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Cano-Murillo’s latest novel combines fresh repartee, folksy philosophy and a free-wheeling approach to fashion

Cano-Murillo’s latest novel combines fresh repartee, folksy philosophy and a free-wheeling approach to fashion

Phoenix’ own Kathy Cano-Murillo has brought her Crafty Chica brand to a national audience through her books, blogs and video classes. Her approach to handicrafts emphasizes the use of low-cost raw materials assembled with flamboyant Latina flair. More recently, Cano-Murillo’s surfeit of inventiveness has found an outlet in literature. 

The latest novel, Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing, is a jaunty, fast-paced narrative. The main characters are three strong-minded women whose lives intersect in a sewing class. In the process of challenging one another to pursue their most most cherished dreams, they tear away at one another’s delusions and secrets. It’s a wild ride for all concerned, but the subtext, as with all of the Crafty Chica’s creations, is fun. And, for a limited time, the book can be purchased for under $10.

Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing: ISBN 978-0-446-50923-7

Waking Up in the Land of Glitter: ISBN 978-0-466-50924-4

From Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, available in paperback or Kindle editions at craftychica.com, a website celebrating its 12-year anniversay! 

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This Article appears on the May 2013 issue of LPM under Vibe

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