Saturday, December 9, 2017

24 hour Crochet Projects

I have crocheted all my life and I really like this pattern book.  It has patterns that only take a little while then there are some that takes longer.  I made a lap blanket from the pattern on 84 "sunshine blocks" it was so easy just repeats and don't have to have the book open all the time.  Love the first section where all the project's pictures are featured in color.  I want to thank Dover publishing for sending me this book for my honest review


ISBN-13      978-0-486-80032-5                            made this with pattern from book, just smaller           Printed in USA
Author Rita Weiss

Friday, December 1, 2017

BEAUTIFUL HAND CROCHETED NECK SCARF.

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT

First time I have ever used expensive yarn. URU. YARN color AMETHYST Striping sport 70% Superwash Merino, 10% silk, 20% nylon. I used 2 shanks of this variegated yarn.


This yarn is so soft and drapes great bought this as a kit from KnitCrate . Paid $25.00 but will take $20.00 if you are interested, please message me. Will ship just add $5.00 extra, but if you pick up save the shipping.



10x80 inch neck scarf, hand crocheted by me, just finished today. I love to crochet but have a lot of items. Thanks and may God bless.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Heaven Coloring Book

SBN-13  9781496425270
Paperback

This coloring book is absolutely beautiful.  Each page to color is enhanced with gold either the back ground or parts of the picture.  The pages before the coloring page has a beautiful Bible verse that represents the picture.  I have had a lot of coloring books and use some of the pages framed and on my wall, but. I believe this one is the prettiest that I have seen.  It just took my breath when I opened it the first time as the cover is colored in these beautiful colors.  The author Randy Alcorn and his team did a marvelous job with this book.  As Christmas is coming up this would be a great gift if you have someone that loves to color.  Thanks so much to Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.


About this item

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Picturing Heaven Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it?  A place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work. Let the power and majesty of Heaven fill your heart with joy as you color these 40 designs carefully interpreted from the pages of Scripture. Savor a respite from daily life as you read and meditate on devotions from best selling author Randy Alcorn, a leading authority on Heaven. Picturing Heaven will offer you comfort and relaxation, while filling your heart with restful assurance that God prepares a special place for those who love Him.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dollar Bill Origami Kit

Dollar Bill Origami Kit: 69 Fun-To-Fold Projects Plus 24 Sheets of Origami Money [With 2 Paperbacks and Origami Paper]   [CRAFT-BXD-DOLLAR BILL ORIGAMI] [Other] Paperback – 1994






This is a fun kit if you like to do origami as you will be folding money or the play money in the kit.  You get 2 books with lots of different diagrams to do and one is easy and the other is a little harder..  The only thing about the directions is that it does not give you good directions on how to fold your money.  It shows the folds but does not describe them very well.  One year I folder money for 3 of my granddaughters up to $50.00 each and had it hide around in their gift and it was so much fun, but I tried to follow these directions and could not get one item so far made.  But I am a lot older now so I know that is the problem.  Thanks so much to Dover Publishing company for sending me this kit in return for my honest review. 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Here are a few of my crochet, craft and knit items.


The 2 dresses and the little tennis shoes below are
hand crocheted using crochet cotton thread also the white doily below, and the Barbie wedding dress.



the blue sweater  is hand knitted.


Strip blanket is made from acrylic baby yarn, can be machine washed and dried and this includes all the other items.






                                This dish cloth and pot holder are made from cotton yarn,



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

This coloring book is absolutely beautiful.  Each page to color is enhanced with gold either the back ground or parts of the picture.  The pages before the coloring page has a beautiful Bible verse that represents the picture.  I have had a lot of coloring books and use some of the pages framed and on my wall, but. I believe this one is the prettiest that I have seen.  It just took my breath when I opened it the first time as the cover is colored in these beautiful colors.  The author Randy Alcorn and his team did a marvelous job with this book.  As Christmas is coming up this would be a great gift if you have someone that loves to color.  Thanks so much to Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.


                                                    
  ISBN-13  9781496425270
Paperback

About this item

Disclaimer: While we aim to provide accurate product information, it is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and others, and has not been verified by us. See our
Picturing Heaven Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it?a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work.Let the power and majesty of Heaven fill your heart with joy as you color these 40 designs carefully interpreted from the pages of Scripture. Savor a respite from daily life as you read and meditate on devotions from best'selling author Randy Alcorn, a leading authority on Heaven. Picturing Heaven will offer you comfort and relaxation, while filling your heart with restful assurance that God prepares a special place for those who love Him.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


ISBN:  978-1-4964-2467-9

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.





Let me start by saying this book is BEAUTIFUL.  The pictures and the stories are so good that I am a very proud owner of it.  A few places to color in the back and they are outlined in red, just waiting for you to put your magic to them.  On some of the pages there are places for you to write notes and then there are small spots to color on some of the pages.
Bible verses all throughout the book and part of them take up a complete page, they would be so pretty to frame and hang on your wall.
I just want to thank Tyndale for sending me this book for my honest review and I think I have done that. 









Taken from Barnes and Nobel web site:  

Overview

Hinds' Feet on High Places: An Engaging Visual Journey by Hannah Hurnard, Jill De Haan, Rachel McNaughton
Journey with Much-Afraid to new heights of love, joy, and victory!
For the first time, this beloved Christian allegory is a mixed-media special edition complete with charming watercolor paintings, antique tinted photography, meditative hand-lettered Scripture, journaling and doodling space, and designs to color. As you read and connect with the story of Much-Afraid and her trials, the pages of this book become a canvas on which to chronicle your own story, struggles, and personal triumphs.
Hinds’ Feet on High Places, with more than 2,000,000 copies sold, is a story of endurance, persistence, and reliance on God. This book has inspired millions of people to become sure-footed in their faith even when facing the rockiest of life’s terrain. The story of Much-Afraid is based on Psalm 18:33: “He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.”
The complete Hinds’ Feet story is accented by 80 full-color paintings, photography, and hand-lettered Scripture.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Worm and the Bird

From the award-winning illustrator and author of The Fox and the Star, Coralie Bickford-Smith, a beautifully illustrated tale about a Worm, a Bird, and the importance of being present and appreciating what you have, where you are.

Digging through the ground day in and day out, Worm dreams of a better life. Despite having endless paths of dirt to plough, other burrowing creatures to befriend, and underground treasures to discover, Worm wants more—more space to be alone. Too busy to see the world around it, pushing everything aside, Worm learns a hard lesson in appreciating what you have and where you are.
This first part was taken from Penguin book's web site.  My review is below.




Oct 10, 2017 | 64 Pages
Hardback


This book has some beautiful illustrations but the story line is a little confusing to me, it tells how a worm feels in the ground and how it look to it.  Then it switches to how a bird sees the sky.  This book is one that you have to use your immigration on the story, and I think anyone would love the pictures.  I want to thank Penguin books for sending it to me for my honest review.


Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

Johanna Basford

ISBN:  978-0-14-313092-5






I love all of Johanna Basford's adult coloring books, this one has a story to go alone with it. " A little girl named Ivy tying to find her Inky Butterflies found a secret door that leads to a magical world." taken from back of book.  All the pages are so nice to see and to try to figure out what colors to use and what media you want to use.  All of Johanna's books have very nice paper that any media you want to use will not bleed through.
The pictures have a written story to read and enjoy as you color.  As always on Johanna's books she has the front cover partly colored with a beautiful gold and on this book it is has some green on the cover also.  Christmas is coming up soon and any of Johanna's books would be great gifts for yourself or someone else.
I want to thank Johanna and Penguin Random House for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review





About the Author


Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna’s ChristmasMagical JungleLost OceanSecret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.


Monday, October 9, 2017


Victorian Vector Designs

ISBN 13: 978-0-486-99025-5

Dover Publications

Dover Pictura Electronic Clip Art


This book are some very pretty pictures in it and will be great to use as a coffee table book.  There is a CD includes with all types of designs that are free to be used in any project that you may want to make.  A lot of information about the way people dressed back in the Victorian era. Most of the pictures are in black and white but a few are in color.  There are diagrams that show how to change the images that are on the CD.  Nice book and thanks to Dover Publishing for sending me this copy for my honest review.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


ISBN-10: 1496423224

Tyndale Kids


Beautiful book all in color and with drawings all through the book that will get your child's attention.  Each story has a title that brings the story to life as the story of Esther, the title for that story is "Queenly Beauty", with a picture of a little girl dressed as a princess.  Sixty stories that will be almost a year of reading a different story to your child every night.  Children's minds are like a sponge and this is the time to teach them of the Bible which is more important than anything you can teach them. 
From the book there are a few cartoon images of their everyday life as ("Honesty" I say and do things, that are true and right.  Being trustworthy is pleasing in God's sight.) taken from page 36-37 of the book.
Thanks so much to Tyndale for sending this beautiful book for my honest review.

Picturing Heaven 

Coloring and Devotional book


ISBN-13: 978-1496425270


This coloring book is absolutely beautiful.  Each page to color is enhanced with gold either the back ground or parts of the picture.  The pages before the coloring page has a beautiful Bible verse that represents the picture.  I have had a lot of coloring books and use some of the pages framed and on my wall, but. I believe this one is the prettiest that I have seen.  It just took my breath when I opened it the first time as the cover is colored in these beautiful colors.  The author Randy Alcorn and his team did a marvelous job with this book.  As Christmas is coming up this would be a great gift if you have someone that loves to color.  Thanks so much to Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, September 8, 2017


Christmas Crafts Kit

ISBN: 13-978-0-486-45900-4

Dover Publications




Love this box of Christmas crafts, there is everything to do, Origami paper with a book, crayons with coloring book, stencils for any Christmas craft you may want to make, a CD of clip art, for any card you may want to use them for and they are royalty free. There is also a 3D coloring book of ornaments. Books of stickers. Large book of decorative snowflakes.  Oh so much fun anyone can have from young to old. Great for the upcoming Christmas season and for gifts. A much see. Thanks so much to Dover House for sending me this kit for my honest review.


Sunday, August 20, 2017



Angels Art & Craft Kit

Boxed set

                                                           ISBN 139780486459257
                                                                 Dover Publication   






I received this box of Angels for my honest review and I love it. There are so many things to do that I don't know where to start. Sticker, tattoos, crayons, 2 coloring books, a pack of beautiful angel post cards, I am so excited to be able to sit down and start coloring. There Is even a CD full of art that can be used in some of your own project that you print. Very nice.....



Monday, August 7, 2017

ISBN   139781606601051

The Classic 1893 Cookbook




                                                                                                 
Author    Charles Ranhofer

Hardcover with 1200 pages

Hardcover

This review will be short as the book is written in a format that I don't understand.  There are a very lot of details about where the food came from and the recipes are written in paragraph form not as the recipes of today.  Very good reading if you want to study the art of French cooking back in 1893.

There are a lot of pictures of different vessels and cookware also the stoves and ovens of that day.   These are interesting to see, as my mother was born in 1898 and her grandparents were from Germany so I think they may have used some of the same items to cook with.  A very large and detailed book and I think Dover publishing for sending it to me for my honest review.  I am enclosing the product description from their web site.  Enjoy the following:

"

This great classic on the art of cooking is the creation of a master chef who worked for decades at America's most celebrated restaurant of the Gilded Age. Charles Ranhofer was already famous when he was hired by the legendary Delmonico's of New York, and under his supervision, the restaurant's kitchen achieved even greater renown. In 1893 Ranhofer shared his professional secrets with the publication of The Epicurean. This splendid facsimile of the now-rare volume offers modern cooks and gastronomes a complete culinary encyclopedia, comprising more than 3,500 recipes.
From appetizing soups, sauces, and garnishes to mouth-watering desserts, this collection provides a wealth of options for every course, including recipes for meats, seafood, and hot and cold side dishes as well as wine pairings. In addition to 92 ways to prepare eggs and 172 vegetable dishes, scores of menus offer suggestions for breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, buffets, suppers, and parties. A detailed index directs readers to specific dishes and foods, and nearly 800 black-and-white illustrations depict methods of preparation, table settings, cuts of meat, carving methods, and other techniques.
Inspiration and practical instruction abound in this historic book, which is as suitable for at-home cooks wishing to add elegance and sophistication to their kitchen repertoire as it is for gourmets and professionals seeking a guide to world cuisine. Anyone with a taste for fine dining will find this handsome edition of The Epicurean a self-contained library and guide to the pleasures of food and drink.
A Calla Edition, originally published by R. Ranhofer, New York, 1893."







Friday, June 16, 2017

My first 3D coloring book

                                             Book by Jessica Mazurkiewics






Dover Publications



I received this coloring book from Dover Publications for my honest review and I love this book.  I have never colored in a 3D book before and did not understand how it could be done but with the included 3D glasses it can be.  It has  a lot of nice Christmas scenes and they are not that hard to color and do not take a long time.  The only thing I don't like is there are picture on both side of the pages and for me the back side is always hard to color.  There are 122 pages in this book and it shows you what colors to use to make the 3D pop.  I have already colored one page and I am posting it.  I used mostly gel pens but any media I think would work, just use dark bright colors.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover


Monday, May 22, 2017


Esther

Series: Drawn In Bible Study

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (June 20, 2017)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1631467875


  • Taken from Amazon:  Color with Friends. Be Drawn In to Scripture.
    An unlikely queen. A murderous enemy. A miraculous turnaround. The story of Esther is breathtaking. Through study, coloring, and conversation, discover how to find your voice and grow your faith during times of trouble.

    Deepen your friendships as you gather around Scripture for coloring and conversation. Drawn In offers simple four-week Bible studies―perfect for groups or personal devotions. Coloring quiets your heart and mind so you can enter fully into Scripture’s stories. The Bible’s passion and personality come through in The Message, surprising new and old Bible readers alike. Discover the delight of being Drawn In.


    My Review:  The story of Esther in the Bible is a great story as there are not many Women in the Bible with details about. This one talks about her and is a good study guide if you want in depth study. There are notes and a scripture guide in the back of the book alone with some pages to color through out the book. The pages to color goes alone with the study for that day. A very nice book that is just the right size to fit in your handbag to carry along with you. There are 112 pages to read and color and this book is published by NavPress with the author being Eugene H Peterson. I want to thank Tyndale for sending me this book free for me to enjoy and review.

    Sunday, May 14, 2017


    MARY

    Seeing God through the Eyes of a Mother

    by Eugene H. Peterson


    Series: Drawn In Bible Study
    Paperback: 96 pages
    Publisher: NavPress (June 20, 2017)
    ISBN-10: 1631467859
    ISBN-13: 978-1631467851

    Mary is a book with a lot of Bible study about her the mother of Jesus.  Alone with the devotionals there are pages to color.  On page 17 of the book is one of my favorite, Mary whatever He tells you, taken from John 2:1-12.  "Jesus is still in His creation today.  Still performing signs that point to Him.  Still revealing not only His goodness.  And, most particularly His goodness toward us."  I am reviewing this on Mother's day and what better day to tell of Jesus's young mother.  I was only 19 when I became a mother and it was one of the best days of my life, went on to have 3 more but that first child is just something precious. This book would be great for a Bible study and coloring group.  There are both so interesting.   I want to thank Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book for me to enjoy and to review.

    Friday, May 12, 2017


    THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

    Crochet Stories




    Received this book from Dover publications for my honest review.  This book contains the story of the Wizard of Oz and also directions for all the creatures, from Dorothy to the witches and all between.  I have not started to crochet yet but can't wait to start them.  84 pages and all in color so it is a beautiful book.  Pictures of all the creatures and they are in color.  There is a page of abbreviations and notes in the front of the book, so if you are a beginner you can just look them up.  The books says it is suitable for beginners through intermediate crochets, I believe everyone that love to crochet as I do will love this book






  • ISBN-13: 9780486812526
  • ISBN-10: 0486812529
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: May 2017


  • Page Count: 96