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Topic: Reader's Digest Craft & Hobbies - Book Review  (Read 9072 times)
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« on: March 21, 2008 05:57:47 PM »

This is the coolest book.  It has instructions for just about every traditional craft or art medium there is.

It is dated 1979 and it is by Reader's Digest.  I swear it is like a bible for crafters.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 06:12:36 PM »

Just bought that exact book at Goodwill for $1.99! What a deal....it DOES have just about everything in it. I also have an old Reader's Digest book of home improvements that has been a godsend more than once and helped me save tons of moolah over the years. It also taught my son how to be a fantastic handyman, also saving me tons of moolah over the years. It would pay anyone to keep an eye out for them at thrift stores and yard sales.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008 06:26:45 PM »

I have had this book for years, someone gave it to me, idk even who it was! It IS totally awesome & very helpful! I had to click on this link b/c I saw the pic & I was like, I totally have this book.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008 06:27:34 PM »

mmmm..i just bought it on amazon, so i hope you're right!  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 06:35:26 PM »

I have this book!  I stole it from my mom a long time ago.  She told me I couldn't have it, and I said, sorry Mom, I'm taking it anyway!  I don't think she minds anymore because I get so much use out of it so much more often than she used to.  Smiley

I love that there is such a broad and in-depth amount of information on each topic.  I love this book!

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 06:35:58 PM »

My mom has had this book for years...its great.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008 08:31:20 PM »

I'm glad to see so many people already enjoying this book.  I just picked this up recently and have already used it for a couple of items that I made and for some gardening tips.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 01:59:50 AM »

Readers Digest craft books are awesome. I have a few of them and they rock my socks off. My only problem with this book is they didn't include soapmaking. Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008 06:32:52 AM »

Wow!  You're right.  But they did include some very obscure crafts, like how to bonsai a tree. 

what other books should I be on the lookout for?

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 08:55:05 AM »

My grandma has had this book forever! Like probably 1979! I'm gonna have to steal it from her house.

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