Much ink has been spilled on the connection between the state of flow and happiness and that’s exactly what today’s box is all about. “Get your hands dirty to free your mind” is the slogan for le club terracotta‘s DIY pottery kits. Made in Quebec, each one comes with everything you need to create, paint and seal whatever you can dream up in clay. The company was kind enough to send me a kit and mes amies, some of my most relaxed, most present, most contented moments this past week were spent trying it out.Continue reading “Get your hands dirty to free your mind” with le club terracotta’s DIY pottery kit 🇨🇦 + A giveaway!
Thomas Allen & Son sent me a copy of Handmade Living in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what I think.
You don’t have to be God’s gift to crafters to make most of the projects in today’s book, nor do you need a lot of time. Which is ideal any time of the year, but especially coming into the holidays when our to-do lists are long and our patience is short. Handmade Living: 40 Step-by-Step Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home by Willow Crossley has a wide variety of lovely DIYs to gift and keep, many everyday objects made more personal with bits and bobs you might already have around the house. Turn an old book into a secret place for safe-keeping, trim a plain-jane basket with spare ribbon to make a pretty piece, and make a personalized print using old stamps, buttons or Scrabble tiles. AND NOWHERE DID I MENTION A SEWING MACHINE (aka THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE.) Granted there are a few projects where a stitch or two is in order but no one said you couldn’t do it by hand. Continue reading Handmade Living: 40 Step-by-Step Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home + Win a copy!
Quarto Publishing sent me a copy of She Sheds Style in exchange for an honest review. So here’s what I think.
With a backyard not much bigger than a postage stamp we don’t have room for a shed, but if we did I would love to turn it into a little refuge I could call my own, aka a she shed. It would be light and bright with all the mod cons (I BIRTHED TWO BABIES ALLOW ME HIGH-SPEED INTERNET AND WIFI) and space to blog, shoot flatlays, and stretch out with a book. Which might seem like a tall order but people do it. We saw that in Erika Kotite’s first book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, which introduced us to artists, yogis, gardeners and others who have turned tiny structures into spaces to work, dream and treasure. Now in her new book, She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own, Erika shows us how to plan and style our sheds (real or imagined) so that they reflect our own design sensibilities. Continue reading She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own by Erika Kotite + Win a copy!