I am a bit obsessed with crafting items that look like food. Crochet, polymer clay, felt, knit, you name it…if it’s food themed, then I’ll make it. So when I first saw Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, I fell in love. Her bold style is one of a kind and completely reiterates my personal philosophy of crafting – the more unusual, the better. I can buy a plain scarf at any store, but a pizza scarf, now that’s hard to find! If you’re looking for something refreshing and humorous, I highly recommend this book. You’ll be entertained, and perhaps a little hungry after browsing through the pages.
Anna Hrachovec’s new book, Teeny Tiny Mochimochi, came out last week and I am super excited! I never thought I’d be a fan of making tiny amigurumi – too fussy and too much finishing for my lazy tastes – but Anna’s techniques and style have really simplified the process. That’s the genius of Anna’s patterns: they are much easier to make than they look. Also, if you’re not ready to jump into knitting with size 1 needles and fingering weight yarn – you can always upscale to size 5 and worsted weight and end up with equally adorable results. Check out more amazing projects on Anna’s website, Mochimochi Land.