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Make Hey While the Sun Shines [Hardcover]

Pip Lincolne
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Nov 2011
The crafty Pip Lincolne is back with her third book of sweet and whimsical projects. In Make Hey While the Sun Shines, she shows you 20 gorgeous things to make whatever your craftiness! There are bike-seat covers made from vintage fabric, crocheted baubles to decorate your house (or car!), hand-printed gift bags and pretty decals to customise plates or mugs. More adventurous crafters might like to try the deer quilt (in either couch or cot size) or the handy bottle tote to store your drinks when you head out for the day. Making hey isn t just about sewing and craft though there are also 5 pull-out recipe cards with delicious goodies to take on a picnic or just enjoy at home. All of the projects have step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide you through, and with comprehensive sections on sewing, crochet and knitting basics, Make Hey While the Sun Shines is perfect for anyone who is interested in handmaking their own beautiful things.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books; Spi edition (1 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742701310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742701318
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.8 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pip Lincolne grew up in a DIY family. Her dad sewed her lovely dresses; her mum made her orange sorbet; her brother fashioned little houses for her dolls; her sister drew and her nanna knitted, sewed, baked ... you name it! Raised on such handmade fare, there was never any doubt that a crafty life lay ahead. Pip lives above her popular craft store Meet Me at Mike s, in Melbourne s Fitzroy, with her lovely family. Make Hey While the Sun Shines is her third book, following on from the success of Meet Me at Mike s and Sew La Tea Do.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed! 8 Nov 2011
I was expecting a book filled with crafts to do at home - like Pip's other books. I was really disappointed - it is mainly full of lovely photographs - lacks crafting content!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 15 April 2012
By Lupita
Pip's inviting and chatty style continues - it grabs you and involves you from the word go. The projects suit everyone from beginners to expert crafters and the photography and design is lovely. I love this book and use it regularly to make gifts for friends. I highly recommend it!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Banal, unoriginal and basic craft ideas 18 April 2012
The craft ideas don't measure up to the quality and originality available on craft blogs and through places like Flickr, Etsy, Ravelry etc. And other craft books.

It's a dandy package, pattern pieces and vintage-vibe book/page design/photography and golly-gosh breathlessly-girlish prose style. But it's like that's all trying to distract you from the craft designs.

I doubt I'll buy another in this series. I've been crafting since childhood, more expertly at some crafts than others and I've made nothing from any of these books, and have been exasperated more often than delighted.

If you've never done any craft, you may find these books fresh and new.

I was also hugely disappointed that the author recently asked her blog readers (hardly likely to be an 'unhappy' campers or an unbiased group), to add to the reviews here, as there were some 'unhappy' ones here. Poor form, IMHO. Thus the final choice of one star.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 3 Feb 2012
By Wendy B
This was a real disappointment, not a single craft idea in here inspired me to get making at all which is a first in a craft book!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A google search is cheaper 10 Dec 2011
I thought this would be on par with Pip Lincolne's first book, Meet Me at Mikes. But alas, no.
The projects are not as awe inspiring as I had hoped.
As a coffee table book it is well presented and the photography is quirky and fun.
But I didn't find any projects I immediately had to make, or couldn't find similar tutorials in blogland for free.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely! 15 April 2012
By Renee
This is my favourite of Pip Lincolne's craft books so far. The projects are pretty, fun and designed to be quick so you have more time to enjoy using your finished objects. There is a splash of summer lifestyle in here too, with recipes and suggestions for books, music and TV/movies. It is a beautifully designed book with photographs that will inspire you to get crafting and enjoy life!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
There are a lot of 'craft snobs' out there who think 'simple is not the genuine article' BUT, I like Pip Lincolne's great book as it aims to make craft what it should be - a lot of fun and encouraging to anyone who thinks they can't make things, but tempts them to try in a welcoming way so they can find they CAN make things. There should be more books from Pip Lincolne and there should be more people with Pip's attitude to craft. Go PIP
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
It was everything I had expected , my only criticism is the style of binding , its cute but doesnt seem to be very practical as the pages can tear
Published 7 months ago by Helen B
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
"interesting, lovely well put together pages, projects lacking anything super exciting" is how I would describe this book. Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2012 by Shogwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylistic Pip!
Lovely book, I love pips style. I give it the thumbs up anytime!!!! The pictures are lovely and many things you want to go and have a go at!
Published on 24 April 2012 by alison young
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired
I am such a HUGE fan of Pips books and sadly enough own all three. I love each and every one of them. Reading them is like sitting down and having a little chat with a friend. Read more
Published on 16 April 2012 by The Crafty Queen
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I'm sure I have one of the largest craft libraries around, and this is a new favourite! I love to be immersed in the whole nouveaux craft vibe and that's certainly true with Make... Read more
Published on 14 April 2012 by wimcee
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Cute Helpful Book For The Beginning Crafter or Vintage Lover
Do you know someone who is new to craft? Perhaps you know someone who might want to dip their toe in the creative waters, but isn't sure where to start? Read more
Published on 14 April 2012 by pip lincolne
4.0 out of 5 stars great projects for all round crafters
I love books that provide pattens in pockets and are spiral bound, so that they lie flat when you are crafting - and this book does both. Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2011 by K. Platt
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