At 200 pages, it is beautifully put together with amazing photos. Released in 2011, it contains chapters with ideas for: decorating, entertaining, giving, kid projects, and the great outdoors. As I read I found myself inserting little pieces of paper to mark the projects that seemed realistic to a mother with 2 young children who also has a part-time legal practice. Time and craft skill are not an abundance in my life, but I love the idea of transforming stuff I already have into something new. It is a great way to delay something's entry to a landfill and usually costs little to nothing.
Future projects I hope to tackle include:
- a bath mat made with wine corks;
- Neon artwork using holiday lights;
- cork tin can organizers;
- string scented diffusers;
- coffee sleeve crowns; and
- lids to preserve botanicals.
All of the other projects seem doable, but not that practical for our household. This is a book that is certainly worth a library check-out, and if you have time for crafts, one you may want to add to your collection. I can see the potential for lovely "upcycled" gifts. At a cost of $12.99 it could pay for itself in no time...but only if you are really going to do the projects. I recommend borrowing it first, give it a try, and add it to your library if you must.