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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"Discover an irresistible collection of 12 baby quilts from talented designer Myra Harder. Featuring fast and fun designs, this book shows how to create the perfect quilt for a special little someone. Learn techniques such as easy plush appliqué, curved seams, and monogrammed lettering. Choose from a wide variety of styles and showcase a delightful array of fabrics. Create quilts that are so pleasing to the eye, they can be used as special wall hangings as well as for cuddling"--Page 4 of cover.

This craft book presents 35 delightfully unique and sophisticated projects for decorating the home, accessories, and stationery with washi tape. With helpful how-to illustrations, easy-to follow techniques for working with washi, and photos of the finished projects, Fun with Washi makes it easy to add colorful accents everywhere.

"Descriptions of more than 80 scenic hikes to or starting at more than 140 hot springs in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia"-- Provided by publisher.

The author recounts his harrowing experiences of being trapped for six days in Blue John Canyon in Utah and having to amputate his own right arm in order to save his own life.

You've seen gorgeous crochet items online or in boutique shops and would love to learn to create them yourself. Gilbank shows you how, with step-by-step instructions that teach you how to hook your way to a wonderful new skill.

Learn how to transform candy, cereal, paper plates, and balloons into whimsical party favors, decorations, costumes, cards, wearable accessories, and more.

Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color narrates Bill Cooke's 2011 hike of the 486-mile Colorado Trail, the length of which was a personal high for him in 35 years of backpacking. A common expression among long distance backpackers is "no pain equals no gain." In this book, you'll read of the "pain" manifested in the struggle of the journey, and you'll read of the "gains," the triumphs as Bill and his hiking companion Keith "Northern Harrier" Bance savor the many rewards of this enchanting trail.

"Designer Melissa Lunden presents contemporary sewing and quilting patterns to beautify living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and nurseries. With beginner-friendly instructions and a range of techniques, this book is ideal for all skill levels. Create pillows, place mats, napkins, a crib sheet and accessories, plushies, a play mat and much more. Personalize your home using these simple, clean, appealing designs."--Page [4] of cover.

On the décor blog A beautiful mess, Larson and Chapman have shown you how to paint, craft and decorate you way to a colorful space with distinct personality. Now their book is filled with new ideas and projects to help you make your own mark on your home.

A celebration of color by one of the first women National Geographic photographers devotes each chapter to a color while providing inspirational essays that explore each color's qualities, meaning and symbolism, in a sumptuously photographed tribute that includes coverage of "unseen color" as revealed by new technologies.