Pillows are one of the easiest items to sew, and one of the most affordable ways to add a splash of color and personality to a room. With twelve cute and cuddly animal pillows to make, and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, seamstresses of all skill levels will enjoy making them. Sew Your Own Pet Pillow includes patterns for: Log-style pillows *fox *cat *pig Square pillows *squid * raccoon *bear Round or jellybean-shaped pillows * Husky *Corgi *Dalmatian It is so easy to create these adorable pet pillows – all that's needed is a sewing machine, some inexpensive fabric, and a few basic sewing tools. The hardest part will be deciding which pillow to make first!
Beautify your home with easy sewing projects for handmade decor! Whether you are new to sewing or just want to freshen up your skills, Sew Me! Sewing Home Decor will show you how to personalize your home with classic accessories. Decorating a living space has never been easier, with friendly advice, clear directions, and easy-to-use patterns that take the guesswork out of sewing. With seven simple and straightforward projects designed to help you learn as you sew, you'll soon be sewing with confidence and creating decor that matches your taste and the way you live.
Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.
This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. Fifteen simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.
Bring your digital adventures to life with real-world craft projects inspired by the world of Minecraft® and other pixelated games. Kids and families can use this imaginative book to create instantly recognizable toys, jewelry, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time. The blocky pixelated graphics of video games are perfect for so many different kinds of crafts. This book helps children to expand their imaginations and develop their creativity as they acquire creative hobbies that will last a lifetime. Choly Knight shows how to make quick and easy versions of popular characters and game elements, using only a few basic craft supplies. Inside this book she offers 15 fun step-by-step projects for perler beads, duct tape, paper crafting, painting, sewing, and crocheting.
Stitch and stuff an assortment of fuzzy animals from felt! These mini plushies are full-sized fun, and our super-clear instructions will guide you all the way through making them. Everything you need is included to make up to 14 animals, with extra accessories like hats, bows, and glasses to personalize them. Contains: 48 page book of instructions and inspiration 3 pages of paper patterns 12 sheets of felt 8 colors of embroidery floss 30 sets of precut felt eyes and cheeks 2 embroidery needles 1 bag of polyfill stuffing
FAMILIES PERFORM RITUALS each day without knowing it. Celebrating birthdays, eating a meal together, taking daily walks to the park, making French toast on Sunday mornings, donating to the homeless during the holidays; all are examples of the rituals families use to become closer and strengthen their bond. The Joy of Family Rituals is a recipe book for families who wish to enrich their lives with rituals by reflecting on their significance and making them a part of daily life. Rituals can help a family communicate, foster spiritual connections, and provide a secure foundation for growth. The Joy of Family Rituals makes it easy to incorporate rituals into family life. Barbara Biziou explains the meaning and history of each ritual, many of which date back to our ancestors, and gives advice on purpose, timing, ingredients and follow-up. Biziou encourages readers to adjust the rituals and introduce their own traditions to suit the family's needs. Finally, each ritual contains a true-life story of how it has affected a family, providing a template for ways in which your family's life might also be enriched and strengthened. "Consciously creating rituals can work miracles in our lives. The Joy of Ritual tells you exactly how to get started."-Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "The Joy of Ritual is a road map to celebrating life. This book will be a great companion on your journey to attaining clarity, balance, and calmness amid the chaos of life."-Donna Karan BARBARA BIZIOU is an internationally acclaimed teacher of practical spirituality and global rituals. She is a life coach, voice dialogue facilitator, interfaith minister, and motivational speaker. She has lectured and taught around the world. She currently resides in New York managing her company, Blue Lotus Productions.
#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books* #1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021** For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world. From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to: * Can, dry, and preserve food * Plan your garden * Grow your own food * Make 20-minute cheese * Make your own natural skincare products * Bake bread * Cook on a wood stove * Learn beekeeping * Raise chickens, goats, and pigs * Create natural skincare products * Make organic bug spray * Treat your family with homemade remedies * Make fruit leather * Forage for wild food * Spin wool into yarn * Mill your own flour * Tap a maple tree And more! Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. * Bookscrolling.com ** OutdoorHappens.com
Sew up a half dozen super sweet donuts full of adorable animal personality! The kit comes with everything you need (even a donut box!) to whip up adorable felt plushies. The crystal-clear instructions go through all the steps -- from threading a needle and practicing stitches to adding fancy toppings and decorations -- so when you finish, you'll be a master donut maker! Each donut has its own flavorful personality: a chocolate kitty, cookies & cream panda, a blueberry narwhal, a cinnamon chicken, a strawberry bunny, and a pineapple parrot. Display them in the donut box to keep them fresh! Comes with: 66 pre-cut felt pieces in 11 colors, pre-cut felt cheeks, pre-cut felt eyes, stuffing, embroidery floss in 8 colours, 2 needles, fuzzy yarn, donut box.
This is an ideal resource for joining the maker movement, no matter the size of your public library or resource level. • Explains why the maker movement and libraries are a perfect match • Includes makerspace ideas and programs for all ages, not just teens • Written by authors with personal experience creating maker programming in a short amount of time with a limited budget • Supplies ideas and anecdotes from makerspaces and innovators across the United States that will inspire staff at all levels
Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys--including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology--help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.
Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers’ favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower—a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company known for its unique, clever, and must-have designs—presents simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces. Here are dozens of brand-new projects designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn your favorite fabric into a lovely garland, stylish tote, children’s tent, and all sorts of other accessories for home and fashion. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, this book is perfect for both new and experienced sewists. Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Today, Spoonflower’s technology allows anyone to affordably create, print, and purchase one-of-a-kind fabric or paper.
An illustrated encyclopedia containing over 9000 articles on history, literature, art and music, geography, myths and legends, mathematics, science, hobbies, holidays and festivals, games, sports, crafts, medicine, law, government, industry, politics, and other topics.
Stitch in Style with Adorable, Easy Projects Make every day a crafting bonanza with this inspiring and helpful guidebook packed with 60 projects. These accessories, toys and decorations are as easy to create as they are fun to wear and display! Grab an adult to help you get started, then you’re off sewing adorable crafts you can personalize with your favorite colors and fabrics. Make cool stuff with your friends, such as hair and fashion accessories, and decorate your room your way with personalized pillows and throws. Become the most stylish kid at school with a homemade notebook cover and a pencil pouch. There are so many projects to choose from, such as: · Watermelon Tote · Happy Face Coasters · Animal Sleep Masks · Pom-Pom Throw · Unicorn Mane Scarf · and so much more! Easy-to-follow instructions make this book a great place to start for beginners. With the projects divided into three skill levels, it’s a cinch to find one that’s just right for you. Beginner projects use only hand stitching, intermediate ones combine hand stitching with easy machine sewing and advanced ones use only a machine. Filled with pictures, friendly advice and cutout templates, this will become your favorite activity book for playtime.
The best-selling authors of the Sewing School ® series are back, introducing kids to the creativity of stitching patchwork, appliqué, and quilts. Using dynamic how-to photos and step-by-step instructions written for ages 8 to 12, Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a variety of techniques using both hand and machine sewing. The 15 projects range from decorative to practical, including an appliquéd family crest wall hanging, a patchwork pet bed, a crazy-quilt journal cover, and a quilt made from recycled T-shirts. Every project features encouraging suggestions for making truly one-of-a-kind items that express the creative spirit of each young maker.
Lists materials and gives instructions for sewing a variety of accessories including belts, jewelry, wallets, sewing kits, and handbags.