The arrival of a new baby is not only cause for celebration, but also the perfect opportunity to get creative. Handmade for Baby goes beyond the usual sewing-oriented titles, to include a wide range of crafts such as paper cutting, felting, and crochet, as well as featuring simple home dé cor ideas for the nursery and styling ideas for parties and photo sessions. All projects are kept easy and achievable – no specialist skills or equipment required – appealing to infrequent crafters and friends who may feel less confident about their craft skills, but still want to contribute something special and handmade to the baby shower. Stencils are provided throughout the book where applicable, and galleries at the end of each chapter showcase an inspirational selection of finished projects, highlighting the fantastic results that can be achieved with different craft techniques.Standing apart from the other baby craft project books, Handmade for Baby is unique in its handy organization of projects into the following chapters or stages: Pregnancy announcement; Preparation; Baby Shower; New Arrival; First Month, and First Birthday. Original and inventive ideas are suggested for each stage, from wall stencils and themed bunting for the nursery (preparation) to baby handprint party invites (first birthday). The book has a lovely light, fresh, contemporary feel, featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations that accompany each step-by-step project. Featuring a beautifully varied selection of adorable projects for babies and toddlers, Handmade for Baby offers a wealth of inspiration and practical advice for new parents, friends, family, and crafters of all kinds looking to make gorgeous handmade keepsakes that will be treasured for many years to come.
CHARLOTTE RIVERS is an author and creative insights researcher, who has written many design books and regularly contributes to a variety of different creative publications. She lives in London.
EMILY GREGORY has her finger firmly on the pulse of all things new and creative in the world of craft and design. A book designer and teacher of design, Emily is also the author of The Little Book of/Reinventing Lettering, published by Chronicle Books in America and A&C Black in the UK. Emily regularly shares her creative loves—covering everything from home décor to stationery—on her popular blog, The Daily Smudge. As well as running her own design studio, she also teaches visual communications at the University of Technology, Sydney.
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