CRAFT LOOKS AT BOOKS & KITS
The Sunlight Print Kit
By Paul Grivel, ISBN: 0811852636 $23
Sunlight prints are photographs made from special light-sensitive
paper and, of course, the sun. No chemicals are needed to develop the
photos, just a little bit of lemon juice. This kit includes everything you
need to make sunlight prints, as well as a booklet with plenty of great
photography techniques and how-tos.
Get Crafty’s Guide to Hip Home Economics
By Jean Railla, ISBN:978-0-7679-1720-9 $15
If you’re new to crafting, this book will help you find your inner crafter.
Author Jean Railla, founder of getcrafty.com, instructs you on everyday tasks ranging from making your own household cleaners or face
scrub to making vinyl-record flowerpots and sewing an A-line skirt.
The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty,
and Kitschy Crafts
Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties
By Leah Kramer, ISBN: 1-58008-747-7 $18
Vintage crafts from the 50s and 60s take center stage thanks to Leah
Kramer, founder of hipster craft site craftster.org. Talk about retro
goodness! The “Painted Glass Martini Set,” “Powder Room Poodle,”
and “Temptress Collar” are just a few of the projects that will get your
pad swinging and your closet all dolled up.
Paper Craft Kit
Materials and Instructions for Beautiful Handmade Paper Creations
By Sidd Murray-Clark, ISBN: 0811848280 $25
I collect all kinds of paper and love everything paper-related. For all
you paper lovers out there, this kit not only comes with 20 sheets of
beautifully colored and patterned paper, but it’s also filled with fun
paper projects. Complete with dowels, stencils, and a scoring tool,
you’ll be able to make a wide array of projects, including a translucent
paper lantern, flying kite, and concertina book.
Natalie Zee is an associate editor of CRAFT and reports on all things crafty at craftzine.com. Her love of fashion can also
be seen on her personal blog, Coquette, at coquette.blogs.com.