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Monday, November 24, 2014

Crafty fun for all: Hello Kitty Crochet by Mei Li Lee

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, I'm taking a page from the forthcoming season and hopefully helping a few of you to get your gift buying/giving lists in check.  How so?  Why with a book review of course!  Ah, but this isn't any old book review because it's a gift in and of itself as well as something that could keep on giving.  Curious?  Careful...they do say that curiosity kil...I mean, kept the cat (hehe) and we wouldn't want that with today's featured title seeing how it features a pretty famous one.  Ladies and gents, children of all ages, make way for our Quirk Books selection of the day....

Supercute Amigurumi Patterns for Sangrio Friends
Mei Li Lee
Quirk Books

About the book....
Hello Kitty Crochet is all about kawaii: the supercute world of Hello Kitty and her friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With 25 cute and easy-to-make projects, Hello Kitty Crochet is as charming and fun as it is simple to follow.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never used a needle, you’ll find tons of helpful tips and tricks for creating kawaii handmade dolls. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness-lovers to celebrate the global icon’s 40th anniversary! 


It's true!
You too can make these adorable critters for you and yours...and that my friends is where this gift is two fold, but first things first.  As it states, a particular skill level is not required to try your hand at making these little guys and trust me when I say, I am TRULY a beginner.  Sure, I've crocheted a blanket or scarf, but if you notice a trend, the shape is pretty flat and the cornered are pretty easy peasey.  While I haven't tried making these as of yet, the instructions seem pretty easy to follow so I wouldn't be surprised if one or two friends/relatives get one attached to their gift bags this year.

Now, back to my two-fold gift idea.
Here's my thinking.  This would be a great gift for someone that loves to crochet, you know....that crafty friend in your circle.  Well, what if YOU are the crafty friend in your circle?  Then I guess you'll just have to get yourself a little EARLY Christmas present, then get started on making a few to bring a smile to the faces of those you know and love.  I can see it now....Hello Kitty and friends traveling across the miles and around the world on a mission of spreading Christmas joy.  Of course, it doesn't have to JUST be for the holidays...but it is a good place to start.


About the author....

MEI LI LEE is a Malaysia-based blogger and crafter whose blog amiguruMEI has won a following of fans for its sweet, simple, and fun crocheted craft projects, many of which feature characters from the world of Hello Kitty. She also writes Craftypedia, a biweekly column for Malaysia’s leading English-language daily. 



Special thank to Eric at Quirk Books for the review copy as well as the chance to bring this title to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as those forthcoming, be sure to stop by their official site, seek them out on Facebook, or tweet with them on Twitter.  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo need to learn how to knit and crochet.

DMS said...

I don't have the skill to make these- but SUPER cute! :)

Nayuleska said...

Oh squee! This is so going on my wish list ^o^ Although I'm not convinced that my granny square crochet skills are up to it, but by the time I get it hopefully I can learn as these are ADORABLE!!!

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