Posted on Thursday, August 30 2012 at 9am
This month we’re giving the busy crafters amongst you a helping hand with some shortcuts from the experts. All firm favourites in the office, these titles provide clever project ideas you can easily fit in around your work. Plus, there's lots of thrifty tips to help you create fabulous results without busting your budget.
Go on, have a peek. After all a stitch in time, saves nine... right?
(1) The Busy Girl’s Guide To Sewing
Even cross stitchers find that a little bit of sewing goes a long way when finishing off projects, but we sometimes lack the confidence. Join sassy newbie Carrie on her journey of discovery as she tries projects, meet designers, and discovers how even the busiest gal can fit sewing into her life. Cool, cunning and crafty, The Busy Girl’s Guide To Sewing is a packed, whirlwind romp through craft land! (RUCraft, £14.99)
You’ll love it because… it’s a whistle stop tour of crafting worth celebrating.
Click here to buy The Busy Girl's Guide To Sewing
(2) Chic On A Shoestring
Craft expert Mary Jane Baxter shows us how to do Chic On A Shoestring, vintage style, with over 40 thrifty step-by-step projects. This stylish book has a good introduction to the basics, and projects from a shoelace necklace to your very own pillbox hat. Perfect for an affordable New Year makeover. (Kyle Books, £14.99)
You’ll love it because… it will help you create vintage beauties for half the price.
Click here to buy Chic On A Shoestring
(3) Domestic Sluttery
If you’re hit-and-miss in the housework stakes, think life’s too short to replace a button, and would rather craft than cook, then this is the book for you. From the team behind www.domesticsluttery.com, this is your shortcut to sanity and smiles! Recipes, shopping, homestyle and even your wardrobe are given the sluttery makeover, leaving you more time for cross stitch! (Pavilion, £14.99)
You’ll love it because… you’ll no longer need to pretend housework is important.
Click here to buy Domestic Sluttery