The Crafty Kid: Projects for and with Children

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - Handicraft - 248 pages
The Crafty Kid' shows just how easy it is to make irresistible items both for and with children, from recycled or inexpensive materials. Written especially for those who want to hand-make their own beautiful gifts, and to steep children in the creative life from an early age onwards, 'The Crafty Kid' is full of fun, simple ideas for rainy-day entertainment and passes on the sensible adage: make do and mend. Including more than 50 projects, from cotton book bags, super-cute felt egg cosies and oilcloth aprons to deliciously soft lambswool cushions and practical picnic blankets, 'The Crafty Kid' offers new ways of looking at the treasures within our own homes, thrift stores and local flea markets, inspiring you to make gorgeous, functional items for every aspect of a child's life.

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Kelly Doust has been scouring flea markets and charity stores for vintage fashion, fabrics and homewares from her early teens, and making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl. Her favourite things, in no particular order, are tea, clothes, friends, home, crafternoons, and her husband and daughter. Previously Kelly worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer. She currently writes for Australian Women's Weekly and Vogue. For favourite suppliers, further crafting projects and workshop information, please visit Kelly's website and blog at

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