Oct 12

[ARCHIVED] Fall Crafts

The original item was published from October 12, 2015 1:16 PM to November 30, 2016 3:18 PM

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As daylight gets shorter and days get cooler we’re spending more time inside.  It would be a great to use some of that time being creative.  There are a lot of great new books with new projects to try.

With winter just around the corner you might want to make a quilt or work on a small quilted project. The following books are filled with patterns and techniques to help you with a project big or small: All Points Patchwork, Make and Love Quilts, Quilting With a Modern Slant, and Quilt-opedia

Should you want to learn how to knit, Let’s Knit, is just the book for you.  And the projects in the following books are so cute that even if you don’t knit, you will want to learn, just so you can make them: More Monster Knits for Little Monsters, 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials, Animal Knits for Kids, and One Skein Wonders for Babies

Jewelry making is another popular hobby and you can even use them as gifts for the holiday season!  Bead Crochet Basics  shows you 22 exquisite projects.  For a lot of great ideas on earrings, necklaces,  and bracelets, check out Creative Soldered Jewelry and Accessories or Freeform Wire Art Jewelry.

Should you want to decorate or prepare for the holiday seasons, these two books let you create with things with items from your backyard!  The Wreath Recipe Book will show you step-by-step how to make wreaths, swags, and other decorations to beautify your home throughout the year.  Cooking and crafting are combined in Paul Lowe’s latest book, Sweet Paul Eat & Make.  You can make use of the season’s bounty with his many recipes for morning, noon, or dinner.  His crafts add to any décor and are easy to make even if you are all thumbs.

If woodworking or painting is your thing, then the next few books are for you!  Woodworking From the Scrap Pile is filled with smaller projects like a letter rack, a cookbook holder or a desk lamp.  Whether you use oil, water, or acrylics here are some great guides for whichever medium you prefer: The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, Learn to Paint in Acrylics.

So what are you waiting for?  Come on in and see which project is beckoning you to try your creative side.

**Pictures courtesy of Easicat.