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11 Crafty Book Review Lenses You’ll Love (and news from the Squidoo Craft Club)

The Squidoo Craft Club shared reviews of their favorite crafting books this month. Take a gander at the following 11 lenses to see if you’ve got them all.

We had a really hard time deciding which of these fine lenses was best so we’ve declared a tie and the Craft Club will take two featured Lens of the Day spots during the weekend after Christmas. Be sure to stop back on December 28 and 29 to see them both.

FYI: This Club is gearing up for some exciting things come 2014. If you’re into crafting and not yet a member, be sure to join the club soon so you don’t miss a thing. Visit All About Squidoo Clubs to learn how.

All lensmasters are welcome.

Thank you to all who participated! 

Fair Isle Inspiration

1. Fair Isle Inspiration

Hurricane Sandy was hitting the town I lived in and my place of work was closed for two days. I had also just been to the craft store armed with birthday money, where I bought yarn and a book on how to do Fair Isle knitting. Then, the hurricane hit. Luckil…

Knit & Crochet Your Stitch into a Creative Hat

2. Knit & Crochet Your Stitch into a Creative Hat

All my favorite Winter hats come from those I’ve knitted or crocheted over the years. Last year I needed some new warm hats because the one I’d most recently made remained in its elusive Summer hiding place, and I had wearied of searching for it….

Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand-Paper to Petal

3. Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand-Paper to Petal

I have been crafting with paper since childhood and continue to do so most everyday. I have stacks of craft paper and drawers of colored tissue paper. I have always enjoyed making flowers from paper and used to do it freehand without the use of a template….

It Is Better To Light One Candle

4. It Is Better To Light One Candle

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness! If you are anything like me though, one candle would never suffice. To say that I love candles would be the understatement of the decade. I know that I am not alone too! This book is a wonderful…

Fill Your House With These Crafty Creatures

5. Fill Your House With These Crafty Creatures

Crafty Creatures has got to be THE cutest craft book that I own! The best part? The projects are made with scraps and leftovers from other projects :) It’s really just too much cute. I can’t wait to get started making many of these cute creatures…

Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead

6. Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead

If you’re like me then you need some cool activities to do with boys! The bracelet kits, beading toys & typical crafting kits on how to make a fluffy pink bunnies just won’t fly around here. My boys are all about blood, grossness &amp…

Star Wars Origami

7. Star Wars Origami

From the founder of starwarsorigami. com, Chris Alexander brings us this collection of 36 origami designs with a Star Wars theme. Chris Alexander is a master folder after beginning at only age four and now specializes in Star Wars designs. The instructions…

Cool Crafting Ideas with Lego's

8. Cool Crafting Ideas with Lego’s

Well world once again it has happened. I was staring at the computer screen and my brain was blank. When from the other room my youngest son calls out with a question about a book he is reading. I go in to look and answer his question. When all of a sudden…

My Favorite Crafting Book Isn't a Crafting Book OR: Why I Love Day of the Dead

9. My Favorite Crafting Book Isn’t a Crafting Book OR: Why I Love Day of the Dead

There, I said it. I love crafting books, but often find myself doing something completely different from the photo no matter how good my intentions were. Then I sigh and figure I have no crafting skills whatsoever because it doesn’t look exactly like…

Subversive Cross Stitch

10. Subversive Cross Stitch

Cross stitching is a classic craft known to have been around as early as 200 to 500 AD. This form of embroidery consists of making lots of tiny X’s out of thread, and all those X’s combined make a picture. Unfortunately the history of this partic…

MicroCrafts book review

11. MicroCrafts book review

Looking for miniature craft ideas? This is my favorite book for creating tiny crafts. Why? Microcrafts has lots of unique projects. The projects are simple, very eye- catching and are: * whimsical – my favorite sort of project! * unique * can use up small…

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/getmoreinfo getmoreinfo

    I love craft books, these are great.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jennabee25 jennabee25

    Thank you for choosing my lens!!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thanks for sharing your review!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Thank you for including my lens in this wonderful array of craft ideas…..I like a lot of them and need to find more time in the day to pursue all the activities I want to do! “sigh” never enough time!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      I could use a couple of extra hours a day too. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MarcellaCarlton MarcellaCarlton

    Wonderful choices!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/discountcopiercenter discountcopiercenter

    Oh ! that great. These craft books are a nice collection.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jannbabes jannbabes

    wonderful try to make my own way ^ J ^

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Nightcat Nightcat

    Thanks for the honor of inclusion! :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Nonersays Nonersays

    It always makes me happy to see one of my lenses on these lists! I’m glad you liked it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    love Star Wars Origami

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