“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber
The latest issue of Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas is now available online! You are going to LOVE this latest treasure trove of crafty holiday inspiration! I am proud to be a part of putting it all together. From writing the book reviews to editing the copy, every bit of it was a pleasure!
One of my favorite projects was Noodle and Lou’s Gift Toppers. I mean, how cute are these? Time to start gathering the vintage papers and get to work!
I also have a soft spot in my heart for these adorable vintage ephemera letters by Ashlee Park! Seriously cute, don’t you think?
And I can’t help but mention the book reviews. Among several craft-book reviews I wrote for this issue, I also included some great “snow-themed” fiction books – perfect for a cozy afternoon by the fire.
Hurry over to Amy’s site to get this incredible online magazine for only $3.99. It’s a great bargain for so many great ideas!
Happy Holidays, Happy Crafting, and of course, Happy Reading!
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland
I loved working on the spring issue of Amy Powers’ Inspired Ideas. Once again, I helped edit the articles and wrote several book reviews. This issue includes several more book reviews for craft titles as well as three amazing fiction titles. This time I chose three novels with a flower “theme.” All of them are very different, but very good! Isn’t this the perfect time of year to settle in a sunny window and crack open a good book?
My favorite non-fiction book review this go-around was a fantastic little book by Lilla Rogers called I Just Like to Make Things. This book is just a treasure-trove of advice and inspiration for those of us who want to maximize our creativity. It’s especially for those who want to turn their creative passion into a career. Pick up a copy soon. You won’t be disappointed!However, it’s really the crafts that make Amy’s publication so special. Each unique craft idea is full of cheer and whimsy. You’ll have a hard time deciding which project to try first! To be honest, Amy’s bird nests are at the top of my list, as well as the sweet little Easter cloches designed by Ashlee Park.
If you’re in the mood to bust some of the stashes in your craft closet, head on over and check out all of the great ideas in this issue. It’s quite an amazing deal for so much loveliness! Be sure to stop back by and let me know if you read one of the recommended books or whip up something special for spring!
Happy crafting and happy reading!