Crafting the Perfect Holiday

Gooseberry Patch Christmas All Through the House Over 600 Holiday Recipes, Cheery Crafts and Easy-to-make Gifts for Flurries of Fun.


This hefty Christmas All Through the House is the largest Christmas book ever published by Gooseberry Patch, the homestyle, family-friendly company famous for its 13-year annual series of Christmas books. Three times larger than their other Christmas books, this collector's edition pulls the best of their reader-shared homespun ideas for food, fun, easy crafts, and gifts into one easy-to-use collection. The book's grand size and bountiful content...

Northern knits : designs inspired by the knitting traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles

Lucinda Guy.


Inspired by the knitting traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles, this collection of 20 stunning patterns for both traditional and contemporary women's garments and accessories is perfect for the modern knitter.

Beadalicious : 25 fresh, unforgettable jewelry projects for beads old and new

Sonya Nimri ; photography by Carrie Grim ; illustrations by Dany Paragouteva.


Beadalicious is bodalicious! Twenty-five fresh, fun, fabulous projects Everybody loves beading--it's one of the most popular categories in crafting. So why does every DIY jewelry book exactly the same? Except this one! Author and domestic diva Sonya Nimri breaks through the same-old same-old mold with 25 fresh, fashion-forward projects. From basic techniques to bodalicious trinkets, Beadalicious is packed with ideas and advice. Trendsters will lo...

New decoupage : transforming your home with paper, glue, and scissors

Durwin Rice ; photographs by George Ross.


Rice takes a fresh look at this traditional craft, demonstrating how to creatively transform an environment using just a few simple materials. He offers complete instructions for more than 18 unique projects, ranging from a delicate vase resembling fine porcelain to a dining room table adorned with generations of family photos.

The Farm Chicks Christmas : merry ideas for the holidays

Serena Thompson.


For "Farm Chick" Serena Thompson, Christmas means a house overflowing with ornaments, lights, and cherished treasures, and the aroma of baking cookies to welcome family and friends. Here, she shows us how to spread the magic of the season, with ideas for entertaining, decorating, tree trimming, charming crafts, and 17 recipes for yummy holiday sweets-plus tips for wrapping food and gifts. As in The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen , Serena weaves delig...

Button it up : 80 amazing vintage button projects for necklaces, bracelets, embellishments, housewares & more

Susan Beal.


80 cute-as-a-button projects.Buttons are back. Susan Beal, author of Bead Simple, details 80 fashionable projects including bold and beautiful pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and more. Also included are instructions for an eye-catching assortment of accessories and housewares, from bookmarks and keychains to purses, market totes, and embellished curtains. Readers will find fun sections on vintage button history and cult...

Fleecie pets : easy-to-make cuddly animal friends

Fiona Goble.


Need a friend? Make a friend! All it takes is cuddly fleece and basic sewing skills. Need a little love? Something to cuddle up with on those days when it seems like humanity has turned its back on you? Then you need Fleecie Pets . Make twelve adorable stuffed-toy animals using soft, soothing fleece fabric. The ten-inch-tall pets are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make--and they require no food, no water, nothing more than the most basic sewing ...

Making memory boxes : 35 beautiful projects

Anna Corba.


Say the words "memory box" and many people instantly think of shadow boxes. Not designer Anna Corba! She let her imagination run wild, went beyond the ordinary, and in the process totally redefined the tradition. Corba, author of the very successful Vintage Paper Crafts , creates romantic, charming projects that use such unexpected items as tins and wooden crates as a starting point. Outside, she decorates with buttons, polish, fabric, sheet musi...

Merry & bright : 301 festive ideas for celebrating Christmas

from the editors of Country living.


Make this Christmas season Merry & Bright with this delightful volume from the editors of Country Living . Every page is breathtaking, with over 301 enchanting ideas for celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, including fabulous tree-toppers and exceptional ornaments from paper dolls to leather baby shoes. Wreaths and garlands adorn bed frames, doorknobs, and even hang from chandeliers. There are mantelpiece and tabletop displays wit...

Bent, bound & stitched : collage, cards, and jewelry with a twist

Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione.


Bend, Shape and Stitch Your Creative Urges Into Expressive Works of Art! Dig out your craft supplies and dust off that forgotten stack of scrapbook papers. In the pages of Bent, Bound, and Stitched , the author of the wildly popular Collage Lost and Found shows you how to cut, glue and sew your way to dimensional collage works as unique as you are. Whether you're a collage artist ready for new techniques or a paper crafter looking to broaden your...

Christmas cottage : country-cottage style decorating, entertaining, collecting, and quilting inspirations for creating your dream Christmas

Lynette Jensen.


More than 200 full-color photos and illustrations highlight this book of decorating and entertaining ideas for Christmas. Includes complete step-by-step illustrations for quilting projects.

Mittens & hats for yarn lovers : detailed techniques for knitting in the round

Carri Hammett.


This book goes beyond a collection of projects to teach the reader useful information about the yarns and stitch patterns. Every project in Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers teaches the knitter something unique about the yarns/fibers that are used. Lessons are learned by knitting mittens and hats for kids and adults. Styles include quirky, perky, classic, and luxe-something for everyone! Containing about 30 projects, this book shows you project va...