How can you shake off those niggling everyday worries? If you would like to re-focus and re-charge your batteries, try losing yourself in colouring in. Choose at random from the illustrations in this book, which are all inspired by the Amazon rainforest. There are absolutely no rules - use felt-tips, pencils, gouaches or pastels. Just choose any colours you like and get going. Gradually, as the images come to life, you'll find calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations. Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring in is enough to encourage mindfulness.
The Knitter's Handbook
By Eleanor van Zandt
Whether you are new to knitting and want to learn the basics or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, The Knitter's Handbook will guide you through more than 90 stitches and techniques. Featuring a comprehensive guide to yarns and patterns, clear and easy-to-follow instructions and 250 step-by-step illustrations, this practical book will help you master the techniques in no time.
By Rosie Goodwin, Alice Chadwick
Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
Make Your Own Cards
From simple cut-outs to 3-D pop-ups, designing and making your own stunningly original cards has never been easier, or more enjoyable! Choose from 24 fabulous, fun and innovative projects, all covering a huge range of occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings and Valentine's Day. Learn quick and easy techniques from embossing and collage to copying on acetate, or add sparkle with diamanté and jewellery wire.
The Craft Library: Knitted Toys
By Zoe Mellor
This book covers everything from a cute chick and a stripy snake to colourful mice and a patchwork tortoise - 25 unique designs for adorable toys for newborns to teens. It includes a great range of 25 toys from a fairy doll to a shiny robot, with ideas for adding fabric and felt accents to produce truly unique creations. Projects are graded for complexity to cater for every level of knitter with step-by-step instructions on knitting and finishing techniques.
By Geoffrey Budworth