book review: make hey
Back in the early spring, I subscribed to Mollie Makes, and free with my subscription, I received Pip Lincolne's new book, Make Hey! While the Sun Shines. The glorious thing about getting a book like this from a UK publisher is that it came to me in the summer, when it actually doesn't come out here until November. Sweet! I felt extra special enjoying this book early...
But I didn't want to make anyone feel too jealous for too long, so I've hung onto all this time before writing up a little review and telling you all that you too should own this book. (By the way, the book was free to me, but no one asked me to write this!)
First of all, this book is really lovely. There's a geometric theme running throughout, with an emphasis on triangles. Flipping through, I feel a bit like Telly from Sesame Street and am now completely smitten with triangles. I love them.
Pip has brought together a great mix of paper projects, sewing, some crochet, and more. I feel like all of the projects are doable, and that I actually want to do all of them!
If I'm being brutally honest, I didn't feel that way about her first two books. I liked them, but I didn't buy them because they didn't cause me to want to make everything. Make Hey! grabbed me in a way the other titles didn't.
I plan on making several things from this for Christmas gifts, including the cushion above (for my brother, not for the cat), and a chess board (for my other brother). And if I get ambitious I might even crochet a bunch of ornaments! Then I'll start making my way through the rest...
In addition to the projects, there are some recipes and pattern cards in the front, extensive instructions on crafting basics, and lots of pretty pictures of creative collections. Seriously...this book is eye candy!
Highly recommended! Two thumbs way up! A+! Well done, Pip!
To order your copy (I know you want it...), check out Amazon. (full disclosure: that's an affiliate link) (more full disclosure: I think you should buy this book, even if you don't use my affiliate link)
Do you have any new books that you're loving? I've officially run out of room on my big book case, but that won't stop me from adding to my collection!