Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces

Sharpie Art, Arm Candy, Deck Construction, Handmade Interiors, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2015


Sharpie Art holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike; Gibson’s quilting book is a winner; a thoroughly unexpected, deeply charming debut from Redmond; decorative accessories for the home

Messy but Pretty DIY, Quilting, Woodworking, Knitting & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, August 2015


Life drawing that readers can try virtually anywhere; you don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body to enjoy Mr. Kate; English delivers a solid understanding of woodworking; Smith’s clever DIY ideas in more than 300 images

The Organic Artist, Homemade Body Products, Knitter’s Fashion, & Home Décor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 1, 2015


Ahnert provides instruction to make candles, lotions, and soaps with beeswax; Neddo challenges the reader to be engaged with the outside world; Herzog’s classic-in-the-making will inspire knitters to make sweaters that fit well.

How To Paint Realistic Objects, Create Handmade Books, Design Quilt Projects, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2015


Crilley’s guide challenges readers to see the beauty all around them, Ekrem pushes the boundaries of bookbinding and book creation in her debut title, Yudina’s designs give amateurs distinct inspiration for their own homes.

Get Started Painting, Gift Wrapping, Crocheting, Decorating | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 2014


Longtime city dwellers and urban newcomers alike can use Hennessy’s guide; crocheters who appreciate a kitschy, midcentury aesthetic will enjoy Crawford’s simple, colorful projects; Roberts succeeds in his desire to explain his approach to design.

Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014


A useful resource for emerging artists and creative people of all ages; a fun survey of 20th-century fashion; beyond-the-basics designs for jewelry makers; building experts on hemp concrete, or hempcrete; newly constructed homes in mountain settings.

Drawing Basics, Manga, Modern Crochet, Embroidery, Quilting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews


An innovative artistic medium that combines sewing and drawing; realistic sketching basics; a quirky, humorous website-in-print book; a contemporary look at Old World–style European interior design and landscaping.

The Furniture Bible, Wedding Dress, Design from Japan, the Hamptons | Crafts & DIY Reviews


This fantastic go-to source for furniture care belongs in any public library, brides will find both inspiration and tips in Drinan’s guide, Graham explains the components that define Japanese art and design.

How To Mix Colors, Make Comics, Understand Knitting, Inspire Ideas, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews


A guide to develop and sharpen color skills, easy-yet-elegant projects will appeal to holiday crafters, The Creative Woodturner pushes the envelope of traditional wood turning, a fun collection of holiday designs