Inside "Craftcycle", readers will find over 40 craft projects, 20 recipes, 30 ideas for living a sustainable life, and ten larger-scale construction projects. The book is organised by season, giving readers options to maximise the natural abundance (or work with it, at the least) of every part of the year. Within each chapter, there are larger projects to build, quick crafts using basic materials or recycled items, seasonally appropriate tips, and recipes using seasonal ingredients. The larger-scale projects require a basic knowledge of simple wood construction, and are accompanied by detailed diagrams. Instructions for the basic crafts are accompanied by a mix of step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Crafts include basic crafts to do with kids, knitting and crochet projects, gift ideas, general sewing projects and more.
Artist Heidi Boyd creates innovative craft projects for children using a philosophy toward surprise and accessibility. She's contributed proprietary projects to the kids' section of Better Homes and Gaardens, Crayola Kids and FamilyFun magazines. Her work is featured in many Meredith Corporation's craft publications including Crafts for Little Kids, Incredibly Awesome Crafts for Kids, Simply Handmade, Halloween Fun and 501 Fun-to-Make Family Crafts. With a degree in fine arts, she has been an art instructor to children in schools and art centres for over a decade while pursuing her vocation as an illustration artist. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband Jon, and sons Jasper and Elliot.