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Book Review: Crochet Ever After by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Crochet Ever After
This book is especially ideal for doting grandmothers; but anyone who likes to crochet unique and whimsical designs will love it too! It is adorable and I like the recent trend of crochet books with a theme! All projects in the book are inspired by classic fairy tales.

Glass-Beaded Slippers: "So much more comfy!"
This timing of this book is impreccable and it should fare well on the heels of the popular, recently release movie, Into the Woods!

Snow Queen Beret: "Metal Crowns can be impractical!"
I have no doubts that Brenda is a clever and talented designer. She designs costumes for Sesame Street Live and various sports team mascots. I first became familiar with the child-like sense of wonder that comes through in her designs when I reviewed her first book, Beastly Crochet.

Beastly Crochet
The 18 projects within the books are adeptly described, “heroines, fairy princesses, witches, and big bad wolves; all are accounted for and accessorized in this fanciful collection of crocheted toys, accessories, bags, kids’ clothes, and more.”  Brenda’s sense of humor, her talent as a costume designer and her skillful crochet all lead to fantastic results and clever takes on these classic tales.

Fairy Princess Dress
I, for one, have chosen several projects to add to my To-Do list; and I have a Princess-in-Training who is more than happy to wear the things I crochet for her! Even if you don’t have a little one who idealizes these fairy tales, you’ll enjoy several projects in the book that are appropriate for adults; as well as Brenda’s humorous presentation of these projects in “a less-than-helpless-princess way that is a bit sarcastic, never bitter, and always charming.”

Magic Bean Stalkings: equally great for climbing a beanstalk or dinner in the Giant's castle!
Run, don’t walk, to buy this book; I highly recommend it! As always we can depend on Interweave/F+W to produce quality materials. Crochet Ever After was published in December 2014 and is available in soft cover, a bargain indeed at it's sale price of $18.99!


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