Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures, by Amanda Blake Soule
For many of us, our home is the centre of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams.
Handmade Home offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home, reflecting the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families.
Filled with thirty-three projects made by reusing and repurposing materials, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home. From picnic blankets made out of repurposed bed sheets to curtains made out of vintage handkerchiefs, these projects express the sense of making something new out of something old as a way to live a more financially pared-down and simple life; lessen our impact on the earth; connect to the past and preserve a more traditional way of life; and place value on the work of the hands.
Also included are projects that children can help with, allowing them to make their own special contribution to the family home.