Book Review – Bold Baby Crochet

Bold Baby Crochet by Dedri Uys is an amazing collection of fun patterns for babies, featuring vibrant colors and modern designs. 3 of those patterns are mine, and I couldn’t be more excited about it – this is my first time having patterns published in print! You can buy Bold Baby Crochet now through the publisher Barron’s Educational Series, or on Amazon. You can also enter to win a copy! See the bottom of this post for the giveaway.

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Book Review – Customize Your Knitting

Cover - Book Review - Customize Your Knitting

I was so excited to get this book, Customize your Knitting, by Margaret Hubert. I’ve had the privelege of meeting Margaret a couple of times now, at the Knit and Crochet Show. She’s a fun, and amazingly talented fiber artist. Customize your Knitting is not just a book of patterns, but rather uses the patterns to teach a variety of different techniques.

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Book Review – The Art of Paper Flowers

The Art of Paper Flowers - Book Review on StitchesNScraps.com

When “The Art of Paper Flowers” by Bobby Pearce first landed on my doorstep, I was very intimidated. The big, beautiful flowers pictured all seemed impossibly complex. I love the page layout and design aspect of scrapbooking, but actually shaping paper is not one of my strengths. I’ve tried quilling, origami, and similar crafts with mixed success. I decided before I could review this book fairly, I would need to actually try to make one of the flowers.

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Book Review – Crocheted Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan

Cover - Crochet Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan. Book Review on StitchesNScraps.com

Twinkie Chan is well known for her scrumptious food designs – if you can eat it, she’s probably crocheted it. She has definitely outdone herself in her new book “Crocheted Abode A La Mode.” This is the first time I can honestly say that a crochet pattern book made me hungry! The book has separate sections with fun and imaginative patterns for different areas … Continue reading →