The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2

The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1451627831
ISBN 13: 9781451627831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 Book Review:

TLC’s While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano’s wildly anticipated follow-up to The Big-Ass Book of Crafts features more than 300 easy and fun crafts, with tips and tricks for quirky projects to make at home. Searching for crafty inspiration? Eager to try some new techniques? Need some more junk for your trunk? Well, look no further! In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Turn colorful ribbons into a show-stopping scarf . . . transform old cargo pants into a kick-ass carryall . . . a high-drama neckpiece made out of zippers? Absolutely. Along with a host of other wearable wonders, this exciting all-new volume includes sections such as Pillow Talk (fun, comfy, and made from the most surprising materials), Letter Perfect (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), Hey, I Could Use That (make a big statement with little things from magnets to nail polish), Just Kid-ding (cheery décor made from kid-centric stuff, guaranteed to make you smile!), That’s Shoe Biz (fun fixes that give sidelined footwear and handbags a whole new life), and dozens of other ideas that are inventive, imaginative, and just plain fun. With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred approach to crafting, Mark will have you tapping into your creative soul and taking simple techniques to a whole new level in no time. We’re not talking plant-hangers and potholders here—the more than 150 handmade projects in this truly unique compendium are artistic, eye-catching, and cutting-edge, from cool brooches and earrings to ingenious belts and bags, from Bauhaus-style furniture to fishbowl lanterns, and so much more!

The Big Ass Book of Bling

The Big Ass Book of Bling
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 1451685297
ISBN 13: 9781451685299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Ass Book of Bling Book Review:

A fun, flashy, and sASSy book for beginner and expert crafters alike—with more than 150 new projects that will add pizzazz to everything from jewelry to tote bags! BLINGY, BLINGIER, BLINGIEST! DO YOU WANT A DESIGNER LOOK THAT IS ALL YOURS— AND TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY AND HAVE SOME FUN? All that glitters doesn’t have to be gold . . . and diamonds (even the fake ones!) can be a girl’s— or a boy’s—best friend. With Mark Montano’s step-by-step guidance you, too, can let loose your inner fashionista and make fabulous, unique accessories to complement your entire wardrobe! Think outside the box when it comes to materials, and check through your recycling to find treasures In the Bin. Show people your New Mexico style, and make a papier-mâché Zigzag Turquoise Cuff out of newspaper. When the plastic store bags start crawling out from under the sink, tame them with a Fused Plastic Flower Cuff. Make the tree-mendous Nature’s Bling Bag decorated with branches sliced thin. Or Twine Not try the hardware store for some colored twine—and pick up some aluminum flashing to find out why Tin Is “In”? From punk to retro, from bobby pins to safety pins, with more than 150 projects there’s something for everyone, whether you want to glam it up Hollywood-style or go ultra-sophisticated like a newly crowned princess.

The Big Ass Book of Home D cor

The Big Ass Book of Home D  cor
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 1613121237
ISBN 13: 9781613121238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Ass Book of Home D cor Book Review:

You have a problem. Your current home “décor” is ugly, shabby, and boring, but you can’t afford lots of new stuff. Or maybe your house is filled with tired old junk that you just can’t bear to throw away. Or maybe you bought all your furniture at a big box store, but it irritates you that it all looks like you bought it there. You have a solution—or, rather, a whole houseful of solutions. In this newest Big-Ass Book, do-it-yourself guru Mark Montano presents 105 practical, simple, and decidedly unboring projects for every space in your home. Montano’s wizardry—accomplished with masking tape, spray paint, and glue—transforms everything from accessories, to walls and windows, to lighting, to major pieces like headboards, tables, dressers, and chairs. (And there’s even a chapter on turning the anonymous items you got at IKEA into one-of-a-kind treasures.)

Vision Box Idea Book

Vision Box Idea Book
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781574214079
ISBN 13: 1574214071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision Box Idea Book Book Review:

Presents step-by-step instructions for creating a vision box, a three-dimensional representation of an individual's goals, desires, or wishes.

BiblioCraft

BiblioCraft
Author: Jessica Pigza
Publsiher: ABRAMS
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1613127251
ISBN 13: 9781613127254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BiblioCraft Book Review:

Uncover a treasure-trove of crafting tips and inspiration with help from a rare book librarian and examples from Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, and more. A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Deep in the stacks of any library is a wealth of inspiration waiting to be uncovered, and a plethora of projects ready to be tackled. In BiblioCraft, crafting aficionado and rare book librarian Jessica Pigza shares her secrets to scouring those musty collections—both in person and online—for everything from vintage needlepoint magazines to historic watermarks and Japanese family crests. As a host of the New York Public Library’s Handmade Crafternoon series, Pigza has helped creative people of all types take advantage of these hidden riches. BiblioCraft also presents more than twenty projects inspired by library resources from a stellar cast of designers, including Alabama Chanin founder Natalie Chanin, Liesl + Co. founder Liesl Gibson, Charm Patterns founder Gretchen Hirsch, illustrator and fabric designer Heather Ross, Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, and others. Whether your passion is pillows or coasters, fascinators or fabrics, Pigza will show you how to turn your local library into a global crafting goldmine.

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN 10: 1465418016
ISBN 13: 9781465418012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handmade Gifts Book Review:

Handmade Gifts is a how-to collection of handmade gift ideas that will help you create thoughtful, unique presents at home. Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper-crafts, candle-making, and crochet, in addition to kitchen projects like making jam and baking. You're sure to find something that inspires you to get crafting! Handmade Gifts contains over 70 craft projects with step-by-step instructions and photographs along with variations to ensure your item is unique and personal. From homemade cards and teacup candles to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, it's full of ideas for every occasion, including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, housewarmings, and baby showers. Suggestions for green and up-cycled gifts as well as clever tips on how to wrap and present your handmade crafts are included. Plus, 20 technique lessons are featured throughout, including how to melt soap, cast on and off, and how to make simple embroidery stitches. Handmade Gifts is the perfect craft book for anyone who wants to make beautiful, affordable, and unique gifts for friends and family.

Martha Stewart s Encyclopedia of Crafts

Martha Stewart s Encyclopedia of Crafts
Author: Martha Stewart
Publsiher: David & Charles Publishers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780715336359
ISBN 13: 0715336355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martha Stewart s Encyclopedia of Crafts Book Review:

Featuring over 200 craft projects, Martha Stewart provides a contemporary and practical guide for 32 must-know crafts.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Design Originals
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 9781574214130
ISBN 13: 1574214136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulp Fiction Book Review:

Presents instructions for twenty-five paper craft projects.

CosmoGirl

CosmoGirl
Author: Mark Montano
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781588167422
ISBN 13: 1588167429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CosmoGirl Book Review:

Describes how to decorate a bedroom with innovative and inexpensive themes, and provides instructions on decoration handicrafts including room dividers, bolster pillows, and ottomans.

Wise Craft

Wise Craft
Author: Blair Stocker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 0762451831
ISBN 13: 9780762451838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wise Craft Book Review:

Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home—and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain. Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames—perfect for a teenager's room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men's shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.

The Big Ass Swear Word Coloring Book

The Big Ass Swear Word Coloring Book
Author: Caitlin Peterson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1250183146
ISBN 13: 9781250183149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Ass Swear Word Coloring Book Book Review:

The biggest, baddest swear word coloring book! This big ol' book features all positive-yet-filthy sayings to color and display. Why not color and give “The fucking sun will come out tomorrow” to a friend who’s had bad news? Or “When life hands you lemons, squeeze those bitches into your vodka” to a friend who’s feeling down. Everyone can relate to these bold, sassy sentiments, and can relax while coloring the f*ckers in. There’s no end to the fun of coloring happy sh*t! Features: -Perforated pages for easy framing -One-side printing so colors don't bleed through -Instant stress relief and humor

O Mista Whadda Wata Bug

O  Mista  Whadda  Wata  Bug
Author: W.O. Wainwright
Publsiher: America Star Books
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN 10: 1633823407
ISBN 13: 9781633823402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

O Mista Whadda Wata Bug Book Review:

The story of O’ Mista’ Whadda’ Wata’ Bug! is a fictional account of these two perky little bugs who had made their home inside of this most beautifully crafted, handmade rug. Life for them was pretty snug indeed! That is, until the rug where they stayed was shipped off to a place called Twitterville. There was absolutely no way they could have ever imagined (with the events that followed ) that in this small town of Twitterville, their little bug world would be turned literally, upside down! Their lifelong friendship is soon put to the test. One of the bugs has a very strange dream and wanted to pursue it. But when he told his little friend about it, the friend tries to persuade him otherwise. What becomes of our two little bug characters? The telling is in the tale!

George W Bushisms

George W  Bushisms
Author: Jacob Weisberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471108651
ISBN 13: 9781471108655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George W Bushisms Book Review:

* An hilarious collection of monumental gaffs and verbal faux pas from America's new President * Jacob Weisberg is a regular guest on BBC Radio and a highly regarded political correspondent * The new book is a natural follow-up to his previous book BUSHISMS (1992) a collection of misstatements by George Bush Snr.

Daddy O s Book of Big Ass Art

Daddy O s Book of Big Ass Art
Author: Bob Wade
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1623498694
ISBN 13: 9781623498696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daddy O s Book of Big Ass Art Book Review:

Recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and with works exhibited at the prestigious Biennale de Paris, New York’s Whitney Museum, the de Menil Collection in Houston, and other venues, Bob “Daddy-O” Wade started “keeping it weird” in 1961 when he arrived in Austin with his ’51 custom Ford hot rod and his slicked-back hair. Primed to study art at the University of Texas, Wade’s coif and dragster earned him his trademark moniker, and the abstract, welded sculptures he fashioned from automobile bumpers in his frat house basement laid the foundations for the distinctive, larger-than-life art pieces that would eventually make him famous. Daddy-O is the creator of the forty-foot iguana that perched atop the Lone Star Café in New York City, the immense cowboy boots (entered in the Guinness Book of World Records) outside San Antonio’s North Star Mall, and Dinosaur Bob, who graces the roof of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas. He is widely recognized as one of the progenitors of the “Cosmic Cowboy Culture” that emerged in Texas during the 1970s. Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art features images of more than a hundred of Wade’s most famous pieces, complete with the wild tales that lie behind the art, told in brief essays by both Wade and more than forty noted artists and writers familiar with Wade’s work.

Big Bad Ass Book of Shots

Big Bad Ass Book of Shots
Author: Paul Knorr
Publsiher: Running Press Adult
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2004-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780762419012
ISBN 13: 0762419016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Bad Ass Book of Shots Book Review:

Here's a hip, authoritative guide to shots, shooters, and slammers, destined to become the twenty-something barfly's bible. Totally indulgent, unabashedly devoted to silly, free-spirited fun, it's packaged in a chunky format. And it's sure to eliminate the competition because of the astonishing volume and variety of recipes: more than 1,400 recipes include such college standards as the Body Shot, Jello Shot, Tequila Slammer, and Lemon Drop, plus hundreds of wild and crazy variations. Recipes are accompanied by photographs of highly collectible shot glasses, emblazoned with all manner of images and mottoes.

Simple Times

Simple Times
Author: Amy Sedaris
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1455584436
ISBN 13: 9781455584437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Times Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling craft guide that inspired the hit new TV show, At Home With Amy Sedaris It's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In Simple Times, Amy Sedaris sets the record straight and delivers a book that will forever change the world of crafting. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters. You will discover how to make popular crafts such as Pompom Ringworms and Seashell Toilet Seat Covers, all while avoiding the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat). You will cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, with many more recipes and craft ideas that will inspire you to create your very own hastily constructed obscure d'arts. Praise for Simple Times "Amy Sedaris is a kookier, kitschier version of Martha Stewart...Simple Times is an ideal gift for the crafter who has crafted everything." - Associated Press "A wildly cheeky guide." -- InStyle "For anyone who's ever collected hats crocheted together...or simply for fans of Amy Sedaris and her idiosyncratic sense of humor." -- New York Times Book Review

The Broke Ass Bride s Wedding Guide

The Broke Ass Bride s Wedding Guide
Author: Dana LaRue
Publsiher: Potter Style
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0385345100
ISBN 13: 9780385345101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broke Ass Bride s Wedding Guide Book Review:

A practical guide for brides on a budget offers ideas and helpful tips, suggesting financially savvy strategies for negotiating with vendors, hosting affordable engagement celebrations, and preparing do-it-yourself recipes and decorations.

How to Make Money at Craft Shows

How to Make Money at Craft Shows
Author: Mallory Whitfield
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2015-02-22
ISBN 10: 9781535086615
ISBN 13: 1535086610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Make Money at Craft Shows Book Review:

Have you ever wanted to sell your handmade crafts or artwork at local craft fairs, but have no idea where to start? Or maybe you've taken the first step and have tried selling your art at a craft show or two, but now you're looking for ideas on how to sell more, how to make your booth more appealing to customers and where to find more venues to sell your handmade goods? You've come to the right place! I've been selling my own handmade creations, as well as the work of other artists, at a variety of craft shows and other events since 2004. I've learned a lot of lessons the hard way, and now I'm sharing them here with you so that you can learn from my experiences! In this book, I'll cover the basics of getting started selling at craft fairs, as well as how to design a great looking booth, how to give outstanding customer service & sell more and even how to find and create additional events at which to sell your handmade work. WHAT IT INCLUDES: - how to define your target market - where to find good shows - how much should I spend on a booth fee at a show? - how to make your booth look great - promoting your show & getting your customers there - my craft show tips & tricks - dealing with crazy weather & unexpected events - theft prevention - craft show supply checklist - how to give great customer service - how to use craft shows to create after-the-show sales - alternative venues to sell your work, beyond traditional craft shows - how to create your own events to sell at - tracking your inventory - how to create a personal & business spending plan - big hunkin' list of craft show resources WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR: This book will be most useful for someone new to selling at craft shows. I do cover more advanced topics as well though, including how to define your target market, visual merchandising, inventory tracking, and creating a business spending plan. The book includes worksheets along the way to help you. The information in this book is based on my experiences, selling in the United States, mostly in Louisiana. However, most of the information contained here is useful to anyone around the world who is interested in setting up a booth at craft shows, festivals or conventions. WHY I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT: I did my first craft show in 2004. It was the Alternative Media Expo, put on by Antigravity Magazine here in New Orleans. I sold a few things, and learned a LOT of things. And I haven't looked back! I've done all sorts of events since then. I have sold regularly at the Frenchmen Art Market, and have done festivals around the New Orleans area including Bayou Boogaloo, Gretna Heritage Festival, Freret Market, New Orleans Earth Day Festival, and many, many more. As one of the founding members of the New Orleans Craft Mafia, I've even organized a variety of events, both with the group and on my own. As a group, we've created a monthly art market and the annual Last Stop Shop holiday market. On my own, I've also hosted home shopping parties, trunk shows and pop-up shops. In 2007, as one of the winners of Etsy's Upcycling contest, I even traveled cross-country to San Francisco to participate in Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire!

Craft

Craft
Author: Gabriela Herstik
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1473553210
ISBN 13: 9781473553217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craft Book Review:

Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life. Writer, fashion alchemist and modern witch, Gabriela Herstik, unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you. From working with crystals, tarot and astrology, to understanding sex magick, solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy, unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world. Full of spells and rituals for self-care, new opportunities and keeping away toxic energy, Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself. After all, empowered women run the world (and they’re probably witches).

The Decorated Page

The Decorated Page
Author: Gwen Diehn
Publsiher: Lark Books (NC)
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781579905125
ISBN 13: 1579905129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decorated Page Book Review:

“Diehn opens up a new dimension—the artist’s vision of visual memories. Consider this a superscript above all other entries.”—Booklist. “Encourages those who hesitate to start in on the pristine pages of a nicely bound blank book.... Lively and interesting illustrations make this a good selection for public library collections.”—Library Journal.