Book Review: A Well-Crafted Home

Screen Shot 2017-12-13 at 6.10.47 PMCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Home and Garden, Craft
ISBN: 9780553496307
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads: A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house–plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more.

A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just -DIY- crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials–like linen, leather, and wood–so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you’d never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless -dot- design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you’ll want to keep it on display.
There’s something for every room in this book:

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Book Review: A Record of My Vinyl

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 8.28.29 PMCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Music
ISBN: 9780804189606
Series: none
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads:  Whether you’re a casual collector or vinyl store junkie, this essential journal–with a high-quality cover that looks and feels like a record–includes:

– Space for cataloguing details and “liner notes” or memories about your vinyl
– Tips for cleaning discs and maintaining a serious collection
– Information on evaluating vinyl for resale from Goldmine’s vetted rating system
– Perforated wish lists to tear out and take with you

A catalog, journal, and guide all in one, A Record of My Vinyl is the ultimate autobiographical companion to your analog collection.

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