New Arrivals · Crafts

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crafter's market.

November 25, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How to sell your crafts and make a living."

Two stitches : jewelry projects in peyote & right angle weave

November 19, 2015
Nelson-Smith, Rachel, author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
117 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
In a book meant for intermediate- to advanced-level beaders, the author provides twenty-three illustrated projects, including a city beads bracelet, a rainbow-hued voldekol necklace, nartri earrings.

Ancient worlds, modern beads : [30 stunning beadwork designs inspired by treasures from ancient civilizations]

November 19, 2015
VanPelt, Mortira Natasha, author.
Hauppague, New York : Barron's, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"In Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads, ancient inspirations meld with contemporary styles to create stunning jewelry projects for today's beading enthusiast. Author vanPelt offers readers 30 craft projects that are just perfect for both novice and experienced beaders."--provided by

DIY, dammit! : a practical guide to curse-free crafting : 35 tried and tested projects anyone can make & everyone will love

November 17, 2015
Hughes, Joselyn.
San Francisco : HarperOne, [2015].
259 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Why DIY? -- Why dammit? -- Quiz: what kind of crafter are you? -- Decorate- -- Navigating a craft: from idea to store to finished project -- Gift- -- Getting inspired -- Wear- -- What to do when DIY disaster strikes -- Entertain- -- The problem with perfection -- Organize- -- Basics/techniques -- What I've learned (from failing).
A comedian-turned-crafter, and creator of the popular web series DIY, Dammit!, shares what she's learned the hard way, in a full-color illustrated guide to DIY crafting that includes 35 projects -- including a dog bed, "Cutie Pie" pillows and a beer poncho -- as well as a helpful list of resources. --Publisher's description.

Handmade heirlooms : crafting with intention, making things that matter, and connecting to family & tradition

November 17, 2015
Casa, Jennifer.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
152 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Sewing notes + handcrafting supplies -- Storing heirlooms for safekeeping -- To welcome future generations -- Hiya bib -- Ankle booties -- Baby's buntings (to sew or craft) -- Soft serve cap -- Anything + everything bag -- Flying ace aircraft (to sew or knit) -- Soft toy anymal -- Ring toss -- To enjoy everyday traditions -- Ashleigh hat -- Popover tunic -- Take-along sewing kit -- Easy-going mittens (to sew or knit) -- Monogram pinboard -- Ombré dot leg warmers -- Wool house slippers -- Legacy quilt -- To honor the past -- Memory tiles -- Cameo brooch -- Carrie's ring dish -- Keepsake bins (to sew or knit) -- Knitting needle roll -- Generation swatch blanket -- Time capsule pillows (to sew or crochet) -- Doily dream catcher -- Templates.

Tiny hats on cats : because every cat deserves to feel fancy

November 17, 2015
Ellis, Adam, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
xi, 242 pages : illustrations, color ; 16 x 22 cm
"A fun and creative book for cat lovers, crafters, and pop-culture devotees alike. Following the success of recent bestsellers like Grumpy Cat and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You, TINY HATS ON CATS combines adorable photos of cats with author Adam Ellis's hilarious anecdotes, but also has a fun DIY element: Readers will learn how to craft colorful and creative feline headgear from the book's step-by-step instructions. With a portable trim size and a beautifully designed interior, TINY HATS ON CATS is the perfect gift for every animal lover or for any reader who wants their cat to feel just a little more fancy"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas joys : decorating, crafts & recipes.

November 16, 2015
New York : Hearst Books, [2015]
280 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Country living.
Very merry decorating. Holiday house tours ; Deck your halls : trees, garlands, wreaths & mantels ; Super-simple ideas for homespun décor -- Wonderful gifts to make. Handmade gifts from the heart ; Homemade gifts from the kitchen ; Wrap it up! good things come in pretty packages -- Recipes for celebrations. Holiday cheer : four festive party ideas ; Starters, entrées, and sides : best-ever holiday dinner recipes ; Sweet! cakes, pies, cookies, and more.
Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes.

DIY rustic modern metal crafts : 35 creative upcycling ideas for galvanized metal

November 16, 2015
Dunkle, Laura Putnam, 1951- author.
Avon, MA : Adams Media, [2015]
187 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"A collection of craft ideas incorporating rustic, modern metal"-- Provided by publisher.

Raw crafts : 40 projects from hemp, jute, burlap, and cork

November 16, 2015
Corcoran, Denise, author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

We love to craft Christmas : fun stuff for kids--17 handmade fabric & paper projects

November 13, 2015
Wrigley, Annabel, 1972-
© 2015
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 sheet of patterns (22 x 17 folded)
Provides instructions for Christmas-themed craft projects, including a festive holiday crown, woodland mushroom wreath, and a peaceful dove pincushion.

Unbored adventure : 70 seriously fun activities for kids & their families

November 4, 2015
Glenn, Joshua, 1967- author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Combining old-fashioned favorites with today's high-tech possibilities, the book offers a goldmine of creative, constructive activities that kids can do on their own or with their families. From camouflage techniques, survival skills, and cloudspotting advice to instructions on how to build an upcycled kite or raft, to using apps to navigate and explore, it's all here--along with comics that dive into the secret history of everything from bicycling to women explorers. A fun corrective to our over-anxious parenting culture, UNBORED Adventure encourages kids to become more independent and resilient, to solve problems and ask questions, and to engage with both their community and natural environment." --

Handmade craft projects for the home : 160 fun, creative and easy-to-make ideas shown step by step, with over 800 practical photographs

October 29, 2015
Eddison, Kate, author.
London : Lorenz Books, an imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd., [2015]
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating one hundred and sixty easy-to-make projects, including boxes, mobiles, and jewelry.

Christmas ideas.

October 28, 2015
Des Moines, IA : Special Interest Publications, Publishing Group of Meredith Corp.,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
At head of title: <1983-1984> Better homes and gardens creative ideas.

The new Christmas tree : 24 dazzling trees and over 100 handcrafted projects for an inspired holiday

October 28, 2015
Brown, Carrie, 1955-
New York : Artisan, [2015]
295 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Mason jar gifts : create heartwarming gifts using canning jars

October 28, 2015
Browning, Marie.
New York : Lark Books, 2015.
128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Canning jars : a timeless product -- Painted jars. Products ; Techniques ; Projects -- Découpage amd trimmed jars. Products ; Techniques ; Projects -- Quick tricks -- Labels and tags -- Culinary gifts. Techniques ; Recipes.

Paper inventions : machines that move, drawings that light up, and wearables and structures you can cut, fold, and roll

October 22, 2015
Ceceri, Kathy, author.
San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, 2015.
xi, 117 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Take a bandana : 16 beautiful projects for your home

October 15, 2015
Schlee, Jemima. author.
Lewes, East Sussex : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2015.
135 pages : color illustratinos ; 23 cm
"This book features 16 fresh and contemporary sewing projects for the home and garden created with bandanas. All basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures. It is part of a brand new series Take a...This attractive new title in the Take a...series presents 16 original projects for your home and garden created with bandanas. Available in an array of colours and patterns, the timeless bandana can create a striking design statement when upcycled and transformed into these eye-catching and practical makes. The projects fall into four main sections: Outside entertaining, In the workroom, In the Bedroom and Out and about. Anyone who is new to sewing need not worry. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures."--Boomerang Books website.

Sew a monster : 15 lovable, easy-to-make fleecie toys

October 13, 2015
Goble, Fiona, author.
[Grantham, Lincs, England] : IMM Lifestyle Books, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Handmade soap book : easy soapmaking with natural ingredients

October 13, 2015
Coss, Melinda, 1949- author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"In a world filled with pollution and chemicals, this book shows you how to create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups.This book features a huge range of exotic and tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams. The simple, sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes and luscious photography will tempt and inspire all." --

Dress your tech : 35 projects to customize your phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and more

October 8, 2015
Hopping, Lucy, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating covers, stands, cases, and bags for tech, including a usb beaded bracelet, vintage book laptop case, and pressed flower resin phone case.

Paper craft

October 6, 2015
New York, New York : DK, 2015.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"50 projects including card making, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, and beautiful paper flowers"--Cover.

Perfect gift wrapping ideas : 101 ways to personalize your gift using simple, everyday materials

October 6, 2015
Miyaoka, Hiroe, author.
Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2015.
96 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Master the age-old art of Japanese gift wrapping with this easy-to-follow papercrafting book. "Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas:101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials" turns a time-honored art form into a paper crafter's dream. This is where traditional presentation makes room for whimsy and originality, resulting in a personal touch that becomes part of the gift. From purpose-made paper to wax paper, and from ribbon to a newspaper corsage, you'll be amazed at the array of materials that are already at your fingertips, ready for you to cut, fold, twist, shape and decorate. With the illustrative photos and easy instructions in this Japanese craft book you can: Find interesting ways to use almost any kind of paper; Creatively and neatly wrap gifts of any size, shape and purpose; Make containers such as bags, boxes, unique envelopes, and even a pencil case; Add a little romance with sealing wax, washi tape, custom-made tags and more; Use personally significant embellishments to make every gift a personal conversation between you and the receiver. Whether your goal is to perfect your gift wrapping and tying techniques or to create the most unique gift experience ever, this book will show you how to enjoy the process, from idea to finished package. Origami, scrapbooking and furoshiki and lots of other techniques come into play in this fun and imaginative guide. And the inspiration is endless! Get out your gear and your creativity, and let this paper gift wrapping book help you turn a little something into an exciting event.

26 quick stitched elements : endless jewelry possibilities

September 16, 2015
Alyxander, Thomasin, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Stamp stencil paint : making extraordinary patterned projects by hand

September 14, 2015
Joyce, Anna, author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Anna Joyce makes the traditional hand-printing techniques we grew up with feel fresh and modern again. Her love of colour and pattern is inspiring.

Shamballa bracelets

September 14, 2015
Lebrun, Sandra, author.
60 pages : color illustrations ; 13 cm.
"Original French title published as Shamballas ou bracelets tibétains"--Colophon.
"Shamballa bracelets are beautifully simplistic works of art. Here, you will find fourteen Tibetan inspired designs to make, all accompanied by illustrations and step-by-step instructions. There is also advice on which yarns, fabrics and beads you should use as well as knotting and tying techniques. Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults."--Back cover.

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