The Crafty Minx by Kelly Doust
The Coolest Present
04 January 2011
My biggest surprise present this year from hubby was the book ‘The Crafty Minx’ – and I love it. Kelly Doust is a young Australian mum and former journalist who started turning her hand to contemporary design and craft projects for her home and baby once her daughter was born. A long time craftaholic, she also used her OE years to scour flea and fabric markets around the world and posted back to Australia a range of gorgeous fabrics and vintage clothes that she has upcycled or reused to form the basics of her designs in her new book.
Check it out if you want inspiration for 2011. Separated into projects that match our seasons down under, Kelly has ideas for babies and mums alike from crib mobiles and baby-safe soft toys to beach totes, dress renovations, wall art, lino printing and gift wrapping. Kelly has also recently released a second book, ‘The Crafty Kid’, with projects for kids to tackle. Perhaps that’s my New Year’s Whitcoulls ‘sale’ present to myself!