Create 45 simple projects with a Scandinavian flavor, including home decorations, garlands, and beautiful gifts.
Christiane Bellstedt Myers has developed a beautiful collection of decorative makes using rustic fabrics and natural materials. The four chapters—Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter—cover a wide range of crafts, including collage, embroidery, painting, and sewing, and take inspiration from Scandinavian seasonal traditions to bring magic to your year. Celebrate the coming of Spring with a lovely Clematis wreath, share the joy of Mid-Summer with your friends by setting the table outdoors using a handmade tablecloth, decorate your home for the Fall by bringing the harvest indoors, and make Winter a time for hygge by lighting plenty of candles and hanging some vintage chandelier crystals to capture the soft glow. Try out some simple embroidery on the lavender pillows, which would make great gifts, or make a pretty garland to hang on the mantelpiece at Christmas. So why not get the family involved and make each season really special by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy memories each year as you decorate your home.
Christiane Bellstedt Myers was brought up in rural Canada where homespun items were a way of life, and where she realized that the joy and satisfaction that comes with these creations was something that she wanted to share. She moved to the UK over two decades ago and six years ago started The Cozy Club, which invites people into her home to spend the day creating a seasonal item to take home. Chris has been featured in Country Living and Homes and Antiques. She is based in Buckinghamshire, UK.