Book - Crafting A Colorful Home - Signed Copy
Crafting a Colorful Home is the story of our 1751 farmhouse - how we chanced upon it back in 1998 and how I decorated it by hand with love over the next few years. The book grew out of a feature by photographer Rikki Snyder on the Houzz website.
I share with you how I decorate, collect, colorize, and make our 1751 farmhouse into a cozy and colorful home full of love of pattern and color. Written with thrift and style in mind, follow my lead to make your home cozy, welcoming and artistic. The book includes:
• 21 step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright including colorful sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, painting, crafting and more.
• 12 DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with color, paint, and more
• 1 favorite farmhouse recipe
It is full of colorful inspirational photography by Rikki Snyder.
Hardcover. 206 pages. Size: 7.50" x 9.00"
Crafting A Colorful Home was featured in Mary Jane's Farm, Taproot, Where Women Create, The Houston Chronicle, The Greenfield Recorder, The Northampton Gazette, Small Spaces/Big Ideas, Country Woman, Romantic Homes, Bohemian Home, Mollie Makes, Cottages and Bungalows, Library Journal, Flea Market Decor, Woman's World, and the Boca Raton Observer.
You can see the Houzz.com feature here and watch a short film about our home and family.
REVIEW FROM LIBRARY JOURNAL: Using her farmhouse as an example, crafter Nicholas (Colorful Stitchery) shares her approach to the bold use of color in interiors. She begins with an overview of the basics for color, paint, and needlework. Nicholas then describes how she designs for best effect, whether displaying her collections of cloisonne or her own craft creations, which are shown in nearly 200 color photographs of ever room of her home. Projects range from simple flower arranging to more complex tasks, such as painting a mural, that require a variety of skills: crochet, sewing embroidery, and painting, among others. Pattern templates are provided as well as a list of additional titles for inspiration. VERDICT Amateurs and professionals alike will encounter here myriad ideas for the use of color and handcrafted decorative items in the home. Library Journal's February 1, 2015 issue.
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