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100 Cosy Projects

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840723533
  • Publication date: 27 Mar 2003
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Make and Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, decorating a shower curtain, mending a ripped hem, and making a simple pet bed, throw pillows, napkins, a tablecloth and a tote bag.

Conran

LEON Happy One-pot Cooking

Rebecca Seal, John Vincent
Authors:
Rebecca Seal, John Vincent

Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of more than 100 fuss-free, full-of-flavour recipes for main course dishes that you can create with only one cooking pot, pan or baking tray.Whether you are looking for a simple mid-week supper, a quick weekend lunch or something posh (but easy) to serve to friends, this book has the answer. From one-pan pastas to warming tagines, fragrant tray-baked fish and veg to Asian-inspired stir-fries, Happy One-pot is all about the food and not the washing up.Includes recipes that are Naturally Fast, Fresh & Easy, Cosy & Warm, Posh, Low & Slow and Simple Suppers.

Cassell

Michael Jackson: All the Songs

François Allard, Richard Lecocq
Authors:
François Allard, Richard Lecocq
Hamlyn

Border Control Entrance Exam

Want to find out how British you really are?From our stiff upper lips and blithe willingness to form an orderly queue, to our quirky traditions, drunken antics and borderline psychotic leisure pursuits, Brits are renowned throughout the world for being so... darned... British.We're a mass of contradictions, as changeable as the weather in the Scottish highlands, as cosy as a Cornish cream tea, as bright and colourful as a chicken tikka masala, or as morose as a lump of Welsh slate.This unique quiz book probes, exposes and celebrates the true essence of Britishness in all its guises, from chasing cheese downhill and self-deprecation, to naming cakes after Northern towns and always remaining alert for a fruity innuendo.

Ilex Press

Star Wars Felties

Aimee Ray
Authors:
Aimee Ray

The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Inside you'll find:48-page instruction bookDie-cut templates for 10 projects11 sheets of feltEmbroidery needle9 colours of embroidery threadStuffing

Ilex Press

Say It With Paper

Hattie Newman
Authors:
Hattie Newman
Ilex Press

Fast Art

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight

Everyone can be an artist!Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or experience -- you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself while making great art.

Kyle Books

Five Seasons of Jam

Lillie O'Brien
Authors:
Lillie O'Brien

'I'd love my shelves to be stocked with jars of pêche de vine and lemon jam, whitecurrant and lemon balm jelly, bergamot marmalade and cobnut and plum mincemeat, and enjoyed reading all the recipes with their intriguing and inviting flavour combinations.' Nigella Lawson'Any day started with Lillie's jam is a good one.' Anna Jones'A truly beautiful book. It is a delight to read and her recipes are excellent.' James Lowe, Lyles, London'Lillie O'Brien and her wonderful preserves.' Claire Ptak, Violet BakeryThese innovative recipes, bubbling with fruit, nuts, herbs and spices, are separated into 5 seasons:ALIVE/spring- blossoming florals and awakenings (Peach & Fig leaf Jam, Salted Cherry Blossom, Wild Garlic Pesto)HOT/summer - vivid sweetness (Nectarine & Thyme Jam, Strawberry & Wild Fennel Jam, Pickled Walnuts)BLUSH/early autumn - smoky warmth and rich spice (Blackberry & Cocoa Nib Jam, Elderberry & Pomegranate Molasses, Tomato Jam, Marjoram Jelly)BARB/late autumn - robust and bristling (Pear & Masala Jam, Pumpkin Jam, Damson Cheese)FROST/winter - biting, dark and cosy (Salted Mandarins, Seville Orange & Chamomile Marmalade)Lillie creates recipes to be lingered over, that inspire and give confidence to be a little more adventurous in the preserving kitchen.

Cassell

Science Hacks

Colin Barras
Authors:
Colin Barras

With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages.On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.Includes such topics and fields as:Particle PhysicsEvolutionary BiologyGeneticsMedicineChemistryEcology

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening

Kay Maguire
Authors:
Kay Maguire

Make the most of your balconies and windowsills with this handy gardening guide from the author of the award-winning RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots.RHS Little Book of Small-space Gardening is packed with practical information and inspirational ideas for anyone who wants to grow plants in a variety of outside spaces, from balconies to stairways, windowsills to doorsteps. Look inside to discover a host of creative step-by-step projects, such as speedy salads, wildlife pots, fragrant baskets and green garden walls. Handy plant profiles tell you what's best to grow in a variety of conditions, such as wind, shade and drought.Whether you choose to start with a simple pot or tackle a more ambitious project, with this beautifully illustrated book you'll soon see how even the smallest spaces can be amazing growing spaces.

Aster

The Chakra Project

Georgia Coleridge
Authors:
Georgia Coleridge

Packed with stunning, full-colour photographs, The Chakra Project is a brilliant introduction to the power of chakras. The chakra system is an energy map, connecting your body and soul. Fine-tuning your chakras can help to strengthen your physical body, nourish creativity, fire-up motivation, nurture your heart, inspire self-expression, clarify your intuition and help you to shine. When our energy is flowing, we feel rooted, connected and joyful.Each chapter of this book is beautifully designed, with inspiring photographs to illustrate the colours, elements and practices associated with the 7 chakras. Chapters include:- An introduction to each chakra and what it represents - The symbols, colours, elements, crystals, essential oils and emotional states associated with each one- Signs of when a chakra is healthy, and signs that you might have old or blocked energy that needs to be cleared - Simple, accessible ways to cleanse, heal and nourish each chakraGeorgia Coleridge is an experienced healer. Her fresh, inspiring approach can help you experience the power of chakras, create positive energy and transform your life.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids

Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Authors:
Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia

Renowned garden writer Lia Leendertz (Guardian and many books) and children's television gardener Chris Collins (BBC's 'Blue Peter'), show junior greenfingers everything they need to know to get the gardening bug. RHS Grow Your Own for Kids embodies the 'Grow Your Own' ethos of food provenance, self-sufficiency, and healthy eating. It shows how to sow and grow up to 12 key vegetables including tomatoes, aubergines, peas, potatoes, monster pumpkins, mustard & cress, runner beans and courgettes. It also includes child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, along with other plants such as sunflowers and edible flowers. Specially commissioned photography featuring children gardening illustrates the projects and introduces young gardeners to the science behind gardening.

Kyle Books

The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch

Abigail Booth
Authors:
Abigail Booth
Aster

Walking in the Rain

Getting lost and feeling found...'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' - John Muir, John of the MountainsWalking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand.In each chapter you will discover suggestions and ideas about how to create simple daily habits from the writer's thinking. In a world where so much of the noise around us suggests we are not good enough as we are, and that we must seek to change, these accounts try to do something different. They aim instead to invite a stroll into the complex pathways of the mind to discover the beauty of our own quirky individuality.

Kyle Books

Comfort: food to soothe the soul

John Whaite
Authors:
John Whaite

Comfort food is enjoying a renaissance as people start to shy away from exclusion diets and `clean eating' and embrace the balance of nourishing homemade meals. With the concept of hygge emphasising the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cosy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen. A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty. Chapters are divided by comfort cravings and include Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Devil Curry, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies and Cinnamon Knots.

Ilex Press

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Dixie Dixon
Authors:
Dixie Dixon
Mitchell Beazley

Love Origami!

Ross Symons
Authors:
Ross Symons

Ross Symons is an origami maverick. Shockingly, he has been known to draw faces on some of his animal creations. And his creativity extends to his witty and imaginative photo styling, as he uploads all his latest creations online. And, as you'll discover from this book, he is also a great teacher.From swans to butterflies, flowers to sea shells, this book takes beginners straight to the fun origami projects, and promises maximum satisfaction from a minimum of house spent folding. If you have ever had a go at origami, and gave up after the first try at a crane or a waterbomb base, then this book will be a revelation.Love Origami? Then why not share that love around on social media? Each origami piece in the book has a hashtag link so you can upload your own version to the Love Origami community - and then enjoy viewing a zoo full of paper rhinos from around the world!

Mitchell Beazley

Feasts: Little Bites

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

A LITTLE BITES FEAST - EXCLUSIVE FOR AMAZONBrand new recipes from award-winning author of Persiana, Sabrina Ghayour, whose new book Feasts is out now!Inside you will find a host of delicious bonus recipes featured exclusively in this free ebook! Spice up your special occasions or cosy night in with these little bites of Chicken & barberry koftas with sticky preserved lemons, Prawn, pistachio & za'atar fritters, Edamame, roasted chilli, marjoram & labneh bruschetta and Turkey cucumber cups.Praise for Sabrina Ghayour:"The golden girl of Persian cookery" - OBSERVER"Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in" - OLIVE"Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy" - NIGELLA LAWSON

Mitchell Beazley

100 Awesome Hair Days

Jenny Strebe
Authors:
Jenny Strebe
Kyle Books

Vintage Home

Sarah Moore
Authors:
Sarah Moore

Recycle, revamp and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.