Arts and Crafts
Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life
Garden Made
A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801745
Winner of the 2016 IPPY Award Gold Medal for Home & Garden

40 down-to-earth ideas for inspired garden crafts, including containers, handmade gifts, outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, and more.

Blending the pleasures of gardening with the joys of crafting, Garden Made showcases over forty projects to adorn your garden, beautify your home, or give as gifts. Following the natural cycle of the garden in all its seasons--yes, even winter --these garden-inspired projects, made by hand and finished with finesse, are the perfect way to express your love of the garden in fresh ways. With full step-by-step instructions, as well as gardening tips and advice, Garden Made will inspire seasoned and novice gardeners, and everyone in between.
The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything
The Martha Manual
How to Do (Almost) Everything
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328927326
Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert--together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations

Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many worlds upon which she's built her domestic empire, she can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it's organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for the not-so-common conundrums, such as how to transport a decorated cake, bathe a cat, or fold an American flag. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights in an easy-to-follow format, this is the manual you need to learn how to do everything--the Martha way.
A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning
A Craftsman's Legacy
Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616208368
A book for makers, for seekers of all kinds, an exhilarating look into the heart and soul of artisans--and how their collective wisdom can inspire us all. "Despite our technological advances, we're busier than ever, our lives more frazzled. That's why the handmade object, created with care and detail, embodying a history and a tradition, is enormously powerful. It can cut through so much and speak in ways that we don't often hear, or that we've forgotten." --Eric Gorges, from A Craftsman's Legacy In this joyful celebration of skilled craftsmen, Eric Gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, taps into a growing hunger to get back to what's real. Through visits with fellow artisans--calligraphers, potters, stone carvers, glassblowers, engravers, woodworkers, and more--many of whom he's profiled for his popular television program, Gorges identifies values that are useful for all of us: taking time to slow down and enjoy the process, embracing failure, knowing when to stop and when to push through, and accepting that perfection is an illusion. Most of all, A Craftsman's Legacy shows how all of us can embrace a more creative and authentic life and learn to focus on doing what we love.
Unfurling: A Mixed-Media Workshop with Misty Mawn: Inspiration and Techniques for Self-Expression Through Art
Unfurling
A Mixed-Media Workshop with Misty Mawn: Inspiration and Techniques for Self-Expression Through Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1592536883

Unfurling is a creative workshop in book form, offering a unique mix of motivation and technique exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Written by Misty Mawn, these pages will inspire anyone who wishes to open up more to the process of making art. It has also made the Top 10 Home & Garden list for Amazon's Best Books of 2011

This book begins with art exercises in drawing and painting that include portraiture, contour drawing, backgrounds, layering, and working with a still life, followed by collage and image transfer techniques. The second section offers exercises and projects in stamp carving, paper pottery, sculpture, origami, paper doll making, and surface design. These tactile explorations offer an enjoyment of the process as well as wonderful handmade projects. The last section shares a variety of approaches to visual journaling. There are instructions for binding your own journal, prompts and ideas for working on your pages, and a variety of exercises using photography and poetry as ways to inspire and inform your journal keeping. You'll also find a set of gift book plates and a beautiful paper doll designed by the author and printed on perforated cardstock in the back of the book.

Tap into your inner creativity and explore new artistic processes with Unfurling

Le Corbuffet: Edible Art and Design Classics
Le Corbuffet
Edible Art and Design Classics
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791384724
New York Magazines Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books of 2019
One of The Architect's Newspaper's Fall Must-Reads

Home-cooking meets highbrow art in this one-of-a-kind cookbook that uses food to create edible interpretations of modern and contemporary sculptures, paintings, architecture, and design.

It started as a series of dinner parties that Esther Choi--artist, architectural historian, and self-taught cook--hosted for friends after she stumbled across an elaborate menu crafted for Walter Gropius in 1937. Combining a curiosity about art and design with a deeply felt love of cooking, Choi has assembled a playful collection of recipes that are sure to spark conversation over the dinner table. Featuring Choi's own spectacular photography, these sixty recipes riff off famous artists or architects and the works they are known for. Try Quiche Haring with the Frida Kale-o Salad, or the Robert Rauschenburger followed by Flan Flavin. This cookbook is strikingly beautiful and provocative as it blurs the boundaries between art and everyday life and celebrates food in an engaging and imaginative way.
The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'
The Foxfire Book of Simple Living
Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'
Paperback      ISBN: 0804173109

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.
Plant Craft: 30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Plant Craft
30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604696494
Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space

Not everyone has a garden--but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You'll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.
The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
Paperback      ISBN: 1589239431

Homemade soaps, scrubs, salves, lotions, and other bath and body products have been popping up all over the places from craft fairs to Etsy and it's no surprise why. Soap making is a fun and creative hobby that you can do right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Want to learn how? Look no further. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making is an A-Z primer on all things soap making.

Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process. You'll be a pro in no time

Each chapter focuses on a specific method, demonstrating the basic process as well as decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging to impress your friends, family, and maybe even customers So grab your creativity and some great ingredients and let's get started.

Paint by Sticker: Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!
Paint by Sticker
Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!
Paperback      ISBN: 0761187235

Introducing a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages.

Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings." The images--including sunflowers, a fox, a hummingbird in mid-flight, two boats on the water--are rendered in "low-poly," a computer graphics style that creates a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next--it's an activity that's utterly absorbing as you watch a "painting" emerge from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, spirit.

The pages are perforated for easy removal, making it simple to frame the completed images.

Knit Christmas Stockings: 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1612122523

Make this holiday one your family will remember forever With these 19 simple and fun patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful Christmas stockings for everyone on Santa's list. Gwen W. Steege offers innovative ideas for crafting unique stockings full of personality, regardless of whether you're looking for wacky or whimsical, classically beautiful or daintily darling. Transform smaller skeins and project leftovers into ministockings for pets or tree ornaments. Clear some room on the mantle and knit yourself a merry little Christmas.