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. 


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

  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

  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!


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


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