The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects from some of Search Press's best-selling authors. The projects cover a wide variety of crafts from including papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewelry making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint. All projects are simple enough for experienced beginners and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends. Contributors include include Sue Stratford, Frances McNaughton, Val Pierce, Alistair Macdonald, Georgie Godbold, Monica Russel, Corinne Lapierre, Carolyn Forster, Myra Hutton, Diane Boden, Sara Naumann, Anna Nikipirowicz, Jan Ollis, Michael Powell, Aimee Harman and May Corfield.
Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking: More Than 800 Large Color Photos
Handmade cards are gifts, creative expressions, keepsakes, and relationship builders. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is deep emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love. Unlike many store-bought cards that are thrown away, handmade cards are cherished and displayed. They spark connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and coworkers. There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.
The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly covered, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you'll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. More than 80 projects give you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you've learned. Unique envelope templates and a helpful source list are included.
Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know
'Tis the Season to Be Felt-Y: Over 40 Handmade Holiday Decorations
Fa la la la . . . MORE Crafters couldn't get enough of the adorable projects in Fa la la la Felt, so here are over 40 new whimsical felt crafts to celebrate Christmas with handmade style. Many of the same awesomely talented designers (and several new ones ) have returned to create pretty ornaments like Beaded Star Baubles, Sparkly Icicles, a Shining Star Tree Topper (and a partridge in a pear tree) to a pink poinsettia wreath, Yule log, snow bunny tree skirt, and lots of stockings to hang by the chimney with care; these holiday items will make your season merry and bright.
Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations: 467 Recipes for Every Occassion
From formal holiday gatherings to casual game nights, Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations makes the most of every get-together. Divided into four sections (one for each season of the year), this colorful collection is sure to be your most-trusted source for unforgettable parties, dinners, buffets and more. Whether hosting a formal Christmas dinner, spooky Halloween party, succulent Thanksgiving meal, glorious Easter brunch, neighborly barbecue or quant bridal shower, Holidays & Celebrations helps create incredible memories that last a lifetime. From Sunday morning brunches and festive Christmas dinners to casual backyard barbecues and haunting Halloween parties, it seems there's always a reason to gather with family and friends for fun and, of course, food Featuring more than 350 recipes, Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations promises to turn every occasion into a memorable event. Divided into four sections (one for each season), this colorful cookbook is sure to become your most-trusted source for party planning, holiday fun, cozy get-togethers and more. Turn to the spring section for Easter mealideas as well as St Patrick's Day celebrations, Cinco de Mayo buffets, Mother's Day breakfast items, bridal shower favorites and more. The summer area of the book offers recipes for Fourth-of-July festivities, family reunions and block parties, and other warm-weather celebrations you'll be excited to be a part of . As autumn rolls in, turn to this cookbook for dozens of Halloween recipes, tailgating specialties and bake-sale staples. You'll also discover formal Thanksgiving menus as well as recipes for a casual Turkey-Day get-together and an easy Black Friday lineup. Hosting an open house or round robin this winter? Turn to the winter section of Holidays & Celebrations. There, you'll find plenty of party ideas, including an after- sledding gathering, a New Year's countdown and a Super Bowl party. Christmas couldn't be more festive than with the splendid dishes found here. Keep impressive yet easy yuletide menus at your fingertips and create cute holiday treats for little ones. Attending a cookie exchange? We have wonderfully sweet sensations lined up for you. You'll also discover how simple it is to host a merry open house, bake up a few gifts from the kitchen and celebrate Christmas morning with family and friends. After all, with Holidays & Celebrations it's never been easier to make the most of every occasion-all year long
Classic Cookies with Modern Twists: 100 Best Recipes for Old and New Favorites
Here are 100 recipes every cookie-lover will love, including modern twists on the classics for when you re in the mood for something a little different. Who can resist a freshly baked cookie, still warm from the oven? Cookies are simple treats, easy to make, and perfect for almost any occasion, from an after-school snack to a thank-you gift, from bake sales to potlucks. For cookies that are delicious every time, look no further than recipes that have stood the test of time. This best collection includes classic favorites, like Snickerdoodles, buttery shortbread, and Peanut Blossoms, along with their modern twists, Cappuccino Snickerdoodles, Rosemary Chocolate Shortbread, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Blossoms. These fresh takes on best-loved cookie jar classics will have you falling in love with your favorites all over again."
The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes--Over 175 Family- Friendly Activities
Winner of the 2015 Parent's Choice Award From the author of The Artful Parent--a year's worth of art projects, seasonal activities, and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays. Celebrating the seasons and holidays is a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It's also a fun way to decorate, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you'll find art activites, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. By doing so, your family will create memories and mementos, you'll develop creative growth in your children and yourself, and you'll have lots of fun The book includes: - Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season - Decorations to make as a family - Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat) - Ideas for celebrating the holidays together - Suggested reading lists of children's picture books about the seasons and holidays The Artful Year is a fun and active resource for crafting and celebrating around the year
Handmade for Christmas: Easy Crafts and Creative Ideas for Sewing, Stitching, Papercraft, Knitting, and Crochet
Handmade for Christmas is packed with creative ideas for a truly wonderful handcrafted Christmas. Readers will discover hundreds of inspiring ideas for making beautiful decorations for the home, tasty treats for guests, and gifts for family and friends. Eighteen imaginative craft projects are provided for knitting, papercraft, stitching, baking, and sewing. Designs are included from celebrity designers like Helen Philipps, Debbie Bliss, Maria Diaz, Barri Sue Gaudet, Felicity Hall, Joanna Heptinstall, Jacqui Harding, Belinda Boaden, and more. Simple, quick and easy steps and clever tips show how to achieve festive looks for every room with bunting, baubles, decorations, table settings, cards, gift tags, wrappings, and much more. The authors offer great ideas for creating a white Christmas indoors, achieving a trendy Scandinavian color scheme, and adding retro charm by mixing vintage prints with modern embellishments. This wonderful collection of ideas and projects will keep crafters busy throughout the festive season and beyond.
All across America, families, neighbors, and community and church groups gather together at Christmas cookie swaps. "Good Housekeeping" helps home bakers enter into the joy, camaraderie, and pure deliciousness of this tradition with a new collection of 60 favorite cookie recipes from around the world.
Jazzy Gift Baskets: Making & Decorating Glorious Presents
Decorate, create, and give with love-- or start a successful home business: that' s what crafters can do with this jazzy, snazzy guide to putting together the perfect gift basket. Written by Marie Browning, author of the best-selling "Jazzy Jars," it' s not only filled with a variety of techniques for decorating the baskets-- painting, de coupage, adding a no-sew fabric lining-- but presents a wealth of ideas for selecting, assembling, and creatively packaging lovely gifts to place inside. Choose from more than two dozen themes for every occasion and every taste, including Celebration Baskets for life's special moments (weddings, a new baby); Thank You Baskets; Food Baskets, with ideas for preparing an entire meal; and many more. "A Main Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club." Marie Browning is a consummate craft designer who has made a career of designing products, writing books and articles, and teaching and demonstrating. In addition to her award-winning product lines for art and craft supply companies, she is the author of more than a dozen books, and her articles have appeared in myriad home de cor and crafts magazines.
The Art of Giving: Gift Ideas to Delight the Senses
From the creators of "FamilyFun Tricks and Treats" comes a collection of celebration inspirations for the winter holiday season. Includes activities, recipes, party plans, and winter holiday ideas. Photos.
Whether your tastes run to the traditional or more adventurous, this Thanksgiving can be the tastiest one ever with the help of this Williams-Sonoma cookbook. From first course to last, cooks will find everything they need for a delicious holiday gathering.