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'A delicious, witty story. I loved it! SOPHIE KINSELLAGentlemen! No Little Lady in Your Life? Call the Little Lady Agency:…everything organised, from your home to your wardrobe, your social life to you. No funny business or laundry.When Melissa is made unfairly redundant from her job at an estate agents' office, she decides it's time for a change. Instead of working for other people, Melissa will go into business for herself: using her organisational skills to whip the lives of London's socially and romantically challenged men into shape.But then Melissa meets Jonathan, and suddenly she must decide if she can mix business with pleasure . . .***READERS LOVE THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY'A heart-warming love story' *****'Very relaxing, enjoyable, entertaining and diverting' *****'Left me with a huge smile on my face' *****'Like a pair of comfy slippers on a cold night' ********Read the rest of Hester Browne's hilarious Little Lady series:The Little Lady AgencyLittle Lady, Big AppleWhat the Lady Wants
Make Your Own Christmas Jumper: 20 Fun and Easy Projects to Make In a Day (Even If You Can't Knit!) (TY Arts & Crafts)
By Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves. 2016
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.
By Bev Speight. 2017
Art Life is an invitation to take a creative journey - making your own fantastic art along the way. This…is a completely original way to unleash your creativity, with an engaging structure based around four distinct categories for exploring ideas - line, book, traces, and marks. For each of these there are numerous projects and accessible methods for creating art, and you are encouraged to try whatever inspires you, without pressure or any preconceptions. Enjoy the element of surprise and satisfaction in creating something that evolves, rather than following a rigid plan. You will be amazed by what you can achieve.Introducing work in every conceivable medium with sensational art and new photos, this book will let you enjoy the creative process, relax, and enjoy the art escape.
By June Hemmons Hiatt. 2012
The definitive book of knitting techniquesA word-of-mouth phenomenon since its original publication, with a passionate and loyal following, The Principles…of Knitting has served as a treasured resource for an entire generation of knitters. Now completely revised and updated, this long-awaited new edition contains indispensable information for every knitter, from the beginner to the most experienced, on all aspects of the craft.Written in clear, direct language, The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side, ready to answer any question in a comprehensive, reasoned, and informed manner. June Hemmons Hiatt includes instructions for all facets of knitting, from the most basic skills to the most advanced techniques, and offers suggestions for best practices as well as alternatives and innovations.The Principles of Knitting provides the inspiration and instruction to help every knitter gain the knowledge and confidence needed to produce unique, beautifully crafted garments, accessories, and household items. It is the one reference guide no knitter should be without.The classic work on this timeless and important craft
• Looks at the age-old spiritual principles, folklore, and esoteric traditions behind the creation of magical objects as well as…the use of numbers, colors, sigils, geometric emblems, knots, crosses, pentagrams, and other symbols • Explores hundreds of artifacts, such as hagstones, Norse directional amulets, car hood mascots, objects made from bones and teeth, those connected with plants and animals, charms associated with gambling, and religious relics • Includes photos of artifacts from the author&’s extensive collection Offering an illustrated exploration of the origins and history of amulets, lucky charms, talismans, and mascots, including photos of unique and original artifacts from his extensive collection, Nigel Pennick examines these objects from a magical perspective, from ancient Egypt to the present. He looks at the age-old spiritual principles, folklore, and esoteric traditions behind their creation as well as the use of numbers, colors, sigils, geometric emblems, knots, crosses, pentagrams, and other symbols. Pennick explores magical charms and objects manufactured from bones, teeth, claws, and horns and those that include symbols of the human body. He also discusses religious relics as well as the combining of charms to make more powerful objects, from the bind runes of the Norse and the crowns of ancient Egypt to the Mojo hand and the medicine pouch. Revealing the lasting power of amulets, talismans, charms, and mascots, Pennick shows that these objects and symbols have retained their magic across the centuries.
By Ken Potter, Brian Allen. 2021
In the authors' own words, this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, dispels the myths of error…coins and assists you in discovering, marketing, and researching rare coins that you can find in your pocket change.More than 350 close-up illustrations, key identifying details and current market values help you decipher the difference between proper and error issues and varying types of coins. In addition, this unique must-have how-to also includes: • Coverage of Lincoln Memorial Cents, Roosevelt Dimes, Washington Quarters, John F. Kennedy Half Dollars, State Quarters • Expert insight and advice about tools of the trade, preserving coins, buying and selling error-variety coins • Terms and definitions associated with error coinsWhether it's a Jefferson Presidential dollar missing edge lettering, that's worth $2,000 - $10,000 plus or a Lincoln cent with trail marks that make it an error worth $1 - $3 there are hidden treasures to be found in your pocket change, if you know what to look for.
Help young fans get in touch with their inner geeks with the ultimate guidebook for creating, sharing, and enjoying the…world of fandom.Being a fan is a big deal. Whether it's comics, video games, podcasts, cosplay, books, films, or something else, there are so many ways to share and celebrate with the things that you love. So, it's high time for a guide to help young fans navigate the world of fandom and its many flourishing communities—from fan works to cosplay, gaming, podcasting, and more!Filled with history, trivia, tips and advice to getting started, and insight from creators and artists from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, A Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect geeky primer for young fans. Organized by type of fandom medium, each chapter offers a brief introduction, facts, history sidebars, and easy to digest information on how to:Create Fan Fic or Fan ArtDesign and Create a CosplayStart a PodcastDesign and Create Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games)Find and Create Supportive CommunitiesFind and Attend Conventions Plus, interviews with popular creatives like Alan Gratz, Erin Lefler, Jen Bartel, Daniel José Older, Rose Eveleth, Kat Kruger, Jordan Dené Ellis, Liz Crowder, and more.
By Susan B. Anderson. 2006
Beautifully rendered, heartbreakingly adorable, and wonderfully wacky knitted caps for newborns and toddlers Thirty-eight million Americans knit, and that number…grows every day. The baby hat is the perfect project for knitters of any level, with enchanting patterns that are easy enough for rank beginners but also interesting enough for the most accomplished needle wielders, in yarns that range from silk and linen to cashmere and mohair. Susan Anderson’s Itty-Bitty Hats presents thirty-eight irresistible designs for infants and toddlers—fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique. The projects are arranged by order of difficulty and accompanied by beautiful photographs, instructive how-to illustrations, and utterly clear instructions (with no confusing abbreviations or insider shorthand). Anderson also provides an indispensable introductory section on stitches, materials, equipment, terminology, and techniques, allowing even the most inexperienced knitter to get started confidently. Made for boys and girls, by parents and grandparents, aunts and even uncles, and, of course, best friends, the handmade hat is the perfect shower or birth or birthday gift—and Itty-Bitty Hats is the perfect gift for any knitter.
By Susan B. Anderson. 2007
A feast of gorgeous projects, shown on gorgeous kids in gorgeous photos. At sleep, at play, in the nursery, and…on the go, adorable babies need adorable knits. And here are 40 gloriously unique projects that manage to be utterly charming, fabulous, and usable all at the same time. Baby sets and toys; stroller blankets, jackets, and mittens; and a pure and sweet layette are just the tip of the knitting frenzy that is Itty-Bitty Nursery. Picture cute garden mice on an amazing mobile and a knitted clothesline of miniature knitwear adorning the nursery. Coo at the baby sporting a striped hat called "Frenchie" or Mom with her Fruit Loops felted bag. Marvel at the amazing Cupcake Tea Set and the Three Pigs and a Wolf finger puppets, both perfect for the toddler at play. All of the projects are fresh, lively, and fun. With precisely illustrated instructions, there's something here for every level of knitter, from the greenest beginner to the most experienced craftsperson.
By Susan B. Anderson. 2009
Adorable hand-knit playthings, featuring clever twists on classics and enchanting reversibles and interactive toys.Kids love toys, and toys you make…yourself are extra-special. If you could buy these imaginative playthings in stores, they would fly off the shelves! This book features stuffed animals, including a luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruits that will delight babies and toddlers. With step-by-step directions, clear diagrams and drawings, and gorgeous photographs, knitters of all levels will find it easy to make the Pull-Toy Mama Duck and Ducklings, the set of Russian nesting dolls, and the Princess and the Pea Set. Even older kids will enjoy these, as well as the Felted Bouncy Ball, a felted version of a Super Ball that's perfect for indoor play. A series of five reversible toys—a frog that turns into a turtle, a mouse that changes into a cat, an egg in a nest that transforms into a blue bird, and so on—showcases the creativity that makes Susan B. Anderson a rising star in the knitting world.
By Nora M. MacDonald. 2019
The basic principles of the flat-pattern method are the foundation of producing effective apparel designs. Principles of Flat-Pattern Design, 4th…Edition, maintains its simple and straightforward presentation of flat-patternmaking principles which is proven to be less intimidating for beginning students. Numbered and fully illustrated steps guide students through a logical series of pattern manipulation procedures, each beginning with a flat sketch of the design to be developed and ending with a representation of the completed pattern. A significant expansion of the introductory chapters in this 4th Edition aligns the patternmaking process with current industry practices, including technological advancements, design analysis, and production basics such as grading, marker making, and specifications.
By Amber Butchart. 2018
From BBC television and radio presenter Amber Butchart, The Fashion Chronicles is an exploration of 100 of the most fascinating…style stories ever told.From Eve's fig leaf to Hilary Clinton's pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyoncé, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell. Entries include:TutankhamunBoudiccaEleanor of AcquitaneGenghis KhanKing Philip II of SpainKing Louis XIV of FranceCatherine the GreatMarie AntoinetteKarl MarxAmelia EarhartJosephine BakerFrida KahloMalcolm XMarsha HuntBeyoncéChimamanda Ngozi Adichie...and many more
Is this the right book for me?Raise Happy Chickens and Other Poultry is a quickly accessible but authoritative guide, suitable…for total beginners, that provides all the information you need to start keeping your own chickens.Telling you which breed of bird lays best and providing useful guidance on housing, equipment and the necessities of day-to-day care, it meets all the needs of anyone who dreams of a garden full of happy, clucking birds. It also goes beyond just chickens to other types of poultry, and gives advice and practical guidelines on housing, with full explanation of key areas like welfare, behaviour and diet.Raise Happy Chickens and Other Poultry includes:Chapter 1: ChickensWhich breed is best for you?BuyingHandling chickensStart-up costs and other considerationsHousingRoutinesFeeding and wateringHealth, welfare and behaviourHow to cope with a broody henSelling eggs: the regulationsWhat to do when you want to go on holidayBreeding your own stockChapter 2: DucksWhich breed is best for you?BuyingHandling ducksStart-up costs and other considerationsHousingRoutinesFeeding and wateringHealth, welfare and behaviourHow to cope with a broody duckSelling eggs: the regulationsWhat to do when you want to go on holidayBreeding your own stockChapter 3: GeeseWhich breed is best for you?BuyingHandling geeseStart-up costs and other considerationsHousingRoutinesFeeding and wateringHealth, welfare and behaviourHow to cope with a broody gooseSelling eggs: the regulationsWhat to do when you want to go on holidayBreeding your own stockChapter 4: TurkeyWhich breed is best for you?BuyingHandling turkeyStart-up costs and other considerationsHousingRoutinesFeeding and wateringHealth, welfare and behaviourHow to cope with a broody turkeySelling eggs: the regulationsWhat to do when you want to go on holidayBreeding your own stockChapter 5: other breeds - guinea fowl and quailGuinea fowlQuailChapter 6: Meat productionGeneral principlesSlaughterPlucking and hangingProcessing and cleaningTrussingChapter 7: Diseases, problems and general troubleshootingFree-range poultry diseasesCommon problems and some causesCommon diseases by ageLife expectancyDescription of major diseasesChapter 8: Cooking with eggsFavourite recipes Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of chicken keeping.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
By Margaret Rand. 2018
The world is full of wines. So why waste your time drinking something mediocre? Award-winning author Margaret Rand has selected…the 101 wines you should taste in your lifetime. Some will definitely challenge your bank balance - but are so worth it; some are classics that any serious wine lover should experience; others are secret inexpensive gems that you will be delighted to discover. Together they form a fabulous selection of must-drink wines.From the prestigious vineyards of France and California to lesser-known wine makers in Hungary and Greece, discover the best wines from across the globe. Complete with tasting notes, advice on the best vintages and dishes to pair with the wines, this is the perfect gift for both wine aficionados and wine novices alike.
By Hattie Newman. 2018
There are many things you can do with paper but what can paper do for you?Discover paper's true potential with…this book full of exciting projects that enable you to discover new paper arts, such as pop ups, papercuts and 3-D shapes. Learn how paper can be used to communicate ideas, how it can be photographed and lit to great effect and even how it can be animated. Develop skills in construction, tessellation, model making and scene creating, while also working with scale and moving parts. Paper has never been more fun and more intriguing. Projects include: animal masks, ice creams, shadow puppets, tropical island, Ferris wheel, 3-D pig, car, lantern, geometric mobile, paper food, pop-up greetings card, paper theatre, giant pencil, and many more.
By Hugh Johnson. 2018
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or…on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
By Mary Collins Barile. 2013
The art of rug hooking, which consists of pulling dyed and cut wool fabric pieces through a backing, has typically…been associated with New England, the South and Canada. Yet rugs from the American Midwest have contributed just as much to the development of the craft and its continuing popularity. The story of hooked rugs in the Midwest is a ragbag blending of romance, folklore, myth and common sense told through the colors of barns and sky, golden wheat, farm ponds, red clay, red brick, steel, glass and fountains. In this vividly illustrated history, Mary Collins Barile shakes out the dust from the Midwestern hooked rug with the vigor its unique blend of utility and imagination deserves.
By Boy Scouts of America Staff. 2006
Outlines requirements for pursing a merit badge in pulp and paper, including instruction in the history of paper making, how…fibers are derived from wood, how paper is made, and careers in the pulp and paper industry.
Here for the first time is the history of art dealers, those extraordinary men and woman who, over centuries (and…almost entirely out of the public eye), built their profession on a singular skill: identifying the intangible but infinitely desirable qualities that characterize the greatest works of art—and finding clients for whom those qualities are irresistible. Philip Hook’s riveting narrative takes us from the early days of art dealing in Antwerp, where paintings were sold by weight, to the unassailable hauteur of contemporary galleries in New York, London, Paris, and beyond. Along the way, we meet a surprisingly wide-ranging cast of characters—from tailors, spies, and the occasional anarchist to scholars, aristocrats, and connoisseurs, some compelled by greed, some by their own vision of art—and some by the art of the deal. Among them are Joseph Duveen, who almost single-handedly brought the Old Masters to America; Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionists’ champion; Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, high priest of Cubism; Leo Castelli, dealer-midwife to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; and Peter Wilson, the charismatic Sotheby’s chairman who made a theater of the auction room.Rogues’ Gallery bursts with unforgettable anecdotes and astute judgments about art and artists, honed by Hook’s more than forty years in the art market—making it essential reading for anyone interested in the hidden history of art.
By Helen Rolfe. 2019
This is Part One in the charming new four-part serial from Helen Rolfe, author of The Little Café at the…End of the Pier - perfect for fans of Holly Hepburn and Cathy BramleyStep into the cosy community of Lantern Square... Since moving to the charming Cotswold village of Butterbury, Hannah has found her true home in the heart of the little community. Previously a high flyer in the city, she now runs her small business, Tied Up With String, from her cottage in Lantern Square.Her handmade gifts and care packages are the perfect way to show someone you care, and while her brown paper packages bring a smile to customers across the miles, Hannah also makes sure to deliver a special something to the people closer to home... But as Butterbury glows with the sunshine and sparkling lights of the Summer Fair, Hannah finds herself facing old memories, familiar faces, and perhaps even a new romance... ***The Little Cottage in Lantern Square is a delightfully heartwarming novel told in four parts. This is the first part.Readers are enchanted by The Little Cottage in Lantern Square:'I immediately felt at home in Lantern Square . . . such clever writing, and quite beautifully done' 'It's warm, inviting and full of intriguing characters . . . I can't wait for the next instalment of this outstanding book''I was hooked on this storyline from the first page . . . full of summer fun, friendship, community spirit and a whole lot more' 'I couldn't put this book down once I'd started'