Cut Out + Keep: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects | Cat Morley & Tom Waddington | Reviewed by Erin

Monday, 16 March 2015

*Review copy c/o Laurence King Publishing
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Although as yet I've never been to the US something I would absolutely love to do in the future is visit all 50 states. So, when I heard about Cut Out + Keep's new book recording their very own 50 states road trip through craft tutorials I was keen to get my hands on a copy!

The book follows Cut Out + Keep (an awesome craft tutorial sharing website) founders Cat Morley & Tom Waddington on an eight month journey across the US sharing a craft tutorial inspired by their experience of each state. Paired with the tutorials are informative snippets and photographs of the sights they visited along the way making this so much more than just another craft book.

The projects featured cover a wide variety of crafts from sewing to crochet, jewellery making, paper crafts and upcycling, meaning there truly is something for everyone. The design itself is colourful, fun and the tutorials are shared in a clear format making them simple to follow with step-by-step images and large photographs of the final pieces.

Of all the fun projects included in the book my favourite would have to be the Michigan inspired License Plate notebook (pictured above) as I think it's such a clever upcycling idea and love how the finished journals look. Other eye-catching ideas include the etched Wanted Sign Mirror (Utah), hand printed Roll-up Shopping Tote (Minnesota), upcycled Food Truck Napkin Holder (Ohio) and string art Neon Sign Chalkboard (Rhode Island) which I'm really looking forward to trying out for myself sometime!

If you're looking for an inspirational mix of craft and travel Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects would be a great book to add to your collection!

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Erin has been blogging since 2010 but recently launched new blog A Natural Detour. Back in 2012 she teamed up with Ria to create Blogger's Bookshelf after rediscovering her love of books and hasn't looked back since! Her favourite reads include Ready Player One and Dangerous Girls.

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