This beautiful book is a real gem, as it brings out your creativity and imagination with its remarkable crafting ideas, which are perfect for any fan of handmade. As a fan of Etsy and reading craft blogs, to visiting the Clothes Show Live in the UK every year I was so excited when I opened each page to find new, fresh and fantastic original ideas that cannot fail in blowing you away. Whether you are new to making things or are a devotee of all things handmade and unique, then this book I guarantee you will absolutely love. From adding that vintage, exclusive touch to a piece of clothing that will jazz it up and bring it bang on trend, to beading and tea parties with a difference each idea is like nothing I have ever encountered before. Covering all kinds of techniques from appliqué, to beading and sewing this book contains simple crafts such as handkerchiefs, straightforward cross-stitching to more complex designs for vintage jewelry and bracelets which will be the envy of all your friends! Alongside the quirky there are useful and traditional crafts that one can use all year round such as card making (for Christmas or birthdays), tea towels with a twist, and those home comforts like cushions and the hot water bottle in a fabulous design that is sure to warm your heart. Plus, what I loved most about this book is the section dedicated to book lovers and avid readers, with ingenious craft ideas that you will totally love for they are just inspired.
This book covers everything that you would ever want to make, from great gift ideas that you cannot find in the shops (and which you can tailor to your friend's personal taste), to those essential items for the house such as soft furnishings and kitchen items. Decorative items that will add a touch of sparkle and individuality to your home, to beautiful jewelry, brilliant bags and other accessories that will be the envy of your friends. Adding a touch of vintage and pizzazz to your wardrobe has never been so easy; with the easy-to-follow instructions on how to make each item that even a beginner to crafting could follow and understand. As a huge fan of television programmes such as `Kirstie's Homemade Home' and as someone who regularly makes do and mends her clothes and other personal belongings, hence this book is not only useful and fun but it re-ignites that passion within us for the distinctive and unique.
*I won this book as a giveaway on `So, Zo...what do you know?' Sewing sustainably with style' blog*