The weaving of fabulous worlds, with words and with fabrics, has occupied humans from all countries and cultures for thousands of years. This collection brings you the best of these yarns, spun through the ages by communities near and far.
Influenced by writers and artists from the Victorian era, this lovely anthology introduces children to all kinds of fairies: elves, pixies, leprechauns and hobgoblins. The collection of stories, poems and snippets of fairy lore come from Britain and Ireland.
With twelve beloved stories meant for reading aloud and more than one hundred glorious illustrations, Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales is destined to become a family favorite! Every turn of the page brings fresh delight as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, and others come to life as only Mary Engelbreit could have imagined them. Images of Rapunzel alone in her tower, Cinderella’s pumpkin becoming a golden carriage, and Thumbelina's search for a home are unforgettable. Richly sparkling art in splendid colors, warm humor, and all of the charm found in Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales make it a treasure with immediate appeal and long-lasting value. You’ll want to share it with those you love.
A beautiful collection of brand new Tilda projects, featuring seasonal designs in Tone Finnanger's quirky style. Each chapter is themed on a classic children's story, such as Pinocchio, Bambi, The Nutcracker and The Princess and the Pea. Projects include new doll designs (ballerinas, princesses, soldiers and various animals), as well as gifts and decorations using the latest range of Tilda fabrics and products.
This first book by famous textile artist Mister Finch is a gorgeous collection of the artist's fantastical, one-of-a-kind creatures. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, as well as British folklore, Finch mingles fairytales and reality to create a magical world all his own. Peek inside Finch's Yorkshire studio, a place brimming with buttons and scraps of fabric, where spindly-legged spiders keep watch over mischievous hares and carpet-winged moths perch majestically atop bookshelves. Finch's critters have been called "wonderfully peculiar and completely charming," "a joy for the eye and the soul." Many of these pieces were born of treasures lost and forgotten: velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures. The pages of this book are strewn with creatures who prove that anything is possible in the fairytale world of Mister Finch.
Once upon a time a cruel King decided to betroth his motherless daughter to an Ogre in exchange for fifty wagons filled with silver. When the Princess learns what her father has done, she is horrified. But she is as clever as she is beautiful. Quickly, the Princess devises a plan to escape and, relying on her own spunk and good sense, ultimately marries the man she chooses for herself.
This is a gorgeous collection of fresh, Spring-themed sewing projects using the latest Tilda fabrics and embellishments. You can choose from a stunning variety of sewing and papercraft designs, including bags, soft toys, fabric boxes and unique decorations. The colour palette used includes shades of red, pink, white, pale green, azure blue and cyan. Inside Tilda’s Spring Ideas you will find two chapters filled with beautiful projects inspired by springtime. In the first chapter, Garden Party, you will find new angels sporting trouser suits, denim jackets and crochet summer hats, perfect for adorning any picnic table, plus gorgeous décor ideas; cute cupcake garlands, and beautiful dog table roses, and festive bags. You will also meet Bug, a funny guy who takes care of the party’s delicacies; too busy to worry about carbs and calories! If you have a passion for needlework, in the second chapter, Sewing Workshop, you will find ideas for sewing fanatics. You are introduced to a sewing angel inspired by Marilyn Monroe, with a cheeky bright red sewing machine. There are also lovely little storage boxes, cute sewing kits and Tone’s personal favourite; the pinwheels. The projects are accompanied by clear instructions, gorgeous photographs and colour illustrations; perfect for crafters of all abilities. So with Spring in the air, why not head to your sewing workroom and create these gorgeous Spring-inspired projects for your home, garden party or as gifts for friends.
Sew your way to happily ever after! Bring story time to life with this collection of imaginative projects. Drawing inspiration from classic fairy tales, author Heidi Boyd adds a modern twist to everything from huggable softies such as the magical Unicorn to interactive toys such as Snow White's Cottage Tote. Sleeping Beauty's Castle Quilt brings sweet dreams to any child's room, and the Rapunzel Pillow is perfect for cuddling and play. Readily available cottons, felts, yarns and embroidery floss plus clear instructions and detailed illustrations make sewing simple and straightforward so you can spend less time sewing and more time enjoying your favorite fairy tales.
Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Little Red Hen, and nine other tales are brought to life in this superb treasury. The delightful characters will become storyland friends for life for children who meet them here. Just wait until your child sees the Giant's expression as he cries, "Fee, fi, fo, fum," or the adorable Elves dancing in the Shoemaker's cottage! The Ginger-bread Boy's candy buttons and the dazzling feathers of the Ugly Duckling are among the many inviting details to discover with each new look. A collection of nursery tales so child friendly, rewarding, and full of fun could only have come from the rich and playful imagination of Mary Engelbreit.
Highly Recommended and Award-winning Books, Grades K-8
Author: Beth Bartleson Zarian
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes, or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this handy guide to nearly 800 award-winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature.
The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America's First Artist Community
Author: Linda Leigh Paul
Publisher: Universe Pub
Homes in Carmel, California's residential district, which contains many of the country's most charming but rarely seen cottages, are seen more advantageously in this collection of more than 250 photographs that show the uniqueness of the local architecture. Color photos.
Planning Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking the Bank
Author: Desiree Hartsock,Sarah Morgan
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Extraordinary wedding on an ordinary budget Desiree Siegfried-Hartsock, star of ABC’s The Bachelorette (2013 season), gives her best advice on how to have an extraordinary wedding, on an ordinary budget. In My Fairytale Wedding, Siegfried-Hartsock demystifies wedding planning and budgeting, offering super-practical tips on how to make your wedding a fabulous and memorable event. From small family weddings at home to breath-taking destination weddings, Siegfried-Hartsock guides you through everything you need for your dream wedding without breaking the bank.
An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.