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Scandal at Dawn (A Regency Rhapsody Novella Book 1)
Scandal at Dawn (A Regency Rhapsody Novella Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant read, 19 July 2013
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But not outstanding. Too short and predictable. Story could be developed further but it does rather rush to the finish suddenly.


Kitchen Craft 19 cm Mini Salad Spinner
Kitchen Craft 19 cm Mini Salad Spinner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted., 19 July 2013
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Good quality, nice size. Can get a lot in it but it's all right for just the two of us as well.


Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes
by Edie Eckman
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: 10.49

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, 6 May 2013
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This is a lovely book, full of ideas on how to join motifs and instructions on how to make many beautiful motifs. No more just sewing or crocheting squares together. It feels like a quality book too, with it's hard back and ring binding. The included projects struck me as being a bit ordinary. They don't really do the book justice. On a cautionary note, this is not really a 'how to crochet' book in spite of there being instructions about making the basic stitches.


200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match
200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match
by Jan Eaton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Book, 31 July 2011
Although it contains basic crochet instructions, this is not really a 'How to' book. If, like me, you can do basic crochet, it is a wonderful book for encouraging you to try more advanced techniques. The blocks graded I are quite simple and you are soon tempted to try blocks graded II. If you have never followed a crochet pattern before, then this is a good place to start. The instructions are all written using British crochet terms rather than American. Both written instructions and charts are very clear. I looked through the book for hours trying to decide which block to make first and I still do keep going back to look again. I'm so pleased that I bought it and wish I had done so sooner.

An absolute novice could get started using this book but I think it would be better to buy Jan Eaton's Encyclopedia of Crochet first.


Orchard Toys Who's in the Jungle?
Orchard Toys Who's in the Jungle?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jungle Jigsaw Puzzle, 15 Mar 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
The pieces fit together really well. The picture follows on from piece to piece really well too so it is easy for small children to see which piece goes next. The colours are nice and bright and there's lots to talk about. I'll be getting 'Who's in the Farmyard' as well.


Milo Armadillo
Milo Armadillo
by Jan Fearnley
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Milo Armadillo, 18 Dec 2010
This review is from: Milo Armadillo (Hardcover)
This is a lovely book with a heart-warming story and a little moral message. There is also a knitting pattern available on-line, free , to make Milo.

My grandson (age 2and a half) loves it.


Victorian Lace Today
Victorian Lace Today
by Jane Sowerby
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Victorian Lace Today, 8 July 2009
This review is from: Victorian Lace Today (Paperback)
Visually, this is a beauiful book with a wealth of information about pioneering knitters of Victorian times. The shawls are all beauitful and I would love to make every one. My only reservation is that this is definitely not a book for a beginner If you want patterns that say cast on x sts and repeat pattern y times then cast off, this is not the book for you. The construction of most of the shawls is more complex than that, with instructins for knitting on borders that cause much head scratching, although the lace patterns themselves are not a problem.


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