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By Anne Canadeo. 2017
A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl .… . . As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the closely knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, renowned for its famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she would be happy to host the knitters. Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on the rocky coastline below the cliffs and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident. The well-known victim was not so well liked, it turns out, with many enemies eager to send him into an early—and permanent—retirement. When the investigation focuses on Amy’s husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues. But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine line—and look before they leap to any deadly conclusions. Anne Canadeo is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including her popular Black Sheep Knitting Club Mystery series and the Cape Light series, written as Katherine Spencer. She lives in Northport, N.Y. with her husband, daughter, and canine office assistant. You can contact her at email@example.com or follow her on Facebook.
By Rachelle Doorley. 2020
Get inspired with hands-on creative prompts for children ages 3-8 featuring simple materials you can find at home from an… experienced art teacher.Open-ended art prompts that give children opportunities to think creatively rather than follow directions are essential to raising learners who are comfortable with the unknown and eager to tackle it with problem solving skills, self-efficacy, and critical thinking.From drawing, painting, and paper cutting to making three-dimensional art with clay and recycled materials, these 52 fun and engaging ideas for creative art play use everyday household materials to get kids engaged in their own explorations. These activities are led primarily by the environment. The set up itself is the teacher and will encourage children to think of creative ways to use the provided materials. With foundational information at the start of the book, parents will understand the power of art prompts to foster children's creativity and will be given a variety of ideas for creating a makering space and encouraging self-directed play.
Empezar a tallar madera o cualquier otra forma de arte puede ser un poco desalentador. Usted está perdido en el… tipo de equipo y herramientas que necesita comprar para los proyectos simples con los que puede empezar con su nivel de habilidad. Clayon M. Rines lo tiene todo cubierto para que empiece a tallar madera como un principiante o como un experto en busca de refrescar su riqueza de conocimientos. El libro de tallado en madera simple para principiantes, técnicas simples de tallado en relieve, técnicas simples de tallado en relieve, proyectos fáciles paso a paso para principiantes y patrones con fotografías es una guía personal con un profesor apasionado. Aprenderá a realizar esos cortes limpios de diferentes maneras, afilando sus herramientas y dando los últimos toques a su trabajo. Su deseo de dominar este arte milenario del tallado en madera lo ha traído hasta aquí, y esta pasión será alimentada y guiada con todo lo que aprenderá de las páginas de este libro. Clayton M. Rines le mostrará los secretos del oficio, como los cortes básicos, las técnicas de alisado, cómo tallar los contornos y lo esencial o el tallado en relieve. Las instrucciones a seguir para cada método están claramente explicadas y acompañadas de fotografías para detallar el proceso. ¿Qué se necesita para realizar ese primer proyecto? Este libro en sus manos, unas cuantas herramientas de corte esenciales bien afiladas y un trozo de madera blanda, y estará en camino de tallar los objetos más sorprendentes y exquisitos que recargarán continuamente su cuenta bancaria, servirán de regalo a sus amigos y seres queridos y le brindarán una alegría ilimitada. Con su deseo de entender completamente todo sobre el tallado en relieve y la producción de obras maestras, este libro sobre el tallado en madera lo iluminará y le mostrará la mejor manera de hacerlo. Desde que se le ocurra la idea, el corte inicial hasta los toques finales, es
By Max Brzezinski. 2020
From Carolina Soul Records, one of the world's largest online record sellers, comes the definitive guide to every aspect of… record collecting in the digital era. Any music fan knows that there's nothing like the tactile pleasure of a record. Even with access to a variety of streaming services, digital technology has paved the way for the analog revival; from multiplatinum megahits to ultra-obscure private presses, millions of records are available for purchase from all over the world. Vinyl Age is the ultimate post-internet guide to record collecting.Written by Max Brzezinski of Carolina Soul Records, one of the world's largest high-end record dealers, Vinyl Age combines an engaging narrative and incisive analysis to reveal the joys and explain the complexities of the contemporary vinyl scene. Brzezinski demystifies the record game and imparts the skills essential to modern record digging -- how to research, find, buy, evaluate, and understand vinyl in the twenty-first century.
By Paul Jackson, Miri Golan. 2012
Prepare to take flight with this amazing crafting guide from one of the world&’s foremost origami experts. With easy-to-follow instructions,… the spectacular paper airplanes in Origami Airplanes are so simple and fun to make, even first-time flyers will have a plane soaring through the air in no time. All the designs were chosen because they feature a special detail of paper plane design, such as being very wide or narrow, great for flying outdoors, a strange shape, having an unusual launch or being acrobatic. Origami Airplanes also includes tips and tricks for making all your planes fly really…REALLY…well!Paul&’s origami, pop-up and paper sculpture books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
By Dan Reeder. 2009
Step-by-step instructions for creating papier-mâché monstrosities and expanding the limits of your imagination, from the author of Paper Mache Dragons… Celebrated monster-making master Dan Reeder is at it again—helping others to let out their inner monsters! All that&’s needed are a few simple materials and a wild imagination. Reeder guarantees success if the tried-and-tested, goof-proof how-to steps in this humorous read are followed. But there&’s more—he&’s also giving away all of his secrets for creating ghoulish monster elements such as jaws, claws, horns, scales, webbing, tentacles, eyeballs, fingers, toes, gnarly hands and feet, and even perfect drool! Learn how to make a basic monster and you&’ll be well on your way to creating more hideous creatures, beasts, dragons, and whatever else your dark side can think of!&“I&’m not one to argue that the world doesn&’t need more monsters, be they made of papier and/or cloth mâché, as demonstrated in Dan&’s entertaining new book, or flesh and blood, as demonstrated by the one standing behind you right now.&” —Gary Larson, creator, Far Side&“For lovers of the truly grotesque, Reeder provides detailed photo instructions for large figures constructed of clothes hangers, newspaper, and glue. Cloth skin, teeth, and slathered-on paint finish them off. The toothy dragons are particularly effective.&” —School Library Journal
By Hollie Keith. 2014
Austen lovers, get more Jane in your life through decorating, gift giving, or entertaining with these creative crafts and delectable… recipes. In honor of Jane&’s two-hundredth birthday, authors Hollie Keith and Jennifer Adams present thirty craft ideas and thirty recipes organized into six chapters bearing the titles of Jane Austen&’s novels. Enthusiasts can enjoy breakfast in Bath, via Northanger Abbey by creating Decorative Egg Cozies to keep their Soft-Boiled Eggs warm, or serve Honey-Lemon Teaspoons with Rose Petal Tea at the Middletons&’ of Sense and Sensibility. Enjoy a picnic that Emma would love to have shared with Mr. Knightly, or create an I Heart Mr. Darcy Pillow that all Elizabeth Bennett wannabes would love to cuddle up with. Whether you&’re throwing an Austen party for friends or looking to pass the time on a rainy afternoon, So Jane is sure to entertain.
By Myquillyn Smith. 2020
Decorating for each season doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive. Your home can be festive, stylish, and cozy with… minimal effort and a limited budget--just ask The Nester! In Welcome Home, Myquillyn Smith guides you through creating and enjoying a seasonally decorated home with more style and less stuff.No matter what the world says, embracing the seasons does not require bins of factory-made décor or loads of time. In fact, it's possible to decorate for each season without frustration, going overboard, or blowing your budget.Drawing from the cozy-minimalist principles in Cozy Minimalist Home, stylist and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Myquillyn Smith will help you create a home that's fresh, meaningful, beautiful, and (bonus!) always ready to host. With engaging how-tos and inspiring photos, she guides you step by step through purposeful design decisions to cultivate a space where loved ones gather, meaningful connections are celebrated, and lasting memories are made.Myquillyn's realistic and down-to-earth design tips will teach you how to:Seasonalize your living spaces with simple, actionable stepsCultivate easy, seasonal rhythms of change in your homeIncorporate the beauty of the natural world through the five sensesFeel confident in volunteering your house for gatherings, parties, and impromptu get-togethersKnow what to focus on and what not to worry about as a relaxed and confident hostessBigger than the latest and greatest trends, Welcome Home aims to usher in the seasons without using more resources, money, or stuff than needed.
By Tony Harwood. 2019
Any miniature wargame is greatly enhanced by realistic and evocative scenery and buildings, but commercial ready-made pieces can be expensive.… Building your own can be a cost-effective and very rewarding alternative, another hobby in itself, but it can be hard to know where to start. Wargames Terrain and Buildings is a series of books aimed at giving wargamers the skills, techniques and guidance they need to create their own stunning and practical model buildings.In this volume, master modeler Tony Hardwood shares his years of experience and presents the reader with a wide range of projects for the Napoleonic era. With the aid of step-by-step photographs, he guides the reader through building and finishing each of these models, which are organized in three sections of increasing complexity and encompass a range of scales and different materials. Nine projects are included but the techniques and skills demonstrated along the way, along with valuable advice on tools, construction materials and paints, can be adapted and applied to a much wider range of structures to grace your battlefields.
By Paul L. Dawson. 2019
Few military formations have attracted more attention than Napoleon&’s Imperial Guard, and fewer still have been so extravagantly clothed and… accoutred with the finest materials and the brightest colors. On both campaign and parade, the Guard, and especially the cavalry regiments, provided a dazzling display of military grandeur. From the green and gold trappings of the Chasseurs à Cheval, to the multi-colored Mamelukes, the Guard cavalry was among the most brilliantly dressed formations ever to grace the field of battle. In compiling this magnificent volume, the author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, even in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by around 100 contemporary prints, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renown military artist, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Cavalry of the Imperial Guard, and will be eagerly sought by reenactors, wargamers and modelers, and will sit on the book shelves of historians and enthusiasts as one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
By Luigi Toiati. 2019
Humans have made and collected toy soldiers from time immemorial. They amuse and comfort us, awaken our curiosity, turn aggressiveness… into creativity. In The History of Toy Soldiers, Luigi Toiati, himself an avid collector and manufacturer of toy soldiers, conveys and shares the pleasure of collecting and playing with them. Far from a dry encyclopedia, it leads the reader through the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early twenty-first century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. The author's writing is packed with factual detail about the different types of toy (and model) soldiers and their manufacturers, but also with anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject. Six hundred beautiful color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection, complete this delightful book.
By Malcolm V. Lowe. 2019
It could be argued that the heyday of British military aircraft flight testing began in the 1940s, and continued throughout… the three decades that followed, during the so-called Cold War period. As such, the authors have purposely chosen to focus on the first 30 years, The Golden Years, 1945 to 1975, from the end of World War Two until the mid-1970s. This was arguably the most exciting period with many wonderful and new types rubbing shoulders with wartime and immediate postwar designs that were utilized for development purposes, making for an eclectic mix of shapes and color schemes. Alongside the technical aspects of military testing and development, are the many and varied color schemes and markings carried by the aircraft themselves – not only by the brand-new experimental designs, but by existing production machines, suitably modified, to greater or lesser degrees, to develop the technical advances in systems and weaponry. Scores of different aircraft types are covered in British Military Test & Evaluation Aircraft The Golden Years 1945 - 1975, with over 65 rarely seen contemporary photographs from private collections, and, differing slightly from previous Flight Craft book formats, over 50 pages of specially commissioned full color profiles and plan views, visually chronicling the diverse range of color schemes and markings applied to these fascinating airplanes. Compiled by Neil Robinson and Martin Derry, who have authored several other Flight Craft books, with informative background text by well known aviation historian Malcolm V Lowe and superbly executed illustrations by Mark Rolfe. As with other books in the Flight Craft series, although published with aircraft modelers in mind, it is hoped that most aviation enthusiasts will find something of interest here too.
By Norman Friedman. 2019
John Lambert was a renowned naval draughtsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by modelmakers and… enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016 he had produced over 850 sheets of drawings, many of which have never been published. These have now been acquired by Seaforth and this is the first of a planned series of albums on selected themes, reproducing complete sheets at a large page size, with an expert commentary and captioning.The initial volumes will concentrate on British naval weaponry used in the Second World War, thus completing the project John Lambert was working on when he died. His interest was always focused on smaller warships and his weapons drawings tend to be of open mountings – the kind that present a real challenge to modelmakers – rather than enclosed turret guns, but he also produced drawings of torpedo tubes, underwater weapons, fire-control directors and even some specific armament-related deck fittings. This volume covers all such weapons carried by British destroyers of this era, with additional appendices devoted to earlier guns still in service, and destroyer-caliber weapons only mounted in larger ships.The drawings are backed by introductory essays by Norman Friedman, an acknowledged authority on naval ordnance, while a selection of photographs add to the value of the book as visual reference.
By Paul L. Dawson. 2019
From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon&’s personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed… into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. Used by Napoleon as his principal tactical reserve, the Guard was engaged only sparingly, being deployed at the crucial moment of battle to turn the tide of victory in favor of the Emperor of the French. Naturally, the Imperial Guard has been the subject of numerous books over many decades, yet there has never been a publication that has investigated the uniforms and equipment of the infantry of the Imperial Guard in such detail and with such precision. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items, in some instances down to company level. This information is supported by an unrivaled collection of illustrations, many of which have never been published before, as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, the renowned military artist, Keith Rocco, has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Imperial Guard, and will not only be invaluable to historians, but also reenactors, wargamers and modelers. It is one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was widely regarded as the Luftwaffe&’s finest fighter. It first saw service in France in August… 1941, immediately proving itself at least the equal of the then latest Spitfire variant, the Mk.V. There were a number of characteristics which contributed to the Fw 190&’s success. The first of these was that it had been designed from the outset to be a weapons platform, rather than an aircraft to which weapons were added, as was the case with previous fighters. This meant that it could carry a wide range of armament in the form of various combinations of bomb racks, cannon pods and, later, unguided rockets. It was also built to withstand heavy punishment, with the extensive use of electrically powered equipment instead of the hydraulic systems which, used by most aircraft manufacturers of the time, were more susceptible to failure if damaged by gunfire. The relatively small diameters of electrical wires were much less likely to be hit by gunfire than larger hydraulic pipes. Another element in the Fw 190&’s construction which added to its durability was its wide-tracked, inwards-retracting landing gear, as opposed to the much narrower, outwards-retracting landing gear of the Messerschmitt Bf 109. This gave the Fw 190 much greater stability on the ground which resulted in far fewer ground accidents than experienced by the Bf 109. The Fw 190&’s BMW 801 D-2 radial engine also produced 1,677 horse power, giving the early Focke-Wulf 190 A-8 a top speed of more than 400 miles per hour – which was considerably faster than the early variant Spitfires. It was the Spitfires with which the Fw 190 pilots frequently had to contend when in combat over the English Channel, and particularly during the Allied raid on Dieppe in August 1942, when more than 100 Focke-Wulfs (from Jagdgeschwaders JG 2 and JG 26) engaged Spitfires and Hawker Typhoons, claiming sixty-one Allied aircraft &‘kills&’ against just twenty-five losses of their own. The Fw 190&’s weapons capability also saw it used as a fighter-bomber. The Fw 190 A-3/U3 Jabo was used with considerable effect against Allied shipping in the Channel and against the southeastern coasts of England in 1942 in tip-and-runs raids. These fast, low-level attacks proved very difficult for the defending RAF squadrons to counter and only one Fw 190 was lost on these operations. In this illuminating study of the early service of the Fw 190, Chris Goss has assembled a unique collection of photographs illustrating the wide use of this highly versatile aircraft.
By Kerry Jang. 2019
The majority of warship modelers work in smaller scales, most often based on plastic or resin kits. Many of these… harbor ambitions to tackle something larger and more demanding, but are daunted by the challenge. The aim of this book is to persuade them that it not as difficult as it may seem, that they already possess the basic skills required, and that they can acquire any necessary new knowledge as they proceed. The discussion focuses on the journey from conventional plastic kits to questions of deciding on a subject; choosing a kit, semi-kit or build from scratch; what conventional kit building skills transfer – and how these conventional skills such as painting techniques and an eye for detail can be brought to large scale model building so that scale fidelity is not sacrificed but enhanced. Novel requirements like research, obtaining plans and sourcing material or fittings are all covered. The second part describes building methods, including the latest techniques like casting fittings in resin, and applies to both static and radio-controlled working models. All the color photos were taken specifically to illustrate the points made in each chapter, so the book demonstrates as well as describes. It concludes with a gallery of superb models intended to inspire the would-be large scale warship modeler to take the plunge.
By Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola. 2014
Fun activities and perfect party favors for birthdays, holiday parties, and more!Party in a Jar features sixteen kid-friendly craft projects… that not only provide entertainment for pint-sized partygoers but also function as take-home party favors. From edible dino terrariums to holiday-themed gifts and centerpieces, these upcycled jar crafts are earth-friendly and sure to be the hit of your next get-together! Try Bumblebee Dessert Jars • Patriotic Popcorn Jars • Space Nightlight Jars • Thankful Turkey Centerpieces • Snowman Candle Jars and more
By Sian Tucker. 2019
Calming to the soul and good for us all, spending time outdoors offers us precious breathing space away from the… stresses and strains of modern life. This inspirational guide celebrates the life enhancing effect of nature and encourages you to try the pursuits that would have been second nature to previous generations - from walking in the dark with only the light of the moon and stars to guide you, to wild swimming, forest bathing and sleeping under canvas. It will inspire you to re-discover the joy of sky and clouds, night and tides, stars and silence. <P><P>Photography by Finn Beales
By Angela Wright. 2019
You've watched all his films, you've coloured him in, and, let's face it, you've tried out how your signature would… look with 'Cumberbatch' at the end of it - now it's time to get stitching! Benedict Cumberstitch is your unofficial guide to creating a series of amazing cross stitch designs featuring the Cumberbatch in all his glory. Beginners can quickly pick up the simple yet addictive art of cross stitch, and seasoned stitchers will be delighted by the range of designs on offer. Whether you want to see him smouldering in a tuxedo, delivering a soliloquy as Hamlet, or photobombing with the best of them, there's sure to be patterns here to satisfy even the most dedicated of Cumberbitches.
By Abby Gilchrist, Amelia Poole. 2020
Step inside the studios of today's modern fabric design stars from around the world. From the bold florals of Kaffe… Fassett to the subtle patterning of Naomi Ito to the retro style of design collective Ruby Star Society, Modern Fabric features a sophisticated, eclectic group of designers working in an exciting variety of techniques. <P><P>Engaging essays explore each designer's life in textiles: education, design beginnings, creative process, dreams, and how they run their businesses. Hundreds of color photographs offer endless inspiration, showing studio spaces, process, textile samples, and products made from the gorgeous fabrics featured in the book. Modern Fabric is an ideal resource for sewers, quilters, crafters, designers, and all those who aspire to a fun, color-filled, modern lifestyle.