Crochet adorable amigurumi inspired by classic literature.
Comics fans have action figures. Sports fans get trading cards. But what about literature lovers? What book-themed accessories can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills, all at the same time? Look no further—give the gift of adorable amigurumi! Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, Literary Yarns is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all ages. All that’s needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you’ll be hanging out with your favorite characters from classic literature. Take tea with a charming Elizabeth Bennet. Decorate the Christmas tree with a grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. Solve mysteries with the help of a pocket-sized Sherlock Holmes. Bring Prince Hamlet to a play. And just try to keep Huck Finn out of trouble! With easy-to-follow patterns and sweet photographic portraits, Literary Yarns is sure to make your bookshelf cuter—and fuzzier—in no time.
A perfect gift for hungry dorm-dwellers, this must-have pocket guide will help students make and eat healthy snacks, meals, and other tasty bites.
Discover quick breakfasts to help you make it to class on time, backpack-friendly lunches, dormmate dinners for a crowd, study break snacks, and of course an infallible recipe for microwave mug cake—plus basic tools, terms, nutrition, budgeting guides, and safety tips for novice cooks. No matter if you’ve got a microwave and an electric kettle or a full-sized kitchen, this book will have you well-fed and back to studying (or video games) in no time. Recipes include:
• Breakfast Burritos
• Hummus and Veggie Wraps
• Healthy Avocado and Sunflower Seed Sandwich
• Bacon: Microwaved or Panfried
• Chocolate-Covered Popcorn
• And more!
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This handy little gift book is the perfect pocket guide to your garden!
For the green thumb in your life, this delightful companion is blooming with fun facts and helpful ideas for everything from indoor seed-starting to tips for hassle-free roses. What’s the difference between heirlooms and hybrids? How can I stop weeds from invading my flowerbeds? And what’s the best way to attract helpful, beneficial insects? All these questions and more are answered for gardeners of all ages and experience.
• Tips for Hassle-Free Roses
• How to Grow Perfect Tomatoes
• How to Start Seeds Indoors
• How to Extend the Growing Season
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Expert cooking tips and timeless kitchen wisdom make this culinary how-to handbook a must-have for home cooks of all skill levels.
You don’t need expensive gadgets, cutting-edge cutlery, or a rack of exotic spices to be a great cook. You just need the timeless wisdom found in Stuff Every Cook Should Know. You’ll learn
- How to Care for Cast Iron
- How to Sharpen a Knife
- How to Reduce Waste
- How to Make Meals Ahead
Plus measurement conversions, kitchen organizing tips, basic knife cuts, how to stop onions from making you cry, and much more. Now you’re cooking!
Yum-Yum Bento is back with 52 more easy seasonal-themed bento lunches.
From the depths of winter to the height of summer, a beautiful lunch can brighten any day. Japanese bento boxes are portable and pretty meals packed with healthy portions and plenty of cheer. And they’re outrageously cute! With Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round, you’ll fall in love with 52 tasty, in-season lunches. Spring into make-ahead action with packing tips, tutorials, side dish recipes, and more. From summer Sunshine Smiles to Christmas Gingerbread Friends, there’s a bento just perfect for your lunchbox today.
Selections from the Table of Contents:
- Easter Chicks
- Dainty Daffodils
- Green Pea Brothers
- Rainbow Sushi
- Cheerful Crab
- Seashell Fun
- A Pear Anywhere
- Fried Rice Jack-o-Lantern
- Pumpkin Twins
- Tomato Santas
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bagel
- Penguin Elves
Build your cat “paw-some” homemade habitats with easy instructions and common materials.
A shoebox or paper bag may be fine for those other cats. But doesn’t your favorite feline deserve an in-home hangout that matches his exalted status and high standards? One that also shows off your own design sense and crafting skills?
This DIY construction guide offers fun and easy instructions for making cardboard purr-a-mids and regal cat castles, along with many more “paw-some” homemade habitats. Build your cat an airplane, a food truck, a train, a pirate ship, or a submarine. All the projects are quick to assemble, use inexpensive and common materials, and can be customized however you—or your cat— would like. Don’t wait, get your copy right meow!
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