Thursday, November 3, 2011

homework: reading {microcrafts}

I {heart} teeny tiny things. There’s something about miniature handicrafts that are so appealing. That’s why I was so excited to receive the book Microcrafts Tiny Treasures to Make and Share compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, and friends.


Microcrafts just hit the bookstands a few weeks ago and I’m sure it will be a hit in the crafting community.


The book provides step-by-step instructions for 25 projects. All the projects are designed to be easy and use materials that you probably already have on hand. Like these tiny books – with paper, thread and a few other supplies these would make fun gifts.


Attach a jump ring and you can wear them as jewelry.


Clay, cardboard and twigs is all it takes to make a miniature deer head. Fun!


Scrap fabric? All you need are a few 3 inch pieces to make these adorable owls.


A miniature solar system complete with Pluto the sad {ex-} planet. 


All the projects provide a supply list and step-by-step instructions that include patterns, templates and hand-drawn illustrations.


If you haven’t heard of Quirk Books, you should check them out. Their titles are fun and of course, quirky. 


5 comments :

  1. All of those ideas are delightful. I'm definitely looking out for this one on Amazon!! Thanks for posting :)

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  2. Oh man, I so need that book for my doll housemakings! I have the perfect marbled paper for those mini books...hoping they'll ship to New Zealand x

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  3. Carolyn, I love tiny things too, and am also enjoying this book! My girls and I are making the tiny owls as we speak!

    Jenn

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  4. Wow that book looks really inteesting! I love the little books and little owls!

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