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Friendship bracelets--gifts from the heart, made by hand. Popular since the '70s when macrame was all the rage, friendship bracele...ts are B-A-C-K and cooler than ever. To get in on this fun craft, get a copy of Friendship Bracelets-a delightful Threads Select Booklet-written by crafting guru Vera Vandenbosch. No need to look anywhere else, it's packed with everything you need: all the latest styles, materials lists, how-to instructions, and step-by-step photos. A dozen super-cool projects...fun and easy to make! Because friendship bracelets deliver such a personal message, each one should have its own unique look. So, you'll be glad to know that the projects featured here go far beyond the one-color braided band and include more than just bracelets. You'll find plenty of choices that will spark ideas for truly personalizing every one you make. Just a few of the colorful choices: Multiple Swirl Bracelet Crazy Zig Zag Bracelet Color Blocked Necklace Twist Earrings Braided Bead Bracelet Fishtail Braid Bracelet And so much more Youngsters, teens, and kids of all ages will have a ball with these projects. Friendship Bracelets is a treasure trove of stylish projects and a great value. It inspires the hand crafting of a unique gift that expresses your heartfelt wishes.  Plus, most of these projects can be completed for about a dollar. Our 32-page Threads Selects eBooklets are a terrific value. Each eBooklet features up-to-the-minute projects that require only a minimum investment of time and money. Threads Selects eBooklets are available for sewing, knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, cake decorating, and so much more--all from the experts at Threads and The Taunton Press.  Best of all, they're available at an irresistible price! read more

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$17.95 $5.46

Finger puppets and headbands are just two of the 20 adorable projects contained in Now I Can Sew by Sian Hamilton, an easy-to-foll...ow introduction to hand sewing for both boys and girls ages 8 and up. 250 colorful photographs throughout the book illustrate step-by-step instructions for sewing with felt;  an inexpensive, easy-to-cut material that comes in a wide variety of colors. Another advantage to felt is that it can be worked using big needles that don't have to be sharp. Kids will quickly learn basic running, back, and blanket stitches, and the book contains sections on tools, materials, and techniques. First-timers will be able to create: tic tac toe 'game' with pocket pencil cases book covers cushions drawstring bag wall hangings mobiles read more

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Like quick and cute craft projects? Look no further. Here, a bit of yarn or ribbon and a flower loom turn out adorable miniature f...lowers. The little blossoms are added to homemade greeting cards and gift tags, sweetly adorn headbands and necklaces, string together into garlands, and more. The embellishment possibilities are endless! In this fun craft booklet, author Jennifer Dickerson offers clear, step-by-step instructions that are simple for crafters of any age to follow. Learn how to craft the basic flower, plus how to create the flower's center. Then, turn the completed flowers into 18 great projects, including: Ribbon Flower Brooch Flowering Buttons Picture Frame Fuzzy Flower Barrettes Blooming Hooks Backpack Charms Blossom Pencil Toppers No-Sew Scarf Personalized Wreath and more! read more

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$8.85 $8.65

Taunton Press-DecoDen Bling. DecoDen is all about bringing bling to every aspect of your life. This book contains twenty recipes t...hat will show you exactly what you need to glam up your day. Author: Alice Fisher. Softcover; 32 pages. Published year: 2014. ISBN 978- 1-62710-887-4. Made in USA. read more

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Decoden Dessert Treats is a craft project booklet containing step-by-step instruction for making twenty decoden decorated projects....  The booklet features a four-page Basics section, plus 20 projects, each accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions. read more

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$19.95

Master joinery techniques and craft a future heirloom. In about 80 minutes Shaker Chimney Cupboard provides you with a complete ov...erview of what it takes to build a classic piece that offers ample storage on a small footprint. Expert woodworker and art director at Fine Woodworking Michael Pekovich walks you through cutting the case joinery to applying paste wax like a pro in this DVD that includes a FREE SketchUp Plan. Refine your woodworking skills. This project shows you how to highlight the beautifully figured wood in the door panels, cut half-blind dovetails and decorative angled feet, construct asymmetrical drawers, match the grain on drawers perfectly, tackle tricky glue-ups, and more. Learn how to make custom drawer pulls. Discover options for making the custom knobs that lend authenticity to this classic piece. First, Michael shows how to turn and shape them from scratch on a lathe. read more