Creating Handmade Books
Author: Alisa J. Golden
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
“Beautifully presented...Not only edifies but encourages as it instructs curious readers in bookbinding techniques...clearly and excitingly illustrated with diagrams of procedural steps and color photographs of the finished product...Golden explores an amazing range of possibilities for journals, photo albums, poetry books, and more...An especially attractive crafts book.”—Booklist.
Growing a pretty garden doesn't have to cost a pretty penny--learn how to create a low-cost garden using a little elbow grease, a lot of creativity, and this book. Gardening on a Shoestring will ease the tension on any gardener's pocketbook, while inspiring them with fun, creative projects for up-cycling, gardening ideas, tips, and alternative designs that will make gardening a pleasure--and an economical one, to boot! By combining classic gardening skills with ultra-creative ideas, author Alex Mitchell teaches readers 100 ways to up-cycle their gardens by creating ingenious green-thumb DIY projects and grow lush gardens. From up-cycling common objects (such as tin cans, old potato sacks, and colanders) to revisiting basic garden techniques (growing from seed, for example), a garden's overall cost can drop dramatically. Thanks to photography, illustrations, and plenty of additional tips, this book has plenty of fodder for readers to create a better garden. Included in Gardening on a Shoestring are outdoor furnishing projects, edible gardening information, and sage advice for garden upkeep. Examples of what you'll find include: Vintage tin herb garden Tapestry of succulents Garden center shopping tips Water-bottle watering system Gardening stools from old tires How to notspend a fortune online . . . and much more! Whether you're a new homeowner tackling the mortgage monster, a renter not wanting to leave permanent traces in your temporary home, or a cost-conscious gardener looking for a slew of creative tips, this book belongs on your bookshelf.
A series of four books that provide extensive guidance and English practice in key areas of the language. Recycling Your English: Fourth Edition provides extensive guidance and practice in five key areas of language: Grammar; Phrasal verbs; Vocabulary; Word study and Writing. This popular book has been revised throughout to take account of recent revisions to the FCE syllabus, and has been expanded to include a new Writing unit on Reviews. It can be used to supplement any coursebook at upper-intermediate level, in class or for self-study, and is suitable for students preparing for the Cambridge FCE or IGCSE in English as a Second Language examinations.
Fun of the Fair
Author: Melanie McNeice
Publisher: David & Charles
Provides instructions for creating five different hand sewn stuffed toys, including an elephant, seal, and lion.
The Pistner House
Author: Patricia Pistner
Publisher: Amber Pub
The Pistner House's spellbinding beauty and precision brings to life the culture and history of an elegant era. After years of study, Patricia Pistner commissioned this architectural model to express her love of 18th-century French design. Ten years in the making, the house, rooms and furnishings represent some of the finest examples of the Louis VIV through Louis XVI periods. Utilizing the standardized scale of one-inch to one-foot, more than 60 of the world's finest artists were required to render in exacting detail some of the most important pieces of 18th-century French furniture and accessories. The Pistner House has drawn international acclaim since it went on display in November 2000 as part of the Masters of Miniature exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art. The NY Times reviewer reported that " . . . the revelation of the museum was the miniature rooms. They are the best I have ever seen, and I know my miniature rooms." This book offers the reader the rare opportunity to explore and understand the extraordinary beauty of The Pistner House and other features of the Masters of Miniature exhibit, as captured in exquisite detail in the more than 100 color illustrations.
Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Joel Agee
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Friedrich Dürrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. In this ALTA National Translation Award–winning new translation of what many critics consider his finest play, Joel Agee gives a fresh lease to a classic of twentieth-century theater. Dürrenmatt once wrote of himself: “I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness,” and The Visit is a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place “somewhere in Central Europe” and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed and confronts the perennial questions of honor, loyalty, and community.
The Salads cookbook
Author: Southern Living
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Features favorite recipes from southern homemakers that bring together the best salads presented as appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, buffet centerpieces and desserts. Contains fruit, vegetable, beef, seafood, poultry, and cheese salad recipes.
Spitfire Into Battle
Author: Duncan Smith, W. G. G. Duncan Smith
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
Group Captain Duncan Smith flew and fought in front-line operations continuously from the Battle of Britain through the struggle for Malta, the invasion of Italy and the liberation of France. This account presents his dramatic story of the air war from the cockpit of the now legendary spitfire. As a pre-war RAFVR pilot Duncan Smith completed his training during the first year of war. From contact with pilots seasoned over France and in the Battle of Britain, 'Smithy', as he was popularly known, became convinced that effective air fighting required a combination of strong leadership and teamwork. This is the thrilling account if his experiences, flying in formation and solo, written with an immediacy that places the reader in the cockpit along with him.
Author: Christine Leech
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Pompoms are currently super-fashionable, whether adorning a headdress, swinging from a bag handle or dangling from a mobile or keyring. But why have a plain coloured pompom when you could have a tiny panda pompom or a watermelon slice pompom? With no fancy equipment needed – in fact, you can make do with rings cut from cardboard, four bulldog clips, a pencil and a pair of scissors, plus your yarn – these pompoms are inexpensive to make for yourself or for others. With striking, graphic photography and clear step-by-step photographs to accompany all the instructions – and with each pompom taking no more than an hour to make – with Pompomania you can easily add a little pomzazz to your world.
Author: Susanne Schaadt
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Shares instructions for a series of meditative drawing exercises based on intricate and repetitive patterns, which calm the mind and enhance creativity.
Step-by-step instructions for creating 25 window stars from tissue paper.
Author: Katherine Bebo
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Everyone knows that James Bond prefers an alcoholic drink to a soft drink. In fact, he even goes as far as deriding tea as ‘mud’ and blaming it for the collapse of the British Empire. Although it’s the legendary Vodka Martini that he’s best known for, he also orders many classic cocktails, including an Old-Fashioned, an Americano and a Negroni, all of which appear in this book. Bond also effortlessly creates his own drink in ‘Casino Royale’: ‘Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?’ And so the Vesper was born, to the delight of bar owners across the globe. However, it’s not only cocktails that he’s partial to. Bond orders Scotch and soda 21 times in the books, but he’s also keen on bourbon and a brandy and ginger ale. So why not raise a glass and toast the health of the world’s most-loved, smooth-talking secret agent with one of his favourite drinks.
Author: Edwin Baaske
Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh
Whether hippie vehicle, work machine, camper van, family car or sought-after collector's item: for fans of the Volkswagen Transporter or "Bulli" there really is nothing better. On occasion of the world premiere of the brand new model, Volkswagen Transporter T6, and the 65th birthday of the Type 2, this book portrays the VW Bulli and its devotees. Apart from celebrities like Jacky Ickx or Johann Lafer Bulli Love presents Bulli fans from all over the world: an Indian Transporter enthusiast at the colourful Holi festival, a New York youngster, who earned his camper van by mowing lawns or the Tokyo trio with their T3 models. Bulli Love combines wonderful reports from all over world with excellent photos of Bulli models and their owners. Pure passion, exceptionally staged, this is a magnum opus for one of the very few, unique automobiles of the world. A popular figure par excellence.