Author: Ingrid Carozzi
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
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.
Author: Joan Gannij, Clare Beaton
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Takes the reader on a journey through the grasslands of Africa to encounter elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and many other creatures.
Provides instruction on mixing color combinations for painting subjects ranging from apples and cabbage to skin tones and buffalo.
Millie Waits for the Mail
Author: Alexander Steffensmeier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Millie the cow loves to scare the mailman and chase him off the farm, until the mailman comes up with a plan that ends up pleasing everyone.
I Know It's Autumn
Author: Eileen Spinelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
I know it's autumn when we rake the leaves in piles, when doorstep jack-o'-lanterns wear their crooked smiles ... Leaves are falling, geese are flying, and warm coats are -- reluctantly -- being worn to school. That can mean only one thing: It's autumn! Eileen Spinelli and Nancy Hayashi invite you to enjoy autumn's many delights -- from warm socks worn on chilly mornings to tempting piles of crackly leaves on the lawn -- in this sweet, funny look at fall.
The Little White Owl
Author: Tracey Corderoy, Jane Chapman
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Once there was a little white owl who lived by himself in the snow. He didn't have a mummy. He didn't have a daddy. He didn't even have a name. But he didn't really mind too much. It had always been like that. And his head was full of happy stories... Then one day, the Little White Owl sets off to explore the world, and he gets a very wonderful surprise...
Provides step-by-step instructions for making thirty different Christmas tree ornaments.
Where Treetops Glisten
Author: Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin
Siblings forge new paths and find love in three stories filled with the wonder of Christmas. Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana. In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help. Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew? In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart. The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?
Tricia Foley Life/Style
Author: Tricia Foley
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Designer and lifestyle authority Tricia Foley illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings—from flea-market finds to antiques—and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector—of china, of linens, of books—she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor. Foley's romantic Long Island, New York, property—consisting of an eighteenth-century farmhouse and several outbuildings—serves as her personal laboratory and reflects a simple and well-designed style inherited from the basic tenets of Shaker design. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring book is a must-have for design-savvy individuals who desire a simple, but stylish, lifestyle.
This book explains what 'Forest School' really means and combines theory with practice on the importance of play and risk. It is an invaluable training manual for those studying to be a Forest School leader or practitioner and includes case studies from professionals.
We Make Dolls!
Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Lark Books
Celebrates stitched doll art by providing full-sized templates for twenty-three human, animal, and creature doll projects, and features artist profiles, studio photographs, and descriptions of signature techniques.
Mit Hunden Leben
Author: Jan Fennell
Grow Your Own Flowers inspires readers to embrace the multitude of beautiful flowers that can be planted in any garden to make a dramatic difference. It takes you on a journey from understanding how to grow flowers to buying, planting and choosing the best varieties from 100 different genera for their garden.