on the Edge: The Essential Collection of Decorative Borders
is a knitting book with a difference. It's an amazing guide
to 350 types of edgings and decorative borders that will inspire
you to create one of a kind pieces to add designer style to
your wardrobe. Fringes, ruffles, lace, flora, loops, tassels,
points and picots are all explained and a super collection
of patterns from a ruffled bag to a vintage lace pullover
are included to get you started.
Circle" Easy Crochet: 50 Fashion and Home Projects
collection of crochet patterns from Family Circle. I particularly
loved the delicate edgings for romantic cushions and heirloom
tablecloths and the luxurious scuptural cream cushion cover.
There are also some very pretty blankets and throws, as well
as sweet cardigans for little girls and big ones too, pretty
lacy shawls, tote bags and sweaters, all graded as easy, intermediate
or advanced, and comes with basic crochet instructions too.
collection of quick and easy to crochet designs for little
ones. Crochet is easy to learn from the instructions included
in the book and garments grow quickly, often finished in
a few evenings. You will soon be making the ballet style
cardigan, the warming Winter set of bag, hat, wrist and
legwarmers, the sweetest baby bootees, the hat and mitts
crocheted in the round with no sewing up required or one
of the wonderful soft sweaters and chunky cardigans guaranteed
to keep kids fashionable, cute and cosy.
in four adults in the UK are now clinically obese while at
the same time 1.1 million of us suffer from an eating disorder.
Something clearly has to be done. In this book Dr Christian
Jessen uses science, medicine and common sense to get us back
on track. There are chapters on weight and body image, the
dangers of being supersize or superskinny, changing your relationship
with food for the better and more lighthearted chapters such
as Gillian McKeith's Extra Helpings and a report on eight
popular fad diets. Then you will find eating plans and recipes
to help you reach your ideal weight whatever your current
size. Sensible and supportive this book will help yopu have
a happy, healthy attitude towards food.
Sewing for Beginners: 25 Fabulous Items to Make for Your Home
sewing book that begins with the basics, useful equipment
and essential stitches and follows this with 25 really lovely,
yet simple projects to make for your home. Extremely good
step-by-step photographic instructions and the lay flat flip-page
design makes it easy to keep the instructions at hand while
you work on the gorgeous designs, which include table runners,
simple cushions, bolsters, a beaded, quilted throw, a lined
linen basket, dining chair covers, duffel bag, nappy stacker,
children's tee-pee and all with ideas for variations too.
a nostalgic trip down your culinary memory lane to the food
that was so much a part of our favourite children's litereature.
Remember the ginger biscuits enjoyed in Enid Blyton's Famous
Five adventures, the Secret Seven's rock buns, the Malory
Towers tuck boxes and midnight feasts and scrumptious muffins
in Milly Molly Mandy's cosy home. Extracts from the original
books are followed by recipes for the treats described in
them, from Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Lemonade to Aunt Fanny's
Treacly, Sticky Ginger Cake and Paddington Bear's Marmalade
Buns. The recipes catapult you straight back to your childhood
and will have you planning perfect picnics and homemade feasts
for your own children and reminding you to share these fabulous
stories with them too.
of Delia's delicious vegetarian recipes gathered together
into one book has to be a great idea. The gorgeous photography
will tempt you to try recipes for soups, starters, egg and
cheese dishes, pasta, noodles, grains. pulses and vegetables,
plus ideas for entertaining and mouth watering puddings, cakes
and biscuits. Super addition to your cookery book collection
or would make a lovely gift for any keen cook, vegetarian
Designer Decorating Secrets: Exclusive Design Ideas from the
inspiring photographs and 750 secret tips from top designers
make this new book the next best thing to having your own
architect, designer and decorator on hand, whether you are
working on a complete house renovation or just want to give
a tired space a fresh new look. Scale and proportion, lighting,
colour and pattern are all covered, as well as creating family
friendly rooms, solutions for small spaces, art and accessories,
outdoor rooms and lovely ideas for entertaining and table
this super book Vivienne Bolton shows us how to turn some
of the beautiful papers available today into 3D and pop-up
cards, hanging mobiles, cute gift bags, gorgeous keepsake
boxes, original gift wraps, photo albums, collages, bookmarks,
wedding stationary, party invitations and envelopes of all
kinds. With excellent photographs and instructions for each
project plus a guide to the materials, equipment and techniques
used, this is a fabulous addition to any crafter's book collection
and one that will inspire them to recreate the designs in
the book and give lots of ideas to use the stamping, scoring,
origami, weaving, fringing and folding techniques in future
projects of their own.
flower arrangements for busy people who love colour and perfume
but don't have hours to spend arranging flowers in old fashioned
fussy ways. After some advice on choosing unsual containers
and conditioning your flowers to make them last as long as
possible, Avril O'Donnell's simple arrangements using fruit,
leaves and twigs as well as gorgeous blooms, will give you
the confidence to decorate your home with the bounty of the
seasons and to show off your skills with stylish party centrepieces
and gift arrangements.
is the rediscovered art of knitting brought bang up to date,
using an array of exciting new yarns and designer look patterns
that really do have the wow factor. The first part of the book
covers basic stitiches, finishing and garment care, plus fancier
techniques such as using beads and sequins in your knitting.
Then enjoy the 25 clear and consise patterns for special occasion
sweaters and jackets, a beaded clutch bag, a rose corsage, lacy
fingerless mitts, a gorgeous and easy to make fake furry bolero,
a pretty beaded cardigan, a studded denim blue jacket and lots
more unique and stylish items.
How to Enjoy Food at Its Best
guide to eating seasonally and as locally as possible, following
the natural rhytms of the year for the freshest and tastiest
produce. How to choose, store and prepare each ingredient,
plus the history and appearance of each, makes this a book
you will return to again and again. There are also 200 delicious
recipes to help you make the most of each seasonal harvest,
treat your taste buds and lessen the miles between the farm
and your kitchen. Lots of inspiring photographs too.
and templates for 24 of the cutest baby outfits you will ever
see. Written by costume designer Bettine Roynon, clear instructions
and step-by-step photographs ensure that with just basic sewing
skills you can create peacocks, mermaids, toadstools, flowerbuds,
dragons, turtles and lots more fabulous costumes that will
give lots of fun for birthday parties, creative playtime or
special family occasions. A treat!
Big Book of Wok: 365 Fast, Fresh and Delicious Recipes
in Western kitchens for it's fast and healthy stir frying this
book shows us that the wok is a far more versatile cooking tool
that can adapt itself to steaming, blanching, braising, deep
frying or even smoking food. Traditional and fresh new recipes
for appetizers and soups, salads and side dishes, noodles and
rice, meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes will inspire
you to use your wok to create many interesting and tasty dishes
that are as much a feast for the eyes as a treat for the palate.
Taking Great Family Photographs
winning professional photographer Mark Cleghorn reveals tricks
of the trade picked up over 20 years as he explains how to get
great photographs of your friends and family. Basic techniques
and choice of equipment and lighting are followed by excellent
ideas to improve poses, groupings and general composition that
will make all the difference to the finished photograph. Digital
image processing on the computer is also covered in this fabulous
book that will inspire you to be more creative with your family
snaps and give you the knowledge and confidence to take memorable
images to treasure.
are simple creatures as we know, so when they have to get a
handle on something as important as childcare, it's best given
to them in a format they are used to, with lots of pictures!
This fabulous book, published by Haynes, famous for their car
manuals, is full of ideas and instructions for activities that
Dads can share with their children during precious and sometimes
rare time together. The kids will love it when Dad builds ramps
for bikes and skateboards, makes a gorgeous doll's house or
a child size play house for the garden, teaches them magic tricks,
makes toys or makes smoothies and pizza. There are so many good
ideas, stargazing, beachcombing, gardening, treasure hunting
that you can confidently leave your man at home with the kids,
take the car and indulge in a little solo retail therapy. Sounds
like a plan!