Creative Ideas for Christmas, 1987

Nancy Fitzpatrick, Author Oxmoor House $17.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-8487-0708-8
Traditional Christmas decorations, gift ideas and recipes are offered in this book geared toward the crafts hobbyist. The first and best section sets a warm tone, with visits to eight diverse American homes linked by their exuberance for Christmas. The ideas here are the most artistic, and the quality of the decorations in these homesGerman glass tree ornaments, handmade cloth dolls, a wreath made of red pepperscontrasts with some trite designs also provided in the book, such as a doorknob wreath, cross-stitch angel and pom-pom Santa. Many projects require basic sewing skills, and a jigsaw is needed to make the attractive wooden toys. The volume is generously illustrated with large full-color pictures, clear, full-size patterns and detailed instructions. In a short holiday-recipe chapter, the best offerings are the desserts; the rest comprise an appealing collection of appetizers, party foods, breads, sweets and easy meals for hectic days. (September)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1987
Release date: 12/01/1987
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