Book Review – Customize Your Knitting

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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

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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

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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 →