New Arrivals · Crafts

February 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Little felted dogs : easy projects for making adorable pups

February 3, 2016
Yamazaki, Saori.
New York : Potter Craft, [2016]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Translation of: Feruto DOG.

Timeless beadwork designs

January 19, 2016
Rutledge, Cynthia, author.
New York : Lark, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, [2016]
iv, 188 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

Made in paracord! : 25 great jewelry, accessories, and home projects to knot

January 14, 2016
Wynne, Caitlin, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This collection of 25 designs, all created in brightly colored paracord, will inspire you to get knotting. There are no special skills required, and paracord is an easy, and easily available, material to work with, so you'll be creating simple and stylish pieces in no time. You'll find tons of accessories, including survival and other bracelets, key chains, bags, belts, and headbands, as well as homewares like wall hangings, hammocks, bowls and plates-and more! Every knot you need is shown with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Plus, each project is clearly explained so you can achieve great results every time. You'll also find a chapter devoted to the endless possibilities of knotting and its techniques, as well as design and color palettes for inspiration. Thou shalt knot!"-- Provided by publisher.

Japanese fabric flowers : 65 decorative kanzashi flowers to make

January 12, 2016
Blondeau, Sylvie.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
80 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Translation from the French of: Fleurs kanzashi en tissu.
"The Japanese word kanzashi originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or table adornments for special occasions."--Amazon website.

Jewel loom inspirations : quick and fun beading and jewelry projects

January 8, 2016
Avelar, Julianna C., author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Create fun, easy beaded bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more with the versatile Jewel Loom! Jewel Loom creator Julianna Avelar fills you in on the basics of beading on a loom, then shares fifteen of her favorite Jewel Loom projects in easy-to-follow tutorials. Get creative with silk ribbon, fringe and leather cording then experiment with beads of varying colors and shapes--the jewelry projects in this book push the boundaries of traditional beading loom designs. Make something that fits your unique style! An inspiration gallery, featuring a beaded denim jacket, a fringed lampshade and more, offers ideas on how to use the Jewel Loom for more than just jewelry." --

Sew sweet creatures : make adorable plush animals and their accessories.

January 5, 2016
New York : Lark, [2015]
xi, 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Simply stitched gifts : 21 fun projects using free-motion stitching

January 5, 2016
Shaffer, Cynthia, author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Rev up the sewing machine, because these 20 fresh and modern projects make perfect personalized gifts. Ranging from wall art to tote bags to baby accessories, they feature free-motion stitching, as well as a variety of mixed-media techniques - including painting, layering, and journaling. An ample introduction to the basics encourages creative exploration with fabric."--Provided by publisher.

Hope, make, heal : 20 crafts to mend the heart

December 28, 2015
Donenfeld, Maya Pagán.
Boulder, Colorado : Roost Books, 2016.
xiii, 127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Wounded. Open-heart journal -- Inner alter -- Lights for the end of the tunnel -- Breathe cuff -- Rest-easy spray -- Nourish: Rooted stew -- Synchronicity. Mandala mirror -- Nest and egg -- Dream mobile -- Wise cap -- Blank canvas -- Nourish: Spicy Sisters stew -- Healing. Stability bolster -- Nautical necklace -- Permission ships -- Renewal cards -- Sheltered shawl -- Nourish: Sailing smoothie -- Reinvention. Scarflette -- Growing hope -- Survival satchel -- Power poncho -- Feathered -- Nourish: Sunrise smoothie -- Tools and Techniques -- Templates.

Beautiful elements : creative components to personalize your jewelry

December 23, 2015
Powers, Heather, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Publishing, 2016
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"In her warm and inviting way, Heather Powers introduces you to simple wire and metal techniques that add a mixed-media dimension to your jewelry. You'll learn to make clasps, links, pendants, and more. Easy extras add color and charm, giving you everything you need for a unique, personal look"--Back cover.

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

December 21, 2015
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Sewing Kit -- Before you start -- The projects -- Index.
Contains 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs, kneeling pads for gardeners and tool belts for DIY-enthusiasts. The projects are made in a range of prints and styles and use a range of techniques: either follow each project closely, or adapt the size and fabric to suit the recipient. Debbie gives advice on how to customise the projects, so that you can create the perfect gift for your loved one.

Christmas at America's landmark houses

December 18, 2015
McMillan, Patricia Hart.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator of vintage Christmas ornaments. Tour historic holiday homes from Filoli to Colonial Williamsburg, and look inside San Antonio's most beautiful house--the Spanish Governor's Palace. Marvel that a typical ranch-style house was home to two future US presidents, a first lady, and two governors. Visit the honeymoon home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Enjoy the modest dwelling of Canadian WW I flying ace Billy Bishop, and tour the "castle" of Model A creator Edsel Ford. Some houses' Christmas décorations are period correct; others are joyfully au courant. --

Make & share random acts of kindness : simple crafts and recipes to give and spread joy

December 11, 2015
Provost, Mique, author.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The Random Acts of Kindness movement started in the 1980s. It is attributed to Anne Herbert, a peace activist who wrote a challenge on a restaurant place mat: Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Today the movement has spread around the world. Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness is a unique compilation of step-by-step projects and quick & easy ideas for practicing acts of kindness in your life through cooking and crafting. Some ideas include decorating a reusable plate and using it to share homemade sweets with a stranger or neighbor, or putting together Blessing Bags with uplifting message cards to give out to those in need.Mique Provost is the founder of the immensely popular craft and cooking blog Thirty Handmade Days. She first started doing Random Acts of Kindness in honor of her oldest son who has autism, and she received an overwhelming response when she encouraged her readers to join her. In this book, she gives readers completely new crafts, recipes and projects, complete with her popular design templates. Readers young and old will love these inspiring ideas to spread joy and help make the world a kinder place.

Made with Dad : from wizards' wands to Japanese dolls, craft projects to build, make, and do with your kids

December 11, 2015
Barnardo, Chris, author.
253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Fifty-five fun and original crafts for dads to create with their children. Features simple projects for children as young as six to create, as well as cool, complex ones for teenagers. Includes color photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations throughout to inspire and guarantee a successful design.

Creative kids complete photo guide to bead crafts

December 11, 2015
Kopperude, Amy, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Creative Publishing International, [2015].
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Pompom Christmas

December 10, 2015
Macdonald, Alistair (Fashion designer), author.
Kent, England : Search Press Ltd, 2015.
46 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Discover the quick and easy craft of pompom making with 20 festive projects for Christmas.

Basic marquetry and beyond : expert techniques for crafting beautiful images with veneer & inlay

December 8, 2015
Horner, Ken, 1936-
Fresno, CA : Linden Publishing, [2015]
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Picker's pocket guide Star Wars toys : how to pick antiques like a pro

December 7, 2015
Bellomo, Mark, author.
207 pages : illustrations, color ; 21 cm
Released in 1977, the movie Star Wars: A New Hope changed pop culture forever. The accompanying toys became a global phenomenon and are now the most hotly pursued toys in the galaxy. A Boba Fett action figure or Cloud City Playset in mint condition can be worth thousands of dollars to collectors. Learn the secrets of the universe with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking Star Wars toys. Fun, informative and easy to use, this indispensable pocket guide is more powerful than a fully operational Death Star. You'll uncover professional and practical strategies for finding valuable Star Wars toys; coverage of action figures, vehicles, accessories, and playsets; hundreds of detailed and beautiful color images to enhance your experience.

Welcome to Marwencol

December 4, 2015
Hogancamp, Mark, author, artist.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.This book includes a selection of his photographs.

Origami furniture : decorate the perfect doll's house with 25 stylish projects

December 4, 2015
Nguyen, Duy, 1960- author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
136 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Symbols & basic folds -- Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Office -- Bedroom -- Bathroom -- Vanity set -- Accessories.
"Bestselling origami master Duy Nguyen takes a fun, unique approach to the traditional Japanese art form to create the ultimate doll's house projects - using nothing but paper. He's fashioned complete sets of fabulous miniature furniture for every room, plus accessories - 25 pieces in all - and each one includes detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions."--provided by publisher.

Sew cute and collectible sock monkeys : for red-heel sock monkey crafters and collectors

December 3, 2015
Lindner, Dee.
Minneapolis, MN : Creative Publishing international, [2015]
167 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Polymer clay jewelry workshop : handcrafted designs & techniques

December 1, 2015
Hamilton, Sian, author.
East Sussex : GMC Publications, 2015.
143 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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.

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