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Ed Begley, Jr.'s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious LifeAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Ed Begley Jr.
Publisher: Potter Style (2009, Aug 25th).
From the environmental activist Newsweek called the "star of climate change" comes the ultimate guide to living green for those ready to take their eco-efforts up a notch.Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living lays out a detailed road map culled from Ed’s thirty-nine years of green living. For the first time ever, a comprehensive plan is provided, from effective conservation techniques to producing your own energy.Starting with the energy audit, Ed shows us how to create a game plan for resource conservation in the home. Then, once an adequate baseline of resource use is achieved, he leads us into more in-depth eco-matters, such as the production of alternative energy, and how to use solar and wind energy and a geothermal pump. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lark Books
Publisher: Lark Crafts (2011, Mar 1st).
Simple Stitches:the needlearts series for the modern beginner!Today's crafters have rediscovered quilting, and newcomers can join the fun with this beginner's guide. After an illustrated basics section that teaches the techniques, 18 charming projects help new quilters build their skills. Created by a team of talented designers, the items include cheery wall hangings, beautiful baby quilts, cozy throws, and full-size quilts. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Country Living The Handmade Home: 75 Projects for Soaps, Candles, Picture Frames, Pillows, Wreaths & ScrapbooksAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: From the Editors of Country Living
Publisher: Hearst (2011, Mar 1st).
Country Living knows that beautiful handcrafted accents are as essential to home-sweet-home as a comfy cushion to sink into at the end of a long day. Whether it's richly indulgent herbal soaps, vintage-inspired woven pillows, a keepsake family album, or beeswax tapers to illuminate a dinner party, the 75 projects in this varied collection will warm your heart and give a personal touch to every room in the house. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Malin Nilsson
Publisher: Timber Press (2011, Aug 16th).
For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age. Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Widess
Publisher: Lark Crafts (2012, Feb 7th).
Jim Widess, co-author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbook and a top authority in the field, presents a caning guide that readers will treasure for years to come. With the help of his amazingly detailed instructions and illuminating color photographs, even novices can fix virtually any piece of cane or wicker furniture; at the same time, professionals or collectors will value the hundreds of expert, time-tested tips Widess has amassed during three decades of work. Each chapter features a color gallery showcasing a variety of styles and techniques. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Wendy Schoen
Publisher: Martha Pullen (2012, Jan 5th).
Your inspirational sourcebook for everything you need to know about shadow work! Stitchers of all skill levels will be able to achieve stunning results with... Step-by-step instructions featuring Wendy's favorite tools, tips and techniques Clear illustrations that help you see before you stitch Beautiful photographs that highlight stitch details and classic garments Design templates with complete stitch guides Girl's Dress and Boy's Romper patterns with construction how-tos moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability