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Fantasy Crafts

January 18, 2008

I’ve always fantasized about being a great crafter. However if the craft involves any real skill, I’m not your go to person.  I fancy myself to have found a few fun crafting books for teens and young adults.  Here’s the short list:

Plush You!: Loveable Misfit Toys to Sew & Stuff by Kristen Rask

Plush-O-Rama: Curious Creatures for Immature Adults by Linda Kopp

Super Crafty: Over 75 Amazing Craft Projects

Alternacrafts: Hi-Style Low Budget Crafts to Make by Jessica Vitkus

Amigurumi: Super Happy Crochet Cute by Elisabeth Doherty

Mr. Funky’s Super Crochet Wonderful by Narumi Ogawa

When assessing the quality of these titles I was judging them from an aesthetic point of view.  If the pictures were nice and the projects looked cool they made the list.  Some of these books got pretty bad reviews by serious crafters.  

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2008 4:19 pm

    If there’s anything that will convince me to give crochet another try, it’s amigurumi. We were looking at the Doherty book a few days ago. So cute! The pig! The cupcakes!

  2. January 19, 2008 7:25 am

    I have always liked Hardwear: Jewelry From a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge. 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special by Faith Blakeney is also very popular. I love buying these sewing and craft books for the library because they are so frequently checked out.

  3. Gayle permalink*
    January 23, 2008 6:12 pm

    Sheryl: Me too!

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