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How to Sew a Button by Erin Bried
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Jul 29, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: farming-homesteading, food-related, generally-green, how-to, humor, nonfiction, personal-collection

What a handy, humorous little reference guide to the traditional wisdom of capable women! I love this book, and it has already helped me get out a few stains (from spilling things on my clothes).

This book has everything from choosing produce, ironing things properly, growing an herb garden, dealing with difficult neighbors, to spending a romantic date night at home without having to shell out money for an expensive restaurant dinner, and much in between - all written in such a way as to give you a chuckle no matter what you're looking up.

The advice comes mostly from various women who lived (successfully) through the Great Depression, one way or another.

This guide is all about being frugal and living very enjoyably, by simply being resourceful, clever, and kind. It's my kind of book.
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