“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
I am so excited to announce that the spring issue of Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas has finally been published! If you’ve never had a chance to experience her beautiful, inspiring online publication, it’s time to head on over to her website to take a peek! Once you start looking at this issue, as well as back issues, you will become enamored and will want to read them all! This publication is a unique mixture of handicraft ideas and tutorials with a vintage feel that is strong on whimsy. This latest issue is quite possibly her best yet! Easter is right around the corner, and I know you will be heading to the craft store right away so you can whip-up an adorable Easter bow tie, some springy pencils or a whimsical little bird to tuck into an Easter basket. All of the directions, along with fantastic pictures, are provided to make it a piece-of-cake to create something delightful to usher in spring!
So why am I so excited to share this issue with you? Well, I was lucky enough to meet Amy at The Creative Connection (by Jo Packham) last fall, and she was kind enough to ask me to contribute some book reviews for this issue. I had so much fun writing the reviews, as well as editing many of the articles (a great way to use my English degree!) Amy is a class-act and one talented designer and artist! I am honored to be a part of this issue.
To experience some inspiring springtime craft ideas, as well as introductions to some adorable new products — and of course, read my inspiring book reviews — hurry over and take a look! If you read (or have read) any of the book titles that I recommend in my article, I sincerely hope that you will stop back and leave me a comment with your thoughts. It’s so much fun to talk books!
Happy spring, happy crafting, and happy reading!