Twinkie Chan Books

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With Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, crocheters can have their cupcakes and wear them, too. The founder of her own popular line of food-inspired fashions, Twinkie Chan has whipped up a feast of head-turning scarves, mittens, hats, and more so that her many fans can learn to make her culinary creations at home.

You'll find recipes for food-themed scarves that feature sushi, salad, gingerbread men, buttered toast, eggs and bacon, ice-cream cones, popcorn boxes, and more. You'll also learn how to make a pair of strawberry fingerless mittens, a chocolate cupcake hat complete with a cherry on top, and even a coconut-lemon cake tissue box cozy. Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies is divided into three chapters--Sweet Things, Fruits and Veggies, and Savory Stuff-- and comes complete with an illustrated how-to section, lists of "ingredients" for each project, easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos and illustrations. Beginning and experienced crafters alike will go wild for these quirky, colorful, wearable confections.

(Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Available in stores November, 2010.)

Jenny Harada asked me to contribute a how-to project for her book, and I felt super honored to do so! Please check it out!

They hide in your closet. They lurk under the bed. They tickle your feet and devour your pillows. They're monsters only a mother could love.

In Me Make Monster, Jenny Harada presents a hoard of funky monster projects so ugly they're cute. Bring to life your own fantastic brood as you follow step-by-step instructions to create a true mish mash of monsterdom—everything from plush huggable beasties and a furry pillow cover to a fanged fiendish trinket box and google-eyed dice. Whatever kind of monster may tickle your fancy (or your feet) you'll find one of his breed to spawn and love.

Discover within the pages:

   * Step-by-step instructions to make 18 fantastic creatures
   * Monsters made from all different types of material—from fun fur to plywood to junk mail
   * Variation beasties for even more impish inspiration
   * A history of monsters and information on each monster's fanciful personality

So get out your glue, dust off the sewing machine, hide your valuables and channel your inner Frankenstein!

(Published by North Light Books. Available in stores September, 2010.)