Crafty Mama Makes 49 Fast, Fabulous, Foolproof (baby & Toddler) Projects

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Workman Publishing, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 263 pages
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Marrying the new mother’s need to connect and the community spirit of crafting—think reading groups, Stitch ’n Bitch knitting circles, and, of course, playgroups—is The Crafty Mamas, a unique idea in DIY and a full-color guide filled with baby-related projects, essential techniques, tips on how to form a group, wisdom, inspiration, and camaraderie.

Abby Pecoriello launched the first-ever crafting club for new moms during her maternity leave. The concept proved to be such a hit that in the two and a half years since, she’s led hundreds of sold-out Crafty Mamas classes throughout New York City. Now, in this spirited, witty book, she provides the how-to for women to form their own Crafty Mamas groups, from learning the best ways to reach out to other new moms in the area, to the nuts-and-bolts of running the group: setting a budget, buying tools and supplies, choosing a venue, and more. Then come the projects—50 hip, no-sew craft ideas that are inexpensive and easy to make, and will delight moms and babies alike: “Light the Night” nightlight, No-Sew Swanky Blankies, The Poncherello, Photo Au Go Go Bracelets, Hip Purses, Insta-Bibs, Peek-a-Books, Photo Bragnets. Includes simple tutorials on using a glue gun, editing digital photos, how to decoupage, jewelry basics, and more.

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This book rocks! It has a TON of adorable projects, and they range from super easy to more involved, and there is also a good range in terms of the number of supplies and cost involved. There is also ... Read full review

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I absolutely LOVE this book. I love how each item is explained in the glossary and tells you where to buy them, even the items you would think anyone would be familiar with, she explains. I love the rating scale and how the time is with the kiddos in mind. I love all the great ideas on making your own group and how she makes you feel your up to it, no matter the skill level. And I love the projects. I've already tried a few projects and wish I had more time to try them all! I would certainly love the chance to meet Abby in person to tell her and I'm a fan for life after picking this book up. 

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About the author (2008)

Abby Pecoriello is a mother of two, an avid crafter, and a freelance TV producer. She lives in New York City.

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