Friday, March 4, 2016

New Crochet Crafting Kits From Thunder Bay Books Featuring Disney's Frozen & Princesses

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!

Thunder Bay Press has been publishing large coffee table–style reference books for more than 20 years. Ideal for gift giving, there is something for everyone with books on arts, crafts, pets, cooking, travel, culture, religion, transportation, and nature. More recently, Thunder Bay began releasing an impressive array of fun, interactive titles on such subjects as origami, art studio, crochet, cooking, and crafts.

Do you want to crochet a snowman? How about Elsa and Anna, too? Let it go and create all twelve cuddly characters from the Frozen tundra! All the materials you need to create Elsa and Anna are included, and your creativity is sure to snowball from there. The Queen of Cold and all her friends will make great gifts, or adorable additions to your own collection. 

Over all the directions were clear cut and straight forward with this Frozen crochet set. Frozen is so big and I've made many hats and such for customers from my crochet business so I was thrilled at the chance to learn to make the characters as well! Having everything in the kit to make Elsa and Anna, I got right to work. As you can see above, the dolls over all came out very similar to how the examples appear, but I did however have some issues with Anna. I some how ran out of yarn in the kit when I was almost done and had to match up some I had to finish her. I also added just a little bit more to their smiles since it was a straight across stitch and make them look mad, hehe. 

Create 12 of Disney's most enchanting characters with the Disney Princess Crochet Kit! A full-color, 76-page instruction book with detailed patterns and colorful photos will guide you from "once upon a time" to "happily ever after" using your yarn and hook. To start you off, the kit includes all the materials needed to create Cinderella and Ariel. I really liked this kit because they were both so fast to get together. I don't know if I've just upped my crochet game or this is the easiest kit yet, but these two were fun to make. I especially love Ariel's hair and how everything fit easily in to place when it came time to sew all the pieces of Cinderella together. 

Overall, these kits are just as fun as the Thunder Bay Kits I reviewed back in August. You can find these kits, along with the ones I reviewed in the past, on the Thunder Bay Press website. Each kit retails for $24.95 and comes with a couple things to get you started. Whether you're just learning to crochet or are a seasoned veteran, these kits would be a great gift for just about anyone because the clear directions.