Book Review

Overlay Crochet – Now’s a great time to build your skills!

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Overlay Crochet took the crochet world by storm a few years ago and it’s popularity has stayed. It’s a stunning textured crochet technique that works in solid colors or multiple colors. Now with Leisure Art’s Overlay Crochet book you can create 10 amazing projects and build your crochet skills.

Leisure Arts is giving a copy of this book to one lucky viewer. Enter to win at the end of this post. Giveaway ends on June 23, 2020.

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Get Started in Macrame – it’s back and it’s fun!

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Get Started in Macrame teaches the basic starts and knots of macrame and provides some easy and stylish projects to try your new skills. This is a great time to pick up macrame because it’s back in fashion and it’s fun to do! You can make home decor, usable items, and great gifts.

Leisure Arts is also giving a copy of this book to one lucky reader, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this review.

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Learn to Make Woven Wall Hangings – this is so fun!

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Woven wall hangings always feel comfy and homey to me. Now you can learn to make them yourself with the help of this comprehensive book. Learn terms, weaving stitches, techniques and more, then get weaving. Follow the patterns in this book, or create your own using the skills you will learn.

There is a giveaway for a copy of this book at the end of this post. The giveaway ends March 24, 2020.

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Fair Isle Crochet – With just 1-2 colors per row!

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Fair Isle Crochet Projects: 8 Traditional Projects using Fair Isle Technique by Melissa Leapman Blowney will teach you to create patterns with multiple colors. Only two colors are used per row, and the unused color is worked over, thus weaving it into the fabric.

There is a giveaway for this book at the end of this post, so be sure to stick around. The giveaway ends on March 10, 2020.

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Mosaic Knitting – One color per row technique!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic Knitting by Melissa Leapman teaches a one color per row technique making mosaic knitting more approachable. If you’ve been a bit intimidated by mosaic knitting in the past, then this technique is a great way to give it a go!

You will find a giveaway for a copy of Mosaic Knitting at the end of this post. The giveaway ends on 2/18/20.

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Embroidered Country Gardens – so many stitch ideas!

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Embroidered Country Gardens is packed full of beautiful botanical stitched creations. Furthermore, Lorna Bateman packed the first half of the book with a bevy of embroidery stitches, tips and techniques. This book should be on the shelf of every embroiderer!

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Slow Fashion Made Fast – Knit up some awesome creations in your spare time!

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Slow Fashion Made Fast includes 12 knit designs for the advanced beginner that can be made from one night to a weekend. These designs by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands are fashion forward and will make wonderful gifts to yourself or a loved one.

At the end of this review you can enter to win a copy of Slow Fashion Made Fast. Giveaway ends January 7th, 2020.

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Retro Christmas Ornaments – Nostalgic crochet patterns to make memories for years to come

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Retro Christmas Ornaments are so nostalgic. They are quick and fun to crochet and make great gifts that will be cherished for years to come. Every year when the ornaments come out, these crocheted treasures will remind your loved ones of how much you care.

There is a giveaway for Retro Christmas Ornaments at the end of this post. The giveaway closes on December 24th, 2019.

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Sew Outdoor Living – The sewing book you didn’t know you were missing!

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Sew Outdoor Living is not only packed with 22 awesome garden party patterns, but it is full of useful techniques and tutorials you will love. Weather a beginner or seasoned sewer, this book is one you will want on your shelves!

Stick around to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy by December 10th, 2019.

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Plastic Canvas Christmas Decor and Ornaments

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Plastic canvas Christmas decor and ornaments are a traditional handmade way to celebrate the season. The Magic of Christmas gives you 37 ways to bring that tradition home and give it away as well. Plus, these crafts are great for little crafters to show their developing skills.

There is a giveaway for this book at the end of this post – be sure to enter!

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Space Knits for all! Mini Knitted Cosmos Book Review & Giveaway

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Space knits are just the thing we need in out geeky household. Mini Knitted Cosmos by Sachito Ishii is full of patterns for space lovers of all ages. This book has everything from stars to planets to animal astronauts to aliens. Stick around to the end of this post for a chance to win your own copy of this awesome book!

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Tapestry Crochet Bags -Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet

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Tapestry crochet bags, also called Wayuu mochila bags, are beautiful, useful, and fun to make with this comprehensive book. With this comprebook you will not only learn tapestry crochet techniques, but you will also learn how to create the stunning straps and tie strings often used with Wayuu bags.

Stick around until the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of this book!

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Unicorn Tales – a magical guided journal review

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My unicorn loving daughter gave the Unicorn Tales guided journal a go and has really been enjoying it. I love the way it’s set up, the positive themes that carry into daily life, and the magic. We also have a giveaway for the journal at the end of this post!

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Happy Abstracts – so much fun for both kids and adults

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Over the girls’ February break we took a look at Happy Abstracts by EttaVee (Jessi Raulet). We were inspired to have a girls day painting party and ended up with some really wonderful creations! Stick around until the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of your own!

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Very British Toddler Knits – Book review and giveaway

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Very British Toddler Knits is full of charming knit patterns for your favorite little ones. These patterns are well-written and feature several sets of patterns that can be mixed and matched. Stay tuned until the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of your own.

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Embroidery: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Stitches and Techniques – a must-have for your embroidery or needlepoint library!

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Embroidery: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Stitches and Techniques by Charlotte Gerlings is a great book to learn how to embroider, or to increase your embroidery skills so you can create your own works of art!

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Pompom Noel – Great last minute gifts! Book review and giveaway

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Pompom Noel: 33 Festive Pompoms to Make for Christmas by Alistair MacDonald will help you create decorations, gifts, accessories, and lots of fun this Christmas season. There are cute creations that are clearly for Christmas, and there are also creations that are winter themed or even year round appropriate, so this book will always be useful!

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The Sojourners: The Donaghue Histories Book Two – Fiction and crochet rolled up into an addictive book!

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I just finished reading another awesome book by C. Jane Reid that mixes fiction with crochet fiction. This book would make a great holiday gift for any of your hook-loving friends!

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Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit – Book review and giveaway

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Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit is a great way to get ready for Christmas. Weather you are looking to decorate your home or for quick gifts, this is the book for you. There are 20 quick and easy knitted toys for you to create all made with DK weight yarn. Of course, you can use yarn in another weight if you like, it will just change the size of your finished item.

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Crafty Llama – An adorable story about friendship and crafting!

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I am so happy to share Crafty Llama with you today! Crafty Llama is a sweet illustrated children’s story about crafting, friendships, and the very best gifts. I have fallen deeply in love with this book.

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