Presents instructions for thirty-six crochet designs inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, including patterns for dresses, jackets, blankets, rugs, and wraps.
Quilt a Gift
Quilt A Gift is a precious collection of beautiful quilted gifts for every occasion including birthdays, Mother?s Day, weddings and Christmas. You will be able to create elegant home accents using pieced patchwork and appliqu?, all featuring the author?s stylish country charm. The complexity of each project reflects the amount of time required to stitch the piece, meaning gifts for a dinner party?s hostess are quick-to-stitch and presents for a newborn baby are more heirloom.
From Jessica Marquez, founder of the popular blog and shop Miniature Rhino, Stitched Gifts offers irresistible embroidery projects for every occasion—weddings, holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, or just because. Each project is rendered in Marquez's signature natural, modern style and can be easily personalized for truly meaningful keepsakes. Featuring an illustrated stitch dictionary, striking photographs, plus a section on creative finishing techniques such as staining hoops, framing, and more, this distinctly beautiful craft book has something for embroiderers of all skill levels.
Sweetly Stitched Handmades
Sweetly Stitched Handmades includes 18 original designs that incorporate Amy Sinibaldi's love for patchwork and embroidery, natural linen, and a carefully chosen color palette of patterns and prints. The projects range in difficulty so that a beginning sewer may easily complete a few projects from start to finish, while others are more difficult and a more advanced sewer may be challenged to learn some new techniques. Projects include a color-block baby quilt, a crayon-castle caddy, a jam-jar pincushion, an airmail tote bag, and a simple “Home Sweet Home” embroidery.
The Incorrigible Optimists Club
Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grown-up world - of rock 'n' roll and of the Algerian War. But as the sun sinks and the plastic players spin, Michel's concentration is not on the game, but on the huddle of men gathered in the shadows of a back room... Past the bar, behind a partly drawn curtain, a group of eastern European men gather, where under a cirrus of smoke and over the squares of chess boards, they tell of their lives before France - of lovers and wives, children and ambitions, all exiled behind the Iron Curtain. Listening to this band of survivors and raconteurs, Michel is introduced to a world beyond the boundaries of his childhood experience, a world of men made formidable in the face of history, ideas and politics: the world of the Incorrigible Optimists Club.
Storyland Cross Stitch
Welcome to the magical world of What Delilah Did. Step inside and explore the wonders of storyland cross stitch. Here be beasties from long, long ago. Starting with a basic guide to counted cross stitch, projects are divided into three chapters: Projects for Beginners, Practice Makes Perfect and Projects for the Brave and Determined. Projects include Minature Motifs, Secret Key Bookmark, Golden Goose Lavender Sachet, Cameo Frames (the Princess and the Knight) and the Coat of Arms Book Cover. Choose a colour, pick up your needle and thread, and let your imagination go wild. With simple small projects for beginners, and more complex charts for seasoned cross stitchers, you will soon find your thoughts whisked away to hidden places, untold mysteries and secret dreamlands.
Le Livre Blanc
Le Livre Blanc is a cookbook that reinvents cuisine. Anne-Sophie Pic has taken the long-established culinary traditions of her family and her country, and re-imagined them through a contemporary and exhilarating approach to texture, form and flavor. The book includes 50 recipes that, like those of another culinary inventor, Heston Blumenthal, both inspire and amaze. From foams and emulsions, to working with sous-vide and siphons, the recipes transform the everyday, and the not-so-everyday, into the extraordinary. Throughout the book Pic delivers insights into her creative process, including the interplay of imagination and memory in creating dishes, and the associations between flavours and textures that make her cooking unique.