What is it about miniatures that draws us in and captivates us? Their size and scale causes us to pause and examine what we see. "Microcrafts" is a book filled with 25 projects of tiny treasures to make and share. The various projects were compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz and friends.
The book illustrations are fun and enjoyable to peruse even if you decide not to make any of these projects. But, they would be entertaining to create and amusing to receive. The templates can be downloaded here. No need to cut up the book.
There are miniatures to make for everyone. For the reader or writer in your life, there are miniature 'books' by Melissa Jacobson, you can use for display. The hunter will like hanging up the 'deer heads' along with their rack. They are about 2" tall and designed by Katie Hatz. Mom or Grandma would enjoy 'flower pocket pendants'. Scraps of felt create a pendant with a hidden pocket. A 'wire plant stand' with plants and hangers would be perfect in a doll house. For the bonsai gardener, 'thistle bird feeders' are a perfect size to hang in the tree.
A chapter on supply requirements and techniques is included for you to start creating on your own.The last chapter gives you ideas for modifying and displaying you crafts. The book by itself is a wonderful gift for crafters. Remember...good things come in small packages.