Monday, April 3, 2017

Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your Stuff by Christine Schmidt


Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours

Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your Stuff

by Christine Schmidt

Transform everyday objects into handcrafted pieces to wear, share, and display.
 
In Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours, you’ll learn techniques for bringing personal touches to objects all around your home. Upgrade your plain scarf with a colorful abstract design. Turn a dresser into an eye-catching art deco showpiece. Whip up a desert-inspired quilt to enliven your living room. Expert printer and Yellow Owl Workshop founder, Christine Schmidt, shares her trade secrets for creating gorgeous projects using unexpected materials, from gold leaf to cake fondant. What’s best: the included Yellow Owl Workshop templates and techniques can be mixed and matched to create countless more projects! Featuring inventive ideas for every room, skill level, and time constraint, Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours will teach you to print, stamp, stencil, and dye your way to a personalized life.
 
Projects include:


   • Monogram Leather Clutch 
   • Roll Stamp Table Linens 
   • Fruit Shoji Blinds 
   • Shibori Dyed Bed Linens 
   • Plaid Tote 
   • Upholstered Chair with Hand-Printed Fabric 
   • DIY Delftware


My Thoughts:

I'll admit, I am a fan of Christine and her crafting. She makes super cute crafts, which makes me want to stop all that I am doing and grab my crafts out. However, despite how crafty I feel when looking at this book and easy to follow directions she gives, I feel like this book isn't for me. No matter the techniques, I found this book to be for the more Martha Stewart kind of gal, which isn't me. I would not pay $22.00 for this book.  Many of these ideas can be found on Pinterest, especially if you are crafty. Overall, the book had lots of pictures, was creative and had lots of techniques, but was not my cup of tea. I give this book 3/5 stars. Thank you to the publishers for providing me a copy for my honest review, which I have provided. 

2 comments:

Cafinated Reads said...

I wish I was more artistic! This looks interesting. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Mary Jackson said...

I need to learn to be more crafty.