This book is an essential guide for anyone interested in the popular craft of needle-felting. Whether you are completely new to needle-felting or an experienced felter, this book has something to offer, from precise instructions to creative inspiration. Written by two authors, experienced in making and teaching crafts to students of all ages and abilities, instructions are easy to follow and include practical yet creative ideas to fix common mistakes. Projects arise from a genuine love of the natural world and animals, whether they be family pets ('Our Friend Dexter') or wild animals whose widespread ill-treatment has brought them into the limelight. Requiring no experience other than an interest in working and playing with wool, projects progressively build on skills throughout, and will transform you into an avid needle-felter in no time at all.
• Make magical fairies, scary zombies, and cute gnomes with simple supplies and sewing skills • Learn easy crafting skills like hand sewing, finger knitting, sewing buttons and sequins, and using patterns • Have a fairy-crafting party! Projects are perfect for birthday parties, play dates, and afternoon playtime Welcome to Fairyland! Inside this book, you’ll find more than 28 projects that’ll make the most of your imagination. Whether you want to make flower fairies, zombie sprites or forest gnomes, there’s something in here to get you started! You can even craft a treasure pocket to hide all your creations in. Best of all, you’ll learn new sewing skills that you can show off to your pals!
AWESOME boredom busting play ideas, kids crafts, travel games, and tricky challenges for kids all in one place! Beat the boredom blues and turn those frowns upside down with over 1,000 easy, fun, cost-effective play ideas for toddlers to school-aged kids. There's something for everyone--even parents--in this tried and tested one-stop book from NY Times bestselling author, Jean Oram. "A lifesaver for parents and educators." --Kenneth, reader. Get the kids busy and out of your hair all while helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in our busy, complicated world. Want to be the new favorite in the family? Check out some of the fun inside 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas: + 101 tricky, goofy challenges for kids + 36 Travel games PLUS 24 more word games that can be played in the car + Arts and crafts (and holiday crafts, too) + Classic games from your childhood such as Hot Potato & Red Rover + Outside play ideas + Playground games + Mad scientist safe & easy experiments--including Flubber! + Birthday party games + Easy arts & crafts for all ages + Improv games--Human Gumby! + Family day trip ideas + Group games + Rainy day activities--rain painting! + And more play, play, play! Now includes 26 BONUS activities for a grand total of 1,027 activities to keep your kids happy, and playing. The brain learns by playing and play is children's work. Build smart, happy, healthy children... let's play! A Tricky Challenge to Get You Started: Coin Catching à la Elbow! Put your right hand on your right shoulder. Point your elbow out in front of you. Lay a penny on the flat part of your arm just above your elbow. Without moving your arm, turn your hand so the palm of your hand is facing up. Very quickly move your elbow down and try to catch the penny with your right hand as it falls. The record for caught pennies when I was a kid was a stack of 14. How many can you catch? Want more fun? Try licking your elbow. Balance a spoon on your nose. Make a paper snowflake. Make an edible ice-cream cone Christmas tree. There's so much more inside! Grab 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas --and have your best sleepover, birthday party, road tip, babysitting experience, snowy day, or play time ever!
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
This study of the transformation of popular leisure in Cumbria between the middle of Victoria's reign and the outbreak of the Second World War draws principally on oral evidence and the archives of the local press, and covers all areas of leisure from pastimes within the home to pub-going, church and chapel activities, sport, amateur and professional music, dancing, the stage and screen, and the enjoyment of public holidays. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Living the Country Lifestyle All-in-One For Dummies features six books in one, including: Country Cooking (cast-iron cooking, canning, pickling, and outdoor cooking, among other topics) Traditional Crafts (sheering animals and producing wool, knitting, hand sewing, patchwork and quilting, candle making) Kitchen Gardening (growing and caring for vegetables, herbs, and fruit) Outdoor Skills (camp skills, fishing, navigation, outdoor family fun) Raising Farm Animals (buying, housing, and raising animals, beekeeping) Natural Health (herbal remedies, an encyclopedia of herbs, and healing foods)