Collage This Journal
By Eleanor Shakespeare
$14.99, Potter Style
This irrisistibly iteractive journal is filled with dozens of clever ideas for recording your life, such as “Make balloons out of photos from special and happy occasions” or “Fill the genie’s lamp with wishes.” The author/illustrator’s wonderfully layered photo-illustration montages invite readers to mix media, too, and make this keepsake truly their own.
Banners, Buntings, Garlands & Pennants
by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio
$17.95, Lark Crafts
Macrame Jewelry and Accessories
By Lucy Hopping
$19.95, Ryland Peters & Small
Macrame is back! Lucy Hopping has created a macrame project for every mood and outfit— there are chic and simple rings, a vivid feather necklace for festivals and carnivals, and delicate pearl and seed-bead bracelets to brighten up a work outfit or for a dinner date—each one will add a unique, hand-made touch to your wardrobe. All the projects are made with easy-to-learn macrame techniques and many of them use basic materials, such as embroidery floss, yarn, ribbon, and beads.