I received an advance copy of this book to review but all opinions are my own-it’s truly a beautiful book and I think you’ll LOVE it! Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
If you’ve been hanging around Organized 31 for more than a few minutes, you know I love to craft. You also know that I love to craft with repurposed items because it’s more earth-friendly. I’m always looking for new crafting ideas. When my friend, Amy from A Nest for All Seasons, sent me an advanced copy of Crafting with Nature I was immediately enthralled with the gorgeous photos. After a time of oohing and ahhing over the photos, I then was excited about the craft ideas. Amy shares inspiring ideas that involve crafting with natural materials that you grow or gather yourself. Yeah! New craft ideas for me to try that are also earth-friendly. Thank you, Amy.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then let me be quiet and you take a gander at Amy’s photo.
Amy shares inspirational ideas for both the gardeners and the crafters. In her words, “I want the garden lovers to get bitten by the crafting bug and I want the crafty folk to start growing their own craft supplies.” How exciting is it to grow your own lavender, harvest it and then craft with it? The possibilities are endless and imagine all the lovely gifts I can make and give.
There are over 190 pages of plants to grow and gather, crafts to make, gifts to give and even recipes to make. There’s something for everyone. Amy’s blog, A Nest for All Seasons, was voted a Better Homes & Gardens Best Gardening Blog and her knowledge and expertise is evident throughout the book.
Amy is the mother of four and she shares ideas that you can experience with children. There are ideas for growing and gathering from a garden, gathering from a woodland walk, from your pantry and even from the grocery aisle. My favorite was the chapter on tomatoes, growing them, making preserves and even tomato-related crafts. Check out the adorble tomato pin cushions I made in about 10 minutes. It would be a great beginning sewing project.
Take my word for it, you’ll want to grab your own copy of Crafting with Nature on Amazon. Also be sure to connect with Amy at A Nest for All Seasons , CraftingwithNature.com and on Facebook.