Southern From Scratch

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: Whether you are from the south or not, if you enjoy cooking you will enjoy this book. While reading the introduction I found my life connected with the authors in many ways. I have spent most of my life in VA and NC, my wife was a vegetarian for…

Crochet Loom Blooms

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: A great way to mix crafts for beautiful creations. Having never made loom blooms before, I found this to be a great addition to crocheted creations. Looms consistently create beautiful flowers of a great variety. I was amazed at the variety of tutorials provided in this book. But loom…

Gardener’s Log Book

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: A great way to track everything you do in your garden! For many years I have tried gardening in beds, pots, window boxes, you name it. Each year I attempt to keep up with all the details in a notebook, but I always seem to leave something out. But…

Buttercream Flowers For All Seasons

Rating: 3 out of 5 Review: If you are looking for a book of ideas for creative cake decorations you may find this book helpful. As for a learning tool for how to make flowers, the book is okay, but there are better options out there. Most flowers have 2 to 4 pictures apiece. The…

Beginner’s Garden

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review: For years I have been trying to figure out gardening on my own, with no luck. Having read this book, I now feel like I have a real shot at it. Beginner’s Gardening does a fantastic job of explaining everything you need to know in a very simple, straightforward…

Make Manga!: create characters and Scenes

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: A fun book for an artist looking to hone their Manga skills. Though this book will not give you creativity or rudimentary art lessons, it does provide a great way to learn. Each section builds upon the previous with step-by-step instruction, starting with the body and ending in full…

Southern Quilts

Rating: 3 out of 5 Review: If you are a true, TRUE quilting enthusiast, then you will enjoy Southern Quilts. Have you ever looked at that old quilt in the corner, you know, the one handed down for generations, and thought to yourself, “Where did that pattern originate?” For most people that answer will be,…

Retro Cross Stitch

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: Cross Stitch is a vintage hobby, so what could be better then some AWESOME vintage patters? This book answers that question with a loud, “Not much!” From start to finish, this book is jam-packed with beautiful patterns. Being new to Cross-Stitch, I love the fact that the patterns in…