Thursday 22 November 2012

Book Review: Make Me I'm Yours... Christmas

Make Me I'm Yours... Christmas is a sweet little hardback (about 17cms / 7 inches high) with 20+ projects to make for Christmas.

There's a great, beginner-friendly techniques section at the back of the book and the projects cover a wide range of crafts: sewing, beading, papercrafts and baking.

The projects range from small things, like designs for Christmas cards...

... and festive ideas for cupcake decorating...


... to big projects like this lovely advent calender, decorated with felt motifs (LOVE this!).

There's also a nice variety of styles included, from this bold snowflake bag...

... to some country-style "Noel Bunting" which is decorated with these adorable little felt decorations (which would make lovely ornaments for the tree on their own, with just the addition of a loop of ribbon. That snowman with his scarf is just too cute for words).

There are clear photos throughout the book to illustrate the instructions (although not for every step). Most of the templates do need enlarging, but this is probably only to be expected given the small size of the book itself!

I think this book would be a great buy if you love Christmas and either currently enjoy a mix of different crafts or just want to try something new this holiday season.

Make Me I'm Yours... Christmas is published by David and Charles. RRP £9.99. It's available from Amazon UK, RUCraft, Amazon USA, The Book Depository and many other bookshops.

[Disclaimer: David and Charles sent me a free review copy of this book, and the Amazon & Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]


AnitaS said...

Lovely book. I write it down. Maybe a gift for me from my DH.

teacakemake said...

Aw those gingerbread men are cute!

I'm not really into craft books as there's so much I want to make online, but I do love sitting and looking through the pictures at least, wishing I was good at knitting and crochet!

Kay said...

It looks good. I wonder how it compares to the new Mollie Makes christmas book?

Bugs and Fishes said...

teacakemake - I know what you mean about having so many online projects you want to make... I think craft books have to offer a lot of value and/or have something very special about them to compete with the internet these days!

Kay - I'm not sure, Kay, I've not seen the Mollie Makes book (well, not properly, I did have a very quick flick through it at the Renegade craft fair). Sorry!