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With country style a key trend for this Fall why not create the country feel in your own home with these 8 stylish country-inspired home projects. From a simple draught excluder to a large bean bag floor cushion to sink into in front of the fire, these projects will add to your home's comfort and beauty. Each project is demonstrated using two differing fabrics from Westminster Fibers Free Spirit amazing fabric designers - with the colorful and creative style of Amy Butler and the classic and eclectic style of Joel Dewberry. Easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step illustrations and lots of detailed photographs will guide you through the creative process from preparing your fabric, cutting it out, sewing and adding finishing touches. The gorgeous other projects featured include a round tablecloth, food covers, a lap quilt, table mats, fabric bowl and a kitchen seat pads. So get sewing and create the country feel around your home!
The fabulous Kim Kruzich aka Retro Mama showcases her unique style and skill with color in this contemporary collection of 20 simple sewing projects all designed to be made from leftover fabrics, Genius! The 20 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and include bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby bibs, soft toys, organizers, bookends, hotpads, mats and more, all using Kim's charming motifs including owls, dolls, cats, birds, clouds, fruits, bears and houses. With over 10,000 happy customers in her Etsy pattern store, Kim's trademark easy-to-follow visual instructions and full-size templates make these projects super accessible and achievable, meaning even beginners will be sewing gifts and toys in next to no time, with the minimum of outlay on materials. Gorgeous full-color photography will inspire you to get sewing to use up your stash and brighten up your home Retro Mama style! Kim is a sewing pattern designer and blogger at Retro-Mama.blogspot.com.
Sewers of all abilities will love this fabulous new collection of toy patterns from Melly McNeice of Melly & Me! This bright and colorful collection features sewing patterns for five super cute fairground animals - choose from a pretty pony, ric rac the lion, a performing seal, some cheeky monkeys and a family of elephants! All the patterns are suitable for beginner sewers and include easy to follow detailed step instructions and diagrams. Melly is the designer behind Melly & Me and is known for her bright, colorful and fun sewn toy patterns, her previous books include Sewn Toy Tales and Snug as a Bug!
With such a massive range of festive patterns and designs in the craft stores, crafting with washi tape at Christmas is the ultimate joy of the season! In this super collection of over 30 simple craft projects, author Kami Bigler of "NoBiggie" blog fame, shows you how to use washi tape in an array of ways to create fun and festive makes for the holidays. With quick and clever Christmas cards, pretty paper ornaments, embellished gifts, cute decorations, creative wrapping ideas and more, Washi Tape Christmas offers a wealth of creativity to get you crafting this Christmas.
Want to be an entrepreneur? Thanks to the internet, it's never been easier, and with the help of this step-by-step business start-up guide, you can get your own online enterprise up and running in 6-weeks or less! Featuring a combination of highly practical advice and warm encouragement, you will benefit from helpful worksheets, checklists and step-by-step instructions, all presented in a positive and engaging tone. You will learn the process of deciding what to sell, how to develop a brand, how to choose the right platform and getting your online shop live and ready to take orders from customers around the world in rapid time. The directory of online marketplaces and online shop solutions will help you decide which are the best options for you to sell online, while the case studies and real life stories from successful online shop owners demonstrate that success is not only possible but highly achievable! This guide will help not only handmade sellers but anyone with a home-based business such as vintage finds, designer prints, customized t-shirts, wedding stationery, upcycled jewelry, patterns, ebooks and more!
Mandy Shaw is well known for her distinctive sewing designs and motifs and in this book she brings her own style to the traditional and increasingly popular technique of redwork embroidery. You will learn how to create two quilts, the first has nine different heart-shaped quilt blocks, each with a different motif and theme, such as polar bears, scissors and honey bees. The second quilt is a variation which includes a nine patch block. Mandy then demonstrates how to use the different motifs to make up 12 simple projects such as pin-cushions, keyrings, hanging hearts and bags - ideal for sewers who don't want to tackle the full quilts. A helpful stitch guide with step illustrations will provide you with all the stitch techniques you will need, in addition, full-size templates for all the motifs are included together with a full alphabet enabling you to personalize your makes. Whether you're an experienced stitcher looking for inspiration or a novice sewer looking for new ideas, this title has something for everyone!
Photographs always evoke strong emotions with those special moments caught on camera--this book shows you over 75 fabulous ways to display your photographs on virtually any surface!Using the very latest trends, techniques and materials this books shows you how photos can be added to practically any surface to create unique gifts. Project ideas include: canvas prints, bottles, plates, mugs and jars, jewelry, cushions, blankets, toys and puzzles.Step-by-step photographs will both teach and inspire you to create amazing results--so give your creativity free rein and fill your life with your special moments.
Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined! Using classic florals, rainbow hues and delicate prints, super-talented designer Alice Caroline shows you how create this stunning collection of over 20 easy sewing patterns to bring joy and color to any little girl's world. Detailed step-by-step colored instructions accompany each of the projects--so why not make your little girl a quilt to snuggle up in, a skirt or dress to twirl and whirl in, sumptuous pillows to play-fight with, a bag or a purse to carry her treasures in, a topsy turvy doll to become best friends with, or just pretty up every part of her bedroom with lampshades, curtains, cushions and much more! Alice uses simple sewing techniques including English paper piecing, easy quilting methods, simple garment making with a selfdrafted pattern and basic bag making. The projects featured in the book are made using world renowned Liberty Art fabrics, these quintessentially English prints offer a distinct look and feel, but of course, you can use any pretty fabrics of your choosing!
Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined!Let her . . .. . . snuggle up in a quilt . . . play-fight with pillows . . . twirl and whirl in skirts and dresses . . . carry her treasures in bags and purses . . . become best friends with a topsy turvy doll . . . and pretty-up her room with lampshades, curtains, cushions and more!Sewn in Liberty classic florals, rainbow hues and delicate prints, this exquisite collection of easy sewing patterns will help you bring joy and color to any little girl's life.
A highly focused guide to using social media and blogging to measurably impact on the sales and brand awareness of your handmade products to actively grow a craft business. Social media and craft marketing expert Hilary Pullen will help you develop a 360 degree strategy for online networking, outlining the resources and time you need to commit. She will take you through how to identify who you want to connect with, where you will connect with them and what type of things you want to share and say to them, all with relevant examples and case studies. You'll see that when properly planned and managed, you will learn to love blogging and social media as a fun tool that can enhance your creativity, and not be a time-wasting chore! Author Hilary Pullen is a digital marketing consultant and writes for ukcraftblog.com which has over 60k monthly page views. Etsy - the world's largest online marketplace for selling crafts - now has more than 30 million members, with over 1 million new members joining each month. "I know what it takes first hand to market your crafts online and Hilary's book is one of the most detailed marketing books out there for creative business owners... If you are looking for a marketing guide to help your craft business thrive, then you need to pick up Hilary's book." --Timothy Adam, Handmadeology
A fabulous collection of 60 contemporary cushion designs to transform your home. Using a range of different techniques from crochet to knitted intarsia motifs, cross stitch and embroidery, you can create cushions to suit any living space. Features endless gorgeous designs and ideas for all abilities. Includes a fully illustrated techniques section.
Fat Quarterly e-zine members share the secrets of using color in your quilting successfully. Discover more about color theory and how to use it in the context of quilting, then apply this theory to practical projects, from quilts and cushions, to wall hangings, table runners and bags.Features 6-color-themed sections with block ideas for every color theory combination offers plenty of inspiration for you to create colorful projects.Fat Quarterly members include Brioni Greenberg, John Adams, Tacha Burecher & Lynne Goldsworthy.
Make your own unique and huggable soft toys with this quirky collection of 12 easy-to-sew stuffed animal patterns, so cute they are guaranteed to make children of all ages smile!With fun photography and clear detailed diagrams inspired by Japanese pattern books, each step is then broken down in jargon-free instructions--which beginner sewers will find super-helpful--while more advanced sewers will be able to work from the diagrams alone.As well as giving readers all the advice they need on materials, stuffing and sewing techniques, all the templates needed are given at actual size, meaning readers can trace them straight off the page and start sewing straight away!The 12 cute stuffed animal designs will delight boys and girls alike and include patterns for a monkey, an owl, a bear, a dragon, a tiger, a cat, a dog, a hippo and more. All the toys are made in washable and affordable quilt-weight cotton, so you can choose your own favourite colors and prints to get creative with!
Transform your home with this collection of beautiful crocheted homewares by talented crochet designer and blogger Emma Lamb.Choose from 20 retro-chic patterns to prettify your home such as quick to stitch gorgeous flower garlands, vintage inspired blankets and throws, and delightful doilies and cushions.Whether you are new to crochet or an experienced stitcher looking for wonderful new project ideas, this book is sure to appeal. Emma's technique for combining colors and subtle but stunning designs makes these projects stand out from other crochet titles.Includes techniques and crochet charts as well crochet patterns.
Sew super cute rag dolls and their gorgeous clothes to make the perfect present for little girls. There's one basic doll sewing pattern which you can then alter to personalize your doll's hair and eye color and hair style! Then choose from a range of fabulous different themed outfits and accessories to complete your uniquely charming doll--including a ballerina doll, a bedtime doll and a fairy doll! All instructions are suitable for intermediate to experienced sewers and include full-sized templates for the doll, clothes and accessories.Corinne Crasbercu is a dressmaking specialist with a background in ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion design, she now designs for Marie Claire magazine.
Tapping into the recent craze for cycling and craft, Craft Bomb Your Bike creates the perfect gift purchase for your crafty cycling friends. A cute collection of 20 multi-craft projects from a vintage dress guard, shopping tote basket liner, bike bunting to crocheted arm and legs warmers there is a craft for everyone.Including designs from popular bloggers Lulu Loves, Cara Medus, Ali Burdon, Kate from Greedy for colour and Claire Belle Makes, craft bomb your pedals with this assortment of easy-to-follow and fun-to-make projects for your bike.
Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger . . .With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns.These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities.Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
Bestselling jelly roll quilt authors Pam and Nicky Lintott turn their expertise to modern designs for jelly roll strips. The 12 stunning quilt designs are all accompanied by easy to follow step-by-step instructions which will you to get the quilts to come together very quickly for fast results. Pam & Nicky also include a fabulous added bonus - as there is more negative space with modern quilt designs, they cleverly show you how to use the leftover strips from the front of your quilt to create beautiful quilt backs, which means the quilts are essentially reversible, so you get two for the price of one!
Quick and easy quilt patterns from best selling authors Pam and Nicky Lintott, who turn their attention to quilting with rulers in this fabulous collection of quilt patterns. Cut accurate shapes for quick piecing with these easy-to-follow step instructions and diagrams. Includes 18 stunning quilt designs made using one of three rulers for quick and easy patchwork.
Faux Taxidermy Knits offers you 15 fabulously quirky and fun knitting patterns that tap into the massive trend for taxidermy inspired craft projects with an ironic twist! Split into two sections, wearables and habitat, this unique book includes knitting patterns from moose and badger wall hangings and tiger rugs, to fox stoles and claw mittens for the modern, young knitter looking for something very different and new to create. The style of the book is very contemporary and fun with modern-retro photography to compliment the quirky nature of the projects. Lousie Walker is a young up and coming UK designer, professional knitter and blogger at www.sincerelylouise.blogspot.co.uk.
Cardboard has never been so much fun - just look what you can make with it! So before you bin that box, take a look at the clever ideas in this exciting new book of cardboard animal projects.Light yet durable, cardboard is ideal to create on-trend animal-themed ornaments and decorative furniture that will delight both children and adults alike.Projects include mouse and tortoise storage boxes, a wolf pencil case, an elephant plant pot, even a Noah's Ark clock, an owl lampshade, a zoo chess set, cat storage drawers, a penguin side table, a lion doll's bed and more!All of the cardboard craft techniques are explained, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and templates.
Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration is the go-to resource and inspiration if you're a budding fashion designer, fashion illustrator or just simply want to learn more illustration techniques.Covers all key areas of illustration using traditional, digital and mixed media methods, offering clear advice on how to manage color, textures, patterns and how to create your own fashion portfolio.Easy to follow step-by-step tutorials demonstrate each of the techniques, followed by a gallery of inspirational images show how to use each technique in your own illustrations.Erica is a fashion illustrator working with key fashion publications in London, UK, one of the world's leading cities of fashion, so her style is very commercial and current!
Simply Perfect Party Cakes for Kids is a stunning collection of 12 easy-to-achieve novelty cakes for children from internationally renowned cake decorator Zoe Clark. The easy-to-follow step-by-step photography will show you in detail how to create and build up each of the cake designs and with Zoe's tried and tested cake recipes, you'll soon be making amazing party cakes at home that you will be proud to show off! The cake designs include a baby elephant design, a 3D toy box cake, an enchanted garden design and a circus-inspired cake for younger children as well as a surfing cake, paintball cake and make-up cake for older children. Zoe runs her own cake business just outside London, UK. She also runs regular cake decorating classes and has over 35,000 online followers.
A fresh, fun and contemporary book of 100 DIY paper projects with a modern, quirky twist! Paperie features a myriad of innovative ideas and easy-to-master papercraft techniques including clever ideas for unique stationery, home decor, cute paper jewellery, inspiring wedding ideas, upcycled gifts and one-of-a-kind accessories. Each of the techniques are accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions and diagrams - techniques include origami, stamping, stencilling, embossing, transfers, stitching on paper, collage, papercutting, decoupage, screen printing and papier mache. For those who can't wait to get started the tear-out pages at the back of the book offer stunning patterned papers and templates that you can use to create some of the projects right away! Here are some of the fab projects you can make: stationery items - envelopes, gift wrap, calendars and business cards, or stuff for parties - banners, garlands, badges, crackers and hats, puppets, or decor for the home - wall art, lighting, bowls, storage, vases, maps and birdhouses, even accessories - shoes, necklaces, spectacles and cufflinks, for weddings - pinatas, confetti, flowers and favors, or for those special gifts - mobiles, kites, pomanders, picture frames... and much, much more!
You can never have too many bags and this collection from Melly McNeice is the perfect inspiration to make a few more! The book is packed with bag designs for all occasions including totes, clutch bags and handbags, together with the more practical 'sleepover' bag, back pack and ubiquitous nappy changing bag. Full sized pull out patterns are included for each bag for precision pattern cutting enabling you to get sewing straight away without having to print out sheets of paper! All the patterns have step diagrams for easy piecing. There's also a general techniques section explaining the tools and equipment you'll need to get started.
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