A Year of Creativity * Book Review

This Saturday I am posting about a new book I read that inspired a theme for a Bridal Shower with a crafty twist. So Read on ……

Do something creative every day! In A Year of Creativity, learn how to throw the perfect creative party with your friends—with organizing tips, 25 project ideas, and even recipes for snacks.

A “craft date” is a fun get-together with a handful of creative friends in which you surprise each other with craft and DIY projects using cool materials, inspire each other, and make beautiful things together. At each date, a group of participants share a self-made project to be re-created by the other attendees. Materials are individualized for each participant and given as a unique personal gift along with the instructions for the project. A craft date is different than a workshop since you get to choose the lovely people that you invite, and as the organizer, you get to participate in all the projects. Invitees can put their own spin on the project by using their favorite colors, materials, or techniques. This way you end up with a range of different interpretations and results, leading to new inspiration and ideas.

A Year of Creativity is a book for everyone with a basic knowledge of crocheting, knitting, and sewing. It does not teach you how to crochet or explain how a sewing machine works. There are plenty of other books for that. What it does do is inspire crafting enthusiasts to make something togetherlearn from each otherand have fun doing it. You’ll find within:

  • An introduction to craft dates and how they work
  • Tips on planning your craft date events
  • Plenty of project ideas (short, long, and cooperative)
  • Plus recipes for party dishes that keep the creative juices flowing

You will share ideasdiscover new inspiration, and find new friends while creating uniquely beautiful apronsknit garlands, infinity scarves, haberdashery bagscardspencil cases, and more.Have you had a great craft date or are you working on a neat project and want to show it off? There’s a place for this in the craft dates community. On Instagram, for example, you can tag your photos with, or search for the hashtag #craftdates. You can have a look at each other’s work, drum up inspiration for your own dates, invite your Insta-friends, or organize a “blind date” with creative people from your town or city that you don’t know yet. A whole world will open up. A very creative world is waiting for you in A Year of Creativity.

Net Galley Book Review:

This a fun book with great idea’s to plan a craft date. After reading this book I am making a plan to host a Bridal Party with a Craft theme. I am having my guest bring an handwritten family recipe and I will have all the items to make a scrapbook page – for a family cookbook for the Bride at the finish of the party. Cant wait to get it started ….Thanks for the inspiration. Lisa

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