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Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illustrations on almost every page, Alison Jay's vivid interpretation of this classic story is a perfect introduction to the novel – and an elegant gift for those who are already Lewis Carroll fans.
Recommended for ages 8+.$27.99
Mason Jar Nation begins by exploring the Mason jar's impact on America since its 1858 patent and how the Mason jar changed the way mid- nineteenth century Americans fed their families.
The second half of Mason Jar Nation features over 50 of these adaptations, shown with clear photography. Readers who appreciate American cultural history, making fun and affordable crafts, and Mason jars themselves will love this new book and its tall, narrow shape that's based on the proportions of the classic Mason jar.$24.99
Odette Pieced top has right front dart and left princess seam, side front and back panels, tapered peplum. Long sleeves have shoulder darts. Neck binding and stitched hems.
Ivy Swing tunic has front and sleeve insertions, diagonal skirt panels. Neck and sleeve bindings, three-quarter length sleeves, stitched hems.
Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium-weight knits with 2 or 4-way stretch.
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$35.00
In The Bible Sampler Quilt, Laurie Aaron Hird pairs scripture with beautifully pieced blocks representing significant people, themes and events from The Bible. Inside the book and accompanying CD, you'll find everything you need to complete each project, including:
- Detailed designs for 96 blocks with Bible verses in Chronological order
- Diagrams and PDF templates for each block
- Complete instructions for creating a sampler quilt in sizes ranging from lap to king
Here are 20 fresh designs from a contemporary quilting icon Denyse Schmidt, one of the leading quilters of the 21st century.
Known as a 'modern' quilter, she actually draws much of her creative vision from quilts of the past. Schmidt pays homage to the quilters and quilts that came before her. Each of the 20 traditional quilt designs she has reinterpreted here (among them are Irish Chain, Mariner's Compass and Orange Peel to name a few) is introduced with a lively overview of the pattern's history.
- Instructions are illustrated
- Templates are provided at full size on a pullout pattern sheet
- A complete techniques section is included at the back of the book
Back by popular demand, Paulene Christie and the passionate Slow Cooker Central community have returned with a book that is even bigger and even better than before!
All the recipes are by real people, cooking in real kitchens – with no obscure ingredients or complicated instructions. If you want to serve delicious, imaginative, home-cooked food without spending hours in the kitchen prepping and cooking, this book is the perfect solution!
With more than 270 all-new recipes, Slow Cooker Central 2 is organised into 14 chapters that will help you make meals to match your appetite or what's in the fridge. You'll find great ideas for casseroles, curries, soups and roasts; plus plenty of recipes you might not expect, such as those for desserts, cakes, fudge and even face paint and play dough.
Packed with useful tips and tricks, and including the size of the slow cooker used to make each dish, these are fail-safe recipes that will quickly become family favourites.$24.99