You already know that I’m nutty about itty-bitty things. (Exhibit A; exhibit B; exhibit C.) So as you can imagine, I was absolutely delighted when I received a copy of Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share, a book complied by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, and their talented friends. It is a collection of 25 tutorials, all for teeny little things.
I was impressed with the variety of projects in the book. It covers many disciplines (including paper crafts, polymer clay, and sewing) across many skill levels, creating finish products ranging from dollhouse accessories to jewelry to adorable gifts and tchotchkes. With so many ideas and techniques used on the projects in this book, it was a very interesting and informative read!
I found a couple of projects in particular that really caught my eye and have made it onto my ever-growing to-do list. I live in an area where hunting for deer is an annual tradition observed by so many that many local schools close on the opening day of the season, so I love the tiny mounted deer heads. These would be such a hit around here!
My other favorite project in the book is a little birdfeeder that’s made from some unexpected materials. Doesn’t it look like a real birdfeeder?
The ideas and techniques throughout the book have also left me with dozens more potential projects floating around in my head. I am thinking about making some mini treasures to incorporate into my gift bows at Christmas!
Disclosure: review copy provided