Synopses & Reviews
Any yahoo can buy stuff. A crafty girl makes it herself. Chronicle's crafty girl series targets the hip and creative girl who is ready to raid the recycling bin, the corner store, the refrigerator, and the sewing box and the tool box for things she can make and do. With spirited, funny text, and totally terrific project ideas, the crafty girl series wrestles boredom down on the mat and makes it beg for mercy. Each book is a full-colour extravaganza of forty fun projects. Cute line drawings throughout provide the diagrammatical boosts where necessary. cool stuff brims with projects like pompom picture frames and a glamour calculator to no-sew decorative pillows and a fuzzy desk set. A bevy of fabulous ideas for sprucing up the room and making gifts for friends and parents will keep a tween busy come rain or shine.
A crafty girl knows: when a plain old pencil holder is bringing you down, it's time to get crafty. Crafty Girl: Cool Stuff is your muse, your jolt of creative juice, your ticket to the crafty parade. Sure, an ordinary calculator adds it up, but a crafty girl's ultra-beaded glamulator makes math look good. With over 40 fabulous ways to say "I'm crafty," Cool Stuff will have crafty girls everywhere transforming ordinary anythings into glitter and rhinestone visions of paradise.
About the Author
Julianne Balmain is a San Francisco-based writer whose many books include Abroad: A Travel Journal and Organizer and Office Kama Sutra, a humorous guide to romance at work. Writing as Nadia Gordon, she is the author of the Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley myster
Jennifer Traig who has a Ph.D. in Literature, but thinks she should have a Ph.D. in Crafts, because in school she spent far more time crafting than studying. She lives, writes, and crafts in San Francisco.