Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!
Focusing on adult patrons ages 19 through senior citizens, this book explains how libraries can best serve this busy portion of their community's population at different life stages and foster experiences that are "worth the trip"—whether actual or virtual. • Helps librarians make their libraries the go-to places in the community for both information and recreation • Enables librarians to accurately analyze the demographics of their communities and identify the services needed • Offers simple suggestions to help librarians with limited resources provide age-appropriate services • Describes information and resources most likely needed during each life stage, making it easier to target the audience for both programming and publicity
Michael Showalter’s Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too is the hilarious all-access guide to help a man comprehend, appreciate, and bond with the felines in his life. They say dogs are a man’s best friend. True! But what if that man’s girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or mother-in-law has a cat? Is that the end for him? Is he resigned to an eternity of estrangement from this furry creature with which he shares his life partner, his favorite chair, and his sock drawer? Showalter offers hope for men everywhere in their quest to understand and love cats. In this intimate portrait of one man’s love for cats, you will learn the answers to burning questions such as: “Why are they all aloof and weird and stuff?”; “They hate me, right?”; and “Is it true that they have nine lives?” Armed with these and countless other valuable lessons, by the book’s end any guy can be on the fast track to becoming a cat’s best friend. Praise for Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too: “Deep stuff is decorated by fabulously absurd humor.” —Catster.com “So what have your cats taught you about loving yourself?” Michael Showalter: “Not a lot, I’ll be honest.” —Esquire.com “Fabulously illustrated.” —Entertainment Weekly
The Internet's most ridiculous product reviews! A hotel guest whose toilet wasn't securely fastened to the bathroom floor. A father livid that Toys'R'Us sent him a "make believe" dragon. An Alan Rickman fan who loathes a bookmark for casting Snape as a villain. Inspired by consumers who demand quality from a 39-cent product, One-Star Reviews features 150 side-splitting critiques for one-star-worthy items and establishments. From deeply disappointed reviews about the projects in Crafting with Cat Hair to scathing remarks about restaurants that serve every meal with a side of broken glass, these unique evaluations are comedic gems in their own right. Filled with only the best critiques the Internet has to offer, One-Star Reviews unleashes the snark with products and customers so ridiculous you can't help but laugh.
Islamic art is justly famed for its technological sophistication, varied approaches to ornament, and innovative employment of the written word. But what do we know about the skilled artisans who spent their lives designing and creating the paintings, objects and buildings that are so admired today? This anthology of written sources (dating from the seventh to the twentieth centuries) explores numerous aspects of the crafts of the Middle East from the processing of raw materials to the manufacture of finished artefacts. You will learn about: the legal and ethical dimensions of the arts and crafts, the organisation of labour in urban and rural contexts, the everyday lives of artisans, the gendered dimensions of making things, and the impact of industrialisation upon traditional methods of manufacture. Each chapter begins with an introduction providing a wider context for the primary sources. There are also suggestions for further reading.
Say goodbye to boring days with over one hundred easy and quick craft projects! All creations are fully illustrated with simple step-by-step instructions. Kids of all ages will enjoy making a desk organizer made out of a cereal box, turning a water bottle into a piggy bank, creating a placemat of memorable pictures, building a wreath out of clothes pins, dressing up their bulletin board and lamp shade, and many more crafts. Cool crafts are also included for just about every special occasion including getting ready for back-to-school, holidays, birthdays, and parties.
The perfect project guide for scout troops, craft classes, and everyone who wants an easy and inexpensive activity. sell at craft shows or make just for fun and recreation! How to Make Yarn Dolls is an easy-to-follow guide for creating many different doll characters using one basic pattern. This book will show you how to: Make the basic doll body, the beginning of every doll character Create faces for People, Animals, and Birds Add just the right hair or other facial feature Finish the character with clothes and accessories Included are step by step instructions as well as full size pattern pieces for the different doll costumes. About the Author: JoAnne Singley lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania and has been doing crafts for over 40 years. Her love of crafts started when she was only 15. Yarn dolls were something a classmate taught her when she was only 10 years old. She has been creating new and exciting doll characters ever since. Yarn dolls are not the only interest that JoAnne has. She also enjoys pouring composition dolls, sewing, reading, designing and making new crafts, gardening, cooking, designing costumes for bears and cloth dolls, and reupholstering furniture.Not enough hours in the day, as you can see! JoAnne does out-of-state craft shows in addition to working and designing craft kits for local nursing homes. She has also attended cosmetology school and has studied business and healthcare. She wants to share all her designs and crafting tips with others. So, with the publication of How to Make Yarn Dolls I and II, her writing career has begun. In her spare time, when she has some, she chases after her two cats, Red Cat and Junior.