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Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living Paperback – September 2, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (September 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600613047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600613043
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #707,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Heidi Boyd is the author of seven North Light craft books, including Soft + Simple Knits for Kids as well as the successful Simply Beautiful series. She brings her simple and pretty approach to green crafting, plus the knowledge of her architect husband, who is certified in sustainable building practices.

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Heidi Boyd is the author of twelve craft books with North Light Books, most notably the Simply Beautiful series. She crafts at the dining room table where she can keep an eye on the family and dash out the door for the next carpool. Her goal is to make sophisticated design approachable for and easy for all. She has a fine art degree and got her start in professional crafting as a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens books and magazines. Heidi and her husband Jon and their three children actively enjoy the natural beauty of their midcoast Maine home.

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Nice pictures and good directions.
L. Parish
The pictures of the projects are not good on the Kindle, but I also view the book on my PC to see the same pictures in color.
K. M. Howard
Gave this as a gift, the recipient was thrilled!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By lauren Mofford on September 19, 2009
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Heidi Boyd has once again created a craft book that is both inspiring and hip. She gives ideas of what to do with all that stuff we've been saving such as old albums and obsolete CDs. She demonstrates how to turn a favorite old sweater into warm felted mittens. Our over packaged and cluttered homes become a source of materials for these craft projects. Some examples include using plastic toy soldiers to make snack bowls and old slides to create a lampshade. Take that collection of plastic bags in the kitchen to make a tote that can be used again and again at the Farmer's Market. This book also offers construction projects and ideas towards living a green life.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L. Parish on January 8, 2010
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The day after I got the book I showed it to my daughter and we cleaned out my cupboard of old material and sheets and she started making the laundry basket that day. Fun and easy stuff. Nice pictures and good directions. Something for everyone.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Knowles on January 14, 2011
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The projects in this book are easy to do and make great family projects if you are interested in teaching your kids to "re-purpose" items rather than throw them away. I was amused to see the bag that is made from used chip bags (front cover) - these were selling like hotcakes in Mexico last fall. I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I saw so many women buying them - after all, how many chip bags have you thrown in the trash?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Howard on July 16, 2011
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The projects are fun and whimsical as well as useful. There's a nice mix of knitting, crocheting, sewing (by hand, no machine needed), several projects using melting/iron/heat gun (so it would be okay for older teens, but not children), etc. The author mentions that the odd project might not be green (there's a lot of plastic melting and use of polymers) but this should only bother the purist. These projects truly repurpose items you'll have around the home into useful and appealing items. I've actually seen these some of these items in department stores, so you can get the same look for a fraction of the cost.

Since I've recently purchased this book, I haven't tried the recipes that are scattered throughout, but they appear to be easy, with foods that are readily available in any grocery store and using items in just about any kitchen. I plan on trying several, which I can't say about other similar books I've bought.

Finally, I've read a lot of book reviews for the Kindle where people complain about typos. I guess I rarely notice the typo problem in a book of fiction, I'm too wrapped up in the story. However, now I understand what the armchair editors are talking about. This book is LOADED with typos that are distracting from the great, fun projects the author put together. I don't know yet if the typos impact the instructions/end outcome of a project. Also, since this book/author is from Australia, you might also be doing some internet research on a few of the words used and weren't Americanized. It appears that measurements for the crafts and recipes were converted.

Overall, I really wish the publisher had taken the time to work with this book for the Kindle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Meghan on November 10, 2010
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I believe in leading by example so I try to lead as green a life as I can. It's easier than you think. I realized however, that my biggest consumption outside food is crafting supplies. It takes up a whole closet in my tiny apartment. If I could reduce my consumption while still feeding my crafting habit I'd be thrilled. This book has given me some really great ideas. I loved the potato chip bag. I'm asking friends at work to save thier chip bags so I can make one. The ideas for green living are also well thought out and practical for daily living. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to "green" up thier life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jen on December 27, 2010
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sent this as a gift for my almost-14-yr-old niece. she was immediately asking her mom for her younger brother's old pajamas to make some kind of bag. lots of fun ideas to keep her busy over the holidays.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mom2three on April 9, 2012
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I have read my fair share of craft idea books. This book has come up with different ideas that don't fall into the standard craftiness. It is broken down into Seasons... winter, fall, summer and spring craft ideas for repurposing items. My only gripe was that there weren't more projects!
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By Deborah Diemer on February 19, 2013
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Not much that was new under the sun....really no better than what you can find on the web. I don't think it meets the description. I LOVE craft and art books. I want something very useful or beautiful...this is not. I found the recipes for food out of place. Just not my cup of tea
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