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  • You Are Awesome: 21 crafts to make you happy
  • By: Abbey Hendrickson
  • ISBN: 978-1-908714-00-8
  • Price: £9.95 / $14.95
  • Desc: Hardcover / 21 x 14.8 cm / 80pp
  • Category: Design / Craft
  • Release Date: September 2012
Synopsis

Abbey Hendrickson writes a blog called Aesthetic Outburst documenting her life in an old farmhouse in rural New York. In between DIY disasters, childcare catastrophes and cultural consumption, Abbey makes some fantastic and funky craft projects, which she sells through her Etsy shop.

You Are Awesome is a collection of 21 clearly explained step-by-step craft ideas by Abbey Hendrickson. They range from a cross-stitched screendoor to a laptop toy made from a cardboard box. The projects are deceptively simple to make, but have a contemporary freshness that will appeal to seasoned crafters and novices alike. Each one captures the warmth and humour that Abbey herself radiates and which makes her blog so popular.

There is nothing more rewarding than making things yourself. Things to live with and things to give to people you love. Let’s revel in the joy of handmade. Crafting is awesome!

Reviews

"When I saw the book You Are Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy by Abbey Hendrickson reviewed on another blog, I knew I had to have it. You know that whole "don't judge a book by it's cover" thing? Well, I'm the book cover judging queen of the world when it comes to craft books. If the cover is ugly or poorly styled or has lame fonts I don't buy it. Most times I don't even look at it. I know it's probably not always wise or fair or whatever, but I do it. In the case of You Are Awesome, I saw it and wanted it based solely on my book judginess.

In this case, the inside matched the greatness of the cover. I really enjoyed thumbing through and looking at all of the projects. They are simple and beautiful and modern. None of the supplies are especially hard to find or expensive, which is nice.

- www.littleloveliesbyallison.com

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The  choice of the cover (both graphically and for the particularly thick hardcover), the quality of the photos, the use of an orange fluo color inside (love it!), the choiche to add an hand-written and hand-drawn touch with adorable sketches to better illustrate the projects, the fact itself that projects are all lovely, easy to do and funny!

- www.imaginativebloom.com

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"THIS is your next craft book."

- www.makeanddowithperri.wordpress.com

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