Crafty Mama

Crafty Mama

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Marrying the new mothera€™s need to connect and the community spirit of craftinga€”think reading groups, Stitch a€™n Bitch knitting circles, and, of course, playgroupsa€”is The Crafty Mamas, a unique idea in DIY and a full-color guide filled with baby-related projects, essential techniques, tips on how to form a group, wisdom, inspiration, and camaraderie. Abby Pecoriello launched the first-ever crafting club for new moms during her maternity leave. The concept proved to be such a hit that in the two and a half years since, shea€™s led hundreds of sold-out Crafty Mamas classes throughout New York City. Now, in this spirited, witty book, she provides the how-to for women to form their own Crafty Mamas groups, from learning the best ways to reach out to other new moms in the area, to the nuts-and-bolts of running the group: setting a budget, buying tools and supplies, choosing a venue, and more. Then come the projectsa€”50 hip, no-sew craft ideas that are inexpensive and easy to make, and will delight moms and babies alike: a€œLight the Nighta€ nightlight, No-Sew Swanky Blankies, The Poncherello, Photo Au Go Go Bracelets, Hip Purses, Insta-Bibs, Peek-a-Books, Photo Bragnets. Includes simple tutorials on using a glue gun, editing digital photos, how to decoupage, jewelry basics, and more.2 Lay the fabric over your infant seat to determine whether a 45aquot; A— 30aquot; piece is enough fabric to cover your car seat. Use the tape measure to roughly estimate the length. (Ifyou have a Graco or Peg Perego infant car seat, skip this step, anbsp;...

Title:Crafty Mama
Author:Abby Pecoriello
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2008-06-12


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