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« on: September 03, 2005 07:52:49 PM »

I just picked up this book, and though some of the projects are a little hard to pull off (how to build a small shack), other ones are completely doable. There are tutorials on making your own wine (very tempting, I'll probably try), making an A-line skirt, and growing sprouts in your kitchen. It also has a lot of eco-friendly projects and how-to's, like making a compost pile and using gray water for your toilet. It reads like a zine and has lots of hand-drawn pictures.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005 07:45:08 PM »

sounds like a cool book, i have to check it out the next time i'm out.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005 07:13:38 AM »

That sounds awesome - thanks for the recommendation!


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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005 09:20:11 AM »

Sounds like my kind of book! Have you got an ISBN # please?

« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005 09:23:46 AM »

Sounds like my kind of book! Have you got an ISBN # please?


ISBN: 0972696792

Let me know how any projects you do from the book go!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2006 04:12:05 PM »

this is a great book compiled from How2 Zine & other sources - and it's a great read even if you don't end up doing any of the projects! the topics are super varied: composting, diy sex toys, herbal & diy remedies for everything from cold symptoms to lice, handmade clothing and crafts, gardening, dumpster diving, minor home & car repair, and even simple giutar lessons! my mom started reading it and she plans on doing worm composting and is going to plant potato barrels this spring.

but if you buy it, go straight to the source! <a href=http://www.microcosmpublishing.com>microcosm publishing</a> is awesome and carries tons of great zines and books!

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006 10:10:25 PM »

This is totally a sweet book! Also, if you liked this, check out Stolen Sharpie Revolution from Microcosm Publishing -it's a great inspirational book on making zines!

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