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interview with the editor of Kids' Crafternoon books, Kathreen Ricketson

*new* Kids' Crafternoon Book review and your chance to win a copy

Cate-Holst-in-Crafternoon-PapercraftIt's always exciting to receive a parcel by courier. Even better to receive a parcel by courier that contains two books, Crafternoon Papercraft and Sewing books by publisher Hardie Grant. AND to top it off, your design is included (Home Sweet Home card see left) 

The whole process of submitting a design to Editor Kathreen Ricketson from Whip-up Blog was seamless due a good brief and lots of creative freedom

But how do I give a unbiased review? It's easy, because the books are fabulous. Beautifully styled photography, depth of good design from a talented pool of designers/crafters from around the world and projects that are very approachable to the 7 to 12 year old market. Each of the 25 projects have been graded to varying degrees of difficulty with nothing too daunting with step-by-step illustrations and printed paper templates for ease of use

I had to fight my daughter to just have a peek at the pages as she hogged the books for hours. Quote "I want to make everything in the book". She's eager to make the Cloud Pillow which should keep her occupied for Sunday afternoon (while I do this post!). Will post pics tomorrow

You can purchase the books from most local book shops in Australia or online too from Booktopia, Can Do Books and Readings or Amazon

There's two more in the series that, luckily, I been involve with too. Due to be published in November. Keep an eye out for tomorrow's post as I'm interviewing the editor Kathreen Ricketson which should be fun

Do you want to win a copy of the Kids' Crafternoon Papercraft and Sewing Books? Well you can BUT you are required to be an Australian resident to enter (sorry). Simply leave a comment with your email so I can contact you. Entries close Sunday 21 August. Good luck

Kids' Crafternoon Papercraft


Kids' Crafternoon Sewing