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Do you know why December 24th is the most important day of the year on the Polish calendar? Or why many Poles celebrate their nameday rather than their birthday? Why are newlyweds always welcomed with bread and salt? If you want to embrace your Polish heritage, this how-to guide will serve as a mini-encyclopedia of Polish traditions. You'll find the history of numerous holidays and customs together with step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate them into your everyday life. Celebrating Your Polish Heritage is divided into three sections: Calendar of Polish Festivities; Polish rites of Passage; and Background, Ideas, and Resources. Religious and secular celebrations and milestones are given historical context and their modern-day practice. You'll find poems, song lyrics, blessings, greetings, baby names, etiquette and numerous lists of resources. This guide makes a wonderful gift for younger Polish Americans seeking to reconnect with their family's heritage, or as a reference for your Polish-interest library. Robert Strybel was born in Hamtramck, Michigan, Detroit's once predominantly Polish suburb. He received a master's degree in Polish studies from the University of Wisconsin, and taught Polish language and history courses before moving to Warsaw, Poland. He spent more than three decades there as a correspondent for the Polish-American press, and for 33 years worked for Reuters News agency. Over the last 40 years, he has answered thousands of letters and e-mails about every imaginable Polish-interest topic and still regularly writes an Ask our Man in Warsaw column for the Am-Pol Eagle. With his Polish-born wife, Maria, he co-authored Polish Heritage Cookery and Polish Holiday Cookery, both published by Hippocrene Books.
Jessica Palmer, illustrator and papercutter, has created 80 pages of enchanting hand-drawn pictures for you to colour and lose yourself in. The images all have a magical theme, and each one includes a hidden charm intricately worked into the design for readers to discover and colour in. The book will include designs that fit on a single page as well as those that extend across a double-page spread. Some of the designs fill the entire page and others sit within it. There is also a page on 'how to colour a gem'. The book uses high quality paper which means there is no show-through.
The complete beginners' guide to knitting with 20 exclusive step-by-step projects. The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite knit designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. Knitting may seem complicated, but in fact there are just two stitches you need to learn. Once you have mastered knit and purl, you can knit pretty much anything. The beginner's section starts with a run-through of the basic tools and equipment you'll need, as well as a handy guide to choosing yarn. Once you're ready to start, learn the best way to hold your needles, and tackle the different cast-on methods to work out which works best for you. Once you've cast on, you are ready to make those all-important first stitches and choose your first project. Make a gift for a loved one with patterns for a baby blanket, bouquet of woolly flowers or a cute bulldog puppy. Bring your home up to date by making an on-trend footstool, plant pot or neon rug. Or wear your makes with pride - whether you go for a classic pair of socks, or a more daring pompom headband or loopy poncho.
This contemporary craft book is packed with easy, affordable projects to help you make unique baby gifts with a French-chic twist. From simple cotton bibs, shorts and soft toys, to a basic cushion and straightforward knitted blanket, the projects are clearly explained and easy-to-follow. Other crafty step-by-steps include a hanging mobile, finger puppets, soft rattles and sensory toys. Whether you're expecting a baby and want to add a personal touch to their bedroom, or you'd like to make something special for your grandchild or friends' babies, Make, Stitch & Knit for Baby is the go-to book for creating handmade, stylish baby items. Each project is set out with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and range from curious beginner, to providing inspiration for the more experienced crafter.
Bring the magic wherever you go with these wizard-inspired crafts! Abracadabra! Now you too can reveal your inner wizard with these fantastical crafts inspired by your favorite witches and wizards from Shakespeare, Disney, Harry Potter, and more! Dazzle your friends and family with creative decorations for your home or apartment or charm a significant other with the perfect gift. Nerds and geeks of all shapes and sizes will be under the spell of these witchy crafts. With fifty different projects and ideas, The Wizard's Craftbook will have you dusting off your potions and alchemy sets and constructing amazing creations such as: Owl Post Packages (Harry Potter) Maleficent's Staff (Sleeping Beauty) Black Flame Candle (Hocus Pocus) The White Witch's Ice Wand (The Chronicles of Narnia) Enchanted Rose Bath Bomb (Beauty and the Beast) Wicked Witch's Hat (The Wizard of Oz) Gandalf's Fireworks (The Lord of the Rings) And many, many more! With easy-to-follow instructions and templates, you'll find projects you can complete whether you're just a first year student or an ancient scholar. No curses or hexes will penetrate the perfection of these magical crafts. Simply scan the QR codes within these pages to access templates and how-to videos. Any witch or wizard in your life, no matter their age, will enjoy the creating (or receiving) the crafts contained in this enchanted book. So break out your wand and sorcerer's hat (or make your own) and start crafting some magic with The Wizard's Craftbook!
Replacing buttons, darning socks and other mending skills have largely been lost to the decades. Yet, as the eco-conscious are ditching fast fashion, these techniques are being rediscovered as easy methods to revamp wardrobes with personal flair-hello, visible mending-and sustainability. In Wear, Repair, Repurpose Lily Fulop welcomes beginner and experienced makers with projects to refresh their wardrobes, make the most of thrift store finds and give worn-out cloth new life. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify mending techniques and skill-based projects will inspire readers to embrace their own personal style. Learn to darn socks, hem trousers, embroider over stains, and crochet and braid rugs. For anyone who cares about reducing fashion waste but doesn't want to sacrifice style, this is the immersive guide you need.
Create special Christmas memories by making these cards, decorations, garlands and cosy gifts with a Scandinavian flavour. Christiane Bellstedt Myers has developed a beautiful collection of Christmas essentials using natural materials and traditional colour themes of red and white, and green and silver. The four chapters cover a wide range of crafts, including collage, embroidery, sewing and baking, and take inspiration from Scandinavian traditions to bring the magic of hygge to your holiday celebrations. Make a group of little sparkling Christmas trees for your table, hang Danish paper cone decorations on your tree, create a sweet pinecone family, or a scented anise wreath, and don't forget to indulge in the Scandinavian passion for candlelight by making some beautiful twig candle holders. Try out some simple embroidery on the tiny framed pictures, which would make great gifts, or make a pretty mitten garland to hang on the mantelpiece. There is also a chapter of bakes including a delightful gingerbread house and a sweetly scented cookie wreath. So why not get the family involved and make the festive season really special by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy memories each year as you decorate your home.
The Antiquarian Sticker Book is a beautiful collection of sticker ephemera for the modern-day crafter, scrapbooker, art lover, or for anyone who just loves stickers. Thousands of gorgeous stickers! The perfect present for sticker lovers of all ages! Peel and decorate or browse and feast on the beauty of this lush sticker book unlike any other. A treasure trove of authentic historical prints from the ornate Victorian era to the early twentieth century can live on its own, be used on stationery and wrapping, or create an amazing collage.
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, Revised Edition is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 90 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. This revised edition includes 10 new timely projects focused on STEM and Maker initiatives. Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, Revised Edition. More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. A new section focuses on STEM initiatives, along with survival, security, self-defense, and other silly applications that are just plain fun. You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by: Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations. Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry. Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band. By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things has been a favorite reference tool for 16 years, and this new revised edition is better equipped than ever as a practical tool to build useful devices, a trivia guide to impress friends and family, and a resource guide for the next generation of makers.