Download E-books Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving PDF

By Katherine Paterson

Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton provide enthusiasts of every age much more to be pleased about with Giving Thanks, a different booklet approximately gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it ability to be really thankful and Pamela Dalton's beautiful cut-paper illustrations are paired with a set of over 50 graces, poems, and compliment songs from quite a lot of cultures, religions, and voices. the original collaboration among those remarkable artists flora during this very important and stunningly appealing mirrored image at the act of giving thank you.

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Download E-books Modern Expressions: Creating Fabulous and Fashionable Jewelry with Easy-to-Find Elements PDF

Modern Designs. tremendous Results.

It's all concerning the jewellery, dah-ling! fashion designer Fernando Dasilva places the highlight on haute couture with necklaces, bracelets and rings that exude splendor and radiate high fashion. Drawing proposal from shiny colour palettes, 80s artwork deco and fashion-forward findings, those items will not simply increase your wardrobe–they'll make it!

  • 25 clothier initiatives that fuse renowned findings, comparable to crystals, gems and heavy chain, with specific and unique components, corresponding to sponge beads, puzzle beads and crystal yarn.
  • 15 style sketches exhibit you not only the way to put on the items yet completely rock them. Pair those bold items with an outfit that is already on your closet with easy-wear tips.
  • Helpful recommendations and clothier information make it effortless to create funky, stylish and incredible pieces!

Create your personal selection of glamorous items, and stroll (and rock) your personal runway!

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Download E-books Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo PDF

By Alan Scott Pate

The interesting global of eastern doll collecting

For centuries, jap doll artisans created impressive artworks, invested with either major cultural that means and elemental good looks, encased within the deceptively basic physique of a doll.

Japanese Dolls: The interesting international of Ningyo, is a cornucopia of data for jap artwork creditors, Asian doll creditors and doll fanatics of all degrees and pursuits. choked with appealing photos, the ebook information 18 different types of broadly accrued, accessible and reasonable, old and classic dolls and collectible figurines (ningyo).

Author Alan Scott Pate—the top American professional on jap dolls—writes in illuminating element concerning the traditions of every kind of doll and stocks useful easy methods to acquire this outstanding jap artwork shape. incorporated are:

  • Festival dolls: hina-ningyo, musha-ningyo, tableau dolls
  • Display dolls: saga-ningyo, gosho-ningyo, isho-ningyo, iki-ningyo
  • Wood dolls: kamo-ningyo, nara-ningyo, kokeshi-ningyo
  • Clay dolls: fushimi-ningyo, hakata-ningyo
  • Mechanical dolls: karakuri-ningyo, kobe-ningyo
  • Theatrical dolls: bunraku-ningyo, takeda-ningyo
  • Play dolls: ichimatsu-ningyo, keue saiko

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Download E-books Bent, Bound And Stitched: Collage, Cards And Jewelry With A Twist PDF

By Giuseppina Cirincione

Bend, form and sew Your artistic Urges Into Expressive Works of Art!

Dig out your craft provides and dirt off that forgotten stack of scrapbook papers. within the pages of Bent, certain, and Stitched, the writer of the wildly well known Collage misplaced and Found exhibits you the way to chop, glue and stitch your method to dimensional college works as specified as you are.

Whether you are a university artist prepared for brand new concepts or a paper crafter trying to expand your talents, reinventing your paintings is straightforward with entire step by step images and directions for twenty tasks, together with playing cards with ornamental sewing-machine sewing, a pendant carrying a photograph photo on lessen plastic or even a photograph stand for exhibiting your favourite snapshots. you are going to examine to:

  • Incorporate came across items into distinctive jewellery items utilizing basic equipment even newbies can master.
  • Make the main of your stash of paper and rubber stamps, with clean options to redesign your art arsenal with no deciding to buy a thing.
  • Personalize your paintings with the aid of cord letters and distinctive shapes.
  • Add fascinating texture to paper tasks with stencils, sewing and refined sparkle.

Let Bent, sure and Stitched allow you to placed a brand new twist in your artistic expression, beginning today.

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Download E-books The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real PDF

By Lisa Sonora Beam

The inventive Entrepreneur used to be voted Winner, in categories--Craft and company, of the 2009 IBPA (Independent ebook Publishers organization) Benjamin Franklin Award which acknowledges excellence in publishing.
This booklet is for the massive viewers of artists, crafters, and inventive contributors from all walks of lifestyles who wish to make a livelihood from their artistic paintings, or who almost certainly have accomplished a few luck, yet have no idea tips on how to reflect it or flow to a different point of accomplishment.

The inventive Entrepreneur takes readers on an internal trip of inventive exploration to find the best way to make their goals of artistic livelihood real.

 It's a visible, project-oriented, step by step method of company improvement for a person who's mystified and probably pissed off by means of easy methods to make a company out in their artistic paintings.

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Download E-books Crochet: Tips & Tricks: Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know (Lily Chin's Series) PDF

By Lily Chin

Toss Lily into your venture bag and convey her sewing savvy, troubleshooting strategies, and no-frills information at any place your crocheting takes you!

Every crocheter, from the latest newbie to the main flexible professional, wishes an obtainable strategy advisor. And who higher to collect one than Lily Chin-the writer of 4 highly well known knitting and crocheting manuals, a veteran instructor, and one of many quickest crocheters within the world?

Lily Chin's Crochet information & Tricks compiles greater than seventy five of her top techniques-some accrued from her usually sold-out sessions, many extra by no means visible before-into one complete, pocket-size consultant. This ebook is full of easy ideas to each crocheter's puppy peeves, in addition to nonstandard techniques to a few of the largest crocheting bugaboos. on the finish of it, you'll be left with one fulfilling query: "Why didn't i believe of that?!"

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Download E-books Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs PDF

By Lynne Barr

Scarves are frequently the 1st clothing starting knitters attempt. Then, once they consider prepared for a better inventive thrill, they circulate directly to different kinds of clothing. In Knitting New Scarves, Lynne Barr beckons all degrees of knitters again to their humble beginnings after which wows them with 27 spectacularly sleek designs, each one created utilizing an cutting edge new process or a different tackle a standard one.

This novel method, which dares knitters to reconsider what's attainable via easily manipulating knits and purls, ends up in a suite of flattering, sensible, and fun-to-make components. think a headband that appears like a strand of black pearls or unfolds like an accordion, one who playfully attracts thought from the famed Chanel jacket or a twisting futuristic high-rise.

Every shawl is proven in its complete shape in attractive still-lifes via photographer Tyllie Barbosa, and, whilst strange thoughts are referred to as for, up-close step by step images are supplied besides. this suggests each shawl during this masterful assortment is either desirable and obtainable for all degrees of knitters.

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Download E-books The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 PDF

By Mark Montano

TLC’s While You have been Out best fashion designer Mark Montano’s wildly expected follow-up to The Big-Ass ebook of Crafts positive aspects greater than three hundred effortless and enjoyable crafts, with assistance and methods for quirky initiatives to make at home.

Searching for artful suggestion?

Eager to attempt a few new ideas?

Need a few extra junk on your trunk?

Well, glance no further!


In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano choices up the place his wildly renowned The Big-Ass ebook of Crafts left off, with much more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects guaranteed to fulfill crafters of all ability degrees. flip colourful ribbons right into a show-stopping shawl . . . rework previous shipment pants right into a kick-ass carryall . . . a high-drama neckpiece produced from zippers? totally. in addition to a number of different wearable wonders, this fascinating all-new quantity contains sections corresponding to Pillow speak (fun, secure, and made up of the main unbelievable materials), Letter excellent (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), hi there, i may Use That (make a massive assertion with little issues from magnets to nail polish), simply Kid-ding (cheery décor made of kid-centric stuff, absolute to make you smile!), That’s Shoe Biz (fun fixes that supply sidelined shoes and purses an entire new life), and dozens of different principles which are creative, resourceful, and simply simple enjoyable.


With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred method of crafting, Mark could have you tapping into your inventive soul and taking basic concepts to an entire new point very quickly. We’re now not conversing plant-hangers and potholders here—the greater than one hundred fifty home made initiatives during this actually exact compendium are inventive, attention-grabbing, and state-of-the-art, from cool brooches and rings to creative belts and luggage, from Bauhaus-style furnishings to fishbowl lanterns, and rather a lot more!


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Download E-books Netsuke PDF

By Frieder Aichele, Gert Nagel

In the beginning the netsuke was once an item of application, worn proudly by way of its proprietor. this day it has develop into a desirable collector's merchandise, prized for its attractiveness, craft, complexity and--in an age of much less and not more room for storage--small scale.

Netsuke were worn in Japan for hundreds of years. some of the older ones are fabulously pricey, out of succeed in of so much collectors' capacity, received up by means of museums worldwide. thankfully, artists have persisted to do terrific paintings in making netsuke, notwithstanding netsuke at the moment are seldom worn in spite of conventional eastern dress.

This examine examines previous types and new. It supplies a whole historical past; artists' names; fabrics used; and the subject material of netsuke. issues of exact curiosity are illustrated with countless numbers of images. this can be a thorough and compact advisor for collector, gourmand, or beginner.

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Download E-books Making Vinyl, Plastic, and Rubber Handbags: Sewing Stylish Projects from Unusual Materials PDF

By Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, Nicole Malone, Sarah Mullins

The "green" strategy to make wonderful purses utilizing recycled fabrics. This booklet explores how those forms of fabrics can be utilized to create special fashionable goods for the house sewer. The tasks cater to every age and levels of trouble, and fabrics are effortless to discover at conventional cloth shops, in addition to locations like Wal-Mart, aim, Staples, and residential field shops.

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