There is so much in this book! Learn how to make quilts and samplers, dolls and miniature furniture... press flowers, make Christmas ornaments, preserve newspapers or make a scrapbook. Learn flower arranging, how to whittle. The items are easy to make and the materials needed are inexpensive or likely to be on hand already. I got this because of the chapter on "Compiling Your Personal Cookbook," which I did as a wedding gift for a niece. This is a great book.