Another updated bestseller in the «Smart Approach» series, The Smart Approach to Kids' Rooms starts with the premise: «Think like a professional.» Parents will find all the inspiration and information they need to create any kid's dream room. Chapters include a basic primer on the general principles of good design and how to apply them to individual needs and lifestyles. Topics include: working with color, choosing furniture, organizing space, storage, special ideas for walls, windows, and floors, plus safety tips. One chapter addresses designing for children with special needs.
Weave and braid versatile parachute cord in an array of fashion colors to create attractive and useful accessories. Parachute Cord Craft ties everything together with 22 clever projects for home, outdoors, school, and sports. Make fashionable bracelets, necklaces, belts, lanyards, dog collars, key fobs and more, with detailed instructions and step-by-step diagrams. less
You can never have enough bags: small sparkly evening bags, bright and colourful everyday bags and capacious carriers for shopping or for the beach. This fantastic collection of handmade bags features a selection of styles and designs. All are simply made, featuring the most popular shapes and sizes and all individualised to suit your own style. The 18 designs feature step-by-step instructions and photography for drawstring bags, shoulder bags or bags with beaded and wooden handles, as well as bags in simple colours embellished with fringes, feathers and vintage brooches. There is also a varied collection of ideas for decorating a purchased plain bag by dyeing it, adding patches, sewing on ribbons or sticking on shop-bought corsages. Made from brightly-patterned cotton, canvas, felt, silk or tweed, these fun and funky bags are so desirable, you'll want to make the whole range.
An irresistible collection of utterly cute baby clothes, these patterns will give great delight to the knitter and those who see the results on babies. There are bootees that look like little strawberries, a bumblebee set of hat and mitts, and a cozy cot blanket that looks like a field of daisies. Lovely hats, bootees, mitts, little coats and cardigans, none of the patterns are complicated and many are suitable for complete beginners. As well as cute clothes, there are accessories for the nursery including play blocks, a cuddly teddy, and a laundry bag. Created with small babies in mind, many of the projects can also be made to fit babies from 3 to 9 months. All are the cutest ever and will make fabulous gifts for favorite little loved ones.
Designed for all skill levels, this crafter’s companion features fun and versatile patterns for baby clothes, with simple projects that can be completed in just a weekend. Beginners will appreciate the advice on getting started and essential techniques, while experienced crocheters will enjoy the range of different effects created in these garments, such as chunky textured fabric and delicate lacy patterns. Twenty-four projects make use of a wide selection of available yarns, from pure cotton pastels to soft and colorful wools. Designs include classic sweaters and tops, a duffle coat, a lacy cardigan, a ski-style bobble hat and scarf set, bootees and even some cute toys. Each project has clear instructions and full information on yarns, stitches, and techniques, plus beautiful photographs of the finished garment.
This fabulous collection of cute and quirky toys will delight adults and children alike. From pink and pretty Dilly to bright and bold Leo, there's a creature here to suit every personality. The projects are all made from soft fleece which is fantastically versatile and really easy to work with. Basic sewing skills, some brightly colored fleece and a few accessories are all you need to make these wonderful toys, and most can be sewn by hand in a matter of hours. With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs, the projects are so simple to sew you'll want to make them time and time again. Sew a Monster is perfect for gifts or to keep for yourself – let your imagination run wild!
In a world filled with pollution and chemicals, this book shows you how to create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups. This book features a huge range of tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams. The simple, sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes and luscious photography will be an inspiration to anyone who cares about what they put on their skin.
The popularity of retro video games and Minecraft has turned young people on to pixel art. This book is packed with designs for the trendy pixelated look. Perler beads are a perennial favorite kids craft – a go-to for parents, camp counselors, etc. Easy to follow templates for all projects make it a good introduction for beginners. This is another great craft trend book from Fox Chapel Publishing & Design Originals.
Bring your digital adventures to life with real-world craft projects inspired by the world of Minecraft® and other pixelated games. Kids and families can use this imaginative book to create instantly recognizable toys, jewelry, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time. The blocky pixelated graphics of video games are perfect for so many different kinds of crafts. This book helps children to expand their imaginations and develop their creativity as they acquire creative hobbies that will last a lifetime. Choly Knight shows how to make quick and easy versions of popular characters and game elements, using only a few basic craft supplies. Inside this book she offers 15 fun step-by-step projects for perler beads, duct tape, paper crafting, painting, sewing, and crocheting.