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Creativity, Crafts & Family

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  1. Creative Paper Cutting

    Creative Paper Cutting

    Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More

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    • Shufunotomo
    Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily—or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It’s full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to… Read More

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  2. Ikebana Style

    Ikebana Style

    20 Portable Flower Arrangements Perfect for Gift-Giving

    • by
    • Keiko Kubo
    Celebrate a loved one or add a touch of color to your home with these twenty distinctive flower arrangements. Inspired by the elegant and minimalist style of ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging), and constructed using the techniques that promote the functionality and portability of Western designs, these arrangements place sophisticated style into small containers that are easy to move from room to room or to the hands of… Read More

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  3. Felting for Baby

    Felting for Baby

    25 Warm and Woolly Projects for the Little Ones in Your Life

    • by
    • Saori Yamazaki
    Every item is a little sweeter when it’s made with materials that are just right, and the soft, warm, and durable nature of wool felt makes it the perfect material for the little ones in your life. The twenty-five felted projects in this book—from soft play mats and warm wool vests to snuggly teddy bears and cozy baby booties—will add a touch of warm and fuzzy delight to your baby’s… Read More

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  4. Handmade Home

    Handmade Home

    Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures

    • by
    • Amanda Blake Soule
    For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children. In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and… Read More

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  5. Linen, Wool, Cotton

    Linen, Wool, Cotton

    25 Simple Projects to Sew with Natural Fabrics

    • by
    • Akiko Mano
    Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items we make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The twenty-five simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.This book is full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams… Read More

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  6. Patchwork Style

    Patchwork Style

    35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life

    • by
    • Suzuko Koseki
    The tradition of patchwork and quilted items goes back hundreds of years and most often conveys a sense of warmth and comfort. While the bold and bright designs in this book are meant for the modern crafter, that inherent sense of warmth is still expressed in these unique and stunning projects. Created in the distinctive Japanese craft style—and published in English for the first time—the projects in this book offer… Read More

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  7. Knitting for Good!

    Knitting for Good!

    A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch

    • by
    • Betsy Greer
    Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across… Read More

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  8. The Creative Family

    The Creative Family

    How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

    • by
    • Amanda Blake Soule
    When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and… Read More

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  9. Inside Japanese Ceramics

    Inside Japanese Ceramics

    A Primer of Materials, Techniques, and Traditions

    • by
    • Richard L. Wilson
    This practical and supremely useful manual is the first comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Japanese ceramics. The Japanese ceramics tradition is without compare in its technical and stylistic diversity, its expressive content, and the level of appreciation it enjoys, both in Japan and around the world. Inside Japanese Ceramics focuses on tools, materials, and procedures, and how all of these have influenced the way traditional Japanese ceramics look and… Read More

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