80 Original Charms shows a wide variety of DIY projects to dress up your purses, jeans, jackets, etc. Beautiful color photographs. Combine charms with ribbons, threads, yarn, buttons, and beads to make key rings, talismans, or decorate your purse, or even your shoes. Cool ideas to try with easy instructions.
The Art Doll Chronicles A Collaborative Journey of Discovery is THE book for drawing inspiration on your doll making journey. This shows all kinds of dolls made out of all kinds of materials, full of creativity, color, and originality. After borrowing it several times from the library, I needed it in my collection. Covers dolls made out of clay, cloth, wood, and more. Whets your creative appetite.
Since I had read the left behind series, and most everything by Tim LaHaye, I read this too. It is full of action, excitement and references to the rapture and Apocalypse. Personally, I just did not like it as much as the left behind series, although it definitely picks up where the first series left off in time period.
Although this is an older book (1977), with ideas, patterns, instructions, there are mostly black and white illustrations and photos, with some full color plates of finished pieces. There are some neat Bohemian outfits, full instructions, and patterns that can be scaled to be cut out on paper. It is pretty comprehensive. Some of the instructions include tassels, pom poms, buntings, embroidery, a peasant blanket, and outfits made with bandannas. This is has some fun projects.
Better Homes and Gardens Cherished Dolls to Make for Fun is a wonderful book that shows a wide variety of dolls, both simple and more complex, for the budding dollmaker to create. Most are made out of fabric.
Bible Crafts on a Shoestring Budget - Grades 3 4 is a slim volume with reproducible pages, ideas for simple crafts, Bible verse learning, coloring, and things to do when you have a small budget for teaching Bible Crafts. A good book to have in your Bible School education library. The ideas are focused on a wide variety of favorite Bible verses, and/or characters.
The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas: How a Cat Brought a Family the Gift of Love is the story of how a family adopting a kitten helped to bridge the connection of communications for their autistic son. Touching, poignant reading for cat lovers, and those who love reading true stories about the remarkable nature of animals and the humans they love.
Christmas Jars is a lovely feel good story with a wonderful idea behind it that created a movement http://christmasjars.com/ to start jars to save to give to others. Pay it forward. Christmas jars is not just for Christmas. This was also made into a movie. Read it, share it, enjoy it!
Click Clack Moo Cows That Type is a rofl riot full of laughs, comical animals, language fun. The Cows go on strike, and leave typewritten notes for the farmer. This is a hoot of a book, and one of my favorites, and this author/illustrator team for this series is wonderful! Must read for your children, or for story time.
Cute Critter Purses to Crochet shows the basic purse to crochet (11" long by 6" tall) with finishing instructions for 6 purse pets: puppy, kitten, bunny, bear, piggy, and cow. Very cute, with clear instructions. This is a short (24 page) paperback, of typical crochet brochure type.
Dinosaurs Two of a Kind (Walt Disney Pictures Presents) is a movie tie in of an easy reader that will entice your reluctant (boy) reader who loves dinosaurs and Walt Disney. Lovely pictures, makes reading more fun.
Simple, with lots of fun illustrations, with conversation bubbles and larger type text on white background, similar to most Usborne books, or Magic School Bus. This type of books has appeal for the reluctant reader - easy text, not too much to overwhelm beginners, and pictures to tie it together.
A Gardner's Book of Needlepoint contains beautiful color photographs of a wide variety of projects, as well as black and white charts mapping out the various projects and designs in this book. The colors and depictions of the various fruits and vegetables are lovely, and is a good reference book for needlepoint artists. Some of these charts could be applicable to counted cross stitch as well.
Glorious Appearing The End of Days is book 12 in the series. The excitement mounts, and a fictional account of the end times is given with much imagination, based on biblical references. Since we don't really know how it will all end, the book is like trying to peek into your birthday present before your birthday. Good read and ending to a series. Read the series, go back and read it from the beginning with book 1.
Happy Hats Cool Caps To Sew for the Whole Family is full of easy to follow diagrams, patterns, photographs of hats for every member of your family. This is a sewing pattern book that inspires me to make simple hats.