Four Hot New Books for Stylish Families

I am doing a whole lot of book-crushing of late and have been adding to my online wishlist* like nobody’s business. Here are four of the hottest new books for families with style.

Homespun Style by Selina Lake (Ryland Peters & Small RRP £19.99) shows you how to create a unique interior with your own style. Less flat-pack and more junk shop Homespun Style is all about character and individuality. Showcasing beautiful homes from around the world it is a wealth of inspiration for a home which is inviting and imaginative. Selina is hosting a book party and Homespun Style Market this Friday (13th April 2012) where you can shop with some of the hottest stores around and buy the book.

The Handmade Home for Children by Sania Pell (Cico Books RRP £16.99) is packed full of 50 projects to bring a handmade touch to your children’s room, toys and clothing. It is a mix of sewing and crafting styles so if you’re not a keen sewer there is still plenty for you to choose from. With quick ideas alongside some of the more involved projects you’ll have lots to keep you busy.

Beyond Snapshots by Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey (Amphoto RRP £16.99) is due for release on 7th May in the UK and it is one title I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. For those of you who read my personal blog you’ll know that photography is my big passion in life. Having been a big fan of Rachel and Peta’s blogs I’m stoked that they have their book out in the world. If you’re ready to take the leap from auto to manual settings on your camera this book will take you by the hand and show you the way. From the technical to the creative you will learn how to compose and capture amazing pictures of children. An absolute must have in my book.

Eco-friendly Crafting with Kids by Kate Lilley (Ryland Peters & Small £14.99) is a booked filled with colourful eco crafts from the author of Mini Eco. There are projects big and small covering all ages and abilities. The whole book is beautifully shot and shows you how you can get your craft on with style. Projects include: walnut shell boats, musical instruments, bird feeders and supplies such as: play dough, bubble mixture and invisible ink. If you have a space on your shelf for a family craft book this is the one you should buy; it will be dog-eared by the time you’ve outgrown it.

*(available on request *ahem*)


  1. I’ve had Sania’s book sitting on my desk for a while now and I love looking at her projects (no time to yet to make anything!). I love her slightly nostalgic style, there’s lots of great ideas. Completely recommend it!

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