Author(s): Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier
Get that `just right' balance into your home and life with the 20 fresh Scandinavian-inspired designs in this book. Lagom ar bast, or `the right amount is best' - a Swedish philosophy that fosters the concept of living a simpler and more balanced life. In this book, author and blogger Debbie von Grabler-Crozier shows you how to embrace the ethos of Lagom by teaching you how to sew 20 beautiful accessories for your home that combine Scandi style with simple and practical design. Inside, discover quietly stunning items such as a cushion, doorstop, a quilted throw, bunting and a wall hanging, as well as a bag and soft, felt Swedish house shoes; all of which are perfect for transforming your home into a Lagom-inspired retreat away from the bustle of everyday life. Each design is made using natural materials such as cotton, linen and wool felt, but can easily be created using spare material and scraps in the house. In addition, full-size templates are also provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book in a safe little pocket. With step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs accompanying every project, and essential sewing techniques clearly laid out at the beginning of Debbie's book, your path to a healthier, relaxing lifestyle has never been easier.
Debbie has been involved in writing and the craft world for pretty much all of her life but in 1997 she made it into a profession, qualifying formally in journalism and writing patterns and a couple of columns for magazines and newspapers across four continents. She is inspired by nature, travel and history, ancient worlds, steampunk or just a walk in the woods. You name it. She writes about so much more than craft - she loves travel writing, photography and just simply commenting about some of the ridiculous things that happen in our lives. Writing has led her through the world of teaching, and she has written more craft pattern packets than she cares to mention! She has also self-published seven books on subjects ranging from templates for embroidery designs to a cancer self-help book. She designs sewing, papercraft, scrapbooking, card, beading, jewellery and mixed media projects, as well as patterns for quilts. Debbie lives in Norfolk, UK.
Introduction 6 Materials & tools 8 Essential hand stitches 10 Basic techniques 14 Projects 18 Acknowledgments 80