Craft Book Review – I Can’t Draw! by Lydia Crook

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Quarto Creates kindly gifted me a copy of the new book ‘I Can’t Draw!’ by Lydia Crook but all opinions are my own! (spoiler -I really like the book!) What’s it about?: Lydia Crook is an illustrator and paper engineer. In ‘I Can’t Draw!’ she gives us 60 artistic and creative activities to help usRead more

Review – Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker

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I’ve really been enjoying Instagram lately. I follow a lot of crochet and crafts accounts and love seeing how creative everyone is. There’s loads of information out there about how to grow your followers, but a lot of it seems very corporate. Cue a new book – Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker. I’ve been havingRead more

Review – Conscious Creativity by Philippa Stanton

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Today I’m reviewing a book I’ve been seeing a lot about; Conscious Creativity by Philippa Stanton. The full title is Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create. I’m excited to check it out and find out how it can help me become more creative! What’s it about?: The author Philippa Stanton best explains what Conscious Creativity isRead more

Review – Hanging Kokedama by Coraleigh Parker

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Kokedama are plants, surrounded by moss and tied so they can be displayed hanging. Houseplants are a big trend right now with apparently, 37% of millennials growing plants and herbs indoors. I’ve even got my own houseplant pet, a Moss Ball Turtle! But I love kokedama because not only are they living house plants, theyRead more

Review – Creative Flow by Jocelyn De Kwant

Review Creative Flow by Jocelyn De Kwant

If you’ve read any of the other reviews on Craftyism, you’ll know how much I enjoy a crafty mindfulness book! That’s why I’m excited to be reviewing Creative Flow: A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn De Kwant. What’s it about?: Creative Flow is a workbook of 365 small creative or meditative exercises. TheseRead more

Review – Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder

One thing I love about visiting craft supply shows is that you always find something different. I recently bought some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in the colour Firework. Pixie Powder comes in a small plastic bottle a bit like a glitter glue. The product itself is a mix of different coloured dye and mica powders,Read more

Review – Easy Pumpkin Carving by Colleen Dorsey

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Now that it’s autumn the shops are filling up with piles of pumpkins. I’ve been reading Easy Pumpkin Carving by Colleen Dorsey to help me make my Halloween decorations extra special! What’s it about?: Easy Pumpkin Carving starts by explaining the different types of pumpkin and how different designs are suited to these types. ThereRead more

Review – Creative Marker Art and Beyond by Lee Foster-Wilson

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Everyone has a pack of coloured felt-tip pens hanging about at home, but what can they be used for apart from colouring in? Well, I’m reviewing a book that is going to show us, Creative Marker Art and Beyond by Lee Foster-Wilson. Keep reading for some felt-tip tips! What’s it about?: To quote the blurbRead more

Review – Pebeo Fantasy Moon Discovery Set

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If you’re interested in the Pebeo Fantasy Moon Paints, keep reading for myย first impressionย review. Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a crafty rut, using the same products to do the same crafts over and over again. I decided to mix things up a bit and try out the Pebeo Fantasy Moon paints. Best ofRead more