Friday, October 31, 2008

Crafting Jewish by Rivky Koenig

Crafting Jewish is a unique and beautiful book. It has been designed both for experienced crafters looking for creative and unusual ideas and for beginners just starting to discover the joys of crafting. This book has it all!

. Over 120 holiday and everyday projects, each with step-by-step instructions
. Stunning full-color photos of every craft
. Distinctive ideas for holiday get-togethers--many with delicious recipes
. Pictorial reference guide of crafting tools and product buying guide
. Full-size templates and comprehensive index

The entire family will love creating these marvelous, homemade crafts--and the warm and loving family traditions that you create at the same time.

My Review:
I am not Jewish, but I know books. And this 271-page hardbound book is a good idea! This impressive volume (8 1/2" x 10") is heavy with beautiful, sharp color photography by Jennifer Levy that follows the Jewish year. Each holiday begins its own chapter with an introduction, followed by crafts, and then recipes. Contents are: Product and Tool Guide, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot, Shabbat, For Every Day, Templates, Resources, and Index. Note: the templates are full-sized and detailed.

I can see this as a perfect gift for a bridal shower, a house warming, or for parents. It's a happy family book.

1 comment:

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Oh!!! I'm supposed to be receiving this book sometime soon, and I'm looking forward to reviewing it. It looks just wonderful, and like you, I am not Jewish, but growing up, my family chose to celebrate Passover in the traditional (or as traditional as we could get) manner. It was a great experience, and one that I plan to do with our family!

:) Wendi