The truth is, craftin’ ain’t easy. But it also doesn’t have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness.
Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She’s lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit!, she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effort. There are easy-to-follow instructions and realistic shortcuts—because waiting for paint to dry is as boring as…well, you know.
With Joselyn by your side you’ll laugh, learn, and end up with handcrafted creations that will impress your friends, family, and strangers you accost on the street. She’s already made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. What are you waiting for? DIY, Dammit!
Have you ever seen really cool balloon decorations and wondered, “How do they do that?” Or “Can I make this?”. With the help of this book, Yes, you can! The DIY Balloon Bible for All Seasons is chock full of tips, tricks and actual recipes on how to create over 25 designs. Sandi Masori, CBA and Rachel Porter, CBA have put together an all-star line up that is sure to make you the hit of every party. At the end of every recipe, there are links to watch Sandi, (America’s Top Balloon Expert, as seen on The Today Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, Fox, etc.), make them in exclusive step-by-step videos. Impress your friends and family, embellish the balloon decorations according to your own style and blow everyone away with your craftiness! This book is for the crafter, the hobbiest, the DIY-er. In this book are practical monthly designs that you can do. In addition to the 12 brand new exclusive designs in this book, there are also another dozen designs to make you the hit of all the parties you host or attend. Two professional balloon artitst, Sandi Masori, CBA, and Rachel Porter, CBA, break it down for you and teach you step- by- step how to inflate the fun. Best of all, every design is helium free!
As your life changes, your decor changes and you must design your life around the relationship you desire and deserve. Your style doesn’t just communicate who you are; it also tells people who you want to be. If you’re a single woman looking to make a real connection, it’s time to make sure your decor sends the right message.
Decor and the Single Girl, by New York Times bestselling author Karrine Steffans, is a beautifully photographed guide for today's single woman ready to make room in her life for a man. But, before she makes that room, she has to decorate it—and not for the life she has, but for the life she wants!
Each chapter offers easy, straight to the point, comprehensive advice, as well as helpful shopping links, and even quick quips on how to recognize when it's time to dump a man who may be unappreciative of the hard work a single girl goes through to make her home appealing and comfortable. From the first date to the day he or she moves in, Decor and the Single Girl helps the modern woman appreciate what a touch of traditionalism and forward planning can mean to her dating life and relationships.
"This is a terrific book," noted Knitter's Magazine, adding that "the directions, photos, and general production are crisp and clean, just like its subject." The patterns are grouped into chapters by design effect. Within each chapter, they proceed logically from simplest to most complex. Each is accompanied by a photo of its component elements, which the author knitted especially for this book. The patterns include assembly diagrams where needed as well as possible variations. Beginners, experts, and everyone in between will find this volume a splendid resource of versatile patterns.
Over its lifetime, SINGER Upholstery Basics has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, SINGER Upholstery Basics Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.
300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projects Projects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratch
In this gorgeous, richly illustrated book, Paula Deen shares a full year of Southern living. Whether it’s time to put out your best china and make a real fuss, or you’re just gathering for some sweet tea on the porch at dusk, Savannah style is about making folks feel welcome in your home. With the help of decorator and stylist Brandon Branch, you’ll learn how to bring a bit of Southern charm into homes from Minnesota to Mississippi. For each season, there are tips on decorating and entertaining. In the spring, you’ll learn how to make the most of your outdoor spaces, spruce up your porch, and make your garden inviting. In the summer, things get more casual with a dock party. Sleeping spaces, including, of course, the sleeping porch, are the focal point of this chapter. In the fall, cooler weather brings a return to more formal entertaining in the dining room, and in the winter, attention returns to the hearth, as Paula and her neighbors put out their best silver and show you how they celebrate the holidays.
Paula loves getting a peek at her neighbors’ parlors, so she’s included photographs of some of Savannah’s grandest homes. From the vast grounds of Lebanon Plantation to the whimsically restored cottages on Tybee Island, you’ll see the unique blend of old-world elegance and laid-back hospitality that charmed Paula the moment she arrived from Albany, Georgia, with nothing but two hundred dollars and a pair of mouths to feed. And she isn’t shy about giving you a window into her own world, either. From her farmhouse kitchen to her luxurious powder room, you’ll see how Paula lives when she’s not in front of the camera.
Packed with advice and nostalgia, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style makes it easy to bring gracious Southern living to homes north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Whether it’s of your sister’s smile, your morning coffee, or your new puppy, photos are a way to connect on Facebook and Instagram, keep a visual diary of our lives, and create momentos for future generations. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, creators of the mega-popular DIY style blog A Beautiful Mess, are in love with photographing everyday life. Here, they share that love with 95 all-new tips and photo challenges that will inspire you to style and snap better photos and then transform them into simple yet stunning projects and gifts. You’ll learn how to:
• Take the most flattering self-portraits
• Be your own stylist to turn dull, cluttered photos into pretty lifestyle photography
• Capture adorable couple portraits
• Turn everyday moments, hobbies, and rituals into amazing photos
• Show off your favorite photos by turning them into handmade jewelry, home décor, and gifts
Packed with Elsie and Emma’s happy spirit and unique style, A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book will inspire you to capture your days, your friends, and your dreams in beautiful photos!
Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party.
Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding.
Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality.
Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious.
Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!
Over the past three generations, the rules of homemaking and our very notions of what a homemaker is and does have radically changed. We are still a nation of makers, but we are crafting and creating beyond the home, in both the analog and digital worlds. And in the next ten years, “making” and “homemaking” will evolve further. Tomorrow’s women will find themselves actually manufacturing everything from decor to clothing, from right inside their homes.
In Homemakers, Brit Morin, founder of the wildly popular lifestyle brand and website Brit + Co., reimagines homemaking for the twenty-first century. While today’s generation thrives in the virtual world, they like to work and create in the physical world. Morin inspires you to combine the best of analog and digital, to help you reconnect with your inner creative child-the one who used to love to draw, to build, and to play-to make your home a more creative, functional, and beautiful place.
Full of captivating, colorful spreads, step-by-step DIYs, tips, and unique ideas, Homemakers explores a range of domestic skills room by room in a house, from cooking advice in the kitchen to health and beauty tips in the bathroom. Simple, beautiful, and stylish, it offer ideas for creative living to encourage and enable the digital generation to make.
Kanzashi in Bloom takes the American interpretation of Kanzashi a step further, presenting modern, more easily executed flower designs as elements in a variety of fun, fashionable, hip craft projects. Kanzashi in Bloom offers advice on materials, three petal-folding styles, and techniques for assembling a Kanzashi flower. You’ll also find instructions for 20 projects to wear and give as gifts, including:
• Tiny blossom earrings
• Flowers-in-your-hair clips
• The happiest belt buckle ever
• Elegant floral gift topper
• Tips from an accomplished folk artist on how to design a unique primitive doll and how to translate that design into a finished creation
• Techniques for "grunging" to give new materials an antique look
• Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos for every step of the process, including creative ideas for hair, clothes, and accessories
• Includes a gallery of the author's own popular creations
A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green...
An elegant, cracked chandelier...
An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions...
Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible.
The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of theShabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style.
A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.
咖啡大叔研究咖啡10年來第一本專書著作！ 50家咖啡店＋50位老闆的人生經驗＋50個烘焙概念＋50種沖煮手法＝100/100追求完美的極致風味 果酸、花香、巧克力餘韻，一杯咖啡裡蘊藏著意想不到的豐富滋味。 咖啡大叔許吉東集結10 年來研究咖啡的心得，重新走訪全臺50間自家烘焙咖啡館，完整解讀咖啡店長不輕易透露的美味配方。 若你不曾體驗自家烘焙咖啡，覺得咖啡就是又濃又苦，歡迎你跟著咖啡大叔一起走遍臺灣50間自家烘焙咖啡館，品嚐50種不同的咖啡風味；若你也深深迷戀自家烘焙咖啡，就更不能錯過咖啡大叔的專業導覽，一窺店長從選豆、烘豆，到沖泡，孕育出一杯咖啡的職人精神。 【愛咖啡推薦】 ◎譚聿芯 ◎劉家維 ◎溫士凱 ◎張仲侖 ◎肉魯 ◎水瓶子 ◎為咖啡上癮者的旅途引一盞明燈 從認識大叔起，幾年下來我一直慫恿他出書，他一概淡然地搖搖頭，說自己怕累又嫌麻煩。這會兒終於盼到了，一瞧，喲！他竟然選擇了最辛苦的一條出書之路，花了數個月一一走訪全台灣50間自家烘焙咖啡館，除了創業歷程，更直搗生豆庫房，拆解、曝光咖啡人極私密的咖啡設備、烘焙手法、沖煮細節，除了大叔，應該也沒有幾個人能辦到了！ 身為擁有烘焙背景的咖啡人，大叔幾乎所有時間都流浪在大小咖啡館裡，不藏私地分享，總是能為咖啡上癮者的旅途引一盞明燈。想必這本書將成為2014年咖啡環島的索引，50間美好的咖啡館，你打算花多久時間一一收藏（品嚐）？ ——譚聿芯Ling（質人文化創意總監、《咖啡職人的愛與偏執》作者） ◎學習精品咖啡的一扇門 我常建議學習咖啡的新手們，必須並進地學習三件事情。 1. 咖啡的專業知識 2. 咖啡的製作技巧 3. 咖啡的鑑賞品味 無疑地，品味是最困難學習與傳授的，唯有透過親身的體驗，才能了解其中的差異；從咖啡大叔筆下，可以了解每位經營者的用心，走一趟這些店家，可以感受到每間咖啡館的獨特！ ——劉家維（《Espresso咖啡聖經》作者） ◎享受存在的美好溫度 很多人愛喝咖啡，很多人也愛聊咖啡和開咖啡館。然而，懂得感受和享受咖啡的人，其實並不多！ 我喜歡咖啡，也愛和咖啡大叔聊咖啡、品咖啡。因為，我們都喜歡咖啡帶給我們的生活美學，不是高不可攀的數據，而是享受一份存在的美好溫度！ ——溫士凱 Danny Wen（美食旅遊作家暨廣播主持人） ◎不為盲目而追，只為喜好而迷 「咖啡大叔」儼然已是咖啡資訊的GPS，無庸置疑。 本身是烘豆師的咖啡大叔，專業程度不在話下，文章鞭辟入裡，而業界的許多資訊，也總是會由他掌握第一手消息。 「不為盲目而追，只為喜好而迷。」我想，這種狂熱是他存在於基因中的本能，一種令所有咖啡人都羨慕的本能。 ——張仲侖（咖啡王子） ◎書本散發咖啡香 還記得最近我在博客來網路書局尋找咖啡書籍時，無意間發現幾乎每本都有咖啡大叔的評語，一個細膩用心在咖啡領域上的超級專家，閱讀著敏銳的品味心得，書本彷彿悄悄散發咖啡香，讀咖啡大叔的書是一種生活享受，也讓人迫不及待準備尋訪書裡推薦的自家烘焙咖啡館。 ——肉魯（旅遊作家） ◎不只是咖啡香 工業革命後，反思傳統手工業的溫度，從土地到桌子的這個咖啡農產品，烘焙師從幕後走進了咖啡館，拉近了人與土地的距離，走進自家烘焙的咖啡館，啜飲一杯主人的心血，喝到不只是咖啡香，而是濃厚的人情味。 ——水瓶子（青田七六文化長）
DIVInexpensive, and with so many patterns and colors, ribbon is the perfect medium to create adornments that will make any gift, card, or decoration unique and special. Enjoy beautiful photos and simple step-by-step instructions that allow you to create amazing ribbon crafts with ease./divDIVSo grab some ribbon and get crafting!/div
In their first breakthrough style manual, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and former New York Times Sunday Styles editor Ilene Rosenzweig showed girls-on-the-go how to navigate the world with a little swagger and a lot of grace. Now they're taking the Swell aesthetic home with this inspiring guide to creating the ultimate dream pad. With more of the friendly tone and wry wit that lit up their first book, they introduce the idea of haute décor: How to make dressing up your home as exciting and accessible as buying a new wardrobe: Making it sexy. Trying new looks. Breaking rules. Mixing retro with modern. Changing with the seasons and your moods.
Offering a blueprint for the entire creative process, the two best friends and coauthors take you from inspiration to practical execution. Tour the swell playhouse room by room and see how design daydreams inspired by movies, a Palm Springs vacation, a painting, a favorite dress, or your own personal nostalgia (for the Brady Bunch living room) can become reality.
Full of the authors' own anecdotes and wisdom from a pantheon of swell style heroes, Home Swell Home has household hints, tips, and bits of history on everything you wish you'd known but never would have thought to ask. Some of the tour highlights ahead:
The sixty-minute makeover for when
romantic company's coming
A recipe for a four-star dining room
(hint: logo-print slip covers)
Furniture EMS to resuscitate
Turning the underused kitchen
into a day spa
Wiring "moonlight" into your trees
Create the ultimate sitcom screening room
Three new uses for your coffee table
"Paint" the walls with colored
Get real paint out of your hair!
Swinging from uptown decadence to downtown chic, Home Swell Home demystifies design, sweeps away snobbery, and shows how any house or apartment can be a place for high-style adventures. So come on in!
Canvas floorcloths are an inexpensive way to add style and beauty to any room in the house.
Whether your style is contemporary or Victorian, elegant or whimsical, a custom-designed floorcloth will transform your ordinary floor into a work of art. And you can do it yourself - it's fun and surprisingly easy.
In Fabulous Floorcloths you'll find projects for all skill levels - from the novice crafter to the experienced artist. The complete easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations help you create exactly what you want. No more paying high prices for custom carpeting or area rugs - canvas floorcloths are inexpensive to make and long-lasting.
Choose from the 15 projects included or design your own to suit your individual style.
Techniques include: Stamping and veining Painting Stenciling Lattice Paper decoupage Paper and fabric applique Doily spray From "Rainbow Hopscotch" for the game room, "Victorian Lace" for the bedroom, or "Stained Glass" or "Santa Fe" for the family room, you'll find a floorcloth project to complement any decor.
Vintage flair isn’t just classy and cute; it’s fun to create and perfect for any budget! So let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don’t back down from that deal at the yard sale. With Vintage Crafts, use paper scraps, teacups, and a splash of paint to decorate your house room by room.
More than just a craft book, Vintage Crafts features recipes fresh from the countryside, lessons for safe and easy outdoor improvement, and tips for keeping your house eco-friendly. This is the ultimate home decor resource from Sweden’s number one lifestyle blogger, Clara Lidström. Learn to liven up secondhand clothes, turn old fabrics into patchwork projects, and interject some ’50s-era chic into your thrift store finds.Elegant, old-style country projects include:
Champagne box bookshelvesWallpapering with mapsSilhouette framesBaby shoe flower plantersBark and twig lanternsAnd so much more to make with your two hands and flea market bargains!So look around: if your house is full of scraps and never-used knickknacks, turn them into something beautiful, useful, and made by you! With Vintage Crafts at your crafting table, your hands will never be idle again!
Then Home Rockanomics is the book for you. Never mind Martha Stewart, we're here to share recipes from punk bands, decorating tips, and even how to make your clothing cooler!!
Ms. Minx brings the online cult phenomenon Punk Rock Domestics into your living room---you know, in case you forgot to pay the cable bill or your computer bit the dust.
Inside there are tips on recycling your clothing as well as recipes from members of Sick of It All, CH 3, and Flogging Molly (and so many more!).
Plus, loads of home tips that can help you turn that white shoe box into a truly rock 'n' roll residence.
So get ready to get inspired---it's time for DIY!
Size: the diameter is 9.5 inches/ 23.75 cm.
The height is 16 inches/ 40 cm.
For materials you can use:
No 2 yarn (Sport, Baby). Catania yarn from Schachenmayr SMC. (green, brown, blue, jade, apple green, yellow, orange and red) 4.00 mm hook Polyester fiberfill Tapestry needle Strong iron wire 26 inches/ 65 cm long for stem and root. Strong iron wire 13 inches/ 32.5 cm long for leaf. Pliers for cutting and bending the wire Pins Bucket or flower Pot All purpose glue (use to glue root to the flower pot in case flower does not fit properly) 10 mm safety eyes for making face of flower (Optional)
These flowers are crocheted using 2 strands of yarn. Instead of 2 strands you can use Worsted Weight yarn and a 4 mm hook.
This practical guide, complete with inspiring photography includes ...
• 50 step-by-step craft projects
• Sewing, painting, upcycling and crafting secrets
• A how-to guide to sourcing your own vintage treasures
• And Pearl’s little black book of shops and suppliers
An absolute must-have for lovers of vintage and all things handmade.
Craft projects include ...
Dyed lace window panels
Midsummer and winter wreaths
Two-toned fringed lampshade
Personalised rubber stamp
Sumptuous padded headboard
Upcycled chest of draws
Antique ghost mirror
Handmade vintage-style tiles
The patterns and templates in this ebook are best viewed on an ereader that supports colour and has a zoom function.
Allow author Nancy Cornweel to lead you on a sewing expedition. Adventures with Polarfleece covers territories as fabric and garment care, sewing machine and serger basics, pattern choices and simple design changes.
Included are 200 photographs and 150 color illustrations to guide you on a tour of quick and easy techniques for seams, ready-to-wear edge finishing and no-hassle zippers. Nancy also shows a safety technique on how to avoid the dreaded "frog mouth" buttonhole!
Adventures with Polarfleece also includes a special excursion in ultrasuede - drawcords, patches, button loops, piping and pockets; sculpturing, polar pintucks and embroidery.
A collection of fifteen projects are included. This sewing expedition has been photographed every step of the way and is clearly mapped and illustrated. Included are instructions for jackets, pull-overs, a cape, a five-minuet hat, blankets, pillows, exceptional accessories and more! Explore and discover the endless project possibilities for the entire family.
Fleece is one of the sewing world's premier fabrics for comfort and warmth. It is easy to sew with beautiful results. Nancy Cornwell will lead you down a path of discovery filled with excitement, intrigue and inspiration. If the urge to explore is part of your nature, Adventures with Polarfleece is sure to generate great excitement. The heart of a fallen-away sewer will soon be recaptured and new sewers will be intrigued and inspired.
In Japan, paper and paper crafts are held in popular esteem. The originators of origami, the art of paper-folding, and kirigami, the art of paper-cutting, the Japanese also make their own paper, called washi. A colorful printed paper, washi is used to decorate everything from boxes to dolls. Noted for its strength, durability and flexibility, washi paper is available in a rich array of colors, textures, weights and patterns.
Japanese Washi Paper Crafts is a selection of seventeen washi origami designs for decorating commonly available objects, such as milk cartons, boxes and eggs, which can be used in home decor, as gifts, or for special occasions. Every project is shown with clear, step-by-step diagrams. Color photographs show completed projects, as well as imaginative ways for displaying the finished crafts.
Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. Whether dip-dye, shibori, ombré, or the traditional circle pattern, the new take on tie-dye is amazingly fresh, fashionable, and fun. In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, acclaimed fashion designer and artist Shabd Simon-Alexander shares her techniques for creating the innovative styles that make her own hand-dyed collection so popular. Packed with Shabd’s design secrets, color guidance, expert tips on making each piece distinctly your own, and twenty-two step-by-step projects for garments, accessories, and home décor items, this book will soon have you creating sophisticated dresses, leggings, scarves, tees, and more. Once you experience tie-dye like this, you’ll never think of it the same way again!
In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many extraordinary mementos he’s collected in his travels, every piece defines who he’s become and what endures in his world.
Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, an ultra-chic atelier that maximizes every inch of space, a Greenwich Village townhouse that holds multiple art collections, and a study in meaningful minimalism in Marfa, Texas. The distinctive interiors beautifully displayed in this book offer revealing portraits of their owners’ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today.
The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkus’s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places we’ve been and the people we’ve loved along the way—and there can be no more beautiful design for living than that.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES
From the Hardcover edition.
Treat yourself to the kookiest compilation of crafts and decor assembled from Glitterville's creator, Stephen Brown, judge of Craft Wars on TLC. Glitterville's Handmade Halloween is full of bright, colorful photos, step-by-step holiday how-tos, and over-the-harvest-moon decorating ideas to make your home sparkle and shine this spooktacular season.
A great book for intermediate to experienced crafters, Glitterville's Handmade Halloween will delight readers as they make their way through the playfully photographed pages of the book, which include full, never-before-published instructions for making some of Glitterville's most sought-after items, including Halloween candy garland and the studio collection of folk figures.
Make rustic place settings from crocheted yarn and embroidery, reuse old pallets to make furniture with wheels, hang paintings in old window panes, and cast a fruit bowl from concrete. Divided into five chapters—concrete, wood, yarn, paper, and fabric—for quick inspiration, Modern Upcycling features sixty-five projects accompanied by sumptuous photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Follow Susanna and Sania into their world of bright colors, cozy spaces, and pieces that are beautiful to look at and that serve a practical purpose. Whether you love to crochet, garden, cast in concrete, or make ornaments from paper, Modern Upcycling is guaranteed to help you revitalize and personalize your home.
Get creative with:
• Pompoms and balloons for a spring fling
• “Air-mail” place settings for a ’40s theme
• Nautical cushions, placemats, and decor
• ’50s photobooth props and parlor games
• Typewriter guestbooks for a Gatsby effect
• And so much more to create your perfect retro look!
Add to that make-up and hairstyles from yesteryear, tips on how to care for a vintage dress, and how to sew the perfect skirt or a festive bow tie. Plus, discover great recipes for modern updates on such time-honored offerings as homemade donuts, apple pie moonshine, cake pops, picnic sandwiches, and, of course, champagne.
Packed to the brim with clever do-it-yourself creations from vintage and thrift store finds, Vintage Party is the retro-crafter’s dream guide for throwing parties everyone will RSVP yes to. So toast with pastel lemonade—welcome to your vintage party!
Whatever your design questions or challenges, The Redesign Toolkit can help.
This fun read, written by certified International Staging and Redesign expert Michele Schweppe, is exploding with information. It covers basic design topics, like color theory and deep dives into others, by evaluating things like flooring options, design styles and much more. In addition to tons of expert guidance, this toolkit also gives you access to planning and budget guides, a space planning kit with furniture cutouts and a master plan that helps you pull all your project details together.
With The Redesign Toolkit, you can masterfully execute all of your design projects - big and small.
The Redesign Toolkit gives you everything you need to love whee you liveª Ñtools, tips, know-how, plus some fun extras along the way.
¥ Get Started Guide
¥ Room Evaluation
¥ Style Guide & Worksheet
¥ Color Guide & Worksheet
¥ Space Planning Guide
¥ Wall Treatments & Worksheet
¥ Flooring & Worksheet
¥ Lighting & Worksheet¥ Furniture & Worksheet
¥ Window Treatments & Worksheet
¥ Accessories & Worksheet
¥ Budget Guide
¥ Redesign Master Plan (your project blueprint)
¥ Furniture Cutouts & Grid
The concepts in this book can be applied to any room in your home.
*FREE PRINTABLE CONTENT:
Make sure to download your free packet of room worksheets, furniture cutouts and more! Your exclusive download link is located right after the title page of the book.
Absolutely anyone can sew in a straight line. And with this one skill and some basic guidance, television host and crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
Sewing in a Straight Line is a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique—far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon.
With Brett's eye for fresh, modern style and her encouraging advice, sewing couldn't be easier. So break out your needle and thread, fire up your machine, and get creative. A world of handmade possibilities is a few easy stitches away!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Patterns include stylish hats, scarves, sweaters, and purses as well as afghans, doilies, and baby clothes. Full-color photos illustrate the easy-to-follow instructions, and a helpful "Refresher Course" offers diagrams of stitches and describes gauge. From a cute little sweater to a trendy scarf and a little black bag for a night on the town, these 24 patterns offer a terrific variety of projects that make great gifts and treasured keepsakes.
Praise for Let's Get This Party Started:
“Quality children’s party books are high in demand, so this may be a welcome resource for families with young children . . . Recommended."—Library Journal
Packed with dozens of easy do-it yourself projects, this book shows how to transform the forever fashionable Mason jar into everything from a festive party decoration or fun children's toy to an elegant wedding favor or useful home decoration, including:
- Cake Stand
- Calligraphy Drink Glasses
- Holiday Candelabra
- Night Light
- Piggy Bank
- Herb Garden
- Animal Hooks
With helpful instructions and over 150 step-by-step photos, Mason Jar Crafts will have you fashioning inexpensive and stylish projects in no time.
New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas
Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.
From the Hardcover edition.
Criminals attract an audience. People admire the sneakiness and creativity of the profession while cursing the dastardly outcomes. So why not have all of the tricks without the trade? Criminal Crafts brings together illicit behavior and artistic expression with dark humor in this do-it-yourself project book. Author Shawn Bowman focuses on original crafts and recipes themed in noir, murder, retro espionage, pulp fiction, mafia, and voodoo.
Crafters and mischief lovers alike will love this book of 30 projects revolving around notorious criminals and their activities. From John Dillinger's soap gun to Bonnie Parker's gunshot poetry journal, readers will find themselves both amused and intrigued with the devious creativity. Not to mention how impressed party guests will be when they show up to Flaming Amy cocktails and cocktail bars stashed in violin cases. And just wait until you show off your shiv cozy! From the practical to the classically kitsch, Criminal Crafts are art projects readers will love.
Some of Bowman’s notorious crafts are available online at www.criminalcrafts.etsy.com, and you can follow Criminal Crafts at www.criminalcrafts.com and via Twitter and Facebook.
From party decorations to children’s toys, from wearable art to cute gifts, you need look no further than your supermarket shelves for the materials to make these unique (and kid-friendly) food crafts. For special celebrations, rainy-day activities, and much more, treat yourself to the sweetest projects.
Colorful candy canes are fashioned into heart-shaped necklaces, melted peppermints are molded into a festive bowl, cookies and ice cream cones are transformed into a fanciful castle, marshmallows are snipped into a polar bear, and gumdrops become everything from adorable frogs to bumblebees and ducks. Candy Aisle Crafts is packed with simple ideas for charming crafts that both kids and parents will love.
Everyone loves a hot, satisfying breakfast sandwich. And thanks to the convenient new at home breakfast sandwich makers you can whip up one of these mouth-watering handheld meals in minutes! Whether you're looking for an old favorite or interested in trying something new, the imaginative recipes in this book utilize the wildly popular sandwich makers for the most delicious egg sandwiches ever, including:
- Ham & Egg English Muffin
- Lox & Cream Cheese Bagel
- Sausage & Cheese Biscuit
- Chicken & Waffles
- Canadian Bacon & Pineapple
- Peanut Butter & Banana
- Tomato & Swiss
- Turkey & Egg Whites
- Spinach & Feta
- Herb Pancakes with Prosciutto
- Crumpets with Smoked Salmon
- Croissant with Ham & Brie
In this delightful book, Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, the founders of Hello!Lucky, join forces with stylist Shana Faust to bring you over 50 gorgeous projects. Whether you favor a modern, classic look or a retro, homespun flavor, you'll find plenty of crafts and inspiration suited to your tastefrom vintage-key save-the-dates to delicate paper wreaths to silhouette bride and groom signs.
At the front of the book you'll find guidance on choosing a look, sourcing materials, and working out timelines. Then, each of the 50 projects are fully explained with photos, how-to diagrams, and step-by-step directions.
Clever, creative, and budget-friendly, Handmade Weddings is the perfect handbook for the bride looking to style her day her way.