Entrepreneur, Author, Designer, DIY Expert

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Beautiful & inspiring DIY Books

With a life long passion of educating aspiring makers and seasoned crafters, I've translated my everyday process into gorgeous collections of projects. Making the heart of DIY accessible and fun for anyone who wants to learn a new skill or hone in on a new hobby. These books are packed with content, ideas, and beautiful imagery. I hope you'll pick up a copy and share what you make!

A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 projects for personalizing your space

Equal parts inspiration and DIY guide, A Well-Crafted Home is an irresistible resource for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. 

Featuring 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house--plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more. With simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste, the book is more than just “DIY” crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials--like linen, leather, and wood--so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you'd never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless “dot” design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you’ll want to keep it on display. 

A devoted maker and aesthete, Janet Crowther provides an approachable guide for adding a modern, yet handmade touch to any home with her latest offering.
— Joanna Hawley (jojotastic)
It’s obvious Janet is a magician with decor, but she freely gives away her secrets to readers desiring to bring magic into their homes with easy step by step instructions.
— Alex Evjen (AveStyles)

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Make A Statement (Chronicle Books)

From runways to boutiques, statement jewelry has become the coveted accessory. In Make a Statement, jewelry designers share their trade secrets for using basic techniques and easy-to-source materials to make stylish jewelry and accessories, from a chic gold bib necklace and hand-formed geometric hoop earrings to a classic charm bracelet and rhinestone-embellished elegant shoe clips. Featuring gorgeous watercolor how-to illustrations, an introduction to the basic tools needed, and helpful information on sourcing high quality, affordable materials, Make a Statement will inspire readers to craft pieces to dress up any outfit. This is a great book for anyone who wants to know more about the best way to make jewelry. The step- by- step process is well thought out and the projects are lots of fun.