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The No-Kill Garden

Angela Rio, Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Angela Rio, Nikki Van De Car

Many of us love plants . . . but it often feels like plants don't love us back. For those people -- the people who have purchased several "impossible to kill" houseplants, only to find them dead mere weeks later -- there is The No Kill Garden, a charming collection of plants to craft and share.The handcrafted plants offered in this beguiling volume provide the sense of being surrounded by green, luscious plant life, without having to worry about that pesky watering. The No Kill Garden offers a wide variety of plants, from mushrooms and flowers to vines and terrariums, and a broad range of easy-to-follow crafts, including paper, felt, needle-felt, knit, and crochet. The more than 30 projects in this book are not just random flowers or leaves, either -- each of the crafted plants is inspired by a specific variety and is accompanied by a lively description of its main characters. Each of the plants is structured for a beginner, so that anyone with an interest in crafting can make them, and is paired with beautiful images of the finished project to delight and inspire readers.

Running Press Adult

By Hand

Nicole Miyuki Santo
Authors:
Nicole Miyuki Santo
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Quirky

Melissa A Schilling
Authors:
Melissa A Schilling

From historical figures such as Marie Curie to contemporaries such as Steve Jobs, a handful of innovators have changed the world. What made them so spectacularly inventive? Melissa A. Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, looks at the lives of seven creative geniuses--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nicola Tesla, Curie, and Jobs--to identify the traits and quirks that led them to become breakthrough innovators.Though all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone does not create a serial innovator. There are other very strong commonalities: for instance, nearly all exhibit very high levels of social detachment. They all have extreme, almost maniacal, faith in their ability to overcome obstacles. And they have a passionate idealism that pushes them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. These individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation--being unconventional without having high levels of confidence and direction, for example, might result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful innovation.Schilling reveals the science behind the convergence of traits that increases the likelihood of success, and shows us how to nurture and facilitate breakthrough innovation in our own lives.

Running Press Adult

Practical Magic

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Practical Magic: A Beginner's Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics, and Spells is for the casual clairvoyant, the weekend witch. This charming entre into the mystical introduces readers to the wonders of modern magic, from crystals and astrology to chakras, dream interpretation, and, of course, a few spells!Focusing on three primary areas -- healing, magic, and fortunetelling - Practical Magic provides the perfect primer, with a warm, welcoming tone and spell-binding illustrations. Clear introductions on trending topics, like herbal tonics and astrological charts, are paired with home remedies, hands-on instructions, and suggested rituals in a chic, stylish format that will capture the imaginations of good witches of all ages.

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Practical Magic

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car
Running Press Adult

Feng Crochet

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car
FaithWords

Whispers of Rest

Bonnie Gray
Authors:
Bonnie Gray

WHISPERS OF REST is a detox for the soul, a peaceful journey inward to the comfort that a deeper awareness of God's love provides. This 40-day devotional guide and journal will refresh readers' spiritual lives and enhance their every day. Uplifting words of scripture, devotions on themes of identity, calling, and intimacy, and prompts for prayer and journaling, offer a soul-soothing break from their hectic routine to help them experience a greater connection with God. The book includes 40 "Whispers of Rest" from Scripture; 40 Relevant Devotions; Prayerful Journaling Prompts and Writing Space; Peaceful Prayers for the Heart; and One-Word Prayer Anchors for Each Day. Bonnie Gray's powerful, practical guide will help readers experience transformational joy and prayer in a new and fresh way.

Running Press Adult

Inspired Origami

Camilla Sanderson, John Morin
Authors:
Camilla Sanderson, John Morin
Piatkus

Into the Heart of Mindfulness

Ed Halliwell
Authors:
Ed Halliwell

Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had tried. That path was mindfulness and the deeper he went into the practice the more it transformed his life, easing his depression and helping him see each moment as precious. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed radically - he now teaches mindfulness to others.In this book, Ed explores how mindfulness can help us see and transform our unhelpful biases and habits, enable us to live more at peace with stress and uncertainty, cultivate cheerfulness and compassion, and help us to find our life's calling - if we are willing to journey to the heart of the practice. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and refreshing candour, he explores how working with the realities of our minds, bodies and day-to-day existence - rather than striving for positive results - can, paradoxically, help us rediscover a richly nourishing, deeply-textured life.

Running Press Adult

Knitless

Laura McFadden
Authors:
Laura McFadden

Are you a knitter, crocheter, crafter, or none of the above?This clever book gives yarn lovers,both knitters and non-knitters alike,50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and inviting. Get your hot glue gun fired up, adhere some pompoms to an old office chair, and make the most ho-hum seat in your house into a cozy piece of pop art furniture. Or treat your neck to a stylish infinity scarf. All you need is some bulky yarn and the ability to braid. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Projects also include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, friendship bracelets, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!

Running Press Adult

The Art of Beadwork

Jane Lock
Authors:
Jane Lock

The Art of Beadwork is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium oftechniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewellery and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects. This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles, and czech glass knitting and crocheting with beads and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams, and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a Stitch Dictionary" as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes, and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewellery construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.

Running Press Adult

Uncommon Cards

Jeanne Williamson
Authors:
Jeanne Williamson

The right greeting card is hard to find, but with the most basic sewing machine and a few recycled materials, you'll have cards for every occasion in a snap. With 52 sewn designs made from easy-to-follow, straightforward instructions, you can show just how much you care with a beautiful, handmade creation: no sewing experience necessary! This DIY guide contains eight sheets of cardstock and basic stitch patterns that can be completed with nothing more than a needle and thread, either by hand or machine, transforming a blank card into a whimsical, inspired, one-of-a-kind design. The perfect expression for birthdays, graduations, or a simple thinking- of-you note, each design incorporates inexpensive and easy to find household items such as strips of fabric, brightly coloured plastics, handmade stamps, and more. Even recycled items such as mesh produce bags and seed packets are put to new use to create truly one-of-a-kind cards!

Running Press Adult

What to Knit When You're Expecting

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Once you've got a handle on your delivery from the stork, flip through this adorable assortment of 30 knitting projects for the bundle of joy. The projects range from first trimester projects (which are moderately advanced, since there are months to finish) to second trimester (when most parents can determine the baby's gender and prepare for a boy or girl), to third trimester quickies, when time is short. The booties, bibs, toys, blankets, and clothing will be one-of-a-kind items, fit to welcome a special person into the world.

Running Press Adult

Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater

Anne Marie Blackman, Brian Clark Howard
Authors:
Anne Marie Blackman, Brian Clark Howard

This fun and portable gift book includes 200+ full-colour photos of people in hilariously awful Christmas sweaters accompanied by funny captions. Some of the amazing categories include festive fun, vintage ugly, homemade hits and misses, pets rocking ugly Christmas sweaters, and much more.

Piatkus

Feed Your Face

Jessica Wu
Authors:
Jessica Wu
Running Press Adult

Austentatious Crochet

Melissa Horozewski
Authors:
Melissa Horozewski

The timeless appeal of Jane Austen is evidenced not only by perpetual interest in her classic novels but also by countless book clubs, movies, plays, books, and sundry products which celebrate her work. Austentatious Crochet presents Austen fans with a unique opportunity to step into the scarf, skirt, or chemise of Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, and a host of other favourite Austen characters. The book features thirty-two original crochet projects inspired by Austen novels but fabulously brought up to date and wearable today. The designs focus on women's wear, such as dresses, sweaters, cardigans, and capelets, but also encompass accessories such as handbags, scarfs, and pillowcases and clothing for children. Introductions to each project include favourite bits of dialogue from the original novels. Fully illustrated with evocative photos, Regency-style illustrations, and step-by-step schematics, Austentatious Crochet is certain to please the devoted Austen lover as well as craft enthusiasts.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Craft Wisdom & Know-How

Amy Rost, The Editors of Lark Books
Authors:
Amy Rost, The Editors of Lark Books

The latest addition to the best-selling Wisdom & Know-How series is an all-in-one guide to mastering a variety of popular crafts, from knitting and quilting to ceramics and jewelry making. The fifth book in the popular Wisdom and Know-How series, CraftWisdom & Know-How covers dozens of the most popular crafts in one complete, all-encompassing resource. The book is organized by type of craft and includes Sewing, Knitting, and Other Needlework; Paper Crafts and Bookmaking; Glasswork; Jewelry Making; Pottery and Clay; Mosaics; Candle-making and Decorating; and Woodworking and Furniture Making. The sections are further broken down into chapters that cover specific crafts, each with step-by-step directions and tips for projects for all levels of skill and ability, from beginner to advanced. Hundreds of projects are included, such as Super Sock Monkeys, Crocheted Hats, Etched Glass, One-Afternoon Skirts, and Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry, to name a few. The material is hand-selected from dozens of publications from Lark Books, a leader in craft books. The information is tried, trusted, and true, and provides indispensable instruction and advice from the most accomplished crafters in the world. With hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs, as well as essential resources for materials and tools, Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have book for the aspiring and experienced crafter alike.

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Snowflake Origami

Jordana Tusman
Authors:
Jordana Tusman

Create your own Winter Wonderland! This kit includes a 48-page book of simple step-by-step fold-and-cut instructions to create a variety of beautiful paper snowflakes. Packaged with the book are a miniature pair of scissors and twenty-eight sheets of colourful, iridescent, and textured paper that will produce a dazzling display of snowflake designs.

Nikki Van De Car

Nikki Van De Car is a blogger, knitter, and mother whose books What To Knit When You're Expecting and What To Knit: The Toddler Years chronicle the way her knitting changed as her daughter grew. Her popular knitting blog has received over 1.5 million pageviews since its inception in June 2008, and her patterns have been published in Interweave and Ply magazines, among others. Nikki lives in Hawaii with her family.

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Writer, artist, chocoholic, weaver, knitter, crafter and cat warmer.