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Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts: The Geek's DIY Guide to 50 Nerdy Soaps, Suds, Bath Bombs and other Curios that Entertain Your Kids in the Tub

Brittanie Pyper · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Kids can have a blast making epic homemade bath products everyone will enjoy. Themed around today's most popular movies, games and television shows, crafts include Alien Hand Soap, Wizard Potion Bubble Bath, Building Block Bath Crayons and Unicorn Poop Sugar Scrub. These crafts are designed...
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The Beeswax Workshop: How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms and More

Christine Dalziel · Ulysses Pr
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Transform miraculous beeswax into environmentally friendly household cleaners, personal care products, candles and craftsFeatures over 100 step-by-step recipes, this book presents easy-to-follow recipes that utilize the amazing flexibility of beeswax for crafting safe, highly effective...
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Cat Lady Embroidery: 380 Ways to Stitch a Cat

Applemints · Creative Publishing int'l
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

Fat, striped, cheshire, or grumpy, this books offers more than 300 embroidery stitch patters for cat lovers. Each set of patterns offers a range of ideas in different styles, shapes, genres from simple to more complex. A purrfect book for embroidery beginners or those looking for fun and simple...
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Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room

Kristin Nicholas · Roost Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Create a unique space that's all your own--bold and colorful handmade projects to fill your home with pattern from color expert crafter extraordinaire Kristin Nicholas.Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration...
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Dog-Walking Business

Virginia Loh-Hagan · 45th Parallel Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

"Dog-Walking Business guides students as they set up and operate their own dog-walking business for their community. The considerate text includes easy-to-follow lists and will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest...
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Junk Drawer Engineering: 25 Construction Challenges That Don't Cost a Thing

Bobby Mercer · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skills - you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Each hands-on project in this book will challenge you to come up with a unique solution to a specific design problem. Construct a Pasta Bridge strong...
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Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket: 80 Knit Stitches, Endless Combinations

Doreen L Marquart · Martingale,
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Pick Your Stitch, Build A Blanket - Softcover The perfect start to any project. These are a great way to add extra design to whatever project you want to add it to.
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Race Cars

Cody Crane · C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Race car technology has come a long way from the early days of auto racing. Todays cars rely on sleek, aerodynamic shapes and powerful engines to give drivers more speed and control than ever before. In this book, readers will find out how engineers and other creative, forward-thinking...
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Sketch Your Stuff: 200 Things to Draw and How to Draw Them

John Stich · Quarry Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Grab your pencil and Sketch your Stuff!Learn how to turn the everyday objects that fill your life into subjects for your sketchbook, allowing you to work on your drawing skills at any moment of the day or night. You'll find over 200 prompts to help you build up strong art skills as you work...
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Small Wonders - Life Portrait in Miniature

Tatsuya Tanaka · Nippan IPS
Pages: 128
Format: Tankobon Softcover

You can row a boat made of chili. You can enjoy an easy morning stroll among asparagus trees. You will be excited alongside the racetrack, which is actually the surface of a vinyl record. In this miniature world life looks ordinary - yet from a different perspective. Japanese photographer...
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Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing

Anthony Casillo · Chronicle Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the creation of the QWERTY keyboard to the world's first portable typing machine, this handsome collection is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the world's first commercially successful typewriter - the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874 - to the iconic...
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