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Posted February 16, 2012
Fast, easy, charming!
I am anti-anti-clutter and this book delights me. You could create tiny charming things and include them as quick cheer ups, little decorations and yes...collectibles! Love this and all her articles and books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2011
A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review
I'm still enthralled by all the tiny crafts in this book. There are pictures, traceable patterns and step-by-step instructions to walk you through whichever craft you'd like to attempt. There weren't too many that were my style, but I saw many that I want to try or that I think friends would make.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There are candy charms made with clay, tiny felted cats and dogs, boats, microtaxidermy (little deer heads, bears, birds, etc), fabric buttons, tiny flower pots with a tiny plant, greeting cards and even books. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Things we all love making, with a tiny makeover.
I want to try making the cats and dogs and teddy bears...in fact I think that would be a great Christmas gift for the kids in husbands family. If I can find the tiny pots, I think the little plants would be cute for adults.
The tiny cat next to the spool of thread on the cover really gives you a clear idea on what this book is all about. It's ironic that its a fairly large hardcover book. Not thick but tall.
Each project has a small tag on the page sized picture with the actual size and who designed it. Considering that this is a "compiled by", it is interesting to see who is involved in each craft.
So the question is, do you like exploring your crafting skills? This book will challenge even the most talented crafter - and it's a fantastic way to use up all your odds and ends!
Posted October 7, 2011
Lots of teeny cuties!
Opening the book is the sentiment "Small is Beautiful", to which I heartily agree (and it's cute, too!). Microcrafts includes complete instructions for twenty five miniature crafts that are contributed by several talented designers, which adds a lot of variety to the types of projects in the book. One obvious benefit in making microcrafts is that it's a great way to recycle and repurpose your scraps of fabric and other tiny things.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Some of the projects are: Empty nut shells use leaves on toothpicks as a mast and actually float! A tiny bunting attached to a card, present or cake is a festive way to celebrate a loved one's birthday! Tiny clay treats are easy to make and wear. I loved the gorgeous micro cards based on popular fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel. Teeny monsters, owls and teddy bears also make their appearance, all perfectly adorable! Ingenious Thistle Feeders are the tiniest bird feeders ever! What about making some of the spool dolls or monster babies and keeping them on hand to give to friends or strangers as a way to brighten their day!
Of course, Microcrafts are perfect on their own, but there's also directions for turning these minis into useful things like magnets, pins and other accessories. Plus, Microcrafts is a great starting point for coming up with your own micro cuties!