New Arrivals · Crafts

October 7, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Fine art wire weaving : weaving techniques for stunning jewelry designs

September 11, 2015
Thompson, Sarah, 1981-
Fort Collins, CO : Interweave, [2015]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Handmade Christmas : over 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season.

September 11, 2015
London : Cico Books, 2015
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Decorations. Advent calendar ; For kids: gingerbread house ; Christmas stockings ; For kids: paper snowflakes ; Tin candle holder ; Hanging tassels ; Marzipan Christmas figures ; Jumping jacks ; For kids: pompom decoration ; Tealight houses ; Tin bird clips ; Snowflake garland ; Christmas crackers ; Stained glass cookies ; Christmas coronets -- Cards & giftwrap. Glittery bird card ; Christmas stocking cards ; Robin's nest card : Rubber-stamped cards ; For kids: felt motif cards ; Embroidery gift tags ; Goody bags and labels ; Patchwork wrap & card ; For kids: potato print giftwrap ; Gift boxes ;Button & paper flowers -- Gifts. Lebkuchen ; For kids: snow globes ; Paper-cut woodland scene ; Meringue snowflakes ; Button bites ; Floral booties ; Bauble cookies ; Polar bear hot water bottle ; Reindeer pillow ; Chocolate money ; Gingerbread doorstop -- Techniques -- Templates -- Resources.
"Make the festive season really special by making your own cards, gifts and decorations. Save money and have fun with this beautiful collection of Christmas makes. There are three chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques--from papercutting and collage to embroidery and sugar crafting--with projects which take inspiration from different cultures and festive traditions. Start with Decorations, where you will find delightful ideas such as a traditional advent calendar and colorful embroidered Christmas stockings, brighten up your dinner table with tin candle holders that will glimmer and shine, and welcome carol-singers with a pretty wreath for your door. There's nothing so satisfying as making your own cards, and Cards and Gift Wrap also has inspired ways to present your gifts, such as goody bags and labels in the shape of gingerbread men, and why not get the kids involved with making the potato print star gift wrap? In Handmade Gifts, there is something to please everyone, including tasty edible treats such as button bites, chocolate coins, and traditional German lebkuchen. Every project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, most of the projects require no specialist equipment, and many can be made in an afternoon, so you can get started right away" -- provided by publisher.

30 minute jewelry : what can you make to wear in half an hour or less?

September 10, 2015
Mccullough, Beverly, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Paper pom-poms and other party decorations : 35 step-by-step projects to make with tissue, paper, and card

September 3, 2015
Carr, Juliet, author.
London : CICO Books, 2015.
128 pages : illustrations, color ; 28 cm
Includes index.

150+ quick & easy furniture projects

September 3, 2015
Porter, Pamela, author.
Boston : A Better Homes and Gardens Book, an imprint of HMH, [2015]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Clever makeovers in a weekend or less"--Cover.
Living rooms -- Kitchens & dining rooms -- Bedrooms & bathrooms -- Work spaces -- Outdoor spaces -- Tools & techniques.
"Featuring more than 150 innovative furniture flips and projects, this is a must-have guide for those looking to save money, live greener, and create unique pieces that showcase individual style. All of the stunning projects can be made in no more than a weekend and with standard tools and skills, so projects are accessible for everyone,"

A year of gingerbread houses : making & decorating gingerbread houses for all seasons

September 1, 2015
Samuell, Kristine, author.
New York, NY : Lark, [2015]
135 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Christmas with Southern living.

August 25, 2015
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

American Homestead Christmas : 21 felt & fabric projects for homemade holidays

August 24, 2015
Murphy, Ellen, 1960-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., 2015.
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Adorable felted animals : 30 easy & incredibly lifelike needle felted pals.

August 24, 2015
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Originally published: Japan : Gakken, 2010.
"Gakken handmade series"--Cover.
"Shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle and a few simple techniques. Starting with basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike minature animals...A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want."--Inside flap.

Doll junk : collectible & crazy fashions from the'70s and '80s

August 14, 2015
Varricchio, Carmen, author, photographer.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Christmas at historic houses

August 12, 2015
McMillan, Patricia Hart, author.
224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Originally published in 2010.
Katharine Kay McMillan's name listed erroneously on cover as "McMillian."
Living legends : keeping the past, enriching the future -- Tis the season : celebrating and decorating -- House calls : visiting historic houses -- Bringing Christmas home.
"History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmastime, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests. Learn history and local customs through this charming book's lively text and over 400 color photos."--Jacket.

Coastal crafts : decorative seaside projects to inspire your inner beachcomber

August 12, 2015
Shaffer, Cynthia.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating marine-inspired crafts, including vases, coasters, dish towels, flags, a necklace, and a shell wreath.

Paper goods projects : coffee filter flowers, doily butterflies, cupcake paper cards, and 57 more crafts

August 11, 2015
Levine, Jodi, author.
New York : Potter Craft, [2015]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"A super make-it book"--Cover.

Complete photo guide to sewing

August 7, 2015
Bergeron, Janith, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
NEEDLEWORK & FABRIC CRAFTS. Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to sew? Look no further! Creative Kids Photo Guide to Sewing starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with simple hand sewing, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are sewing safely and confidently at a sewing machine. Founders of The Sewing Tree, Janith Bergeron and Christine Ecker will guide you and your children through projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you're going to be creating crafty sewing projects with your child in no time! Each project lists the sewing skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination.

Action art : hands-on active art adventures

August 7, 2015
Kohl, MaryAnn F., author.
Bellingham, WA : Bright Ring Publishing, [2015]
142 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm.
Includes indexes.
Art experiences and art activities for children and the adults who work with them.

Half yard Christmas : easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

July 13, 2015
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories you'll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters-- rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids--there's something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects requiring only half yards of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers.

Advanced chain maille jewelry workshop : weaving with rings & scales

July 9, 2015
Karon, Karen, author.
Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, [2014]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Review material -- Persian weaves -- Elf weaves -- Hybrid weaves -- Scale maille -- Terminations, attachments, and finishing touches.
Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

Self-sufficiency: a complete guide to baking, carpentry, crafts, organic gardening, preserving your harvest, raising animals, and more!

July 9, 2015
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
iii, 444 pages : color illustrations; 29 cm
The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family.

A hot glue gun mess : funny stories, pretty DIY projects

June 24, 2015
Albrecht, Kate, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects--woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious" -- provided by publisher.

The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kids using paper, boxes, and books

June 15, 2015
Rodabaugh, Katrina, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry, 2015.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
"22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts"--Cover p. [4].
With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair! Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts.

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