my new book: the homemade home for children

November 8, 2011  in homemade, news

the homemade home for children

I thought I would post a little update to tell you about my new book today. It popped up on Amazon recently and my lovely friend Holly Becker mentioned it in a very sweet post about my work over on decor8.

It is a follow up to The Homemade Home and the working title is “The Homemade Home for Children: 50 thrifty and chic projects for creative parents“. It features in-depth handmade projects with full step-by-step, illustrated projects as well as quick ideas – all with beautiful colour photography.

If you liked my previous book and have young children, are planning a family, have nieces or nephews or even grandchildren then I hope you will like this one too. And although I’ve made the projects for adults to do for and with children, I’ve made them stylish rather than overtly childish so you can create things you can cherish forever and pass on to new generations.

There are plenty of projects that would look great in a house without children and many ideas can be translated or used as inspiration for more grown up versions.

I’m afraid I can’t show you anything from it yet apart from the draft cover, so I photographed it above, along with a few other things that were lying on my craft table.

But if you liked the child-orientated projects in The Homemade Home, such as the China Transfers, Cowboy-collage Chest of Drawers, Creepy Crawly Lamp, Stitched Portraits, Sock Toys and Ribboned Skirt then this book will appeal.

If you don’t have a copy of The Homemade Home then here is a flick-through video we made on my son’s little Flip video camera when the book came out (a year before I started this blog) to give you an idea of what my last book is like (select the 720pHD setting for better quality):

I had a meeting with my publisher Cico Books last week and saw the proper proofs for the first time and it is looking really lovely. I’ll try not to go on too much about it as I know it’s a while until it is released but after five months hard work it’s very exciting to see it all coming to fruition.

It will be published on 8th April next year retailing at £16.99/$24.95 but you can pre-order it on Amazon now (thrifty tip – it’s already less than retail!)

You can pre-order it now by going to: or

I will share more as and when I can. Happy making!


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  1. Jane says:

    I’m waiting patiently for this little beauty in faraway Hobart, Australia, Sania! I can’t wait ☺ J x

  2. elisa says:

    i’m not waiting patiently at all! i can’t wait. exciting, sania! xx

  3. Looks as gorgeous as your first book Sania! Might have to get it even though I don’t have any kids yet! 😉

  4. Sania, I already get very excited by the cover! Can’t wait for the book! xoxo

  5. I have pre-ordered the book on Amazon, very good deal! xoxo

  6. Juliette says:

    It’s already looking lovely, so I’m super excited!!

  7. Jennie says:

    How exciting! I can’t wait to try out some projects for my young niece. Maybe she can help a bit too. =)

  8. geisslein says:

    Oh, this is so exciting! Congrats from me – seems like I NEEEED this book 🙂
    have a happy and creative day today. sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

  9. Heather says:

    awesome news! Cant wait to add this one to my collection!~

  10. I love the flip through video idea…that’s a great way to leave people wanting more 🙂 Like…a book trailer!

  11. love the video – it has made me order the book!!
    looking forward to the new one coming out!

  12. I’m thrilled! What a great idea! I love love love your first book and can’t wait to get my mittens on this one! Congratulations, Sania!

    Meera xx

  13. Inge says:

    Your book could be the perfect Christmas gift (for me)! 🙂 I think I’ll give my hubby some hints… 😉

  14. Can’t wait holding it in my hands!
    The video idea is so great..,

  15. Emily says:

    What a small world – I OWN “the handmade home” and love that book. I completely didn’t make the connection until now that was you! AHH, guess I should look at things more closely! I’m excited to get this 2nd book to do some projects with and for my son (he’ll be 2 in December). I love this!

  16. emma says:

    Congratulation! It look great! It is a perfect Christmas present…

  17. I am so looking forward to your second book. I thoroughly enjoy working on creative projects with my children.
    Congratulations Sania, this is so awesome. The cover is truly lovely. If you took the title away I would immediately know it was you. You have a great distinctive style.

  18. Hannah Nunn says:

    Looks like another beauty Sania! Had the brainwave of buying my Mum your book for Christmas the other day. Funnily enough Amazon suggested it for me too the very same day! Frighteningly on my wave length!

  19. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, I’m so glad you like the look of my new book! And a very special thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered it, amazing!! It’s really appreciated. xox

  20. Love your new book — perfect gift for my daughter for the holidays. I’ll get it on my blog as well very soon.

  21. Brava! Beautiful book that will inspire many people!

  22. Toni says:

    This is a birthday present with my best friend’s name written all over, looks amazing! xx

  23. Geralyn Yim says:

    I have to say that for the past couple of hours i have been hooked by the impressive articles on this site. Keep up the wonderful work.

  24. melanie tarr says:

    I have flicked through your stunning new book. Its just beautiful…


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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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