracked it … Continue reading

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Steampunk-style Jewelry

I have always loved costumes. I wear them whenever reasonably possible, for Halloween, for Talk like a Pirate Day, and of course through the SCA when my schedule permits. Many of our SCA friends now seem to be doing Steampunk … Continue reading

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Crafternoon

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 … Continue reading

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Sewn With Love

Sewn With Love by Fiona Bell I’ve had a really hard time finding time for sewing since I had children, and I’ve mostly only made the time to sew garb, since that’s really hard and expensive to buy if you … Continue reading

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Snow Play

Snow Play by Birgitta Ralston If you’ve never lost your child’s love of snow, but want something new to do, take a look at this book. Alternatively, if you have kids bringing you your coat and forcing you to go … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts by Martha Stewart This is an A to W book of enticing crafts requiring relatively little skill to make with mostly easily available supplies, of the kind that could be finished in an evening or … Continue reading

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