I am always looking for craft books. They give me so many ideas, plus if I am really not in the mood to fiddle around trying to make a project with no template then I have a craft book that I can turn to for easy step by step guides.... helping me to not use my brain more than needed.
While looking for some fun craft books, that is when I saw it. It was beautiful, like the Holy Grail of craft books. I opened it, wow.... beautiful... so simple. Do I dare turn to another page? I was bound to be disappointed, there is no way there is something better on the next page. I had probably just opened up to the best one, but I did turn the page.... goodness gracious! Another great find! I continue flipping through the pages and found a plethora of ideas. Everything was so cute, simple, and was actually something I would want. Okay, now I am pretty sure that I have all of your attentions, all your mouths are probably watering right now in anticipation....... "Gifts For Baby" - 30 simple crafting projects to welcome the new arrival, by Catherine Woram.
I snatched this book right up and took it home.... I mean... I bought it first, so don't worry :). This book is probably one of the best craft books that I have seen so far. There are so many ideas that have easy instructions and comes with step by step pictures that you can follow. None of the crafts demand odd materials or a huge amount of talent OR time.... which for a lot of us.... we are lacking in both :)
In this one book you can find instructions to make cute baby hats, lamp shades for nurseries, crib decorations, vintage teething rings, soft baby blocks, nursery frames, chairs, adorable laundry bags and much much more. They all have a nice classic almost vintage look to them, but if you are a little more spicy... all of the items can easily be jazzed up. The book lays out simple instruction that can also be used as a good foundation for a more complex project.
And for you out there who are doubting yourself, even right now talking to yourself and saying, "Oh, I'm not that crafty, I wish I could do these cute items!"..... well you can and this is the best book that you could start with. In the back of the book is has tutorials for the stitching you will need, templates for every project, and even ideas as to how you can wrap your craft if you are giving it away. What more could you ask for?