today i’m reviewing find & keep by beci orpin. i got this for christmas last year, and it still feels like a christmas present, even in the depths of summer. as you can see from the front cover, it’s a book that has ’26 projects to spark your imagination’. as well as projects that inspire you, i bet the photographs will too.
the book has a hard cover, and is a really nice size, not too big and not too small. the overall quality is fantastic as well as the subject matter and photography. if i was ever to make a book of my own, i hope it can only be half as wonderful as this.
the book is arranged well into various project types and has quite a variety of projects involving many different items, most of which can be found around the average home. this book is basically a crafting treasure trove! the instructions for the projects are easy to understand and there’s nothing in the book that’s too difficult or overly complicated.
as much as i love the subject matter of crafting and being creative, i have to admit what i love most about this book is the photography and the layout/styling of objects. it just speaks to me, you know? i’m assuming many of the bits scattered are beci’s things, and that just adds so much personality and life.
as if the book wasn’t good enough already, in the back of the book is a page of stickers! i don’t want to use them as they’re so cute and i love how they’re arranged. maybe i should make a scan of it so i can preserve it, then use the stickers. i love me some stickers. as well as that, throughout the book there are some more personal photos, which once again just adds (even more) personality to this fantastic book.
i highly recommend find & keep for any crafters out there, as well as anyone looking for colour and photo inspiration. it’s one of my favourite books, and i’m sure it will be for many others too.