Bine Brändle feiert Weihnachten! Natürlich bunt! Nichts ist vor der kreativen Mama von zwei Söhnen sicher. Sie bastelt mit ihren Kindern selbst gemachte Christbaumanhänger, baut einzigartige Schneemänner und zaubert mit einfachen Mitteln Weihnachtsatmosphäre in das ganze Haus. Auf jeder Seite finden sich originelle Dekoideen für das Weihnachtsfest, Gestaltungsvorschläge für die Adventszeit und Geschenkideen, die unter keinem Weihnachtsbaum fehlen dürfen. Bines Welt ist bunt - da macht sie auch in der Advents- und Weihnachtszeit keine Ausnahme!
Young Maja discovers, befriends, and learns to respect the sock monster responsible for all the missing socks in her house.
Amigurumi Kokeshi Dolls
Author: Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen
Publisher: K and J Publishing
This little book explains how to crochet little Kokeshi Amigurumi dolls. A basic knowledge of crochet is required. Amigurumi is a Japanese word, meaning a stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head. Amigurumi is a combination of the Japanese words “ami”, meaning crocheted or knitted, and “nuigurumi”, meaning stuffed doll. Kokeshi dolls are traditional wooden dolls from northern Japan. They have an enlarged head. You can decorate these little dolls with flowers, bows or ribbons. You can make them as a keychain or decoration. They make a nice gift for Christmas.
A little fairy gets lost in a snowstorm and is blown far away from home. Her poor, thin wings are freezing! As she looks for shelter, she meets a friendly robin and owl who give her food and clothes, and in turn she looks after a little elf boy. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas is out delivering his presents. Along his way he finds the lost, shivering children, and takes them home, as well as giving them gifts. Together the children have a wonderful Christmas -- and finally get warm. Beautiful, delicate illustrations make this book one to treasure.
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones
Author: Claire Freedman, Tina Macnaughton
As night falls in the jungle, all sorts of animals settle down to sleep. On board pages.
Acclaimed New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Michael Hall delivers a funny and suspenseful story about colors, ants, aardvarks, and rainbows that will appeal to Lois Ehlert fans and fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. Another winner from the author of My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and Cat Tale! Five carpenter ants at home in their tree stump hear a noise. What is it? One ant thinks it is a hungry aardvark lurking outside the stump, just waiting to eat them. One ant makes a hole in the stump to see. Orange light floods the stump—it's not an aardvark, proclaims the ant chorus. It's orange! So what is lurking outside the stump? This very funny picture book features die-cut holes on almost every page, suspenseful page turns, a wonderful surprise ending, and an introduction to a rainbow of colors. It's an Orange Aardvark! is a tour de force for Michael Hall, the acclaimed and bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and Cat Tale.
Casting in concrete is an exciting project that is both enjoyable and practical. You can create all sorts of decorations and furniture for your home that are sure to be the envy of all your neighbors. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Concrete lends itself to many unique and exquisite projects, and decorating these pieces with beautiful mosaic patterns makes them all the more impressive. Here, interior decorating journalists and stylists Sania and Susanna show you how to do that. Decorating with mosaic and pouring concrete are both addictive; once you start, you won’t want to stop. With step-by-step photos and instructions, Sania and Susanna show you how to create more than twenty different decorations and ornate trinkets. Whether you’re someone looking to create a new decoration for your home or a fledgling concrete caster, this book has a little something for everyone. The sky is the limit! Let your imagination run wild, and be inspired!
A Murder In Passing
Author: Mark De Castrique
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
The Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency faces a disturbing reality: no clients. So when Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt at the historic, freed-slave commune The Kingdom of the Happy Land, Sam Blackman reluctantly agrees. Hunting the elusive edible, he stumbles into a rotting log...with a skeleton hidden inside. As intrigued as Sam is, this isn’t his case. So the local authorities tell him to butt out. Then Marsha Montgomery comes to Asheville asking Sam and Nakayla to investigate a 45-year-old burglary at her mother’s home. Someone stole a rifle and a photograph of Marsha’s mother, grandmother, and great grandmother taken in 1932 by renowned photographer Doris Ulmann. The site of the photograph is The Kingdom of the Happy Land. Marsha’s visit is no coincidence. Sam’s being played. But why? When Marsha’s 85-year-old mother Lucille is arrested for murder, Sam knows there is something amiss. Is the skeleton that of Jimmy Lang, Lucille’s lover and Martha’s father, a white man who disappeared in 1967? It appears that Jimmy had been willing to walk away from a budding family empire to marry Lucille. So why had Lucille, who is black, refused to marry him? Did others stand to benefit from Jimmy’s disappearance? A veil of betrayal and deceit hides a killer desperate to protect a dark secret, and no one, not even Sam, is safe from the deadly consequences of a murder in passing.
A man fears his beloved is not who she claims to be in this sophisticated puzzler by John Dickson Carr, a master of the British-style detective novel David Garth has just stepped off the train at Charing Cross when he is summoned to Scotland Yard to answer questions about a person believed to be living a double life. A neurologist, Garth is an expert on the brain, but in matters of the heart he is clueless. He has fallen in love with Betty Calder, a delicate young woman whom the police suspect of blackmail and prostitution. Garth refuses to believe these accusations, but when a strangled body is found on Betty’s property, surrounded by fifty feet of wet sand with no footprints but her own, the challenge before him seems daunting. Can he outwit a cunning murderer and a hostile detective-inspector to prove his fiancee’s innocence?
Simple materials and comprehensive instructions allow the reader to make flying machines, mobiles, masks, a fruit hat, a pirate puppet, a rose box, a Halloween pumpkin and much more.
Sapphires in Siam
Author: Barbara Cartland
Publisher: Jove Publications
Bored with London social life, the Marquis of Vale journeys to the Far East, where he falls in love with the headstrong Ankana Brook and plunges into a world of intrigue
Author: Kerry Lord
Publisher: David & Charles
Features simple crochet patterns for a variety of animals with each animal having a universal pattern that can create four different sizes.
Living in Style Morocco
Author: Zoé Settle
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
In the 1960s Morocco was a hot destination for hippies who tripped out on the magic of North Africa. Today, the international jet set meets in Marrakech. The old-world charms of Morocco and a modern lifestyle are perfectly compatible as this stunning volume proves. Featured interiors showcase living areas that seamlessly flow, lush green courtyards, and richly ornamented decor. Despite the eclectic details, the rooms never seem too busy; they exude a peace and warmth that accommodate contemporary design elements as well. Photographers Andreas von Einsiedel and Julia Leeb have captured this unforgettable atmosphere in Living in Style Morocco.
Author: Lauren Wright
Encouraging crafters of all skill levels on their creative journey, this book contains felt and patchwork sewing projects with step-by-step illustrations and easy to follow instructions. The designs are quick and fun to make and with such a wide range of well-designed projects and techniques, there is something for everyone. From patchwork, quilting, and hand embroidery to English paper piecing and sewing with felt, readers can learn new skills or be challenged to try different techniques to create something very special. These pretty projects will inspire creativity and warm the heart.
Provides projects for crafting cute creatures out of handmade pompoms, including a bluebird, elephant, seal, squirrel, and fox.