Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills

I picked up this book not too long ago and am very excited about it. It is chock full of charming tutorials and hand drawn illustrations for everything in the home from making your own tinctures, to building a garden, to recipes for window cleaner.

Look, I know there is this cultural belief that the domestic realm is somehow less important than the public one. Which we all know is a load of crap. Sadly, because of that notion, this kind of DIY knowledge has been in the decline since the feminist movement. I'm not blaming feminist per say, but I do think that out of a lot of women's fears of being too Betty Crocker and locked in that gilded cage of housewifery, we are now a Walmart culture.
This little $5 DIY zine is for EVERYBODY! Gardening, homemaking and healing are all vital yet basic aspects of human life. I'm using it now everyday. I recommend "Make Your Place" as a read for anyone who wants to make their life a little greener and more enjoyable.

1 comment:

kitty said...

i couldn't agree with you more! today i built a teepee for the kids out of branches. it was almost the most satisfying thing i've ever done.