Preparing for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo – Planning my next novel

During April this year I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo. This is a month-long challenge to encourage budding authors to get started on their literary masterpieces. My target for the month was 50,000 words, which is considered by many to

Make it, Blog it, Profit! – New book for craft sellers, Now Available

Out Now! You have read that having a blog will help you sell the handmade items in your online store. You created a blog, or are about to, but have hit a stumbling block. What on earth should you actually

Craft Book Review – Super Scary Crochet

Super Scary Crochet Review

Title – Super Scary Crochet Author – Nicki Trench Publisher – Cico Books ISBN – 978-1-907563-54-6 For Tin Teddy Shriek Week I am reviewing the fun crochet book “Super Scary Crochet” by Nicki Trench. Well, this is definitely a crochet

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Craft Book Review – Fleece Dog by SINCO

An adorable little book on how to make your own fuzzy needle-felted dogs from raw wool – or combings from your own dog’s coat! The book measures 7.5 x 8.5 inches and has 80 pages. Title – Fleece Dog Author

Japanese Kimekomi by Barbara B. Suess – A craft book review

  Title – Japanese Kimekomi Author – Barbara B. Suess and Kathleen M. Hewitt Publisher – Breckling Press ISBN – 978-1 -933308-21-0 I had been admiring Japanese Kimekomi balls in a carft magazine, so I pounced on this book when

Craft Book Review – Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden

  Title – Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More Author – Lesley Stanfield Publisher – Quirk Books ISBN – 978-1-59474-232-3 I admit that I bought this book because of the cuddly crochet Cthulhu on the front cover! (the

Craft Book Review – 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet

Title – 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet Author – Lesley Stanfield Publisher – Search Press ISBN – 978-1-84448-403-4   I am a keen knitter and crocheter and therefore was very interested in this book when I spotted it for


Craft Book Review – Polymer Clay Cookbook by Jessica & Susan Partain

The Polymer Clay Cookbook - a review

Title – The Polymer Clay Cookbook Author – Jessica and Susan Partain Publisher – Watson-Gupthill Publications ISBN – 978-0-8230-2484-1 Polymer clay charms are very popular fashion accessories, and with the help of this book, surprisingly easy to make. The Polymer

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Craft Book Review – “100 Pretty Little Projects” by Lark Crafts

  Title – 100 Pretty Little Projects Author – various Publisher – Lark Crafts , New York ISBN – 9781600595769     This is a thick little book which caught my eye because it had so many projects for the

Craft Book Review – “One Zentangle a Day” by Beckah Krahula

Title – One Zentangle a Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun Author – Beckah Krahula Publisher – Quarry Books ISBN – 978-1-59253-811-9 Zentangle┬« has become something of a craze lately. Although many of us