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« on: June 26, 2006 11:31:59 PM »

ReadyMade : How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer (Hardcover)
by Shoshana Berger, Grace Hawthorne


This book was pretty awesome.  A lot of the ideas are VERY ambitious, but isn't that what crafting is all about??  All of the ideas are eco-friendly.  It's inspired by the Ready Made magazine, which I'm sure we all know and love.

My recommendation....  Borrow it from the library.  Not exactly worth $25, but still worth holding for thirty days!

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006 10:50:33 AM »

I hope this doesn't beach craftster netiquette, but I have a copy of ReadyMade listed on the classifieds section (for trade).

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006 01:43:04 AM »

Before I looked at it much, I bought a copy from Powell's as a gift.  I hadn't decided which of two friends that would like it would actually get it.  Then when I looked more in depth at the book, I realized I didn't really want to give the ReadyMade book to any of my friends, because despite its neat package, it sucks.  I finally sold it back to Powell's.
It's got more theory than practical stuff, and the theory isn't that exciting or informative.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006 12:21:16 AM »

I brought this book on a whim with some birthday money and I really love it. The projects are kind of ambitious but it has good, clear instructions, but, as previously noted, it has alot of non-projects and theory about how things are made.

I do like its philosophy, and it makes me laugh. I probably wont make alot of the projects until I move out of home, and, living in Australia, some of the materials could be hard to source, but overall I think its a nice book with a good heart.


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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2006 04:28:23 PM »

I got my copy of this for my birthday. Some of the projects are ambitious, but I love it. I'm also a big fan of the magazine.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007 12:51:34 AM »

I used to LOVE the magazine, I still subscribe but it isn't what it once was in my opinion. What do you all mean when you say ambitious? Can you give some examples of the projects? I like ambitious- to a degree.... I am not going to build a mini house for my back yard (molecular dwelling?)

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007 12:06:44 PM »

I own the book myself, and although the projects are interesting and eco-friendly, I don't like the book. The materials can be quite hard to find and a lot of projects are for home/apartment owners- not me.

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