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ISBN10: 0345518756
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Starr Reynolds, August 3, 2012 (view all comments by Starr Reynolds)
I was excited since the first moment I saw the title, and even more pleased as I ploughed through each valuable tidbit and useful tip, I was so eager that I read it too fast, and had to go back and read it more carefully! I was raised by my grandmother until I was ten and have seemed to forgotten many of these things she taught me because as I read this delightful book it’s bringing back all those happy and handy memories! It has everything that I need to know to maintain my own household - how to mix my own cleaning supplies to canning homemade strawberry jam, all in a clear simple format. I will always keep a copy on hand in my home as a reference guide and for my girls as they grow up. Also, I’m buying a copy for my friend who is getting married, and for my other friend who is trying to simplify her life. I recommend this book to ANYONE!
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Issy, April 7, 2010 (view all comments by Issy)
Wonderful book for our times. Everyone needs to remember that past generations got along just fine with a lot less than what we have now, and take for granted. Society doesn't have to be so disposable, and this book can help you see that.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345518750
Author:
Bried, Erin
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Erin Bried
Subject:
General
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Life skills
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / General
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 B/W ILLUS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.20x.65 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345518750 Reviews:
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Entertaining and informative about so much more than buttons! SELF magazine writer Erin Bried has put together a darling volume, gleaning knowledge from 10 "grandmothers," that includes instruction on how to fillet a fish, darn a sock, make dandelion wine, and much more.

"Review" by , "Thank goodness for grandmothers and thank goodness for Erin Bried, who compiled his compendium of useful, clever, need-to-know advice, wisdom and practical information. With this book, every woman will feel they are at their grandmother's knee, learning the most vital life skills any of us need to be smarter, happier and better people too. Happy reading!"
"Review" by , "A breezily useful guide to timeless home-ec skills."
"Review" by , "If you wish you could hem your pants without waiting for the tailor or unclog a drain without paying a plumber, you need to read How to Sew a Button...[it] might save you money, time, and lots of frustration."
"Review" by , "How to Sew a Button is a handy guide to running your household and, in many ways, your life."
"Review" by , "The perfect book for these hard economic times when money is tight, but ingenuity is plentiful...As comforting as a hand-sewn quilt, and filled with beguilingly retro illustrations, the tips are a snap, empowering, and fun...Bolstered with nostalgic charm, every page is filled with age-old wisdom for brand new do-it-yourself empowerment."
"Synopsis" by , Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button offers more than 100 step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining.
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