Following the success of The Homemade Home, Sania Pell now turns her attention to a younger audience, creating a stylish, innovative, contemporary and child-friendly collection of 50 projects for parents to make with and for their offspring. There are ideas for decorating the nursery and children s bedrooms, with great storage tricks, display ideas, and decorations ranging from a nautical-themed bed throw to a banner embellished with silk flowers. When it s playtime, choose from making planes from balsa wood, sewing simple yet fun costumes, or creating a fabulous play boat from a metal bath tub and a canvas sail. There are suggestions for the garden too, including a waterproof picnic rug and a play tent which utilises the washing line rather than cumbersome tent poles. There are even quick ways to customise children s highstreet clothing by adding collars, applique and buttons. If you can thread a needle, hold a paintbrush or wield a glue gun, you will find this book packed with inspirational ideas.
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"There is nothing like the feeling you get when someone says how lovely something is that you are wearing, have in your home, or have given as a gift and you can reply, "I made it." From the The Homemade Home by Sania Pell
Sania Pell is an author, interiors stylist and designer from London. She is known for her creative input and bringing a unique, handmade aspect to her photographic shoots for publications including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday. Sania has a degree in textile design from Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating, she worked for one of London's top textile design studios for seven years, producing designs using materials such as paint, ink, collage and embroidery for both fashion and furnishing. Her designs were purchased by companies such as Armani, Monsoon, Laura Ashley, Gap and Marks & Spencer. She then retrained as a stylist, working on photo stories for numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as for commercial clients. Sania lives in London with her husband and two young children.
"The simple but stunning projects from Sania Pell's new book, The Homemade Home, had us reaching for our craft baskets." Emma Dublin, Editor, Good Homes magazine (UK), May 2010
"Sania Pell's book is about cheap chic but her work doesn't look remotely cheap! It's perfect for anyone who likes a "crafty" home filled with individual items." Scottish Sunday Mail, Sept 2010
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