Handmade Home

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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-08-11
  • Publisher: Roost Books
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Handmade Homeoffers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today's families. Filled with thirty-three projects made by reusing and repurposing materialsfrom vintage feedsacks to old sheets and towelsand including some projects that children can help with, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home. Amanda Soule does much more than simply present a collection of handmade items; she reveals crafting as a lifestyle based on the principles of consuming less and reusing more, appreciating the earth, and connecting to our families. This is a craft book that gives you the tools for creating a lifeand a homefull of beauty, integrity, and joy. Projects include: Papa's Healing Cozy: This hot water bottle cover becomes a simple way to offer comfort to a sick child Baby Sling: A simple pattern for an object that offers so much to a small childrefuge from the world and a place to lay their head next to a parent' heart Beach Blanket To-Go: Repurpose old sheets to create the perfect picnic blanket for special outdoor meals Cozy Wall Pockets: A creative solution for storing a child's small treasures.

Author Biography

Amanda Blake Soule is the author of The Creative Family and of the popular blog www.soulemama.com, where she writes about creative family living. She also designs and sells vintage-inspired handmade items both online and in local shops near her home. Soule studied English and Women’s Studies at the University of Maine and worked for several years as an editor at an interactive advertising agency before starting her family. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Steve, and three young children, Calvin, Ezra, and Adelaide.

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