A hand-sewn, well-worn bird resting on your mantelpiece can, all at once, remind visitors of childhood holidays at a grandparent’s home, while also creating new points of memory for kids. When I think of the Christmases spent at my aunt’s house, I remember the quilts hanging on her walls and the small crafty decorations lining her bookcases.
In Robin Vizzone's Peculiar Primitives—A Collection of Eclectic Projects, any level of sewist can find whimsical projects that will add rustic charm to their homes. There are silly dolls, cute animals, and other sweet crafts ready to be created with wool, embroidery, and hand appliqué.
And half the charm behind primitive projects is the uneven, purposely imperfect sewing. So you don’t have to stress about the unevenness of your stitches!