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Criminal Crafts: From D.I.Y. to F.B.I. Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives Paperback – April 10, 2012
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Each project starts with a brief introduction explaining the inspiration for the project. Some are inspired by real criminals, others are more generally inspired.
The projects are all written so craft novices can follow the instructions.
The chapters are separated by type according to how it's used. The projects themselves use a variety of techniques including but not limited to paper craft, hand sewing, stamp carving and duct tape.
Chapter 1- Criminal Intent has things with practical use, like the John Dillinger inspired gun shaped soap or the wonderful Ransom Note Kit that can be made with minimal cost and would be a great gift for slightly twisted paper crafters.
Chapter 2- Accessories to the Fact is accessorizing at it's sneaky, criminal inspired best. I really love the Case the Joint Craft Caddy made from a used violin case and the Crime Scene Tape Messenger Bag. The simple sewn orange and striped fleece poncho named for the craft world's most famous criminal had me laughing out loud.
Chapter 3- Recipes for Disaster is cooking and cocktails with a crafty, witty flair. My favorite is the Crime Scene Gingerbread Men all dead in creatively morbid ways. There is also the obligatory cake with a file in it!
Chapter 4- Home is Where The Heart is... and the Left Leg and the Spleen is home decor items. I love the noir silhouette Concrete Slippers Window Shade. My daughter loves the Barefoot Bandit Grass-Head Cellmate that's made from a discarded sock.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
absolutely tear producing funny.
Love it. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends. Thank you so much for making me smile.
This is the cutest book of strange little gifts to make and even has recipes for a couple of drinks! I love it!Published on May 7, 2014 by S. Sparke
Fun ideas to try even if you are not living a life of crime. Witty dialogue and easy to follow instructions.Published on March 14, 2013 by Pen Name
I love a clever writer. I laughed until my sides split when I read this book. Even the preface and the author's biography were hysterical. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Carol Chapin-Olson
....much less than what I expected from the preview.
The quality of the projects is pure *craft* in the lesser sense of the word. Read more