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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Expert advice on how to paint water from renowned watercolorist and water specialist, Joe Dowden.

"When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street"--From publisher description.

"... a collection of projects knit in Cascade Yarns' Venezia worsted and Venezia sport, blends of merino and silk that are sumptiously stoff but still offer the durability and affordability"--From publisher description.

"Join Nicky Epstein on a world tour of knitting traditions and techniques, with more than 50 fabulous designs. Nicky details the origin and use of classic knitting techniques--Fair Isle, appliqué, Aran, and more--in folk-knitting traditions from around the globe, then reinvigorates and recombines these techniques in her own inimitable way to create all-new, innovative designs and traditions"--From publisher description.

Building on the success of her other shaped beads book, Great Designs for Shaped Beads, Anna Elizabeth Draeger is back with 24 all-new projects that add some of the newest bead shapes on the market as well as perennial favorites. Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads features beaded beads, rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, and also includes a design option for each project so everyone will find something they want to create!

"The intensive research undertaken for this book properly identifies forty-five Native American silversmiths and their hallmarks found on Southwest jewelry. Most of the marks date prior to the 1970s and some as early as the 1920s, along with the marks of traders, guilds, and the government. [The book] also provides the stories of the artists and institutions represented by these marks"--Page [2] of cover.

"Technically, they're barely teenagers. But when it comes to the collision of murder and magic, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are the best damn detectives in England. And for good reason: They're not just crack investigators of supernatural crimes--they're victims. Edwin and Charles were both murdered decades ago, but that hasn't stopped them from teaming up to solve cases too strange for the living to touch. When Charles and Edwin save the life of Crystal Palace, an introverted teenager whose parents are the toast of England's avant-garde art scene, Charles develops a serious crush--and Crystal winds up at St. Hilarion's, the brutal boarding school that cost the Dead Boy Detectives their lives years ago. What hellish conspiracy is killing the students of St. Hilarion's? And can the Dead Boy Detectives team up with a living girl without giving up the ghost?"--p. [4] of cover.

Basic embroidery stitches are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations. Shows how to work from charted designs as well as following freeform or "doodle stitching." There are also brief tutorials on crewel work, ribbon embroidery, bargello, cross stitch, and even machine embroidery. Projects span an international range of embroidery, and experts demonstrate the different ways in which the techniques and stitches can be used. The book focuses on ideas for using needlework pieces around the home: pillows, table runners, and more.

The 1950s had rock 'n' roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion?and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen were the trio of rebel geniuses who made it great.

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream.

A collection of 20 sock patterns specially chosen from the first 10 issues of the eMagazine "Sockupied."

Outlines how to transform a kitchen into an inviting and efficient home space, providing coverage of topics from walls and flooring to storage and appliances.

"Cutest Ever Baby Toys to Knit includes an introduction to basic knitting skills, techniques, and terminology. Altogether it is the ideal book for beginning knitters, while providing an enjoyable source of inspiration for those with knitting experience. Knitted toys and nursery accessories in soft, cozy yarns make wonderful gifts. Picture your baby cuddled up with a cute red fox while taking a nap, or playing with an adorable penguin afterwards. There?s a snake, dinosaur and a very tame elephant with a colorful blanket. Small rattles, cheery mobiles and colorful booties as a bonus. Clear instructions and a delightful photograph accompany every toy in the book"--Amazon.com.

"Based on House Beautiful's popular monthly column, this little volume--revised and updated to include 130 new colors--is filled with 493 paints that professional interior designers have used successfully in their own rooms. It explains why they work and where they work best. From cheerful blues to adventurous reds, from soothing lavenders to sunny yellows, the colors you'll live with happily for years are right here."--Page [4] of cover.

Twenty-seven knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.

Instructions for sewing rag dolls and their clothes to make the perfect present. Crasbercu had designed patterns for 11 dolls and a wide range of outfits and accessories to sew, including hats, shoes and bags. The basic doll pattern can be used to sew all the dolls and then altered according to hair and eye color and hair style.

Presents detailed information on every step of kitchen and bath renovation, including floor plan ideas, storage strategies, decorating styles, product advice, and buying tips.

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