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The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide
The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1593270542

What exactly is a slope? What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why is it bad to simply stack bricks in columns to make a wall? "The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" is here to answer your questions.Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, "The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.Inside, you'll learn: The best ways to connect bricks and creative uses for those patternsTricks for calculating and using scale (it's not as hard as you think)The step-by-step plans to create a train station on the scale of LEGO people (a.k.a. "minifigs")How to build spheres, jumbo-sized LEGO bricks, micro-scaled models, and a mini space shuttleTips for sorting and storing all of your LEGO pieces

"The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" also includes the Brickopedia, a visual guide to nearly 300 of the most useful and reusable elements of the LEGO system, with historical notes, common uses, part numbers, and the year each piece first appeared in a LEGO set.The firm foundation for your LEGO hobby starts here

Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves
Happy Gloves
Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves
Paperback      ISBN: 1557885397
Colorful gloves become adorable creations? from the author of Sock and Glove.

Whimsical and endearing, here are nineteen more softy sewing projects in the adorable, quirky aesthetic of Sock and Glove. Because who doesn't have a few odd gloves lying around?and who couldn't use another quietly cheerful small friend?

Includes complete instructions to make a chipmunk, frog, duck, flower, car, donkey, tiger, and more
Maskmaking
Maskmaking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871921782

From simple variations on brown paper bags to bal masqu designs, plaster and plasticene molds--the whole range

Fantastic Fairies And Their Friends
Fantastic Fairies And Their Friends
Paperback      ISBN: 1861084625

Introduces technique of 3D weaving with pipe cleaners, pompoms and yarn. Projects include Fairy Empress, Grass Sprite and Ladybug Fairy, plus fairy creatures and homes and hideaways, such as Toadstool, Pumpkin, Treasure Chest and Leaf Bed.

Crafting a Meaningful Home: 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
Crafting a Meaningful Home
27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
Hardcover      ISBN: 158479867x

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we're more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we've been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instruc-tions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.

Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home:

" Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible."
--PopSugar Rush TV
Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains
Catskill Crafts
Artisans of the Catskill Mountains
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517567008

Reveals the special qualities that have enabled artisans of the Catskill region to develop and sustain a remarkable craft tradition, and details all the processes involved in making handwoven cloths, ceramics, and other items

The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734

The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing

The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.

Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster
Snow Play
How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654053
DIY goes outdoors, giving winter enthusiasts more than 25 new ways to play in the snow

Calling all snow lovers--young and old alike When you're surrounded by the white stuff, it's time for Snow Play

With crazy creatures to build, challenging games to play, and outrageous spaces to sculpt, author Birgitta Ralston, a Europe-based designer, has imagined the most creative ways to play in the snow. From a looming Loch Ness monster to a slippery Ice Slide, from a Snowball Lantern to brighten a yard to Curious Footprints to mark freshly fallen snow, the book includes 25 projects and games to draw you outdoors on a snow-filled day. Celebrate a winter birthday by building a giant Frosted Cake (and use food coloring to dye the snow ), or light your walkway with the flickering flames from a set of snowy Glow Cones. You'll find hours of entertainment to brighten even the coldest winter days and nights.

Snow Play is filled with projects and games for any age, ability, and number of people. Each entry includes complete step-by-step text instructions, plus explanatory line drawings. The full-color photographs show how each project is finished in all its frozen glory.
Gift Wrapping: Creative Ideas from Japan
Gift Wrapping
Creative Ideas from Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0870117688

Much care and thought go into gift giving. And the way a gift is wrapped can say a lot about the care and thought that went into its selection. This easy-to-follow, idea-packed volume draws on traditional forms and techniques of Japanese wrapping to create unusual, attractive, and surprisingly simple ways to wrap presents of all shapes and sizes.

The Japanese combine a love of ceremony with an equally strong fondness for giving and receiving presents. They have developed a sophisticated system employing many interesting and eye-pleasing ways to wrap all kinds of gifts. This tradition is evident in techniques such as layering several sheets of paper to create a color contrast or subtle shading effect, wrapping part of the gift and leaving pan visible, using origami-like folds to decorate or add interest, and fashioning soft wrappings from large squares of colorfully patterned cloth called furoshiki.

The author draws on his extensive knowledge of this Japanese tradition and his experience in other forms of paper craft, including doll making, to create sixty-six imaginative gift wrappings.

All sixty-six ideas are shown in beautiful color plates and accompanied by step-by-step instructions that take you from the materials you need to the finishing touches. Let these exciting and creative wrappings add a new dimension to your gift giving.
Candle Making: 16 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish
Candle Making
16 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish
Paperback      ISBN: 1589230213

Large step-by-step photos with added close-up shots of detailed techniques.-- All you need to know about materials and techniques.