Become the master of your domain and enjoy yourself to the fullest at home. Decorating, drink-making, arts and crafts, music, and more — these books, games, and puzzles will make you want to stay home.
- by Lisa Munoz
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Green up your living space with this bright, fresh, stylish introduction to choosing, caring for, and designing with houseplants.
Get ready to transform your humble abode! Whether you have a funky bohemian den, a chic minimalist loft, or a closet-sized rental, indoor plants will bring a whole new level of warmth, comfort, and style into your home. In House Planted, interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz guides you step by step and room by room through picking the perfect plant for the perfect spot and incorporating plants into your indoor decor. You'll find info on plants that are hard to kill, hanging plants, succulents, air plants, and more. There are creative ideas for displaying plants, tips on caring for your new leafy friends, and primers on potting and troubleshooting.
Casual and easy-going, with attainable styles and simple instructions, this short and sweet book of inspiration has everything you need, and nothing you don't, to start you off on an adventure in better--and greener--living.
- by DK
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You had one job: watering your new plant. But it's been a week and it's already dying.
Fear not! This helpful guide is here to show you how to rescue your plants. Follow the survival tips outlined in this book and you'll be on your way to having your home brimming with green life.
It's absolutely possible not to assassinate your houseplant - all you need is this book! From identifying exactly what's in the pot to helping it flourish and grow, this is your guide to creating an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.
With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, this book summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Find out which types of plants will thrive in your living space. You'll also discover how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Understand how much light, water, heat, and humidity your plant needs. Whatever your horticulture woes, this book will explain and fix it.
Yellowed leaves, drooping leaves, and dried leaves - learn to spot the danger signs and how to take the proper action to rescue your sick plant. Packed with helpful tips, pictures, and information panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will equip you with the skills necessary to raise a healthy plant.
Give Your Plants a Chance!
If you're horticulturally challenged and can't keep a house plant alive to save your life, then this book is for you! This practical guide to raising indoor plants equips you with the know-how you need to care for your plants.
Inside the pages of this comprehensive gardening book from, you'll discover:
o Tips on watering and feeding plants.
o Advice on how to choose the perfect house plants for your unique space and needs.
o Helpful survival tips and simple ways not to kill your plants.
o Everything you need to know about lighting for house plants, from natural to artificial lighting sources.
o Learn to spot the danger signs in unhealthy indoor plants and the effective techniques on how to rescue them.
- by Rob Pepper
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Take your creativity to the next level with the ultimate artist's bible!
Covering everything from how to draw and paint to ceramics, sculptures and printmaking, you'll get the most out of your passion for art with this beautifully illustrated artist's handbook. It also includes newer areas like digital art and animation -- perfect for modern artists!
Discover everything you need to help you release the artist within:
o All areas of visual and digital art, including drawing, painting, 3D art, printmaking, textiles and photography.
o Each section is written by an acknowledged expert in that field -- both practicing professionals and university-level teachers.
o Comprehensive coverage of equipment and tools, including step-by-step sequences, where appropriate on how to use.
o Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step sequences by professional artists, with basic skills leading on to more advanced techniques.
o Gets to the heart of the matter and delivers the information quickly and authoritatively.
Whether you're dipping in to find a specific painting technique or browsing for artistic inspiration, this artist's reference book covers all the elements of art. Brush up on the art basics like choosing the right tool, mixing watercolors and preparing a canvas. Take your skills further and learn how to glaze a pot, try out 3D printing and mosaic, or create a digital collage.
The Artist's Manual will help you become a more confident, creative artist. Equipment, materials and methods are fully explained and beautifully illustrated. Perfect for artists of every skill level, you'll be creating your own masterpieces in no time with this sourcebook of art. It's a must-have for every artist's studio!
- by Jonathon S. Harris
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A fresh and exciting drawing guide for young artists who seek projects that are out of the ordinary.
Are you tired of drawing the same boring stuff? Artist and author Jonathan Stephen Harris shows you how to draw almost anything with 40 fun and exciting projects that are anything but boring. You'll learn how to create crazy trick art, amazing 3D objects, mind-blowing anamorphic illustrations, and brain-twisting optical illusions. Every project features detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations that use color to help teach you exactly how to do it. You'll start by learning the basics of drawing, what tools you need, and the basic techniques you need to know so you can create your own amazing drawings. Soon you'll be creating works of amazing art that is out of this world!
Here's what's inside:
o 40 exciting drawing projects that will thrill young artists of all levels of ability.
o Detailed, step-by-step instructions that take readers through every drawing from start to finish, using color to illustrate new lines so the reader can clearly see the next steps.
o Simple tutorials for basic drawing skills like shading as well as creating textures and surfaces so readers can learn drawing the right way.
o Tons of creative ideas that will inspire you to create your own amazing works of art.
- by Deanne Fitzpatrick
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365 vignettes for maker, crafters, and artist of all stripes from celebrated artist and author of Making A Life and Simply Modern.
To lead a creative life is to experience dizzying highs and gloomy lows, and Deanne Fitzpatrick, a veteran textile artist and entrepreneur, has been there and back again. In this keepsake book, she shared thoughtful insights gleaned from over 25 years of making, offering 365 short vignettes encompassing themes of attention and mindfulness, beauty and design, community, faith, family, and embracing and overcoming fear and doubt. These meditations will help makers focus and may even lead to some creative breakthroughs. Read one a day, or devour the whole book in one sitting! It's up to you.
An essential companion book for anyone who struggles to stay inspired, especially during a time when creating and making can feel trivial, Meditations for Makers shows us that we now need makers more than ever. Features 75 original line drawings.
- by NIFTY
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Discover NIFTY(TM) tips and tricks for keeping every inch of your home neat and tidy. These innovative hacks will transform your space--and your life--in no time. Brought to you by BuzzFeed's insanely popular NIFTY(TM).
It's time to get organized! From straightening out your kitchen drawers and maximizing closet space to keeping your home clean and tidy, the tips, tricks, and hacks in NIFTY(TM): Clean & Organized will take your space to the next level in no time.
From the popular BuzzFeed lifestyle destination NIFTY(TM), this home organization guide is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a little order to whatever space they call home. It includes helpful advice on how to clean and organize every room in the house, making life easier, more organized, and less stressful than ever before. With money-saving tips, fun DIYs, and inventive ideas for maximizing space, this book is the ultimate cleaning resource.
Whether it's tackling the chaos of the bedroom closet or making the most out of the limited space in your tiny bathroom, NIFTY(TM): Clean & Organized makes tidying up and staying organized easier than ever.
- by Stephanie Mandrea
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A stylish and inspiring guide to living a happier life in balance with the natural world Minimal offers readers inspiration and tools to embrace simple living and create meaningful, lasting change in their lives. From advice on home decorating and decluttering, and easy-to-follow recipes for making your own cosmetics and cleaning products, to tips for shopping sustainably, composting, and restoring old furniture, Minimal provides a host of small but powerful ways to live a more balanced life while being good to the planet.
- by Emily Henderson
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Styled, here is Emily Henderson's masterclass on interior design.
"An approachable guide for anyone who is looking for tools and resources to create a home that speaks to who they are and what they love."--Joanna Gaines
Whether you're embarking on a weekend refresh or complete renovation, interior designer Emily Henderson wants you to take risks with your home design without experiencing regret. In this visually driven decorating bible punctuated with photographs from real homes and colorful illustrations, she takes you through her entire process, including every single decision she makes when it comes to picking paint, arranging furniture, hanging window treatments, and deciding on lighting fixtures. You'll also learn when to hire a contractor versus an architect versus a handyperson, all the materials to consider (and why you might want to skip those marble countertops), proper measurements of the elements in each room, and so much more. By the end of the book, you'll feel more confident when it comes to visualizing the home of your dreams, and you'll finally know how to make it happen.
- by Debbie Tomkies
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This indispensable knitter's manual is the perfect handbook for knitters to come back to time and time again.
Teaching key skills such as how to read patterns and charts, which needles and yarn to choose, how to hold your work, casting on and off, essential stitches and finishing - this is the only book you need to get started on your knitting journey. And, once you've got the basics under your belt, there is a wide range of knitting techniques to explore - including lace, cables, textured patterns, beaded work and embellishments. This manual provides a great reference for beginners and beyond. Having a wide repertoire of techniques at your fingertips will enhance every project you turn your hand to.
Includes a handy SOS section giving expert tips on avoiding and spotting mistakes, using lifelines and how to rescue and fix common errors.
o Understanding abbreviations
o Fitting knit garments
o Tension swatches
o Cables and mock cables Assembly
o Bands and buttonholes
o Blocking and pressing
o Bobbles, fringes, pompoms
o Stem stitch
o Circular knitting
o Jogless circular knitting
o Round vs rows
o Increase and decrease
o Fixing dropped stitches
o Edges and joining edges
o Fair Isle
o Fastenings Picot Seams
A comprehensive knitting manual for all you will ever need to know about knitting!
- by RSN
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A rich source of embroidery stitches, techniques and projects from the Royal School of Needlework.
New from the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading. Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.
- by Jessica Roux
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A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend.
Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy.
The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.
- by Loretta Napoleoni
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Purl and stitch: Empowering, healing, and reconnecting us to each other and ourselves
In a fractured world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra: an essential tool for the survival of our species, a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life.
This book is a voyage through our history following the yarn of social, economic and political changes - from ancient Egypt and Peru to modern Mongolia, from the spinning bees of the American Revolution to the knitting spies of World War II, and from the hippies' rejection of consumerism to yarnbombing protests against climate change. For the author it is also a personal journey of discovery and salvation, drawing on the wisdom her grandmother passed along as they knit together.
Revealing recent discoveries in neuroscience, The Power of Knitting offers proof of the healing powers of knitting on our bodies and minds. Breaking through societal barriers, even nursing broken hearts, and helping to advance cutting-edge science, knitting is still a valuable instrument for navigating our daily lives.
As a bonus, the book includes patterns for ten simple yet iconic projects that reflect the creative, empowering spirit of knitting, with complete instructions.
- by Janine Myska
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Crochet Beautiful Sweaters for Every Shape with Simple, Stunning Stitchwork
Create the crochet wardrobe of your dreams with this collection of classic pieces that are effortlessly stylish. Janine Myska, the designer behind Knits 'N Knots, has created 20 gorgeous, brand-new sweater patterns that focus on style, fit and comfort, including helpful customization tips so you can tailor each garment to your unique proportions. With Janine's keen eye for detail, strong commitment to size diversity and clear, concise instruction, crocheters of every skill level and body type can craft the timeless sweaters they've always longed for.
Experiment with color in the Fifty Below Color Block Pullover or Mountain Peaks striped cardigan. Bundle up in the Infinite Prairies Poncho or let your playful side show with the Champagne Glow Single-Sleeve Sweater. Dress the December Romance Sweater Dress up for a date night out or down for a casual weekend brunch--either way, you're sure to turn heads! With chapters dedicated to closet staples, the warmest sweaters for the coldest of days and even lighter-weight projects for the year-round crocheter, every piece in this collection is sure to be a much-loved addition to your wardrobe. It has never been easier to create beautiful crochet garments that flatter your figure and suit any occasion than with Modern Crochet Sweaters.
- by Michael G. Lafosse
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Make striking, classic origami designs with this easy origami kit.
From world-renowned origami artist, Michael LaFosse comes this affordable collection of classic origami paper craft projects featuring traditional designs as well as a few new twists on old favorites. Perfect for beginning origami folders or more experienced folders, Classic Origami for Beginners Kit includes everything needed to get folding quickly.
This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of all the classic origami projects. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home--or as a beautiful gift for origami lovers. All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has colors, so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!
The origami kit contains: Full-colored 64-page booklet Clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions 45 fun origami projects 98 sheets of 6 3/4 inch square folding papers 8 different colors and patterns as well as a sheet of gold foilClassic Origami Kit provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating an origami studio in no time!
Origami projects include: Kite Duck Chopstick Rest Sailboat Pinwheel Pagoda Paper Doll And much more...
- by Julie Jackson
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From the OG of the Subversive Cross Stitch movement (and brand of the same name) comes Super Subversive Cross Stitch. Featuring 50 easy-to-make designs--both brand-new patterns and fan favorites--stitched together with trademark wit.
Don't freak out. Don't make this about you. May your life be as amazing as you pretend it is on Facebook. What fresh hell is this? Not today, Satan.
Super Subversive Cross Stitch is here to provide crafters with the snarky inspirations they love to stitch. The book features 50 patterns--23 brand-new designs and 27 fan favorites--along with easy-to-follow instructions for the beginner and fonts and designs for adventurous crafters looking to customize their creations. It recasts a traditional, dare we say "sentimental," craft into a modern, relevant art form. It's the latest offering in the Subversive Cross Stitch brand, beloved by legions of DIYers. Less messy than graffiti, Super Subversive Cross Stitch allows crafters to adorn walls with political pith and irreverent twists on classic quotes ("I think, therefore I drink," "Let the good times be gin").
"This book reminds me that I'm not alone in being crafty and sweary all at the same time. Pass the gin."
--Jenny Lawson, New York Times-bestselling author of Furiously Happy, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, and Broken
"Julie is the true OG of the subversive cross-stitch movement. Modern cross-stitch design would not be what it is today without her. She is a positive and supportive force in the cross-stitch community, providing mentorship to other designers and welcoming new stitchers into the hobby. I am so excited about her new book!"
--Stephanie Rohr, author of Feminist Cross-Stitch