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Want to MAKE gifts this holiday? Crafting Booklist of Awesome!

Bazaar Bizarre : Not Your Granny’s Crafts! by  Greg Der Ananian

This book is for those looking to put an edge on the things that grandma used to make. Bazaar Bizarre offers smart, subversive inspiration unavailable from traditional crafting books and patterns, appealing not only to the nostalgia for folk expression of previous generations, but also to the popular DIY attitude of the young and stylish. From silk painting to quilting and bookbinding, projects such as Anarchy Soap and Vinyl Record Cuffs teach basic skills of popular crafts and offer tips on how to creatively customize with thrift store purchases. Readers will love Der Ananian’s sardonic commentary, “Craftoids,” about the history of crafting, punk- rock crosswords, funky finger-food recipes, and musical play lists.

 

My DIY : The Stylin’ Girl’s Guide to DIY Projects–from Sassy Crafts to Thrifty Gifts  by  Kimberly Potts

A friendly, easy-to-follow guide with superfun projects for every taste, this book shows you how to transform ordinary household objects into fabulous objets d’art, including: Gorgeous Garden Headboard, Creamsicle Bath Sprinkles, Cereal Box Journal, Pretty Polka Dot Jee, Glamour Gloves, Plush Polar Poncho. You’ll impress your friends and family, and express yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

The Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing: Fabu-Low-Sew Projects for the Everyday Crafter by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Needles. Thread. Drama! Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica, is not a seamstress. She is a thread artist. And in Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing , she’ll show how to harness the power of her fearless kamikaze sewing style-just dive in and give it 100 percent. Here you’ll not only find out the nuts and bolts of sewing, but learn to have confidence to blaze your own sewing trail with confidence and flair. (And sprinkle of glitter!) The Crafty Chica is here to bring out the thread artist in you. Whether you can hardly sew on a button or are already threading bobbins like a champ, Kathy’s got a project just for you.

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