Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Great craft books

As I have a very serious craft book buying habit I was incredibly pleased when I was contacted by Iain from New Holland Publishers asking me to review some of their crafts books, none of which I owned or had read.

Yesterday I received a box full of goodies and hereby are my reviews. Can I just say I was very impressed with all the books! And that readers if my blog can get 20% off these books plus free p&p if they enter Cheeky at the checkout!! Website is www.newhollandpublishers.com/craft-and-hobbies.asp




Make a monster (using fleece). Right up my street. Colourful and fun, with clear instruction and full size patterns. I want to make them all!




Love sewing



Another winner. Great projects, very clear instructions, nice photography.









A cupcake doorstop! First thing I am making tonight. I love it! Patterns are printed but not full sized and not loose so need to be photocopied.


Love crochet




Excellent instructions on starting to crochet, some of the clearest I have seen (and I have seen a few!) and some fantastic patterns.


These gorgeous fingerless gloves are begging to be started today!



And more guilt free cupcakes:





Crafts with kids



Too scared to show Max as he will instantly want to make everything in it (and I have cupcakes to make first!). Rockets, finger puppets, games, lots and lots.
Love this book.



Beautiful knits for heads, hands and toes




The cover looks a little dull but there are great ideas in this book.







Strangely divided up into different colour ways, there are more than just gloves and hats as there is a cute capelet, some lovely bags and wraps too. Using everything from thick wool to whispy mohair there is projects for everyone in here.

Cannot wait to start some chunky socks!




Am loving these books and hope you do too




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1 comment:

  1. Nooooo! I don't need any more book recommendations! I must admit I do have some of New Holland's books already, they do a nice line in craftiness. Love the monsters, they are full of character!
    Hope you're well m'dear.
    x x x
    Catherine

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