Willow Crossley believes that everything in the home, however mundane, can be beautiful. This book shows her ideas for turning the most basic objects into original life enhancers. Willow casts her crafting style all around the house and beyond, making things you will want to keep for yourself or reluctantly give away as presents.
The first chapter, To Decorate, includes floral napkin rings, seasonal wreaths, Christmas baubles and vintage fabric bunting. To Hang shows how to fill printers’ trays with your own treasures, make pictures from stamps and buttons, and create your own pinboard with fabulous ribbons. To Nest includes ideas for grainsack cushions, block print napkins and heart-shaped lavender bags. In To Wear, there are fabric-twisted bracelets, silk-trimmed panama hats and simple linen aprons. To Use is afeast of candles made in vintage teacups, fabric-covered books, bath salts infused with lavender and coat hangers decoupaged with fabric scraps. Having lived in France, Willow is besotted by their vintage textiles as well as their knack of making life’s necessities, such as a straw hat or panier basket,so effortlessly decorative. None of her ideas are difficult to create or demand serious sewing or crafting skills. The only requirements needed are patience and the desire to find those raw materials that work their magic.• Over 40 easy yet supremely stylish projects.• Willow’s customers include Sienna Miller, Nina Campbell and Bryan Ferry.
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