Kathy Ross crafts
Ross' latest craft book Crafts for all Seasons is filled with fun activities that will
last the whole year.
Kathy, the author of many other popular children's craft books like Crafts from your
Favorite Bible Stories, is a life -long crafter and teacher, has written a beautiful and
section of her book contains crafts for each season. A sampling of the crafts
include Cotton Swab Pussy Willows and a cute Necktie Windsock for the Spring, Dandelion
Corsages and Bubble machines for the Summer,
Fall pins and Apple New Year Cards are perfect for the Fall, and finally a taste of
crafts for the Winter includes a delightful Snowman Pin and a Heart mail carrier for Valentine's Day.
In this one book, Crafts for all Seasons, you will have
fantastic crafts for every season. The kids will never be bored and neither will
you! Bravo for your book Kathy, I wish I was a kid again so I could sit around the house
and make ALL of your wonderful crafts!!
Your latest book Crafts For All Seasons is packed with so many great crafts.
I love the way you index or list the crafts on a separate page right before the
"Season" starts. Also the binding of this book is terrific- large spiral
bound. The book is easy to use and so reader and "crafter" friendly- I can
see that kids will LOVE this book : ). What made you decide too lay out your book in
This book is what is called a bindup. It is part of the four book seasons series
bound together. I love getting to the bindup point! They are all done in spiral binding
which is wonderful to use. It is such a plus when you are trying to keep the book open to
a certain project. This binding is usually used on the larger books only because of the
cost factor. I leave the format of my books to the experts at Millbrook Press. I always
have a chance to review the decisions and give my thoughts, but I consistently love what
is decided. I think they have done an incredible job of making my books
I notice that you work with an illustrator Vicky Enright- the pictures
really add to the book. You have pictures that accompany every step of each craft
and then you have a finished craft picture- terrific! How did you meet Vicky and how
do you two work together to make such a gorgeous book?
Vicky Enright is one of several illustrators doing my books. I always find her
illustrations adorable. They are so appealing I want to crawl right in to the picture.
Everything looks so FUN! Again, Millbrook is the source of all my illustrators. I have
some I use regularly, as soon as they are available to take on another book. I know each
style and if it matches the series I'm working on. As new illustrators are added, it is
decided through work samples that have been submitted. Again, I have input, but Millbrook
has done the work of finding two or three people with a style to match the topic. That is
the point where I enter the discussion. I have two books with new illustrators at the
moment so I'm very anxious to see the sketches of what they have in mind for the books. I
am rarely disappointed. I have talked to Vicky on the telephone often, but, as is
frequently the case with authors and illustrators, we have never meant. One of my new
illustrators lives in England so communication is by email.
Putting a series of books in a bindup enables it to reach a
much larger group of people. I'm always thrilled when a series merits doing this. I hope
all my young friends who discover the seasons crafts through this book have as much fun
doing the crafts as I did!
from this book,
"Crafts for All Seasons"
Soft Sculpture Pumpkin
This easy and charming
craft is really a wonderful gift for any and all of the goblins in your life. We have
created a wonderful gift tag that you can easily download and attach to your mug to make
this a special gift. The tag has an adorable picture and inside we have written a
poem especially dedicated to the treats of Halloween. This can be given as an inexpensive
and fun favor for a Halloween party, a gift for a favorite relative and friend and a
wonderful Halloween centerpiece. You'll want to make them for your kids.
a lovely pumpkin from old panty hose
excerted from"Crafts for All Seasons"
by Kathy Ross
This is a lovely pumpkin
craft comes from Kathy Ross' book, "Crafts for all Seasons" that you can make
out of old pantyhose and some fiberfill.
You can make it as a nice fall craft or you can modify it for Halloween by adding a face.