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Knits in a Day: 40 Quick Knits to Cast On and Complete in Three Hours or Less

Candi Derr · Stackpole Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Sometimes when you realize you need a new hat or mittens--It's going to be freezing tomorrow and I'm going hiking! It's my best friend's birthday and I don't have a gift!--you need it NOW! This is the book you can turn to again and again for just the right pattern, knowing...
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The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden

Brie Arthur · St. Lynn's Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Foodscaping visionary Brie Arthur looks at under-utilized garden spaces around homes or in the landscaped common spaces of planned communities - and she sees places where food can be grown ... lots and lots of it. And not in isolated patches, but inter-planted with non-food ornamental plants...
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New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design

Annika Zetterman · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The first overview of contemporary landscape design in Scandinavia -- minimalist and attuned to nature -- inspiring for design professionals as well as amateur gardenersFew people have difficulty conjuring images of modern Scandinavian design, whose influence over the past century has extended...
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Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns: 40 Motifs and 20 Projects for Knitters

MAJA KARLSSON · Trafalgar Square Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Knitting designer Maja Karlsson delved into the fascinating history of Swedish fibercrafts, and discovered a rich tradition of multi-color patterning - the perfect source of inspiration for this lovely collection of 40 uniquely Swedish motifs, applied and combined into 22 projects. Flowers,...
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Sew Many Notions: Wonderful Wool Appliques, Simple Stitcheries, and More

Debbie Busby · Martingale
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The deep, rich colors of the primitive look meet cute sewing-themed motifs in this collection of fun-to-stitch projects for wool lovers. Decorate your sewing space with more than 18 designs, including pincushions, needle holders, mini-quilts, a table mat, and more. The chunky applique shapes...
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Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

GEORGE B LOOBY · Countryman Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A new edition of the essential guide to animal husbandry Have you ever celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey from a local farm, instead of a packaged, frozen supermarket bird? Ever cracked a farm-fresh egg into the skillet next to a store-bought one? The difference in quality can't...
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Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

Deborah Niemann · New Society Publishers; Original edition
Format: Paperback

Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture and has become economically and environmentally unsustainable. The incidence of diet-related diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease, has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Whether you have forty...
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Make 1-Hour Gifts: 16 Cheerful Projects to Sew

C. & T. Publishing. · C&T Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Calling all time-strapped sewists! You'll love this value-packed book of 16 fun projects, including coasters, aprons, bags, and more from some of your favorite designers: Abbey Lane Quilts, Alexia Abegg, Bari J. Ackerman, Katy Dill, Kate Haxell, Sue Kim, Virginia Lindsay, Kimberly Paglia,...
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The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World

Janit Calvo · Timber Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A not-so-mini trend The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by fun themes - including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens - it's a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind...
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Designing with Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin · Timber Press
Pages: 255
Format: Book

Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design and require only minimal maintenance to remain lush and alluring year round. Featuring the work of more than 50 professional garden designers and creative homeowners, this complete design compendium is as practical as it is inspirational....
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The Edible Garden: Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs No Matter Where You Live

LIVING THE COUNTRY LIFE. · Weldon Owen
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

From the experts at Country Gardens magazine, The Edible Garden will show you how to reap fresh vegetables, delicious fruits, and essential herbs from a garden of any size, in any space, no matter how small. Bring organic produce to your table and create delicious hand-crafted meals with...
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