Nadia, a busy professional realtor, is excited to land a new listing: a quaint older home that she hopes will sell quickly. But after a hasty cleanup effort, the owners leave something important behind. And Nadia, already overburdened with work, must now deal with a bad-tempered, unwanted old cat.
CAT TALES is a series of short, stand-alone fiction celebrating the human-animal bond, from award-winning author Linda Benson. They can be read in any order.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated.
Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn.
Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more!
These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
A creative new take on an old favorite—including delightful patterns for special occasions and gifts.
The humble granny square gets a fresh new look in this collection of 3D granny square crochet patterns. Choose your favorite from one hundred different designs including flowers, animals, food and drink, and motifs, whether it’s a fragrant rose, a cherry pie, or a jellyfish. Each motif features a 3D element that is integral to the granny square design.
There are also ten bright and beautiful projects showing you how to use the squares to make special gifts for friends and family including an animal themed baby blanket, a fruity cushion, and a decorative garland, and patterns designed for Christmas, birthdays, and other occasions.
Simple patterns for cuddly characters and cozy blankets!
Snuggle up with a crochet comforter or play with a colorful character—these amigurumi patterns are simple to stitch and super cute!
Featuring unique crochet toy patterns including boy and girl dolls, dog and cat, bear and bunny, zebra, reindeer, monkey, and more, this amazing collection will give you a wide range of crochet toys and comfy blankets to create to delight the little ones in your life.
Make adorable crochet dolls with over fifty unique patterns for clothes and accessories.
With a range of clothing and accessory patterns, dress up your doll for home and abroad, from basic underwear and shoes to dresses, dungarees, sweaters, coats, and hats. As well as wardrobe essentials, you can create accessories to match each outfit, including a teddy for bedtime, a bucket for the beach, cakes for the kitchen, and even a penguin for the North Pole! There’s a range of dressing-up costumes, with an adorable bear suit and a fun superhero mask and cape. The cute mini suitcase pattern is the perfect for storing all of your dolls belongings and it doubles up as a bed too!
Be aware that crochet terms in the United States are different from those in the U.K. This can be confusing as the same terms are used to refer to different stitches under each system. All crochet patterns in this book are written in U.K. and European terms. U.S. crocheters must take care that they work the correct stitches. One way to tell which system is being used in other patterns is that the American system starts with a single crochet, which the U.K. system doesn't have; so patterns with “sc” in them can be identified as American patterns.
Projects that capture the colors and comforts of spring from the popular fabric designer and author of Country Cottage Quilting. A gorgeous collection of spring-themed quilting and stitching designs from top designer Lynette Anderson, including table runners, wall hangings, and larger quilts, as well as smaller, quick-to-stitch gifts, all featuring Lynette’s fabric range from Lecien. In a book designed to capture Lynette’s heartwarming and quirky style, beautiful fabrics, fresh colors, and cute motifs are used to create such projects as: Birdhouse Blossoms Picture, Garden Delights Table Centre, Dreaming Tree Journal, Hexagon Handbag, Night Owl Purse, Night and Day Charms, Spring Flower Quilt, and Sweet Rabbit Tea Towel.
Inventive ways to wrap presents that are both pretty and planet-friendly!
Embrace zero waste living with this collection of sustainable gift wrap solutions including furoshiki, the traditional Japanese technique of fabric knotting. What could be nicer than receiving a present AND the beautiful scarf it's wrapped in!
Whether you use a vintage silk scarf or create your own fabric with patchwork, piecing, and dyeing techniques—or reuse unwanted items to make quirky gift wraps—this collection is packed full of ideas for reducing waste.
Other ideas include how to make present toppers made from unwanted fabric and yarn scraps—to finish off your gift wrapping with a flourish.
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