Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fabulous New Craft Books

Last week when I was down town doing some boring errands I happened to pass my favourite book store and thought I would brighten my day by calling in to see what new craft books they had.

What a delightful surprise to find this one from Kelly Doust.

"The Crafty Minx" is about making gorgeous things from pre-loved, remnant and vintage items. It is written especially for non-crafters who are desperate to be more creative but need a little bit of help. Kelly Doust shares her practical tips to help make your own delectable crafts from discarded materials, and a positive impact on the environment in the process.

She has included over 75 projects which give traditional crafts a modern makeover - from brightly patterned summer beach bags and cotton apron tops to cosy lambs' wool throws and cashmere-covered hot water bottles, or a soft toy for a friend's new baby - I just love this book!

 Kelly shares her great vintage finds and new ways of looking at the treasures within our own homes, thrift stores and local flea markets, it reflects the huge cultural shift taking place right now towards recycling and buying locally.

Here's the link if you would like to find out more.

The Crafty Minx: Creative Recycling and Handmade Treasures

And I was even more delighted, upon further investigation, to learn that she has a book for kids as well.


 I just know my Miss 9 would love to get her hands on this one!

Click the link here if you would like more information.

Hope you enjoy!
Warmly Lenna


Sandi Butler said...

Yes, it is a wonderful book, I recently purchased one with a christmas book voucher I had.
I love the woolly patchwork throw she has made. I wonder where she has collected all those knitted jumpers from, I don't see anything like those at our local op-shop.

Bevy said...

I'm going to have check this book out. I love the bags hanging in the background of the front cover picture.

I'm growing quite the book list... to find & own. Thanks for sharing.



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