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Simple farmhouse life : DIY projects for the all-natural, handmade home
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xiii, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Introduction -- Natural handmade kitchen -- Handmade home -- Collecting antique and vintage finds -- Natural handmade body -- Natural cleaning and laundry -- Handmade garden.
Transform your home into a simple farmhouse--no matter where you live--with this beautiful guide to slow living. Country girl and popular blogger Lisa Bass shares her favorite hearty recipes, handmade products, and tips for natural living that she uses in her own from-scratch life. Slow down and enjoy the simplicity of a country lifestyle with recipes such as: rosemary lemon foaming dish soap, stonewashed linen apron, market tote, pillow covers from reclaimed materials, dipped beeswax candles, linen ruffle throw blanket, and chamomile body butter.


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In this beautiful guide to slow living, country girl and popular blogger Lisa Bass shares her favorite projects and tips for natural living that she uses in her own handmade, from-scratch life. She hopes that her passion for creativity and handcrafting will inspire you to create a home and lifestyle you love. Book jacket.

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Lisa Bass started her blog Farmhouse on Boone in 2015. She lives with her husband and six children in Missouri, where she makes a living teaching and inspiring others. Find out more at

Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Chapter 1 Natural Handmade Kitchenp. 1
Beeswax Food Wrapsp. 2
Simple Pot Holdersp. 4
Linen Tea Towelsp. 7
Simple Linen Market Totep. 9
Drop-Cloth Bosket Linerp. 13
Linen Kitchen Apronp. 16
Linen Half Apronp. 20
Linen Pinafore Apronp. 23
Pinafore Apron for Kidsp. 24
Fruit and Veggie Washp. 29
Lemon Rosemary Foaming Hand and Dish Soopp. 30
Cast-iron Salt Scrubp. 33
Wooden Spoon Butterp. 34
Simmering Stovetop Potpourrip. 37
Chapter 2 Handmade Homep. 39
Dipped Beeswax Candlesp. 40
Basic Pillow Cover Tutorialp. 43
How to Sew a Rufflep. 46
Crochet-Trim Double-Gauze Throw Blanketp. 50
Linen Ruffle Throw Blanketp. 54
Reversible Drop-Cloth Throwp. 57
Tie-Top Linen Curtainsp. 61
How to Make Faux Grain-Sack Fabricp. 63
Groin-Sack Table Runnerp. 64
Faux Ticking-Stripe Sheetsp. 66
Linen-Wrapped Ballsp. 69
How to Dye Drop Clothp. 70
Chapter 3 Collecting Antique and Vintage Findsp. 75
Plate Gallery Wallp. 76
Kids' Apron from Vintage Runnerp. 81
Crochet Table-Topper Stool Makeoverp. 85
Duvet from Vintage Sheetsp. 86
Linen Bench Slipcoverp. 91
Lavender Orange Candles in Antique Potteryp. 94
Vintage Grain-Sack Pillow Coverp. 97
Pillowcase with Heirloom Trimp. 100
Girls' Pajamas from Vintage Sheetsp. 105
Chapter 4 Natural Handmade Bodyp. 109
Oatmeal and Honey Soap with Calendulap. 110
Charcoal Tea Tree Soapp. 113
Chamomile Body Butterp. 114
Lavender Calendula Salvep. 117
Grapefruit Sugar Scrubp. 119
Lavender Chamomile Bath Saltsp. 120
Citrus Body Mistp. 123
Orange Toothpastep. 125
Lemon Clay Deodorantp. 127
Orange Chamomile Lip Balmp. 128
Rose Lotion Barsp. 131
Exfoliating Charcoal Face Scrubp. 132
Chapter 5 Natural Cleaning and Laundryp. 135
All-Purpose Cleanerp. 137
Glass Cleanerp. 138
Orange Dusting Sprayp. 141
Hardwood Floor Cleanerp. 142
Simple Laundry Detergentp. 145
Lavender Dryer Sheetsp. 146
Wool Dryer Ballsp. 149
Lavender Linen Sprayp. 152
Lavender Sachetsp. 154
Chapter 6 Handmade Gardenp. 157
Concrete Planterp. 158
Forcing Bulbs Indoorsp. 160
Simple Cut-Flower Gardenp. 163
Beautiful Flower Arrangementsp. 165
Pressed Flower Artp. 169
How to Dry Flowersp. 172
Making a Wreathp. 175
Dried-Flower Wreathp. 178
Fresh Herb Wreathsp. 181
Windowsill Herb Gardenp. 182
Clay Herb Markersp. 185
Drying Herbsp. 186
Scrap-Fabric Plant Hangerp. 189
Front-Porch Plantersp. 190
Cedar Raised Garden Bedsp. 194
Afterwordp. 197
Resourcesp. 201
About the Authorp. 202