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Published on July 15th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

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Summer Reading: Make Your Place. Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills

Here at Crafting a Green world, you know we love making our own beauty supplies or a good gardening project. Heck, some of us even are growing natural crafting supplies in our gardens! So you can imagine my excitement when I ran across Regina Briggs’ book full of DIY projects to “craft a sustainable domestic life!”

Raleigh Briggs’ Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills is a fully hand-drawn book from Microcosm Publishing that’s packed with projects for making all sorts of supplies for the home. According to the publisher:

It’s full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves.

The 128-page book is a total steal at just $5! If you’re feeling splurgy, you can pick up Briggs’ other DIY zines, also from Microcosm: Nontoxic House Cleaners and Herbal First Aid for another dollar apiece!

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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com Becky

    Thanks for the heads-up– this is a topic I’ve been very interested in lately, so I placed an order tonight! (They were out of the cleaning one, though.)

  • jamieramey

    This book is kind of the best thing thats happened to me this year. Everyone on Earth should order one right now! Tnis is the stuff that changes the world for the better! Microcosm, I love you forever.

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