Reviews by sara
I was excited to find this book, but disappointed after I read it as it does not give specific help in caring for family heirlooms. For example, it suggested handling negatives by the edges and using cotton gloves (common sense), but did not tell how to clean mildew off of negatives found in the basement.
The format of the book will attract people who like graphic novels. It does have a lot of information on recycling, but the projects found in the book are not new or unique.
This book is very well written and organized. It tells you everything you need to know about starting a little free library including building instructions and what to do if your library is vandalized or all your books are taken at once. Also, there are lots of photos of libraries and storied of the people who built them.
A wide variety of projects. My two favorites are the fabric mache bowls and the organza flowers.
There are a couple of ideas I plan to use this winter: a hollow ice-lantern with tea candles inside, and letter squares. The letter squares are made from twigs frozen in a square of ice. You can spell anything you like. Nice rustic look. There is also instructions for colored ice ornaments that can hang from trees outside.