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About the Author

Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, writer and illustrator. She is the principal of Mateo Ilasco, a design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area that creates paper and home goods. She is the author of Craft, Inc. and the follow-up Craft, Inc. Business Planner, as well as the upcoming Creative, Inc. (which will be released by Chronicle in September 2010, around the same time as Crafting A Meaningful Home) and Space Planner: A Home-Decorating and Design Workbook. She writes a monthly business column for Design Sponge and hosts Modern Economy, a series of on-site and online sample sales for independent designers. Visit her website at mateoilasco.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158479867X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584798675
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meg Mateo Ilasco is a writer, designer, and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the principal of the eponymous stationery and housewares company, Mateo Ilasco . She's authored several books including the best-selling business book "Craft, Inc."

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AnnMeow on April 13, 2011
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The book comes with some beautiful projects and very nice stories of people who created them. However if you look for a more project-focused book I would say this might fall a bit short as the instructions might not be detailed enough for beginners. I really enjoyed the stories bit though, as the title says, they're all very meaningful and every project has a background to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By booklover on March 25, 2012
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Not exactly what I was looking for. I found two projects, so I will copy them and pass this book onto some of my more crafty friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dee on September 2, 2013
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I thought it would be loaded with ideas. Deco. a plate is the biggest craft. It is boring. I am more into crafts than crafts I got here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By krista ingram on September 23, 2014
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Not very happy with product. I thought it would have more than just one crochet pattern. Would not have bought
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By jackie cort on November 18, 2013
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Not as fun as id hoped .. Unless you really new to crafting.. Not much here with this one...3 stars
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By oldredhead on September 24, 2013
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most of the articles can be adapted to my style, I love the use of vibrant colors
along with earthy tones.
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By Luanne Young on June 15, 2013
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Love all the ideas in this book, i especially like the crochet rug. Can't wait to get started. Many more ideas for home decorations.
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By Jade on May 22, 2013
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I purchased this for the instructions on the doiley rug. I haven't started or finished yet, but the book itself is like anyother crafty book, there's a lot I wouldn't do for my own home, but it's nicely assembed, instructions are good, just don't expect to want to do every craft listed in there!
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