Thursday, September 1, 2011

Make Stuff Together by Bernadette Noll & Kathie Sever

24 simple projects to create as a family.

During these uncertain times, families around the country are slowing down, reconnecting, and getting back to basics. One of the best ways for families to share experiences and meaningful time together is through the art of crafting, sewing, and recycling.

Make Stuff Together gives you 24 projects to build family connections while being creative and truly enjoying your time together. The authors have uniquely broken down projects into manageable chunks for the shorter attention spans of children?enabling even smaller kids to accomplish bigger projects. Projects promote the slow family movement. A fun variety of useful finished pieces and suggestions on where to find materials.

Brimming with full-color photography.

Whether you're a mom looking for innovative projects for your kids, or a seasoned sewer and advocate of the slow family movement, Make Stuff Together gives you 24 projects for getting back to basics.


This book has really gotten back to basics with projects that are primarily recycled and very much made from scratch. Each project is focusing on home, hearth and family and I found that very appealing. From the library bag, to the game roll ups, I thought the projects were very homespun, basic and great to work on together as a family.

Authors Bernadette Noll and Kathie Sever do a great job recreating cool crafts with easy to follow instructions, patterns and ideas. Celebrating milestones, events and just getting together to have some time unplugged with the family are big themes in this book. Both authors have been featured in publications including Mothering Magazine, Chicago Tribune and Child Magazine.

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