this-book-was-a-treeThis Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World by Marcie Chambers Cuff is a really interesting book that encourages creativity outdoors. It combines science and nature with crafts and fun. There are all sorts …

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As a big fan of stitching and recycled wool felt the book Doodle Stitching Embroidery and Beyond is my kind of book! The first project I made was the cutwork felt bookmark. I new I would be using it with …

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paint-sample-tags-washi-tape-fiskars -punch Tags are a fun thing to make and the book Packaging Your Crafts is filled with tons of great tag and wrapping ideas for your crafts. I was inspired by this page that had striped recycled tags.

I used recycled …

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stamp it! by Jenny Doh I am a big fan of stamping and I have made some stamps in my day so I was super excited about Stamp It! DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps. I think my favorite part about Stamp It! are the …

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book-play-how-to-make-booksIf you think a book needs to be two rectangle covers filled with pages in between Book Play: Creative Adventures in Handmade Books will open your eyes to all the unusual and fabulous ways you can create a “book”.  Not …

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If you like making fun and pretty jewelry and experimenting with all sorts of jewelry making techniques you will love The Sparkle Factory: The Design and Craft of  Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories.

This book is packed with …

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creative lettering by Jenny Doh bookWere you one of those teenagers that cut words and phrases out of magazines and made collages? Or did you study type or graphic design in college? Well, I did both and this book Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from

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Paper pups patternsPaper Pups: 35 Dogs to Copy, Cut & Fold by Hiroshi Hayakawa is one of those books that you can simple sit back and enjoy the experience of making something, kind of like paint by numbers. Making these little paper …

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return of the stupid sock creature bookDo you like it when the things you create make you smile and laugh every time you look at them? That is just what every single page of Return of the Stupid Sock Creature does! And I bet if you …

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You know the term “page turner”? I know it’s usually used in the “word book” world but that is exactly what ReCraft: How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family and Friends is. It is packed …

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First you make stuff, then people say they love it and you make stuff for other people. The next step, sell it!  But how to do it? Well Handmade to Sell  is the book for you! It covers just …

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Craft Activism: People , Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In is such an inspiring book! If you have ever made anything then you know how good you feel after. Even better …

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I love books like Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling that include art and design from multiple designers because you get so many different styles. I have come to grips with the fact that I rarely can achieve the same …

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If you’re like me and fall in love with an image and then want to put it on everything you own, making your own rubber stamps is a great option. The tutorials and techniques in Making an Impression: Designing &

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Stuffed animals can be so much fun to make and the ones featured in the new book How to Make Stuffed Animals: Modern, Simple Patterns and Instructions for 18 Projects are beyond cute! Author Sian Keegan is a firm believer …

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