I was so excited by all the cute crafts in this book. I have a growing list of the ones I want to do. Some are inspired by my kids. Today I made a bat for CW. I used glow-in-the-dark thread on the wings, and I know he's going to love it.
During Ivan's homevisit, I bought all the stuff to let them make potions. They loved it, and oddly enough the glitter bonded with the oil I used and CW made a wicked looking green and black. Ivan had the pretty purple and white sparkles. They loved that craft, and I did too. However, kids with glass jars is a REALLY bad idea. :D Oddly enough the older one is the one who broke the bottle on the carpet.
I really wanted to make the crocheted bone, and this is where I first noticed what is missing. There aren't very clear directions and it is really lacking in assembly photos. The crochet bone is really hard, and I had to restart it 4 times. I'm by no means an expert, but I know my way around a hook. But I'm not giving up, I'll keep at it.
There is a crocheted witch on my list too. Ok, I could go over them all, but I must end it somewhere. There are over 25 crafts, some are sewing, some are cooking and some are knit and crochet. In fact my next projects are some cross-stitch patterns that you can use to make earrings or buttons...I think I may frame them. It's really loaded with a great variety of projects for halloween.
The layout is very nice, there is a title page with a picture of the finished project. Next there is an easy to read list of supplies and then step-by-step directions. At the end of the book they list the creators of every craft along with contact info (such as an Etsy store) and a little blurb written by said creator.
It does have a minor let down in how fast it moves, because personally I would like them to slow down on the directions and show more pictures to see how it goes. But all in all, I say if you are crafty at all, or even ready to be crafty, get this book right away. Halloween is almost here!