DUMPLING CATS by Sarah Sloyer – An Adorable & Unique Crochet Pattern Book – 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Β Β 

Title: DUMPLING CATS      

Series: CROCHET & COLLECT THEM ALL

Author: SARAH SLOYER    

Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Length: 96 PAGES

Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS 

Type of Book: EBOOK

Received From: NETGALLEY  

Release Date: JUNE 14, 2017  

ISBN: 9780486813431 (PAPERBACK)

Price: $19.95 USD (PAPERBACK)

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟     


DESCRIPTION

“Waffles is a relaxed feline who loves to read, and Cheeks just can’t get enough to eat.”

“These fun-loving characters are just two of the 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats in this whimsical collection.”

“The cuddly crochet critters were inspired by the PokΓ©monβ„’-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and “collect” them.”

“Each little dumpling has a name and personality points that add up to big fun!”


MY REVIEW:

What a visually stunning crochet pattern book!

There are 96 pages to this book. Yes! 96! That is absolutely amazing. Kudos to author Sarah Sloyer and to Dover Publications for not cutting corners. I have to admit that I am extremely impressed at the gorgeous and very detailed photographs for each of the 25 patterns.

Including the extra touches such as a pet bed, food bowls and even a box since everyone knows cats love boxes. These extra patterns are the icing on top of an already decadent and delicious cake.

I was thrilled to realize that due to the step-by-step detailed instructions and photographs, these crochet patterns can be created by crocheters of any ability; from beginner to expert.

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
and I will be recommending it to all my crafty friends and family.

* Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   

                     SARAH SLOYER studied animation at the School of Visual Arts. She is a former designer at Animation Domination High-Def.

She lives in Pennsylvania. 


To find out more about SARAH SLOYER visit the following links:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE        

GOODREADS      

TWITTER    

FACEBOOK 

INSTAGRAM    

AMAZON        

TARGET            

NETGALLEY      

PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE   

Get free patterns by Sarah or buy additional patterns in her RAVELRY STORE   

CREEPY CRAWLY CROCHET by Megan Kreiner is AWESOME and a must buy for every crocheter from beginner to expert. 5 STARS 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

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Title: CREEPY CRAWLY CROCHET 

Subtitle: 17 CREATURES THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

Author: MEGAN KREINER   

Genre: NON-FICTION, CRAFTS, CROCHET

Length: 112 PAGES  

Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 

ISBN: 9780486810799 

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

This is a wonderful collection of crochet patterns with detailed instructions and high quality photos.

This is the perfect time of year to buy this book since Halloween is right around the corner. Some of the creatures that are included in this book are:

Boo Boo the Voodoo Doll  

Jack, the Headless Horseman, and his horse

 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  

Carl of the Dead and Daisy, his Zombie Dog and MORE.

This book is suitable for both beginner and intermediate crochet afficianos.


Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

I plan to make almost all of the 17 creatures. These creepy characters will make great gifts for science fiction and horror fans and for fans of old horror movies as well as those who love zombie fiction and television shows such as The Walking Dead.

I rate this amazingly fun crochet pattern book as 5 out of 5 stars. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  

Buy online at Dover Publications.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Megan Kreiner is an experienced knit and crochet designer. She is the author of several books, and her designs have appeared in many other publications. 

The Long Island native currently lifes in Altadena, California, where she is an animator with DreamWorks. 

To learn more about this author visit the following links: 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE 

GOODREADS   

TWITTER    

FACEBOOK    

GOOGLE    

To receive a free “GUS GUS” pattern click on the photo below. 

RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW: Bring Old Things New Life! by Nadene Blue – BOOK REVIEW

Cover image obtained from www.amazon.com

Cover image obtained from http://www.amazon.com


RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW: Bring Old Things New Life!
35+ Gorgeous DIY Projects To Revive Your Old Stuff

Author: Nadene Blue

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 54 pages

Genre: Crafts, Non-Fiction, DIY

Release Date: May 28, 2015

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I downloaded this book for free from Amazon.

“Are you tired of throwing out things that you once loved because you can’t seem to find a purpose for them again? Well stop throwing them away!”

This book is chock-full of ideas for recycling, repurposing and reusing household items that you no longer use and turning them into something new.

The best part about these projects and ideas is that you do not need to spend much money to complete any of these projects.

Some of the included ideas are:
– Making your own tinted lip balm from old lipstick nubs
– Using an old rake to create a rack
– Make an iPod holder from a tie
– Turn sweaters that no longer fit into snuggly, warm, one- of-a-kind pillowcases. (Cable-knit sweaters look particularly gorgeous)
– Use old phone handsets as bookends
– Turn an old breadbox into a charging station
– And much, much more!

Recycling and up-cycling have become very popular. As our landfills fill up with items that could be reused, you will feel good about yourself and your contribution to saving the environment when you complete any of the projects detailed in this wonderful eBook.

I really like the fact that each project includes detailed instructions as well as photos of the completed project. These seemingly small details make a HUGE difference to the usability of this book. Too many project books lack pictures and this makes the projects much more difficult to create since the reader is unsure of what the item is supposed to look like in the end.

There are a few typos and grammatical errors which is why I am giving this a rating of 4 out of 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐