I love books! Fact, fiction, crafts...they're all good! Today I'm going to share with you some great new books that I was sent to review. Rest your mind at ease, when I get review books I read them and if I don't like them I don't review them...so these ones passed! :) I'm so glad they did too because the publishers were nice enough to allow me to give a copy away to my readers and also some of the finished projects! (see the giveaway details below)
Cute Crochet World, A Little Dictionary of Crochet Critters, Folks, Food & More by Suzanne Thompson
This paperback book is chalked full of little crochet projects. 144 pages worth! It's divided into six sections:
- Growing Things
- Toys, Tools, Transportation
Make sure you read the "read me first" section of the book to make sure you know what supplies you may need as well as helpful techniques and tips. Each project will tell you the normal information you'll need: the skill level, materials & tools, pattern notes, abbreviations, and most importantly, the instructions. A lot of the patterns also have note on how you can use your finished piece.
Here's a few of my favorite projects from the book:
About the author: Suzanne Thompson has crocheted and knitted since childhood. In junior high, she earned a fortune (of several hundred dollars) by crocheting and selling granny-square handbags. However, she later chose writing and designing over mass production. The author of Crochet Bouquet and Crochet Garden, Suzann also teaches and writes about crochet, knitting, and polymer clay. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Dublin, TX.
Sew Quick Sew Cute by Fiona Goble
Who loves simple and speedy projects? -This girl! And good news too, because there are some cute ones in this paperback book! All the projects in the book are designed to take anywhere from an hour to a weekend so you can actually get them done instead of adding them to the "work in progress" bin!
Some of my favorite projects are:
Each project lists the approximate time it takes to make it, supplies and templates, step by step instructions with photos. With 142 pages of projects you'll be sure to find a fun one to work on!
About the author: Fiona Goble is an accomplished knitter and the author of many craft books and articles. She also owns a small business making woolen bags and home accessories. She lives in England.
5 lucky blog readers will randomly win a prize of either one of the books or a finished project from the book! Enter below by commenting and then hitting the +1. There are additional entries as well, see all the details below.
Excerpts reprinted with permission from Cute Crochet World © 2014 by Suzann Thompson, Lark Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Lark Books.
Excerpts reprinted with permission from Sew Quick, Sew Cute by Fiona Goble. Copyright © 2014 Ivy Press. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
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