bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: get crafty : hip home ec /
Subscribe via RSS 
Get crafty : hip home ec
Railla, Jean.
Adult Nonfiction TX147 .R25 2004

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews  Author Notes

Summary: This is not your mother's home ec! When Jean Railla was in her twenties, she thought being a bohemian meant smoking in cafes and going home to a crummy, dusty walk-up apartment. But then she had a shocking thought--would vacuuming really get her booted from the riot grrls club? So she began to cook, and then to knit, and then she took up sewing. Soon she had launched getcrafty.com, the webzine for radical craftiness. Get Crafty is about realizing that domesticity matters--that an apartment with handmade pillows or a bathroom with an Elvis theme is more life-affirming than the same old Ikea couch. Jean inspires readers to start making creative choices throughout their lives--in the way they shop, cook, dress, decorate, and, of course, craft. You will learn to consciously create your space, experience the joy of making things by hand, find the zen in cleaning, stock your pantry, and find treasure in the trash. It's Home Ec, only hip. You will: Discover the joy of making it yourself, with instructions for a knit bikini, DIY cards, floral soap, and homemade peppermint lip gloss Create your own space and make simple home improvements Take a quiz: Which craft is right for you? Learn to thrift like an expert Take up Craftivism: 20 crafty causes that make a difference Organize crafty girl groups, and host a Naked Lady party Get Crafty is more than craft projects; it's a new way of thinking and living, a way of finding happiness by expressing yourself creatively in every aspect of your life.


Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


more titles about

recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS