Creative Reading – The Belle & Boo Book of Craft

Creative Reading – The Belle & Boo Book of Craft

Creative Reading – The Belle & Boo Book of Craft

July 31, 2013 | Reads | 3 Comments

Book Review – The Belle & Boo Book of Craft, illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe

The summer holidays are in full swing, what better time to pick out a magical and enchanting craft book that is packed with charming projects that will be adored by the Littles?

As an Auntie 14 times over (I know, that’s a pretty epic family, huh?) I’m always on the look-out for new ideas for the little people, because let’s face it, it’s a long time since I was small and it’s impossible to keep up with all the latest must-haves. So, creative treats are always a good place to start, and this book is just the inspiration I’ve been looking for.

With stylish photography and delightful illustrations, you’ll want to make each and every one of the innovative craft projects – from a little helper’s apron to a pullalong elephant and even lollipop soaps – these step-by-step projects will keep you crafting all summer long.

Opening this book takes you to the magical world of a little girl called Belle and her much-loved flopsy bunny Boo. Created by the endlessly talented British illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe, Belle and Boo spend their days playing in their treehouse, cloud-spotting from a hot-air balloon or riding a fairground carousel. So, it is no wonder that little girls just adore her and grown-up nostaliga junkies (like me) are fast fans!


The British lifestyle brand with a global fan base, Belle & Boo oozes all the British nostalgia that comes with traditional storytelling – one peek into this book and your heart will be won over. Not only that, there is a whole range of gift items, books, framed artwork, home wares and so much more available over on the Belle & Boo website – perfect for indulging your favourite little girl…or even yourself!

If you’ve got own little ‘Belle’ at home – check out my simple summer sundress over at The Sewing Directory this quick and easy stitching project is the ideal dress for summer fun!

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Win a copy of Belle & Boo!
Fancy getting your hands on this wonderful illustrated craft book, packed with ideas for you to make for the Littles this summer? Well folks, you’re in luck!

I have three copies of this excellent book up for grabs! Leave a comment below sharing the fun things you have planned for the summer, be sure to follow Made Peachy to see if you’ve won! (Offer to UK & Ireland entries only)

3 winners will be picked from the comments and posted on the 16th August – Good Luck!

The Belle & Boo Book of Craft, £14.99 (Quadrille) photography by Laura Edwards.



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    July 31, 2013

    Fab giveaway, would love to get my hands on a copy, the book looks beautiful. I always like lots of craft projects for the summer with my two children, I’ve got some sewing planned, both them helping me by designing something I can try and sew for them! They draw a picture and rummage through my stash to find some fabric to make it in. Hopefully I will do their designs justice, its lovely for them to see their designs come to life. Hopefully they will be doing some sewing and weaving themselves as well, so I’m on hand to get rid of those pesky nots!. I’ll try and get them to design a little picture, or their names and we can work out a template. It would good to get those framed and put into their bedrooms as a souvenir of the summer!

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    August 1, 2013

    We’re moving house next week and can’t wait to finally get a proper garden! Its going to have lots of space for grown ups and children so I’m hoping to make some teepees, throw cushions and even a hammock so we enjoy our new home in style! This book has been on my list as it has just the inspiration and how to to help create the look i’m picturing…

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    Sally Milner

    August 1, 2013

    Me and my little lady will be making the most of the sun with days out, picnics in the park and spending time with friends. We will also be doing lots of painting (Izzy’s absolute favourite, the messier the better), colouring and sticking. At only 18 months it would be lovely to own a book full of ideas to use over the years to come and pass on to any (fingers crossed) new additions to the family.

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