The knitters at Stitch N Bitch London have concocted a recipe for pknitbutter cookies. Take a bite after each row!
Posted May 4th, 2010 12:50
Posted May 3rd, 2010 22:30
Queen of the needle, Jenny Hart is back with a new book which will teach you how to stitch all kinds of Embroidered Effects.
Filled with projects and patterns to inspire your stitching, the book will teach you everything you need to know about embroidery and prepare you to start stitching your own projects. Complete with the transfers you need, embroider a Mahjong tablecloth, an Embellished Photo Portrait, a Tattoo Heart on your sleeve, a Mexican Sugar Skull wrap skirt or an Imitation Cameo Brooch on your shirt pocket.
Once you've mastered the steps for stitching your own projects, you wont ever want to put your needle or hoop down again.
Posted May 2nd, 2010 11:37
Working with leather is often avoided by most crafters for being tough to stitch and causing needles to snap, however Nathalie Mornu aims to show us just how easy it can be in her new book, Leather Jewelry.
Filled with 30 contemporary jewelry projects, the book will teach you how to create new looks and spice up any outfit with some DIY leather finery. Braid a Lassoo necklace, chocker and bracelet; some dangly Graffiti earrings or three dimensional Cactus Fruit earrings; a Dot, Dot, Dot circle ring; a gorgeous scattered leather Confetti ring; a Polka spotted cuff and some Gleam rosette hair clips.
With so many wonderful pieces to create, it's time to head down to your local fabric store and put some leather in your jewelry box.
Posted April 30th, 2010 17:37
A complete step-by-step beginner's guide to sewing, S.E.W: Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp will teach you everything you need to know to be handy with a needle, machine needle and thread.
The bulk of this book is filled with techniques and lessons covering the sewing basics. Once your confident enough to get started, there are 25 projects to choose from including clothing, gifts, accessories, toys, stationery and homeware. Stitch a simple hobo bag, an elegant sew very pretty cardi, a cute unforgettable elegant, a chic cape mod, a breezy easy wrap skirt and even a canine couture coat.
Including ten paper patterns (estimated at $80) this book is a bargain for anyone wanting to learn how to sew their own wardrobe and accessories.
Posted April 30th, 2010 14:27
Give your skirt a bit of poof with a DIY petticoat.
Posted April 29th, 2010 13:57
New Orleans cuisine is famous for being full of flavor, spice and passion and with My New Orleans, The Cookbook by John Besh you can bring the taste of Louisiana to your kitchen.
This heavyweight cookbook includes 200 recipes from Besh's beloved hometown, using regional ingredients and traditional Creole cooking techniques. Bake some King Cake for Mardi Gras, Louisiana shrimp & Andouille grits, seafood gumbo, hot spiced wine, Bourbon pecan pie, French toast and several hundred other recipes.
With a recipe to spice up any mealtime, it's time to bring some southern comfort food to your dinner table.
Posted April 28th, 2010 14:06
Scandinavian homes are iconic for their elegant simplicity and with Clare Young's new book Scandinavian Needlecraft you can learn how to make your own pieces of regional interior decor.
With 35 projects to choose from, you will easily learn how to stitch a piece of traditional decor, step-by-step. Embroider a crested bird chair pad, sew some felt baby booties, welcome Santa in with a hand-stitched Christmas stocking, cross-stitch a coat hanger cover and embroider a gingham heart quilt.
You don't have to travel hundreds of miles to bring a piece of Scandinavian chic in to your own home.
Posted April 28th, 2010 12:17
Here's an easy and effective guide to making your own stamp roller.
Posted April 26th, 2010 14:19
You may have made pictures with pasta when you were little, but did you ever think about making an entire city? Alex Creamer decided to make the Chrysler building out of Spaghetti.