I was on Papaver Vert blog looking at all of Patty’s stunning felting.  Papaver Vert is a small creative studio in Northern California owned by designer Patty Benson. Based on form, function and bold color, her work utilizes …

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I think this is the most adorable pincushion I’ve seen.  Jen of verybigjen has a complete pictorial tutorial on Flickr.  All of her pincushions, and there are several, all begin with a bottle cap.  Several of her pincushions are

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Wow! Free craft books from FaveCrafts.  There are books for every crafter and they are FREE for you to download via a PDF format.  These are complete books with pictures and complete instructions. I downloaded several and I found …

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Once you watch this video and hear the price the artist Jenn Docherty  charges for her adorable creations you will want to try one yourself.  Do pick up her book http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Needle-Felts-Projects-Wear/dp/1600610390I want to make the bunny or …

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When I received this book from the publisher and opened it I was very impressed that the first few pages in this book is autobiographical.  most books we read give us little information about the authors and now I feel …

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The designs and designers in this book are so spectacular you will want to leave it out just to page through it. I am not a quilter but I am a fiber lover, this stunning book “Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance” …

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How lucky can we be to have a pictorial tutorial for this stunning pillow from The Storque, etsy’s handmade blog, “How-Tuesday project”.   Michelle has not crafted with felt since she was a child, but since picking up a copy of …

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I have never used Noro yarns or knit these patterns, but this book is filled with wonderful and fun projects for the fashion knitter and I will try one using Noro yarn.   The colors are amazing as are the patterns.  …

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Vivian Peritts had a strong desire to be a stay-at-home mom, so she quit her job as an art teacher. Soon she started making and selling soft sculpture dolls, which she sold at craft fairs and stores to …

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This is such a great idea! Google books have displayed several pages from the book for us to view and print with complete instructions for projects.  I was so thrilled when I found these books.  This book “Fresh …

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This is a very bittersweet review of Barbara Albright’s “The Natural Knitter”.  Barbara wrote both knitting and cooking books.  Sadly she died last fall of a brain tumor at the age of 51. This was

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No matter what your fiber of choice, you will stockpile inspiration from Karen Bartolomei’s “Paperie for Inspired Living”.  First off this book is a beautiful hard covered addition for your library and brilliantly illustrated.  Each page holds

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When I received this book and first thumbed through all the projects, the words “up-cycling and recycling” kept popping into my mind.  Sherri uses many items that we have stockpiled in our crafting areas that can be used

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Whether it is called up-cycled, re-cycled, altered designs, deconstructed or reconstructed, many of us are trying this eco friendly crafting and saving money in this repressed economy.  I know when I go through my wardrobe

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Our winner of “Simple Needlefelt by Jayne Emerson” is Fleece2Fantastic

She has a blog Fleece2Fantastic if you would like to stop by and take a look at what she is up to.

Many thanks to Jayne Emerson author of Simple

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