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  • While evergreens are ever-traditional for the holiday season, booklovers with a little crafty know-how can build their own trees out of the one thing we all love: books! Caution: some of these designs call for painting or damaging books, so they’ll be ideal for those old paperbacks or that encyclopedia you’ve got boxed up in the attic.

  • All this month, we're cracking open Quirk Throws You Five Awesome Parties for how-tos to help your holiday party by THE GREATEST. This week, Candied Vanilla Popcorn is on the menu. You can find this recipe in Pure Vanilla

    This sweet and salty treat may disappear moments after you set it out for your guests! For an edible party decoration, add a few drops of food coloring to the sugar syrup and then pile the popcorn in tall glass jars.

  • The ugly sweater: in our time there is no fonder tradition of the holiday season than donning some yarn-crafted atrocity meant to be fun and festive. And the book lovers of the world are not to be left out! This year, knit an ugly sweater for your favorite novel/ereader, your travel reading as you visit relatives, or as the best possible wrapping for a book you plan to give as a gift. Use this Quirk Books exclusive pattern to make your own!

  • All this month, we're cracking open Quirk Throws You 5 Awesome Parties for how-tos to help your holiday party be The Greatest. This week, we'll show you how to make an adorable Plush Penguin. (This tutorial is also available in Craft-A-Day.) When you have a friend close by, the frigid days of winter feel a little bit warmer. Send your party guests home with a pocket-size penguin who will keep them company even in the worst of winter weather.

  • POM-POMS! by Lexi Walters Wright and Sarah Goldschadt

    KINDLE / NOOK / KOBO / IBOOKSTORE

    Whether they’re perking up your clothes, brightening your home decor, or bringing a rainbow of color to your next party, pom-poms are perfect wherever they pop up.

    Each project in this book has oh-so-simple instructions and photographs that’ll have you whipping up homemade tufts in all kinds of eye-catching patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots.

  • Yay! My Hello Kitty Crochet Author Showcase and Signing appearance at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC was a tremendous success! My books were all sold out that day, and I got to meet so many new friends, and also had a mini reunion with some of my relatives, ex-colleagues and high school mates (and even my bosses from work)!

    Here’s a snapshot of my mom, sis and little niece before the people started streaming in! The event was supposed to start at 2pm, but when I began setting up at 12:45pm, I suddenly had Hello Kitty enthusiasts coming up to the table to enquire about the book! Some tiny fans even took to “re-arranging” my dolls for me!

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