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Crafting Christmas Gifts: 25 Adorable Projects Featuring Angels, Snowmen, Reindeer and Other Yuletide Favourites
Crafting Christmas Gifts: 25 Adorable Projects Featuring Angels, Snowmen, Reindeer and Other Yuletide Favourites
by Tone Finnanger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book but not really for a beginner, 14 Oct. 2013
This book has a lot of different figures in it (more than Tilda's Christmas Ideas) and also has easier projects than the other books. The photograps show really adorable figures!

However I found it quite a challenge for the real beginner. Perhaps with help of a more experienced person it will work better.

Although less specific Tilda materials needed I would like to see more suggestions for cheaper and better available materials.


Tilda's Christmas Ideas
Tilda's Christmas Ideas
by Tone Finnanger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adorable book but..., 14 Oct. 2013
This book has the most adorable figures in it.

But.... none of the projects are easy. Really not a book for a beginner or perhaps even for a bit more advanced.

Also disappointed as quite a few figures need Tilda specific materials.

So... Very adorable but not quite easy to make. Specific materials needed plus figures are quite repetitive. Of you do not like one or it is too difficult you are limited in choice.


Homemade Christmas and Festive Decorations: 25 Home Craft Projects
Homemade Christmas and Festive Decorations: 25 Home Craft Projects
by Ros Badger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed, 14 Oct. 2013
This book really disappointed me.

I bought several craft books and this really was a poor example.

Though it was cheap the quality just isn't there.Old-fashioned, not so inventive projects. Plus the book has quite a few typing errors.

For me this book just didn't deliver.


Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet: 25 Home Craft Projects
Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet: 25 Home Craft Projects
by Ros Badger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Not so great..., 14 Oct. 2013
I bought a collection of "home-made" books just to get busy and also perhaps start on some home-made gifts.

I bought this book as it looked nice and was relatively cheap. And that is just the value what I got out of this book.

It contains only one or two okayprojects. Most are too simple and too old-fashioned. Please be aware of quite a few typing errors in it as well.

Perhaps a book for the really basic beginner but I would invest in a more expensive book. This was just not for me.


Best of Christmas Ideas (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts)
Best of Christmas Ideas (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts)
by Better Homes & Gardens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book but not so great on the projects., 14 Oct. 2013
As the daylight gets shorter and Holidays approaching I bought a selection of Christmas crafts books.

This book is filled with wonderful pictures and great ideas for styling your home. It really puts you in the Christmas mood. Just for all those beautiful photographs it is worth buying and keeping it.

But on the project side it is not so great. Although some nice ideas the major part of it is so-so.

If you are looking for a lifestyle book to put you in the mood with it's Christmassy photographs this is it! I kept it just for this purpose. But for projects and crafts I feel this is not so great.


Christmas Crafting in No Time - 50 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas
Christmas Crafting in No Time - 50 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas
by Clare Youngs
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with easy but such adorable projects!, 14 Oct. 2013
What can I say? This book is everything you expect and more. Beautiful photographs, great selection of project, a real must- have with quick projects as well.
What I really liked is that for most projects you do not need to buy very specific (expensive branded) materials. With just some scraps of fabric I was able to make the cute pair of mice!
It has projects and ideas for the beginner and a bit more advanced and also has a lot of projects children can make.
Great buy!


Barefoot Contessa At Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again
Barefoot Contessa At Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again
by Ina Garten
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful as ever!, 3 Jan. 2012
Again a wonderful cookbook from Ina.

The pictures are amazing, the text is clear and the recipes are delicious!

Thanks Ina! In the Netherlands you have won a few hearts!!!


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