Health from God's Garden
Author: Maria Treben
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Herbal remedies for glowing health and well-being.
The Yummy Mummy
Author: Polly Williams
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the tradition of Little Earthquakes, Babyville and I Don't Know How She Does It: the effervescent, canny, and downright delightful debut of Polly Williams, a spirited new voice in women's fiction. Amy Crane's daughter, the exquisite and sweet-tempered Evie, is six months old. any Amy -- who's trying to decide whether to resume her high-pressure job in PR -- adores her. But these days, Amy doesn't exactly adore herself. Even worse, the whole time she's feeling invisible and about as attractive as a barnyard animal, Amy suspects that Evie's father, Joe, is having an affair. Then Amy meets Alice, who seems to have this mommy thing down: She's single-girl-slender, for one thing, with groomed eyebrows, a smooth forehead, and killer clothes. Plus she has a sex life. In short, she's a Yummy Mummy, one of a new breed who manage to make motherhood look positively sexy. Under Alice's tutelage, Amy discovers that she's got some yumminess of her own. Joe takes notice, as does her handsome Pilates instructor. But once Amy's libido awakens from its extended slumber, a whole new set of problems develops. Filled with acute perceptions of the challenges faced by new moms, as well as the uniquely terrifying landscape of new motherhood, The Yummy Mummy is as endearing -- and as refreshing -- as a baby who sleeps through the night.
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: Open Road Media
Will Sally and her family ever be able to go home? When heavy rains cause the river to flood, Sally, her family, and many of their neighbors have to evacuate their homes. With nothing but the clothes on their backs, they seek shelter at the local school. At first, it seems like an adventure, but as reports come in of whole houses being washed away, Sally learns the meaning of being a true friend and a good neighbor. Flood Friday is based on the actual flooding of western Connecticut in 1955. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Author: Rosie Martin
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required!
Tall Wood Buildings
Author: Michael Green, Jim Taggart
Tall Wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under construction or being considered. This dynamic trend was enabled by developments in the material itself, prefabrication and more flexibility in fire regulations. The low CO2 footprint of wood - often regionally sourced - is another strong argument in its favour. This publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems. An international selection of 13 case studies is documented in detail with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology.
Wood is suitable for use in multistorey building construction with barely any restrictions. This is new and requires creative rethinking of tried and tested practices in wood construction: classical categories can be replaced by mixed construction methods as necessary within a project, which yields completely new possibilities in designing wood structures. The Manual provides architects, engineers and wood specialists with the essential expertise on the new systematics and construction methodology, from the design to prefabrication to the implementation on site. It lays the grounds for mutual understanding among everyone involved in the project, to facilitate the necessary cooperation in the integral planning and construction process.
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.
This second volume in the popular Zoomigurumi series brings together another delightful collection of 15 cute and cuddly amigurumi animal patterns - Otto the turtle, Lola the cow, Febo the raccoon, Benny the beaver, Evie the kitten, Brownie the dog, Vladimir the fox, Humphrey the elephant, Louise the bunny, Briella the skunk, Lulu and Lollo lamb, Arthur the lion, Tom the tiger, Manfred the mouse and Penny the piglet. With stunning full-color photography, clear and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll make all these amazing designs in a jiffy. If you're not familiar with the techniques featured, don't worry, Zoomigurumi 2 explains everything you need to know.
Just when you thought amigurumi couldn't get any cuter, along comes Zoomigurumi 3! This volume features collection of 15 new amigurumi animal patterns from 12 top designers. Inside you'll find Henry the hippo, Flora the fawn, Wilbur the penguin, Nanook the husky, Puddles the duckling, Boba the giant panda, Clementine the cow, Hedley the hedgehog, Jean the fox, Cuddles the lamb, Orion the turtle, Katy and Kelvin kangaroo, Rusty the red panda, Eugenio the bird and Rudy the Reindeer. Projects cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner-friendly to those suitable for advanced crocheters, all of which are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and explanations of all stitches used.
If you want to start gardening or simply improve your skills these sure-fire projects for beginners and more experienced gardeners will give you green fingers in no time. Follow the step-by-step photographs and expert advice, and tackle practical ideas for gardens large and small, from planting pots of vegetables on a patio, to making a border for year-round colour. You'll find all the detailed guidance and quick tips you'll need covering materials, plants, location and timing - and showing you how to get great results every time. Covering all the basics and providing essential tips and techniques on aftercare, this is a practical, inspirational guide for every gardener!
A practical manual packed with useful information and tips on how to convert salvaged wood, reclaimed materials, and even some types of shop waste into usable materials for building. From Craig's List, your basement, and estate sales, you can salvage what you need to upcycle all kinds of cool things. You can build tables, install hardwood floors and reclaimed windows, mason stone walls, and much more using free or very inexpensive, high-quality, recycled materials. You'll encounter opportunities to upcycle usable building materials everywhere. If you exercise good judgment and know a few salvage tricks, you can take advantage of these chances to gather free (or nearly free) project supplies and put them to work in your house. Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd edition takes green remodeling and construction practices to new heights. From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, it is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost materials (and reduce landfill). From plywood to hardwood flooring, to windows, doors, carpeting and more, salvaging building materials can save you thousands of dollars (and is about as green as you can get). This book is a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer's guide that shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and then gives you step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it. This second edition of the best-selling book includes new projects such as a pallet chair, pallet table, chalkboard message door, door headboard, and a reclaimed window greenhouse.
Author: Greg Asbury, Judy Smith Asbury, Margrit Lehmann Beltran
Publisher: Mitra Publications Group
Featuring the acclaimed designs of the 2005 AWFS Student Design Contest, Volume 2 (2005) follows the success of volume 1 featuring the 2003 Student Design Contest.Captivating photographs of the creative designs that inspired thousands at this years AWFSFair are on every page along with comments from experts in the industry.Students comments provide insight on the design challenges and innovative techniques, while the serene beauty of the Las Vegas desert provides a stunning backdrop for the new designs.
The Small Garden
Author: C. E. Lucas Phillips
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
First published in 1952 and reprinted in numerous subsequent editions, The Small Garden has been the gardening bible for an entire generation. Not only does it cover every conceivable topic, but it is written in a remarkably straightforward way. No other gardening book is so admirably geared towards the ordinary gardener: the enthusiastic amateur with an average-sized garden. The Small Garden contains everything the amateur gardener needs to know on subjects as diverse as propagation techniques and rock garden design, greenhouse management and hedge planting, fruit varieties and pruning roses. There is also general information on plant cultivation, a month-by-month breakdown of garden tasks and a jargon-busting glossary of gardening terms.
Wood Pallet Projects
Author: Chris Gleason
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid. Inside you'll find inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele..