Hope, Make, Heal

20 Crafts to Mend the Heart
For anyone seeking renewal and restoration during life’s transitions and after deep loss, Hope, Make, Heal offers a unique approach to healing: using one’s hands to mend the heart. The twenty craft projects provide ways to make tangible objects that signify the qualities one seeks on a healing path: strength, calm, release, and hope. Full of gentle encouragement, each project is easy to make and suitable for those times when our minds are preoccupied and our spirits are low.


Author Bio
Maya Pagan DonenfeldMaya Pagán Donenfeld is the creator of the popular green crafting and simple living blog mayamade.com, which was established in 2008. Maya teaches printing and sewing classes, including at the extremely popular art retreat Squam Art Workshops. She is also an instructor on Creativebug.com and is the author of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials (Wiley, 2012).
Imprint: Roost
ISBN: 9781611802009
Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Page Count: 144
Size: 7 x 8

"Hope, Make, Heal is like a tender hug, wrapping you in understanding and inspiration at a time when you need it most. Having traversed the bleak landscape of bereavement myself, I know that this book would have been most welcome as I began piecing myself back together. Creativity brought so much healing into my life, and I love how Maya weaves the practical with the mindful. When your days resound with the emptiness of loss, these simple projects will help to bring you back to yourself, one stitch, one brushstroke at a time." —Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

"What a delight of a book, a gorgeous invitation to use the power of creating to heal. I so appreciate that the crafts are both meaningful and doable. This is a book I will turn to not only when I need comfort during hard times but also when I want to create with my daughter and friends." —Jennifer Louden, author of The Life Organizer and The Woman’s Comfort Book

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