The book features 14 projects, including quilts, wool applique, punch needle, embroidery, and painting. PLUS 12 recipes- yum!
Would you like to take a peek? Here is a page from the book:
make-do (meyk'doo) n. something that serves as a substitute, esp. of an inferior or prudent nature. Origin 1890-95. v. to manage with less than one would like by repairing or re-using old things instead of buying new ones.
A make-do is created from scraps and bits, and items that might otherwise be cast off. It is basically a stuffed item, in this case a pear, on some sort of base, often of a primitive or whimsical style. Use it as a pincushion or simply as an interesting conversation piece in your decor. I have included several words on the pattern page for you to choose from for your hanging tag or you could write your own message on the tag. My tag says "patience" - a daily reminder for me to work on t that characteristic of which I always seem to be in short supply!
Another page from the book:
The Heartfelt Home Wool Floor Mat. Wool is one of my favorite materials to worth with- no edges to turn under! I created this as a floor mat design because wool is quite durable. But if you can't bear to walk on it, feel free to use it as a table topper or wall hanging.
A couple of other projects from the book:
A few of the recipes in the book:
BLT Macaroni and Cheese Cups
Sunshine Chicken Soup
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Finally, a few bits of watercolor art that I painted to decorate the pages:
And click here for a few more pages from the book.
The book is available on the Kansas City Star (Pickledish) website, on my website, and on Amazon.
To enter to win your very own autographed copy of my book, leave a comment here and tell me- if you won a copy of the book, which is the first project or recipe you would make and why. You must comment by noon EDT on Wednesday July 13. And I must have your email address. Winner will be chosen at random.
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Bonus Bonus Giveaway Opportunity: Kansas City Star is also doing a giveaway on their Pickledish blog. Hop on over and enter for a chance to win there also! (I'm not sure when that giveaway ends, so make sure you hurry over...) They are also giving away other books as well.