Rediscover a more child-like approach to creating with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals! Through fun and creative exercises, Carla Sonheim teaches you to draw a variety of fun animals and creatures, including: - Dogs - Birds - Elephants - Fish - Cats - Rabbits - And many others You'll also find a variety of unique mixed-media techniques to help you bring your creatures to life, resulting in a unique finished art piece. Improve your drawing skills, expand your creativity, and learn new art techniques—and have loads of fun doing it!—with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals.
One Batter, Fifty Cakes
Author: Gina Greifenstein
Publisher: Silverback Books
50 easy palate-pleasers from 1 simple batter! Whether you need a coffee cake for a mid-morning pick me up, or a show-stopper for a formal gathering, this book provides ample ideas across the board. Also includes fresh decorating ideas and alternatives to traditional frosting.
***WITH AUDIO NARRATION*** Step into the exquisite, miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.
"Mermaids are powerful and graceful inhabitants of the water, and represent strong and independent beings who live adventurous nature-based lives."Doreen Virtue Mermaids and Mermen take care of our oceans and seas, and keep the water element of our world in balance. They are also adventurous and fun-loving creatures who delight in life. This stunning coloring book, with exquisite illustrations from Norma J. Burnell, brings messages of celebration, care, and fun from the Merpeople. Coloring in these beautiful images will reconnect you with nature and help you rediscover the joy that is already in your heart. Let the Mermaids show you that there is no end to the beauty and celebration in the world around you!
Decorate for a Party
Author: Holly Becker, Leslie Shewring
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
A unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author Holly Becker (decor8 blog) and Leslie Shewring (acreativemint.com), this book is packed full of ideas for all types of parties, gatherings and events. Split into ten sections covering a range of different colour palettes and styles, from Brights to Moody, Evening Sparkle to Forest Picnic, themes can be used for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, smaller crafting parties and a host of other occasions. There are step-by-step projects, plus a range of creative suggestions for decorating the table, backs of chairs and your home to welcome guests and make any occasion feel special.
Author: Maeve Binchy
There was never any question that Deirdre and Desmond Doyle would celebrate a gala twenty-fifth anniversary. Naturally, their daughter Anna, would plan their grand affair. Of all three Doyle children, Anna knew exactly what their mother wished—even as she lived her own secret life. Will Brendan, the rebellious son, even bother to return to London? Will Helen, the hapless would-be nun, embarrass them all? This is Deirdre’s day, a triumph for a woman obsessed with keeping up appearances, her silvery revenge after “marrying down” twenty-five years ago. She’s determined to show them all: the maid of honor, still unmarried, still gorgeous, now a successful London business woman…the best man, once Desmond’s close friend, now his boss…their reluctant priest, who harbors his own guilty secret. As family and friends gather, a lifetime of lies takes its toll. But what begins as a family charade brings with it the transforming power of love—and truth. From the Paperback edition.
Shows how to make Christmas ornaments and decorations, wooden vases, candle holders, bookends, cutting boards, jewelry cases, doll cradles, cookie molds, and cribbage boards
Contemporary rather than traditional, these easy-to-make wreaths look great in any setting or season. Fifteen beginner-friendly projects feature illustrated instructions and require only paper, fabric, and other readily obtainable materials.
Author: Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Meredith Books
Features projects based on the author's designs and motifs, including decorations, wearables, toys, and keepsakes, that use such techniques as sewing, cross-stitch, painting, wood crafts, applique, and clay.
Author: Ellen Lupton, Julia Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including creating graffiti furniture, a notepad holder, a cardboard castle, customized shirts, and doll clothes.
The best-selling author of Christmas Cupcakes showcases 25 recipes for decorative gingerbread, not just for the yuletide season, but for holidays and occasions all through the calendar year.
Author: Joan Hiatt Harlow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Boston, 1919. It’s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that’s sweeping the world has claimed his father’s life; his voice has changed, so he can’t sing in the Boston Boys’ Choir anymore; and now money is tight, so he must quit school to get a job. It’s not fair! Joshua begins working as a newspaper boy, hawking papers on the street, but he soon finds himself competing with Charlestown Charlie, a tough, streetwise boy who does not make things easier for Joshua. It seems that fitting in is not as easy as it once was. Then disaster strikes the city of Boston. Joshua must do what he can to help, and in doing so he finds the place—and the voice—that he thought he’d lost. This remarkable novel is fast-paced, suspenseful, and based on true incidents in Boston history.
Gifts Kids Can Make
Author: Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Shows how to make fourteen different gifts for all occasions, from jewelry to baskets to stuffed animals, as well as unusual gift wrappings, from easy-to-find materials, by following the step-by-step instructions.
Author: Christiane Bellstedt Myers
Publisher: CICO Books
Create special Christmas memories by making these cards, decorations, garlands, and cozy gifts with a Scandinavian flavor. Christiane Bellstedt Myers has developed a beautiful collection of Christmas essentials using natural materials and traditional color themes of red and white, and green and silver. The four chapters cover a wide range of crafts, including collage, embroidery, sewing, and baking, and take inspiration from Scandinavian traditions to bring the magic of hygge to your holiday celebrations. Make a group of little sparkling Christmas trees for your table, hang Danish paper cone decorations on your tree, create a sweet pinecone family, or a scented anise wreath, and don’t forget to indulge in the Scandinavian passion for candlelight by making some beautiful twig candle holders. Try out some simple embroidery on the tiny framed pictures, which would make great gifts, or make a pretty mitten garland to hang on the mantelpiece. There is also a chapter of bakes including a delightful gingerbread house and a sweetly scented cookie wreath. So why not get the family involved and make the festive season really special by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy memories each year as you decorate your home.