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Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
by April Winchell
Staff Pick
Whether or not you're a member of the DIY community, Regretsy will make you cackle right out of your chair. Based on the popular blog, Winchell's snarky commentary on Etsy's most preposterous crafts (chicken poncho? hummingbird feeder hat?) has acquired... (read more)

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Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes and Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion and Living
Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes and Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion and Living
by Natalie Chanin and Robert Rausch
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Crafty folks, prepare to swoon: Natalie Chanin is back with what might be the most anticipated DIY book this year, the follow-up to her heavily evangelized Alabama Stitch Book. This time, she applies her deep-South homespun haute to 20 new projects, all... (read more)

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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
by Ken Denmead
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This book is awesome! You don't even need a kid to enjoy the imaginative and techie activities in Geek Dad. Sure, kids will love it, but don't let that stop you from picking up a copy for yourself.... (read more)

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Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
by Lena Corwin
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Textile designer Lena Corwin has mastered the "so cute it makes you want to squeal" aesthetic, and thanks to the detailed instructions and full-color, step-by-step photographs in her debut book, Printing by Hand, you can too. This helpful guide covers... (read more)

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Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
by Brian Castleforte
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I dare you to flip through Papertoy Monsters and not think, "Holy cow, this is perfect for [insert kid's name here]." Lurking within are 50 easy-to-assemble creatures, complete with detailed dossiers. Prepare to be enamored with the likes of Squidbeak... (read more)

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The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting
The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting
by June Hemmons Hiatt
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When it went out of print in the mid-1990s, The Principles of Knitting became one of the most sought-after books on the subject. Those who had a copy guarded it jealously, while those unwilling/unable to part with several hundred dollars for a used... (read more)

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How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
by Erin Bried
Staff Pick
Entertaining and informative about so much more than buttons! SELF magazine writer Erin Bried has put together a darling volume, gleaning knowledge from 10 "grandmothers," that includes instruction on how to fillet a fish, darn a sock, make dandelion... (read more)

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One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
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With a few exceptions (namely all things baby- or dog-related, and the spats on page 147), the projects in this book are things I would actually use, wear, or proudly display in my home... and each of them requires a mere 36 inches of fabric! Whether you'... (read more)

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Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
by Jeannine Stein
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Any booklover with the slightest inkling toward craftiness will swoon over the darling projects outlined in this book. Make a sharp-looking portfolio from vintage album covers, a paint-sample photo album, or a journal from a hot water bottle. (Far more... (read more)

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The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
by Kari Chapin
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Dreaming of quitting your day job and opening up an Etsy shop? Kari Chapin, with help from crafty experts like Amy Karol (Bend the Rules with Fabric) and Megan Reardon (notmartha.org), has written a timely and inspiring guide to starting, marketing, and... (read more)

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Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds
Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds
by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant and Kate Baldwin
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If there's one thing I've learned through my wayward attempts at gardening, it's the importance of starting small, and it doesn't get much smaller than this.  In Terrarium Craft, Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant not only cover the basics of terrarium... (read more)

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Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
by Anna Maria Horner
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New to sewing or need a refresher? With clear tutorials and an easy-to-follow layout, anybody can learn the skills to make all the projects in Seams to Me. The variety of projects straddle a big fat line between trendy, retro, traditional, and just... (read more)

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Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood
Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood
by Cheryl Katz
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I had a blue mouse named Mousie (that was her everyday name; her full name had to do with being the Queen of Blueberry Land, but the specifics are lost to me now). Mousie developed a discolored tummy from my childhood nosebleeds, and a squashed sideways... (read more)

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Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
by Judith Durant
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Sock yarn is often meant to be shown off, displayed for all to see. Yet with your shoes on, how can anyone appreciate not only the time you spent knitting your socks but the tantalizing hand-dyed yarns, as well? Sock knitter, meet Sock Yarn One-Skein... (read more)

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Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
by Bee Shay
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Sometimes we need a little help getting started in a new craft, and that's why I recommend this title to anyone who feels intimidated about collage. Using the scientific method, Bee Shay introduces techniques for first-time collagers. You get an... (read more)

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts
by Mark Montano
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is a great book to give and a great source-book for making gifts. You'll think twice about donating your treasures to the Goodwill,  just as you'll pause before buying something new. From frames to furniture to jewelry... (read more)

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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
by Alice Starmore
Staff Pick
Alice Starmore's tome of knitting is back in print after more than 20 years. A brief yet richly detailed history of fair isle knitting is combined with 200 pages of color-work ideas, patterns, and techniques for creating your own knitted fair isle gems... (read more)

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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
by Ann Hood
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Knitting: it's not just for Madame Defarge. Authors as varied as Andre DuBus III, Sue Grafton, and Ann Patchett share essays on the passion and magic of knitting. Put those needles down, grab a cuppa, and settle in for an inspiring read.... (read more)

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Alabama Studio Sewing and Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
Alabama Studio Sewing and Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
by Natalie Chanin
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Alabama Studio Sewing + Design is an invaluable reference for any woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous handmade wardrobe. In this follow-up to Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style, author Natalie Chanin presents all of the... (read more)

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Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Garages, Basements, and Backyards
Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Garages, Basements, and Backyards
by Bob Parks
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Get rid of your TV set and make something instead. This book, released by the publishers of Make magazine, rules. It features ordinary people making extraordinary things, like a personal submarine, a washtub Tesla coil, a go-kart with a turbine jet... (read more)

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