Attractively illustrated with charming old-fashioned engravings and step-by-step diagrams, this is a unique turn-of-the-century guide to crafts and recreations. Filled with practical fun and detailed explanations of multiple projects, this guide from 1887 has fully illustrated explanations of hobbies and games, handmade dolls, bookshelf building, and other projects using common household items, encouraging imaginations and creativity.
Organised by seasons, from Spring to Winter, projects include seasonal natural objects, from the preservation of wild flowers, to Easter projects, corn husk and flower dolls, printing from natural objects such as leaves, Christmas festivities and many more. Full chapters are given to different aspects of drawing and painting. The book is reprinted with its charming original layout and typography.