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Fresh from the streets of New York, Amy's Bread is adored for it's artisan baking and with their cookbook, you can bring the taste of their West Village bakery in to your kitchen.

Teaching the art and "magic" of making good bread with secrets and tips, the book includes recipes for making a variety of classic breads, along with pizzas, sandwiches and sweet bread. Bake a Big Beautiful White Pan Load, a French Baguette, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Crispy Bread Sticks, French Rye, versatile Pizza Crust, Chocolate Cherry Rolls and many other breads.

With over 50 recipes to try out, fill you home with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Wiley now »

 

We love cake pops and these vintage hen ones look so cute - almost too cute to eat!

Check out the recipe of The Decorated Cookie »

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You don't often see lockets on rings but they look really good and now you can make your own!

Check out the how-to from Little Miss Momma »

 

You don't have to be a rich girl to have fabulous accessories because with Eithne Farry's new book Lovely Things To Make for Girls of Slender Means you can learn how to make your own.

Having a small budget doesn't mean you have to go without, turn to your creativity to recycle and revamp what you already own. The book will teach you all the basic crafts you need to know and provides inspiration for dozens of wonderful projects suitable for every season of the year. Make some Origami Earrings, a Ping-Pong Ball Necklace and Square Lavender Bags in spring; a Sun Hat, Reversible Beach Bag, Sunglasses Case and Beach Bunting for the summer; Pom-Pom Garters, a Bellboy Hat, Flowered Capelet and a Telly Bag Charm for autumn; and finally Reversible Mittens, Giant Bows and Ear Muffs to get you through the winter.

Always be in season and bang on trend with DIY fashion that will ensure you're never caught in the same outfit as someone else.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Orion Books now »

 

CO+K crafters are in good company. Did you know that actress Amanda Seyfried loves to dabble in a bit of DIY?

In a recent issue of Teen Vogue, a journalist going to meet Amanda revealed:

"... her signature glamourously wavy blond hair peeking out from a mustard-yellow cable-knit cap that she made herself. In a bag on the table is a DIY dog-collar kit for Finn, her-blue eyed Australian shepherd who lies lazily at her feet."

And if you love her Miu Miu shoes from the photo shoot, you can make your own with Stacie G's how-to »

You can read the complete interview with Amanda online at Teen Vogue »

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A collaboration between Harry Eastwood, Gizzi Erskine, Sal Henley and Sophie Michell, Cook Yourself Thin promises a "delicious way to drop a dress dize". By swapping ready meals, take-out and processed snacks for simple home cooked recipes, you can cut down your calories without cutting out the taste.

Offering low-calorie variations of classic dishes means you don't have to go without your favourite foods to lose weight. Cook up some Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado & Bacon for breakfast; Virgin Bloody Mary Soup or Sesame-Crusted Halloumi Salad for lunch; Mexican Burgers, Spice-Crusted Salmon or Luxury Fish Pie for dinner; and a Chocolate & Orange Tiramisu, Lemon Meringue Mess or Beetroot Chocolate Fudge Cake for dessert. There's even low-calorie drinks including Elderflower Iced Tea and Mandarin Bellinis.

Control what goes in to your food and control your waistline at the same time by cooking yourself thin.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Penguin Books now »

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Keep your cookies at hand for dunking duty with these over the rim cookies.

Check out the recipe from The Decorated Cookie »

 

Never feel guilty about using plastic bags again with your own hand-sewn classic shopper tote from Hamble & Jemima.

The kit comes complete with all the materials you need, super chic fabric and step-by step instructions, so sewing your own shopping bag is as easy as can be. There's even an H & J button and sew-on label to give a professional touch to your finished tote.

Look stylish, save the planet and indulge your creative side at the same tine, with this DIY bag kit.

You can pick up your own kit online now at Hamble & Jemima »

 

Felt Cheez-It Crackers are a zero calorie felty snack, what more could you want?

Check out the how-to from Shannon Makes Stuff »

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Offering 17 enchanted creations, which look more like art than food, Fairytale Cakes by Noga Hiltron will teach you how to decorate cake that's fit for your little prince or princess.

Intricate and ornate, these cakes are masterpieces and with this book you can learn, with step-by-step photos, how to create your own by sculpting, cutting, colouring and folding icing. Create an Aladdin on his flying carpet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and his gigantic Bean Stalk, Puss In Boots, Rapunzel trapped in a tower and Sleeping Beauty in her bed.

Make fairytales come to life with cakes which look far too good to eat.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from The GMC Group »

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