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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Basic embroidery stitches are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations. Shows how to work from charted designs as well as following freeform or "doodle stitching." There are also brief tutorials on crewel work, ribbon embroidery, bargello, cross stitch, and even machine embroidery. Projects span an international range of embroidery, and experts demonstrate the different ways in which the techniques and stitches can be used. The book focuses on ideas for using needlework pieces around the home: pillows, table runners, and more.

The 1950s had rock 'n' roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion?and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen were the trio of rebel geniuses who made it great.

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

"Technically, they're barely teenagers. But when it comes to the collision of murder and magic, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are the best damn detectives in England. And for good reason: They're not just crack investigators of supernatural crimes--they're victims. Edwin and Charles were both murdered decades ago, but that hasn't stopped them from teaming up to solve cases too strange for the living to touch. When Charles and Edwin save the life of Crystal Palace, an introverted teenager whose parents are the toast of England's avant-garde art scene, Charles develops a serious crush--and Crystal winds up at St. Hilarion's, the brutal boarding school that cost the Dead Boy Detectives their lives years ago. What hellish conspiracy is killing the students of St. Hilarion's? And can the Dead Boy Detectives team up with a living girl without giving up the ghost?"--p. [4] of cover.

In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream.

A collection of 20 sock patterns specially chosen from the first 10 issues of the eMagazine "Sockupied."

Outlines how to transform a kitchen into an inviting and efficient home space, providing coverage of topics from walls and flooring to storage and appliances.

"Cutest Ever Baby Toys to Knit includes an introduction to basic knitting skills, techniques, and terminology. Altogether it is the ideal book for beginning knitters, while providing an enjoyable source of inspiration for those with knitting experience. Knitted toys and nursery accessories in soft, cozy yarns make wonderful gifts. Picture your baby cuddled up with a cute red fox while taking a nap, or playing with an adorable penguin afterwards. There?s a snake, dinosaur and a very tame elephant with a colorful blanket. Small rattles, cheery mobiles and colorful booties as a bonus. Clear instructions and a delightful photograph accompany every toy in the book"--Amazon.com.

"Based on House Beautiful's popular monthly column, this little volume--revised and updated to include 130 new colors--is filled with 493 paints that professional interior designers have used successfully in their own rooms. It explains why they work and where they work best. From cheerful blues to adventurous reds, from soothing lavenders to sunny yellows, the colors you'll live with happily for years are right here."--Page [4] of cover.

Twenty-seven knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.

Instructions for sewing rag dolls and their clothes to make the perfect present. Crasbercu had designed patterns for 11 dolls and a wide range of outfits and accessories to sew, including hats, shoes and bags. The basic doll pattern can be used to sew all the dolls and then altered according to hair and eye color and hair style.

Presents detailed information on every step of kitchen and bath renovation, including floor plan ideas, storage strategies, decorating styles, product advice, and buying tips.

Introduces basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures.

"With her zany design sense, best-selling author Ana Paula Rímoli presents 16 practical, irresistible projects for the home. Create cushions, pillows, baskets, rugs, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

"Have you ever marveled at the design impact of a woven coverlet? Now you can make graphically stunning quilts featuring similar designs. The quilts look complicated, but there isn't a half-square triangle, quarter-square triangle, diamond, trapezoid, rhombus, curve, or inset in the entire book. Choose from an astonishing array of 15 unique patterns inspired by overshot weaving designs. Construct quilts from simple strip sets that are crosscut to yield the individual columns used to build each block. Stitch bold designs featuring circles, diamonds, and squares--all made using rectangles"--Page 4 of cover.

Crochet hats for any adventure! The ski slope-inspired hats in this collection will do more than just keep your family warm; these hats will give you a style all your own! Choose from 16 different hats for boys, girls, men and women with styles ranging from classic beanies to neon Mohawks, princess crowns, and more.

Superman and a team of villains take on a gang of tyrants.

Presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky ?kumihimo math? by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they?ll need for their future kumihimo projects.

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