The Crafty Kid is all about making irresistibly cute crafts and gifts, both for and with children, from recycled or inexpensive materials. Written in an engaging, narrative style for parents who appreciate the qualities of handmade gifts and want to teach their children how be creative from an early age, The Crafty Kid reflects the renewed emphasis families of today are placing on values, the environment and their budget. The Crafty Kid is author Kelly Doust's second book, following "The Crafty Minx".
Beautifully presented and filled with photographs, diagrams, instructions and tips to support the projects, this title is written in a lively manner that will enthrall and inspire. It features practical and innovative ways to get creative with recycled fabrics, paper and hand stitching.
About the Author
Kelly Doust has been making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl, and scouring flea markets and charity shops for recycled fashion and homewares from her early teens. For the better part of a decade, she worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer on the side. She was a regular contributor to Vogue magazine, writes for Australian Women's Weekly and her essays and articles have appeared in Dazed & Confused, The South China Morning Post's Lifestyle section, and various other magazines and newspapers in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Her short stories and poetry have also been published in a number of collections.