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MAKE IT COOL WITH PARACORDIncredibly strong, spectacular in its colors and amazingly versatile, paracord is the ideal material for crafting stylish and functional items. Using easy-to-follow, step-by-step photos, this full-color guide shows how to master dozens of projects, including: *Braids for fun bracelets and watchbands*Weaves for one-of-a-kind leashes and luggage straps*Wraps for tough knife and flashlight handles*Knots for decorative lanyards and clasps*Bars for handy ropes and keychains
Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time.Artists profiled in the book are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, England, cultural theorist and dress designer. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place.Betsy Greer is a writer, crafter, researcher, and the author of Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch. She also runs the blog craftivism.com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.
Craftspeople and hobbyists will welcome this new edition of a popular book. Comprehensive and indispensable, Crafts and Crafts Shows gives advice on everything needed to succeed in the craft-show marketplace. Easy-to-follow instructions make it a snap to select the best shows to attend, create an appealing booth, and offer good customer service. Each chapter in the top-selling guidebook has been completely updated to reflect recent changes in the craft world and the book includes new information on branding, creating products that can compete in today's marketplace, selling on the Internet, and taking promotional photos, as well as creating new marketing strategies for pricing and moving merchandise. * Easy to read, full of practical wisdom and entertaining stories* Up-to-the-minute information on internet marketing and branding* Proven advice--14,000 copies of the first edition sold!
Agatha Award Nominee for Best First NovelBryan's voice is rich with empathy, suspense, and Southern charm. --Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect--or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they'll find it's harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck. . . Praise for Mollie Cox BryanA satisfying and surprising read. --Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on ScrappedThought-provoking and well-paced. . . A great story, well told! --Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft mysteries on ScrappedA font of ingenuity. . . superb entertainment. --Mystery Scene magazine on Scrapbook of SecretsIncludes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!
A crafty girl knows that true style comes by way of vision and daring-along with a healthy dose of sequins, fake fur, and funky fabric. Enter Crafty Girl: Accessories, the next book in the winning Crafty Girl series, and the grooviest-ever guide to making bags, hats, hair-wear, and more. From the pretty to the punk, its positively packed with projects to brighten up any wardrobe. Too cool for school? Not too cool for the Bohemian Backpack. And Starlet Sparkle shades make it easy to go incognito on those days when a crafty girl just cant bear the paparazzi. Kitten Mittens keep the paws toasty, and a Milkmaid Kerchief tames the tresses. With more than 40 projects and handy stencils at the back, Crafty Girl: Accessories is the ultimate handbook for creating sparkly, spangly fashion masterpieces.
We know, beauty is only skin deep. But who doesn't love a healthy sparkle? Crafty Girl: Beauty is the ultimate guide to becoming fabulous from the inside out. With over 40 simple recipes you can whip up in the time it takes to skin an avocado, dozens of full-color illustrations throughout, sassy drawings, and attitude to burn, Crafty Girl is more than a book--it's a way of life.
A crafty girl knows: when a plain old pencil holder is bringing you down, it's time to get crafty. Crafty Girl: Cool Stuff is your muse, your jolt of creative juice, your ticket to the crafty parade. Sure, an ordinary calculator adds it up, but a crafty girl's ultra-beaded glamulator makes math look good. With over 40 fabulous ways to say "I'm crafty," Cool Stuff will have crafty girls everywhere transforming ordinary anythings into glitter and rhinestone visions of paradise.
Bored in the backyard? Restless in your room? What's a crafty girl to do? Plenty, that's what. With a copy of Crafty Girl: Fun and Games at her side, a crafty girl will quit the bored game and start playing her very own crafty board game. With more than forty fantastic ideas for activities that will make any time a good time, Crafty Girl: Fun and Games wrestles boredom down on the mat and makes it cry for mercy. Go nuts in the kitchen with Kitchen Sink Cookies and other kooky experiments, get busy with a hallway bowling tournament or an afternoon of backyard croquet, whip up a batch of homemade art supplies and start on that masterpiece. Whatever her mood, a crafty girl can find the goods in Crafty Girl: Fun and Games. From Custom Car Bingo to Magical Mini-Golf, Crafty Girl: Fun and Games is every girl's handbook for crafty good times.
Every crafty girl knows that beauty comes from within, but she also knows that makeup can make life a little prettier, a little glossier, and a lot more fun. Crafty Girl: Makeup explains how to do it right, revealing the secrets to glowing skin, shapely brows, bright eyes, lovely lips, and so much more. Here are tips on what to buy and how to use it, plus lots of simple recipes for whipping up custom batches of glosses, blushes, and bronzers. But the fun doesn't end there. A section called The Looks offers up easy professional tips and step-by-step instructions for creating 20 different faces, from fresh to fabulous. Whether she's a clean teen or glamour queen, Crafty Girl: Makeup has it all: the hints, the help, and the looks she'll love.
Crafty Girl: Slumber Parties answers the critical question: How to host a slumber party that isn't a snore? Here, complete plans for fourteen fabulous themed fetes offer dozens of dreamy ideas for midnight munchies, hilarious games, clever crafts, fun sleepover flicks, and more. Guests will enjoy getting supercrafty at the all-night-long Beadapalooza, the sparkliest party around. The relaxing Bliss-Out Spa Party encourages attendees to chill, with beauty treatments and tasty refreshments fit for a film star. And the creepy Night on Haunted Hill will scare the squeals out of every girl in sight. The ultimate guide to partying in one's PJs, Crafty Girl: Slumber Parties lets any hostess transform an ordinary sleepover into a spectacular slumberama.
The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.
In this inspiring and joyous book,New York Times bestselling author Geneen Roth introduces her remarkable twenty-pound cat, Mister Blanche, and her beloved father, Bernard, as she takes readers deep into the story of how each finally taught her to love without reservation and accept that she might someday lose those whom she believed she couldn't live without. Told with warmth and wit,The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed Itis a poignant and funny story about how to live with love and never live without it.
Charli's impulsive uncle, Will Crandall, decides to buy the town's abandoned, possibly haunted castle and fix it up as a bed-and-breakfast, but Charli and Sophia, a clairvoyant orphan who has come to stay with the Crandall family, know his plan is somehow dangerous.
I threw my neck out in the middle of Swan Lake last night. So begins the tale of Kate Crane, a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company who is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world. At every turn she is haunted by her close relationship with her younger sister, Gwen, a fellow company dancer whose career quickly surpassed Kate's, but who has recently suffered a breakdown and returned home. Alone for the first time in her life, Kate is anxious and full of guilt about the role she may have played in her sister's collapse. As we follow her on an insider tour of rehearsals, performances, and partners onstage and off, she confronts the tangle of love, jealousy, pride, and obsession that are beginning to fracture her own sanity. Funny, dark, intimate, and unflinchingly honest, The Cranes Dance is a book that pulls back the curtains to reveal the private lives of dancers and explores the complicated bond between sisters.d explores the complicated bond between sisters.
'A man . . . is so in the way in the house!' A vivid and affectionate portrait of a provincial town in early Victorian England, Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women. Undaunted by poverty, but dismayed by changes brought by the railway and by new commercial practices, the ladies of Cranford respond to disruption with both suspicion and courage. Miss Matty and her sister Deborah uphold standards and survive personal tragedy andeveryday dramas; innovation may bring loss, but it also brings growth, and welcome freedoms. Cranford suggests that representatives of different and apparently hostile social worlds, their minds opened by sympathy and suffering, can learn from each other. Its social comedy develops into a study of generous reconciliation, of a kind that will value the past as it actively shapes the future. This edition includes two related short pieces by Gaskell, 'The Last Generation in England' and 'TheCage at Cranford', as well as a selection from the diverse literary and social contexts in which the Cranford tales take their place.
Cranial nerves are involved in head and neck function, and processes such as eating, speech and facial expression. This clinically oriented survey of cranial nerve anatomy and function was written for students of medicine, dentistry and speech therapy, but will also be useful for postgraduate physicians and GPs, and specialists in head and neck healthcare (surgeons, dentists, speech therapists etc. ). After an introductory section surveying cranial nerve organisation and tricky basics such as ganglia, nuclei and brain stem pathways, the nerves are considered in functional groups: (1) for chewing and facial sensation; (2) for pharynx and larynx, swallowing and phonation; (3) autonomic components, taste and smell; (4) vision and eye movements; and (5) hearing and balance. In each chapter, the main anatomical features of each nerve are followed by clinical aspects and details of clinical testing. Simple line diagrams accompany the text. Detailed anatomy is not given.
Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration,' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.
Craniosacral Therapy for Children introduces a craniosacral therapy treatment protocol for babies and children up to 12 years of age. A gentle hands-on healing approach, craniosacral therapy releases tensions in the body in order to relieve pain, resolve trauma, and improve physical and emotional health. Author and craniosacral therapist Daniel Agustoni discusses the reasons for treating young children and for beginning treatment during pregnancy. He explains how the stress of birth can cause asymmetries and misalignments in babies' bodies that can lead to problems later in life: from suckling problems, abdominal colic, and fragmented sleep patterns to anxiety, hyperactivity, and ADD. Agustoni demonstrates how craniosacral therapy can also offset the effects of stress, trauma, and PTSD that may affect the growing child depending on his or her environment, biology, and temperment. Enhanced with over 120 instructional photos and illustrations, the book's hands-on techniques are presented along with suggestions for interacting with parents, babies, and young children. The book discusses methods of evaluation and treatment following structural, functional, and biodynamic models. Engaging case examples describe the therapeutic results of the treatment, which include increased security and confidence, relaxation, support for the immune system, and a sense of well-being. An important resource for healthcare practitioners, this book is also useful for educators, parents, and caregivers interested in learning new ways to help their children.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A monstrously funny Valentine's Day story starring CRANKENSTEIN!Includes Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality where available.Book Description:See what happens to an ordinary kid on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year-Valentine's Day! Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? It's enough to turn anyone into a monster!YECHHHH!But Crankenstein might just find a way to turn his sour day sweet... because even the crankiest monsters have hearts!
A good date can be exhilarating: a shared joke, an improbable spark, long moments of gazing fondly into each other's eyes. Not so for the dating disasters featured in this collection of laugh-out-loud actual tweets about the most terrible evenings imaginable. From seriously unwelcome confessions, to dousing dates in wine, to bringing them back to creepy apartments to meet favorite stuffed animals, here are the funniest and most alarming reports from dating's front lines. Along the way, author Rhodri Marsden offers tips on how to identify and avoid the worst of the bad daters, including married men, blatant liars, deluded optimists, and more. This harrowing collection of real nightmare dates will amuse anyone who's suffered through one of cupid's off nights.
"McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon... He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger."-New York Times Book Review"Crapalachia is the genuine article: intelligent, atmospheric, raucously funny and utterly wrenching. McClanahan joins Daniel Woodrell and Tom Franklin as a master chronicler of backwoods rural America."-The Washington Post"The book that took Scott McClanahan from indie cult writer to critical darling is a series of tales that read like an Appalachian Proust all doped up on sugary soft drinks, and has made a fan of everybody who has opened it up."-Flavorwire"McClanahan's deep loyalty to his place and his people gives his story wings: 'So now I put the dirt from my home in my pockets and I travel. I am making the world my mountain.' And so he is."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution"[Crapalachia is] a wild and inventive book, unquestionably fresh of spirit, and totally unafraid to break formalisms to tell it like it was."-Vice"Part memoir, part hillbilly history, part dream, McClanahan embraces humanity with all its grit, writing tenderly of criminals and outcasts, family and the blood ties that bind us."-Interview Magazine"A brilliant, unnerving, beautiful curse of a book that will both haunt and charmingly engage readers for years and years and years."-The Nervous Breakdown"McClanahan's style is as seductive as a circuit preacher's. Crapalachia is both an homage and a eulogy for a place where, through the sorcery of McClanahan's storytelling, we can all pull up a chair and find ourselves at home."-San Diego City Beat"Epic. McClanahan's prose is straightforward, casual, and enjoyable to read, reminiscent at times of Kurt Vonnegut. Crapalachia is one of the rare books that, after you reach the end, you don't get up to check your e-mail or Facebook or watch TV. You just sit quietly and think about the people of the book and how they remind you of people you used to know. You feel lucky to have known them, and you feel grateful to McClanahan for the reminder."-Rain Taxi Review of BooksWhen Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his Grandma Ruby and his Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia.Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories II and Stories V! His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Vice, and New York Tyrant. His novel Hill William is forthcoming from Tyrant Books.
New York Times bestselling author and ambush journalist Jason Mattera sets his sights on his next big target: crony liberals, including Al Gore, Carlos Slim, Harry Reid, and Jay Z, whose riches come at taxpayer expense.From billionaire business tycoons like George Soros and Warren Buffett to movie industry moguls like Jeffrey Katzenberg and Stephen Spielberg, American liberals are using government breaks and shortcuts to pervert the free market. These "rich bastards" leverage crony connections to bag millions for phony "green companies" that go bust, vacuum public coffers to build glitzy stadiums, utilize little-known tax loopholes to loot $1.5 billion for Hollywood movies, and more. They use government to rig the game in their favor and leave taxpayers holding the bill. And when government gets in the business of picking winners and losers through bailouts and tax breaks, free market competition begins to atrophy. That's what big government leftists--and corporate Republicans-in-name-only--want to happen. In this explosive, funny-as-hell investigative exposé, Mattera reveals the infuriating schemes that result when the filthy rich combine cronyism and capitalism. Crapitalism pulls back the curtain on a cast of cronyites who make millions taking advantage of taxpayers--and still brag about how they're looking out for the little guy.
The Crappie Book is a comprehensive guide to crappie fishing with unique insights from an expert. With a logical format and useful and informative tips, this book provides the reader with all the tools for a successful crappie fishing experience. Master fisherman Keith Sutton provides the reader with an introduction to crappie, as well as tackle tips, how to select a lure, how to choose bait, an overview of tactics, how to catch a trophy crappie, how to clean and cook crappie, and much more!Sutton details every end of the crappie spectrum for readers, including step-by-step instructions for guaranteed bountiful fishing. This revised second edition includes new color photographs and updated materials to increase your success. Sutton's instructions and descriptions are concise and easy to follow, making this the ultimate guide for any fisherman to keep on the bookshelf or in the boat.
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