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Handmade Home is my favorite craft book of the year! Amanda Blake Soule doesn't just want you to get crafty, she wants you to think differently about the objects in your life. Soule's projects are no-fuss but classy, always incorporating reusable and found materials. An added bonus: Soule contributes her own photographs which lend the book more sincerity, intimacy, and charm than other craft books.
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Handmade Home offers 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 materials — from vintage feedsacks to old sheets and towels — and 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 life — and a home — full 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 child — refuge from the world and a place to lay their head next to a parent's 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.

Synopsis:

Filled with 33 projects made by reusing and repurposing materials — from vintage feedsacks to old sheets and towels — and including some projects that children can help with, this book offers practical items that can be used in the home.

Synopsis:

For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children.

In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog SouleMama.com, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families. As Amanda writes in the introduction, “As a crafter, I’m always looking for the next thing I want to make. As a mama, I’m always looking for the next thing we need—to do, to have, to use—as a family. The coming together of these parts is where the heart of Handmade Home lies.”

Filled with thirty-three projects made by reusing and repurposing materials, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home. From picnic blankets made out of repurposed bed sheets to curtains made out of vintage handkerchiefs, these projects express the sense of making something new out of something old as a way to live a more financially pared-down and simple life; lessen our impact on the earth; connect to the past and preserve a more traditional way of life; and place value on the work of the hands. Also included are projects that children can help with, allowing them to make their own special contribution to the family home.

More than just a collection of projects for handmade items, this book offers the tools to create a life—and home—full 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 child—refuge from the world and a place to lay their head next to a parent’s 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

 

About the Author

Amanda Blake Soule is the creator of the popular blog www.SouleMama.com. Amanda spends her days with her four young children—making things, thrifting, exploring and being inspired by their coastal Maine surroundings. Learn more about her and find her blog at www.amandasoule.com.

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Brooke Myers, February 19, 2010 (view all comments by Brooke Myers)
If Apartment Therapy is bookemarked on your computer, and you actually think some of Martha Stewart's craft projects are pretty cool, just can't quite follow her cryptic instructions, Handmade Home will be a treasure to you. The suggestions and projects are practical, logical and unintimidating, but the results look like they could have been purchase at a cute shop or on etsy rather than made by you. I always prefer things I make to blend into my house rather than jump out at me and say "project." Handmade Home is a good guide for making things you would actually buy if you saw them in a store.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590305959
Author:
Soule, Amanda Blake
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Decorating - Upholstery/Fabrics
Subject:
Crafts-Furniture Repair Refinishing and Upholstery
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR W/PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.16x8.34x.59 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Handmade Home is my favorite craft book of the year! Amanda Blake Soule doesn't just want you to get crafty, she wants you to think differently about the objects in your life. Soule's projects are no-fuss but classy, always incorporating reusable and found materials. An added bonus: Soule contributes her own photographs which lend the book more sincerity, intimacy, and charm than other craft books.

"Synopsis" by , Filled with 33 projects made by reusing and repurposing materials — from vintage feedsacks to old sheets and towels — and including some projects that children can help with, this book offers practical items that can be used in the home.
"Synopsis" by , For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children.

In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog SouleMama.com, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families. As Amanda writes in the introduction, “As a crafter, I’m always looking for the next thing I want to make. As a mama, I’m always looking for the next thing we need—to do, to have, to use—as a family. The coming together of these parts is where the heart of Handmade Home lies.”

Filled with thirty-three projects made by reusing and repurposing materials, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home. From picnic blankets made out of repurposed bed sheets to curtains made out of vintage handkerchiefs, these projects express the sense of making something new out of something old as a way to live a more financially pared-down and simple life; lessen our impact on the earth; connect to the past and preserve a more traditional way of life; and place value on the work of the hands. Also included are projects that children can help with, allowing them to make their own special contribution to the family home.

More than just a collection of projects for handmade items, this book offers the tools to create a life—and home—full 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 child—refuge from the world and a place to lay their head next to a parent’s 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

 

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