Cover image for Seasonal Scandi crafts : over 45 projects and quick ideas for beautiful decorations & gifts / Christiane Bellstedt Myers ; photography by Caroline Arber.
Seasonal Scandi crafts : over 45 projects and quick ideas for beautiful decorations & gifts / Christiane Bellstedt Myers ; photography by Caroline Arber.
Publication Information:
London : CICO Books, 2019.

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- Winter.
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745.5930948 MYE Book Adult General Collection

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Christiane Bellstedt Myers has developed a beautiful collection of decorative makes using rustic fabrics and natural materials. The four chapters--Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter--cover a wide range of crafts, including collage, embroidery, painting, and sewing, and take inspiration from Scandinavian seasonal traditions to bring magic to your year. Celebrate the coming of Spring with a lovely Clematis wreath, share the joy of Mid-Summer with your friends by setting the table outdoors using a handmade tablecloth, decorate your home for the Fall by bringing the harvest indoors, and make Winter a time for hygge by lighting plenty of candles and hanging some vintage chandelier crystals to capture the soft glow. Try out some simple embroidery on the lavender pillows, which would make great gifts, or make a pretty garland to hang on the mantelpiece at Christmas. So why not get the family involved and make each season really special by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy memories each year as you decorate your home.

Author Notes

Christiane Bellstedt Myers was brought up in rural Canada where homespun items were a way of life, and where she realised that the joy and satisfaction that comes with these creations was something that she wanted to share. She moved to the UK over two decades ago and seven years ago started The Cozy Club, which invites people into her home to spend the day creating a seasonal item to take home. Chris has been featured in Country Living and Homes and Antiques. Her first book, Scandi Christmas, was published in 2017. She is based in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Springp. 8
Spring indoor window boxp. 10
Quick idea: monogrammed napkin curtainsp. 12
Quick idea: button blossom jarp. 13
Lavender pillowp. 14
May day hanging tinp. 16
Old bottle vasep. 18
Easter stitcheryp. 20
Gardening apronp. 22
Rabbit pillowp. 24
Quick idea: box of heartsp. 27
Valentine's heart wreathp. 28
Chapter 2 Summerp. 30
Driftwood heartp. 32
Tea-light lighthousep. 34
Mending kit-a modern "huswif"p. 37
Summer tableclothp. 40
Wedding buntingp. 42
Boat in a boxp. 45
Nautical patchwork pillowsp. 48
Framed lighthouse stitcheryp. 50
Child's stoolp. 53
Chapter 3 Fallp. 56
Autumn welcomep. 58
Picket fence post holderp. 60
Sweet sampler scrap pelmetp. 62
Fall wreathp. 64
Frieda the friendly witchp. 66
Quick idea: bowl of twinep. 69
Pumpkin pillowp. 70
Foraging basketp. 72
Quick idea: halloween posy sticksp. 75
Chapter 4 Winterp. 76
Rustic stoolp. 78
Quick idea: hanging crystalsp. 80
Quick idea: rusty key gift tagsp. 81
Wooden advent Christmas treep. 82
Quick idea: bells and buttons garlandp. 84
Quick idea: antique quilt in old window framep. 85
Old alphabet block Christmas treep. 86
Quick idea: buckets of hopes and wishesp. 88
Embroidered recipe envelopep. 89
Candle box stitcheryp. 92
Quick idea: glitter pinecone treesp. 95
Homemade linen napkin ringsp. 96
Heart patchwork pillowp. 98
Wooden tag garlandp. 100
Quick idea: spool bookmarkp. 102
Quick idea: little pinecone wreathp. 103
Snowman chairp. 104
Decorative stitchesp. 106
Templatesp. 114
Resources and suppliersp. 126
Indexp. 127
Acknowledgmentsp. 128