Thanks to craft diva Alison Jenkins, you'll never look at laundry (or looped terry) without envisioning an absorbent work of art. The lost art of towel origami, which dates back to the reign of Cleopatra, is revisited in stunning detail inside this 96-page booklet. The Little Book of Towel Origami features fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, project templates, folding techniques, and full-color photographs of more than 10 completed projects ranging from a palm tree, a ladybug, and a swan, to a pooch, a monkey, an elephant, and more.
You'll never look at laundry (or looped terry) again without envisioning an absorbent work of art. The Lost Art of Towel Origami, a fun and quirky art form, is revisited in stunning detail in the Towel Origami Pack--complete with instructions, towels, and pairs of wobbly eyes. Alison Jenkins extols the virtues of looped terry cloth inside this quirky gift set. Components include two magically expandable towels, two packages of whirly eyes, and a 64-page booklet featuring fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs of 12 completed projects. The booklet includes a short introduction as well as pointers on towel basics, shapes, and folding techniques. Charm your houseguests by skillfully creasing and crinkling your linen into a menagerie of absorbent art. Cuddly critters include: * Polar Bear * Monkey * Lobster * Frog * Elephant * and more!
Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage. On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline–test the limits of the crew’s customer service. But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time
Author: Ken Albala
Read Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger's blogs and view their pictures on the Penguin Community. It's time to take back the kitchen. It's time to unlock the pantry and break free from the shackles of ready-made, industrial food. It's time to cook supper. The Lost Art of Real Cooking heralds a new old-fashioned approach to food-laborious and inconvenient, yet extraordinarily rewarding and worth bragging about. From jam, yogurt, and fresh pasta to salami, smoked meat, and strudel, Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger arm you with the knowledge and skills that let you connect on a deeper level with what goes into your body. Ken and Rosanna celebrate the patience it takes to make your own sauerkraut and pickles. They divulge the mysteries of capturing wild sourdoughs and culturing butter, the beauty of rendering lard, making cheese, and brewing beer, all without the fancy toys that take away from the adventure of truly experiencing your food. These foods were once made by the family, in the home, rather than a factory. And they can still be made in the smallest kitchens without expensive equipment, capturing flavors that speak of place and personality. What you won't find here is a collection of rigid rules for the perfect meal. Ken and Rosanna offer a wealth of recipes, history, and techniques that start with the basics and evolve into dishes that are entirely your own.
At first everything appears safe, although the posada where they're staying is almost empty. They hear sounds at night that Sam believes to be gunfire, but are told the noises are only fireworks in a neighboring village. An American woman staying at the posada goes out for a walk and doesn't return. Soldiers station themselves in the town plaza. Jenna does not consider herself a risk taker, yet she now finds herself in a situation where everything she's believed stable is threatened, and she must act in ways she's never anticipated. In spare and luminous prose, this novella examines the lives of two people who set out to explore a foreign land and discover what they must actually explore are their own assumptions about themselves.
Do you know how to fight off an alligator? Throw a four-seam fastball? Mix the perfect martini? How about Ben Franklin’s 13 Rules of Improvement? Learn all this and more in the new expanded paperback edition of Frank Miniter’s New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide. Broken into seven sections—survivor, provider, athlete, hero,romantic, cultured man, and philosopher—Miniter teaches guys the skills,attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man.
20 Knitted Designs for the Fashion-Conscious Toddler
Author: Alison Jenkins
Publisher: Perigee Trade
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A collection of knitting projects for hipster parents and those with a sense of humor including Elvis, Mohawk, and cupcake hats; monster booties; furry bear feet socks and mittens; and a tiny biker jacket with embroidered wings. Original.