When asked to review Witch Craft, a compilation of projects by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar, I nearly jumped out of my skin in excitement. Halloween is my holiday; there’s no other way to say it. I tend to stick with decoupage most of the time (shocker), so I greatly appreciate being given the motivation to try something else – something else like sewing, paper crafts or jewelry. I’m completely diggin’ this crafty compendium. Here are my five favorite things about Witch Craft.
1. The variety of projects (over 25). Anything you can think of is in here, whether it requires a needle, crochet hook, baking pans or some felt. It’s easy to get stuck in a “rut” (Hi, my name is Amy, and I have a Mod Podge addiction), so I like books that encourage me to pursue other crafts. I probably wouldn’t buy a Halloween book all about sewing. Nevermind, I would if it were Halloween. I probably wouldn’t buy a book featuring only Halloween jewelry. Okay, nevermind that either, you know what I mean.
2. The Wicked Mary Janes. This is my favorite project, without question. I don’t have a picture, but I assure you, they are amazing. I want to make all three pairs from the book – the zombie kittens, the cute black cats AND the Franken/Dracula twins. What an easy and cute project.
3. The included patterns and printables. This book doesn’t take up a lot of space, yet there are several patterns and printables inside from which to choose. There are additional downloadables here on the Quirk Books site. Additional free goodies make me giddy.
4. The Halloween food. I’m not like Martha. I don’t think of wrapped weenie mummy fingers and jello molds with mice in them. I like the simple treats in Witch Craft, and I can actually make them without special baking tools.
5. The section in the back of the book highlighting the “witch crafters,” the featured artists in this book. I’m on the internet all day, every day – so I might as well visit some blogs of awesome artists and crafters.
My friends, this is a fabulous book. If you are a Halloween addict, lover or even an appreciator, you are going to enjoy this. Buy it here and then join the Witch Craft Facebook group here. I’m looking forward to year-long Halloween inspiration.