Sunday 31 May 2015

New & Creative Paracord Crafts ~ Book Review

ISBN: 9781464728266
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: 7 May 2015
RRP: £5.99

Available direct from Leisure Arts


Having an 8 year old son means that
I love finding crafts that he can do as well.
Paracords is one of them.
It's a fantastic craft for kids!

The book has 9 different projects 
for you or your child to make.
Everything from bracelets, mini people, 
water bottle holders to support ribbons.

Each of the projects has clear written instructions
as well as pictures to show each step.

I love the fact that each of the projects
are bright and interesting.
They have a fun an interesting style.

I also love the way they use other items with the paracord
to create interesting and new designs.
At the start of each project is a shopping list 
so you'll know what you need to make each one. 

This book is fantastic value for money.
It's brilliant for both adults and children alike.
It's fun and interesting and would make
a brilliant gift or just for yourself.

Available direct from Leisure Arts


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

Saturday 30 May 2015

Mini Macrame ~ Book Review

by Vera Vandenbosch

ISBN: 9781627109574
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: June 2015
RRP: £5.99

Available Direct from Taunton Press 


A jam packed book full of information, instructions
and patterns for 12 different projects.

Macrame & other handmade crafts 
are making a huge revival.
Many people are realising that handmade can
be even more amazing than shop bought.

If you've never tried macrame or you want to expand
your skills then this book is ideal.
The book starts giving you all the basic techniques
you will need. 

Then the book takes you through each of the projects.
Each of the steps are clearly written and
clear pictures are given to explain the stages.

Each of the projects has a modern look.
I also love the fact that they use different
techniques such as dyeing to make some fantastic looks.

You have amazing array of projects that are fun to make
and for such an amazing price!
I also love the fact that the projects vary from jewelry, art & useful
products for the home.

Available Direct from Taunton Press 


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

Friday 29 May 2015

I've Made Friday Week 153

Good Morning everyone!
I hope your week is going well.
I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

I only have one finish for this week.


I made a paracord bracelet for Red Monster.
I used a #LeisureArts kit.



I got these beautiful flowers to review.
They are a no fuss flower
that will flower from now till September.
They have really brightened up my day and the garden. 



Red Monster's butterflies hatched 
and after a couple of days of looking after them
we let them free.
They are the most friendly butterflies we've had yet.
They even came back in the evening and we brought
them in from the cold.
One of them keeps coming back to my
beautiful flowers.
We've filled some of the flowers with sugar water
to give them an extra little treat.

 My mother-in-law was kind enough to give us some plants.
These will take a bit more looking after that
the no fuss flowers.
The green are hundreds of poppies. 
I've got to get some compost and plant them on.
There are also some beautiful carnations.
Hubby is going to do some weeding
so we can plant them in the garden.
Unfortunately gardening is one thing I struggle with.


Whiskey Sour
A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 1)
The story is based around the detective Jack Daniels.
She has a serial killer on her hands
and she needs to do everything she can 
to catch the killer before he kills again.
The killer is careful but is he careful enough.
Jack is a good character and keeps you entertained.
I love the fact that the author doesn't
just make it a normal murder mystery.
It has so much more to it.
At times it even makes you laugh.
The killer has enough about him but can be 
a bit graphic.
I enjoyed the story so much that as
soon as I finished this book I read the
next in the series.

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Thursday 28 May 2015

Thursday Handmade Love Week 118 ~ Hedgehog

This week's theme is..........

Etsy Sewing Patterns:
Hazel Hedgehog Sewing Pattern – DIY embroidery sewing pattern for hedgehog softie – Hedgehog soft toy tutorial Hedgehog Sewing Pattern, Felt Hedgehog Plush Softie, Woodland Hedgehog Pattern, Hedgie Plushie, Hedgie Stuffie, Instant Download e-pattern hedgehog "STAKSI" 11cm  4.3 inch by Ah-hA BĂ„REN artist bear

Etsy Cross Stitch Patterns:
HedgeHog Cross Stitch Pattern Instant Download PDF Digital Needlepoint Easy Cute hedgehog - woodland animal love - PDF cross stitch pattern Hedgehog & Mushroom cross stitch, needlepoint, tapestry pattern. PDF, instant digital download,epattern. Woodland creature

Etsy Knitting Patterns:
Mario the Hedgehog Knitting Pattern PDF Toy knitting pattern for a little hedgehog Knitting Cloth Pattern - HEDGEHOG - PDF

Etsy Crochet Patterns:
Crochet Pattern Baby Slippers Hedgehogs, Crochet Pattern PDF, Slippers pattern PDF Hedley the Hedgehog, Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Hedgehog with Little Friend Ladybug  Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by HandmadeKitty

Ravelry Knitting Patterns:
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Ravelry Free Knitting Patterns:
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Ravelry Crochet Patterns:
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Ravelry Free Crochet Patterns:
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and it will take you directly to the page.