Crafts

Seasonal Family Almanac (Staff Pick)

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Seasonal Family Almanac: Recipes, Rituals, and Crafts to Embrace the Magic of the Year By Emma Frisch, Jana Blankenship, Allison Usavage (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Emma Frisch, Jana Blankenship, Allison Usavage (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797222455
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 18th, 2023

For busy parents, this activity planner is great for families with elementary school kids. Filled with crafts & recipes that feel special & seasonal, they can take as much or as little time as you like, keeping prep time under 30 minutes. Flip through, pick a few, and enjoy making something together without browsing pinterest for hours.

- Murphy


Paint with Thread

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Paint with Thread: A Step-By-Step Guide to Embroidery Through the Seasons By Emillie Ferris Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781446308486
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: David & Charles - May 24th, 2022

Complete with tear out iron-on transfers, this beautiful book is full of embroidery projects for both beginners and seasoned stitchers. The “painting with thread” technique used throughout is very forgiving, and most of the other stitches are simple. Many patterns are included twice – both with and without a complicated background – perfect for practicing and improving skills.  

Katie


The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium

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The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium (The Antiquarian Sticker Book Series) By Odd Dot, Tae Won Yu (By (artist)), Tae Won Yu (Selected by) Cover Image
By Odd Dot, Tae Won Yu (By (artist)), Tae Won Yu (Selected by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250851895
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Odd Dot - September 20th, 2022

Another splendid sticker collection of bizarre Victorian imagery, presented in such a beautiful package. Perfect for esoteric crafters and stationery collectors of all ages. Can't go wrong with these!

Stacey


Margaret & Christine Wertheim

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Christine and Margaret Wertheim: Value and Transformation of Corals By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor) Cover Image
By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9783868326888
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Wienand Verlag - August 30th, 2022

Entire coral reefs made with crochet! I almost didn't believe it at first. I really love that the book dives into the geometry and natural science behind the 3-D crochet designs. And of course there are even pictures of the real creatures that inspired the whole thing. This is a great book to stow away, waiting for the perfect time to surprise the yarn artist in your life.

Stacey


Make, Sew and Mend

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Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes By Bernadette Banner Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781645674863
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Page Street Publishing - May 17th, 2022

When you're almost 6 1/2 feet tall, you find out that 32x36 pants aren't exacly growing on trees. Anything you can learn to make them last longer is well worth the effort.

John


The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia

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The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia (The Antiquarian Sticker Book Series) By Odd Dot, Tae Won Yu (Selected by) Cover Image
By Odd Dot, Tae Won Yu (Selected by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250792556
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Odd Dot - September 21st, 2021

I heard a song one day - the siren song of a beautiful book of Victorian style stickers. Alas, I don't write that much correspondence. Finally I realized the nearly limitless crafting potential of such a fun book. Stickers everywhere! Add some gloss, and you've got extra details on your project that totally pop. When you're done with the stickers you can use the beautiful pages for origami. Or you can turn the entire book into a keepsake box. Let your imagination go as wild as some of these stickers.

Stacey


The Kids' Book of Sticker Love

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The Kids' Book of Sticker Love: Paper Projects to Make & Decorate (Flow) By Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Editors of Flow magazine Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781523512997
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 23rd, 2021

Irene Smit - Kids’ Book of Paper Love – is back with another activity book full of great paper projects, and this time with stickers!  Clever, creative, and lots of fun!

Robin


Sustainable Gifting

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Sustainable Gifting: Upcycle, Hand-Make & Get Creative with Zero-Waste Presents & Packages By Michelle Mackintosh Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781743796818
Published: Hardie Grant Books - April 13th, 2021

The best gifts are ones that come from the heart and are made by the hands (and books - books and crafts). I love the wide range of ideas presented in Sustainable Gifting for everything from the gifts themselves to the wrapping and labeling. Perfect if you're looking to make more gifts this season, and perfect for the eco-conscious crafter in your life.

Stacey


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