The Crafty Minx at Home
My does time fly! I’ve emerged triumphant from my self-imposed sunlight-deprived hermit-like craft hiatus, words and pictures are now handed over to my publisher, and I’m off to check out some glaciers (and maybe have a stiff drink while I’m at it, though maybe not at the same time because that could be dangerous).
More about my own book soon, but while I’m on the topic of books, I’ve been meaning to tell you about the The Crafty Minx’s latest tome. I was lucky enough to get my mitts on a copy a couple of months ago, and I’ve been dreaming about which projects I’ll try when I eventually get some more craft time. In The Crafty Minx at Home, Kelly Doust works her way through each room in the house, offering pretty projects, useful decorating advice and tips for recycling vintage items.
I have a real love for vintage cushions, or vintage fabric used for cushions. Such a great way of adding a unique touch to your living space. Kelly gives some excellent tips on how to tart up old cushions in this project.
This will most likely be the project I attempt first, as there’s nothing more frustrating than a disorganised bathroom. I can already visualise how it’ll look with all my necessities neatly placed in their pockets.
Kelly says ‘I was motivated to do this for a variety of reasons: because it’s environmentally friendly and sensible for the planet to save things from landfill; because it’s so much fun to dabble in; and because it’s also seriously satisfying to make or successfully upcycle something yourself. I have found much happiness and joy living my sort of lifestyle, and I hope to share this ethos with others.’
I couldn’t agree more!