Holiday Fun
Painting Christmas Gourds

This wonderful book is Sammie Crawford's most recent publication. Create your own Christmas ornaments and decorations with these techniques for painting gourds. Learn from step-by-step photos and instructions with tips for selecting the right gourd, paints and brushes.  138 color photographs for 11 projects show ornaments, including a Lifesaver tree, a Nutcracker King and a Peppermint Santa. The gallery of completed projects will inspire your own ideas for holiday decorating.
    Gourd Fun for Everyone

Transform gourds of every shape and size into clever creatures, silly and wise. Decorations, large and small, or holiday crafts - this book has 'em all!  Discover a world of enchantment and creative possibilities.  It's fun - whether you create a frog prince, a snowman, a lighthouse, or a bow-legged cowboy, you'll be smiling from start to finish. There are 19 detailed projects, including 8 step-by-step projects to show you how.  These examples will  inspire your own ideas of what a gourd can be.
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Have fun with a variety of original designs in these books.
And remember:
The road to happiness is paved with
GOURD INTENTIONS! 
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Creating Gourd Birds
with the Fairy Gourdmother®

The Fairy Gourdmother returns with another brilliant step-by-step guide to crafting with
gourds, and this time it's for the birdsl Follow along as she walks you through building
and decorating twelve feathered friends, from the austere Edgar Allen Crow to a super cute pop-up birdie toy. You will learn practical assembly skills and excellent painting techniques so you can adorn your creations with life-like details. Each project comes complete with a detailed supply list, color palette, step-by-step instructions with photos, and a pattern. In addition, the guide offers resources and helpful tips. Ideal for gourders of all ages, this latest how-to is sure to help your gourding skills take flight.
Building Gourd Birdhouses
with the Fairy Gourdmother®

Offer your feathered neighbors a handcrafted home. This detailed project book for making and decorating gourd birdhouses and feeders is complete with patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and step-by-step directions for each project. The Fairy Gourdmother® walks you through creating ten birdhouses and feeders decorated in brilliant colors. From a charming hacienda birdhouse to a wall-mounted house in the shape of a wide-brimmed hat to a delightfully sarcastic hanging cat's head  birdhouse, birds will flock to nest in your creative backyard subdivisions. Ideal for the aspiring gourd crafter, this how-to book has nearly 140 images and patterns with helpful painting, assembly, and gourd selection tips.
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Making Gourd Bowls
with the Fairy Gourdmother®

Create bowls for holding candy, knick-knacks, or just to add a bit of color to any room.  This new gourd craft book is complete with patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and tips for preparing the gourd.  With step-by-step directions for each project, create eight bowls decorated in brilliant colors.  From a ghastly witch to laughing clowns, Christmas ornaments to Easter eggs, and hearts to seashells, these bowls will be a great addition to your everyday decor or holiday decorations.  Ideal for the aspiring gourd crafter, this how-to book has nearly 140 images and patterns, plus a gallery of other bowls to inspire your own creative ideas.  
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Time for Gourds
8 Clock Projects

If you've got the time, then this new gourd craft book is perfect for you.  These clock projects will make ideal accessories to your decor or gift to family members and friends.  With 199 color images, The Fairy Gourdmother®
provides patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and tips for preparing the gourd.  With step-by-step directions for each project, create eight clocks, decorated in brilliant colors.  Themes inlcude cats, zebras, the seashore, Christmas,  and many more.  This latest how-to book is perfect for gourd crafters and woodworkers of all levels.  A gallery of completed clocks will inspire your own creative ideas.   
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Painting Gourds
with the Fairy Gourdmother®

Sammie Crawford, The Fairy Gourdmother®,
provides patterns, color palettes, supply lists, and step-by-step instructions for painting and beautifully decorating a gourd snowman, witch-in-training, baby chimp, wall pocket, Christmas oil lamp, and a magi.  Whether you're looking to make a great gift for family and friends or take up a new hobby, this how-to-book is perfect for gourd crafters and woodworkers just starting out.  A gallery of completed works will inspire your own creative ideas.  

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Decorating Chairs

Not sure what to do with that old, dilapidated chair that has been sitting in your garage or down in your basement?  In this new DIY book, master painter Sammie Crawford takes you through, step-by-step, seven chair-painting projects:  the rose, sunflower, tiger lily, frog, butterfly, rooster, and, just in time for Christmas, the Santa chair.  With color photographs and patterns, as well as lists of supplies and color palettes provided, use this book to follow along with the projects or gain inspiration for your own creative ideas.  This book is perfect for painters of all skill levels.


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New for 2016!
NEW BOOK FOR 2016! How to create a wall pocket with gourds. Order your today!
NEW BOOK FOR 2016!
Have a gift idea? Want to do something special for a child but you didn't know where to start? Here is the book for you!