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.
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.
Creative Makers: Simple Crochet
By Sara Sinaguglia
Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!
By Geoffrey Budworth
Draw Dogs in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Draw Horses in 15 Minutes
By Diana Hand
Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement and spirit of the individual horse. Draw Horses in 15 Minutes will inspire you to make your own expressive drawings based on the principles of equine anatomy. Furthermore, you will discover a skill you never thought you had.
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.
By Jane Snedden Peever, Jane Snedden Peever
Mandalas are big at the moment, and we just made them even bigger! Artist and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever has created a gorgeous collection of richly elaborate mandalas, each one hand-drawn on a specific mindful theme. Furthermore, these mandalas are supersized, made bigger for more colouring, and making a larger and more impressive addition to your wall. Whether your choice of media is colouring pens, pencils, pastels or watercolour, you will be inspired by the beautiful creations in this book. Giant Mandalas makes an ideal gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking hours of colouring calm.