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  • English Paper Piecing: Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek (That Patchwork Place)

    English Paper Piecing: Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek (That Patchwork Place)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Vicki Bellino
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   That Patchwork Place (2012, Feb 6th).
    Pages:   80

    Home: Redding, CaliforniaVicki learned to quilt in 1986 and hasn't stopped since! She was introduced to English paper piecing a few years ago and instantly became enamored with the technique. She is also the owner of a pattern-design company, Bloom Creek.Vicki and her husband, Dante, make their home in far northern California, in a city known for its extreme summer heat as well as beautiful rivers, lakes, and mountains. They enjoy spending their free time in the outdoors and with their four beautiful granddaughters. more

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  • The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects

    The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lindy Smith
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   David & Charles (2011, Oct 7th).
    Pages:   160

    Discover everything you need to know to create celebration cakes that are beautiful, unique and truly contemporary. This is the ultimate, must-have cake decorating and sugarcrafting techniques book, from best-selling author and superstar sugarcrafter Lindy Smith. Acclaimed sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith demonstrates over 150 techniques step-by-step, from baking to decorating More than 80 projects allow you to get creative right away, with detailed instructions for decadent desserts from tiered cakes, wonky cakes, mini cakes, cupcakes and cookies Essential tips and advice are included for all skill levelts, from complete beginners to the most confident of cake decorators more

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  • Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids

    Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rebecca Cohen
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks (2011, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   256

    What if you got outside every day, and what if you could get your kids to come along? It sounds modest, but the effects, as dynamic outdoor spokesperson Rebecca Cohen herself can testify, are profound. This inspiring collection of activities gives families an idea for every day of the year, requiring little planning, no expertise and relatively little resources (time, cash, or patience!), no matter where they live. Simple and inspiring, this book is bursting with hundreds of easy ways to get your family out into nature a little bit every day. more

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  • Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More

    Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ashley English
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Lark Crafts (2011, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   136

    Ashley English provides a feast of information for dairy-loving foodies! She guides readers through all the essentials in four topic-specific sections: Butter & Ghee, Cultured Dairy Products, Cheese, and Ice Cream. Each primer offers need-to-know facts with gorgeous photos, troubleshooting tips, profiles, and Ashley's own roster of recipes for making such dairy staples as butter, sour cream, and cheese from scratch-as well as 10 seasonal dishes from Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup to traditional Mac & Cheese. more

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  • Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

    Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Nutting
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   North Light Books (2011, Jun 5th).
    Pages:   128

    Play dress-up with your art!Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you'll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the runway!Collage Couture features:22 super-pretty projects, from collages on canvas to framed shadowbox art to gifts for your fashionista. Play with your materials - paper, paints, ink and markets - to create pieces you'll be happy to display and share. Illustrations and easy instruction for creating fashion sketches and silhouettes. And don't forget the details: learn how to add eyes, lips, hair and, of course, clothing! Tips and advice on setting the mood in your studio, from enhancing your art space with flowers and china to wearing a tiara as your work! Why not feel as pretty as your art?Indulge your inner girly-girl with Collage Couture!Inspiration awaits at:CreateMixedMedia. more

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  • Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

    Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sherry Serafini
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Lark Crafts (2011, Apr 5th).
    Pages:   128

    In this entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's celebrated Beadweaving Master Class series, one of the world's top bead embroiderers and teachers has produced an accessible guide to her techniques and art for beginners and advanced beaders alike. Sherry Serafini's wonderful pieces have won admirers for their lavish beaded surfaces. Serafini explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to color theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects that feature fabulous focal-point beads. Sherry Serafini is a renowned beading teacher and a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith. more

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  • Bake Me I'm Yours...Cake Pops: Over 30 designs for fun sweet treats

    Bake Me I'm Yours...Cake Pops: Over 30 designs for fun sweet treats

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Carolyn White
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   David & Charles (2011, Sep 21st).
    Pages:   128

    This is a delicious collection of fun cake pop treats for every occasion. Over 40 colorful projects, from cute animals and romantic wedding rings, to creepy Halloween creatures and festive Christmas characters. The simple step-by-step instructions are perfect for beginners, while the gorgeous designs provide inspiration for the more experienced sugarcrafter. more

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  • Scrapbooking with Cricut (Annie's Attic: Paper Crafts)

    Scrapbooking with Cricut (Annie's Attic: Paper Crafts)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tanya Fox
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   DRG (2010, Jun 28th).
    Pages:   64

    Licensed by the makers of Cricut and organized chronologically by month, this crafters companion contains 36 creative and colorful scrapbooking ideas for the most popular holidays and occasions throughout the year. With detailed step-by-step instructions, beginning and experienced scrapbookers will find plentiful inspiration for using Cricut to help capture memories—traditional holidays, a first birthday, a special sports moment, or a dream vacation—on paper. With a variety of themes to help crafters create keepsakes that can be treasured for years to come, this resource also includes a buyer's guide and a list of designers. more

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  • Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture

    Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Duncan Birmingham
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Guild of Master Craftsman (2011, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   176

    Duncan Birmingham has taught paper mechanics at university level for 20 years and has an extensive library of books on pop-up. He is the author of several books on the subject and his Pop-Up! A Manual of Paper Mechanisms 9781899618095 was hailed the most comprehensive book, to date, on the subject. He lives in Bristol. more

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  • Simple Scarves Made with the Knook (Leisure Arts #5779) (Now You Can Knit with a Crochet Hook!)

    Simple Scarves Made with the Knook (Leisure Arts #5779) (Now You Can Knit with a Crochet Hook!)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Margaret Willson
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Leisure Arts, Inc. (2011, Nov 1st).
    Pages:   36

    These nine beginner-level scarves by Margret Willson are quick and easy to make using the Knook. This specialized crochet hook creates true knitted fabric, while the attached cord completely prevents dropped stitches! It's great for beginners or anyone who would like to learn to knit the easy way. Clear instructions on the basic technique are provided for both right-hand and left-hand stitching, while photos illustrate each step. All the scarves feature medium weight yarn worked with the Knook in classic rib knit patterns: 2 x 2 Rib Scarf, Beaded Rib Scarf, Cartridge Rib Scarf, Mistake Rib Scarf, Textured Rib Scarf, Twin Rib Scarf, Wavy Rib Scarf, Waffle Stitch Scarf, and Knit and Rib Scarf. more

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