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Spring craft books dive deep into everyday inspirations

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“I come from a family of dreamers,” Heather Ross writes in the beginning of her upcoming book, How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY (STC Craft, May 20). This isn’t really a craft book, but it gets to the heart of Ross’s creativity and her propensity for making things by hand. An author and fabric designer, she’s also the founder of the brand Munki Munki and the new book traces her artistic temperament and entrepreneurial skills to her unconventional upbringing in rural Vermont in the ‘70s. As a child, Ross lived in a geodesic dome that her bohemian parents built in the artists’ enclave San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and then in a…

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