… 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.