Thursday, 14 March 2013

Lady Luck gives me a wink...

Last week I was in the middle of a somewhat stressful and melancholy Monday when I received the cheering news that I'd won of a fantastic giveaway over at Very Berry Handmade.

So now I have even more reasons for it being my current favourite blog!

Today a padded envelope dropped through my door containing..............

Material World: The Modern Craft Bible by Perri Lewis.

The Modern Craft Bible is a "dip into" book, that should be accompanied by a cuppa or a glass of vino - provided you don't spill!

After a flyby discussion of basic materials and essential techniques, it moves on to cover fifteen different crafts ranging from Appliqué to Quilling.

Each chapter contains 'how to' instructions, illustrated with sketches; so you can try a taster of whichever craft grabs your fancy. In addition, there are detailed projects that offer a modern twist to old favourites, this being the main premise of the book.

I was disappointed that there weren't more photographs in a book that has the potential to be a visual feast, (excuse the cliche!). But, what is missing in quantity is made up in quality; the photographs used are crisp, modern and fun. I just wanted more!

My favourite element of the book are 'the masterclass' sections which comprise of tips and insights from experts from within each field. These little gems are what makes this book stand out from similar titles.

It's a book you wouldn't necessarily justify buying for yourself, but as a gift, or in my case a prize! It's a delight.

Thank you so much Ali at Very Berry Handmade!

1 comment:

  1. What a win! It is a biggie and I hope that it gives you inspiration and fun. Di x


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