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Crochet everything you need to make your very own mini farm! There are cute and quirky animals to make, including a friendly cow, a happy pony, a pig, a sheep and a naughty goat, plus a barn and fences, grass and food for the animals, a wheelbarrow, milk churns, hay bales and much more. All 26 projects are quick and easy to make, and for those who are just learning to crochet, all the materials and techniques are explained at the start of the book. Replace the beads with stitched eyes and leave out the stiffening wire in the legs, and children will have as much fun playing with this woolly farmyard as you'll have making it!
The best on subject-discusses tools, materials, processes for creating lovely pendants, rings, pins, buckles, more. 164 illus.
'A warm, funny, uplifting writer to celebrate!' KATIE FFORDE If you love Lucy Diamond, Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Holly Martin, you'll LOVE Erin Green's novels of love, life and laughter! Readers are enchanted by From Shetland, With Love at Christmas! 'A lovely Christmas read . . . made me feel good. Excellent' 'An essential for anyone's pre-Christmas light and relaxing reading list' 'I couldn't put this book down it was that good. . . 10 stars at least' 'A wonderful festive read that makes you wish you were there' 'This was a beautiful escapist read' 'Great characters, great storyline and a big hug in book form will be found within the pages of this amazing festive book. Loved it' 'A lovely story of friendship, love, and starting over. I wish I lived in this town, could shop at their stores and be friends with these lovely characters' ........................................................................... Friendship can be the greatest gift you'll ever give... Verity is embarking on a better-late-than-never gap year now that her sons have flown the nest, and dreams of turning a lifetime's hobby of knitting and crocheting into a profitable new enterprise at Lerwick Manor's gallery. Nessie has returned to Shetland after two years spent retraining as a blacksmith on the Scottish mainland. She's determined to do whatever it takes to reignite the traditional craft and prove that gender is no obstacle to taking on her family's heritage. Isla is fresh out of catering college, but she is desperate to prove she has what it takes to run Lerwick Manor's artisan cafe. Focused on perfecting her grandmother's traditional recipes, Isla has no time for anything else - especially not her pesky ex. With the island's Yule Day celebration fast approaching, it's the ideal moment for their crafts to shine. But they can't do it alone - and their friendship might turn out to be their greatest creation yet... ........................................................................... 'A perfect story full of hope, love and friendship' 5* reader review 'An uplifting, engaging and heart warming book. Loved it' 5* reader review 'An amazing book and makes you really think that your dreams of changing your life can really happen' 5* reader review 'The author has the knack of making her characters spring off the pages so real that you'll care about them' Peterborough Telegraph Don't miss Erin's uplifting From Shetland, With Love - out now! You are invited to holiday at gorgeous Rose Cottage - where friendship, home comforts and romance are guaranteed... look for New Beginnings at Rose Cottage - out now! - 'Utterly charming...an uplifting and optimistic story' Hot Brands Cool Places If you don't ask you'll never know... don't miss Taking a Chance on Love - out now!
For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through The Artist's Way: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. In this elegantly redesigned and user-friendly volume you'll find: - More than 110 Artist's Way tasks - More than 50 Artist's Way check-ins - Insights into the creative process - New ideas for Morning Pages and Artist's Dates The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the path to creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.
ENTER PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff teaches you how to draw anything and everything - people, animals, food and everyday objects - in an adorable manner. You don't need any specialist tools or materials to start drawing cute stuff: all you need is a biro or marker pen, then you're ready to go! With artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen, start by learning the techniques of kawaii through quick and easy exercises on the basic shapes, effects and style. You can then dive right into making your kawaii characters, as the step-by-step, how-to sequences inside make drawing cute stuff really simple. A perfect book for beginners - add cute-appeal to any drawing in no time at all!
Make your own animal origami models with this book and printed papers. Explore the best nature has to offer, with 250 sheets of specially designed printed paper and a 64-page instruction book that guides you step by step through 15 wonderful animal paper projects, from a cheeky monkey to a sneaky snake and even a lovely lion. These friendly animals can be used as lovely gifts to give to friends or as delightful decorations to leave throughout the house! Origami is also known to help encourage connectedness, awareness and improved physical and emotional health. Not only that, the feelings of joy and satisfaction gained from completing a model will bring inner peace and balance, and what could be better to bring those emotions in than a little animal friend?
From the Victorian cloth mills to contemporary studios, Stroud has a long and noble history of making things by hand. All around the valleys, makers are engaged in creating beautiful and useful objects, works of art and installations. Described by Jasper Conran as 'the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds', the district has the highest proportion of creatives in the UK. The unique geography of five valleys meeting at the town make the area a delight to visit, especially on market day when the place is buzzing with stalls, buskers and visitors. Here, Made in Stroud shop owner, Clare Honeyfield, brings to life the conversations she's had with the many wonderful and talented makers and artists of the ever-popular Stroud.
Welcome to the evolution of adult coloring! New York Times bestselling illustrator Marty Noble has added a new dimension to the coloring craze: mazes! Cut out some of the stress from your daily life in this fun and innovative new series as you color and navigate your way through the hidden twists and turns of these elaborate labyrinths. Created for the artist and inspired by art nouveau, Marty Noble's Mindful Mazes: Art Nouveau Animals features forty-four black-and-white illustrations of sinuous animal scenes for you to decorate and immerse in color. However, the true fun lies within: cleverly disguised in each of these beautiful outlines is a complex, underlying maze for colorists to solve, if they so choose. These intricate puzzles add another way to easily access and practice mindfulness, and diminish some of the anxiety in your life. This book includes an answer key for the mazes as well as perforated pages printed on one side so colorists can easily remove and display their masterpieces! So grab your colored pencils and a copy of Marty Noble's Mindful Mazes: Art Nouveau Animals and find the end of stress and the beginning of relaxation!
Following on from the success of Colourmorphia, this is the second book to feature the most striking images from Kerby Rosanes' bestselling Morphia series. A 16-page full-colour section will display some of the most spectacular artworks that have been coloured by Kerby's fans, accompanied by stylistic comments and tips so readers can create their own masterpieces. The illustrations featured in the colour section will be repeated in the black-and-white section, to give colourists an opportunity to duplicate the approach, along with other beautiful artwork from Animorphia, Imagimorphia, Mythomorphia, Geomorphia and Fantomorphia for fans to try their hand at. The perfect way to celebrate the talent of Kerby and his fans.
Learn eight different rag-rugging methods and use them to create 30 stylish and practical items for yourself and your home. In Rag Rug Techniques for Beginners, Elspeth Jackson details eight different methods that will help you learn the art of rugs from rags, and inspire your craft creativity. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, from Shaggy to Locker Hooking, Loopy to Two-String Loom and more. Elspeth will show you the skills, tools and equipment you'll need for each one, as well as providing advice on choices of fabrics and design. She will help you to identify common mistakes that you might run into, building for you a strong foundation in the craft. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions for a traditional rug plus two other projects for yourself or your home, such as placemats, bowls, wall hangings and more, so that you can show off the new skills you've learned. Using upcycled fabrics, only a few basic tools and simple techniques, you'll master rag-rugging in no time!
Claude Monet's classic artwork is reproduced here for our museum quality notecard collection. Our Mini FlipTop Notecard box notecards are full colour, mini cards that can be used to convey personal greetings, thank-yous and invitations. 16 notecards of 1 image and 16 envelopes Sturdy, reuseable box, ideal for keepsakes Magnetic closure Box measurements 95 x 95 x 32 mm We choose the best images from well-known classic and contemporary fine artists, plus talented emerging illustrators and designers from around the globe. Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) was one of the best-known and most influential painters of the seminal Modern art movement, Impressionism, which sought to capture the fleeting moments in nature and the subtle passage of time with flickering light effects and hurried brush strokes of soft colour on canvas.
Makers are at the forefront of finding solutions for sustainable living. Crafting something from scratch means you get to carefully choose the materials you use, your method and philosophy for making it, and the way you use the final product. Maker.DIY Sustainable Projects features 15 step-by-step projects that are created using sustainable materials and upcycling methods. Each make will help readers along their journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle, not only in the repurposing of the old into new and beautiful products, but in the making of practical, useful tools that will actively encourage a more sustainable way of life. Created by artist and educator Audrey Love, a passionate advocate of upcycling and sustainable design, the projects range from easy as pie to satisfyingly advanced. Audrey's step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and accompanied by beautiful photography sharing styling ideas and essential technical skills. From constructing a portable greenhouse from old picture frames to creating your own drawstring bags for zero-waste, zero-plastic shopping trips, these projects will change both the aesthetic and the philosophy of your life, for the better, for good.
Experience the soothing power of adult coloring with these intricate animal tangles created by New York Times bestselling illustrator and master of the abstract Zen style Angela Porter! Zentangle is a fun and relaxing art form that has emerged in the last decade. Its free-form style, abstract images, and repetitive patterns all unite to create elaborate and soothing illustrations. This method has been said to increase mindfulness and aid in relaxation while simultaneously expressing creativity an ideal remedy for stress. Animals and nature are believed to have similar antistress properties. Combining this idea with the Zen style, bestselling illustrator Angela Porter takes you on a relaxing journey through the wilderness in this breathtaking collection that will help you de-stress and decompress. Featured are forty-nine beautiful designs for you to color and decorate each weaving together intricate swirling patterns and other geometric shapes to form some of your favorite members of the animal kingdom. As an added bonus, the pages are perforated and printed on one side, making it simple for you to remove and display your finished masterpieces. Instead of wasting your time with generic designs, color on the wild side with Angela Porter's Zen Doodle Animal Tangles. Whether you love cats, dogs, fish, birds, or even bears, this coloring book has them all. It's great for animal lovers and colorists alike!
Regan and Kelley of Cowbutt Crunchies show you how to make boot covers, tights, and shoes for cosplay. Whether you're a new or experienced sewist, this handbook will help you turn your cosplay dreams into reality. Build your skills with this step-by-step guide to creating cosplay footwear at home and sew the exact attention-grabbing boot covers, shoes, and leggings you need for any costume.
Master the craft of glass art in your own home studio
The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is a robust review of three popular glass art styles--stained glass, fusing, and lampworking--that brings learning new skills and making glass art within everyone's reach. With the right tools, classic techniques, and several "teaching projects," you will soon be making beautiful glass art at home.
Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic glasswork techniques, and applying your new skills to original pieces. In addition, "The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook "encourages good organization, unique and inspired design, and eco-friendly practices, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for artists.
The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook
- Invites you into the studios of 18 glass artists from around the world
- Teaches fundamental glass-art techniques--cutting glass, soldering, flameworking, kilnwork, and more--in full-color photographs
- Illustrates the steps for crafting beautiful pieces of glass art, including suncatchers, jewelry, boxes, beads, and a kaleidoscope
Whether you are new to the art and want to set up your first studio and learn the basics, or an experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire and stimulate your creativity with advanced projects, The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is for you.
Color fantastic florals and a gathering of garden animals in this travel-sized coloring companion. Relaxing in the garden with a hot cup of tea and the sound of birds chirping is enough to melt stress away. Similarly, adult coloring provides an artistic outlet for the anxiety that comes with daily life. However, it's often restricted to an oversized page that requires a large surface to color. Creative Mindfulness: Delightful Gardens brings you travel-sized illustrations of beautiful gardens to help you de-stress virtually anywhere. Explore a variety of inspiring floral and animal designs to color at home or on the go. Twenty-four black-and-white illustrations, printed on perforated pages so that each can be removed to share or display, await your artistic touch! Each page is comprised of sturdy art stock that accommodates any coloring medium whether your preference is markers, crayons, colored pencils, or pens. This book is must-have for those seeking a way to find tranquility in their lives, artists looking to improve their craft, or those simply wanting to give the gift of coloring. The features of this book include: Twenty-four original black-and-white designs for your coloring pleasure, printed on single-sided perforated pages High-quality, sturdy paper that can withstand travel and wear-and-tear Perfectly sized illustrations to fit in pockets and bags If you're in need of a quiet and lush escape, Creative Mindfulness: Delightful Gardens is a must-have. In a setting of peace, these comforting designs are guaranteed to provide hours of creative relaxation and rejuvenation for colorists. Grab your colored pencils and de-stress. Fill your days with color and the captivating beauty of a garden anywhere!
Enter New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Sarnat's dazzling world of delightful house pets ready to be colored and adored! It's raining cats and dogs! People love their animals, and more than eighty million people in the United States alone are pet-owners. These loveable companions are members of the family, trusted and cherished confidants. People love to take their pictures, talk about them, and dress them up! Fun is never in short supply with a pet. Now, decorate your favorite four-legged friend within the pages of a coloring book. Designed by the bestselling coloring book artist Marjorie Sarnat, the book features an overflowing kennel with forty-nine amusing and intricate line illustrations. These specially crafted designs include a dazzling herd of friendly animals! They are adorned with florals, patterns, and dizzying design motifs that will engage your own inner animal and get your creativity off and running. These pages are perforated and printed on one side, allowing colorists to remove and display their finished designs easily. Whether you prefer to flex your creative capabilities with cats, dogs, pot-bellied pigs, or other animals, Marjorie Sarnat's Pampered Pets offers a fascinating and fun coloring experience with a plethora of pets!
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