Crafts & Hobbies


Book Cover: Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer's Block and Generate Infinite Ideas

Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer's Block and Generate Infinite Ideas

Author: Jorjeana Marie

ISBN: 9780399582035

Improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas. Suffering from writer's block and inner critics? Having trouble generating ideas for plots, settings, and characters? Introducing the...

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Book Cover: What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

Author: Leah Price

ISBN: 9780465042685

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggeratedDo you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the...

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Book Cover: Black & Decker Carpentry Made Simple: 23 Stylish Projects - Learn as You Build

Black & Decker Carpentry Made Simple: 23 Stylish Projects - Learn as You Build

Author: BRAD HOLDEN

ISBN: 9780760357798

Featuring 23 complete home furnishing plans presented with simple, graphic photos and illustrations, BLACK+DECKER Carpentry Made Simple is an interactive introduction to home carpentry: with great designs. Each carefully selected project contains lessons and valuable tips on skill building and design to help you improve as a DIYer, as you...

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Book Cover: The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art

The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art

Author: Erica Curtis

ISBN: 9780804012157

Even the best talk-based practices in parenting can be limiting. How can art help parents temper storms of emotion, defuse sibling conflicts, get teeth brushed, and raise happy, successful kids? In The Innovative Parent, Erica Curtis and Ping Ho integrate cutting-edge research, years of clinical expertise, and their own parenting...

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Book Cover: The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family

The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family

Author: Darryl Cheng

ISBN: 9781419732393

For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive...

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Book Cover: Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents

Nurturing Children's Talents: A Guide for Parents

Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra

ISBN: 9781440867927

Explains steps that parents can take to help their child develop talent in any activity that has sparked his or her interest.* Covers early experience, environmental factors, and parental roles spurring talent development, from artistry and athleticism to culinary, musical, academic, dance, and other abilities * Explains the importance of...

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Book Cover: Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic

Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic

Author: Lisa Congdon

ISBN: 9781452168869

An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon...

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Book Cover: DIY for Dog Lovers: 36 Paw-some Canine Crafts

DIY for Dog Lovers: 36 Paw-some Canine Crafts

Author: Kat Roberts

ISBN: 9781454710721

Bow-wow-WOW! Get your DIY on with these 36 fun dog-themed projects for you and your pet. From a cute Pomeranian mug to a bone-shaped welcome mat, this companion to Crafting for Cat Ladies features 36 charming projects for dog lovers and their four-legged friends. There are irresistibly adorable items to...

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Book Cover: From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel

From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel

Author: Stuart Carey

ISBN: 9781454710929

Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference. Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist Stuart Carey outlines the steps and intricacies of the craft, from preparing your materials...

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Book Cover: Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects

Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects

Author: Barn the Spoon

ISBN: 9781465479785

Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving.With green woodworking there's no need for costly materials and machinery. All you need to begin crafting is...

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Book Cover: Fashion, New Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide

Fashion, New Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: DK

ISBN: 9781465486400

Learn all about fashion's trailblazers and trendsetters in this boldly illustrated, definitive guide that charts style from the late 19th century to the modern day.From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary houses of Chanel and Dior, to today's catwalk sensations, this gorgeous, carefully curated collection shows how fashion...

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Book Cover: Music Essentials for Singers and Actors: Fundamentals of Notation, Sight-Singing, and Music Theory

Music Essentials for Singers and Actors: Fundamentals of Notation, Sight-Singing, and Music Theory

Author: Andrew Gerle

ISBN: 9781495073762

(Book) . Singers and actors who can learn music quickly and accurately have an enormous advantage in today's increasingly competitive field. With Music Essentials for Singers and Actors , award-winning composer and music director Andrew Gerle has written a music theory text especially for singers, focused exclusively on topics and...

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Book Cover: Beginner's Guide to Kirigami: 24 Skill-Building Projects Using Origami & Papercrafting Skills

Beginner's Guide to Kirigami: 24 Skill-Building Projects Using Origami & Papercrafting Skills

Author: Ghylenn Descamps

ISBN: 9781497100169

If you enjoy origami or papercrafting, you'll love kirigami!24 projects for handmade greeting cards, vases, gift boxes, lanterns, holiday decorations, and moreCombine origami & papercrafts to discover a new Japanese art & crafting hobbyDesigns include animals, sentiments, succulents, flowers, fruits, trees, and moreA beginner-friendly introductory guide for newcomers to kirigami...

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Book Cover: Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond

Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

ISBN: 9781501175008

From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are...

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Book Cover: Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

Author: Tom Shelby

ISBN: 9781510737310

Dog trainer Tom Shelby answers real questions from real dog owners. Are you inadvertently rewarding your dog's bad behavior? Are you misinterpreting the peeing at the door? In Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer Tom Shelby captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight...

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Book Cover: How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

Author: Pamela Paul

ISBN: 9781523505302

An indispensable guide to welcoming children - from babies to teens - to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for...

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Book Cover: The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age

Author: Toni Gattone

ISBN: 9781604698534

"The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age." - Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slowness You can keep gardening for life, you...

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Book Cover: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity

Author: Jean Van't Hul

ISBN: 9781611807202

Bring out your child's creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated editionArt making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence...

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Book Cover: Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide to 500 Embroidery-Stitch Combinations, Perfect for Crazy Quilting

Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide to 500 Embroidery-Stitch Combinations, Perfect for Crazy Quilting

Author: Valerie Bothell

ISBN: 9781617455513

Valerie Bothell encourages readers to stitch daily, even for a few minutes. If you can stitch one seam 5 days a week, over the course of a year readers will complete 250 seams! The book includes instructions for 61 basic embroidery stitches and over 500 seam-treatment stitch combinations, as well...

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Book Cover: Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery

Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery

Author: Laura Wasilowski

ISBN: 9781617455674

Dive into Laura's delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with color and texture. With instructions for 21 embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura's signature colorful, whimsical style, you'll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art...

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Book Cover: Stitching for the Seasons: 20 Quilt Projects Combine Patchwork, Embroidery & Wool Appliqué

Stitching for the Seasons: 20 Quilt Projects Combine Patchwork, Embroidery & Wool Appliqué

Author: Jen Daly

ISBN: 9781617456718

Winter, spring, summer, fall - who's the coziest of them all? Make your home warm and inviting with pretty quilts for all four seasons! Sew twenty projects from quilts and table runners to wallhangings and pillows. With a suite of patterns for each season, you'll combine colorful cottons, luscious wool...

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Book Cover: Taste of Home Handmade Christmas

Taste of Home Handmade Christmas

Author: Taste of Home

ISBN: 9781617658648

Touch hearts and make memories this season with simply enchanting homemade gifts. From whimsical elves made of felt to cleverly custom greeting cards, the inspired ideas in Taste of Home Handmade Christmas promise to make everyone's holiday merry and bright. Whether you're new to crafting or a longtime pro, projects...

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Book Cover: Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: Essential Techniques Plus Step-by-Step Tutorials for Scanning, Editing, and Creating on a Tablet

Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: Essential Techniques Plus Step-by-Step Tutorials for Scanning, Editing, and Creating on a Tablet

Author: Shelly Kim

ISBN: 9781631597206

In Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy, Shelly Kim - popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor @lettersbyshells - offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels of experience a step-by-step course that shows how to develop and adapt traditional lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms. Lettering Essentials...

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Book Cover: Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition: From a Slingshot Rifle to a Mousetrap Catapult, Build 10 Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition: From a Slingshot Rifle to a Mousetrap Catapult, Build 10 Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Author: Lance Akiyama

ISBN: 9781631597381

In its new pocket-size format with a rubber-band closure, Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket Edition is a fun-filled book of backyard projects that's perfect for gifting. Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer: All-Ballistic Pocket...

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Book Cover: The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work

The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work

Author: Michael Pekovich

ISBN: 9781631869273

The Why and How of Woodworking reflects the growing appreciation for the handmade, a movement toward simplifying and uncluttering. There is a growing understanding of the need to fill our lives with meaningful and useful objects. How can woodworkers answer that call? Instagram sensation Mike Pekovich explains how to make...

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Book Cover: Upcycled Technology: Clever Projects You Can Do With Your Discarded Tech

Upcycled Technology: Clever Projects You Can Do With Your Discarded Tech

Author: Daniel Davis

ISBN: 9781633539099

#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Transform old tech into amazing, modern inventionsFans of Popular Science, Smithsonian's Maker Lab, and The Big Book of Makerspace Projects will love Upcycled Technology.DIY science projects using your discarded stuff: We all have a drawer or closet full of old discarded tech just sitting around...

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Book Cover: The Horrible Craft Book: 30 macabre makes to freak out your family and frighten your friends

The Horrible Craft Book: 30 macabre makes to freak out your family and frighten your friends

Author: Laura Minter

ISBN: 9781784945367

Test out your threshold for all things horrible with this disgusting book! From cornflour vomit and cat poo truffles to smelly socks and bug soap, the strength of your stomach will be truly tested by this revolting and gruesome collection of projects. Using everyday ingredients and items from around the...

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Book Cover: Amazing Train Journeys

Amazing Train Journeys

Author: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787014305

Experience 60 of the world's greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. We've always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of...

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Book Cover: Epic Runs of the World

Epic Runs of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788681261

Put on your running shoes - it's time to hit the road, the trails and the great outdoors. In this comprehensive runner's companion, you'll find 50 of the world's greatest running routes - from short city runs and must-do marathons to cross-country trails and challenging ultras - plus a further...

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Book Cover: The Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography

Author: Steve Luck

ISBN: 9781846816055

A detailed and illustrated guide to digital and classic photography. This book has been republished in the USA as "The Complete Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography."

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Book Cover: That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home

That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home

Author: Svetlana Sotak

ISBN: 9781940655383

That Handmade Touch showcases Svetlana Sotak's talent for creating everyday essentials with a signature style, through the use of thoughtful fabrics, clean patchwork, and precise construction techniques. Sotak believes in the spirit of generous living and sharing her love of sewing through her popular online tutorials and Craftsy class. Now...

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Book Cover: Patchwork USA: 24 Projects for the Perfect Sewing Getaway: Daytrips, Weekend Retreats and Long Summer Vacations

Patchwork USA: 24 Projects for the Perfect Sewing Getaway: Daytrips, Weekend Retreats and Long Summer Vacations

Author: Heidi Staples

ISBN: 9781940655406

Planning a sewing getaway? Heidi Staples of sewing blog Fabric Mutt presents everything needed to have a successful trip, including helpful packing and organizing tips. Each section of this fun, colorful book is organized with travel in mind, offering small, medium, and large projects to be achieved while on the...

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Book Cover: Rainy Day Sewing: 18 Sewing Projects to Brighten Every Day

Rainy Day Sewing: 18 Sewing Projects to Brighten Every Day

Author: Amy Sinibaldi

ISBN: 9786059192163

In her second book, Amy Sinibaldi offers another delightful selection of well-designed projects you'll love sewing for yourself and loved ones. You'll find 18 projects that are sure to brighten up a rainy day - or any day! Using easy to follow illustrations and step-by-step instructions, learn fun techniques that...

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