The Art of Handmade Living: Crafting a beautiful home by Willow CrossleyThe Art of Handmade Living: Crafting a beautiful home by Willow Crossley

The Art of Handmade Living: Crafting a beautiful home

byWillow Crossley

Paper over Board | August 16, 2012

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Willow casts her crafting style all around the house and beyond, making things you will want to keep for yourself, or reluctantly give away as presents. The first chapter, "To Decorate", includes floral napkin rings, seasonal wreaths, Christmas decorations, and vintage fabric bunting. "To Hang" shows how to fill printers' trays with your own treasures, make pictures from buttons, and create your own message board with fabulous ribbons. "To Nest" includes ideas for grainsack pillows, block print napkins, and heart-shaped lavender bags. In "To Wear", there are fabric-twisted bracelets, silk-trimmed straw hats, and simple linen aprons. "To Use" is a visual feast of candles made in vintage teacups, fabric-covered books, bath salts infused with lavender, and coat hangers decoupaged with fabric scraps. Having lived in France, Willow is greatly inspired by their vintage textiles, as well as their way of making life's necessities, such as a straw hat or bicycle basket, so effortlessly decorative. None of her ideas are difficult to make or demand serious sewing or crafting skills. The only requirements needed are patience, and the desire to find those raw materials that work their magic.

Willow Crossley has a background in design. After a degree in fashion journalism at the London University of the Arts, she worked on magazines before moving to the south of France. From here she began her online business Willow Rose Boutique, selling her word art designs, fabric-covered books, and bespoke jewellery. This is her first b...
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Title:The Art of Handmade Living: Crafting a beautiful homeFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:176 pages, 7.48 × 9.25 × 0.95 inPublished:August 16, 2012Publisher:Ryland Peters & SmallLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908170867

ISBN - 13:9781908170866

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