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Save your money!,
This review is from: Granny Chic: Crafty recipes & inspiration for the handmade home from dottie angel and ted & agnes (Flexibound)
I flicked through this in a shop and thought the pictures looked nice, and they do; very pretty indeed. However, there isn't much in the way of inspiration for projects; there are about 9 pages left intentionally blank for you to jot your OWN ideas down; and if I read the words 'handy dandy' or 'peachy' once more, I shan't be held responsible for my actions! I realise every writer has their own style, but what might seem cutesy and cool on a blog is irritating in the extreme in print.
Also, the projects aren't anything you couldn't have thought of yourself. One of them is painted wooden hangers- 'get your hangers; paint them'. And they're called recipes, not projects... All in all, only buy this if you have a very high tolerance for cutesy, twee, coquettish middle-class girlishness. I haven't, and I will probably give this book away to anyone who'll have it.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2013 16:45:43 GMT
I think it's really amusing how the reviews polarise on this book. The 1 and 2 star reviews all sound like my sort of people, and the "rave" reviews give me an insight into what the book is actually like. Ironically, all are correct; the critical reviews actaully assess what the book is like for people who have a bit of nous and want to get stuck in, and the rave reviews are from people who actually want a bit of fluff. Fascinating. You and the other critics have saved me from an expensive mistake!
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