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.
Amsterdam: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
The team behind the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books now brings you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This hardback book concertinas into a frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing hours of puzzling fun. A perfect souvenir for jet-setters as well as Amsterdam's inhabitants, it celebrates the city's most famous buildings and landmark cobbles and canals, including the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Palace and Oude Kerk; coloured in, it will look even better! So you can enjoy your handiwork to the full, the frieze is perforated: you can easily remove the completed panorama, and display it on your wall.
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!
Creative Makers: Simple Sewing with Lola Nova
By Alexandra Smith
Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
By Geoffrey Budworth
Draw Dogs in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Draw Faces 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.
Draw People in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
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.