This book is highly unusual. Compiled by a large group of etsy sellers and designers it contains a very wide range of innovative craft projects all united by being micro, hence the title.
Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, Tamara Barker, Claudia Cormier, Elizabeth Duke, Sarah Goldschadt, Larissa Holland, Melissa Jacobson, Len and Melanie Kachmar, Holly Keller, Colleen Lemons, Mei Pak, Mel Sparkles, Jessica Trail, Hope Wattanaphand, Nadia Marks Wojcik have all contributed to a very entertaining and amusing book. Please check out their shops. They rock.
The essence of the book, we are told, is not just to craft small but to use up odds and ends. Recycling is something I'm very passionate about so this appealed to me. Leafing through the book you could definitely use up scraps of yarn, material, felt and paper to your hearts galore.
There is enough to satisfy the alternative indie crafter within you and also enough mainstream projects like these books:
and this felt dog:
If you would like to win this copy of Microcrafts leave a comment below telling me about the smallest item of craftiness you've ever made. If you like me on facebook and/or follow me on twitter while telling me about it in a comment you'll be in with another chance. Please leave a link or sign in with your blogger username so I can get in touch in two weeks when I pick the winner. The closing date is 2pm (GMT) 9am (EST) on Saturday 10th September. Good luck.
The book is available to pre-order here in the UK and here in the US.
NB I was sent this book to review by Quirk Books, the publishers.