If you ever find yourself wondering what to crochet next, then just open this book, and you’re guaranteed to find the answer. 200 Fun Things to Crochet is an irresistible collection of cute little crochet projects for all levels of ability. Containing a mix of beautiful projects inspired by nature—crochet flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even sea creatures—as well as a collection of charming floral squares, you’ll want to pick up your hook, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away.
The 200 projects are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give away as a gift or to keep for yourself!
Bestselling author Leonie Morgan is back with another wonderful crochet book, showcasing her vibrant color and stitch variations. Featuring both block and stitch patterns, there is plenty here to please both granny-square lovers and row-by-row enthusiasts!
Each of the 40 afghan designs comes with a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, a skill-level indicator, and a full-color photograph. Instructions and yardage are given, too, for making afghans in three sizes: baby blankets, lap throws, and bedspreads.
Packed with advice on picking color combinations and a selection of edgings to finish your project, 40 Colorful Afghans to Crochet is all you need to create your own unique and colorful afghan.
Calligraphy and lettering, in chalk!
Chalk art and lettering are all around: on menu boards at a favorite local coffee shop, brightening sidewalk easels at street fairs, and in lively artwork found in the home. Chalk art and lettering pros Amanda Arneill and Shannon Roberts have teamed up to provide friendly, step-by-step instruction in chalk lettering and art, teaching you all you need to know to create your own chalk masterpieces:
• Getting started: the basics of making and seasoning your own chalkboards
• Lettering: various alphabets and lettering styles
• Illustration: steps and processes in chalk art, including banners, flowers and more
• Design: brings lettering and art techniques together with guided chalk projects ideas
Disney Princess Cross-Stitch brings your favorite leading ladies -- from Belle and Mulan to Tiana and Merida -- to the craft space with easy-to-follow patterns and enchanting art.
Featuring characters from beloved classics to modern treasures, it's a fun book for crafters of all ages and skill levels.
Fifty Iconic Culinary Scenes from Literary Classics Sure to Delight Readers, Foodies, and Photo-Junkies Alike
Fictitious Dishes serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as the madcap tea party fromAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.
Explore the art and making of Guillermo del Toro's new masterpiece, The Shape of Water, now nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water—an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles the entire filmmaking journey, from development to design to filming. Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. For del Toro fans and movie lovers everywhere, it’s the perfect way to explore this exciting new movie from a master filmmaker known for his poignant storytelling and visual grandeur.
The No. 1 best-selling calligraphy and lettering book in the world!
Hand Lettering 101 includes detailed instructions for nine different hand-lettered projects. This is an introduction, so no experience is needed! Since practice is key, this gold, spiral-bound workbook lays flat and provides plenty of opportunities for practice. So, pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in to learn how to make your own unique, adorable hand-lettered creations!
• Hardcover, oversized gold binding and gold corner protectors
• Step-by-step instructions for how to create various fonts and designs
• Thick premium paper, perfect for lettering
• Beautiful coffee table book and practical workbook
With Hand Lettering 101, author Chalkfulloflove brings her popular Austin-based Hand Lettering 101 workshop right to you with this beginner's workbook! If you follow Chalkfulloflove on social media, you and thousands of others already know how adorable Sarah's hand-lettered creations are. Hand Lettering 101 teaches Sarah's fun faux-calligraphy style: you will learn the strokes to letter the lower and upper case alphabets and numbers 0-9, learn techniques for connecting letters, get tips on how to mix and match fonts, and learn to add flair with flourishes.
Are you ready for even more letter love?!
Practice is the key to beautiful lettering, and this gold spiral-bound book lays flat and provides plenty of space for practice. Bestselling author, Instagram sensation, and lettering extraordinaire Chalkfulloflove presents Hand Lettering 201, diving deeper into the fine points of creating exquisite hand lettering:
• New alphabets styles
• Advanced color and design techniques
• A series of six projects to hone your skills
• Tips and tricks to take your lettering to the next level
Pssst! Christmas is right around the corner, and this makes a perfect gift!
Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book—a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.
Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies—and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.
Kawaii Craft Life is a first-of-its-kind needlecraft book featuring 35 super-cute projects to decorate the home or give as gifts.
Few can resist the charm of kawaii -- the Japanese word for "cute" or "lovable" -- which has grown from a national trend to a worldwide phenomenon. Now you can add an adorable kawaii touch to your home, dorm room, or office with this charming collection of feltcraft, cross-stitch, and embroidery projects.
This complete introduction includes materials lists and hand-stitching basics, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, printable templates, and beautiful photography. A celebration of all things kawaii style and suitable for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike, you can create dozens of cute and cuddly crafts.
Rainbow Cloud Plushie
Woodland Critters Garland
Sweet Sloth Pencil Topper
Super Sushi Magnets
Cactus Garden Smartphone Case
Happy Avocado Gift Tag
Sweet Dreams Slumber Mask
Coffee Shop Cup Cozy
Punch out, Fold up and…Shhht! Instant Silent Assasins.
Paper Ninja– the 3rd in a series of books is a title that will surprise at every turn. Each of the 14 unique ninja designs are pre-cut, scored and perforated so anyone can simply punch them out and fold them up with easy-to-follow instructions. These quiet killers blend perfectly into the background, waiting to strike. And this book comes with an added bonus–pages that fold up to become a perfect ninja dojo. Paper Ninja deftly combines paper craft with advanced paper engineering so no glue, tape or tools are ever needed…but a broadsword might come in handy!
Best of all Paper Ninja make great companions for ages 7 to 101 and they’ll provide hours of fun for anyone interested in stealth entertainment.
Paper Ninja include:
Pages that pop out and transform into a Ninja dojo–with hiding spaces
Double-Edge, the swiftest sword alive
Baby Ninja, only 9 months…and deadly
Tank, a hefty ninja with armor as thick as a brick wall
Mayumi, a gorgeous black widow of a ninja, ready to strike anytime
With Practical Origami a world of simple useful designs await. With little more than some paper and your hands colorful sheets are transformed into everyday necessities such as stationary, packaging, toys and even kitchen utensils. You can impress your friends with origami-inspired wallets, table settings, and envelopes that pop up, fan out, and even hold hidden goodies. With a few basic techniques under your belt and the endless opportunities that paper offers, Practical Origami’s projects will teach you the fundamentals of origami as you create playful animals and other designs perfect for greeting cards, jewelry, and more.
The possibilities for using origami in design are limitless. Some applications take advantage of the richness of the folds that have a depth all their own. In addition to explaining the three very simple steps of the technique, the authors show how even novice folders can create breathtaking works of paper craft, as well as accessories and home furnishings incorporating these three-dimensional embellishments.
Japanese Chopstick Holder
Rabbit-shaped Chopstick Rest
Hat-shaped Chopstick Rest
Crane-shaped Chopstick Holder
Cherry Blossom Dish
Heart-shaped Napkin Ring
Business Card Case
Simply stylish crochet patterns for fashionable makes in modern yarns and colors
Susan Ritchie and Karen Miller are the proprietors of Mrs Moon, an online yarn store, and their mission is to show you how simple it is to create your own modern-casual crochet garments, accessories, and homewares. There are easy-to-hook projects in bulky yarns that will grow so fast you’ll be finished in a day, and larger or more intricate items that will take longer, but are well worth every stitch you hook in to them. There are pieces that are perfect for beginners to crochet—such as a chevron throw, a simple beanie, or a snuggly cowl—and other projects that introduce lacy and textured stitches so you can expand your skills at your own pace, and with the help of the techniques section at the back of the book. Choose to make a delicately lacy ombré scarf, a hipster granny-square coatigan, or a giant owl amigurumi that children will love. Whatever your skill level, Susan and Karen have designed projects for Simple Chic Crochet that you will love to make for your home, your friends, your family, and of course, yourself.
Capture success on Instagram!
Instagram is a digital wonderland of stunning photographs and inspirational images, but how can you make sure that your own photos stand out amidst the rainbow of eye candy? To master Instagram and earn that coveted double tap of approval, you need to have a strong personal brand and an aspirational style that captures the viewer. Styling for Instagram will help you achieve both.
Author Leela Cyd has an eye for photography and keen sense of digital media—and she has the Instagram following to prove it. Full of gorgeous, full-color inspiration images, Styling for Instagram is full of her expert advice on how to make the most of Instagram. From tips on arranging the perfect composition and styling your shots to using natural lighting and telling story with your work, the book will help you capture the attention of the Instagram community.