A gorgeous collection of Spring-themed quilting and stitching designs from top fabric designer Lynette Anderson, including table runners, wall hangings and larger quilts, as well as smaller, quick-to-stitch gifts, all featuring Lynette's new fabric range from Lecien. Beautiful fabrics, fresh colours and cute designs are enhanced by a book design that captures Lynette’s heart-warming, quirky style.
'Fabulously funny and festive. An absolute treat full of warmth and romance' - Alex Brown, author of The Secret of Orchard Cottage A wonderful, heart-warming Christmas novel from Chrissie Manby, perfect for curling up with in front of the fire. What could be more magical at Christmas than a fairy tale come true? It's the festive season and the members of the Newbay Theatre Society, more commonly known as the NEWTS, are preparing to put on a show. Being cast as Cinderella is the realization of a dream for newcomer Kirsty, not least because she hopes starring in a panto under the direction of her boyfriend Jon will bring them closer together. But Kirsty soon learns that it's not all glitter and good cheer behind the scenes at the amateur theatre as bitter rivalries nurtured through decades, wardrobe mishaps and suspicious near-fatal accidents threaten to derail the production. And then there's Prince Charming himself. Will working together with Jon bring Kirsty her happy ever after... or reveal their love to be nothing but a 'showmance'? With Christmas just around the corner, it's going to take more than a Fairy Godmother to get Kirsty and her cast-mates to the ball. What readers are saying about A Fairy Tale for Christmas: 'Filled with Christmas cheer...a captivating story!' 'A lovely, warm read...highly, highly recommended!' 'A beautiful sparkly warm festive book that will have you feeling ready for the Christmas season!' 'A warm, funny, festive read... an unmissable festive treat' 'A gorgeous, funny, touching story... I was hooked from the first page!'
Appliqué that Looks Needle-Turned, with No Hand Sewing! Create machine-sewn appliqué that looks like you spent hours needle turning by hand. Use fast assembly-line techniques to reduce preparation time. Learn to adjust your machine to create stitches that no one will believe were machine sewn. Have fun with fancy stitching, decorative threads, and appliqué trapunto. Try out the techniques on 9 traditional-style wallhangings. If you hate hand sewing, or can't sew by hand, or you simply like to do everything the fastest, easiest way, this clever new appliqué method is just what you've been waiting for. Beth Ferrier's breezy style makes learning fun. This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt.
What is the impact on a soldier who has a close encounter with death? What physical and emotional scars does a soldier bring home from a warzone? And what does the soldier maintain from these extreme experiences? Marked for Life tells the spectacular story of the tattoos soldiers from The Danish Royal Life Guard got before, during and after their missions abroad. More than 60 soldiers show and tell the texts and images, they have marked in ink on their body to maintain their personal stories from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. Marked for Life is photographed by world renowned photographer and World Press Photo-winner Jan Grarup.
“Knitting [has] projects beginning knitters will be comforatble trying out...all illustrated by bright, colorful photographs and explained in simple instructions....This one’s fun.”—Booklist. “All projects are suitable for beginning knitters who will appreciate the author’s detailed guidelines for substituting yarns. Recommended for public libraries.” —Library Journal.
An Illustrated Narrative of The Vehicles I Have Traveled By
Author: GVG Mavoor
Publisher: Notion Press
A kaleidoscopic view of Indian society as seen by a lower middle class person through the years gone by, observing the changes, from a nascent independent nation with hopes to a nation propped up on unfounded claims of greatness to be attained. A nation slowly slithering back into the future, unbothered and unnoticed by anyone! The book begins with some simple incidents from the life of the author comically depicted and leads to more pertinent issues. Funny, serious and agitating! The author points out the ironic nature of society in his inimitable comic style erupting laughter and serious thoughts among the readers. A book for all ages! A must read for all!
Quilters already know that appliqu� is one of the simplest yet most rewarding ways to decorate cloth. What they're about to learn is how to blend into their quilt projects just about anything from their collections of threads, yarns, cords, and wool, along with their beads, buttons, and trinkets of every shape and size. Among the 25 projects featured here: Four Seasons Wall Hanging, Ginko Leaf Table Runner, Fish Pillow, Quilt Block Tote Bag, Nine Patch Heart Panel, Bird Purse, Holiday Chair Cover, and Snuggly Fall Blanket. Patterns, instructions, illustrations of each step, and color photos of finished projects, cover both machine and hand sewing. Playful tips suggest ways to mix designs among all your projects.
The most complete guide to sewing basics People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing. Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.