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The Herb Companion is a home reference guide to over 50 herbs.
Each entry gives the essential properties of each herb, as well as its medicinal and culinary uses, and cultural significance. In addition, there are sections on flavour combinations, and uses for beauty and health.
Beautifully packaged in cloth-textured hardback and with original line drawings of each herb – this book is the perfect gift for the home cook.$19.99
In Vintage Modern Crochet, five classic crochet lace techniques are reinvented in stunning, compelling ways. These vintage-inspired creations are all you need for a one-of-a-kind wardrobe!
You'll fall in love with this collection of tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers and even a crochet dress – all thoroughly wearable and on-trend, yet timeless. Each technique-themed chapter features a fascinating introduction: learn about pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, Irish crochet and Tunisian crochet. Each design also features a "Technique Tidbit" that will give you valuable insight into working the pattern.$39.99
Anytime, anywhere, keep your cash undercover and your hands free! The patterns focus on a safe way to dress with comfort and style.
The shirt features classic styling with choice of long or short sleeves, two outside pockets and five that are discretely hidden in the front middle panel.
The pull-on pant has a choice of deep side seam or slash pockets that include security pockets. In addition, there is an optional pocket that hangs from the waist – great for a passport.
Multi-sized: 6 – 28
Young children can discover the magic of the orchestra with this sound book.
Each page has an embedded button to press to hear instruments from brass to drums, as well as the whole orchestra playing together. There are snippets of information about each instrument and a QR link to listen to the complete piece of music online.$29.99
A feminine fitted jacket that creates an instant hourglass figure! This great-fitting modern jacket is perfect for work, weekend or a special night out.
Princess seams and peplum seaming form a flattering silhouette. Choose from a flirty double peplum, or keep things simple with flat peplum seaming instead. The collarless neckline allows you to wear your favourite scarves easily! Jacket is fully lined, with pleated sleeve cap detail and zip front closure.
Whether you pick a dressy fabric like brocade, or a weekend fabric like corduroy, this jacket is sure to become a wardrobe favourite.
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Sizes: 0–16 (all sizes are included in one pattern)
Skill Level: Intermediate$22.00
This practical guide describes all of the wonderful wildlife that is helpful to have in your garden and how to spot them. Packed with hints and tips on how to encourage the critters into your space and make sure they stick around, this guide is a must-have for any gardener.
Birds and other animals such as bats and frogs are also renowned pest-munchers, while bees, butterflies and other insects will happily pollinate your flowers, fruit and vegetables. Encouraging just a few of these 'friends' into your garden will soon ensure your prized plants are blooming.
Introducing helpful wildlife into your garden will help to control pests, maintain a natural chemical-free balance and encourage your garden to bloom, whether you have a large garden, an allotment or a simple window box. Some plants are great 'friends' and are endlessly useful – sweetpeas are good for regenerating tired soil, for example, while marigolds repel pesky greenfly away from your prized cabbages.
This beautifully illustrated little book is from the National Trust in the UK, but with many ideas applicable to Australian gardens.$19.99