Book Review: Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt

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CRAFT-A-DAY: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt

Who can resist a lightning bolt cupcake topper?  All you need is 15 minutes to feed that creative need and make something fresh with these crafts.  Got 30 minutes and you can make the felt owl phone sleeve or a garland of glittered stars.  Most of the crafts can be made with materials on-hand in a reasonably stocked house.  If you have paper, scissors, glue, pens, needle and thread you can get started.

The projects are organized into 52 weekly themes.  The index is an arrangement of familiar icons where you will see ladybugs, lightning bolts, robots, turtles, mustaches, speech bubbles – yes speech bubbles.  See a picture of mittens and you will find a week of mitten inspired crafts.  This makes it an easy book to use and perfect for beginning crafters.  Many of the projects in this book can be done by older kids or teens on their own.  Each craft has it’s own page with a supply list and a full page photo of the finished craft displayed.  At the back of the book you will find all the supplies laid out and labeled in a one page photo.  All the sewing projects use felt and a few basic stitches which are shown in a How-To section.

You have 15 minutes, who knows you might not stop, but start making a mustache stamp or the adorable gnome and his red capped mushroom.   There is no excuse not to pick up this book and take a crafting break every day of the year.

 

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The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!

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