Hardie Grant UK gave me the opportunity to review another of their brilliant craft books and, of course, I jumped at the chance! Enter the rather gorgeous Find and Keep- 26 Projects To Spark Your Imagination by Beci Orpin (rrp £17.99)
First impression of the book is that it is absolutely beautiful; the page design is stunning and I really like the collages dotted throughout, showcasing where Beci gets (and displays) her inspiration around her home. I thought this was a really inspiring way to get others crafting too- she talks about colours, patterns and anything else that takes her fancy.
The projects themselves are seperated into different areas: Studio, Home and Out and About. Each project is graded in terms of difficulty, from easy to hard, and instructions are laid out visually, meaning even the most impatient crafter (read: me) can get straight on without having to read lots of text before even picking up a pair of scissors.
The projects are varied and interesting; there’s everything here from embroidery to papercraft to gigantic cross-stitch (which I’m desperate to have a go at!) and everything looks amazing- there’s plenty here to be getting on with and if you fancy making some simple Christmas presents, you could always start with something from here. In fact, I think if you were a wannabe crafter who was reluctant to dip your toe into the crafting waters, this is a book to start with. I also found that looking at the collages and reading about Beci’s life gave me new ideas for other crafty projects I could make in the future. I’m looking forward to making the kite with Fidget when he gets older.
Do you fancy getting your hands on a copy of this book? Leave a comment below telling me about the best thing you’ve ever made (or would have liked to have made.) Leave some way of contacting you- Twitter is best! I’ll draw a winner at random next Friday, November 23rd. Sorry, but the giveaway is UK only. Good luck!