|1||Bob Harkins Branch||745.5 MOM||Book||Adult General Collection|
Celebrate an upcoming arrival--and the mother-to-be--with the practical and charming crafts in this delightful DIY book.
Featuring 20 projects to hand-make with love, it includes sewing, quilting, knitting, and embroidery crafts for the newborn, nursery, and mom herself. They range from a high-contrast fabric floor quilt perfect for tummy time and matching, knitted strawberry hat and booties for the baby to a felt night sky mobile for the nursery and a maternity pillow and a lightweight infinity nursing scarf for the mom. Perfect for beginners, the well-illustrated collection includes crafting basics, a stitch gallery, templates, and ideas for personalizing the gifts.
The project designers include :
Emilie Akkermans (Emilie Creations on Etsy)
Jessica Fediw of the Happy Together blog (happytogetherbyjess.com)
Theresa Grosh (Naptime Inspirations)
Laura Howard (bugsandfishes.blogspot.com and lupin.etsy.com)
Mollie Johanson, creator of the Wild Olive blog (http://wildolive.blogspot.com/)
Valerie Lloyd, owner of the Etsy shop Smile Mercantile (smilemercantile.com)
Carol J. Sulcosksi (blackbunnyfibers.com)
Tess and Rae ( tessandrae.com.au )
Contributors include :
Emilie Akkermans (Uruguay) owner of the craft business Emilie Creations.
Jessica Fediw is a sewer and the founder of the blog Happy Together (happytogetherbyjess.com).
Theresa Grosh (Lancaster, PA) finds great joy in turning vintage, handmade linens from yesteryear into new products that can be enjoyed by modern folks. Find her at naptimeinspirations.etsy.com.
Laura Howard (London, England) regularly contributes projects to craft books and magazines and she's the author of two books about felt crafting: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals (both Cico Books). See her work at bugsandfishes.blogspot.com and lupin.etsy.com.
Mollie Johanson (Chicago, IL) is the author of Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small (Lark) and she regularly contributes to a variety of magazines and books, including several Lark titles.
Valerie Lloyd (Seattle, WA) is the owner of smilemercantile.com, where she sells specialty craft supplies and seasonal decorations.
Carol J. Sulcoski (Villanova, PA) is the author of Self-Striping Yarn Studio, Lace Yarn Studio , and Sock Yarn Studio (all Lark). Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting , Interweave Knits , Creative Knitting Magazine , Noro Magazine , and other books and magazines.
Tess and Rae (Melbourne, Australia) is a business set up by two moms who share a passion for fabric, sewing, bags, and accessories. They can be found online at tessandrae.com.au, and on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/TessAndRae), Instagram (instagram.com/tessandrae/), and Facebook.
Library Journal Review
This collection features stylish DIY takes on maternity and baby must-haves, such as a body pillow, a diaper clutch/changing pad, an easy-care diaper bag, and embroidered bibs, as well as cute nursery decor and storage. Almost all of the projects involve sewing or embroidery (or both); the single knitting project, while cute, is the odd one out. All of the projects are appropriate for confident beginners, and most can be set down and picked back up as needed-ideal for new moms who are juggling the demands of a newborn. Line drawings help guide crafters through any complex steps, and project templates are provided in lieu of pull-out patterns. VERDICT There are few things that are cuter than a baby in handmade clothing or accessories, and this collection capitalizes on that formula. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Basic Tools, Materials & Techniques||p. 3|
|Stitch Gallery||p. 23|
|The Projects||p. 27|
|Lavender Eye Pillow||p. 29|
|Modern Nursing Bag||p. 31|
|Lightweight Nursing Infinity Scarf||p. 39|
|Fold-Up First Aid Kit||p. 41|
|Diaper Change Mat Clutch||p. 45|
|Maternity Pillow||p. 51|
|Maternity Skirt||p. 55|
|Rainbow Baby Sling||p. 59|
|Tummy Time Floor Quilt||p. 65|
|Baby Animal Burp Cloths||p. 69|
|Bitty Bear Diaper Bag Tag||p. 73|
|Embroidered Linen Bib||p. 75|
|Strawberry Hat & Booties||p. 79|
|Playful Embroidered Pencil Hoop Art||p. 87|
|Night Sky Mobile||p. 91|
|Whale Pillow & Photo Prop||p. 95|
|Scalloped Felt Storage Boxes||p. 101|
|Elegant Footprint Plaque||p. 105|
|Yarn-Wrapped Name Sign||p. 107|
|Project Templates||p. 110|
|About the Designers||p. 130|