Simple Pleasures of the Garden is a treasure chest of tips, how-to's, stories, and trade secrets gathered together in one beautiful book. Organized by season, the hundreds of suggestions and recipes present a profusion of ways to celebrate the bounty of the Earth all year round.Projects include handcrafted lotions and oils, baskets and wreaths, potpourris and floral waters, along with dozens of simple, inexpensive home decorations and easy-to-prepare recipes that utilize all of your garden's harvest. From compost tea to confetti corn chowder, Simple Pleasures of the Garden will inspire you to bestow the comforts and charms of your garden on family and friends.
Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women "Women's matters are anything but trivial." –Anon (who was a woman) Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.) Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful—and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without. If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If , 399 Games Puzzles & Trivia Challenges , Uncle John's Bathroom Reader , or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information ; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia .
This latest romp through history, politics, religion, and science from the dyno-duo Barrett and Mingo is sure to tickle the fancy of trivia buffs everywhere. Amuse your date, impress your boss, bore your kids, or be the 6th caller to win a pair of tickets to the nose-flute band concert! All because you know that a Twinkie in the microwave will explode in 45 seconds, that you have a 1 in 3,448,276 chance of dying from a snake bite, that 342 cases of tea were tossed into the «hahbah» during the Boston Tea Party or that white rhinoceroses are not actually white but grey (you'll have to read the book to discover why). Barrett and Mingo, partners in life and crime (er, writing) can do a thing or two with random facts, and this book ranks right up there. From the time the Wallace family made famous books of lists of one kind or another, readers have found fascination–or maybe just food for their obsessions–in books like Random Kinds of Factness.
Learn how to quilt with the fantastic guide to quilting for beginners by Liz Betts. Start by learning the basics of piecing and how to use a rotary cutter, then making a quilt sandwich, quilting, and finally, binding your new project! A fantastic guide for anyone looking to start a new hobby, Quilting Techniques for Beginners will have you quilting in no time!
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.
A collection of easy-to-follow knitting patterns for six super cute animal socks. Knitters will adore these designs for ankle and knee length socks featuring six different animal designs including a fox, cat, pig, koala, owl and panda. As well as the six patterns there are basic knitting instructions and step-by-step photos showing all the necessary techniques, so even novice stitchers can get knitting straight away. The perfect gift for any knitter – they will love making these designs for all their friends and family.
Corner to corner crochet–also known as C2C crochet–is the perfect way to create colourful, graphic designs without having to learn complex colourwork techniques. Using basic crochet stitches you can create stunning, contemporary designs for home decor items and accessories. C2C projects also stitch up super-fast so if you've been put off tackling a crochet blanket because it would take too long, this is the technique for you! Author Jess Coppom has brought a really fresh take to this style of crochet with a collection of 15 modern projects all made using the C2C technique. Choose from patterns for six different afghans or blankets including a monochrome chunky throw and a beautiful Mexican style blanket. Other projects include pillows, a bathroom rug and some stunning items to wear such as a poncho, shawl and cowl. Why not make some C2C projects for yourself and then stitch up some treats for friends and family?
Take papercraft to a new creative level and turn your home into a designer haven with this DIY interiors book by Dutch design duo Studio Snowpuppe. Learn how to create 20 items of sustainable home decor using simple, mindful paper folding and manipulation techniques, and then show off your DIY creations at the heart of your home. Step-by-step illustrations will guide you through the projects, which include beautiful lampshades, creative wall art ideas, an ingenious clock, pretty garlands and decorations, unique vases, candle holders, plant holders, decorative bowls and more–all with a stylish modern aesthetic. Using readily available paper and card stock, you can create some stunning designer accents for your home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought versions.
Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.