Publications, stores, people, and websites which are fueling the revival of the “lost arts” each and every day… (in alphabetical  order)

Everyday Food: published by Martha Stewart Omnimedia

I learned to cook by reading this magazine and have every issue in a box under my bed. If my house were to catch on fire, I would grab this box and my pearls.

Everyday Italian: written by Giada de Laurentis

One of my favorite cookbooks features drool-worthy pictures and (mostly) easy breezy recipes.

Handmade Weddings: More than 50 Crafts to Personalize Your Big Day: written by Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle and Shana Faust

Although tailored to weddings, this book is an invaluable resource for any party planner whether they like to screen print, sew, paper craft or tinker.

A one-stop website (or iPhone application) for those interested in bringing  a little life into the home. Green thumbs not required.

Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Other Cooking Projects: written by Karen Solomon

The unofficial sponsor of HBH’s 2012 cooking escapade, JIPICI (you can pronounce it as ‘gypsy’) takes cooking to a whole new level encouraging readers to make their own ketchup, bacon, and limoncello. Very culinarily well rounded, indeed!

Jones Design Company: Emily

The result of down-to-earth Emily’s mastery of common and inexpensive materials, I could literally make each and every project that is featured as a tutorial on Jones Design Company. Visit and swoon.

La  HAPPY: Sally

Because life is always more fun with a splash of pink and a few chevron stripes… especially if Sally, graphic designer extraordinaire,  has her hand in it.

oliver + s: Liesl Gipson

Patterns, fabrics, a book, and more! oliver + s is the place to visit should you have some baby bears in your life and love to sew (or at the very least like to think about sewing). Liesl‘s modern spin on classic shapes, colors, and silhouettes will inspire you for a lifetime!

Not Without Salt: Ashley & Julie

Beautiful recipes start at Not Without Salt’s blog and then spill over into fun and intimate cooking classes where good food and conversation abound. 

Paper+Craft: written by Minhee and Truman Cho of Paper+Cup

A beautiful book used by HBH to add some very special touches to baby showers.

Seattle Tilth

A not-for-profit organization serving Seattle and the greater Puget Sound for more than 40 years, Seattle Tilth is dedicated to inspiring and educating people to garden organically and conserve natural resources. 

Simple Sewing for Baby | 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers: written by Lotta Jansdotter

Fresh designs and simplicity find themselves interwoven in fun (and easy) sewing projects perfect for this world’s baby bears.

The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food: written by Tanya L.K. Denckla

This book grew out of the the author’s personal database to collect the basic growing requirements/preferences of over 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts and lives up to the promise of it being a ‘Potting Bench Reference Book’. Enjoy it’s user-friendly format and easy-to-understand terminology.

You Grow Girl

Gayla Trail, founder of You Grow and author of You Grow Girl and Grow Great Grub, encourages aspiring gardeners to get their hands dirty… even if their garden plot consists of a fire escape.

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