Featuring twenty-two wearable projects, this introduction to convertible design walks readers through the most complex of concepts, beginning with a simple design that is transformed into twenty-four motifs that are interchangeable.
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating twenty-five paper flowers from tissue and crepe paper, and explains how to combine the flowers to arrange garlands, wreaths, table decorations, and corsages.
Features twenty-four beadwoven jewelry projects that showcase movement from a simple drop that swings from chains to elaborate pieces with intricate components that spin around a core of beads or along a beaded base.
World-renowned quilter Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms--squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles--inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his inventive quilts are showcased, along with step-by-step instructions for making each one.
This book shows how to use a traditional craft to add a very modern message to coasters, bags, patches, pillows, tea towels, eyeglass cases and more. Twenty-five fun embroidery lettering projects let you speak your mind in stitches. Bold, snarky, amusing, or clever--these needlework ideas are anything but old-fashioned samplers.
Twenty-nine meticulously rendered, ready-to-color illustrations portray the many distinctive styles of actual Victorian-era homes, including a seaside cottage in the ´´stick style´´; an Italianate San Francisco residence of the 1880s; the unusual Octagon House in Ottawa, Illinois (1856); a Moorish-styled urban residence in Baltimore (1886), and the elegant ´´Vinland,´´ a Newport, Rhode Island, residence (1882-1884).
Taking the houseplant trend to the next level, this book offers-in addition to growing tips for over twenty varietals- rich inspiration for home decoration, crafting, and DIY natural health and beauty projects using nature. Leafy green houseplants, hardy succulents and cacti, and flowering perennials add as much to your daily sense of well- being as to the beauty of your home once you convert it into a plant paradise. Opening her book with all the essentials you need to cultivate twenty home varietals-from calathea to monstera to pilea peperomioides -with practical tips for repotting, watering, and sunlight recommendations, Elle Décor Idée co-editor Camille Soulayrol takes the houseplant trend to the next level by offering a broad program of gorgeous DIY projects. She shares step-by-step inspiration for creating terrariums and aquatic plant habitats, decorative tips for showcasing plants at home with wreathes or geometric frames that allow vines to thrive, and nature-inspired table setting ideas incorporating leaves and dried herbs. Tips on how to frame blossoms and leaves and how to create herbal dyes for textiles round out a rich palette of home decorating projects. Learn to leverage the benefits of specific plants through recipes for natural cosmetics, essential oils, and herbal infusions sourced from your houseplant haven. Urban dwellers have finally caught on to the beauty, joy, and mindful benefits of bringing nature into the home, and this innovative book is essential reading to succeed in reinvigorating your interior using the diverse bounties of nature. Never has the art of creating an idyllic interior garden been covered in such a broad, accessible, and eye-catching volume, with its pastel color palette, innovative tutorials, and exquisite photography and illustrations.
The author of the topseller Needles and Notions returns with delightful projects that spotlight a favorite topic-birds! Quilters of all abilities-even those who have never paper pieced before-will be amazed at the accurate results they can achieve with this easy-to-learn technique. Twenty-five fresh block motifs feature a variety of large and small birds, plus birdhouses and feeders, butterflies, and a bird bath. Includes five whimsical wall-quilt patterns, as well as ideas for finishing individual blocks as mini quilts for quick gifts. Full-size patterns make it easy to start a project right away, while a primer on paper piecing will build beginner confidence.