Smiling like Sunshine: {Book Review and Giveaway:Microcrafts}

Friday, 7 October 2011

{Book Review and Giveaway:Microcrafts}



Microcrafts:Tiny Treasures to Make and Share is just published this week by Quirk Books. As the name suggests, the book includes 25 craft projects each of which are no bigger than a spool of thread!
We all  know that  small is beautiful and  the  miniature things that you can create with the help of the book are really gorgeous.
I have not  tried out any of the projects yet but I will definitely do. There are little ladybirds, teddy bears, tiny terrariums and polka dot bikinis to make. This is not a children's book but I am sure some of the creations will be most appealing to little ones as well. If you enjoy making gifts rather than buying them, these would make lovely gifts. Perfect for Christmas which is approaching!
The step-by-step instructions and hand-drawn illustrations  are very helpful to follow. There is also a section dedicated to tiny sewing techniques.
I also like that most of the projects do not require anything else than everyday household items. Plus you can also put odds and ends to good use.
Here are a few photos from a few projects that I really liked. To give you an idea about how small they are,  I  wrote their actual sizes in the caption.

{Books~Actual size:1 by 1 1/4 inches}

{Cats~Actual size:1/4 inch tall}
{Match box Bed}
Microcrafts is compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz and friends.

BUY IT:
You can buy the book from bookshops, RRP £11.99.
If you want to have a look inside the book, click here.

WIN IT!
The lovely people at Quirk Books have kindly offered to give away a book to one of my readers!
For your chance to win please visit Quirk Books , have  a look around. Then come and  tell me the title of one of the books that looks interesting to you. (mandatory entry)

For an extra chance:
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For any of the extra entries to count you must leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).

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The closing date for entries is 14th October  at midnight (UK time). The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced some time during the next day.



The giveaway is open to   UK residents. (Sorry international readers)


Disclaimer: Thanks to Quirk Books for sending me a review copy and supplying a copy for one of my readers. As always, this review reflects my honest and true opinion about the book.


The winner of the giveaway is @gingerbread_mum. Thanks to everyone who participated.

44 comments :

  1. This book looks gorgeous, but another one that looks interesting is Geometry of Pasta!

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  2. I actually have the Creepy Cute Crochet book out from the library at the moment, love it! :)

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  3. I was very taken by the title of this book:
    CRAFTING WITH CAT HAIR

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  4. I tweeted as @mumoffunkids
    http://twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/122286715598667778

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  5. I shared on facebook
    nickandkatherine(at)talktalk(dot)net

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  6. I am already following you on Twitter
    @mumoffunkids

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  7. I am also subscribed via GFC
    @mumoffunkids

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  8. HOW TO CON YOUR KID - looks great

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

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  9. Retweeted comp details on Twitter

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

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  10. Following you in Twitter

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

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  11. Following you via GFC

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ohhh the field guide to cookies looks fab @baggiesbabe69

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  13. Like & shared on Fb Ness Gorton

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  14. Following you on Twitter @baggiesbabe69

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  15. I love the How to Con your Kids book - think i'll have to invest in that soon!
    kathvcomps@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. I have retweeted as kathvcomps
    thanks

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  17. I follow smilinglikesuns on twitter as kathvcomps

    thanks

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  18. I love the sound of this book Ten Tea Parties, history and tea a fab combination.

    @daisyangel1

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  19. I follow your blog via GFC

    @daisyangel1

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  20. I am also following you on twitter

    @daisyangel1

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  21. I am also a fan of the how to con your kids book, looks brilliant. @Stralisemiai

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  22. I am following you via GFC @Stralisemiai

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  23. I have tweeted about your competition @Stralisemiai

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  24. Now folowing you on twitter, thank you very much.
    Regards @Stralisemiai

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  25. How cute are they - this would be the book I'd most like (I think my girls would adore these little things)

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  26. I like the kitchen garden box book http://www.quirkbooks.com/book/kitchen-garden-box
    @sophiejanem

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  27. crafting with cat hair,following you on GFC and o twitter @gumbie23

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  28. I like Creey Cute Crochet

    @robynlclarke

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  29. Shared on Facebook (Robyn Logan)

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  30. Following you on twitter

    @robynlclarke

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  31. Subscribed by Google Friend Connect

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  32. I love the look of the craft book Witch Craft.

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  33. I follow on twitter @gingerbread_mum

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  34. I think Crafting with Cat Hair might be an interesting read.
    @01592_katie

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  35. I am following you on twitter @01592_katie

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  36. Have shared your giveaway on my Facebook page (Kate Cunningham)
    @01592_katie

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