New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
A guide for outdoor enthusiasts highlights the world's most extreme adventures, including participating in the Ironman triathlon, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and climbing Antarctica's highest peak.
"This is a handy pocket guide for the day hiker with easy-to-follow directions to the high country and peaks surrounding Telluride and beyond. Helpful maps are included at the beginning of each chapter. Many of the seventy-five hikes are illustrated with photos along with listings of elevation, distance, time, and ease of trails to help travelers through their journey"--Provided by publisher.
Collects comic strips from the website TheOatmeal.com, including "Why I don't cook at home," "The pros and cons of living with your significant other," and "How to fix any computer."
More than twenty inexpensive parties you can throw for your kids. Includes Do-it-yourself crafts and games as well as recipes that can be mixed and matched.
"A collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, NGBS outlines the green practices that can be incorporated into new homes, including multifamily buildings, as well as home remodeling and additions, hotels and dormitories, and residential land developments."--Back cover.
Presents one hundred lace knitting projects, providing instructions for making such items as hats, scarves, shawls, stoles, socks, gloves, and cuffs.
Join author Brenda Anderson and her fascination with scary-cute creatures to crochet. In this collection Brenda presents 23 accessories and toys, featuring furry monsters, carnivorous plants, killer robots, and menacing tiki figures. While there are some literal monsters in the bunch--toys and amigurumi--discover a majority of projects that are wearable accessories and garments. Some projects, such as a robot-themed intarsia blanky, are aimed specifically at children, while many others are for adults and teens who want to have a little fun. Brenda shows how to tackle all the sewing and applique techniques required in her patterns, including how to install zippers, as well as subtle tricks for achieving personality in your critters in "The Principles of Cuteness." Beastly Crochet is a book that is as fun to read as it is to crochet from!
For both beginner and experienced doll enthusiasts. Learn the basics, try new techniques, and sprinkle in your own unique embellishing style.
Brosh is a connoisseur of the human condition. In her typical self-deprecating and dramatic manner (hence the hyperbole reference), she tells personal stories that name things we can all relate to, including fear, love, depression and hope. Perhaps the most endearing thing about her writing is that she approaches her subject matter from a vulnerable, childlike place, complete with Paintbrush caricatures that have arguably already earned iconic status. . . . Part graphic novel, part confessional, overall delightful.
The global sport of running has captured people's imagination since the first competitive race several thousand years ago. Hundreds of running races are held every day and the biggest of those are watched by millions of people. Races featured range from ten second sprints to several days worth of running over hundreds of miles. There are running races included from every continent and most are open to anyone in the world.
Bright holiday colors and motifs abound in this treasury of Christmas stocking patterns inspired by traditional Scandanavian designs. Detailed pattern charts, including a complete alphabet for personalizing stockings with family member names, and designs to create a stocking cap, patterned mittens, and whimsical leg warmers accompany the unique stocking designs included within.
"It features fifteen pieces of art relating to the topic of Christmas, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings' subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith"-- Provided by publisher.
"Rather, this book offers a modern perspective on the three fundamental methods for sewing quilt blocks: traditional piecing, foundation piecing, and applique. Each section begins with the basics about techniques and materials. The twenty-five blocks in each section include patterns, cutting instructions, and illustrations of possible settings and combinations with other blocks. These seventy-five quilt blocks represent a fraction of the possible quilt blocks, but provide a solid foundation for quilters of all skill levels."--P.  of cover.
A complete guide to food, decorations and gifts for the holiday season, with a feast of recipes and projects. It features over 200 recipes for all types of Christmas dishes and party food, including Roquefort Tartlets, Filet Mignon with Mushrooms, Ginger Florentines and Buck's Fizz.