In the words of Britney .... Oops I did it again! Christmas shopping never starts off well for me as I end up picking out a load of goodies for myself rather than anyone I'm supposed to be buying for!
However, since learning to knit was my new year's resolution for 2018 I thought it would be a smashing idea to do the same with another Craft for 2019. But which one?
Getting started in a new craft is jolly exciting as everything is new, but having all the basics laid out before you makes it easy to learn some great new skills. This is the joy of craft books.
There's loads of books out there designed to help you create some fantastic new projects but I wanted to share my pick of the litter and why I like them.
Here's One I Made Earlier
Only two words needed to explain why I wanted this Blue Peter classic ..... Tracy Island! Celebrating an amazing 60 years, Blue Peter is a show which has been loved by me and my parents, and maybe even their parents. The simple easy makes use pretty much anything out of your cupboards and your shopping trolley. For me the Tracy Island project from Thunderbirds was the absolute seller for me as I remember the one my mum made us. It took a lot of battering but it was loved and so much more special than buying one from good old Woolworths.
Being a Christmas haul meant there had to be a bit of Christmas in here. As soon as I clapped eyes on the cover I knew I wanted it. The wide range of projects in this book allow you to pretty much make everything you need for the festivities. A gorgeous recipe for Sachertorte has my attention as well as some really lovely tree decorations. The projects are easy to follow and great for doing as a family.
Exactly what it says on the tin. Bound is a book of 15 projects teaching you how to do bookbinding. Some projects are harder than others but the end results are really pretty and ideal for making small scrapbooks. Bookbinding has never really appealed to me but for some reason I was drawn to this book and decided to give it a go!
How To Make Your Own Soap
Definitely one of my favourite books out of this haul. Even if soap making isn't your idea of fun ... how gorgeous is the front cover?! The recipes for your own soap are clear and easy to follow and offer great insight into how to create the best soap for home use or for gifts. I'm planning on using this book to create some lovely little gifts for Mother's Day.
Paper Pom Poms
Another super pretty and eye catching cover! I've made gazillions of traditional woolly pom poms but never using paper. These projects are bright, cheerful and surprisingly simple to make. There's plenty of clear pictures and instructions for each project and the only problem with the book is deciding which to make first.
Super Cute Felt
A bumper book of 35 different projects, Super Cute Felt is a family friendly book which has lots of cute and easy to make projects. I've only ever used PVA glue with felt but this book has opened my eyes for the amount of possibilities this great material can be used for. I've already decided that my first project will be the house on the front cover. Whether it comes out right .. who knows. It's all about learning and having fun while doing it.
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