Book Reviews

20 Projects You Can Make with Box Stitch Crochet

20 Projects You Can Make with Box Stitch Crochet

Whether you call it the corner-to-corner stitch, C2C stitch or the crochet box stitch, you are about to be impressed by the versatility of this simple-to-learn crochet stitch. Title: Box Stitch Crochet Author: Corinne Freeman Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Copyright…

Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi Review

Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi Review

Baby’s Buddy Amigurumi includes a great collection of little huggable toys which are designed specifically for babies. Choose from friendly dinosaurs, cuddly teddy bears, chubby bunnies, sweet baby dolls, diaper wearing elephants, huggable turtles, soft little sheep and even a…

Modern Tapestry Crochet – Interweave – Review

Modern Tapestry Crochet – Interweave – Review

Have you seen Alessandra Hayden’s (Just Be Happy) new book? Modern Tapestry Crochet was published in 2017 and is available from Interweave. It includes 20 bold colorwork tapestry crochet patterns, along with easy-to-follow written instructions and tips and tricks to…

How To Be Good At Math – DK – Review

How To Be Good At Math – DK – Review

Back in the 80’s we were taught things quite differently from how the children are being taught today. Some ideas and concepts are the same, but the method taken to get to the final answers has changed. Instead of simply…

Children’s Illustrated Thesaurus – Book Review

Children’s Illustrated Thesaurus – Book Review

It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school! I’ve been trying to keep mine busy with camp and outdoor activities as much as possible this summer. In between all the ‘fun’ time we try to work on…

Great Cotton Tops Book Review and Giveaway!

Great Cotton Tops Book Review and Giveaway!

This month for the Leisure Arts Review and Giveaway Pick we have the new release Great Cotton Tops! Designed with warmer weather in mind, these five patterns were crocheted using cotton yarn. Each design is available in multiple sizes and…

How To Be A Scientist – DK Book Review

How To Be A Scientist – DK Book Review

Title: How To Be A Scientist Author: Steve Mould Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-4654-6121-6 Pages: 144 How To Be A Scientist DK has a great selection of books you can choose from to encourage young readers to explore STEM…

Step Into Crochet – Interweave – Review

Step Into Crochet – Interweave – Review

Title: Step Into Crochet Author: Rohn Strong Publisher: Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc. ISBN: 978-1-63250-478-4 Step Into Crochet – Crocheted Sock Techniques from Basic to Beyond Step Into Crochet is more than just a great crochet sock pattern book…

8 Beautiful Light and Lacy Wraps for Warmer Weather

8 Beautiful Light and Lacy Wraps for Warmer Weather

Choose from 8 beautiful, light and lacy wraps for warmer weather. Title: Lacy Wraps Author: Kristi Simpson Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017 ISBN: 978-1-4647-6178-2 Photographer: Ken West Lacy Wraps Review If you are looking for a way to add a little…

Sophie’s Universe The Book!

Sophie’s Universe The Book!

One of the most inspiring crochet designs I have come across in the last 5 years is Dedri Uys’, Sophie’s Universe. This design takes some time and dedication to complete because each round is unique but it is totally worth the…

Spring is Here and It’s Time to Get Outside!

Spring is Here and It’s Time to Get Outside!

Engaging young children in exploring their outdoor environment is an excellent way to blend learning with play. DK’s revised series, Nature Explorers is a great way to introduce young readers to their outside world by encouraging children to investigate their…