The Crafty Minx
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The Crafty Minx : Creative Recycling and Handmade Treasures

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The Crafty Minx is about making gorgeous things from pre-loved, remnant and vintage items. It is written especially for non-crafters who are desperate to be more creative but don't know how, and 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. No matter where you live or what your circumstances, discover just how easy it is to be a crafty minx.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 210 x 246 x 26mm | 961.61g
  • MURDOCH BOOKS
  • Millers Point, Australia
  • English
  • 85 colour illustrations
  • 1741964954
  • 9781741964950
  • 20,213

About Kelly Doust

Kelly Doust has been making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl, and scouring flea markets and charity shops for recycled fashion and homewares from her early teens. For the better part of a decade, she worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer on the side. She was a regular contributor to Vogue magazine, with her essays and articles appearing in Dazed & Confused, The South China Morning Post's Lifestyle section and various other magazines and newspapers in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Her short stories and poetry have also been published in a number of collections.show more

Our customer reviews

This book is a fantastic craft book to add to the collection! Some books I own do not have many craft ideas that are actually 'do-able' on a cheap budget. This book however is fantastic! soo many different ideas and varying for different age-groups. There are beautiful doorstops to soft toys for children. Everything is beautifully presented and i love the fact that most of the DIY's are using recycled objects. Very very happy :)show more
by Koby Campbell
For someone starting out in crafts, this book is really inspiring. It's the first book I've actually made lots of projects from and felt encouraged to do so. Kelly's style is bright and colourful and fun, and i loved the mix of fabrics she uses. My favourites are the doorstops, hot water bottle covers made from old jumpers and the spring peg bag. Her blog and second book, The Crafty Kid, are great also!show more
by Georgie