The Crafty Minx is about making simply gorgeous things from pre-loved, remnant and vintage items. Written especially for non-crafters who are desperate to be more creative but don’t know how, author Kelly Doust shares the delicious rewards of living with and giving away beautiful handmade objects.
Including over 75 projects which give traditional crafts a modern makeover – from brightly patterned summer beach bags and cotton apron tops to cosy lambs’ wool throws and cashmere-covered hot water bottles, or a soft toy for a friend’s new baby – this book is broken down into the four seasons of the year for easy inspiration, and to carry you through the year creatively. Bringing you stories about great vintage finds and new ways of looking at the treasures within our own homes, thrift stores and local flea markets, it reflects the huge cultural shift taking place right now towards recycling and buying locally. No matter your level of skill or where you live, discover just how easy it is to be a crafty minx.
Key points: beautifully presented and filled with photographs, diagrams, instructions and tips to support the projects; features practical and innovative ways to get creative with recycled fabrics, paper and hand stitching; written in a lively manner that will enthrall and inspire.