Synopses & Reviews
Happy holiday doodles! This cheery installment in the popular Doodle Stitching series by powerhouse author Aimee Ray gives embroiderers a festive collection of motifs to try. Of course, itand#39;s filled with super-cute Christmas ideas, from Santaand#39;s sleigh to the Nutcracker ballet, but also with designs for New Yearand#39;s, Valentineand#39;s Day, Motherand#39;s Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukkah, and more. Loaded with more than 20 how-to projects and 300+ new motifsandmdash;in the book and on the CDandmdash;this is the ultimate year-round stitching resource.
andldquo;Wasinger (Artful Halloween) loves Christmas, but she freely admits that it can be difficult to find time to create during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. To remedy this problem, the author developed this collection of easy craft projects that require little time, few specialized tools, and simple supplies, many of which can be found around the house. Trees, stars, wreaths, and ornaments abound, but Wasinger also includes ideas for Christmas cards, gift wrap, Advent calendars, and table settings. The overall style is elegant rather than homespunandmdash;you wonandrsquo;t find cutesy country crafts in this volume, which sets it apart from many of the other Christmas craft books on the market. The instructions are easy to follow and plenty of photos are included. VERDICT These easy-yet-elegant projects will appeal to holiday crafters with Neiman Marcus tastes and Target budgets.andrdquo; Library Journal
andquot;The latest in Rayandrsquo;s popular series of embroidery books (Doodle Stitching: Embroidery and Beyond; Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashikoand More) focuses on Christmas projects featuring embroidery. This time, Ray has enlisted several popular embroidery bloggers, including Mollie Johansen and Carina Envoldsen-Harris, to bring their own style to holiday embroidery. . . . The enclosed CD includes all of the motifs from the projects, plus a number of other holiday themes, and a selection for a variety of other celebrations such as andshy;Halloween, the Fourth of July, and Hanukkah. VERDICT Hand embroidery continues to grow in popularity and these appealing and cheery projects are simple to stitch and the patterns are easy to mix and match.andquot; andmdash;Library Journal
'Tis the season to make felt crafts-fa, la la la la! These 45+ festive Christmas projects will bring joy to crafters everywhere. Created by successful online designers from around the world, the adorable items range from a sweet garland of little birds to super-cute matryoshka doll ornaments. All can be made with simple sewing techniques, and there are both no-sew and eco-smart options, too.
Both indie and mainstream crafters will love these fresh new ideas!
Fans of the popular Big Little Felt Universe will rejoice at this fun sequel, featuring 60 all-new designs! The charming projects include a picnic basket, complete with utensils and a sandwich; Russian nesting dolls; a baking set with mixer, frosting bag, and cupcakes; and three dinosaurs with a lava mountain. Easy-to-follow instructions and colorful photos make this perfect even for beginning felters.and#160;
Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air-dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.and#160;
About the Author
Aimee Ray's work is fresh, bright, sweet, and clever, and can be found in numerous publications. She is the bestselling author of Doodle Stitching; Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection; Doodle Stitching: Embroidery and Beyond; and Aimee Ray's Sweet and Simple Jewelry (all Lark) and she has contributed to many other titles. Aimee lives in Lincoln, AR. Explore more of her work at dreamfollow.com.