Wise Craft

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Wise Craft

Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love

By Blair Stocker

Running Press Book Publishers, Paperback, 9780762449699, 184pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

Description

"Wise Craft" is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the "Wise Craft" lifestyle an easy one to attain.

Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames--perfect for a teenager's room--plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men's shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.



About the Author
Blair Stocker has been a modern crafter and prolific "creative" her whole life. After a career in apparel and textile design, she began Wise Craft in 2005 as a way to stay connected to her own creative passion while raising two small children. Putting her skills to work on thrift store pieces, inventive DIY projects, and clever handmade items for her home, Blair formed a loyal online following. Her original work and her home have been featured on Apartment Therapy, Design Mom, Cafe Mom / The Stir, and Design Sponge. Her work has been featured in "Parents Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal," and more. Blair lives with her husband, two children, and fat kitty in Seattle, Washington.