May 24, 2017

Recent Reads: Make it Yours by Christine Schmidt

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Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours: Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your StuffYellow Owl Workshop: Make it Yours by Christine Schmidt
Publisher:  Clarkson Potter
Publication Date:  March 28, 2017

Format:  Paperback



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Transform everyday objects into handcrafted pieces to wear, share, and display.

In Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours, you’ll learn techniques for bringing personal touches to objects all around your home. Upgrade your plain scarf with a colorful abstract design. Turn a dresser into an eye-catching art deco showpiece. Whip up a desert-inspired quilt to enliven your living room. Expert printer and Yellow Owl Workshop founder, Christine Schmidt, shares her trade secrets for creating gorgeous projects using unexpected materials, from gold leaf to cake fondant. What’s best: the included Yellow Owl Workshop templates and techniques can be mixed and matched to create countless more projects! Featuring inventive ideas for every room, skill level, and time constraint, Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours will teach you to print, stamp, stencil, and dye your way to a personalized life.
Projects include:
   • Monogram Leather Clutch
   • Roll Stamp Table Linens
   • Fruit Shoji Blinds
   • Shibori Dyed Bed Linens
   • Plaid Tote
   • Upholstered Chair with Hand-Printed Fabric
   • DIY Delftware
Make it Yours is about taking everyday things and doing just that - stamping, stenciling, drawing on things to make them more unique and like you/for you. This book had a lot of potential to be so much for various levels of DIYers and crafters. I think that the issue that I had was that none of the projects in this book really seemed like anything that would make things me.

I like that I now own a book that will teach me more about dyeing things but I probably won't use the suggested patterns/ prints included in the book. And the stamping could get very cool and intricate if I set my mind to it, but as it stands the book is just going to sit on the shelf for a little while.

The back of the book includes a bunch of templates so if you are looking maybe for things/ crafts to share with friends or a younger audience this would be a great starting point - so maybe that is my issue - I am just already a 'crafter' and this seemed more like a 'starting out', beginning crafter kind of book.

BUT, uf you like funky geometric patterns, or crazy dyeing methods, and want to learn a lot about these techniques, is a very good book for that, just not for me right now.

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