A gorgeous guide to creating an original, appealing and handmade home.
Sharing her passion for making and collecting special items for decoration and use within the home, Kelly Doust shows readers how to make and collect for a lifetime and longer, creating the treasured family heirlooms of tomorrow. Featuring 50+ immediately do-able craft projects and a wealth of advice on how to source beautiful vintage items and materials in flea markets, charity shops and auction houses, plus tips on how to display and use them in your home, The Crafty Minx at Home is a pretty, inspiring and practical guide to making, collecting and transforming handmade and vintage objects for the home.
Revel in the joys of a home-made life, times shared with family and friends, and the joy of making and feathering your nest with exquisite handmade or vintage items to feed both heart and soul.
Author of crafty titles The Crafty Minx, The Crafty Kid, Minxy Vintage and The Crafty Minx at Home, as well as the fashion memoir A Life in Frocks, Kelly Doust has been scouring flea markets and charity stores for vintage fashion, fabric and homewares from her early teens, and making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl. A Brand Ambassador for Vinnies, Kelly also hosts workshops and demonstrations for a variety of organisations, including the City of Sydney and its annual Garage Sale Trail initiative.
Kelly appears as a regular craft expert on television shows such as Sunrise and The Morning Show. With a career spanning book publishing, public relations and freelance writing in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, Kelly has written for Vogue, Australian Women’s Weekly and Sunday Life and is currently working on her first novel. She lives in Sydney’s inner west with her husband and daughter.