Author: Dawn Cusick

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9780806931975

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9643

A collection of innovative button handicraft projects.
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An Alternative Craft Book

Author: Ziggy Hanaor

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 140

View: 2617

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A Look at Crafts from the Past with Projects You Can Make Today

Author: Jodi Evert,Rebecca Sample Bernstein,Geri Strigenz Bourget

Publisher: American Girl

ISBN: 9781562471217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 1574

Presents colonial-style craft projects
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Author: Thomas Berger,Petra Berger

Publisher: Gryphon House

ISBN: 9780863151613

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 87

View: 5494

Easy illustrated directions for making Easter crafts, including baskets, decorative eggs, dough figures, and more.
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Author: Thomas Berger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863158278

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 77

View: 3010

Simply made decorations for home or school are an absorbing way for children to become involved in the celebration of Advent and Christmas. Parents, teachers and children will quickly learn to make crib figures, candles, lanterns, angels, Advent calendars and a variety of Christmas tree decorations. The projects are all described and fully illustrated with diagrams and colour photographs.
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A Look at Crafts from the Past With Projects You Can Make Today

Author: Jodi Evert

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606085601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 8053

Presents crafts made by Swedish pioneers and Native Americans
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Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love

Author: Blair Stocker

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762451831

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 3521

Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours.
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Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More

Author: Heather Weston

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592534555

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6233

Binding, folding, and decorating techniques to create beautiful artists’ books and more From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums, and altered books—or simple tag books for your kids—Bookcraft contains all the skills you will ever need. Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals. This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills. Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques. This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.
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Cute and Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend

Author: Crafty Cat Lovers

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805314920

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 6652

Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is this, book has something for you. Here are just some of the delightful items you can make for yourself or a fellow cat lover: Make a lovely embroidered or shrink art brooch or earrings Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow! Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover And more! It's all fun and simple, and it's all CATS! Simple instructions, diagrams and templates make these projects inviting and doable even for novice crafters, and the high-quality results make delightful handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.
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Author: Dawn Purney

Publisher: Amer Education Pub

ISBN: 9781561895861

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1951

The Complete Book of Arts and Crafts provides 256 pages of fun activities for children ages 5 to 9 that reinforce creative minds and motor skills! It includes paper, painting, musical, sculpting, and holiday crafts, as well as a complete answer key, user-friendly activities, and easy-to-follow instructions. Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning success. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to motivate independent study, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.
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Author: Shereen LaPlantz

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486813339

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9564

Innovative approach to bookbinding explains techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary artworks. Simple, well-illustrated directions explain how to make pop-up panels, pages that "explode" from the spine, slipcases, and more.
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Author: William Giraldi

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631493914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 3040

One of the most gifted literary essayists of his generation defends stylistic boldness and intellectual daring in American letters. Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist, “a literature-besotted Midas of prose” (Cynthia Ozick). Now, American Audacity gathers a selection of his most powerful considerations of American writers and themes—a “gorgeous fury of language and sensibility” (Walter Kirn)—including an introductory call to arms for twenty-first-century American literature, and a new appreciation of James Baldwin’s genius for nonfiction. With potent insights into the storied tradition of American letters, and written with a “commitment to the dynamism and dimensions of language,” American Audacity considers giants from the past (Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee, Denis Johnson), some of our most well-known living critics and novelists (Harold Bloom, Stanley Fish, Katie Roiphe, Cormac McCarthy, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer), as well as those cultural-literary themes that have concerned Giraldi as an American novelist (bestsellers, the “problem” of Catholic fiction, the art of hate mail, and his viral essay on bibliophilia). Demanding that literature be audacious, and urgent in its convictions, American Audacity is itself an act of intellectual daring, a compendium shot through with Giraldi’s “emboldened and emboldening critical voice” (Sven Birkerts). At a time when literature is threatened by ceaseless electronic bombardment, Giraldi argues that literature “must do what literature has always done: facilitate those silent spaces, remain steadfastly itself in its employment of slowness, interiority, grace, and in its marshaling of aesthetic sophistication and complexity.” American Audacity is ultimately an assertion of intelligence and discernment from a maker of “perfectly paced prose” (The New Yorker), a book that reaffirms the pleasure and wisdom of the deepest literary values.
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15 Easy Duck Tape Projects

Author: Shurtech Brands

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781574213508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 18

View: 1607

Duck Tape comes out of the tool box and into the craft box, with 15 fun projects including a book cover, wallet, cell phone case, and flip-flops.
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25 easy and fun projects for children aged 7–11 years old

Author: Emma Hardy

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781907563348

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1115

With Emma Hardy’s 25 easy ideas aimed at children aged from 7 to 11, there are hours of fun to be had. Every project comes with crystal clear instructions and cute artworks that guide your child through every step. You’ll find you can make lots of things with just paper and glue in the papercrafts section, while tiny tailors can learn about basic stitching in the Simple Sewing chapter. Kids can move onto bigger projects in the costumes section, where there are lots of ideas for creative play. There’s a chapter on transforming natural and recycled materials into presents and toys; plus, the holidays will never be boring, with ideas for pumpkin animals, Easter egg cards, and Christmas cookies. Every activity expands your child’s knowledge and once they have mastered the basics they can let their imagination run wild and start work on their own craft projects.
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Author: Bonnie Burton

Publisher: Lucasbooks

ISBN: 9780345511164

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 149

View: 3274

Offers full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions for out-of-this-world crafts featuring characters, locales and objects from the Star Wars universe, including a felt Yoda doll, an R2-D2 knit wool cap, Dagobah terrariums, Hoth snow globe, broken-action-figure Christmas wreath, a Chanukah "droidel," a Chewbacca tissue-box cozy and much more. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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50 Easy and Beautiful Projects from Copper, Tin, Brass, Aluminum, and More

Author: Janice Eaton Kilby,Deborah Morgenthal

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781579901707

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1609

Metal is a marvelous material, but until recently it's been a foreign currency among general crafters, who feared that "metalworking" required pig iron, a blast furnace, and the musculature of a village blacksmith. Not true. Here are 50 gorgeous things to make from extra-thin sheet metals and foils in shimmering copper, aluminum, brass, tin, and pewter. And, just for fun, there are projects from mesh, tin cans, flashing, wire, ready-made metal objects, recycled materials, and found metal. Readers will learn about useful tools and basic techniques for working with metal, none of them esoteric. They'll learn to mark, drill, cut, smooth, bend, and form metal, along with some easy ways to decorate it--hammering, punching, piercing, stamping, and embossing. They'll learn easy means of attachment, such as soldering and Pop-riveting. They'll discover how to apply paint and patinas. Then, they'll choose among 50 diverse, easy-to-make projects and proceed to create as many stunning objects as they like. Between projects, they'll browse through a gallery of beautiful metalwork by expert designer/crafters.
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The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

Author: Ross Petras,Kathryn Petras

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 5492

An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse. Even the most erudite among us use words like apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite, moot, redundant, and unique incorrectly every day. Don’t be one of them. Using examples of misuse from leading newspapers, prominent public figures and famous writers, among others, language gurus Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras explain how to avoid these perilous pitfalls in the English language. Each entry also includes short histories of how and why these mistake have happened, some of the (often surprisingly nasty) debates about which uses are (and are not) mistakes, and finally, how to use these words correctly … or why to not use them at all. By the end of this book, every literati will be able to confidently, casually, and correctly toss in an “a priori” or a “limns” without hesitation.
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Author: Marz Minor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803258914

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

View: 3296

Historical information and descriptions of Indian crafts of different tribes
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Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061243582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9205

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes. The completely revised American Edition includes: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse* Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball's "Most Valuable Players" Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History * For more information on building treehouses, visit and or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles
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