Author(s): Abbey Hendrickson
Abbey Hendrickson writes a blog called Aesthetic Outburst documenting her life in an old farmhouse in rural New York. In between DIY disasters, childcare catastrophes and cultural consumption, Abbey makes some fantastic and funky craft projects, which she sells through her Etsy shop. "You Are Awesome" is a collection of 21 clearly explained step-by-step craft ideas by Abbey Hendrickson. They range from an embroidery sampler to a bookshelf to a laptop toy made from a cardboard box. The projects are deceptively simple to make, but all very quirky and cool. Each one captures the warmth and humour that Abbey herself radiates and which makes her blog so popular. "You Are Awesome" follows on from Cicadas recent publication, "State of Craft", appealing to the new generation of young crafters looking for fresh inspirations to cultivate their own individual aesthetic. Small and chunky, with a hard cut greyboard cover and overflowing with illustrations and photography, it's a book you'll want to have and to hold.