If you got my newsletter early this morning, you heard about the fabulous Ultimate DIY Bundle that my sewing ebook is a part of this week. I've shared about other bundles with you guys before, but this is the one my creative self has been most excited about, hands down.
Bundles can be a bit overwhelming (TOO MUCH AWESOME and maybe even a few things that don't interest us-- that's okay, too), so I'm highlighting some of my favorite creative resources in each category for you. I couldn't fit in all the ones I'm really excited about here today, so I'll share Part 2 with you tomorrow.
(If you want to see what's in the entire bundle (76 ebooks & ecourses + bonuses!), you can click here.)
Also, WOOHOO! I'm giving away a bundle to one lucky winner-- enter at the end of this post. Giveaway ended!
Easy DIY Crafts for Every Season by Amy Allen Clark
I have been following Amy's blog for many years. She's the one that inspired my chalkboard patio door, and I've linked up with her 3 Little Things series lots of times. Amy is so creative and her projects never fail to inspire. On my initial to-do list: book page posies, candy bouquet, and holiday yarn trees.
Handmade Gifts for Every Season by Kim Layton
I've pinned a lot of fun ideas from Everything Etsy, which is one of Kim's sites. The projects in this book that are calling my name are crocheted hears & flowers, and felt initial notebooks.
It's got lots of great gifts made with essential oils, too.
Nurturing Creativity by Renee Tougas
I read this book a few years ago, and it really changed the way I looked at creativity, because Renee models a creative lifestyle. She has a lot of creative hobbies and pursuits, but in this book she talks about how to nurture our creative life without just feeling like we need to be doing more. (Isn't that quote by her above lovely?)
Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by the Frugal Girl
I love the idea of repurposing (I have a whole pin board collecting ideas!) and this book is a great resource for bring new life to old clothes-- many in ways I would have never thought of. Hm, I might even let my kids dig into my prized collection of fabric scraps after this...
Super fun: Inffarantly Creative Printables by Beckie Farrant (who doesn't love printables!)
Completely random and yet suprisingly adorable: How to Sculpt Miniature Breakfast Foods by Mo Tipton
Gifts Kids Can Make by Cindy Hopper and Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa K. Norris
I love love love homemade gifts. I can always use new ideas in my arsenal, and these books (along with others in the bundle) give me loads of new gift ideas for a variety of occasions, such as homemade note cards (made by the kids, mint extract, a crocheted headband, or a pinecone bouquet.
Simply Canning: Survival Guide for Safe Home Canning by Sharon Peterson
Canning is a long-term goal, a hobby that I hope to delve into at some point. Sharon's book is an extremely-well-done and thorough overview of the safety and process of canning along with a whole bunch of how-tos for various foods.
3 options for natural beauty/personal care:
- A Beginner's Guide to Homemade Personal Care Products by Shaina Olmanson
- DIY Organic Beauty Products by Heather Dessinger
- Natural Beauty Guide by Wellness Mama
21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations by Jami Boys
I'm in love with this book. Jami takes some seriously ugly stuff and transforms it magically-- okay not really magically, mostly with paint or a few tools-- into some beautiful furniture and decor pieces. I'm inspired! (She also gives some helpful tips on what to look for when you're thrifting.
Easy Mod Podge Decor for Your Home by Amy Anderson
I seriously did not know you could do so much with Mod Podge (I think I've had the same container for my whole marriage, so that says how much I've used it). I adore the faux beach glass mason jars in this book and I'm intrigued about making my own découpaged clock (our living room clock has said 9:40 for months-- oops!).
Filing for future reference if we ever remodel more: Interior Design for Real People by Sarah Macklem and Thrifty Decor Chick's DIY Handbook by Sarah Saucedo
Stay tuned for Part 2-- there was just way too much to fit in one post for you!
Remember, these are just my own personal favorites from these categories-- to see ALL the goodies from these categories and more, click here.
(Also! The sale only lasts until midnight on the 26th.)
BUT WAIT!! (giveaway has ended, thank you!)
I'm super excited that I get to give away a copy of this entire bundle to one of you. It's a flash giveaway, so it's only open for a short time (until midnight PST tonight, Wednesday, January 21). Simply enter with the Rafflecopter widget below.