Author: Heike Nixdorf, Sabrina Fleischmann
Keep the smile on your child's face while putting an end to noisy escapades. No need to stifle curiosity or squelch creativity—this guide helps you put together the perfect quiet-time book for car rides, waiting rooms, and church meetings. With 25 simple patterns and step-by-step instructions, even amateur crafters can create custom-made activities that are sure to keep your childrens' brains active and their hands happy.
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
We Love to Sew
Author: Annabel Wrigley
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Presents twenty-eight projects to sew for the beginning crafter, providing tips on essential sewing techniques and including such sewing projects as hair barrettes, tote bags, pillows, and stuffed toys.
In this book, Professor Martin Robertson, author of A History of Greek Art (CUP 1975) and A Shorter History of Greek Art (CUP 1981), draws together the results of a lifetime's study of Greek vase-painting, tracing the history of figure-drawing on Athenian pottery from the invention of the "red-figure" technique in the later archaic period to the abandonment of figured vase-decoration two hundred years later. The book covers red-figure and also work produced over the same period in the same workshops in black-figure and other techniques, especially that of drawing in outline on a white ground. This book is a major contribution to the history of Greek vase-painting and anyone seriously interested in the subject--whether scholar, student, curator, collector or amateur--will find it essential reading.
Teeny Tiny Gardening
Author: Emma Hardy
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Teeny Tiny Gardening is horticulture on the smallest of scales. No matter how tiny your space - indoor or outdoor, garden, yard, balcony or even just a windowsill or tabletop - here you will find original, fun and inspiring ideas. The 35 projects range from an elegant fern terrarium and a scented spring bulb basket to colourful woven bags and hessian sacks filled with cheerful summer blooms. There are edible gardens, including fruit bushes planted in catering-sized kitchen pans and a vertical garden of herbs grown on a wooden stepladder. You will find lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, such as a metal bathtub filled with vegetable plants, metal food tins used for an indoor garden of wildflowers and a stack of wooden drawers filled with trailing plants. And at the teeniest end of the scale, there are even miniature tabletop gardens created in eggshells and bottle tops! Children can learn basic gardening skills, too, by following the step-by-step photos to make their own magical fairy garden or a mysterious dinosaur den. Whether you are looking for ideas for all-year foliage or for a summer display of flowers, wanting to grow your own veggies and herbs, or needing to revamp your balcony, Teeny Tiny Gardening will provide you with all the inspiration and practical knowledge you need.
A collection of 25 quick-and-easy step-by-step projects. All the projects are sewn by hand using accessible fabrics and actual-size templates. The projects include snowmen, mice, penguins, reindeer and other cute Christmas characters.
Deck the Halls
Author: Cheryl Almgren Taylor
In this rich collection of Christmas patterns, you'll find festive quilts to deck the halls--and mantels, tables, floors, and more! These projects include delightful designs for children as well, so you'll soon have everyone dreaming of Christmas! Choose from 10 warm and welcoming projects for decorating or gift giving Prepare for the holidays with wall quilts, table toppers, a tree skirt, a mantel quilt, and stockings Create pieced and appliqued projects that include floral applique motifs such as poinsettias and mistletoe Quilt yourself a merry little Christmas!
Happy and Whole
Author: Magdalena Roze
In Happy & Whole, media personality, meteorologist and new mum Magdalena Roze shares her favourite wholefood recipes inspired by her love of the weather and a sea change to Byron Bay. After swapping a hectic Sydney career for a slower pace of life, Magdalena has embraced a more natural way of living that focuses on a balanced approach to health, happiness and simplicity. Happy & Whole celebrates the food we like to eat in different types of weather - refreshing salads and picnics on sunny days, cooling drinks and exotic flavours when it's humid, warm comforting foods when days are cool and cloudy, and rejuvenating dishes to make when it's raining outside. Interspersed through the pages are tips and advice for wellness, food for babies, creating simple bespoke gifts and ideas for making small, positive changes that nurture us so we, too, can learn to be happy and whole. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
I Can Cross Stitch
Author: Elizabeth Spurlock
Learn to cross-stitch and create fun wall décor, pillows, tote bags, keepsake boxes, and so much more! Easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions, color charts, photos, and illustrations guide beginner cross-stitchers through each project. Who knew learning could be so much fun and so colorful?
Synthesis and Nullification
Author: Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture. The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, concept visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work. It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material. Written for media scholars, media artists, designers, art historians, communication experts and curators.
Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything a home sewer craves: the basics of sewing by hand or machine, along with five other time-honored crafts techniques, and step-by-step instructions for more than 150 projects that reflect not only Martha Stewart’s depth of experience and crafting expertise, but also her singular sense of style. Encyclopedic in scope, the book features two main parts to help you brush up on the basics and take your skills to a new level. First, the Techniques section guides readers through Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Following that, the Projects A to Z section features more than 150 clever ideas (including many no-sew projects), all illustrated and explained with the clear, detailed instructions that have become a signature of Martha Stewart’s magazines, books, and television shows. An enclosed CD includes full-size clothing patterns as well as templates that can be easily produced on a home printer. Fabric, thread, and tool glossaries identify the properties, workability, and best uses of common sewing materials. And, perhaps best of all, when you need it most, Martha and her talented team of crafts editors offer you the reassurance that you really can make it yourself. The projects are as delightful as they are imaginative, and include classic Roman shades, hand-drawn stuffed animals, an easy upholstered blanket chest, a quilted crib bumper, French knot-embellished pillowcases and sheets, and Japanese-embroidered table linens, among many others.With gorgeous color photographs as well as expert instruction, this handy guide will surely encourage beginners and keep sewers and crafters of all experience levels wonderfully busy for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Patrick McGinley
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
A truly funny and stunningly well-told tale of murder in a small Irish village in Donegal, Bogmail is a classic of modern Irish literature. Set in a remote village, the action begins with a murder when Roarty, a publican and former priest, kills his bartender then buries his body in a bog. It's not long before Roarty starts getting blackmail letters, and matters quickly spiral out of his control. Twisty, turny and enlivened with colour that echoes the landscape and surroundings, Bogmail was Patrick McGinley's first novel, yet it remains just as fresh today as the day it first appeared.
This popular reference provides quick access to essential guidance on psychiatric patient care - all in the user-friendly format of the Practical Guide series. From delirium and depression...to Alzheimer's disease and anxiety disorders...it equips you to thoroughly understand and effectively address the needs of psychiatric patients in the clinical setting. Perform a complete psychiatric assessment of patients. Access step-by-step guidelines on differential diagnosis, treatment, and management. Review the latest medical therapeutics specific to the psychiatric patient. Find the information you need more easily with the help of a new two-color design. New contributors and a major revision to the table of contents. Expanded formulary includes the must know psychiatric drugs. New two-color design. Information updated to reflect current standards of practice.
Simple Sewn Gifts
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: David & Charles
Stitch 25 Fast and Easy Gifts from the Heart Every one of these gorgeous gift ideas is so simple to make up, leaving you free to get creative with the embellishments. Yo-yos, appliqué, embroidery and other stitching techniques add that essential touch of personalization and care to every project. They also provide the perfect opportunity for you to try your hand at new decorative tricks on a small and easy scale.