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Unicorns, dragons and more : fantasy amigurumi. book cover

Unicorns, dragons and more : fantasy amigurumi.

746.434 /Unicorns
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Designs submitted to the annual design contest at www.amigurumipatterns.net.

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More cute gifts to make! I love these amigurumi patterns, and am looking forward to working up some stuffies this fall. -Casey

Fairytale blankets to crochet : 10 fantasy-themed children's blankets for storytime cuddles book cover

Fairytale blankets to crochet : 10 fantasy-themed children's blankets for storytime cuddles

Lynne Rowe

746.434 /Rowe
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Bedtime bookworms will love snuggling up and listening to their favourite story in a cosy hooded blanket. Bring storytime to life as they act out the characters - will they be a goodie or a baddie, Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf? Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling - little listeners, as well as their parents, will find themselves enchanted.

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Gifts you can make! These fairytale inspired blankets are adorable and cozy for the upcoming winter. -Casey

Mending life : a handbook for repairing clothes and hearts book cover

Mending life : a handbook for repairing clothes and hearts

Nina Montenegro

646.6 /Montenegro
Crafts, Home

The act of mending strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. The Montenegros encourage us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. By changing our consumption habits, small mends here and there will extend the life of our garments and other household items. They introduce basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching. You'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, bedsheets, and down jackets. -- abridged from information provided

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Everything about this title is thoughtfully done. I'm looking forward to spending some time with a few beloved garments during this re-read. -Casey

Paper crafts for Halloween book cover

Paper crafts for Halloween

Randel McGee

jHOLIDAY 745.5941 McGee
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"Provides a brief introduction to the history of Halloween, and Halloween-themed paper craft ideas"--Provided by publisher.

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I am loving Halloween decorating and crafts this year! There's nothing like having fall family time--cozied up after sundown, doing some quiet-ish activities, talking about all the fun fall things you can do. It's easy to find kids activities in the ICPL catalog. Just search for "Halloween decorations juvenile literature." Check the Availability box that says "At the library" and place a hold for Lobby Grab & Go! -Melody

Patternreview.com 1,000 clever sewing shortcuts & tips : top-rated favorites from sewing fans and master teachers book cover

Patternreview.com 1,000 clever sewing shortcuts & tips : top-rated favorites from sewing fans and master teachers

Deepika Prakash

eBOOK
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"One thousand sewing tips compiled from members of the popular sewing website: www.PatternReview.com plus five classes on specific sewing techniques taught by leading sewing specialists"--Provided by publisher.

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1, 2, 3, sew : build your skills with 33 simple sewing projects book cover

1, 2, 3, sew : build your skills with 33 simple sewing projects

Ellen Luckett Baker

eBOOK
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Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to dcor and accessories. With easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and 12 patterns tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, 3 Sew is an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.

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Sewing happiness : a year of simple projects for living well book cover

Sewing happiness : a year of simple projects for living well

Sanae Ishida

eBOOK
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When Sanae Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. Suddenly faced with unexpected challenges, she was forced to take stock of her life. What was most important to her? What brought her joy? These reflections led her to rediscover her true passion: sewing.

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Jelly roll quilts in a weekend : 15 quick and easy quilt patterns book cover

Jelly roll quilts in a weekend : 15 quick and easy quilt patterns

Pam Lintott


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Immerse yourself in the sumptuous world of Jelly Rolls with 17 exciting quilting projects. Learn how to turn the pre-cut, 2 ½-inch strips into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one 40-fabric roll. Jelly Roll Quilts features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams ensure that untying your beautifully rolled fabric will be the first step to quilting heaven!

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Modern macramé : 33 stylish projects for your handmade home book cover

Modern macramé : 33 stylish projects for your handmade home

Emily Katz

eBOOK
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"Macramé--the fine art of knotting--is an age-old craft that's undergoing a renaissance. At the heart of this resurgence is Emily Katz, a lifestyle icon and artist who teaches sold out macramé workshops around the world and creates swoon-worthy aspirational interiors with her custom hand-knotted pieces. Modern Macramé is a stylish, contemporary guide to the traditional art and craft of macramé, including thirty-three projects for home, from wall hangings and bohemian light fixtures to macramé baskets, rugs, and chairs. The achievable projects, showcased in abundant photography from real homes, will inspire novice and experienced crafters with easy-to-follow layouts. Full of thoughtful design and decor tips, this elevated guidebook-meets-lookbook shows how macramé can provide the perfect finishing touch for the well-designed home."--Page [4] of cover.

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Taste of Home handmade Christmas. book cover

Taste of Home handmade Christmas.

745.59412 /Taste
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Handmade surprises touch hearts and make memories. From whimsical elves made of felt to clever greeting cards crafted at home, the inspired ideas in the all-new Taste of Home Handmade Christmas promise to make everyone's holiday merry and bright. Whether you're new to crafting or a longtime pro, you'll enjoy projects such as Magnolia Leaf Wreath, Memory Wire Bracelets and so many others. These are the crafts you'll enjoy creating for family, friends, neighbors, teachers - everyone on your Christmas list. -- Provided by publisher.

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