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Crafty Bags for Stylish Girls: Uniquely Chic Purses, Pouches & Pocketbooks Hardcover – March 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402736541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736544
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,493,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5–8—Hauser offers more than 40 ideas for bags that are imaginative and playful. The projects are arranged into sections with fanciful titles such as "Holiday Bag Bliss" and "The Enchanting Evening Bag." Each one begins with a short descriptive paragraph that is informal, snappy, and likely to appeal to the target audience. The stylized illustrations are likewise age appropriate. Many of the crafts involve dressing up an already existing item, while others give instructions for making a bag out of felt or other materials. Clear, step-by-step instructions and a color photograph of the finished product are included. Most projects can be completed in about an hour. However, because they are usually assembled with craft glue or a glue gun, it is questionable how durable the finished items would be. As a result, some of them might be more functional as gift bags rather than purses. Most of the projects call for materials that are readily attainable at a craft store, but others (like red fishnet stockings for the pirate purse) are more difficult to find. This book has potential as the basis for a "tween" purse party. For slightly older teens, Jessica Vitkus's Alternacrafts (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006) has more challenging and functional ideas.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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More About the Author

Born under a happy June moon, Elizabeth Ingrid Hauser leads a life of creative adventure. In addition to being a toy designer, craft book writer and inventor, she also fancies herself a mermaid and deep sea explorer. Many good-natured friends humor her in this fantasy. Her artistic career began at the age of 5 when she decided to sell drawings and water (about 20 years ahead of the trend) by the side of the road. She then broadened her skill set by crafting ridiculous outfits and habitats for her two darling cats. Photos of these creations remain a treasured part of the family collection. On the move from day one, Elizabeth grew up in Virginia, Taiwan, California, Minnesota, the Philippines and Illinois. As an adult, she studied for a semester in France and taught Art for a year in Thailand. She now resides in an impossibly pink and green apartment in Brooklyn, New York with her cranky yet adorable cat Sassafras.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth M. on June 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Crafty Bags for Stylish Girls has some great close up pictures of some VERY cute and unique bags, that the author created using a glue gun or craft glue! Personally, when you look at the bags you won't believe it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Barbera on September 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My neice really loves it ! The second day she got the item, she brought it in for "show and Tell". She now has my mom getting materials to make more pocket books.

Thank you !
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