Friday, 19 August 2011

Microcrafts review & giveaway

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.

11 comments:

Creating Trouble said...

Wow looks like a great book: please enter me! - I already follow you on Twitter (create_trouble) and on facebook (Creating Trouble) and on your blog too!

I make mosaic pendants which are only 2cm x 3cm so some of the pieces end up incredibly small - I lose as many as I manage to cut!! I'm just about to start a batch of new designs which will probably end up even smaller!!

@craftyguider said...

I follow you on twitter. I'm making small cross stitch keyrings and covered buttons, and I've been known to make a feltie or two!

Heather Leavers said...

Many of my meerkats have very tiny accessories - there's a knitted laptop that's about an inch and a half across, a tiny violin even smaller - all sorts!

Heather Leavers said...

I follow you on twitter (that's how I knew about this) @niftyknits

Heather Leavers said...

and I've just "liked" you on facebook https://www.facebook.com/HeatherNiftyKnits

Elizabeth said...

Smallest ever is fabric covered buttons, next I would think felt finger puppets using up scraps for toddlers!
Just liked you on FB..

www.allhandmadeatdarmsallema.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

my page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dar-Msallema/162215410457015?sk=app_7146470109

Judy said...

Looks like a great book for more distraction!
I do fairly small but not micro projects-so this would be a first for me!

Judy

www.loftlines.etsy.com

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

This looks an interesting one, I would love to join the giveaway pleas. I am new follower on twitter.
Julie.C

Michelle C. said...

Love this! My email is mcammack1952@yahoo.com in case I win! :)

Wendy said...

Oh yes, it does look like a fab book! I think the smallest things I've made are little felt animals. I liked your shop on Facebook (FatbunnyDesigns, but I might have come up as Wendy Fozard! Still trying to get to grips with my Facebook shop!)

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