Home & Garden Crafts Books

How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns

When you're short on time and yarn, crochet granny square patterns are just the way to go! With this eBook you'll learn how to crochet granny squares that are as unique as they are easy. Featuring a range of pattern styles and crochet stitches, you'll be able to create quick and easy granny squares in no time. This eBook will help you with:

oStep-by-step tutorials

oDetailed materials lists

oClear, large photos

oEasy-to-understand instructions

12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

What's the best way to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy? Make crochet baby blankets, of course! There are so many options when it comes to simple crochet baby blanket patterns and you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed and in need of guidance.

Granny Square Crochet for Beginners UK Version

If you've always wanted to try crochet, this beginners guide is for you. Even if you have never picked up a hook and yarn before, the step by step instructions and pictures will have you crocheting Granny Squares in no time. The e-book also contains useful information such as what to do with the loose ends, how to change colours, making your work look the best it can and has links to ways to join the squares. Everything you need to know to is included. This is the UK version which is what you'll typically use in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. If you are in other places of the world, then the US Version is more applicable.

Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits

Learn to knit your own gorgeous bears with these easy-to-follow knitting patterns from bestselling knitting writer Fiona Goble. The patterns are suitable for almost everyone, whether adventurous beginner or expert. You can create a single-colour bear, a two-tone bear, a striped bear and even a panda - all from one basic pattern. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. If you're after a cute dress, nightshirt, coat, hat, sweater or dungarees - you'll find patterns for these, too. The designs can be personalized and you can 'mix and match' items to create the perfect gift, not just for new babies and children, but for all bear lovers and almost any occasion! The teddy bears and outfits are all knitted using light worsted/double knitting/8-ply yarn and size US3 (3.25mm) straight knitting needles. The bears are about 7in/18cm tall. The patterns include both US and UK knitting terms.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

WHEN DID YOU LEARN TO KNIT?

More years' ago than I now care to remember! My Mum's twin sister Sheelagh taught me when I was about seven years old, just before she emigrated from the UK to Canada.

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?

Partly from the toys and dolls I loved when I was little, but I'm also as addicted to online browsing all the beautiful creative websites out there as anyone else.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KNITTING?

With toys and dolls, which are my knitting of choice, it's about seeing the little creatures develop their own personality when you sew them together and embroider the features. I'm always amazed that you can create something so cute from just some oddments of yarn and a pair of needles. There's a bit of effort needed too... but really, not that much.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE TO BEGINNER KNITTERS?

Like any skill, knitting takes a bit of patience. So start with something small. Think baby hats, fingerless mitts or a knitted lavender bag... definitely not a scarf. They're simple but they take too long for beginners. And choose some lovely yarn. If you're putting in all that effort, you'll appreciate it!

WHICH OF YOUR KNITTING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

Well it has to be my Knit Your Own Royal Wedding back in 2011 when William and Kate tied the knot. Suddenly I found myself being interviewed by newspapers and magazines across the world... I still find it hard to believe. And frankly, it's going to be hard for me to top that!

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PATTERN YOU EVER DESIGNED?

Apart from some pretty dodgy dolls' clothes when I was about eight, it was a pink and blue striped owl. I still have it perched on a shelf in my little work room upstairs. The first knitting book I designed was called Knitivity which was a knitted nativity.

WHAT NOTIONS CAN'T YOU MANAGE WITHOUT?

I'm actually quite a good improviser but I was quite annoyed recently when I lost one of my favourite very short knitting needles which are ideal for knitting small items. Thankfully my son eventually found it by accident, behind my row of knitting reference books.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE KNITTING STITCHES?

I love simple combinations of stitches like wide ribbing stitch and waffle stitch. They've got enough interest to keep you alert but are still simple enough to keep mistakes and unravelling to a minimum.

WHAT'S THE MOST IRRITATING THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE KNITTING?

Well there's the obvious one of knots in a ball of yarn that you don't see till you're mid-row. But I also don't much like super-shaggy yarns because you can't usually see where you've made a mistake and they're impossible to unravel!

How to Crochet Blanket Patterns: 10 Round Afghans

Learn how to crochet round blanket patterns for your own DIY home decor with the How to Crochet Blanket Patterns: 10 Round Afghans eBook. From simple constructions to complex designs, there's a round afghan pattern for everyone!

How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)

NEW: Updated in October 2014

I am very pleased to release this newly updated version of my best-selling book. I read all of the customer reviews on my books and appreciate everyone who takes the time to give their feedback; your comments have helped me to see where improvements and clarifications needed to be made, and I am very thankful for your input.

This book shows you how to do all of the basic crochet stitches with detailed instructions and step-by-step illustrations. You will easily progress from complete beginner to being able to crochet any of the projects in this book, and beyond!

This latest edition includes the instructions for four of my best-selling crochet patterns:-



Boot Cuffs

Slouchy Hat

House Slippers

Cloche Hat



in addition to the quick and easy original patterns for a spa-style wash cloth, mesh scarf, Kindle cover, flower head band, and a basic granny square motif which can be used as a basis for many other projects such as afghans, cot covers, cushion covers........the possibilities are endless!

This is the ONLY beginner's book you will need.

Scroll up to the top and click on the link to "Buy Now" to deliver almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device, and make a start on this wonderful craft TODAY.

Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor

Whether you're looking to create your own unique holiday decor this year or you're looking for some clever gift ideas for friends and family, Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor is filled with great projects that are perfect for all your holiday decorating and gift-giving needs!

With amazing projects from several well-loved companies, including Fiskars, Lion Brand Yarn, Leisure Arts, Design Master, American Quilting Society, Martingale Publishing, Swarovski, Red Heart Yarn, Jimmy Beans Wool, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Brother, Xyron, and Oliso, Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor is your go-to guide to creating memorable and beautiful holiday decorations and gifts this year.

Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids: 20 Crafts, Recipes, Activities, and More!

This summer, Raising Quirk's mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say "I'm bored." So we've rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you're taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we've got you covered.

Projects include:

COOKING:

How to Teach a Kid to Cook

Robot Bites

Banana Split Pops

Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies

CRAFTING:

Bottle-Cap Frames

Starburst Straws

Turtle Magnet

Get Your Kid to Clean Up

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE:

Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene

Nick and Tesla's Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher

RAINY DAY ANTICS:

Get Your Kid to Play Alone

Futaleufu Mattress Rafting

Put on a Comedy Show

Learn a Magic Trick

FUN ON THE GO:

How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips

Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails!

How to Build a Sand Castle

Games to Play in the Car

Children don't come with an owner's manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we're all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.

16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You’ll Love

Shawls from department store are always super expensive and made with scratchy yarns and fabrics. DIY shawls are the only way to go if you want the perfect piece to fit your budget and personality. Whether you're looking for a lightweight shawl to drape over your shoulders on a sweet and breezy summer night, or you want a cozy shawl that's thick enough to double as a scarf, you'll find what you need in 16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You'll Love.

New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More

Lion Brand teamed up with us at AllFreeKnitting to create a special eBook that caters to every aspect of your life, from your closet to your living room. No matter if you're knitting for yourself, your family, your home, or for a friend, AllFreeKnitting's latest eBook has ideas to keep you inspired all season long. Inside New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More free eBook, you'll discover only the best patterns that Lion Brand has to offer.

Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One

Whether you are expecting or your bundle of joy is already here, there is one thing new moms (and dads) are in need of clothes. Kids seem to go through and grow out of clothes so fast. To keep up with your kid, we've compiled some amazing patterns in this free eBook, Sewing for Baby 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One. These easy sewing projects for babies will help you save money as well, which is something else that new parents always seem to need as well. Even if you are not a parent, the clothes and accessories that are included in this eBook will make for some amazing presents for those people in your life who are.

13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there, but it's also one of the most rewarding. Not only are memories being made every day, but the times spent together are priceless. You'll find a fabulous variety of free crochet baby patterns in our latest eBook, 13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns: Crochet Baby Hats, Crochet Booties & More. Nothing makes life more precious than working up a handmade crochet design for your little one.

Knitting in the Round: 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns

Knitting in the Round 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns gives you everything that you need to make some of the cutest socks and slippers around. The patterns collected in this awesome, free eBook are sure to delight you and anyone you decide to make them for since these knitting in the round patterns make awesome gifts. They are also perfect patterns for keeping your toes warm. Knit any of these great sock and slipper patterns no matter the season. These are perfect for lounging around the house in, even in the summer.

Sayjai's Amazing Crochet Pattern Collection

This e-book contains 16 patterns written from 2009 to 2013. Included are a piggy hat, a Cheshire cat headband for the kids, flower balls to decorate the house, winter hats, scarfs and many other beautiful patterns. Sayjai is best known for her Amigurumi: the pink lady doll, monster rabbit, plus a little witch, nurse and mermaid. The patterns in this book are mostly easy, but you have to know the basic crochet stitches to read them.

Welcome to Our Home - Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart

Transform your home decor with beautiful knit and crochet patterns from Red Heart Yarn. From stunning and colorful afghans to fun home accessories, the patterns in Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart are sure to help you transform your home into a cozy and comfortable oasis for you and your family. This free eBook is filled with 15 beautiful afghans, pillows, wreaths, rugs, coasters, and more...and there are plenty of patterns for both knitting and crochet fans alike. Bring colorful accents to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom with the fun and easy patterns you'll find in this free printable collection from Red Heart Yarn.

12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners

When the weather is cold and the breeze is cool, nothing soothes the soul quite like a warm and cozy scarf. Instead of buying a generic accessory from an expensive boutique, stay in and keep warm with these free scarf patterns. Veteran knitters know just how fun and easy it can be to create your own handmade creation and now it's time for you to find out to discover this sentiment, too!

Whether you use soft lace or super chunky yarn, you can't go wrong with these super cool scarf patterns. Try a new stitch or take a chance on a new shape - you'll love the results and will want to show off your piece to all of your friends. Have fun and get knitting!

Puff Stitch Hat and Cowl Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a hat and cowl. This pattern uses "Puff" stitches. How to make them is explained in the pattern.

The hat is 7 inches high (18 cm) and the circumference is 19 inches (48 cm).

The cowl is 8 inches high (20 cm) and 30 inches circumference (76 cm).

Crochet Patterns for Every Season: 17 DIY Accessories + Crochet Clothing Patterns

Whether it's spring or summer, winter or fall, this is the perfect season for crocheting. You'll find a great project in this free eBook, Free Crochet Patterns for Every Season 17 DIY Accessories Crochet Clothing Patterns. Whether you want to make something for the upcoming season or for the season you are in now, you will find this eBook handy and fun. These amazing projects compiled here are sure to keep you crocheting all year round.

How to Improve Your Hobby Skills: Build, Paint, and Showcase Better Miniatures (From Beginner to Happy Book 1)

This eBook will help guide you on the different topics to improve your hobby skills from building miniatures, painting them to a level you are happy, and how to showcase them online.

While I focus on gothic sci-fi miniatures, you can use the tips in this book for figures for wargaming, tabletop games, RPG, scale models, or really any other plastic miniature.

17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More

These paper and fabric flowers may not smell amazing, but they will add a pop of color to your room or paper craft. The great tutorials in 17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More will teach you how to make paper flower as well as how to make fabric flowers. These great crafts will give you step-by-step directions for making all sorts of beautiful flowers that will never die on you. Bonus: You'll never have to water these amazing paper and fabric flowers either.

Halloween Paper Crafts: 11 Homemade Halloween Decorations, Halloween Treat Bag Ideas, and More

Halloween is such an awesome time of year. It is so much fun to dress up in scary or fun costumes and attend parties or trick or treat with your children! If you're a crafter, you know that Halloween lends itself well to all sorts of creative possibilities. Whether you want to make your own Halloween costume or create Halloween decorations, you can certainly craft something spectacular for Halloween.

Find your Halloween paper crafting inspiration with Halloween Paper Crafts: 11 Homemade Halloween Decorations, Halloween Treat Bag Ideas, and More! Make homemade Halloween decorations, DIY treat bags, and more when you check out this printable craft collection.

13 Free Jewelry Patterns From Prima Bead

Do you love stunning jewelry, but don't want to spend a fortune buying brand new accessories? Learn how to make your own dazzling homemade jewelry with this helpful guide. This eBook shows you how to make delightful DIY jewelry crafts with:

o Step-by-step tutorials

o Detailed materials lists

o Clear, large photos

o Easy-to-understand instructions



Check out our tutorials on:

o Creating Cuff Bracelets

o How to Make a Necklace

o Making Cabochon Jewelry

o How to Make Earrings

o And More!



If you want to make beautiful homemade jewelry pieces, this is eBook you need!

How to Knit an Infinity Scarf + 9 Fashionable Cowl Knitting Patterns

Can't seem to find the perfect scarf for your favorite outfit? Let How to Knit an Infinity Scarf 9 Fashionable Cowl Knitting Patterns help. This free eBook is stuffed with awesome knit cowl patterns and infinity scarves any one of these amazing projects are sure to be the perfect one for you. With detailed instructions, even beginners will find these scarves and cowls easy to make. Don't wait to make these patterns no matter what time of year it is, it's the perfect time to start a new project, especially when it's as fashionable as these infinity scarves and knit cowls.

Making Beaded Jewelry: 11 Free Seed Bead Patterns and Projects

We've collected 11 amazing seed bead jewelry patterns and projects to help you keep your bead hoarding tendencies at bay! From stunning necklaces, to fabulous earrings, and with plenty of gorgeous cuffs and bracelets in between, we've got all the jewelry patterns you need to say "Sayonara!" to that infinite seed bead abyss that is currently swallowing your craft room. So grab your beading thread and needle, and get ready to stitch up a storm with some stellar seed bead jewelry patterns!

Whether you use soft lace or super chunky yarn, you can't go wrong with these super cool scarf patterns. Try a new stitch or take a chance on a new shape - you'll love the results and will want to show off your piece to all of your friends. Have fun and get knitting!

14 Easy Summer Craft Activities for Kids

School's out for summer! There's a reason there's a song about it. It's a wonderful thing to have a break from school for a few months; to refresh your brain, let it relax, and regroup for the next grade. Two glorious months of hot days, refreshing ocean water, and fresh fruit. It sounds extremely nice, but after a few weeks, the "I'm bored"s start filling the air and you've exhausted the local water park. Instead of returning to television, video games, and cell phones, dig in to 14 Easy Summer Craft Activities for Kids and find the perfect projects for you.

Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More

There's no better way to welcome fall than with a beautiful collection of free crochet patterns. Celebrate the new season with Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More. Each one of these beautiful crochet designs have been hand-picked by the Lion Brand; these must-make patterns for fall range in skill level from beginner to advanced and include a variety of patterns such as crochet scarves, crochet baby booties, crochet shawl patterns, and more.

Free Sewing Patterns for Spring Fashion: 8 DIY Sewing Projects

Spring is in the air. After months of covering yourself up with layers and layers of winter clothes, the weather is finally warming up. Birds are chirping; bees are buzzing; flowers are blooming. It's time to put away that bulky winter jacket and those thermal underpants. With this delightful eBook, you'll find some amazing sewing patterns that are perfect for spring. From lightweight tops to flirty dresses, Free Sewing Patterns for Spring Fashion: 8 DIY Sewing Projects, will help you make the leap from winter to spring and look flawless doing it.

Man Crafts: 10 Free Patterns to Crochet for Men

If you're looking for a unique way to show the man in your life a little love and appreciation, making him something homemade is always a great place to start. If you're worried about finding the right project that he will love, then don't worry; man crafts are more abundant than you might think. There are so many free patterns to crochet for men to choose from including free crochet hat patterns, crocheted afghans, and free scarf patterns. He is sure to love any one of these crocheted man crafts.

Little Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a little panda doll.

This panda is inspired by a cooking set to make little Sushi pandas from seaweed and rice. I turned it into a crocheted doll. The book shows you how to crochet a Little Panda yourself. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make the doll.

The panda is 4 inches (10 cm) high (sitting).

Materials:

You can any left over yarn. Recommended materials:

DMC Petra No.3 colors: black = 11 g and white = 15 g

3 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Polyester fiberfill 25 g

Pins





How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects free eBook from DecoArt

Give your home a makeover with this new free eBook from DecoArt and FaveCrafts.com. How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects is filled with awesome ways to transform tables, bookshelves, cabinets, and more! With some simple painting techniques and a little creativity, you can instantly transform an old piece of furniture into something new and chic!

Learn how to paint wooden furniture to give it that distressed look, turn a thrifty garage sale steal into something country-inspired, and learn how to paint a dresser to perfectly match your child's bedroom. With 19 amazing tutorials to choose from, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, is a must-have book for the thrifty at heart. Filled with helpful how-tos for using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint, brushes, stain blockers, varnishes, and more, this free eBook is great for DIY'ers who are looking for painted furniture ideas that will liven their homes and keep money in their wallets.

Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a pink little girl doll. The doll can be made using any yarn you wish. Choose a hook size that matches the yarn.

Materials which you can use: (not included):

1) 3.00 mm hook

2) 4 ply yarn (cream, pink, dark pink and red)

3) Mohair yarn (light pink for hair)

3) Black embroidery floss

4) Polyester fiberfill

5) Two 4 mm black beads for eyes or other eyes as desired

6) Tapestry needle

8) Sewing needle and thread for attaching eyes

Size: Pink Little Lady is 4.5 inches/ 11.5 cm high (excluding the rabbit ears)

Disclaimers:

- Please note that with the Kindle the pattern cannot be printed. If you use Kindle for PC on a desktop computer this might be inconvenient. Also note that this pattern is available for free on my blog. It's sold in the Kindle store as a convenience for those who like to download it onto their Kindle.

- The finished dolls are not suitable for children 3 years and younger because of loose parts.

12 Halloween Crafts to Crochet: DIY Home Decor, Halloween Costume Ideas, and More

Get ready for Halloween with this collection of Halloween crafts to crochet. Celebrate the season with homemade home decor items and crocheted Halloween costumes. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind DIY home decor patterns, homemade Halloween costume ideas, and more. Most of these crochet patterns are quick and easy to work up, which is great for last-minute holiday preparations.

25 Cool Things to Do with Wine Bottles

Have you ever looked at an old wine bottle and wondered, "What can I make with this?" In an era when recycling and reusing are all the rage, it seems like a waste to toss a perfectly good wine bottle into the recycling bin...but with the help of our free eBook, 25 Cool Things to do with Wine Bottles, you'll find tons of great DIY wine bottle crafts that are decorative, useful, and earth-friendly!

From your living room to your garden, these wine bottle crafts can help add beauty and charm to your decor. Turn wine bottles into colorful vases, wind chimes, and even colorful tea light holders. There are tons of uses for empty wine bottles in this eBook, and you may find it hard to even consider tossing a glass bottle into the recycling bin after you see all the awesome wine bottle craft projects we have in store for you.

So whether you're looking for some unique home decor accents or looking to add some color and texture to your garden this summer, let 25 Cool Things to do with Wine Bottles inspire you to look at that humble bottle of wine in a new light. Gather up some Mod Podge, a collection of your favorite assorted embellishments, and pour yourself a glass of vino as you browse through this great collection of crafts to make with wine bottles.

10 Easy Halloween Crafts: Basics for Beginners (Holiday Entertaining Book 20)

Creating creepy crafts is one of the most fun ways to celebrate Halloween. Not only does it allow you to unleash your creativity, it offers the chance to enjoy plenty of quality time with family and friends.

In this illustrated step-by-step guide, discover 10 simple Halloween crafts that are really easy to put together and are sure to add some much needed spookiness to your home over Halloween.

Each craft tutorial includes:

oA list of the materials and equipment you'll need to prepare the craft

oDetailed text instructions describing how to make the craft

oPhotos showing you each step of the craft preparation

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Table of Contents

What's in This Guide

Introduction

10 Easy Halloween Crafts:

1-Creepy Halloween Popped Eyeball Glasses

2-Halloween Trick Or Treat Basket

3-Hanging Halloween Mummy Ball

4-Halloween Orange Treat Giveaway

5-Halloween Orange Fruit Luminary

6-Modern Pumpkin Glass Luminary

7-Halloween Witch Bookmark

8-Halloween Witch Decor

9-Bloody Wound Special Effect

10-Painted Pumpkins

Conclusion

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About the Authors

Alanna and Ashleen Stone are part of a latest generation of health writers and bloggers, and the authors of several self-help guides.

Easy Hat, Scarf and Neck Warmer Crochet Patterns in 4 sizes: Baby to Teen/Adult

Crochet pattern to create a hat, scarf and collar. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make them.

The hat, scarf and neck warmer are easy and quick to make. You only use single crochet stitches (US) or double crochet stitches (UK). The Hat & Neck Warmer you can make in one to one and a half hour. The Scarf takes about 2 hours.

Soap Making: A Quick Guide: A Summary Of The Most Important Aspects Of Making Soap At Home (Soap Making Advice Book 1)

A summary of the most important aspects of making soap at home, covering all the basics for beginners looking to get started, or to further your knowledge of your favorite hobby.

Includes FREE, BONUS CONTENT that can be downloaded from our website as an exclusive gift to make the Soap Making Quick Guide even better value - a beautiful, print friendly PDF copy of the book, so you can print a copy, add your own notes to the prints and personalise your soap guide even further.

Handy to use as a quick reference guide, it's based on the comprehensive Ebook "Soap Making Made Easy" by Michelle Gaboya.

This Ebook will explore the following aspects of soap making:

The differences between hand-made and commercial soap, and the benefits of making your own,

Tips for beginners,

Sample recipes,

Tips for selecting a recipe,

The basic equipment you'll need,

Precautions for working with lye,

How to make bar and liquid soap, using step-by-step instructions and a basic recipe;

How to color and scent your soap,

Ways to package and present your soap,

How to get started with selling your soap for a profit,

Michelle Gaboya has been a soap making enthusiast for over 10 years, creating all types of elegant homemade soaps for family, friends and various occasions.

As an avid enthusiast she has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of soap making and is a recognized personality amongst the soap makers' community. She takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge and experience with other keen soap makers.

Michelle continues to hone her craft and experiment with new designs and formulas regularly.

How to Crochet: A Step By Step Guide to Crochet for Beginners

How to Crochet: A Step By Step Guide to Crochet for Beginners With easy to understand, step-by-step directions, anyone can quickly learn how to crochet, master new stitches, and make a selection of cute and easy first crochet projects! * Learn a variety of crochet stitches and skills * Fun and simple projects to make * Perfect for absolute beginners! This is the ONLY beginner's book you'll need to learn how to crochet today!

Woodworking: Complete Woodworking Guide for Beginner’s With Step by Step Instructions: Volume 1

WOODWORKING Complete Woodworking Guide for Beginner's With Step-by-Step Instructions I found my way into fine woodworking shortly after graduating college, in 2003. I took a 2 week introduction to the fundamentals of fine woodworking at Boston's North Bennet Street School. From there, I spent 3 years working at woodworking specialty retail stores, went to North Bennet full time for 2 more years, and set up shop as a custom furniture maker, which lasted for just over 7 years. Woodworking, on many levels, is an ongoing process of reduction and refinement: Big trees into big boards, into smaller boards, into smaller pieces. Grinding cutting tools, and then honing, and polishing the edges. Rough shaping, scraping and filing of wood, followed by coarse sanding, and on into finer grits. And, the progression of learning the rough basics, and the ongoing refining what you know, and what you can do. The purpose of this book is to provide a coarse introduction to getting into the hobby. I assume that you'll seek out other sources of information as the need arises. Woodworking as a craft spans thousands of years, and I couldn't hope to cover all that ground. Books have been published on the topic for centuries. Taunton Press started printing Fine Wood Working 40 years ago, and many other magazines have since come and gone, or showed up and stayed. And the internet, bless its tainted soul, has been ranting and raving at an exponential rate about just about anything for over 20 years. Information overload is a real risk, especially on the internet, and I can't stress enough that it's something to be careful of. But in the end, any real learning that occurs will happen at the bench, as you feel for yourself how your tools are working. You'll understand more as you see how the project comes together. You'll get better at visualizing objects, and processes, in three dimensions, as you make the things with your own hands. The printed word can only convey so much, and it doesn't ho

Tear Down and Die (Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series)

After her parents die within six months of each other and her son goes off to college, savvy entrepreneur Cara Mia Delgatto decides she REALLY needs to get a life. A road trip leads to her grandfather Poppy's home on the picturesque Treasure Coast of Florida, where she impulsively snaps up an abandoned building-only to discover it's already occupied by a fresh corpse. While a murder investigation swirls around her, Cara Mia enlists the help of two new friends to open The Treasure Chest, a store specializing in one-of-a-kind recycled, repurposed, and revived decor items with a beachy-keen theme. But before Cara can get the doors of her shop open, she bumps into an old boyfriend, Cooper Rivers, who claims to still love her. Then Cara learns that Cooper's affection might be a ploy to save himself from a murder plea. Is it possible that Cara's second chance at love has come too late? Includes recipes and craft tips "Terrific first in new series..." - Ms. Mystery "Come along for the ride with Cara, I had a great time with her, and I think you might too." - A Prairie Girl Reads"