You Are Awesome

3 Nov

… why thank you!

This little book by Abbey Hendrickson contains “21 crafts to make you happy” and it certainly made me smile.

First mention must go to the design- it’s a sweet size, with unusual board covers and a colour scheme of bright neon orange.

There are 21 projects, each with pretty photographs and illustrations. I particularly liked this idea for decorating shop-bought birds and fixing them to branches:

Plus these geometric ornaments made from wooden building blocks are a treat:

And this clothes-pin skier is fun as a kids’ project:

There are lots of new ideas to try, and it definitely made me want to have a go at making things out of wood (the bookends painted with botanical designs are particularly cute); something I haven’t done since the ill-starred “pencil holder” at school.

Do you like making things out of wood? Do you own tools, have a work bench? I’d love to know.

Thanks to Cicada Books for the review copy, and also check out Abbey’s lovely blog Aesthetic Outburst.

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One Response to “You Are Awesome”

  1. mandymunroe May 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I love wood almost as much as fabric. No tools, I’d love an electric sander to help me rescue and upcycle more furniture.

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