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.
Beading For Beginners
By Lucinda Ganderton
By Warren Elsmore
Using LEGO® bricks, artist Warren Elsmore and friends create stunning transport scenes across the four categories of road, rail, water and air. From the steam locomotive to the high-speed train, and the penny farthing bicycle to the stylish scooter, these projects will inspire and inform readers of all ages while providing additional trivia about transportation innovation. Thanks to its versatility and adaptability, LEGO lends itself to vehicles of all kinds. Brick Wheels showcases over 60 vehicles from around the globe in LEGO brick form, and there are clear instructions for the smaller models so that you can replicate these in your own home.
By Judith Miller
The chair is the most ubiquitous design element in the domestic environment, and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. In Chairs Judith Miller scrutinises more than 100 of her favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties. More than 100 chairs have been specially photographed on location and are featured in chronological date order, ranging from early antiques such as the 1680 Wainscot Chair and the 1740 Louis XV Chaise Longue, to modern day collectables such as Marc Newson's 1988 'Embryo' and Tom Dixon's 2007 'Wingback'. This is not a catalogue; each chair has earned its place as an emblem of style, status, craft and art and is celebrated in this beautifully designed book.
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.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 2
Test your vocabulary and stretch your problem-solving faculties with 100 grids selected from the pages of your favourite paper. This book provides the ideal way to warm up your grey matter for a day's work, or wind down and relax during those rare spare moments. Strain your brain and while away your time with this comprehensive selection of new puzzles from the ever-popular Daily Mail Crossword collection.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 3
Pit your wits against 100 of the most fiendishly-challenging grids selected from the archives of one of the nation's most popular papers. Providing the ideal way to keep your mental faculties active whether relaxing at home, on holiday or as part of your daily commute. This third installment of Cryptic Crosswords will truly test your problem-solving abilities and will aggravate and amuse puzzlers of all ages.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 4
Join the 400,000 people who enjoy Daily Mail Crosswords every day and take on the most demanding grids from one of the nation's most popular papers. The 100 inventive crosswords in this brand new collection are guaranteed to keep brains of all ages stimulated and entertained for hours.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 5
From one of the nation's favourite newspapers comes a brand new mind-bending compilation of the Daily Mail's Cryptic Crosswords. Take on 100 of the most demanding grids and prove your mental-mettle against the crosswords that challenge and entertain over 1 million people every day. Inspiring, sometimes infuriating, but always enjoyable, these crosswords are guaranteed to stretch the vocabulary of any crossword aficionado to the limit and keep minds of all ages stimulated and entertained for hours.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 6
Sure to challenge even the most proficient puzzler, Hamlyn's brand new compilation of cryptic crosswords contains 100 brain-bending grids from the archives of one of the nation's favourite newspapers. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail crossword books, this collection is another chance to join the 1.2 million people who tackle these puzzles every day and see if you have what it takes to defeat them. With its handy pocket-sized format, New Cryptic Crosswords Volume 6 is guaranteed to keep your mind engaged and entertained whether at home, on holiday or during the daily commute.
Daily Mail: Crossword Dictionary
By John Bailie
This is essential reference for the crossword enthusiast with over 80,000 carefully selected and classified words, grouped into a number of main subject categories covering a huge range of subjects: from computers to kitchen utensils and from celebrities to botany. Each subject contains alphabetically listed groups of words, ranging in length from three to 15 or more letters.This book is a perfect gift for a crossword lover and an ideal accompaniment to Hamlyn's range of Daily Mail Crossword Volumes.
Daily Mail: New Quick Crosswords 1
The perfect way to pass the time on your daily commute, or simply to enjoy a quiet moment away from it all, this book provides hours of enjoyment for all. With 200 of the most entertaining crosswords from one of the nation's most popular daily papers, you'll be able to give your brain a mini-workout while you relax. Suitable for novice and expert grid-solvers alike, New Quick Crosswords Volume 1 will expand your vocabulary, test your memory and, once completed, leave you feeling great!
Daily Mail: New Quick Crosswords 2
Prepare to tax your mind with another fantastic collection of 200 of the best Quick Crosswords from one of the nation's most popular dailies. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail Crossword books, New Quick Crosswords Volume 2 challenges grid-lovers of all ages and abilities to another bout of high-speed puzzling. Whether wanting to pass the time on your daily commute, or simply while away a leisurely hour at home, this book provides you with hours of mental stimulation and satisfaction.