These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
April 15, 2014
Love, Laura Beth, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : KP Craft, 
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
April 14, 2014
Mead, Matthew, author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., 
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Hundreds of fresh ideas for outdoor spaces"--Cover.
April 14, 2014
xiv, 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Provides advice on setting up and running an Etsy business, from writing a business plan and branding to tracking hidden costs and understanding legal issues.
April 14, 2014
New York : Lark, 
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
 Basics -- Special section: Leaves -- Special section: Stamens -- Special section: Fringing -- Embroidery stitch chart with illustrations --  Fabric blooms -- Stems & bouquets -- Basic rose -- Felt marigold -- Felted ball stamens -- Felt pom flower -- Cotton pom bouquet -- Felt posy flower -- Calla lily bouquet -- Velvet succulent -- Embroidered daisy -- Prom nosegay -- Silk poppies -- Embroidered circle flowers -- Silk hydrangeas -- Carnations -- Thistles -- Embroidered felt flower bouquet --  Wearable -- Poolside posy pin -- Cotton dahlia hair clip -- Jersey posy pin -- Bee & bloom sweater clip -- Ruffled jersey flower pin -- Pleated felt headband -- Ruffled felt prize ribbon -- Daisy hairpins -- Cotton lawn peony pin -- Carnation lapel pin -- Pom fascinator -- Soft pink rose boutonniere -- Band t-shirt flower pin -- Cherry blossom lapel pin -- Sunflower pin -- Crowning glory headband -- Embroidered felt flower pin -- Felt dahlia pin -- Thistle boutonniere --  Home -- Burlap hanging pom flower -- Ruffly round flower garland -- Succulent wreath -- Chiffon flower fairy lights -- Embroidered felt flower pillow -- Cherry blossom push pins -- Summer flower wreath -- Templates -- About the author.
April 14, 2014
English, Ashley, 1976-
Boston : Roost Books, 2014.
xxix, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
March 31, 2014
Pigza, Jessica, author.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
"Featuring 20+ projects from celebrated designers who love the library"--Cover.
This text teaches readers how to locate library resources to bring their creative ideas to fruition. The author shares her hunting and gathering tips with creatives of all types, informing on how to access inspiring resources online and in person, such as historic watermarks and millinery instructions or Japanese family crests, both online and in person. She also showcases the work of artists who have collaborated with her.
March 27, 2014
Lowe, Paul, 1966-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, .
283 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as " a trove of seasonal delights," it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic.Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, there's a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, World's Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects--paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins--will captivate even those who are all thumbs"-- Provided by publisher.
March 24, 2014
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2013.
160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
"100+ bonus tips. Now, more than 300!"
Shows the reader how to fix common mistakes, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps, as well as beading, setting a stone, understanding annealing, soldering silver chain, and how to experiment and innovate to create unique jewelry designs. The topics and methods covered enable any jewelry maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings and more. Techniques are demonstrated in clear directions and step-by-step color photographs. "Try It" tips encourage innovation and "Fix It" solutions help with problems.
March 21, 2014
New York : Harper Design, 2014.
96 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Subtitle taken from cover.
March 19, 2014
Hinds, Joan, author.
Blue Ash, OH : KP Craft, 
32 pages : illustrations (some color), patterns ; 28 cm
March 18, 2014
Irish, Lora S.
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Pyrography systems -- Pyrography tips -- General supplies -- Basic supply list -- Creating a wood practice board -- Tonal values practice board -- Exercises for practice. Light and dark exercise one: temperature of the tip ; Light and dark exercise two: burning time ; Light and dark exercise three: layers of strokes ; Light and dark exercise four: texture pattern ; Light and dark exercise five: putting it all together ; Texture exercise: putting textures together.
If you've ever wanted to take up the creative craft of pyrography, all you need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards and more with beautifully burned patterns. Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy to get started, with step-by-step instructions and skill building exercises. --Publishers description.
March 14, 2014
Philadelphia : Running Press, .
184 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours.
March 11, 2014
Sutanto, Viola E.
New York, NY : Lark Books, c2014.
176 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
March 11, 2014
Power, Jean, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2014.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"A quarto book."
March 7, 2014
Runfola, Matthew, author.
Loveland, CO : Interveave Press, 
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A Quarto book.
March 4, 2014
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2012.
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Book Art has 35 innovative designs to transform your books from their original purpose into something attractive and inspiring. Do you have a shelf of old books that you love, but rarely touch? Well why not give them a new lease of life and use them to create one of the 35 beautiful projects Clare Youngs has developed? Divided into five chapters, you will discover ways to make greetings cards, stationery, animals, display scenes and more using pages from all kinds of different books. The beautiful typography and vintage style artworks will provide interesting colour, pattern and texture to designs such as the owl and pussycat pop up scene. The illustrations in children's books give a vintage feel to bunting or an alphabet to decorate a kid's room, while maps and atlases work well on lampshades or birthday cards. Use elegant images from interiors books to decorate a wardrobe and chest of drawers or cut away at a hardcover book to make displays like the cliff and lighthouse scene. The designs use a variety of crafting techniques, from quilling to collage and diecutting, and each project comes with easy to follow instructions and step by step artworks. There's also a helpful techniques section at the back that will be of real use to first-time crafters, handy time saving tips that more confident crafters will appreciate and a templates section.
Steampunk style : the complete illustrated guide for contraptors, gizmologists and primogogglers everywhere!
February 19, 2014
London : Titan Books, 2013.
163 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
February 14, 2014
Murphy, John (John C.), 1975-
New York : Lark Crafts, c2012.
132 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Basics. The basic creature sewing kit ; Oh yeah ... socks! ; Sock anatomy ; How to read my symbols ; Measuring ; Cutting ; Sewing ; Stuffing techniques ; Attaching things to other things ; Arm techniques ; Socktometry lessons ; They can't yell without mouths ; Teeth and tongues -- Projects. Tony V. ; Snarfle ; Give and take ; Gommel ; Jude ; Moose Wayne ; Pie Thagorus ; Salman ; Steve ; Ashurbanipal ; Ecter Pilfory ; Rainbow Dribble ; Desdemona ; Queegsly ; Bob ; Ferlin ; Morv and Goper ; Glensphire ; Jerry Jerome.
John Murphy, author of Stupid Sock Creatures, and his creative crew have figured out new ways to build bodacious bodies from socks and invented a slew of facial features. Some critters have wings and some stand on tripod legs. ... Thanks to John's easy-to-understand diagrams and humorous instructions, nothing is intimidating.--P.  of cover.
February 13, 2014
Yarmouth, ME : Lucky Bamboo Crafts, c2013.
136 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Enclosed spiral binding.
Traditional fine arts -- Festivals & holidays -- Performance & dance -- Chinese folk toys & games -- Simple Asian crafts -- Project resources.
"Over 100 projects & ideas celebrating Chinese culture." -- Cover
How to show & sell your crafts : how to build your craft business at home, online, and in the marketplace
February 7, 2014
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, .
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"For crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level, this book is the perfect guide. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, How to Show & Sell Your Crafts is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and "through-the-keyhole" profiles of some of the world's most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items online, at craft fairs, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you'll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future. You start by learning how to optimize your workspace to improve creativity and profitability, then how to build a strong brand name and online presence across multiple social media platforms. Lastly, learn how to get your work out into the marketplace, engage customers, and use the insider secrets offered in this book to set yourself up for success and grow your sales!"-- Provided by publisher.
Mixed media masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron : create incredible art journals and handmade mixed media treasures with two master crafters
February 4, 2014
Heid, Jenny, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2013.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Painting, making, sculpting, and escaping into mixed media. Celebrate everyday ; Supercute mini faux doughnuts ; Your very own mixed media bracelet ; Heirloom bride and groom vintage photo assemblage ; Sweet spot necklace ; Fauxbulous keepsake cake -- For the love of art journaling. Lovely lady layers and lines ; Favorite things ; I see a white page and I want to paint it black ; I wonder what she wished for ; I taught myself to bake ; Down the shore ; When I grow up and have a house.
January 31, 2014
Hill, Morgann, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
January 27, 2014
New York : Lark, 2013.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Wear -- Decorate -- Play -- Carry -- Give.
January 8, 2014
Asheville : Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Farm Chicks Country / by Serena Thompson -- Natural and Organic Wedding / by Minna Mercke Schmidt -- Romantic and Pretty Wedding / by Heather Bullard -- Vintage Glam Wedding / by Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon -- French-Inspired Wedding / by Corey Amaro -- Rustic DIY Wedding / by Tracy Schultz -- Resources -- About the Contributors.
January 8, 2014
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
192 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
"220 cards, 50+ tags, gift cards, piecings, and more!"--Cover.
Machine generated contents note: Let someone know they're special with a birthday greeting that shines with fun and good wishes. -- Or, choose a unique party invitation to bring everyone together in celebration. -- Card giving isn't just for holidays. -- Choose one of these simple cards for saying "thank you," "get well," or expressing sympathy, congrats, friendship, or appreciation. -- Love is in the air and these valentines are perfect for expressing your feelings. -- Whether you prefer a light-hearted, whimsical, or romantic approach, you'll find just the right one for your sweetheart. -- Bring on the green grass, warmer days, pretty flowers, and of course, springtime holidays. -- Send Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day greetings to celebrate the season. -- It's a milestone worthy of celebration, a teen's graduation. -- Be at the ready with congratulatory cards to give and special invitations for your own grad's party. --
A collection of simple designs of greeting cards for all occasions, and includes over fifteen step-by-step techniques for a more polished look -- Source other than Library of Congress.
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