Perfect for daydreamers, Lisa Currie’s charming diary is a blank canvas on which to doodle your day away. Create a pie chart of your thoughts of the day, draw your dinner, your shopping list or your predictions for tomorrow, these fun prompts will help to clear a fuzzy mind and let the imagination gallop freely. Currie’s The Scribble Diary requires only a pen and a little creativity, so give it a bash and let your imagination off its leash.
ISBN: 9780399537455, 192pp, p/b, £9.99, Published by Perigee
Jen Curry’s Kitty Jones Kitty Crafts presents easy-to-make and incredibly stylish projects for your favourite feline. Cats love crafts, well they love cute little catnip mice, stylish scratch pads and play houses. For any cat-less cat lovers, there’s also an entire section of cool furnishings, including cat book ends and lampshades. Cats and Crafts go together like birds of a feather –I’m smitten with this bright and beautiful craft guide (and I don’t even have a cat!).
ISBN: 9781935548218, 96pp, p/b, £13.99, Published by One Peace Books
Embroidery is now cool. The ancient pastime has been brought bang up to day in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. This excellent guide rebels against the quaint and familiar motifs of flowers and focuses instead on unusual, guerrilla-style patterns such as needlepoint nipple doilies and a random note pillow. Full-colour throughout and bursting with history, technique and sass, Hoopla includes 28 innovative embroidery patterns and profiles of contemporary embroidery artists.
ISBN: 9781551524061, 400pp, p/b, £21.99, Published by Arsenal Pulp Press