Keep those dear little ones warm and stylish with fresh and modern crochet projects for babies, toddlers, and young girls to wear. Simply Sweet Crochet offers 18 easy-to-crochet projects for adorable hats, headbands, cowls, collars, and more.
Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping
Author: Kerry Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women’s true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor list that includes notable female writers like Emily Chenoweth, Ophira Eisenberg, Allison Amend, and Aryn Kyle, the essays each shine light on the particular impact shopping has on all of us. Whether they’re cleaning out closets of loved ones, hiding a shoplifting habit, trying out extreme couponing, dividing up family possessions, or buying a brand-new car while in labor, the book’s contributors vacillate between convincing themselves to spend and struggling not to. This illuminating anthology links the effects shopping has on our emotions — whether it fills us with guilt, happiness, resentment, or doubt — our self-worth, and our relationships with parents, grandparents, lovers, children, and friends.
This is a standard reference for anyone who is interested in the history of essential fashion accessory – the hat. The hats always were used to protect, to express identity, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. Main developments in the timeline of hats from ancient past to modern present, including the phenomenon of the must-have accessory covering the top of the head.
30 Patterns for Stunning Heirloom Keepsakes, Adorable Nursery Décor and Boutique-Quality Accessories
Author: Jennifer Dougherty
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From Bonnets to Bearskin Rugs . . . Sweet Crochet Projects for Baby & Family Create something extra special for the baby, toddler or child in your life with Jennifer Dougherty’s new book of better-than-boutique patterns. Find the same gorgeous textures and stylish designs that made her first book, Crochet Style, a hit with makers everywhere, this time for little ones of all ages. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift parents will treasure, choose from a selection of chic bonnets, beautiful blankets, creative car seat covers and more. Make baby’s first photo shoot over-the-top adorable with Jennifer’s original, one-of-a-kind Faux Bearskin Nursery Rug pattern. The whole family can keep warm in style with quick cold weather designs, including sizes through adults. This versatile collection for intermediate crocheters is one you’ll keep returning to for meaningful shower gifts, newborn photo props and cute toddler attire. Jennifer guides you through every step, providing tips, tricks and pointers for a perfect finished product without the guesswork. Each pattern combines sumptuous textures and delicate details with dependable construction for gorgeous, high-quality designs you won’t find anywhere else. These 30 timeless patterns, enhanced by your handmade touch, are sure to become one-of-a-kind family heirlooms.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated. Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more! These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
With Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, crocheters can have their cupcakes and wear them, too. The founder of her own popular line of food-inspired fashions, Twinkie Chan has whipped up a feast of head-turning scarves, mittens, hats, and more so that her many fans can learn to make her culinary creations at home. You'll find recipes for food-themed scarves that feature sushi, salad, gingerbread men, buttered toast, eggs and bacon, ice-cream cones, popcorn boxes, and more. You'll also learn how to make a pair of strawberry fingerless mittens, a chocolate cupcake hat complete with a cherry on top, and even a coconut-lemon cake tissue box cozy. Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies is divided into three chapters--Sweet Things, Fruits and Veggies, and Savory Stuff--and comes complete with an illustrated how-to section, lists of "ingredients" for each project, easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos and illustrations. Beginning and experienced crafters alike will go wild for these quirky, colorful, wearable confections.