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Kirstie's Homemade Home

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Kirstie's Homemade Home is about a journey the author made into a world which she thought she knew, but didn't. It's a world full of dedicated and talented people in England who make beautiful things, both traditional and modern that support the wonderful crafting heritage they have in the UK. If, like her, you have ever been caught at a yard sale or antiques market and co ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published September 2nd 2010)
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Kirstie's Homemade Home is, in a nutshell, the TV show. Her general advice about sourcing unusual items and planning decor is good. The actual crafts included are decent but unremarkable, expensive or involve far too much special equipment.

Let's be clear here - I like to make some things but I am not a natural artist and basically I get crafting to either make things that I can't find in my style or to adapt ideas I have seen that I cannot afford to buy. I simply cannot afford to buy equipment
Sarah Rodgers
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
After watching the series on TV I was inspired to try some of the things that Kirsty had suggested and found this book really good. It has some fantastic pictures of the project she undertook at her house Meadowgate, and also of some other interiors done in the same style.

I know I certainly do not have the budget to do up my house exactly as Kirty has done but it goes give some tips of how to achieve the looks which can be done not using stuff from more expensive antique dealers. I feel that thi
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!. I had previously watched the tv show so I was thrilled when this book came out and even more so with all the hints that Kirstie has included in the book. Alot of the tips she used herself when doing up her own home Meadowgate..
There was everything from glass blowing to the best places to shop for linens and fireplaces..
It is a very pretty book and the instructions for the crafts are easy to follow and with kirstie's laid back explanations you cant help but warm to her and
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed-library
As I expected a lovely looking book with lots of good photograph, good advice but many not that relevant to me....a nice coffee table book
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, tv-series
I actually ended up reading her books before watching the shows and although at some points her excitement over everything became a tad grating, I really liked both her books as they give ideas for future projects and details of addresses and websites.
Lorraine Isted
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After watching Kirsties tv shows I wanted the book . I have read it over and over again and tried making a few things in the book . I love the easy way it shows you how to make things It's a very lovely book .
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