I am constantly picking up new inspiration books for crafting and business and I want to share my favorites with you. So, from time to time I’ll be creating must read book lists in one of those two categories.
Because my first love is everything DIY, I am starting there with today’s first list…
Here are three books that every crafter, maker, or diy lover should have on her shelves.
Sure you can live without them, but do you really want to?
My brother and his girlfriend got me this book last Christmas and I go back through the pages I’ve bookmarked at least every other week. It’s such a good read. And bonus: there are some clever diy projects for a modern home. And for you foodies out there, Lotta shares her favorite Swedish recipes too. Yummy!
My bro also got me this book (he’s pretty cool, isn’t he?). And it is another must read for crafters. What makes this book special is its focus. It’s not just another craft project book. It’s a craft project book about family and heritage. All 27 projects tie in to the subtitle for Crafting a Meaningful Home, 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage. You are going to love this one!
Oh yeah! I’ve had this book for years and it is still one of my favorites for printing techniques. In fact, back when I was teaching, I would use this book as a reference for my students every year when I taught printmaking. Seeing all the projects they could make by mastering this technique would get them excited to learn. And if teenagers can recreate these with ease, so can you. That’s what I love about this book. Every project is super do-able (for lack of a better word). Print on pillows, totes, and everything in between (even comes with patterns to use). If you want to get into printmaking, this is the book for you.
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