Miniature Worlds in 1 12 Scale

Miniature Worlds in 1 12 Scale

Miniature Worlds in 1 12 Scale

Eight self-contained miniature worlds, each set within a complementary container and replicated in accurate detail. Styles vary from the period charm of the Victorian milliner and haberdasher, contained in a hat box, to a fairy house conjured up in a hollow log. Each miniature has step by step instructions and uses recycled materials.

Making Miniatures

Making Miniatures

Making Miniatures

The easy-to-follow text, detailed step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations make these varied projects accessible to anyone with a little basic equipment and the desire to try something new. You do not need great artistic skills and, with time and imaginations, you can adapt the projects to create your own unique and very personal pieces.

Edwardian Era

Edwardian Era

Edwardian Era

The Edwardian Era (1901-1910) looms larger than life in the imaginations of those who love rich décor and fabulous furniture. This delightful book contains 40 carefully researched, tried-and-tested Edwardian miniature projects, perfect for truly authentic-looking dolls' houses. Divided by room, it features furnishings for every area in the home, from the hallway to the attic. Templates, history, and helpful advice make this an invaluable sourcebook for a bygone age.

Thirties and Forties Miniatures in 1

Thirties and Forties Miniatures in 1

Thirties and Forties Miniatures in 1

Presents more than forty step-by-step projects, divided by room, for creating dollhouse furniture along with information on tools, techniques, and materials.

Knit Knitavian Style

Knit Knitavian Style

Knit Knitavian Style

Knit Knitavian Style encourages you to begin your knitting adventure by taking the Joyful Knitter Oath and discovering the state of mind called Knitavia. There are over 20 patterns in Knit Knitavian Style that are inspired by natural surroundings and can be used in your daily life. The author has included thoughtful blurbs, entertaining observations as well as interviews and resources for knitters. You'll meet Althea Crome of Bugknits and learn about her experience as a knitwear designer for the movie Coraline. Enjoy Christine Shively, the dynamic founder of Knots of Love, and discover how her organization has grown and is making a difference in the lives of cancer patients in the U.S. and Europe. Next you'll skip over to the hipster world of Rachel-Marie of KnittyDirtyGirl.com and soak in a fiberlicious day in the life interview. Give a cheer for Teresita Valadez, moderator of the Ravelry group, Hearts of Love, for her dedication to helping others in need and creating a sense of community. Margaret hopes you'll embrace the patterns, ideas and suggestions in Knit Knitavian Style. She'll be waiting for you to join her on the corner of Inspiration Avenue and Knitavia Blvd. Bring your knitting!

Reading for Learning

Reading for Learning

Reading for Learning

How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children’s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of children’s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young people’s intellectual, emotional and social maturation.

Prehistoric Figurines

Prehistoric Figurines

Prehistoric Figurines

'Prehistoric Figurines' is a radical new approach to one of the most exciting but poorly understood artefacts from our prehistoric past.