Home Sweet Home: Rediscovering the Joys of Domesticity with Classic Household Projects and Recipes

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In our modern age of rampant consumerism, we are losing touch with the traditional domestic activities that previous generations took for granted. We buy everything we need—and much that we don't—rather than making new or making do. We no longer know how to sew a button, darn a hole, or iron properly. However, while vacuum cleaners and washing machines might be a godsend, can we favorably compare a mass-produced holiday decoration from a superstore with a gorgeous home-made winter wreath? Home Sweet Home brings ...

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Home Sweet Home: Rediscovering the Joys of Domesticity with Classic Household Projects and Recipes

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Overview

In our modern age of rampant consumerism, we are losing touch with the traditional domestic activities that previous generations took for granted. We buy everything we need—and much that we don't—rather than making new or making do. We no longer know how to sew a button, darn a hole, or iron properly. However, while vacuum cleaners and washing machines might be a godsend, can we favorably compare a mass-produced holiday decoration from a superstore with a gorgeous home-made winter wreath? Home Sweet Home brings you 100 simple, traditional projects and advice that will reintroduce you to the joy of making things by hand and the pleasure of a home filled with individuality and charm. From making all-natural surface cleaner and removing stains to cooking the perfect Sunday roast, to laying a table and hosting a party, this sweet little book will not only help you create a cozy home but will also save you money. Today, a whole new generation is discovering the value, and pleasure, of making things for themselves, their homes, and their families.

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In our post-modern consumerist culture, even the word "homemade" seems like an anachronism. Sarah Tomczak's appreciation of domestic skills was perhaps heightened by her recent marriage, but her talents at mastering the 100 traditional projects spotlighted in this useful book were obviously sharpened over many years. Home Sweet Home teaches readers hands-on crafts for cooking, sewing, entertaining, cleaning, and much more. A book that reminds us that making it home-made makes a cozy home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762781287
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,480,243
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Tomczak has written for publications in both New York and London, including Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Sugar, and The Mail on Sunday. With four books under her belt, including the successful How to Live Like a Lady, she is currently the Entertainment Editor at Glamour, in London. Visit her blog at jackieormarilyn.blogspot.com.

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