Introduces a hip collection of ninety-nine do-it-yourself patterns, along with easy-to-follow instructions, materials lists, and project difficulty ratings, for transforming a simple T-shirt into a stylish, one-of-a-kind garment. 30,000 first printing.
Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play
Author: Kimberly Wilson
Publisher: New World Library
Infuse your life with tranquility, panache, and a dash of joie de vivre As defined by the author, “a tranquilista is a woman who embraces her many sides: spiritual (she’s a tranquility-seeker), creative (loves style), and entrepreneurial (calls her own shots). She hearts fashion and philanthropy...entertaining and enlightenment....She is full of aspirations and always seeking inspiration. Oh, and she sparkles. Literally.” Presenting a potpourri of real-world tips, inspiration from modern-day muses, and savvy sources for further exploration, Tranquilista offers everything you need to bring balance and bliss into your everyday life. With spirituality as its foundation, the book highlights creative individual expression and offers an entrepreneurial approach to everything from homemaking to brand building. Step-by-step projects and to-dos cover a tranquilista’s key pursuits: meditation, setting goals, personal style, living green, and even launching a nonprofit. The aim throughout is to help you realize — and revel in — your unique potential to make a splash and make a difference.
Introduces nearly one hundred ways to transform a scarf--old or new--into stylish, one-of-a-kind fashions or hip accessories with the help of a few basic tools and skills, in an illustrated handbook that includes step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-color photographs. 30,000 first printing.
From the authors of the enormously popular Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects comes an all-new selection of innovative ideas. These projects have been chosen especially to engage tweens and teens—and have been field-tested by YA librarian Amy Alessio’s Teen Corps, students in grades 6–12 at the Schaumburg Township (IL) Public Library. For maximum fun, this book Includes a variety of crafts that make use of recycled and repurposed materials Lists the tools and equipment needed for each project, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs Assigns a difficulty level, ideal group size, and suggests a timeframe for each activity Offers several “Quick-fire” options to fit crafting into shorter time slots With numerous projects easy enough to be assembled in the library either by groups or someone working alone, this book will get YA librarians, educators, and their students whipping up creative crafts in no time!
ELLEgirl, the international style bible for girls who dare to be different, is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., and is accessible on the web at ellegirl.elle.com/. ELLEgirl provides young women with insider information on fashion, beauty, service and pop culture in a voice that, while maintaining authority on the subject, includes and amuses them.
Ambitious high school senior Efrain Rodriguez dreams of escaping the South Bronx for an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale. But how is his family going to afford to pay for a prestigious university when Moms has to work insane hours to put food on the table as it is? And Efrain wouldn’t dare ask that good-for-nothing father of his who has traded his family in for younger models. Left with few options, Efrain chooses to do something he never thought he would. He embarks on a double life—honor student by day, drug peddler at night—convinced that by temporarily capitulating to society’s negative expectations of a boy like him, he can eventually defy them. Sofia Quintero makes a stunning debut writing for young adults with this gritty, complex, and real exploration of the life of an urban teen whose attempt to leave one world behind for a better one could cost him everything. From the Hardcover edition.
The authors offer a collection of decidedly chic, deceptively quick designs for couture-looking bag, all made with everyday items from around the house, with each project including a difficulty rating, detailed instructions and full-color photos. Original.