by Alexis, March 3, 2009 5:36 PM
In economic depressions, we tend to spend more time at home with our families, finding entertainment in the things around us. Amanda Blake Soule lays out many art and craft projects for parents and kids that highlight using and appreciating what you have, in addition to honoring the time we have with our children. Her parenting philosophy is Waldorf-inspired, very down-to-earth and earth-friendly. She's even inspired this un-crafty new mom to take up embroidery and quilting — and I'm really enjoying them. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book, Handmade Home, due out in August 2009.