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Self-Made Style - April 10, 2018

Self-Made Style

Self-Made Style

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Self-Made Style includes recommendations for new books about food, crafts and creating.

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3D printing projects
by Karyn Gerhard

Using freely available software, 3D Printing Projects provides inspiration and step-by-step visual instruction for both simple builds and more complicated pieces--from coat hooks and small treasure boxes to chess sets and model cars. From designing to scanning to modeling to digital sculpting to slicing to printing, this how-to guide covers it all. Information on the 3D printing revolution and the science behind how it works is also included, so kids can learn even before doing.

How to make it : 25 makers share the secrets to building a creative business
by Erin Austen Abbott

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers,How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.

Paper quilling : all the skills you need to make 20 beautiful projects
by Elizabeth Moad

Quilling is currently on trend and gaining in popularity. Elizabeth Moad is well known in the papercrafting world, and has created a range of beautiful quilled designs that are suitable for all occasions and life stages, from new baby cards to wedding gifts to sympathy cards. There is a useful techniques section, with step-by-step photographs and instructions, which takes you through some very simple methods to get you started.  One reason that quilling is so popular is that you need very few items to get started. It is also easy to achieve very impressive results quickly and easily.

The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry making with resin
by Theresa Abelew

Jewelry makers interested in resin can find poured pendant projects anywhere. The author offers jewelry makers- even beginners -new ways to use this versatile material in unique, striking jewelry. This book offers 20 projects that go beyond simple pouring. Jewelry makers will learn to fold and form resin into lightweight and dramatic cuffs ... layer colored resin into dimensional pendants ... embed bits of wood, metal, or wire into unusual rings ... and much more.

Emoji crochet : 20 easy-to-make projects expressing attitude & style
by Charles Voth

Emoji Crochet will appeal to crocheters of all ages because each project captures the joy of the emoji trend while sending a personalized message. Among the diverse selection of projects, there are several grandparents will want to make for their grandchildren; ones that younger crocheters will want to make and collect; and plenty for any crafter looking to give the ideal gift to a loved family member or friends, The projects range from blankets, mittens, and scarves to backpacks, earrings, and pillows; projects are appropriate for beginners and beyond.

Fairy village
by Mike Schramer and Debbie Schramer

Step into the world of fairies and little folk like never before with this unprecedented collection of magical miniature scenes and objects made entirely from moss, bark, flowers, and other objects found in nature. Fairy Village, the highly-anticipated followup to the bestseller Fairy House, features full-color photography of beautifully crafted whimsical scenes, including a bakery, a clock maker's shop, small boutiques, a village pavilion, charming homes, and unbelievable living areas. Beautiful illustrations, anthropological notes on fairies and their ways, and Victorian era art adorn the pages of this lush artistic treasure. A stunning gate-fold displays the full enchanting village.

The house that Pinterest built
by Diane Keaton, Lorraine Wild, Sarah Shoemaker and Lisa Romerein

Rich imagery is accompanied by Keaton's ideas for selecting furniture, kitchen layout, and bedroom design; she talks about the importance of lighting in the bathroom and why the living room needs to be reimagined. Beyond the interior, she explores curb appeal and environmental sensitivity, always with an eye to making home the way it should be--a place of tranquility, a place where one is restored and where one returns to dream again and again. The book culminates in the dream realized, the house she has imagined, designed, and made, now shared with the world for the first time in all-new photography.

Mini decorating
by Rebecca Felix

Imagine a bookshelf that fits in the palm of your hand, a terrarium smaller than a tennis ball, and a bowl that holds just one drop of water. You can make each of these and more! Deck out your locker or decorate your bedroom without taking up too much space. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos guide you through creating your own miniature decorations, dioramas, and figurines.

Warehouse home : industrial inspiration for twenty-first-century living
by Sophie Bush

As space for land development in cities shrinks and city dwellers tire of cookie-cutter apartment towers, a love for historical buildings has returned.  Drawing on her personal experience living in a Grade II listed mill, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge and understanding about which ingredients make an industrial building perfect for contemporary living. Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern decor.

Second chances : an inspiring collection of do-overs that have made people's lives brighter
by Erin McHugh

Second chances is an inspiring volume of real-life anecdotes from people who have wanted another shot at something, and have taken it. It's the big stuff like starting a completely new career or rekindling a romance with a long-lost love, as well as the little things like getting a judo belt when you thought you could hardly manage a push-up. Erin McHugh collects the hopeful examples of people who found a leg up, a hidden talent, or even an untapped strength, sometimes with the unexpected help of friends or strangers to improve their lives.