Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How to Make Small Things with Violet Mackerel


How to Make Small Things with Violet Mackerel by Anna Branford (Walker Books)
PB Fold over Flap RRP $ 19.95
ISBN 9781922179401
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis

In this interesting craft book Violet Mackerel shows readers how to make her favourite small things to use, wear, and to give. Young girls will love the creative ideas that will stimulate the use of imagination and lateral thinking. In an era of electronic over-indulgence, books like this will induce children to actually make things for themselves and get personal satisfaction from the results.

It’s a how-to hand-make collection of terrific projects which focus on reconstructing old things and making them into new ones, or using what you have to make something pretty or useful.  The items include hair slides, note books, matchbox drawers, wrist warmers from ‘socks without partners’ and a list of other great stuff.

Each project lists what you will need, with an easy to follow, step by step instructions in pictures. You can’t go wrong. With Christmas coming on these fantastic and inexpensive ideas can be made as gifts for friends and family.

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