Book Review: Fabric Surface Design

When I saw this new book, I just had to review it. I thought you might find it interesting and maybe want to add it to your craft/art library. Fabric Surface Design by Cheryl Rezendes is a brand new book from Storey Publishing. There are a lot of fabric surface design books out there, but…

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Book Review/Giveaway: Log Cabin Quilts: the basics & beyond

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Sandy Youngblood of Kearney, Missouri! It’s time for another book giveaway! This is another great Basics & Beyond book from Landauer Publishing. This one is all about Log Cabin Quilts. According to Landauer Publishing, In this new book from Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright, you will learn traditional log Cabin block…

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Review: Free-Form Fabric Art DVD

Today I am reviewing the Free-Form Fabric Art: Cut, Piece, and Create without Rules DVD with Rayna Gillman. From the publisher: Get past your creative slump and dive into a fun, refreshing, no-stress approach to pieced quilt design! Learn how to screen print fabrics using Thermofax screens. Explore Rayna’s methods for free-form cutting and piecing.…

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Book Review & Giveaway: Vibrant Quilt Collage

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE! Here is the last of three Monday giveaways of books: Vibrant Quilt Collage – a spontaneous approach to fused art quilts by Bethan Ash published by Interweave. From the Publisher: Explore this groundbreaking book that will teach you how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using…

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Review/Giveaway: Journal It!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS TO REBECCA FROM MAINE. Today’s post is another review and giveaway. The fine people of Lark Crafts sent me this new book, Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling by Jenny Doh to review and also giveaway. So let’s get right to the review. According to the publisher, Journal It! is the…

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Book Review/Giveaway: First-Time Quiltmaking

CONGRATS TO BETH T OF OREGON – WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY! I received First-Time Quiltmaking – learning to quilt in six easy lessons recently from Landauer Publishing for review and one of my readers will win it! From the publisher: One of the most popular introduction-to-quilting on the market is now available in a new…

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Book Review: Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry

It’s time for another book review. Today’s is Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs using Leather, Ribbon and Cords by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel. What exactly is bohemian-inspired jewelry? According to the authors, “It’s an artistic, nature-inspired, and playful combination of materials and textures. Key features of bohemian style include vibrant colors; organic materials such as…

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Book Review: Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop by Karen Karon

At the beginning of the year I decided I needed to focus. That included not making jewelry. Well, that decision didn’t last long. I’ve just come to the conclusion that I love all types of arts and crafts. I love trying different techniques and mediums. When I received Chain Maille, Jewelry Workshop by Karen Karon…

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Review: Surface Explorations Vol 1

I have really fallen in love with surface design – playing on top of fabric.  Interweave’s new emag, Surface Explorations, is the perfect resource to inspire me to continue. Here are just some of the lessons you’ll find in this new emag: The Great Dye Experiment: Cotton vs. Silk with April Sproule Thermofax® Screen Printing:…

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