While we await Amanda Blake Soule's next book (we loved her first one), Mothering magazine is sharing a project from her forthcoming book to whet our whistle. Amanda's captured family likenesses drawn by her children in colorful, embroidered portrait bookmarks.
This project is characteristic of Amanda's approach to parenting and crafting: involve your kids, create and preserve memories, use recycled materials when you can, keep it simple, make it beautiful. You can download the instructions for portrait bookmarks at Mothering.
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures will be published in August. In the meantime, you can visit Amanda at her website.