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Wax on Crafts: 15 Decorative Techniques for Transforming Your Crafts

Miriam Joy · Schiffer
Pages: 95
Format: Print book

Making more from less is today's trend in crafting, and renowned craft instructor Miriam Joy reveals the amazing design boost you can give your projects by using crayons as an economical source of wax. Try the 15 basic wax designs taught here, from circles to waves to flowers, and then...
 
 
Carving & Painting Noah's Ark: Easy-Build Ark Plans Plus Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns for Classic Animals

Betty Padden · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

Carve and paint a folk art masterpiece that will delight your family for generations to come. This book shows you how to create your own big in-the-round Noah's Ark to use as either a delightful children s toy or a functional art collectible. Professional wood carver Betty Padden reveals...
 
 
Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side

Julie Jackson · powerHouse Books
Format: Hardcover

Julie Jackson is back and more subversive than ever! This new anniversary edition of her classic Subversive Cross Stitch celebrates more than 10 years of delightfully snarky, in-your-face cross stitch with 50 full-color patterns and 17 brand-new designs, including "Don't Be Such...
 
 
The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide: A Directory of Mixes, Colors, Textures, Faux Finishes, and Surface Effects

Marie Segal · Firefly Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A directory of mixes, colors, textures, faux finishes and surface effects. This resource provides polymer clay artists with a library of 100 finishes and techniques suitable to a wide variety of applications. Illustrations demonstrate various combinations of the finishes, with detailed...
 
 
Sew Small?19 Little Bags: Stash Your Coins, Keys, Earbuds, Jewelry & More

Jennifer Heynen · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Sew 19 simply embellished projects including a card holder, coin purses, earbud holder, small wallets, pouches and organizers. These cute and useful bags are perfect for holding all of your little things. Personalize the organizers with adorable embellishments and appliqu├ęs and use up your...
 
 
American Quilts: The Democratic Art

Robert Shaw · Sterling
Format: Book

Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art—and this edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth...
 
 
Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

Leigh Toselli · Firefly Books
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

The indispensable guide to nails suitable for every skill level. The care and creation of professional-looking fingernails is big business. This comprehensive guide covers everything from basic at-home nail care and the history of nail polish to how to set up a salon and master advanced...
 
 
A Garden of Shawls

Karen Whooley · Occhi Blu Press
Pages: 92
Format: Paperback

Picture an elegant ornamental garden. Can you see it? It's full of lovely flowers peeking through the picket fences, swaying in the breeze, turning skyward to the warmth of the sun. It's a haven from a busy work day. A place to wander on a cool evening with a lacy shawl draped around...
 
 
Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

Mark Frauenfelder · New Harvest
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he's never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing...
 
 
Butterfly

Jillian Sawyer · Glass Books Pty. Ltd.
Pages: 56
Format: Paperback

From "Flitterbugs" and "Flutterbys" for beginners to the "Art Nouveau Poppy" for the advanced, crafters of all skill levels can create stunning butterflies with the more than 30 designs offered here. Whether used for quilting, appliqué, embroidery, or china...
 
 
The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Keith Houston · W W Norton
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

"Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book's death have been greatly exaggerated." -- Erik Spiekermann, typographerWe may love...
 
 
The Iron Road: An Illustrated History of the Railroad

Christian Wolmar · DK
Format: Hardcover

Written by Christian Wolmar, author of the critically acclaimed The Great Railroad Revolution, The Iron Road is a richly illustrated account of the rise of the rails across the world. From the historic moment in September 1830 when the first train ran between Liverpool and Manchester, to the high...
 
 
Modern Baby: Easy, Fresh, and Fun Quilt Designs

That Patchwork Place · That Patchwork Place
Format: Paperback

In this amazingly diverse collection, a bevy of talented quilting bloggers present appealing baby-quilt designs for sewists and quilters of all skill levels. Designers include Amy Smart, Audrie Bidwell, Carolyn Friedlander, Carrie Bloomston, Dana Bolyard, Jake Finch, Jen Eskridge, Lindsey...
 
 
The Ultimate Sock Puppet Book: Clever Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Creating Imaginative Sock Puppets

Heather Schloss · Creative Publishing int'l
Format: Print book

Everyone has a sock or two without a mate, lost to the abyss of the dryer, but what to do with this lonely laundry left-over? Worry not! The Ultimate Sock Puppet Book will help you craft whimsical, quirky creatures that you can create with just some inexpensive materials and your imagination....
 
 
Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup: 79 Easy Hypoallergenic Recipes for Radiant Beauty

Heather Anderson · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Making your own mineral makeup is easy and inexpensive, and these 79 recipes detail how to customize for skin type and color. Formulations for eye shadow, foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, and more will help you create mineral-based powders free of fragrances, parabens, and toxins....