Easy Bazaar Crafts
Gerald Knox, Ed.
Better Homes and Gardens
I know craft fairs are a thing, and many people like the idea of hand made items for gifts or whatever. Not to take away any of the skill involved in creating these….things, but why would anyone want to spend time making or buying this stuff? I can honestly say I have never needed a hand shaped purse. (Although there are times that I would think a purse with a raised middle finger would be kind of funny…)
This type of book obviously isn’t for me, but I also question why we would need a book specifically geared to the bazaar or craft fair types? They don’t look particularly different or easier than other crafts. How are these crafts different from other general craft books? If you make dolls, I would think you would want a book geared to that particular topic.
Craft books at ALB are now numbering over 200 in the archive. This has made Holly and I unwilling students of crafting books. I don’t particularly think one-size-fits-all craft books are a reasonable investment for a budget. Stick to the general categories: papercrafts/cards, knitting, quilting, jewelry, etc. I think you will get more bang for the buck in the collection. Caveat: Of course your mileage may vary. Your knowledge of your users/community trumps anything a crabby librarian in Michigan says.
Yours in crafting,
The Crabby Librarian in Michigan