Note: This is my “Just For Fun 2015 Book Challenge” Read for the month of January.
Popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit celebrates the early flowers as they peek through the frozen earth and the birds as they begin building their nests. Full-color art and photographs, recipes, projects, and ideas all welcome the spring with typical, nostalgic Engelbreit style.
Mary Engelbreit’s Spring by Charlotte Lyons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For a good share of my life, I have read craft books. I am always intrigued by the ideas people share, and I like to be able to do the crafts and/or be inspired to do something different. As I am not a natural crafter by any means, I appreciate books with step-by-step instructions and nice pictures. And thankfully, one of these was included in this book.
As I leafed through this beautiful book, I was inspired by the pictures that were posted. All the projects revolved around spring–which was nice in the middle of the cold, grey winter. There was a little bit written about each project, and they were organized well within the book. My only complaint is that there was very little listed about how to make these projects. I am one who prefers instructions that have more detail. I realize this would have made the book much bigger, but it is a personal preference of mine. However, for the crafty person, this may be exactly what is called for.