Montag, 20. Februar 2012

Review: Bust DIY Guide to Life


Today I got the Bust DIY Guide to Life and after I read a lot of great reviews about it I was really excited.

I have to say, maybe I expected a bit to much. I am not as thrilled as I hoped. But overall it is a great book. It covers not only craft tutorials but also general topics like cooking, repairing, cleaning and so on. Some of the tips are not helpful if you live outside of the US, but I think a lot of the topics are for everyone. I just browsed through the pages, but already found some interesting things.

What I don´t like about this book, maybe other people will like. I am not the person for home decoration (or at least not right now), simply because I don´t have the space and already own a lot of decoration things (some I got as gifts or that mean something to me). But they have some great ideas in this book. I really liked the shelves made out of books.
The other topics I am not interested in were how to buy a house and how to start a business. I am not planning on doing on of this in the future, so these are not for me. But that does not mean that these articles are not helpful for people who are planning such things.

I liked the hair and make-up tips, the recipes and that some things are great gift ideas.

I don´t know if this is a must-have, but I like this book so far and hopefully I can get some inspiration out of it. I really appreciate all the work that went into this book and I am sure I will browse through it very often.

Montag, 6. Februar 2012

Review: Star Wars Craft Book


When I found this book, I couldn´t resist buying it. I would not say I am a geek, but I really like Star Wars. I saw the old movies when I was a child and I loved them.

In this book you find a lot of crafts that were inspired by Star Wars (what else). It includes all movies and other related stuff (like the TV series). There are also a lot of different crafts in there. It´s a bit of sewing, crotcheting, glueing and so on.

A lot of the projects are puppets. While I think they are very cute and creative, I think it´s not something for me. I already have a lot of furry friends. But I have to say, some toys in this book are very tempting.


Then there are more useful things, like the Han Solo in Soaponite. I think this would make a great gift for a Star Wars fan. I also like the Ewok vase. There are also some jewelry ideas.

All in all there are not so many projects I really want to make, but it´s also nice to look through the book and maybe get some ideas. If your into Star Wars and like to craft you can do nothing wrong with the Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton.