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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create; D&C Publishing



As a crafter by heart, I was absolutely thrilled to receive 101 Ways to Stitch, Craft, Create. There are a mixture of just about every single craft inside. It was refreshing and invigorating to receive a book that had such a mixture of crafts inside.


The book is broken down so that every project that relates to each other are together. Such as all the cake decorating are together, all the knitting projects are grouped together, and so on. If you get a rush of inspiration to try your hand at a certain “craft” all you have to do is flip to those certain pages.

Each project is very easy to follow, understand, and make. Although it gives certain fabrics that are best with the applique section of the book- you can always use a different fabric if you don’t have the one listed on hand.


The projects in this book aren’t very time consuming, which is great for someone who hasn’t really mastered in each certain craft but would like to give it a try. The projects are very cute and eye catching. I love to flip through the book and guess on as to which ones I would like to make.

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This year has been my “CRAFTY” resolution year. I wanted to spend more time creating beautiful things and making time to try other crafts that I haven’t really mastered.

My favorite parts of the book are the crochet and sewing projects. I have really made my hand at crocheting this year. I could crochet before.. but only really making a fabric out of single crochet stitches. I hadn’t mastered reading crochet patterns or attempting to learn the more difficult stitches. With the help of another book from F&W International Publishing I have.

I started teaching myself how to sew after having kids and wanting a way to make money from home that didn’t require a ton of start-up money. Every single project in the sewing section is absolutely beautiful. I want to try almost every single project that they’ve posted.

The Papercraft part of the book also has some really inspiring projects that are beautiful and can be used for beginners as well as papercraft “crafters”. There are some tools that you need for each set of “projects” in this book- so if you don’t have “patterned paper” per say.. you might just have to go out and get you some. Other projects call for decorative punches (which I don’t have) but would like to).

I am also beginning to teach myself how to quilt. I know how to sew, just haven’t really began teaching myself the complex “quilting” designs yet. This book has some really easy to figure out projects that I would like to try but haven’t had the time here lately to get that done. When I’m finished, I promise to post some pictures of my completed work.

So whether you want to try knitting, jewelry making, embroidery, paper craft, sewing, quilting, cake decorating or crochet this book is for you—or if you know a crafty person they would love this book.

BUY IT: You can buy the 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create book for $19.33



Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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