are all sorts of different crafts from tiny little felt kitty cats to polymer clay trophy deer heads, they even have some extra ickle paper pieced greeting cards with ickle envelopes for all your miniature greeting needs! .....The book is beautifully photographed and has a very clear layout with materials list and simple step-by-step instructions, which in some cases can be brief but with a little bit of common sense you will be ok. There aren t any photos of the making process or steps, just different angles of the finished product. However, there are helpful diagrams for some of the makes. The projects range from the very simple indeed to the 'might take a little bit more thought and patience'. There are tips nicely sprinkled throughout with templates and patterns where needed. ...As I read through, there were several projects that inspired me to have a go or kicked up some other ideas in my head, which I think is always a good sign for a craft book. Some of my favourite projects in the book were the Flower Pocket Pendants from Larissa Holland, the Dogs project and Monster Babies from Holly Keller, Hope Watthanahand s Spool Dolls and the super cute miniature books from Melissa Jacobson but there were plenty others that also piqued my interest! The resources included the list of authors and their websites at the back which is great, because I always like to see who folks are. There is a resources link list, mostly US-centric, and some further ideas and inspiration as well as a small glossary of terms and techniques which was full of tips for beginners. Overall I think this is a very cute book ...Crafty makes, Sept, 2011....and would make a lovely gift for someone crafty, or just for yourself! It is hardcover and has beautiful pages - I've found it is quite nice to just flick through (which everyone visiting the Cwtch has been doing too) as well as containing some incredibly cute projects. --Crafts From the Cwtch, October, 2011
This fun title shows how to make all kinds of cute petite items using various techniques, many of which can then be incorporated into jewellery! From tiny books, to polymer clay sweets and cakes, plus stitched felt pendants and fabric button earrings, there's something to appeal to everyone, all with illustrated step-by-step instructions --Make Jewellery magazine, October, 2011
About the Author
MARGARET McGUIRE is a crafty editor obsessed with tiny things. ALICIA KACHMAR can be found at Eternal Sunshine on Etsy and Aliciakachmar.com; she has yet to find a craft project too big or too small. Contributors include Holly Keller, Mel Sparkles, Larissa Holland, Claudia Cormier, Colleen Lemons, and more! Website: aliciakachmar.com Twitter: twitter.com/aliciak Facebook: Alicia Kachmar KATIE HATZ is a graphic designer, illustrator, seamstress, and all-around crafter.