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Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price, February 7, 2006
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“Who better than Kathy Cano Murillo to offer up ideas for becoming colorfully creative and nurturing a happy heart? Crafty Chica knows the balance between using the right glue and not coming unglued over your project.” (--Jenny Hart, owner of SublimeStitching, crafty TV host and member of the Austin Craft Mafia)
“There are not many craft books that make you weep with joy. Crafty Chica’s Art De La Soul is one of them. Inspiring, generous and loaded with fantastic projects, this is required reading for anyone aching to bring some funky craftiness into their world.” (--Jean Railla, author of Get Crafty)
About the Author
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a full-time features reporter at the Arizona Republic where she covers theatrical film and celebrity profiles, and her very successful column, "Crafty Ideas". She has published several top selling crafts books including La Casa Loca and The Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book (2004). She is the founder of CraftyChica.com, a wildly popular web site launched in 2001 to inspire women to brighten their lives with clever craft ideas. She is the creator of a line of Hispanic-themed wallpaper borders and accessories for girls in Lowe's Home Improvement stores.
Top Customer Reviews
Not only am I willing to learn about a culture which is different from mine, I am totally charmed by this craft book. When I first started reading it, I began giving my husband orders: "Jim: PLEASE go get me a balsa wood box! Please get me a roll of silver embossing tin! I want a knob! A really cool one! Please!(my husband is a builder). Yes, my first project was "The Empowerent Box". I particularly liked this project because it is beautiful and because you store your favorite quotes in it. You hand write them out, place them in it, and keep it next to your bed. I have several favorite quotes. One is "Hope is the thing wth feathers." As a parent with disabled children, I never give up hope. Another is "The buck stops here". Do you have any favorite quotes? A keepsake box, made by you, is such a lovely place to keep treasured words which mean something special to you.
Kathy Cano Murillo is quite an amazing person.Read more ›
otherwise, what a snazzy book.
murillo's got faboo ideas that'll take you right back if'n you ever have any sort of homesickness for the southwest like i tend towards...i'd done a few of the projects before i got the book, and will be doing more toute de suite. and hey, as much as i adore glitter, mexicana and non-trad. swell-style--this book gave me mad plans to suit it all! what a tome...
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My kind of art. I buy it but should make something. I have one small project in the works (somewhere in the house). Reading the book is inspirational. Read morePublished on April 9, 2014 by Maccaroni
I like it so far but I really haven't had a chance to look at it....why are you asking so early?Published on October 13, 2013 by Barbara
This book was not exactly what I expected. Although it is full of ideas, I would of liked more images. It's nice just not what I expected. thank you.Published on August 29, 2013 by Selma Salinas
This book is a fun read as well as full of fun tips for repurposing things you may already have and crafty ideas. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by James
But you'll need your glasses to read this one..Print is real small..however the illustrations / photos are nice. and I would buy more of the author's books.Published on January 16, 2013 by Yellow Rose
I got this book because I was looking for some tutorials for Latin home decor items that I could make for my house. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Jenn
As an artist/designer and experienced crafter, I probably had higher expectations because of the positive reviews I read, and because I love this type of art. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by Into Art
This book not only had cute attainable projects, it was fun to read. I found myself laughing at the stories in between each project. This author has great style!Published on August 30, 2009 by Lisa M. Jones