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Better than The Creative Family and that's Saying A lot!
on September 24, 2009
Handmade Home really couldn't have come out at a better time given the recession and everything. This book, Amanda's second, is going to appeal to a wider range of people because it isn't a "parenting" book. It's just as family-centred, but her projects will inspire everyone from older children, to teens, to college students working at making their parent's castoffs their own, to indy crafters, and well everyone trying to escape the big box retailers idea of "decor".
Amanda encourages using thrifted and repurposed materials, so you won't feel left out if you can't afford or find (as is often the case in small communities) the current vogue in fabric prints or fibres.
Really fabulous! If you aren't into enlarging pattern pieces, visit the book's website and you can print out full size pattern pieces from there.