Back Crafts and Hobbies | February Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Crafts and Hobbies  
Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials: 60 Cool Projects that Reimagine Paper Rolls, Egg Cartons, Jars and More!

Kimberly McLeod · Page Street Kids
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Eco-friendly adults can help their kids make cool crafts everyone will love from materials they already have. Egg cartons become flowers, old pool noodles transform into pirate ships and toilet paper rolls become tree trunks. Kimberly McLeod, founder of the popular kids' crafting blog...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Dangerous Book for Boys took readers by storm and became an instant classic, selling nearly two million copies. Packed with charming illustrations, it is a treasure trove of the essential activities and skills that have defined generations of boyhoods, from building a treehouse to fishing...

Read More check catalog
 
 
How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

Theodore Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Zakka from the Heart: Sew 16 Charming Projects to Warm Any Home

Minki Kim · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Add peace to your busy life with a cozy afternoon of zakka sewing. Stitching in her signature style, Minki Kim is back with sixteen whimsical crafts for your must-sew list. With a number of techniques, from quilting and wool appliqué to embroidery, there's something for every sewist!...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Little Book of Rock Painting: More than 50 tips and techniques for learning to paint colorful designs and patterns on rocks and stones

F. Sehnaz Bac · Walter Foster Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Filled with creative exercises, art prompts, templates, and step-by-step projects, The Little Book of Rock Painting encourages interactivity for immediate results, while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the medium in an engaging and fun way. In the new The Little Book of ... series...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Two-Pencil Method: The Revolutionary Approach to Drawing It All

Mark Crilley · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

From the best-selling artist and YouTube art instructor, this book features step-by-step lessons that show you how to draw professional-quality portraits, landscapes, travel sketches, and animals using only two ordinary pencils.Great art doesn't have to be expensive. For the cost of a regular...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ohio Off the Beaten Path®: Discover Your Fun

Jackie Sheckler Finch · Globe Pequot Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Tired of the same old tourist traps?

Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, Ohio Off the Beaten Path shows you the Buckeye State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed.

Dine and dance...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ninja: Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

From one of the leading Fortnite gamers in the world comes your game plan for outclassing the rest at playing video games. Packed with illustrations, photographs, anecdotes, and insider tips, this complete compendium includes everything Tyler "Ninja" Blevins wishes he knew before...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Glass Gardens: Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office

Melanie Florence · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

Not everyone can be Martha Stewart, and luckily you don't need to be to create beautiful terrariums to display in your space or to give as a gift. With simple instructions and a relaxed and pleasant tone, Glass Gardens speaks to the beginner terrarium-maker as a best friend would...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Movies (And Other Things)

Shea Serrano · Twelve
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things) , combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.
...

Read More check catalog
 
 
Stylish Succulent Designs: & Other Botanical Crafts

Jessica Cain · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Professional-Quality Succulent Arrangements Made Simple!

Add a splash of style to your home or garden with beautiful and lush succulent designs that are simple to make and will last for months. This how-to resource will guide you through 40 unique and creative projects using...

Read More check catalog
 
 
Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week: 30 Quick Patterns to Keep You Cozy in Style

Marie Greene · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Easy, Beautiful Wraps for Every Season

It's all about the layers in Marie Greene's new collection of 30 stylish, versatile shawls, wraps and cowls. Back from her must-have debut Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Marie has created gorgeous shawls that knit up in as little...

Read More check catalog
 
 
Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography

New York Times · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the king of street style.

The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work jacket and for riding a bicycle...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Plus Size Knits: 25 Knitting Patterns for Sweaters & Accessories

Phildar · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

It doesn't have to be a challenge to find well-constructed knitting patterns for your body type! 25 knitting patterns specifically designed for plus size women, not just up-sized Stylish and flattering designs of sweaters, cardigans, and accessories Step-by-step directions and high-quality...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Making Comics

Lynda Barry · Drawn and Quarterly
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

The idiosyncratic curriculum from the Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will teach you how to draw and write your story

Hello students, meet Professor Skeletor. Be on time, don't miss class, and turn off your phones. No time for introductions, we start drawing...

Read More check catalog
 
 
Epic Bike Rides of the Americas

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Get ready to explore America's most thrilling gravel, road and trail bike routes.

This definitive companion for cycling enthusiasts showcases 200 of North, Central and South America's best and most celebrated routes, from epic adventures off the beaten path to shorter urban rides....

Read More check catalog
 
 
Infinite Succulent: Miniature Living Art to Keep or Share

Rachael Cohen · Countryman Press
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

Take your succulents to the next level with these stylish and creative projectsFrom blue- green to purple and pink, flower-shaped to squat and spiky or tall and fuzzy, the variety, versatility, and low-maintenance care of succulents makes them go-to plants for home gardeners. Here, succulent...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes

Eric Hansen · Falcon Guides; Second Edition edition
Format: Print book

Hiking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula features fifty of the best hikes in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways. FalconGuides...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Mastering Kilns and Firing: Raku, Pit and Barrel, Wood Firing, and More

Lindsay Oesterritter · Quarry Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Wool Appliqué Heirlooms: 15 Antique-Inspired Projects & Techniques

Mary A. Blythe · C&T Publishing
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Enjoy quiet time with time-honored wool appliqué! Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you'll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar. Learn how reverse appliqué...
Read More check catalog