Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Made by Me by Jane Bull

What a gorgeous book this is. Full of colour and with pages of projects to tackle, it will inspire young girls who love to stitch or get mums and daughters making things together.
For me, it brings back memories of stitching with my mum and hoarding pretty braids, ribbons, buttons and fabrics to make something special.
Each of these projects - which include lavender bags, felt flowers and cupcakes, knitted purses and embroidered T-shirts - is easily achievable, with full pages of photos and step-by-step instructions. It's ideal for beginners as there are how-to instructions for embroidery stitches and knitting - and all the projects are done by hand, no sewing machine required. A real winner for young crafters.
Get this from the library (link to catalogue)
Reviewed by Jan@ Ballarat branch


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your great review. I have just placed a hold on this for my daughter!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree. It's brilliant. 'Father Christmas' gave this to my 8 year old daughter. Both she and her 6 year old sister have read it from cover to cover and love it. They've both made several of the cupcakes and already their sewing is rapidly improving.