DIY

  • 15 Herbs for Tea Booklet

    "Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don't need a large area -- even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family. 

    In this booklet, you'll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don't have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you'll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you'll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!" 

    30 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • A is for Annabelle Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Tasha Tudor's beloved book is adapted for cross stitch. This project reflects Tasha's love of everyday life, and would make a welcome addition to any home, with its nostalgic reflection of days gone by.

    Size 8" x 13 1/2"

    On 18 count Charles Craft fabric.

    Designed by Barbara Bangser for the Posy Collection.

  • Basic Bread Baking Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "There's something so elemental about a good bread. And if it's a bread you've made yourself, you also feel a lovely sense of gratification. Here you'll find basic breads -- white, whole wheat, and so on -- and also some variations and specialty breads. But first, you'll find a description of the key ingredients used in breadmaking and a section on bread-making techniques. At the very end, you'll find a few sources for grains, flours, mills, and all sorts of other things that'll come in handy for the breadmaking cook."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Building Chicken Coops Booklet

    "Chicken-coop designs are as varied as the people who keep chickens. The best design for you depends on how many chickens you keep, your purpose in keeping them, their breed, your geographic location, and how much money you want to spend. A handy way to get ideas is to find successful chicken keepers in your area -- or correspond with those who live in a similar climate -- and learn what works and what doesn't." 

    This Storey booklet has all of the information you need to design and build a variety of chicken coops while keeping in mind temperature controls, water sources, ventilation requirements, bedding, nest boxes, yards and free-range considerations. 

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Building Stone Walls Booklet

    Why stone? Well, a better question might be, why not? For building or landscaping, you simply can't do better. Tasha has many stone walls and terraces. Pick up this Storey bulletin as a do-it-yourself beginner's guide.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Christmas Heralds Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Bringing in the greens was always a cheerful endeavor, full of laughs and smiles, as the family snow-shoed through the woods to find the perfect dressings for the home on Christmas Eve. The procession of Christmas greens is brought to your very own Christmas tree with this popular image, hand-made by you to display in your home as a symbol of tradition and the excitement the Christmas season brings us all.

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection, licensed images from Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.

    *Finished size is 8½" by 5"

    *Frame not included

  • Eggs and Chickens Booklet

    "When was the last time you tasted a really fresh egg? One with a high yolk that was a deep, dark yellow, bordering on pink, and a white that stayed together in a plump circle instead of running all over the frying pan? If your answer is, 'I guess I never have,' you aren't alone. When author John Vivian and his wife first made their move from city to country, he says 'I really believed that the lighter colored the yolk, the fresher the egg. It wasn't until our pullets began laying that I learned the facts and that the yolk color is dependent on the pigments in the feed.' "

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Feathered Friends Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    A young girl carries something delicious in her bowl as all the fowl follow her.  In our experience, it's unlikely the corgi would be following quite so peacefully...they are herding dogs after all.  Tasha may have had a very polite corgi when she originally painted the Christmas cards that this kit was adapted from.  

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT (does not include actual seed packet)

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection

    *Finished size is 5½" by 11"

  • Gardening to Attract Birds Booklet

    "There is nothing more exciting than watching a mother bird drop seeds from your feeder into her young one's throat for the first time -- unless it's catching a hummingbird dart and dive at the nectar flowers and brightly colored vines you've planted. Or maybe it's hearing the call of a bobwhite as it forages for seeds in your backyard wildflower meadow. Gardens that attract birds are sources of everlasting enjoyment and beauty. Of course, the entertainment for you as a gardener can't compare with how the birds benefit. You're providing them with the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, and water. 

    Perhaps the most important benefit of gardening for the birds is the happy effect it has on the environment. When you plant a bird garden, you create a new habitat that is good for the entire ecosystem. Insects, butterflies, and often mammal populations will thrive. 

    You may think there's not much you can do to help restore the wild and diverse landscape that dominated North America just a few decades ago. But as ecologists around the world like to say, "Think globally. Act locally." When you look outside at your own backyard, the task becomes easier. And if you can get your neighbors and community interested in bird gardening, you can create much larger areas of bird-friendly territory. 

    Bringing nature back into balance is a challenge, but every little bit helps. Start by planting a garden just for your backyard birds; you and your avian friends will appreciate it."

    This is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning how to attract birds in their garden. It lists flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees to attract a wide variety of birds.

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Growing Herbs in Containers Booklet

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Today, container gardening is once more in the throes of a renaissance. For some, this is due to the limitations of space in high-rises and condominiums; for others, it may be due to the ease and accessibility of gardening in containers. Ultimately, people can simply appreciate what has been know since antiquity: Pots overflowing with plants add beauty and dimension to the landscape. Best of all, container gardening is an ideal way to easily grow all the herbs you might want for cooking."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Homemade Ice Cream

    Winslow Tudor
    November 3, 2010

    Hand cranked ice cream is one of those traditions that is particularly relevant nowadays. It takes a while to make, but it is supposed to. That is why it tastes so good. Tasha used an old ice cream churn, painted green on the outside with copper wire holding the staves together. The gear and crank assembly that spanned the top of the wooden bucket and turned the stainless drum within never quite stayed seated and required occasional adjustment during the cranking process, but it made the very best ice cream. The open door of the woodshed with a view past the dovecote and to the pines to the south was the preferred location for ice cream production. Even on hot days the shade is cool beneath the roof where rows of firewood sit quietly, and there was always a corgi enjoying the proceedings.

  • Homemade Treats for Dogs Booklet

    "Treat your dog to the tastiest and healthiest biscuits and bones ever made for canine consumption! Cheryl Gianfrancesco's easy-to-follow recipes call for only the best all-natural ingredients, and as your dog will agree, the results are fantastic. Could and dog resist Peanut Butter Biscuits, Cheese and Garlic Bites, Chicken and Cheese Biscuits, or Ginger Cookies? How about a man's best friend's birthday cake, complete with frosting?"

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Housebreaking & Training Your Puppy Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Puppies are great fun, and they make wonderful family pets. However -- They're playful to the point of being rambunctious, and they tend to demand a lot of attention. How do you help your playful, energetic puppy become a happy, well-mannered member of the family? It's all in the training!"

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Laura in the Snow Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Laura, Tasha's granddaughter, and the kittens take a midwinter walk to gather berries. One of Tasha's favorite images, and yours too, now adapted for counted cross-stitch so the warmth of this darling image may adorn your own home.

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection, licensed images from Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.

    *Finished size is 8½" by 5"

    *Frame not included

  • Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Farm-fresh dairy products you can make in your own kitchen! Then thousand years of cheese making (as well as butter and yogurt making) wisdom is distilled in this detailed bulletin. Expert cheesemaker Ricki Carroll teaches you the latest, most healthful methods for whipping up delicious dairy products in your own kitchen. Here is everything you need to know -- from what equipment and ingredients are required to how to pasteurize your own milk. And, of course, you get recipes for making cheeses and other dairy products that surpass anything you could buy at the store." 

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Hand-Dipped Candles Booklet

    Tasha is well-known for dipping her own supply of beeswax candles in an old iron cauldron over a fire. This booklet will explain the process and give you tips, even for a smaller scale! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    From the introduction "Humans have used light to lengthen and brighten their days for 15,000 years. Hollowed-out stones filled with animal fat and used as lamps were among the earliest light sources. Modern-day oil lamps work in much the same way, with a wick pulling fuel up to a flame. Early methods of torch lighting involved soaking papyrus, flax, or other fibers in resins, pitch or natural oils and burning them as torches. This technique progressed to the use of twisted fibers dipped in various combustible substances that remain solid at room temperature. These dipped fibers were early versions of candles."

    30 pages 

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Herbal Hand Creams & Salves Booklet

    "Experience the best moisturizers that nature has to offer! Whether you're an office worker or a stonemason, a gardener, or a mechanic, chances are your hands could use some love and attention. Help is here! In this bulletin, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for more than twenty all-natural lotions and creams designed to hydrate, replenish, and smooth your skin for a beautiful, silky feeling. Author Norma Weinberg also offers expert advice on healing dry, cracked skin; preventing premature skin aging; and removing age spots, as well as essential information on evaluating commercial products." 

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

     

  • Making Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Booklet

    From the introduction: "Ice cream and its various relatives, including ice milk, sherbet, sorbet, ice, and frozen yogurt, are America's favorite dessert -- likewise, more of these threats are consumed in this country than anywhere else in the world. Today, ice cream knows no social boundaries, but early in its recorded history, it was a food of royalty. 

    What made ice cream readily accessible, however, was the invention of the ice cream churn, complete with dasher, hand crank, two tubs, ice, and salt, by a woman named Nancy Johnson in 1846. By 1851 ice cream was produced commercially. Ice cream sodas became an American mainstay after the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1879. That ubiquitous treat, the ice cream cone, came on the scene in 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition."

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Maple Syrup Booklet

    "This bulletin will tell you how to make syrup on the three simplest levels. The first level is for people who intend to tap only a couple of trees, to make only a couple quarts of syrup, and to spend no more than $20 on equipment. The second level is for people who may have a dozen trees to tap, who may make five or even ten gallons of syrup, and who will put $300-$450 into equipment. The third level is for people who want to be small commercial producers. If you're one of these, you will get the smallest size of a true evaporator, make anywhere from 60 to 200 taps, and produce from fifteen to fifty gallons of syrup each spring. And you will make an initial investment of at least $1750, unless you can buy used equipment from another small producer who is quitting." Note: These dollar figures, and all others in the book, apply to 1988-89.

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making the Best Apple Cider Booklet

    Tasha has pressed her own apple cider for many years. If the process interests you, this bulletin is full of insight for making yours the best! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    From the introduction "The heady fragrance of fresh sweet cider running from the press is a wonderful blend of mellow apples, the faintly acidic scent of fallen leaves, and the brisk taste of country air that has been cleared by early morning frost. The memories of family cider-pressing days stay with children for a lifetime, and through the cooperative work, the fine scents and flavors of the raw material, the instant, gratifying reward of labor in the torrent of delicious golden juice, and the row of filled jugs stored away with anticipation, cider makers enjoy the first-hand experience of self-sufficiency, cooperation, and the pleasure of work." 

    30 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"