Today I devoured a great book entitled “Nature Babies – Natural Knits and Organic Crafts for Moms, Babies, and a Better World“. This book was wonderful and such a rare treat!
Basically it introduces and gives instructions for numerous fiber arts and crafts projects. All of the projects incorporate natural or and/or organic materials such as wool, organic sherpa fleece, organic cotton, etc. Some of the projects included in this book include a hemp stroller tote, nursing shawls, baby hats, clothing, robes, and sweaters, hot water bottle covers, wool play toys, organic baby dolls, baby mobiles, and so much more. It has complete instructions, templates, a techniques guide, and a listing of places to get all of the materials you will need. The BEST part about this book was the full page color pictures of the crafts and some pretty adorable child models. It made me want to start crafting the second I put the book down!
This book would be an excellent holiday gift or even the basis for you to make handmade holdiay gifts for the moms and babies in your life.
Nature Babies: Natural Knits and Organic Crafts for Moms, Babies, and a Better World offers a wonderful, holistic approach to caring for our babies, ourselves, and our planet. Author Tara Jon Manning has created the ultimate guide to treating babies and mommies to the joys of nature and the pleasure of crafting. Explore how to combine handcraft and gift making with the philosophy of living lightly. Practice the adage reduce, reuse, recycle while creating handcrafted, one-of-a-kind treasures. The inspired designs are supplemented by information about holistic approaches to raising baby and the stewardship of your baby’s world.
This book is a must have for moms that love to craft and who care about the need for organic, natural poroducts in their home.
Monday, November 27th, 2006