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Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving the Things We Love

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A spiritual sequel to the do-it-yourself handbook Make Your Place, this is a practical guide to prolonging the lives of cherished items in the home. Tips for mending clothing, preserving the harvest from a home garden, drying herbs and meat, and other money-saving ideas are accompanied by humorous handwritten anecdotes and illustrations. This manual is a treasured addition ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Microcosm Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Talcott
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love it. A perfect collection of useful ways to get the most out of stuff and reduce overall consumption. While I had the good fortune to grow up with a 'depression-era' father who taught me many of the tidbits shared in this book, I think that many people don't have much of this basic info. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone heading out on their own for the first time! An essential for your bookshelf. Support indie artists and publishers and buy this book- you won't regret it.
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Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Great info. Very beginner-friendly. Illustrations are great.
Emily Street
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Useful book. Hand-lettered and nicely made.
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Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Very handy book to have on hand. Gives you the confidence to complete DIY home repair in a very non-intimidating way.
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Cute. I believe my standards of usefulness for 'how-to' books are quite high.
Bridget Johannes
Sep 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Handy, accessible, and cute to boot.
Ben
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really solid how-tos. I'll definitely be referencing this book on the regular as I try to learn more sewing skills in particular. Also when I have to change the wax ring on a toilet again.
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Raleigh Brigs is the best-selling author of Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills and several DIY zines. She lives with her husband and two needy cats in Seattle, WA.