Craft Fail by Heather Mann


There are thousands of books out there that will help you learn how to quilt, create handmade felt hair clips or share how to paint a masterpiece.  Pinterest is loaded with tutorials and creative inspiration that claim to be super easy.  Well, this is the first book I’ve seen to share what happens when it… [read more]

Packaging Your Crafts–Book Review & More!


I love a pretty package as much as the next girl.  What about you? If you’re looking for new creative ideas to dress up you’re your next birthday gift or make your Etsy shop packaging rock, you’ll enjoy Packaging Your Crafts.  This lovely book by Viola Sutanto is full of inspiration and tips to wrapping… [read more]

Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry {Book Review & Giveaway}


Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry will teach you how to make fabulous jewelry that looks like something straight out of a fancy boutique.  I can’t get over the beautiful photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Beth from Beach Glass Shop has been a friend of mine for years.  When I found out she had a book coming… [read more]

Happy Home Book Review & Giveaway {Jennifer Paganelli}


Have you seen this beautiful, bright, and cheerful book yet?  Happy Home is the newest book from fabric designer Jennifer Paganelli and I’m thrilled to share it with you today. Jennifer designs Sis Boom Fabrics with just the right blend of fun and chic girl kind of pretty.  See for yourself… In Happy Home she… [read more]

Napkins Make Great Gifts {Embroidery Tutorial}


Hand embroidered dish towels are one of my favorite things! There’s a vintage feel to them that adds a little character to the kitchen. Stitchin’ Retro, by Leisure Arts, will be able to keep me busy with over 150 designs inspired by vintage linens from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Wow…how cool! Each design… [read more]

Green Bling – Turning Bottles into Bangles {Giveaway}


Did you know you could upcycle those plastic bottles into beautiful jewelry like this? Green Bling will give you inspiration and instruction on turning plastic bottles into bangles, baubles and so much more!  This is an awesome book for any earth-conscious crafter that wants to learn how to add a little bling while recycling at… [read more]

Book Review & Giveaway {The Best of Sew Simple Magazine}


You’re going to love this book! {Even if you’re sewing challenged!} The Best of Sew Simple Magazine has over 50 quick projects that are…SIMPLE! I’m a simple project kind of person! I like to start on something and be completely finished in a few hours. This book is full of quick projects that are beautiful!… [read more]

Paperie for Inspired Living { by Karen Bartolomei } – Book Review


Paperie for Inspired Living Do you enjoy paper crafts? If you like to make custom stationery, place cards, special invitations, or decorate for weddings with style, this is the book for you! Wonderful party themes are included with all the templates you need! She has beautiful birthday party ideas! Karen has thought of everything, and… [read more]