Disclosure: After being approached by Quirk Books to do a review of their new publication "Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share", I received a free copy of the book. All opinions stated below are my own.
Tiny books designed by Melissa Jacobson
What is Microcrafts?
Monster babies designed by Holly Keller
What do I like about the book, you might ask inquisitively?
- I don't know if it's obvious yet but I like to bounce happily between types of crafting. I get bored easy. That's how I am. This book, with its variety of crafts in an array of materials and techniques appeals to that fickle side of me.
- In this book, there's something for you and there's something for me. Microcrafts is accessible to all levels of crafters from beginner to experienced.
- From the outset, the authors state that most of these projects, because of their mini-stature, can be made in very little time with stuff you already have. That, I love!
- The layout of this book is ideal. You see the full-colour full-page photo of the finished craft, and then immediately next to it are the actual-size templates and easy-to-follow instructions to make the project happen.
Greeting card designed by Larissa Holland
If this were my book how would I change it, you might well wonder?
- With a world of tiny possibilities at their fingertips and knowing that the authors were unconstrained by the type of crafting, I would have liked the book to contain a few really unusual projects, something to make me sit up and exclaim: "Well isn't that clever!"
But overall, my opinion of the book is this: Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share is a beautifully photographed, very well-constructed book, showcasing an assortment of attractive and teeny-tiny projects.
You have a great day now. I'll be back on Friday with a sweet and simple craft inspired by Microcrafts!