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Natural Color by Sasha Duerr – Book Review

Natural dye projects have been popping up all over my Pinterest feed and I love to read about the different plants that create the rich hues! It’s easy to pop into a craft store and grab a bottle of synthetic dye, but natural dyes take a little more work. I’ve worked with indigo kits several times (see my favorite one here) and experimenting with natural dyes in the past, but this book acts as a true reference guide along with several craft project ideas to go with the dyes themselves.

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Modern Printmaking – A Book Review

A book review of Modern Printmaking by Sylvie Covey. This book covers a ton of different techniques and gives fabulous artist profiles. It is sure to inspire anyone interested in printmaking - check out my review for more information and pictures!

A book review of Modern Printmaking by Sylvie Covey. This book covers a ton of different techniques and gives fabulous artist profiles. It is sure to inspire anyone interested in printmaking - check out my review for more information and pictures!

I love craft books. There is nothing I like more than settling on the couch and paging through a book full of ideas and inspiration. If it involves making something, I am interested! I read about a program, in Abby’s newsletter, that provides new releases in exchange for reviews and signed up immediately. I have played with block printing in the past, a pre-TSNEM TSNEM project, so I was immediately drawn to this book.

As a part of Bloggingforbooks.com, I was provided a review copy at no charge. All opinions are, as always, my own.

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Kid’s Quilt Craft – an activity with The Quiltmaker’s Gift book

Make a kid's quilt craft and help your preschooler (or older kid!) practice glueing, pattern making, and creativity! Read "The Quiltmaker's Gift" alongside it for a fun morning - the book is all about being selfless, giving, and the magic of sewing!

My son is almost 3.5 but we haven’t done many traditional crafts at home. They had a “glue and create” style activity out at the library a few weeks ago and he was so excited to try and make it. I’ve been brainstorming ways to use up my smallest scraps (here is another kid activity with fabric scraps!) and thought I’d combine his interest with my fabric stash!

The activity is inspired by The Quiltmaker’s Gift* by Jeff Brumbeau as a part of a fun round-up hosted by Emma Owl, with over 50 Kid’s Book & Craft Ideas. I have the two free printable with simple quilt blocks to fill in – if you don’t have fabric to burn, construction paper would work or you could just color it in!

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