Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Sewing Edge ~ C & T Publishing ~ Product Review


by Marci Baker

ISBN: 9781617452994
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication Date: 13 June 2016
RRP: £7.99 

Available direct from Search Press.

    

What a fantastic product.
It enables you to sew a perfect scant 1/2"
on any and all machines.


The tapes are reusable
so can be moved whenever you want to.


All you need to do is align the tape
on your machine and away you go.
It's even easier if you use a corner cut tool
that makes sure it's aligned straight.


The tape makes it so easy to follow
and you feel confident you are sewing
in a straight line.


In each pack you get 5 strips.
We've also been using them as strips
on my sons work so that he can find
it easier to align his work.

I really like this product.
It's so easy to use and makes such
a difference when you are sewing.

Available direct from Search Press.

    


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Make Your First Quilt ~ C & T Publishing ~ Book Review



by Alex Anderson

ISBN: 9781617453182
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication Date: 01 June 2016
RRP: £10.99

Available direct from Search Press.

    

This book is a fantastic
visual guide
to making your first quilt.


The book is spiral bound, so it's
easy to keep your page whilst
you are following the instructions.


The book gives you 1 fun block that
can be use in 12 layout options
and 4 sizes.

The book goes through everything
from the tools, fabric and the basics.


The book starts you off with a manageable
quilt that you will be able to
finish and feel successful as soon as possible.

If you like the design you can go onto making
a lot bigger quilt as you'll then have all
the skills you need to make a beautiful quilt.


Quilting is becoming more popular.
I am one of the people that has recently started
quilting.
This book makes quilting so much easier.

The pictures, instructions and diagrams
make it so simple for you to follow each stage.

Everything is written and set in a format
that it's easy to find what stage you are looking for
as well as making it easy to follow.

There is so much that is included that
some other books have forgotten.
Even how to prepare the fabric
before you even start quilting.

The first part of the book covers everything
you will need to know before you start quilting.

Then it's onto the quilt.
There are an amazing amount of diagrams
to help you make your quilt.
The instructions are really easy to follow
and help you feel more confident.

Overall this is a brilliant book
to start making your first quilt.

Available direct from Search Press.

    


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Natural Knits for Babies & Toddlers ~ GMC ~ Book Review


By Tina Barrett

ISBN: 9781784941680
Publisher: GMC
Publication Date: 7 Jun. 2016
RRP: £5.99

Available direct from GMC.

   

Brilliant value for money!


This book is packed full of 12 cute projects
that are for babies & toddlers.


The 12 projects are:
Wool Baby Nest
Alpaca Cardigan, Hat & Booties
Alpaca Moo Hat & Mittens
Cotton Cardigan, Beanie & Mittens
Alpaca Comfort Blankies
Wool Aran Cable Jumper
Corn-Fibre Lace Pyjamas
Hemp Swing Dress & Trousers
Changing Bag & Bottle Tote
Soy Silk Nappy Liner
Alpaca Lavender Pillow
Bamboo Nursing Pads


Some of the patterns come in different sizes
so you can make them for newborns to 12 months.
There is also a jumper that is in sizes
1-2 years and 2-3 years.
The pyjamas are also in sizes
6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years.
As is the dress & trousers.


There projects are fun and cute
as well as very practical.


I really do love all the projects in the book.
They are so useful and some of them
are such fun!


I love the fact that all the projects are
made out of natural materials.
I think it's important to keep as much
as possible as natural as possible
for babies.


There isn't a project in this book that
I don't want to make.
I can't wait for the next baby to be able
to make one of the projects for.


Available direct from GMC.

   


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step ~ Search Press ~ Book Review


By Caitlin Sainio

ISBN: 9781782214373
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 07 June 2016
RRP: £10.99

Available direct from Search Press.

   

Squeee :-)
I love this book!


There is nothing better than making snowflakes
for Christmas.
However this book takes snowflakes to a
whole new level
and shows you how they can be used all year round.


You get the most amazing array of 40 patterns.
Each of the snowflakes looks so different.
I love the fact that you get step by step
instructions and pictures.


The patterns come in written and chart format.
This means that any type of crocheter
can give the patterns a go.


The book start with the core techniques
of crocheting.
It goes through all the basic stitches used
and how to make them.
There are step-by-step instructions
and pictures.


Then it's straight into the beautiful
snowflake patterns.
You will be amazed at how something so
simple as a snowflake
can look so different with each design.


At the back of the book
there is the most amazing projects for you to make:
Lavender Sachets
Coasters
Child's Dress
Garlands
Hair Bands
Scarf


I would highly recommend this book.
It offers so many beautiful snowflake patterns
and beautiful ways to use them all year round.


Available direct from Search Press.



   


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Knit Beanies - Easy to Make, Fun to Wear ~ Martingale ~ Book Review


Easy to Make, Fun to Wear
Compiled by Karen M. Burns

ISBN: 9781604687200
Publisher: Martingale
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
RRP: $19.99
Photographer: Brent Kane

Available direct from Martingale.

    

I love knitting hats and this
book has filled my imagination
with some amazing beanies to make.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

There are five main sections of hat:
Babies & Kids
Sock Yarn
Worsted/Aran Yarn
Bulky
Colorwork

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The projects are varied and cover
everyone from babies, kids, women & men.
They are also for all different types of level
on knitter.
Even a beginner can make some of the hats
in the book.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The book even gives you links
to help on the GMC website
which can help you to learn the different stitches.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The babies and kids hats are really fun
and interesting.
I love the whale hat, it just makes you smile.
Not only can you make it for newborn, baby & toddler,
you can also make it for children and adults.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The designs are really interesting, fun and
have so many different looks.
I love the fact that you can choose
a practical hat or a fun hat to make.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

This book really has an amazing array of hats.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

All the patterns are in written format
and some do include some charts.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The varying levels that the hats are in
really does mean anyone can make
a hat from this book.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

The hats also vary from slouchy to fitting beanies.
They vary in colour, size and design.

Martingale - Knit Beanies (Print version + eBook bundle)

I would highly recommend this book!


Available direct from Martingale.