Cottagecore Galore by Katie Vas

128 pages

publishes April 19th, 2022

Curl up by the fire or settle down at a picnic and enjoy coloring these delightfully cozy pages in Katie Vaz’s cottagecore coloring book.

From strawberries to mushrooms, pies to quilt patterns, the world of cottagecore celebrates all this cozy and tranquil. Cottagecore is an aesthetic that imagines life in a cottage in the countryside, enjoying nature, baking, floral prints, flowy dresses, animals, and more. Successful writer and illustrator Katie Vaz has illustrated both classic cottagecore scenes in nature and at home, along with patterns of cottagecore icons. Flip through the pages and color lovely scenes of cottage life to your heart’s content, in

Cottagecore Galore.

Okay, it is a little weird to give a review of a coloring book that you can’t print out. This was provided to me at no cost by NetGalley, and at no point during my review process did I color any of these pages. I think the best way to do this review is going to be to list all of the types of coloring pages in this book, and add my notes if I have any.

1. There’s an “about this book” page, which is very cozy, with a colorable-border around it. Rating: Cozy

2. This is a cupcake pattern spread with little flowers on top of the cupcakes. Rating: Too repetitive

3. This is a coloring page of a pie on a table cloth with a recipe box and a little bowl of strawberries. Rating: Cozy

4. This is a page of a cat resting in a window seat. Rating: Cozy

5. This is a pattern of mushrooms and leaves. Rating: Foresty

6. This is a repeating pattern of just strawberries. Rating: Boring

7. This is a repeating pattern of bees and thistles. Rating: Boring

8. This is a spray of flowers up against a fence. Rating: Springtime

9. This is a repeating pattern of teacups with floral designs on them. Rating: Teatime

10. This is a bowl of cherries. Rating: Boring

11. This is a confusing spray of tiny flowers. Rating: Confusing

12. This is a bunch of cookies with flowers on them laid out on a baking tray. Rating: Confusing

13. This is a page of overlapping butterflies. Rating: Confusing, boring?

14. This is a bunch of different types of bread! Rating: Cozy

15. This is hanging herbs from a wall. Rating: Confusing

16. This is a bunch of different types of jam. Rating: Cozy

17. These are dishes on a shelf! Rating: Cozy

18. These are cinnamon rolls in a dish! Rating: Cozy

19. These are a bunch of bachelor’s button seed packets and flowers. Rating: Confusing

20. This is a repeating pattern of daisies. Rating: Boring

21. This is a bunch of teapots in different patterns. Some of the teapots repeat. Rating: Cozy, but I would be bored by coloring the same teapot more than once.

22. This is ladybugs on leaves. Rating: I don’t like bugs :/

23. This is two sunflowers. Rating: Boring

24. This is a leading path to the woods, complete with mushrooms. Rating: Cozy

25. This is a bunch of watering cans in different patterns, but some of the watering can patterns repeat. Rating: Boring, we already did the teapots in these patterns

26. This is a page of poppies. Rating: Boring, but possibly relaxing

27. This is a stack of cozy cottagecore books. Their titles are GUIDE TO WILDFLOWERS, BACKYARD BIRDS, NATURE REMEDIES, CANNING & PRESERVING, HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH, FOREST FORAGING, ORGANIC GARDENS, and FLORAL EMBROIDERY. Rating: Cozy

28. This is a repeating pattern of books with flowers and mushrooms on them. There are also glasses thrown in for good measure. Rating: Cozy

29. This is a repeating pattern of leaves and acorns. Rating: Boring, but also cozy.

30. This is a pattern of pennants. Rating: Boring

31. This is fir leaves. I would find these too difficult to color. Rating: Confusing, difficult

32. This is baby’s breath inside a patterned vase. Rating: Confusing

33. This is flowers that I forget the name of. Rating:Springtime

34. This is a repeating pattern of teapots and teabags! Rating: Cozy

35. This is my favorite page in th ebook, it’s a bunch of tea tins. Rating: Cozy

36. This is a floral pattern of overlapping flower. Rating: Confusing

37. This is a different floral pattern of overlapping flowers. It’s slightly better. Rating: Slightly better

38. This is yarn with needles stuck through them! Rating: Cozy

39. This is a page of started knitting projects! Rating: Cozy

40. This is a book full of flowers that are about to be pressed. Rating: Cozy

41. This is a little house built into a tree. Rating: Cozy

42. This is a repeating pattern of roses. Rating: Boring

43. This is a repeating pattern of toads and toadstools. Rating: I really want to like this, but I don’t.

44. This is a plat of jam tarts. Rating: Cozy

45. This is a repeating pattern of snails and flowers. Rating: Boring

46. This is a repeating pattern of sprigs of blueberries. Rating: Cozy

47. This is a weird repeating pattern of flowers. Rating: Boring

48. This is a repeating pattern of wooden spoons and spatulas. Some of the physics on these don’t seem to be correct. Rating: Confusing

49. This is a cake with a lot of flowers on it. It reminds me of THE ONES WE BURN. Rating: Sad

50. This is a bunch of skinny thistles. Rating: Boring

51. This is a coffee grinder, a muffin, a mug, and a pitcher. Rating: Cozy

52. This is a confusing floral pattern. Rating: Confusing

53. This is a basket full of poppies. Rating: Cozy?

54. This is a wreathe of flowers. It looks kind of lonely. Rating: Lonely

55. This is a bucket full of flowers and vines. Rating: Confusing

56. This is a pitcher of lemonade and two jars of lemonade! Rating: Cozy

57. This is a repeating pattern of lemons. Rating: Cozy

58. This is a picnic basket all ready to go! Rating: Cozy

59. This is a repeating pattern of sunflowers, but they have no stems? Rating: Boring

60. This is a repeating pattern of very teeny tiny flowers. Rating: Boring

61. This is a repeating pattern of raspberries. Rating: Boring

62. This is a basket of donuts with… flowers on them? Rating: Unrealistic, not edible

63. This is a repeating pattern of peaches. Rating: Boring

64. This is a repeating pattern of bunnies in some flowers. Rating: Cozy

65. This is a repeating pattern of flowers on steps. Rating: Boring

66. This is a sign post in an apple orchard. There are also apples. Rating: Cozy

67. This is a repeating pattern of pies and apples. Rating: Cozy

68. This is a repeating pattern of carrots. Rating: Boring

69. This is a repeating pattern of an assortment of flowers. Rating: Boring

70. This is a repeating pattern of martini glasses and mint leaves. Rating: Boring

71. This is a page about an herb garden. Rating: Cozy

72. This is a picture of some daffodills! Rating: Cozy

73. This is a repeating pattern of baskets full of various flowers and fruits. Rating: Cozy

74. This is a picture of a cat in a field of flowers. Rating: Cozy

75. This is a bird in a birdhouse. Rating: Cozy

76. This is a repeating pattern of various types of honey in jars. Rating: Cozy

77. This is a repeating pattern of pancakes, pitchers with mushroom decorations, and maple syrup jars. Rating: Cozy

78. Thisis a table with pancakes, pumpkin, tea pot, and a mug on it. Rating: Cozy

79. This is a repeating pattern of mushrooms and flowers. Rating: Cozy

80. This is some candles, a book, and a plate of cookies looking out a window. Rating: Cozy

81. This is a fireplace and a chair in front of the fireplace. Rating: Cozy

82. This is a spray of flowers inside of a mason jar. Rating: Cozy

83. This is a repeating pattern of taper candles in candleholders. Rating: Cozy

84. This is a woodburning fire stove. A cat naps nearby. There is a pair of slippers nearby. Rating: Cozy

85. This is a repeating pattern of small flowers. Rating: Cozy

86. This is a repeating pattern of clothes, including wicker bags, large sunhats, and boots. Rating: Boring

87. This is a confusing spray of flowers. Rating: Confusing

88. This is a repeating pattern of necklaces with lockets. Rating: Cozy

89. This is three firefly jars hanging on some trees. Rating: Cozy

90. This is a flowerbox by a window. Rating: Cozy

91. This is an illustration of mushroom embroidery. Rating: Cozy

92. This is a repeating pattern of sewing scissors and thread. Rating: Cozy

93. This is a confusing repeating pattern of lime wedges and pine and cinnamon? Rating: Confusing

94. THis is a repeating pattern of paintings hung up on a wall. Rating: Cozy

95. This is a repeating pattern of lilacs? Honeydew? Rating: Confusing

96. This is a repeating pattern of pinecones. Rating: Sad

97. This is a repeating pattern of bows. Rating: Confusing

98. This is someone doing a watercolor painting in the field. Rating: Cozy

99. This is a repeating pattern of calligraphy ink and accessories. Rating: Cozy

100. This is stationary for writing a letter! Rating: Cozy

101. This is a bunch of fir leaves. Rating: Confusing

102. This is a repeating pattern of seed packets. Rating: Cozy

103. This is a repeating pattern of lots of tiny flowers. Rating: Cozy

104. This is a big bread in a pot. Rating: Cozy

105. This is a repeating pattern of toast and buckwheat honey and maybe capers on toast.. Rating: Cozy

106. This is a repeating pattern of patterned dresses. Rating: Confusing

107. This is a hobbit hole door! Rating: Cozy

108. This is a repeating pattern of zinnias. Rating: Cozy

109. This is a spray of flowers. Rating: Cozy

110. These are some birds sitting amongst some flowers. Rating: Cozy

111. This is a repeating pattern of beets. Rating: Cozy

112. This is a basket of tomatoes. Rating: Cozy

113. This is a repeating pattern of little houses in the woods. Rating: Cozy

114. This is a repeating pattern of flowers in jars with corks. Rating: Cozy

115. These are spices on a shelf. Rating: Cozy

116. THis is an owl. Rating: Cozy

117. This is a sewing machine, sewing something together. Rating: Cozy

118. This is a little mushroom house living on top of a teapot. Rating: Cozy

119. This is a clothesline with clothes drying on it. Rating: Cozy

120. This is a repeating pattern of deer and flowers. Rating: Cozy

121. This is a bed with a cat sleeping on top. The bedspread is very busy. Rating: Cozy

122. This is a repeating pattern of lanterns. Rating: cozy

123. This is a wicker basket on a bench. Rating: Cozy

124. This is an archway covered in flowers. Rating: Cozy

125. This is a repeating pattern of chickens and eggs. Rating: Cozy

126. This is a repeating pattern of flowers and keys. Rating: Cozy

Final countdown:

28 repeating patterns

80 pages that I would like to color – out of 126, that’s pretty good! Four stars.

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