Sew Merry and Bright

21 Easy, Fun, and Festive Patterns

Author: Linda Lum DeBono

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604681810

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Have yourself a colorful little Christmas! From popular designer Linda Lum DeBono, this handmade-holiday collection offers an exciting array of decorating ideas. Fill your sleigh with 21 fun and whimsical projects, including wall hangings, place mats, ornaments, stockings, table runners, a tree skirt, an Advent calendar, and more Indulge in bright novelty prints; projects also work nicely in a more traditional palette Find a host of cheery home-decor items and gift ideas for Christmas

Half Yard Heaven

Easy Sewing Projects Using Left-Over Pieces of Fabric

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488926

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Presents twenty-six quick and easy projects designed to be made with pieces of fabris less than half a yard long, including tote bags, pocket aprons, glasses cases, place mats, slippers, and garden gloves.

Sew Bunting

Simple and Stunning Garlands to Style Your Home

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489497

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Building on the success of her previous book, Making Cushion Covers, Debbie Shore has turned her attention to bunting. Her imaginative, modern designs give a new twist to these traditional decorations, making them ideal for adorning special celebrations, your garden or your home. With 29 eye-catching projects to choose from, all accompanied by simple, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs, you are sure to find something in this book to excite and inspire you. Choose from romantic Valentine's bunting, festive advent calender bunting, fragrant lavender bag bunting, as well as Halloween bunting, felt bunting, frilly bunting, and lots more. All you need is a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit, and with all the basic techniques explained clearly at the beginning of the book, there is nothing to stop you getting going on a project straight away, even if you are a complete beginner.

Quick Country Christmas Quilts

Author: Debbie Mumm

Publisher: Rodale Press

ISBN: 9780875969862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Provides step-by-step instructions for more than thirty-five Christmas quilt projects, including wall hangings, table accessories, stockings, and ornaments, and offers a scheduling planner to help finish gifts on time

Scandinavian Christmas

Author: Trine Hahnemann

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787131955

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year's Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets. The first week of December is baking week – enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound – all washed down with gluwein and fruity cocktails. In this glorious book, illustrated with evocative photographs, Trine Hahnemann provides a cornucopia of 70 Christmas recipes showing us how we, too, can decorate our homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way.

Make Your Own Christmas Jumper

20 Fun and Easy Projects to Make In a Day (Even If You Can't Knit!)

Author: Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1784297585

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a kitsch novelty knit - now you can make your own with these, fast, easy, no-knit ideas for one-of-a-kind Christmas jumpers. Once the sort of embarrassing gift you'd only get from your granny, these days seasonal patterned knitwear has gone well and truly mainstream. Whether it's for charity, the office party, the kids' nativity or the big day itself, an ironic Christmas jumper is the only thing to be seen in. With the trend growing each year, it's increasingly difficult to be original. Unless, of course, you make your own. This jolly little book shows you how. Taking any plain jumper as your starting point, you'll find 20 easy and inspiring ways to transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation, needing little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer. With all styles covered - be it glitzy and glam, twee and tasteless, laugh-out-loud or cute as a button - you're sure to find your perfect Christmas look, not to mention all the sequins, pompoms and twinkly lights your heart could desire. So whether you choose to deck yourself in boughs of holly, wrap yourself up with a big shiny bow, or transform into a human snow globe, these fun festive ideas will earn you top marks for creativity and are guaranteed to get Christmas started in style.

Comfort and Joy

14 Quilts for Christmas

Author: Mary Hickey

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604687800

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Make Christmas come alive in these festive quilts! Bestselling author Mary Hickey shares her signature style in designs that will instantly fill your home with the holiday spirit. Find a world of Christmas joy in pieced and appliqued delights featuring angels, snowmen, and sparkling stars Choose from 14 projects in various sizes, including lap quilts, table runners, and a unique banner Find bright colors mixed with traditional designs, all sure to be cherished each time the calendar turns to the holidays

Superhero Sewing

Playful Easy Sew and No Sew Designs for Powering Kids' Big Adventures--Includes Full Size Patterns

Author: Lane Huerta

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 163159415X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9782

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Helping your kids look the part for their imaginative play is easy with Superhero Sewing. Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child's love of - and need for - richly imaginative play. Lane Huerta, a mom and the owner of Lovelane Designs, a noted independent maker of imaginative silk-screened playwear, shares her creative know-how and adapts her charming designs for sewers and other crafters. Following an overview of essential materials, tools, and techniques, Lane offers 20 projects in five playful themes - heroes, pirates, fairies, magicians, and animals - with color palette suggestions for both boys and girls. Each project is marked with a level of difficulty - no sew, easy, or intermediate - and two full-size pull-out patterns sheets are included.

Half Yard Kids

Sew 20 Colourful Toys and Accessories from Left-Over Pieces of Fabric

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Half Yard

ISBN: 9781782212553

Category: Sewing

Page: 96

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The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived - and it's her most fun yet! Packed with 20 colorful, inventive projects, it contains something for children of all ages. It contains a crafty fold-away easel for the young artist, a magnetic fishing game for the intrepid naturalist, and a colorful backpack for the young explorer. Why not make some spooky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick-or-treating, make a pirate cuddle pillow to decorate a swashbuckling bedroom, or just make up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers. This book is perfect if you are new to sewing and need some guidance with the basic techniques and key information, as Debbie's friendly advice and clear step-by-step photography make it a doddle. But it's also packed with fresh ideas and designs that will inspire you even if you've been a keen sewer for many years and are just looking for a new way to use up your stash and create gifts for your little ones!

Old-Time Christmas Village Sticker Advent Calendar

Author: Darcy May,Christmas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486410536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 4

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Kids can start getting ready for the holiday on December 1, when they'll begin filling in the landscape of a Victorian-era village with quaint shops, cottages, and other buildings. Each day they'll add another numbered sticker illustration until the final touch on December 25 — a Christmas tree in the town square.

Christmas and the British: A Modern History

Author: Martin Johnes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255396

Category: History

Page: 320

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The modern Christmas was made by the Victorians and rooted in their belief in commerce, family and religion. Their rituals and traditions persist to the present day but the festival has also been changed by growing affluence, shifting family structures, greater expectations of happiness and material comfort, technological developments and falling religious belief. Christmas became a battleground for arguments over consumerism, holiday entitlements, social obligations, communal behaviour and the influence of church, state and media. Even in private, it encouraged reflection on social change and the march of time. Amongst those unhappy at the state of the world or their own lives, Christmas could induce much cynicism and even loathing but for a quieter majority it was a happy time, a moment of a joy in a sometimes difficult world that made the festival more than just an integral feature of the calendar: Christmas was one of British culture's emotional high points. Moreover, it was also a testimony to the enduring importance of family, shared values and a common culture in the UK. Martin Johnes shows how Christmas and its traditions have been lived, adapted and thought about in Britain since 1914. Christmas and the British is about the festival's social, cultural and economic functions, and its often forgotten status as both the most unusual and important day of the year

New York Christmas

Recipes and stories

Author: Lisa Nieschlag,Lars Wentrup

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639745

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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A getaway to the magical New York of the pre-Christmas period: when coloured lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings out everywhere and culinary delicacies tempt you to indulge. Who doesn't dream of strolling down a snowy 5th Avenue, ice-skating around the imposing Christmas tree outside the Rockerfeller Center and to cap it off, enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie in one of the inviting cafes? With around 50 recipes for Blueberry Brownies, Maple Glazed Ham and an unforgettable cheesecake, this cookbook allows you to share the dream of a White Christmas in your own kitchen. Interwoven throughout are three beautiful Christmas themed stories, so you can read yourself into the spirit of Christmas - Paul Auster's Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry and Virginia O'Hanlon's Is There a Santa Claus? Each of the three stories has, in its own way, become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States.

Craft

Transforming Traditional Crafts

Author: O'Reilly (CRT),O'Reilly Media

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596529284

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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CRAFT is the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, CRAFT's goal is to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools; resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in their homes and communities. Volume 01, the premier issue, features 23 projects with a twist! Make a programmable LED shirt, turn dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and much more.

Sew Small—19 Little Bags

Stash Your Coins, Keys, Earbuds, Jewelry & More

Author: Jennifer Heynen

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617454346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 7092

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Sew 19 simply embellished projects, including a card holder, coin purses, earbud holder, small wallets, pouches, and organizers. These cute and useful bags are perfect for holding and organizing all of your little things. Personalize the organizers with adorable embellishments and appliqués and use up your scraps, trims, and other odds and ends in the process! Whip one up in an afternoon or bring your handwork with you—small pieces make these projects fun and easy to work on anywhere. Great to give as gifts or keep for yourself, these tiny bags will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Half Yard Gifts

Easy Sewing Projects Using Left-Over Pieces of Fabric

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782211501

Category: Gifts

Page: 96

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Contains 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs, kneeling pads for gardeners and tool belts for DIY-enthusiasts. The projects are made in a range of prints and styles and use a range of techniques: either follow each project closely, or adapt the size and fabric to suit the recipient. Debbie gives advice on how to customise the projects, so that you can create the perfect gift for your loved one.

Half Yard Vintage

Sew 23 Gorgeous Accessories from Left-over Pieces of Fabric

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214588

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 96

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Sew 23 beautiful, vintage-style items for your home and make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Sewing Room Accessories

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213352

Category: Gifts

Page: 64

View: 1889

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The latest addition to the Love to Sew series, this new title from best-selling author Debbie Shore contains 15 gorgeous, practical items that every sewer will love to make, use or give as gifts. The book contains storage solutions and sewing accessories to equip every sewing space. The projects range from practical storage solutions such as tool rolls, carry cases and cutting mat carriers to innovative ways to keep a sewing space tidy, such as a handy armchair storage device and an ironing station, complete with board cover and handy hanging pouch for storing a mini iron and attachments. The book also contains colorful sewing room essentials such as a pincushion, a seam press and handmade bobbins, and inspiring items perfect to give as gifts: a sewing room diary cover and a sewing case. The book contains a comprehensive materials and techniques section at the beginning, showing clearly all the techniques needed, with beautiful photography and easy-to-follow instructions. Each of the projects contains step-by-step photography and clear instructions so that even beginners will find these projects a doddle.

Teach Us to Number Our Days

A Liturgical Advent Calendar

Author: Barbara Dee Bennett Baumgarten

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing

ISBN: 9780819217653

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Individuals at every skill level, families, and churches can enrich their celebration of the Christmas season with the ancient art and tradition of the Advent calendar. Includes historical explanations of various Christian symbols, full-sized patterns, and detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own calendar out of a variety of materials.

Sew Brilliant Bags

Choose from 12 Beautiful Projects, Then Design Your Own

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212560

Category: Handbags

Page: 96

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Sew 12 stylish bags in all shapes and sizes. Follow Debbie's easy-to-use instructions and clear step-by-step photography; all the techniques are fully explain and all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine. Use Debbie's 'design toolkit' to customise the projects to suit your tastes and to successfully design and make your own unique creations.

Sew Useful

23 Simple Storage Solutions to Sew for the Home

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210856

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 9970

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Shore has created ingenious storage solutions to keep your home and garden neat and beautifully styled. The projects are all simple to make using a basic sewing machine.