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Handmade Living

40 step-by-step projects for crafting a beautiful home

Written by Willow Crossley

Published: 11/09/2018

Handmade Living

  • Paperback
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  • 9781782496359
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  • Sep 2018
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  • 176 pages

About the author

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 book.

The author is based in Oxfordshire, UK.

“Everything about this book is mouth watering.”– Nina Campbell

Brighten your life with a splash of hand-made style by turning everyday items into something beautiful with these 40 inspiring projects for the home.

Be inspired by master maker, Willow Crossley who will show you how to bring a touch of hand-made magic to your home by transforming everyday items into something beautiful with over 40 inspiring projects.

Make floral napkin rings, seasonal wreaths, Christmas baubles and vintage-fabric bunting to decorate your home. Learn how to create pictures from buttons and redesign your own pinboard with fabulous ribbons. Turn grain sacks into pillows, block print napkins and heart-shaped lavender bags, or make fabric-twisted bracelets, silk-trimmed straw hats, and simple linen aprons. Fashion your own fabric-covered books, make bath salts infused with lavender, and decorate coat hangers with fabric scraps.

Everything is simple to make, and you won't need any expert sewing or crafting skills, just a little patience and the desire to work some magic.