By Kate Smith
Makery: Sewing is the latest craft book from Kate Smith, owner of the thriving Makery sewing café workshops. Now she's been busy with her needle and sewing machine to bring you a collection of 30 sewing projects spanning highly original fashion, gift and home ideas.Create and wear tailor-made fashion items such as the beautiful Smocked Purse and Skinny Bow Belt. Alternatively, give loved ones a gift with a truly personal touch, such as the Man's Wash Bag or easy Lipstick-Holder Keyring. Or add originality to your home with creative accessories destined to become household favourites like a Padded Oven Mitt, gorgeous Table Place Mat or a colourful Doorstop.Makery: Sewing is suitable for beginners and is very user-friendly with clear instructions, time guidelines and handy tips as well as required tools lists to guide you through the techniques with ease. The book includes stunning full-page photography and pull-out patterns and templates, plus there's a chapter dedicated to stitches to ensure that you sew your way to success.
The Mindfulness Diet
By Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER:* How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight* Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating* Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack* 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits foreverEat your way to your perfect weight!
More Time to Think
By Nancy Kline
The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments. In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person's thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.
By Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
This book reveals the techniques that will make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd and win a place on a gallery wall. Covering a wide variety of techniques, from long exposures and other shooting ideas, to subtle post-processing methods, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir shows how to master an array of styles popular with contemporary art collectors and exhibitors. You'll also learn how Rebekka was able to break out from her native Iceland and onto the global stage using online communities and social media; invaluable advice for photographers at any stage in their career.
Miller's Field Guide: Art Deco
By Judith Miller
Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Art Deco, Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Eric Knowles explore the ever popular field of Art Deco furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, jewellery and textiles.
Miller's Field Guide: Porcelain
By Judith Miller
Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Porcelain, ceramics expert and bestselling author Judith Miller guides the collector through the world of European and American porcelain, including Meissen, Copenhagen, Worcester, Spode, Derby and Bonnin and Morris.
Michael Freeman's Photo School: Fundamentals
By Michael Freeman
Join Michael Freeman for a complete course on how to take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work.Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode in the dust. Next, learn to see through your subject to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images in even the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognise potential design and compositional choice, to make the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the particular tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style. By the end of the course, you'll be fully competent in the fundamental aspects of photography, able to consistently capture excellent images in any situation.
Make Mine a Martini
By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
'Martini is made with gin. A Vodka Martini is made with vodka. Apple Martinis are an abomination. That is all.' - Kay Plunkett-HoggeFrom just a few friends for drinks and snacks in the kitchen to a sophisticated soirée for everyone you know, Kay Plunkett-Hogge draws upon her background in the worlds of film and fashion and her youth in Mad Men-era Bangkok to create the ultimate guide to making your evening as easy as ABC. Kay's approach to throwing a party is to keep it simple (yet stylish), plan ahead and, above all, enjoy it.The 80 cocktail recipes are organised by base spirit, with chapters on Gin, Vodka, Rum etc, and the 40 canapé recipes are grouped into Vegetarian, Fish & Seafood and Meat.As Kay writes in the book's introduction: 'Just the sound of ice being shaken, preferably to a rhythm all of its own, is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face. It's the promise of sweet relief, of good times, good friends and good conversation. Just make mine a Martini.
Mindfulness for Compassionate Living
By Patrizia Collard
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
My First Juices and Smoothies
By Amanda Cross
It's easy to get children to eat healthy fruit and veg if you know how. More than 60 recipes for juices and smoothies will ensure your kids get their 5-a-day the easy way. From fresh citrus fruits to sweet berries, whatever your children's tipple there's a juice or smoothie to please (grown-ups will enjoy them too).Quick and easy to prepare, the delicious recipes inside are guaranteed to boost health and vitality. Each juice or smoothie is accompanied by notes to explain what essential vitamins and minerals they will provide, so you can target specific defiencies.
More Slow Cooking
Slow cookers are the ultimate kitchen appliance, they allow you to come home to sumptuous stews, filling soups and perfect puddings with just a few minutes preparation in the mornings. With ideas for one-step dishes, indulgent family treats and meals to freeze for the busy days ahead, this collection will provide great ideas for you to make the most of your slow cooker.
My First Baking Book
By Becky Johnson
Aprons on, it's time for kitchen fun for everyone! From cookies and cupcakes to bread and tarts, all the baking recipes in this book are tasty and easy to make (and good for grown-ups too).Cooking together is a wonderful activity for a family to engage in, and children find it really rewarding to serve up food they've helped to make. It also develops important skills - weighing out ingredients familiarizes them with numbers, while mixing, spreading and spooning aid coordination. This book has ideas and step-by-step instructions for more than 50 baking recipes that your little ones will love to make and eat.
Monday to Friday Diet
The perfect long-term solution to healthy living that keeps the weight off - the Monday to Friday Diet allows you to indulge at the weekends, knowing you're following a healthy, nutritious and delicious plan through the week. While most diets focus on short-term weight-loss goals, and are so prohibitively strict that many of us fall off the wagon in a matter of weeks, the Monday to Friday Diet has longevity built in, because you are allowed the occasional treat.Packed with recipes for quick breakfasts, lunch on the go, and fast and easy midweek dinners, this is designed to fit into your busy daily life, and not allow weight-loss goals to stand in the way of tasty, nutrient-packed, satisfying eating.