Inspired to sew by Bari J. : 15 pretty projects, sewing secrets, colorful collage
[Bari J. Ackerman].
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, c2011.
Inspired to Sew features brilliant full-colour photography, as well as Bari┬┐s in-depth and easy-to-follow advice on fabric collage, free-motion stitching, machine appliqu├ę, patchwork piecing, and simple garment techniques, making it a must-have for quilters everywhere.
Rediscovering and renewing old household objects that would otherwise be banished has never been so much fun! Use embroidery, decoupage, scrapbooking, and other techniques to transform old curios into beautiful decorative ornaments for every room in the home. Innovative ideas abound, from creating a mini-greenhouse in a glass to a chandelier embellished with old silver cutlery! The projects are easy to follow yet stunningly effective.
Creative cloth doll collection : a complete guide to creating figures, faces, clothing, accessories, and embellishments
Patti Medaris Culea.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry, 2011.
┬ This book is a compilation of the first four of Patti Medaris Culea's bestselling books: Creative Cloth Doll Making , Creative Cloth Doll Faces , Creative Cloth Doll Couture , and Creative Cloth Doll Beading .┬ ┬ This comprehensive book guides readers through all the basics of creating cloth figures, with step-by-step fully illustrated instruction. Readers get complete patterns to create several styles of dolls, many with interchangeable parts.┬ The book provides┬ methods for creating beautiful faces, hair, garments, clothing, and┬ supplies instruction in a wide variety of surface design techniques including dyeing, painting, stamping, beading, applique, hand and machine embroidery, image transfers, using Tyvek, and more. For further inspiration, the book also includes a gallery of doll designs by other leading doll artists, all made using the patterns from the book.┬ ┬
ReMake it! : recycling projects from the stuff you usually scrap
by Tiffany Threadgould.
New York, N.Y. : Sterling, c2011.
To the green and crafty kid, vintage LP covers, empty tissue boxes, and broken umbrellas are not trash--they're treasures! Written in a teen-friendly style, ReMake It! presents 95 cool eco-smart projects--like turning an oatmeal container into a super-cute tote or creating a picture frame from an old pair of eyeglasses. Step-by-step instructions, plus a Stitchionary and fantastic full-color photos of each project, make it easy and fun to get creative ...with stuff that's FREE! ┬ Includes: Paper Pizzazz┬ *┬ Fantastic Plastic┬ *┬ Re-fabbed Fabric┬ *┬ Metal Makeover┬ *┬ Glorious Glass┬ *┬ Junk Pile Jazz-up ┬ Printed on eco-friendly FSC paper!
The handmade home : 75 projects for soaps, candles, picture frames, pillows, wreaths & scrapbooks.
New York : Hearst Books, c2011.
Country Living knows that beautiful handcrafted accents are as essential to home-sweet-home as a comfy cushion to sink into at the end of a long day. Whether it's richly indulgent herbal soaps, vintage-inspired woven pillows, a keepsake family album, or beeswax tapers to illuminate a dinner party, the 75 projects in this varied collection will warm your heart...and give a personal touch to every room in the house.
When Anastasia Pollack's husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life is suddenly kaput. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist motherin-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband's secret gambling addiction, and the loan shark who's demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor for a magazine proves no respite when she discovers a dead body glued to her office chair. The victim, fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg, collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos on her ruthless climb to editor-in-chief.But when evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia's husband, Anastasia becomes the number one suspect.
Miss Scarlet's school of patternless sewing : a Crafty Chica novel
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Sometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . . Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past. But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.
Mixed-media paint box : weekly projects for a year of creative exploration
edited by Tonia Davenport.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2010.
Play With Paint All Year Long! Incorporating paint into your mixed-media art has never been easier or more fun. Open up your paint box and delve into a year of creative ideas from 45 of your favorite artists. Whether you've used paint for years or have been anxious to try a new medium, you'll find great advice and ideas inside Mixed-Media Paint Box. Each week, you'll be guided with step-by-step instructions through a different project or technique that will add instant depth and drama to your art! Inside you'll find: + 52 projects and techniques, one for every week of the year, to inspire a weekly dose of creativity. + Tips, hints and suggestions from some of your favorite authors, including Ruth Rae, Claudine Hellmuth, Chrissie Grace, Bernie Berlin and Margot Potter. + Step-by-step instructions for jewelry-making, assemblage, journaling, collage and a variety of painting techniques to incorporate into your own art. Discover inspiration and new ways to express yourself every week inside Mixed-Media Paint Box!