Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life

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Harper Collins, Feb 7, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 208 pages

Crafters everywhere can tap
into their creative spirits with
this idea-packed, beautifully
illustrated book

No one knows better than crafty chica extraordinaire Kathy Cano Murillo the satisfaction that comes with creating one-of-a-kind items. In Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul, she offers thirty original projects ranging from colorful jewelry and elegant candles to hip Mexican coffee coasters.

Along with full-color photographs, step-by-step instructions, and a handy resource guide are Murillo's fun and inspiring tips for connecting with your culture, tapping into your creative spirit, and finding new ways to spice up your love life, glam up your garden, redecorate your kitchen, and much more.

With Kathy Cano Murillo's guidance and glittery ideas, crafty chicas of every age and skill level will be well on their way to developing their own personal sense of style while living artful lives.


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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

I've had this book since it came out in 2006 and I loved it at the time as I was just getting into altered arts and this was the first thing I'd really read that didn't cover the typical (at that time ... Read full review

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User Review  - soniajesq - LibraryThing

I love this book! It has great and easy ideas to brighten up the darkest corner of your house. She adds personal touches that bring a lively feel to the book. Her books are inspirational, while you ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a full-time features reporter at the Arizona Republic where she covers theatrical film and celebrity profiles, and her very successful column, "Crafty Ideas". She has published several top selling crafts books including La Casa Loca and The Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book (2004). She is the founder of, a wildly popular web site launched in 2001 to inspire women to brighten their lives with clever craft ideas. She is the creator of a line of Hispanic-themed wallpaper borders and accessories for girls in Lowe's Home Improvement stores.

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