Sketching People, Hand Drawn Lettering, Timber Framing, Homemade Skin Products | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2016

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An invaluable manual from an Urban Sketcher on how to sketch people and faces; an unusual guide that handwriting fans, calligraphy dabblers, and letter buffs of all ages and abilities will enjoy; an excellent book on timber frame construction; an essential source for homemade herbal products, and more crafts & DIY books

Sock Knitting, Soapmaking, Wedding Paper Crafts, and Tangle Drawing | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2016

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A great collection of crafts/DIY books including how to make your own soap, paper crafts to pretty up your wedding day, soothing tangle drawings, sock knitting, and more

DIY Temporary Tattoos, A Year of Sewing, Photography, Knits from Norway | Crafts & DIY, April 1, 2016

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A highly recommended book for people who aren’t ready to commit to a permanent tattoo; a refreshing, thoughtful sewing book brimming with personality; two in-depth guides to photography exposure; adorable knitting designs inspired by Scandinavia, and more.

The Property Brothers’ Guide to Fixing Your Home, Drawing Comics, and The Joy of Stitching | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2016

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An essential guide that informs readers on how to sell, buy, and potentially remodel any residence; a dynamic how-to manual for drawing comics; a fun collection will appeal to needleworkers who enjoy a combination of folk art flair and homemade, quirky charm, and many more crafts/DIY books

Vintage Sewing, DIY Natural Hair Coloring, and Ellen DeGeneres | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 1, 2016

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Follow Ellen Degeneres’ tours of homes she’s decorated, learn how to color your hair with natural ingredients, learn how to knit, sew vintage dresses and more with this wonderful collection of craft and DIY books

Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015

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An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Projects with Pop-Ups, Pinterest, Appliqué, Spinning, & More | Crafts & DIY

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Chapin’s guide contains real-world (and often tested) advice on making craft-based businesses successful; pop-ups are popular with all ages; for libraries that lack the titles Black & Decker pulls from, this compilation is a recommended addition

Urban Sketching, the Quilter’s Appliqué, plus Hardanger Embroidery & Designer DIY | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Made By Yourself

From Urban Sketching to Origami Master Class Flowers to Rustic Gardens, many of these projects can be Made by Yourself

Kirigami, DIY Engines, Swedish Weaving, Home Country Style, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Paper Birds

Hayakawa’s novel guide will satisfy the crafting urges of adults and children alike, Small Engines repair and maintenance is well covered here, introduce an old-fashioned technique to a new generation of stitchers

The Complete Artist’s Manual, Grown-Up Projects, How-to-Sew, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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Kutch’s New Colored Pencil for artists of all levels, Elliott’s colorful 1980s Bumper Activity Book, Start Stitching for hand stitching, Merchant & Mills Sewing Book is not a how-to