SMP Craft
26 Apr

Happy Pubday! MOMMY DRINKS BECAUSE YOU CRY: A Sarcastic Coloring Book

The absolute perfect gift for Mother’s Day!

Mommy Drinks Because You Cry is the adult coloring book for the delightfully impolite. This collection of beautiful designs and fun illustrations is paired with the very best of all our worst thoughts, from “I child-proofed the house, but they still get in,” to “Home is where the Vodka is.”

Each hilariously captioned design is printed on sturdy tear-out pages perfect for amusing decoration or passive-aggressive gift-giving. When you want to unwind with coloring but aren’t in the mood to embrace sunshine and daisies, Mommy Drinks Because You Cry is the perfect adult coloring book to let you speak your native sarcasm!

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17 Nov

Happy Pub Day! A VERY NEW YORK CHRISTMAS

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in the Big Apple all year round, but those of us who do will tell you there’s no better time to visit than during the holiday season. Lights are lit, bells get janglin’, and colorful decorations go up on all corners of the city–from the South Street Seaport to Central Park to Rockefeller Center, New York becomes a feast for anyone’s eyes, tourists and residents alike.

Today we’re proud to publish the second edition of A Very New York Christmas by Michael Storrings, award-winning designer, illustrator, and art director extraordinaire! This gorgeous, giftable collection captures the magical landscape and excitement of the holiday season in dozens of watercolors, including famous traditions like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Angel Tree, plus less well-known imagery like the Christmas lights in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Holiday Train show at The New York Botanical Garden. These unique illustrations are sure to inspire you, either to visit NYC during the magic of Christmastime, or to paint your very own version of it!

Now, this brand-new edition includes four pages of full-color removable ornaments you can hang anywhere you like to get into the Christmas spirit. Since 2003, Storrings’s watercolors have been turned into bestselling ornaments that have a worldwide fan base and sell out in stores such as Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Including a delightful foreword from actor Cynthia Nixon, this jewel-like book combines festive quotations from literature and popular culture with Storrings’s charming watercolors of forty cherished New York holiday scenes, making this a perfect gift and yuletide keepsake.

Order your copy today!

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3 Nov

Happy Pub Day! ZENDOODLE KEEP MERRY AND COLOR ON

It’s 72 degrees here in New York and it’s November! Decidedly un-Fall-like, to be sure, but that won’t stop us from ushering in the holiday season. And what better way to do it than with a brand-new Christmas-themed coloring book from our smash-hit Zendoodle series?!

Keep Merry and Color On: 75 Yuletide Designs is a joy-filled collection of Christmas designs, from beautiful winter collages and jingle bells, to Santas and festive holly. Pages from KeepMerryColorOn_interior_Bang-2 All 75 magical illustrations in this adult coloring book are printed on durable, perforated pages ideal for Christmas cards, decorations, gifts, and framing. Pages from KeepMerryColorOn_interior_Bang

There’s something in here for everyone: best friends, teachers, dog-walkers, baristas, grandmas–even your hipster niece who doesn’t like anything (she’ll love this stoic but well-dressed reindeer). Pages from KeepMerryColorOn_interior_Bang-4

Get in the spirit of the season through the relaxing pastime of coloring, and bring delight to others with this gift that keeps on giving!

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Buy your copy today!

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1 Jan

Happy New Year!

By now, the sun has risen in at least every country in the world once and we are truly in 2015. Happy New Year, dear readers! Here’s to a magical 2015 full of happiness, success and more books!

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Happy New Year from the SMP Craft team, readers!

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15 Dec

SMP Craft Sweepstakes: The Knitting Encyclopedia by Claire Montgomerie

I had quite the holiday shopping list this season: my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law, my roommate, my co-workers, and of course you crafters! Well, I haven’t had much luck with the others on my list but I think you’re going to like what I picked out for you guys: The Knitting Encyclopedia!

Enter HERE for a chance to win The Knitting Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for All Knitters by Claire Montgomerie.

encyclopediaThe Knitting Encyclopedia is the perfect guide for any knitter. Claire Montgomerie covers all the techniques needed to learn to knit and beyond. She shows you what materials and equipment work best from types of needles to stitch holders. She also walks you through the basics of casting on and off while sharing intermediate techniques of making patterned stitches using knit and purl combinations. And for the true knitting master ready for a challenge, Claire explains how to adapt patterns to make your own projects.

 

Claire also includes a comprehensive stitch directory grouped into numerous sections such as lightweights and heavyweight stitches, colorwork, and even a whole section dedicated to lace. The pattern section provides 30 stunning projects to make with detailed instructions perfect for any level of knitter. The beautiful 500 color photographs throughout ensure this will be user-friendly resource that you’ll turn to again and again.

Can’t wait? Order now from your favorite bookseller!

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New in December & January!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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