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Quilts: Charm Book

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840720686
  • Publication date: 31 Oct 1999
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

I Love You Mum

Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley
Contributors:
Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley

A mother's hug lasts for long after she lets go. There's nowhere warmer or safer than the embrace of a loving mother, and even as we grow older, our thoughts return again and again to the love we received as infants.Just like us, mums from the natural world are devoted to their little ones. From the cuddly walrus who snuggles her cubs tight in her flippers to the brave tiger who defends her precious young from all possible dangers, celebrate the wonder of mum with this little book that reminds us just how special she is.

Ilex Press

Lovebirds and Other Wild Sweethearts

Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley
Contributors:
Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley

The best thing in life to hold onto is each other. Lovebirds are so alike that it's hard to tell them apart. They stay together for their whole lives and, if separated, they pine just like humans do. They even sleep with their faces turned towards one another. This little book shows what the animal kingdom can teach us about romance and the lasting power of love.

Kyle Books

Homemade Gifts Vintage Style

Sarah Moore
Authors:
Sarah Moore

Shops and markets selling vintage furniture and trinkets are an absolute treasure trove for anyone looking to inject some character and charm into their hoe without spending a fortune. 'Homemade Gifts Vintage Style' takes this one step further by inspiring you to make or customise your own vintage wares and present them as gifts. Rather than throwing out worn jumpers and blankets, give them a new lease of life by turning them into cute animals for children's birthdays. Instead of ditching cushions that have seen better days, why not transform them into something unique with colourful and eclectic vintage fabrics. Sarah Moore shows you how with step-by-step photographs accompanied by simple instructions. Projects can be sewn by hand or accomplished with one simple stitch on a sewing machine so are suitable for all abilities. With their colourful vintage look these projects make the perfect gifts for any occasion - so lovely that you'll have to resist the temptation to keep them for yourself.

Aster

Four-Legged Therapy

Four- Legged Therapy is a delightfully illustrated collection of ten stories that recognise the therapeutic value of having animals in our lives. A charming exploration of how pets can support our minds and bodies in everyday life. From grumpy cats, fat dogs and muddy ducks to goats in a classroom and rescue-hens in a care home, this book recognises animals as the unsung heroes that save lives and make life worth living. Animals offer companionship, love and fun. They teach us the gift of kindness and acceptance. They can connect us to the world, slow down time and sharpen our senses in a kind of informal meditation. They can be good listeners, offering reassurance and devotion that steadies our self-esteem. They ask us for routine and consistency, to show a kind of resilience that is good for us."Your dog's utter faith in your humanity will make you feel like more and more of a human, every day"- Caroline O'Donoghue, author of 'Promising Young Women', shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards writing about the joy of unconditional from her Jack-Russell terrier, Sylvie. "I feel as if I've been permitted a glimpse into the wonder at the very heart of life, led there by my dog" - Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, author of Things My Dog Has Taught Me: About being a better human.

Mitchell Beazley

The Almanac

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz

THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews 'This book is your bible' - The Independent '...it already feels like an annual necessity' - India Knight 'Joyous' - Allan Jenkins 'Updated for 2019 with more lovely ideas to celebrate the seasons' - Gardens Illustrated'A charming book. This is a real gem of a gift' - Sunday Express, S Magazine. A perfect toolkit connecting with the world around us and the year ahead as it unfolds - all in a compact and pocket size that just begs you to pick it up and browse - Reckless Gardener or Its range of information and depth of understanding of our seasons is priceless - Reckless GardenerThe Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy Buttermilk scones with orangle blossom & honey butter in June; Discover the Chinese New Year story of 'The great race' in February.You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018:'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden

Ilex Press

The Witchcraft Handbook

Midia Star
Authors:
Midia Star

Embrace your inner witch.Packed with spells, potions and witchy wisdom, use this magickal guide to enhance every aspect of your life. From the effects of the moon to the use of candles to enhance spells, learn how to protect your home, fulfill your dreams, boost your love life, banish ill chance and secure your future.Isn't it time you unleashed the power of magick?

Kyle Books

Vintage Home

Sarah Moore
Authors:
Sarah Moore
Ilex Press

Cute Kawaii Doodles

Sarah Alberto
Authors:
Sarah Alberto
Spruce

The Little Juice Box

Feeling lethargic, listless, or a bit under the weather? This collection of four juice recipe books might be just the answer you've been looking for. Whether you're looking to clear up a cold, or simply give your immune system a bit of a boost, you're sure to find a juice that can help you on your way in this collection of 80 juice recipes. Brought together in a beautiful pink slipcase, these books are perfect as a gift, or simply as a little pick-me-up treat for yourself!The four books in the collection are:Energize: Juices to Invigorate - Perfect for when you're feeling lethargic, irritable or lacking enthusiasm. Activate the senses and stimulate your body through the natural power of juices and smoothies.Health Remedies: Juices to Heal and Revitalise - Fresh juices can alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments from sinusitis to anaemia. Restore your body to good health through the power of juice.Immune Boosters: Juices to Protect and Heal - Constant colds, feeling listless or just under the weather? Raise your energy levels and help your body fight disease through the natural potency of juices.Detox: Juices to Cleanse and Rejuvenate - Feeling bloated, listless or lethargic? Revitalize and cleanse your body the natural way with this handy collection of juices.

Hamlyn

Wine it's not rocket science

Ophélie Neiman
Authors:
Ophélie Neiman

Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be. With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and bursting with fool-proof and reliable advice, Wine: it's not rocket science is the guide that answers the sentence: I wish I knew more about wine. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the colour, aroma and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident serving and ordering wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative colour drawings and infographics.

Conran

The English Roses

David Austin
Authors:
David Austin
Spruce

Cat Tweets

Trevor Davies
Authors:
Trevor Davies

Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.

Kyle Books

Samarkand: Recipes and Stories From Central Asia and the Caucasus

Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford
Authors:
Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford

Over hundreds of years, various ethnic groups have passed through Samarkand, sharing and influencing each other's cuisine and leaving their culinary stamp. This book is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing personal travel essays and recipes little known in the West that have been expertly adapted for the home cook. An array of delicious dishes will introduce the region and its different ethnic groups - Uzbek, Tajik, Russian, Turkish, Korean, Caucasian and Jewish - along with a detailed introduction on the Silk Road and a useful store cupboard of essential ingredients. Chapters are divided into Shared Table, Soups, Roast Meats & Kebabs, Warming Dishes, Pilavs & Plovs, Accompaniments, Breads & Doughs, Drinks and Desserts. 100 recipes are showcased, including Apricot & Red Lentil Soup, Chapli Kebabs with Tomato Relish, Rosh Hashanah Palov with Barberries, Pomegranate and Quince, Curd Pancakes with Red Berry Compote and the all-important breads of the region. And with evocative travel features like On the Road to Samarkand, A Banquet on the Caspian Sea and Shopping for Spices under Solomon's Throne, you will be charmed and enticed by this little known region and its cuisine, which has remained relatively untouched in centuries.

Kyle Books

Quick and Easy Quilts: 20 Beautiful Quilting Projects

Lynne Goldsworthy
Authors:
Lynne Goldsworthy

Homemade quilts add interest and colour to a room and often become family heirlooms, being passed down to the next generation. Despite being much-loved items, though, many people are put off by the amount of time and effort required to create a quilt. Cue Lynne Goldsworthy, quilter and creator of popular quilting blog Lily's Quilts, with a gorgeous collection of quilts that are quick and easy to make with your sewing machine - some can even be done in a weekend. Quick & Easy Quilts focuses on projects made from big blocks, meaning that the finished project, whilst still beautiful, can be made in a fraction of the time. With her bright, modern designs and easy to follow instructions, this is a must-have book for any wannabe quilter. Twelve stunning quilts include the bright and lively Summer Picnic quilt and the impactful Supernova quilt, whilst a further 8 smaller projects include bed runners, wall hangings, cushion covers and more.

Mitchell Beazley

Pretty Fly For a Mai Tai

It's an undisputed truth that music and booze go hand-in-hand. So what better way to improve your favourite songs than by pairing them with a tailor-made cocktail?A perfect gift for any music fan, Pretty Fly For A Mai Tai offers 75 delicious drinks recipes accompanied by humorous illustrations which are sure to please the audiophile in your life. Cocktails include: The Gin GenieSmells Like Martini SpiritThis Charming ManhattanNegroni Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)Born to RumHey Ho, PiscoEggnoggin' on Heaven's DoorHotel Caipirinha

Ilex Press

The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book

Charlotte Farmer
Authors:
Charlotte Farmer

Are you tired of all those colouring books claiming that they are the answer to your inner peace and sense of calm? Do you twitch at the thought of yoga mums, bikini diets, excessive coffee choices and people who just have the whole thing under control? Then this book is your antidote. We don't mind if you want to give The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book to your dog to chew; feel free to use it to light the fire or prop up the table leg. If you feel really desperate you may even want to colour it in...or scribble it out. The choice is yours.Whatever you choose to do we advise you first to enjoy the fabulous, humorous illustrations by the inspiringly angry Charlotte Farmer. And if her brilliance and talent drives you round the twist, you know what to do. Just warn us to duck first.

Kyle Books

Home Sewn

Cassandra Ellis
Authors:
Cassandra Ellis

Divided into three sections - Eating & Sharing, Living and Resting - Home Sewn provides a range of practical soft furnishing projects dedicated to activities around the home. Items are gorgeous, but also useful, with both style and functionality. From leather placemats, a painted canvas floor cloth, to a linen ottoman, rustic linen pendant shades and a gathered antique lace valance, the ideas use a wide range of fabrics. With heirloom items as well as simple but effective creations, these projects will help create a striking interior in any home.

Conran

Absolutely Beautiful Things

Anna Spiro
Authors:
Anna Spiro

In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and colour, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavour to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: colour and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'.

Spruce

The Little Book of Corgi Charm

Trevor Davies
Authors:
Trevor Davies
Mitchell Beazley

Make Mine a Martini

Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge