November 2008 Archive

Magic Books & Paper Toys!

posted on November 21, 2008

Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books, wows us with her new, creative and exciting book, filled with 25 innovative projects promising hours of fun. Magic Books & Paper Toys is chock full of great paper projects, from spinners and flipbooks, to oragami hearts and pop-up pamphlets. Each of the projects in here are easily customizeable, so you can choose whichever materials and patterns you like!


Here at Potter Craft, we made the spinners from Magic Books & Paper Toys for our holiday party…check them out!


— Allison

Bag Bazaar!

posted on November 5, 2008

In Bag Bazaar, crafty sewer Megan Avery presents 25 bags that even a sewing newbie can handle, in a variety of chic styles sure to match any look. You can learn how to create the perfect, custom accessory, from hobos and shoulder bags to clutches and totes, in less time than it would take to shop for one (and at only a fraction of the price)!


Here are two recently made variations of projects from the book, the Alice Shoulder Bag and the Heather Envelope-Style Clutch!

Bag Bazaar won’t be in stores until November 18th, but you can win your free copy here! Just post a photo of your favorite handmade accessory, and you could be one of five winners to score a FREE copy!

— Allison