Author(s): Katie Allen
Forget about crocheted doilies and granny jams: this craft book is for the modern maker who wants to put a bit of wow into their crafting kapow! Including 25 gifts ranging from easy peasy to confident crafter and show-off, Katie Allen has thought of something to suit everyone's craftability. And she's covered all sorts of clever home-spun persuasions, from papertastic paper crafts to knitting, decoupage, sewing, cooking, hot-glue-gunning and more. Projects include showstopping greeting cards, totes amazing tote bags, personalised plates for cool walls, leather clutches, printed cushions, sassy knickers, ipad cases and more. They're so cool, you won't want to give them away! So roll up those sleeves, get your tape measure out, and get ready to be dazzled by your own amazing crafting skills, as Katie Allen unleashes your inner crafting god.
Huge interest in all things craft; Perfect for the cool, urban crafter - nothing twee here; Stylish and fun design.
After an agonising decision on whether to work in a costume shop or study journalism, life-long crafter Katie Allen went for the latter and has spent most of the last seven years writing, editing, or faffing about with websites. She is now the web editor of www.thebookseller.com and www.welovethisbook.com. But she never lost the love of making things and has managed to combine the two - her first job was on Knitting magazine, and she is a regular contributor to Mollie Makes, while from 2008-2011 she ran feminist website and magazine Fat Quarter, which featured many other creative ladies. She still fits in stitching, knitting, cutting and gluing in any spare moments, and spends far too much money on necessaryo buttons and yarn. She blogs at www.ladyglitters.blogspot.com and her Twitter is @KatieFQ