Meet Me at Mike's: 26 Crafty Projects and Things to Make
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Meet Me at Mike's: 26 Crafty Projects and Things to Make

by Pip Lincolne
     
 

Meet Me at Mikes is a cornucopia of crafty fun and inspiration. Queen of Crafters Pip Lincolne has gathered 25 of the best projects from the country's most creative cleverbods - everything from baby yoga pants and clutch purses to hankies and softies. You can sew, knit, crochet, collage and screenprint yourself into a frenzy! Each cute and quirky project comes with

Overview

Meet Me at Mikes is a cornucopia of crafty fun and inspiration. Queen of Crafters Pip Lincolne has gathered 25 of the best projects from the country's most creative cleverbods - everything from baby yoga pants and clutch purses to hankies and softies. You can sew, knit, crochet, collage and screenprint yourself into a frenzy! Each cute and quirky project comes with easy-to-follow instructions and full-size fold out patterns. With such a fabulous range of ideas, you'll find something to make for all your favorite pals. If you're looking for fun and creative things to brighten up everyone's day, have a peek inside and get crafty!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Lincolne's Melbourne, Australia, craft store, Meet Me at Mike's, is a hub for crafty activity, and she here presents a variety of craft projects inspired by the shop and its clientele. A number of different techniques are represented, from crochet to paper work to sewing to embroidery, and most of the projects are simple enough for beginners. The presentation is over-the-top cute, almost to the point of cloying, and the directions aren't always easy to follow, but crafters who enjoy this aesthetic will find the book a pleasing addition to their collections.
Kirkus Reviews

The owner of a popular Australian craft store lends her creative talents to a one-of-a-kind craft book full of variety for novice do-it-yourselfers.

Twenty-six projects—from the whimsical "Yoga pants for happy babies" to the practical "Super-cute tote" to the tasty "Pink lamingtons"—comprise this approachable, cheerful guide. With thoughtfully detailed instructions, Lincolne banishes monotony through her cheerful writing and diverse collection of inspired and unusual crafting projects. Geared to newbies, suitability levels playfully vary from "beginner" to "careful, patient beginner" to "confident beginner" with doable project times that run from 30 minutes to several hours. A front folder holds easy-to-copy patterns and step-by-step guides to the basics of knitting, crocheting and stitching. Artfully crafted illustrations lend a vintage feel and provide creative inspiration for scrapbooking ideas, which should be added as crafty project number 27. If a particular project captures one's imagination, a helpful index is provided at the end of the book listing similar suggestions and further reading. From skirts to brooches, stuffed toys to vintage clutches, there's a craft here for every disposition.

First-time crafters will find a trove of quirky and fun homespun projects that create unique keepsakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781740666305
Publisher:
Hardie Grant
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Craft author Pip Lincolne grew up in a DIY family. Her dad sewed her lovely dresses; her mum made her orange sorbet; her brother fashioned little houses for her dolls; her sister drew and her nanna knitted, sewed, baked ... you name it! Raised on such handmade fare, there was never any doubt that a crafty life lay ahead. Pip is also the proud owner of a fabulous and popular blog http://meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com.

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