Vintage Tea Party
Author: Carolyn Caldicott
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Everyone loves a tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, sweet peas and roses, home baking and a slug of gin in the tea cup - they're all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in summer sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the formality of a dinner party. In Vintage Tea Party, Carolyn Caldicott shows readers how to recreate a world of nostalgic comfort, old-fashioned elegance and delicious treats. Try her recipes for cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge, rose petal jelly, strawberry and champagne jam, Earl Grey tea with gin and lemon, and much, much more.
See Yourself Sensing
Author: Madeline Schwartzman
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
" ... Is the first book to survey the intersection between design, the body, science and the senses, from the utopian pods and head gear of the 1960s, to the high-tech prostheses, wearable computing, implants, and interfaces between computers and humans of the past decade ..."--Introduction, p. 6.
Crochet In No Time
Author: Melody Griffiths
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Even if you only have a few minutes to spare each day, with this book you'll enjoy creating stylish crochet projects that are gorgeous - and take nearly no time at all. Here are 50 innovative projects, large and small, for you, your children and your home. All have been designed to give fast results - from pretty necklaces, gloves and jackets to beautiful children's fashions and stylish home accessories. Make the most of a few spare minutes while travelling on the train, waiting for the bus or taking a work break - and you'll be surprised just how quickly these clever projects come together. Divided into five chapters, there's also an equipment and techniques section to guide you through basic stitches and essential techniques, so even beginners can start to crochet straight away. Whether you're a beginner or handy with a hook, Crochet in No Time will inspire you to create fabulous, fun projects right now.
A ferocious Two-Headed Demon has stolen Avantia's most precious treasure: the Cup of Life. Tom must get it back, or the kingdom will be destroyed by evil Wizard Malvel. But unknown to Tom, Kragos and Kildor have a deadly secret power that puts him in terrible danger...
Industrial pendant lights, vintage chairs and metal shelving and cabinets are coming back with the latest nostalgic trends. These items are dug like treasures out of junk piles in flea markets or found in factories to revive as eccentric items in modern homes. This book is filled with inspiring ideas for city dwellers living in warehouses and loft apartments to give their home a vintage and reclaimed look.
Author: Susanna Zacke, Sania Hedengren
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Pouring concrete doesn’t have to be left to the professionals—decorate your home with concrete poured, mixed, and molded by your own two hands! Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their favorite, no-fuss casting projects. Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with: • Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls • Clustered candleholders • Birdbaths • Patterned pots • Flower vases • Angel figurines • And much more! Once you get started, you won’t want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day. Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania’s expert tips, Concrete, the Perfect Hobby is the ultimate new guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can cast!
Take the stress out of the festive season with Christmas Crafting in No Time, where you will find 50 time-saving projects that have maximum impact but take little time to make. As time is always at a premium during the holiday season, Clare Youngs has developed a beautiful collection of Christmas essentials. And with festive decorations costing more and more, why not save expense without sacrificing on style with these original ideas? There are five chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques - from papercutting and papier-mache to embroidery and sugar crafting - which take inspiration from different festive cultures and traditions. With designs for tree decorations, hand-made gifts, Christmas cards, gift wrap ideas and more, this book is a must have to help you make the most out of the holidays. Every project comes complete with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations, meaning anyone can have a go at making something elegant. So why not get the family involved and create special holiday memories by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy moments each year as you decorate your home.Since childhood, Clare Youngs has loved making beautiful handcrafted objects. She studied graphic design and went on to work in packaging for a number of high street stores, including Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser. Clare has since worked in illustration and book jacket design before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full time. Clare's other books include Papercrafting in No Time, Scandinavian Needlecraft, Find It, Make It, and The Perfect Handmade Bag, all available from CICO Books.
Author: Eloise Wilkin
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Captures all the joys of Christmas, from hanging up the stockings and wrapping packages to the glowing fireplace and the thrill of opening gifts on Christmas morning.
Polymer Clay Master Class
Author: Judy Belcher, Tamara Honaman
Explores the signature techniques and creative influences of top artists in polymer clay as demonstrated by 15 instructive projects that utilize a range of styles and methods, in a volume that includes contributions by such masters as Lindly Haunani, Sarah Ahriver and Robert Dancik. Original.
Author: Aldren A. Watson
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
An introduction to country woodworking traditions provides sample workshop designs, practical advice on tools and equipment, and an overview of woodworking methods that illustrates the step-by-step process of furniture design from a historical perspective. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Very Ugly Bug
Author: Liz Pichon
A bug is so ugly she scares away the bird that was about to devour her.
How to Make Yarn Dolls
Author: Joanne Singley
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
The perfect project guide for scout troops, craft classes, and everyone who wants an easy and inexpensive activity. sell at craft shows or make just for fun and recreation! How to Make Yarn Dolls is an easy-to-follow guide for creating many different doll characters using one basic pattern. This book will show you how to: Make the basic doll body, the beginning of every doll character Create faces for People, Animals, and Birds Add just the right hair or other facial feature Finish the character with clothes and accessories Included are step by step instructions as well as full size pattern pieces for the different doll costumes. About the Author: JoAnne Singley lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania and has been doing crafts for over 40 years. Her love of crafts started when she was only 15. Yarn dolls were something a classmate taught her when she was only 10 years old. She has been creating new and exciting doll characters ever since. Yarn dolls are not the only interest that JoAnne has. She also enjoys pouring composition dolls, sewing, reading, designing and making new crafts, gardening, cooking, designing costumes for bears and cloth dolls, and reupholstering furniture.Not enough hours in the day, as you can see! JoAnne does out-of-state craft shows in addition to working and designing craft kits for local nursing homes. She has also attended cosmetology school and has studied business and healthcare. She wants to share all her designs and crafting tips with others. So, with the publication of How to Make Yarn Dolls I and II, her writing career has begun. In her spare time, when she has some, she chases after her two cats, Red Cat and Junior.
Blankets this warm and beautiful will be perfect for that special baby! Adel's patterns to knit are designed to make the best use of yarns that are wonderfully fluffy, superbly plush-- yet these patterns are quick and easy to knit!--
Author: Esther Burns Wilkin
A little girl feeds her doll, changes and bathes it, takes it out in a carriage, and puts it in a cradle, just like her mother does with her new baby sister.