It's always a fun day in our house when a book arrives in the mail, but when a craft book arrives, we're positively giddy. "Our" and "we're" in that sentence is our 13yo daughter and I, who both love to review craft books.
Craft Hope is an extra special book to review.
It was written by Jade Sims, a mommy of three who created a site called Craft Hope, where readers are encouraged to sew/knit/create a certain craft project, then send it to a charity organization. That's a beautiful idea, don't you think?
If you get the book, you may want to jump right in and participate in Project 10, which is to choose any project from the book (or a project from Craft Hope) to complete by December 31st. Make two, because you'll need to give one away.
Our ballerina and I are busy dreaming and creating lately. We want to make so many of the projects, like the sock monkey, the take-along quit, the clay seed balls, and this doll:
Our ballerina started on that doll this week. It doesn't have it's head just yet. I emailed her over the weekend (yes, we do live in the same house) to request that she photograph her doll's progress, and she responded this morning with, "Oh, I already posted a photo. It's on my blog."
Does she sound like her mama, or what ?!
The Bottom Line: Yes, she sounds like her mama. And, yes, I would buy the book even if I had to choose between it and 2 Starbucks White Chocolate Mochas. It has a wide variety of crafts in it, from beading to sewing to working with clay. And it has wonderfully unique ideas for crafting for charity.
Where to Get the Book: Any bookstore for $17.95; Amazon has it right now for a great price at $9.87