Your Style, Your Home by Donna Garlough

(Rizzoli, 2018)

The first book from the style director for the popular home decor site Joss & Main is a lively, chic road map to finding and implementing your style at home.

In this age of Instagram and Pinterest, there is no shortage of decorating inspiration. Then why is it so hard to make the leap from pictures bookmarked and saved, to the guts to decorate your own home? In Your Home, Your Style, Donna Garlough urges readers to adopt a new decorating truth: whether you are renting or renovating, staying or going, it is always a good time to decorate. And the best person to do it is you.

Your Home, Your Style is not just a guide to decorating, but a guide to understanding your style strengths, identifying and overcoming your design weaknesses, and figuring out how to put the furniture, decor, and details you love into your home in a way that works for you. Enriched with easy takeaways (how to style a bookshelf four different ways; how to create a gallery wall), and illustrated with polished attainable spaces styled by the author as well as other home decorators, this is a guide rich with real-life know-how that deserves a place on every home decorator’s shelf.

A longtime magazine editor, Donna Garlough has been the style director at Joss & Main since 2013. She is the coauthor of The Green Guide, and her writing, projects, and advice have been featured in Real Simple, Family Circle, Country Living, InStyle, ElleDecor.com, People.com, PopSugar, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, among other publications. Joyelle West is an interiors and lifestyle photographer based in Boston.

For more on Donna Garlough, please visit selfstyled.com.

Total Cat Mojo by Jackson Galaxy

(TarcherPerigee, October 2017)

Cat Mojo: the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep—in a territory where their ownership is assured.

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show “My Cat from Hell,” Jackson Galaxy, reveals how the most important thing you can do to ensure your cat’s health and happiness is to understand one key concept: Cat Mojo. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats are not able to hook into this innate, instinctual confidence they all possess—but need help from their human companions to harness.

According to Jackson Galaxy, you can best help your feline friend find their Mojo by developing a better understanding of how your cat thinks and feels, in order to create a thriving home environment for them, as well as a deeper personal relationship with them. Whether addressing the optimal diet, tackling common social challenges, or getting the most out of your daily playtime routine, this book covers the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of all cats, from kittenhood to the senior years and every life stage in between. Total Cat Mojo is the must-have cat care bible for any cat lover.

Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist who has spent almost 25 years working to better the lives of cats in their homes, in shelters and on TV as host and Executive Producer of Animal Planet’s long-running hit show, “My Cat From Hell.” He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) and Catify To Satisfy. Jackson is also the author of his memoir Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean.

Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado has been helping humans understand cats for over 15 years. She is a behavior consultant at Feline Minds and a research fellow at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Mikel has a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where she studied animal behavior and human-animal relationships.

The Markets of Provence by Marjorie R. Williams

marketsofprovenceProvence is justly famous for its dazzling light, vibrant colors, rich history, and flavorful foods and wines. And its markets have been the beating heart of Provençal life since the Middle Ages. In Markets of Provence, Marjorie Williams whisks you away to 30 of the best. This pocketable guide, complete with detailed maps and organized by days of the week, gives you all the information you need for your visit.

Included are: indispensable advice on timing, navigation, negotiation and payment; tips on etiquette while surveying vendors’ produce; and even some language lessons to help you brush up on your essential français. Complete with restaurant recommendations and other useful tips, this book will help you get the most out of the experience. Supplemented with beautiful full-color photographs and color-coded maps, Markets of Provence is a must-have for every traveler.

Marjorie R. Williams is a travel and food writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With Dixon Long, she is the co-author of Markets of Paris. Williams has lectured about French markets at the American Embassy in Paris, the American Library in Paris, the American Church in Paris, Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Rizzoli (NYC), the French Culinary Institute (NYC), the French Cultural Center (Boston), and numerous other bookstores and cultural venues. For more information on Williams, please visit marjorierwilliams.com.

Advanced Praise:

“Thorough, accurate and mouth-watering. Essential reading for all market-hoppers.”
—Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence and A Good Year

“Marjorie Williams reveals the best of Provence’s beautiful markets in this charming guide. Her tips on brocantes, local goat cheeses, vegetable vendors, and more had me dreaming of a sun-drenched vacation, straw basket slung over one arm.”
–Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating

“The idea of organizing the whole book around days of the week is brilliant. I would strongly recommend this travel companion to anyone who’s planning to visit Provence.
—Nicolas Martin, founder of Flea Market Insiders

“What a delicious idea–that of discovering Provence via its authentic markets! To read Marjorie’s informative guide is to be whisked away in a wicker panier, one bursting with leafy parsley, nougat, and olives, as a friend leads you thoughtfully to her favorite market stands.
—Kristin Espinasse, creator of the French Word-A-Day blog and author of Words in a French Life

“Wonderfully engaging and evocative. This book with its stunning images not only transports me back to Provence but makes me want to immediately pack my bags and do it all again, armed with this little gem.”
—Sandy L. Price, author of The Flea Markets of France and Vintage and Antique Fairs of England

“There is no better way to experience France than by wandering aimlessly through a farmers’ market in Aix or Avignon—the colors and fragrances, the wild strawberries and fresh cheeses. Markets of Provence is indispensable, an authoritative and seductive guide to the best of the region.”
—Luke Barr, author of Provence, 1970

“From the gracious and knowledgeable Marjorie Williams comes yet another gem for the Francophile traveler: a guide to Provençal markets that’s comprehensive, carefully researched, and a pleasure to read.”
—Clotilde Dusoulier, author of ChocolateAndZucchini.com and The French Market Cookbook

Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

catifytosatisfyFollowing up their New York Times bestseller CATIFICATION, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, show cat guardians everywhere how to use home design tricks to address everyday cat care issues. Does your feline friend like to pee everywhere but in his or her litter box? Does your kitty have a thing for your furniture that has left your beloved couch in tatters? Catify to Satisfy will show you how simple DIY design projects and hacks can help bring harmony back into your home. Featuring the amazing projects cat guardians from around the world have shared with Jackson and Kate—design strategies for solving even the most daunting kitty challenges—this book is the ultimate guide to creating a happy home for cat guardian and cat alike.

Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist and the host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell. He is also the author of Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean.

Kate Benjamin is the founder of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com. She makes frequent guest appearances on My Cat from Hell, helping Jackson Galaxy create stylish cat-friendly environments.

The Spoonflower Handbook

SpoonflowerThe Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper, and Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects (Abrams, September 2015)

Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Only a few select creatives got to do it, and it required formal training and significant financial investment. But times have changed, and today anyone with a computer, Internet connection, and idea can upload a file and order their own fabric or paper, printed affordably one yard or more at a time. At the forefront of this revolutionary DIY movement is Spoonflower, a North Carolina startup that produces designs for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide—24 hours a day/seven days a week to keep up with demand.

With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, The Spoonflower Handbook is written for both new and experienced users of this print-on-demand technology. Covering everything from equipment to software to working with photos, scans, repeats, vector files, and more, it is an essential guide to a booming new creative outlet.

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

improv_handbookSherri Lynn Wood is making her own way as an artist, improvisor, and quiltmaker in Oakland, CA. She combines her knowledge of craft, social practice, and systems-centered theory to reacquaint people with personal agency, community, love and the basic skills of living. She has been making quilts since 1989 and is the developer of Passage Quilting, a hands-on, bereavement process utilizing improvisational patchwork and the clothing of the beloved. She has been blogging about craft as a life practice since May 2010.

Sherri has an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Awards include the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, 2012; NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship, 1996, 2006; The MacDowell Colony Fellowship 2005, 2006. Her work and quilts have shown at the NC Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), San Francisco Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Asheville Art Museum (NC), Quilt National (OH) and numerous other exhibitions spaces across the country. She is a frequent instructor for Penland School of Craft and the Modern Quilt Guild.

Catification by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

catificationNew York Times Bestseller.

The star of Animal Planet’s hit television series My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic.

Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don’t just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats.

This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readers—and their cats—purr in approval.

How to Hang a Picture by Jay Sacher and Suzanne LaGasa

HowtoHangaPictureLike tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be? we think. What can go wrong? The answer, of course, is plenty: crumbling plaster, ruined antique laths, mismatched art hung too-close together, or a poorly-mounted photograph warping in its frame. But beyond the technical mishaps, there is a more essential lesson to be learned: The skill and consideration with which you hang your art makes an aesthetic statement about the world you inhabit—and more importantly, when it’s done right, it very clearly looks a whole lot better.

Slim and stylish, How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for a Stylish Home is a user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, and displaying art. If Strunk & White’s Elements of Style was crossed with a no-nonsense how-to manual, you will have captured the tone and immediacy of How to Hang a Picture: simple rules and essential information presented with charm and intelligence.

Upcycling Celebrations by Danny Seo

Danny Seo is America’s leading lifestyle authority on modern, eco-friendly living. In his last book, Upcycling, Danny demonstrated how to create beautiful things with the stuff you already have. Now he returns with 100 more projects—this time focused specifically on parties and holidays. Whether you’re making dramatic party favors for New Year’s Eve, giving a unique birthday gift, creating paper lanterns for a summer BBQ, or planning the Thanksgiving table, Danny shows how you can transform the ordinary into striking one-of-a-kind objects that will make every occasion a little more festive.

Danny Seo has been dubbed the “crafty MacGyver,” and has become the national face of eco-chic. He’s a contributor to NBC’s Today Show and many other national programs including Access Hollywood and Live with Regis and Kelly. He also pens the syndicated column “Do Just One Thing” in newspapers nationwide. Danny’s creative how-to approach toward green living extends to products, including Simmons Natural Care Mattress by Danny Seo, and a full home collection called GreenHouse.

Upcycling by Danny Seo

Renowned environmental lifestyle expert and Today Show regular Danny Seo shares 100 of his most inspiring projects for creative transformation. Have neglected items around your house? They can be the source for exciting craft possibilities! Turn your old leather belts into a cool doormat (or even a briefcase!); worn-out paperbacks into gorgeous bud vases; tennis balls into a quaint country swing; chopsticks into a handsome trivet, and many more.
With full-color photos throughout to guide and inspire, Danny shows that it’s easy to be crafty, and fun to be budget- and eco-conscious.

Danny Seo has been dubbed the “crafty MacGyver,” and has become the national face of eco-chic. He’s a contributor to NBC’s Today Show and many other national programs including Access Hollywood and Regis and Kelly. He also pens the syndicated column “Do Just One Thing” in newspapers nationwide. His line of organic bath and beauty products, Wholearth by Danny Seo, launched on Shop NBC this year, and he partnered with Simmons to create the “Simmons Natural Care Mattress by Danny Seo,” which is sold at JC Penney, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, and many other venues. Danny is also the national spokesperson and partner with TJMaxx and designer of GreenHouse by Danny Seo. Danny lives in Bucks County, PA.

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Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design

Interior design is difficult enough without the added stress of doing it on a budget. Frank Fontana—nationally renowned design expert and guru of low-cost, high-style design—is HGTV’s go-to guy for chic make­overs on a dime. In a witty, conversational tone, Fontana shares his techniques, breaking down the process room by room, project by project, and divulges his secret tips and tricks for how to create high-style homes the low-cost way. Fontana analyzes several beautiful homes, dissects the individual design components of each room, and applies his “Look for Less” principle to help readers build their own look on a budget. The book also includes DIY projects that are accessible and doable for readers of various skill levels, as well as advice on how to be a savvy shopper when looking for home decor items or furniture.

Frank Fontana is the host and lead designer for one of HGTV’s longest-running, top-rated design shows, Design on a Dime, and is regularly featured on NBC’s Today show. Fontana is a contributing writer to OPRAH.com’s “home 4 design” section. He is also a contributing expert to design-related publications and media outlets nationwide. Fontana lives in Chicago.

Bead Crochet Jewelry by Bert and Dana Freed

Beading experts, teachers, and jewelry designers Bert and Dana Freed share their techniques and complete step-by-step directions for a delightful array of bead crochet jewelry projects. Using a wide range of stunning beads in lovely color combinations, the 27 bead crochet pieces may look complicated but are very easy to make following their clearly explained techniques and expert tips.
Organized so that you start with the foundations of bead crochet, the basic chain stitch, you progress through each level to achieve more advanced techniques like creating texture with beads, or making a six-color tubular jewelry design. Beginning with a comprehensive tools and materials chapter, all the supplies you need are covered in detail. Next come the projects, starting with simple chain stitch patterns and progressing to chunky dimensional rope-like pieces. Each section opens with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear photographs to illustrate the techniques needed for the proceeding projects. The last part of the book, ”Advanced Tips and Tricks,” offers troubleshooting advice and suggestions for making your bead crochet experience as smooth as possible.

Bead Crochet provides all the inspiration and skill you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. From dangling earrings to chunky necklaces and plaited bracelets, these beautiful and intricate-looking pieces are sure to standout and be admired by all

BERT RACHEL FREED and DANA ELIZABETH FREED are a mother-daughter team who have spent their lives pursuing crafts. In 2006, they started putting their energy full-time into the creation of their design and beading companies, The Well Done Experience and Chicken and the Egg Designs. Their one-of-a-kind couture beadwork is currently sold in New York City at The Store at the Museum of Art and Design. In 2008 they exhibited nearly two hundred pieces in an exclusive show in SoHo. In addition to designing and crafting beaded jewelry, they also teach bead crochet workshops at craft stores, at events, and in private.

Handbag Designer 101 by Emily Blumenthal

Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.

Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.

Author Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, a fashion event in New York City presented by InStyle magazine and sponsored by Swarovski, Timberland, Singer, BurdaStyle, and more. She spearheads the website handbagdesigner101.com and designed the Yasmena bag, a favorite on the red carpet that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores including Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdales.

Practically Posh by Robin Moreno

Practically Posh is the budget babe’s guide to the good life. Filled with thrifty tips and delivered with style and humor, this do-it-yourself handbook is designed for glam girls on the go who want to live large on their little paychecks.

Packed with brilliantly simple advice, Robyn Moreno teaches that it’s about more than just finding deals—it’s about finding pleasure in your present life. It is about being resourceful—working with what you have, then working what you have. Practically Posh is your bible for living as a bon vivant on a budget.

From how to score a seat at the trendiest restaurant and tips for being arty without being affected, to easy cheats for staying beautiful and advice on how to book your dream vacation now, the book includes anecdotes, sidebars, quotes, quizzes, and gorgeous photos to punctuate the information from Moreno and her team of experts.

So for anyone who refuses to be slowed down by life’s practicalities, let ingenuity and attitude be your currency and Practically Posh be your guide.

Robyn Moreno is a writer and editor at Woman’s Day as well as their spokesperson, and is a frequent guest on Today, PlumTV, NY1, Good Day New York, and the Early Show on CBS. She has written fashion, travel, and lifestyle articles for InStyle, Glamour, Latina, Woman’s Day, Cooking Light, Quest, and the New York Daily News. She lives in New York City.

Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines by Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne

Dear Fellow Knitter,

Welcome! Come on in. Have a seat—we’ve been waiting for you.

Ever since our first book, Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters’ Guide, we’ve been exploring techniques and ideas that we once thought were the sort of thing that only brilliant knitters could do.

Our conclusion: We are all brilliant knitters!

None of this is rocket science! If you can knit a garter stitch scarf, you’ve figured out the hard part. Now it’s time for the fun to start. You hold in your hands the result of our odyssey. It’s a new collection of 30 delicious projects that we hope will take you on your own knitting adventures.

Decorating Yourself: A collection of beautiful things to make for your most demanding (and forgiving) client.

The Fairest Isle of All: A simple, quick introduction to a sort of knitting you may not have considered, with surprising, modern projects.

Covering the Small Human: Pint-sized knits, including baby hats, dreamy dresses, and a cool pullover for the ultimate challenge: the Older Child.

Occasional Knitting: Projects for the special occasions in life—holidays, housewarmings, picnics.

The Sophisticated Kitchen: New uses for one of our favorite yarns: kitchen cotton.

We have filled this book with luscious photographs, stories, tips, rules, and hints. You’ll read how we arrived at these projects and the discoveries we have made along the way, and you will discover shocking things about us.

At all times, we have kept in mind Mason-Dixon Knitting Rule Number 1 : Knitting is spoze to be fun. Fasten your seatbelt—it’s going to be a fabulous ride!

Love,
Kay and Ann

Mason Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne

Enjoy the practical advice, real-life knitting instruction, and irreverent humor of Yankee Kay Gardiner and Tennessean Ann Shayne, the duo behind the renowned knitting web log masondixonknitting.com. The ladies of Mason-Dixon Knitting will take you on a thrilling adventure through Knitopia, a place where knitting and creativity unite through the zaniest knitted items imaginable. Kay and Ann reveal that a pattern is a starting line, a launching pad, the front doors of Saks the day after Thanksgiving: oh, the potential!

Mason-Dixon Knitting is a collection of unbelievable patterns, a how-to manual, and a crazy quilt of hilarious narrative, all in one. In this book, Kay and Ann chitchat their way through a series of more than thirty incredible patterns. Drawing creative inspiration from their surroundings, they present colorful blankets, sassy nightgowns, a delicate curtain, and much more to reveal that knitting can weave its way into just about every aspect of life. Most of these projects are the epitome of ease, but you can make them as simple or complicated as you prefer.

Kay and Ann invite you to use your creative vision to interpret each pattern and give it your own personal touch. Full-color photography of these delightful home- and family-inspired knits accompanies each project. Along the way, Kay and Ann will introduce you to incredible knitting personalities, share their own knitting experiences, and present eye-popping knitting phenomena. Mason-Dixon Knitting explores the humor, fun, and outrageous possibilities of a realm in which knitting is much more than a craft—it’s a lifestyle.

Celebrating Baby by Jim McCann

In the emotional overload of bringing home a baby, it is easy for parents to be overwhelmed and anxious about their new roles and responsibilities. Celebrating Baby is full of funny, sweet, and sentimental reminders from those who have been there to slow down and enjoy the ride—even the speed bumps that arise from late nights and fussy temperaments. This inspirational gift book reinforces the 1-800-Flowers.com/Celebrations.com philosophy of helping friends and families express, connect, and celebrate the special moments and people in their lives. Additionally, Celebrating Baby provides an interactive and personalized approach to celebrating by including engaging prompts that encourage you to make the book your own. Now you can not only ponder a meaningful quote on a new baby, you can also personalize the gift by including your own experiences or advice in the very same pages.

Drawn from stories and words of wisdom of 1-800-Flowers.com/Celebrations.com customers and employees, Celebrating Baby presents realistic but inspirational stories about parenthood. Filled with tender family moments, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, and ruminations on having a baby, the warm retellings in Celebrating Baby should strike a universal chord for parents everywhere.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Celebrating Christmas by Jim McCann

The decorations, the food, the gifts, and most of all the times spent with loved ones–these are the special times and sentiments shared in Celebrating Christmas. The eighth book in the Celebrating gift book series reminds us all to slow down and enjoy the moments that make the holiday so special. Including contributions from customers and employees of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com, the beautifully illustrated book is filled with tender family moments, laugh-out-loud stories, and ruminations on the meaning of the season. Celebrating Christmas will strike a universal chord among those who cherish the specialness of the holiday.
Entries include:

* I love parties, but even more, I love getting ready for parties. To deck my house for Christmas means that soon it will be filled with family and friends. It means that soon it will be filled with love.” –Candace G.

* The best yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. –Anonymous

* “Over the years, my children have questioned whether Santa Claus is real, and each time they doubt, I remind them, ‘If you don’t believe, you don’t receive.'” –Judy M.

Additionally, Celebrating Christmas opens with a short introduction by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM president Jim McCann about his own memories of Christmas. This intimate account sets the tone for the book and creates a personal bond between McCann and his readers.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Celebrating Your Birthday by Jim McCann

Of all holidays, a birthday is the most personal. Some people enjoy marking the milestone by celebrating with friends and loved ones; others welcome the day as a time for reflection on the past and contemplating on the future. Either way, everyone likes to be remembered on this special day. The seventh title in the 1-800-FLOWERS.com gift-book series, Celebrating Your Birthday celebrates the birth, life, and love of a beloved friend or family member with both lighthearted and sage advice, facts, real-life quotes, and heartwarming stories from 1-800-FLOWERS.com employees and customers.
Celebrating Your Birthday is not only a gift book–it’s a source of inspiration for millions of Americans who wish to acknowledge the special day of a loved one. The book is a unique gift that can serve as a catalyst for conversation and a tool for those who struggle with expressing feelings in a deep and genuine way. The sentiments found in these quotes and stories express the hope, love, and blessings felt for those celebrating a birthday.

Both practical and inspirational, the entries gleaned from real-life stories will strike a universal chord with every reader. Quotes and little-known facts about the tradition of birthdays are also included.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Celebrating Dogs by Jim McCann

The bond between people and their pets has never been stronger, and millions of Americans will welcome Celebrating Dogs, an inspirational gift book that honors our affinity for our furry friends. Drawn from stories and words of wisdom from 1800-Flowers.com and Celebrations.com customers and employees, the book balances practical information with appealing stories about the meaning and uniqueness of life with a dog gleaned from real people. The stories are interspersed with meaningful quotes and little-known facts about the one-of-a-kind relationship dogs owners share with their pets, striking a universal chord for all pet-owners.

Celebrating Dogs opens with a short introduction by 1800-Flowers President Jim McCann about his experiences with family pet. The book is a warm reflection on the unique relationships that are created by the human-animal bond, and it serves as a reminder of the spirit and eternal nature of true devotion and love between people and their pets.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Celebrating Weddings by Jim McCann

For the best man searching for a unique toast, the friend seeking a heartfelt wedding gift, or the mother of the bride looking for the perfect way to say, “I love you,” Celebrating Weddings is a nifty reference manual and inspirational gift book rolled into one. This lovely gift book honors the beauty of love, weddings, marriages, and relationships with facts, figures, real-life quotes, and heartwarming stories from 1-800-flowers.com employees and customers.
Celebrating Weddings is not only a gift book–it’s a source of inspiration for millions of Americans who long to shower friends and family with special wedding blessings. The book is a unique gift that can serve as a catalyst for conversation and a tool for those who struggle with expressing feelings in a deep and genuine way. The sentiments found in these quotes and stories express heartfelt love and blessings for the wedding couple.

Celebrating Weddings affirms the wonder and mystery of love so evident at weddings the world over. Both practical and inspirational, the entries gleaned from real-life stories will strike a universal chord for every reader. Quotes and little-known facts about the tradition of weddings are also included.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Celebrating Mom by Jim McCann

In Celebrating Mom, author and entrepreneur Jim McCann collects inspiring true accounts of sharing and caring–contributed by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers and visitors to Celebrations.com–that honor the kindness, affection, and spirit of mothers everywhere.
Complete with beautiful color illustrations and complemented throughout with poignant quotes and fun facts about motherhood, Celebrating Mom brings together a variety of warm, moving stories to strike a universal chord certain to stir readers.

More than simply the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Celebrating Mom is a heartwarming way to show your appreciation any time of year for those quiet, everyday heroes who move and change society for the better–one child at a time.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company. He is also the founder of Celebrations.com and appears frequently on many national TV networks, including CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and Bloomberg TV.

Celebrating Love by Jim McCann

Celebrating Love follows Celebrating Mom in a new gift series from 1-800-flowers.com and celebrations.com founder Jim McCann.
Reinforcing the 1-800-flowers.com and celebrations.com philosophy of helping customers express, connect, and celebrate, McCann balances the practical with the inspirational, and the poignant with the profound, inside this collection of authentic love stories. Full-color drawings illustrate the book throughout and are interspersed with meaningful quotes and little-known facts about love and affection. Divided into four sections based on the distinct seasons of love, Celebrating Love features 150 entries, including:

* Spring: “Love that is not madness is not love.” –Pedro Calderon de la Barca

* Summer: Meeting you was fate. Becoming your friend was a choice. Falling in love with you was beyond my control. Becoming your wife was my fairy tale come true.

* Fall: The Geography of Love

* The oldest love song in existence, whose origin is from somewhere between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, was written 4,000 years ago.

* Nevada issues 120,000 marriage licenses a year.

* Winter: I love you, my forgetful wife. Who knew that love not only lasts longer than memory, but that it continues to grow?

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company. He is also the founder of Celebrations.com and appears frequently on many national TV networks, including CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and Bloomberg TV.

Celebrating Life by Jim McCann

Reinforcing the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com philosophy of helping customers express, connect, and celebrate, Jim McCann balances the practical with the poignant inside Celebrating Life. More than just a collection of sympathetic sentiments, Celebrating Life serves as a catalyst for sharing profound affection, appreciation, grief, and love for someone who has died.
This inspirational gift book of sympathy is perfect for quiet moments of reflection or for sharing at memorials, anniversaries, funerals, wakes, and other special occasions that pay tribute to the life of a loved one. Full-color drawings illustrate the book throughout and are interspersed with meaningful quotes and heartfelt reflections on saying goodbye, healing, remembering, and celebrating life. Divided into four sections, Celebrating Life features 120 entries, including:

* Saying Goodbye: “The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.” –Lucan

* Healing: “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” –Albert Pike

* “When We Meet Again… : “Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last–and final–awakening.” –Sir Walter Scott

* “Reflecting and Rituals: “Death is the most beautiful adventure in life.” –Charles Frohman

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company. He is also the founder of Celebrations.com and appears frequently on many national TV networks, including CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and Bloomberg TV.

Celebrating Friends by Jim McCann

Reinforcing the 1-800-flowers.com and celebrations.com philosophy of helping individuals express, connect, and celebrate, Jim McCann celebrates the unwavering and steadfast nature of friendship inside Celebrating Friends. More than just a collection of heartwarming sentiments, Celebrating Friends presents over 50 poignant quotes, fascinating facts, and inspirational stories that express thoughts on friendship in an honest and genuine way.
Celebrating Friends is perfect for sharing at birthdays, reunions, and other special occasions that pay tribute to the unwavering power of friendship. Full-color drawings illustrate the book throughout and are interspersed with meaningful quotes and heartfelt reflections on creating friendships and memories and ultimately celebrating life. Divided into four sections, Celebrating Friends features 120 entries, many of which were submitted by everyday people on the 1-800-flowers.com and celebrations.com Web sites, and on their Facebook and Twitter pages, including:

* Scientists have found that men and women view friendship differently. For women, friendship is a face-to-face relationship; for men, it’s side-by-side.

* The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. –Mark Twain

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-flowers.com, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. He is also the founder of celebrations.com, a leading content and social engagement site devoted to party planning. McCann appears frequently on many national TV networks, including CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and Bloomberg TV. He resides in Long Island, New York.

Celebrating Graduation by Jim McCann

Graduating is no easy feat. All the late nights of studying, the intense test-taking, and voluminous research and reading required for the flood of term papers is enough to make anyone give in to partying all night and skipping class the next day. But those who persevere walk away with a diploma in hand. Celebrating Graduation is the ideal pat-on-the-back present for graduates who have reached the pinnacle by completing their coursework. The sixth title in the 1-800-flowers.com gift book series, Celebrating Graduation pays homage to this monumental step in life with both lighthearted and sage advice, facts, figures, real-life quotes, and heartwarming stories from 1-800-flowers.com employees and customers.
Celebrating Graduation is not only a gift book–it’s a source of inspiration for millions of Americans who wish to convey special sentiments to those who have earned their degrees. The book is a unique gift that can serve as a catalyst for conversation and a tool for those who struggle with expressing feelings in a deep and genuine way. The sentiments found in these quotes and stories express the pride, love, and joy felt for those who have reached graduation.

Both practical and inspirational, the entries gleaned from real-life stories will strike a universal chord for every reader. Quotes and little-known facts about the tradition of graduating are also included.

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and author whose passion is helping people connect and express themselves with the important people in their lives. Jim’s passion and vision led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which he has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop. His willingness to embrace new technologies, such as the Internet, mobile commerce, and social networking, often long before others, has enabled Jim to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Simple Stunning Parties at Home by Karen Bussen

“When the opportunity for celebrating knocks, answer the door and offer it some champagne!” says Karen Bussen. Author of the bestselling “Simple Stunning” wedding series, Bussen now directs her expert’s eye to a more intimate kind of festivity: the at-home party. Her simple stunning credo, though, remains the same: Create menus featuring wonderful ingredients in no-fuss, crowd-pleasing preparations; combine homemade and store-bought items in fresh, elegant presentations; tailor colors, tableware, and lighting for visual impact; and limit effort, expense, and waste.

The book details 12 complete plans for four different kinds of parties—cocktail gatherings, casual suppers, formal dinners, and daytime get-togethers. Each plan includes food and drink menus (with recipes) as well as decor and music suggestions. Following Bussen’s advice, you’ll delight your guests while showcasing your personal style—which is what great parties are all about.

Karen Bussen is a well-known New York–based wedding planner and the author of five books in STC’s “Simple Stunning” wedding series. She has been featured on Inside Edition and other TV programs, and she was the cooking and entertaining expert on the DIY Network’s Home Made Easy.

Simple Stunning Weddings by Karen Bussen

The three biggest trends in weddings are simplicity, personalization, and colour! Wedding designer and expert Karen Bussen focuses on these elements as she shows couples how to design their own weddings without going crazy or broke. Simple Stunning Weddings is the first wedding design book to focus on the WHERE of the event. Location is the first and most important decision; everything else flows from it. Bussen then shows how to create unifying themes with colour, flowers, and personal touches; how to talk to vendors; how to decide where to spend the wedding budget; how to adapt the design for every budget – for example, by changing tablecloths from silk to cotton; striking flower arrangements that use only one or two flower types, which can be a significant cost saving; and advising the reader when it is actually faster, safer, and less expensive to hire someone else to do a job than to tackle it oneself.

Karen Bussen is one of New York’s most exciting wedding and event designers. Her styling and floral designs have been featured in magazines such as Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Home, Food & Wine, Country Living, and Interior Design. She is a consultant to one of Japans largest hotel chains. Over the past six years, Karen has designed over 100 weddings for real brides and grooms throughout the country – couples with widely varying styles, locations and budgets.

Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers by Karen Bussen

“Flowers are love’s truest language”: so wrote journalist Park Benjamin in the 19th century. The sentiment remains just as compelling today. As every bride-to-be knows, the right flowers are a fundamental expression of the perfect wedding.

But brides are often flummoxed when it comes to the specifics of realizing a beautiful and personal floral vision. Should the arrangements be lushly romantic or sleekly understated? Which flowers are best for the season when the wedding will take place—and for its setting? How much should you spend on flowers? (Where should you splurge and where can you cut back?) How do you go about choosing and working with a professional florist? Do you dare to try to make your own wedding bouquets?

These are just a sampling of the questions that Karen Bussen, one of the country’s top wedding experts, addresses in Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers, the gloriously illustrated follow-up to her essential wedding-planning book, Simple Stunning Weddings. As always, Bussen offers advice that’s as down-to-earth as it is aesthetically fresh and inspired. And her guiding principles—that “less is more,” and that breathtaking elegance is achievable on any budget—are sure to calm an overwhelmed bride’s frazzled nerves.

KAREN BUSSEN, one of America’s most exciting wedding planners, has designed more than 100 weddings. Her work has been featured in such magazines as Modern Bride, InStyle Weddings, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride, Food & Wine, and Good Housekeeping. She is the cooking and entertaining expert on the upcoming Do-It- Yourself Network series Home Made Easy. She lives in New York City.

WILLIAM GEDDES’s photographs have appeared in numerous magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He enjoys working with a wide range of subject matter, including still life, interiors, and lifestyle. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

Simple Stunning Wedding Showers by Karen Bussen

Of the many celebrations surrounding a contemporary wedding, the wedding shower is especially personal—and especially meaningful. As its name implies, it’s the occasion when friends and family gather to “shower” the bride—or couple—with love, laughter, tokens of affection, and heartfelt wishes for the future. It intensifies the excitement about the big day to come. And because it’s more intimate and less formal than other wedding-related events, the shower uniquely carries the signature of the friend who hosts it. Bringing together all the elements that make for a successful wedding shower—one that’s memorable for everyone involved—is no small task, however. Selecting the right theme (elegant tea, homey brunch, swanky cocktail fête?) and then deciding on the guest list, designing the invitations, creating the menu, and picking out the decorations all require imagination and careful planning.

In Simple Stunning Wedding Showers, author Karen Bussen draws on her long experience as a wedding and party planner to guide the shower-giver through each step, from budgeting and etiquette, to choosing refreshments that enhance the ambience, to devising activities that break the ice and heighten the fun. Throughout, William Geddes’s remarkable photographs bring Bussen’s simple stunning ideas to vivid life.

KAREN BUSSEN, one of America’s most exciting wedding planners, has designed more than 100 weddings. Her work has been featured in such magazines as Modern Bride, InStyle Weddings, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride, Food & Wine, and Good Housekeeping. She is the cooking and entertaining expert on the upcoming Do-It- Yourself Network series Home Made Easy. She lives in New York City.

WILLIAM GEDDES’s photographs have appeared in numerous magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He enjoys working with a wide range of subject matter, including still life, interiors, and lifestyle. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters. –This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer by Karen Bussen

Revised and updated, Karen Bussen’s bestselling Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer is filled with invaluable insight, planning tools, and tips. This orga­nizer leads couples through the whole process, helping them create a tension-free wedding for any taste, location, or budget. Six tabbed sections, six large pockets, and two sheets of business card holders give brides a place to neatly stash every kind of information, sample, or swatch. With an elegant new design, this binder will undoubtedly remain a keepsake long after the last thank-you note has been checked off the list.

Karen Bussen is one of America’s most exciting wedding and entertaining experts, and the author of seven books in the Simple Stunning series. Having designed parties for A-listers such as Robert Downey Jr. and Martha Stewart, Karen now shares her insider ideas with readers and view­ers everywhere. She is a favorite among producers and editors for her fun, approachable style, and her press clips include appearances on the Today show, CBS Early Show, LX-NY, Good Day NY, and features in InStyle Weddings, Bridal Guide, Fitness, Cosmopolitan, and numerous other publications. She lives in New York City.

Simply Stunning Bride by Karen Bussen

Here comes the bride! In this latest volume in Karen Bussen’s “Simple Stunning” series, the most important woman at a wedding takes her rightful place—center stage.

Over the years, Bussen has helped hundreds of brides plan weddings that reflect their personal style and express their own best selves. Now, any lady looking forward to her wedding day can benefit from Bussen’s sage advice on matters ranging from the Truly Essential (the venue, the ceremony, the guest list, the caterer, the budget, and, yes, the dress) to the Actually Much Less Essential (what your future mother-in-law will wear).

The months and weeks leading up to a wedding are always a whirlwind—sometimes exhilarating, sometimes overwhelming. With Bussen¹s level-headed guidance, the bride-to-be will take it all in stride while staying organized, remaining true to her own wishes, and (believe it or not) even managing to enjoy herself. Simple Stunning Bride is filled with gorgeous color photographs of inspiring wedding details—flowers, accessories, dresses, and more.

Karen Bussen is a well-known New York–based event and wedding planner and the author of six books in STC’s “Simple Stunning” series. She has been featured on the Today show, The CBS Early Show, and other TV programs, and was the cooking and entertaining expert on the DIY Network’s Home Made Easy.

Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette by Karen Bussen

What’s the preferred way of wording your invitation? How should guests at the wedding dinner be seated? What do you say to people who ask to bring their (uninvited) children to the reception—or, scarier still, to your prospective mother-in-law when she picks out the World’s Ugliest Dress to wear on your big day?

Brides-to-be have a lot on their minds, including making sure that everything connected with the wedding is done the “right way.” But nowadays few people are adequately schooled in the do’s and don’ts of proper etiquette—and that’s where Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette comes to the desperately needed rescue.

This newest volume in Karen Bussen’s Simple Stunning Wedding series—whose four previous books total more than 130,000 copies in print—is the perfect marriage between the timeless and the new. Bussen celebrates the beloved rituals (cake-cutting, toasts) that are well worth preserving, while dispensing with outmoded rites (the garter toss) best left by the wayside. And Bussen’s guide goes beyond other wedding etiquette handbooks by dealing sensitively with the sometimes-fraught issues (divorced parents, second marriages, blending religious traditions) so crucial to contemporary wedding planning.

KAREN BUSSEN has planned weddings to complement a wide variety of locations, budgets, and tastes, from celebrity-filled events to casual, intimate affairs. She has been featured on Inside Edition and other national and local television programs, and is the cooking and entertaining expert on the Do-It-Yourself Network series Home Made Easy. Bussen lives in New York City.

Simple Gifts by Jennifer Worick

Heartfelt + handmade = the perfect gift. In Simple Gifts, Jennifer Worick offers step-by-step instructions for creating easy and inspired handmade gifts that won’t break the bank. Learn how to stitch a wine bag for your favorite foodie, sew pajama pants for a tried-and-true friend, roast coffee beans for an office pal, or felt a ring for your sweetheart. Also included is Jennifer’s helpful, witty advice on choosing the right gift for anyone-man, woman, or child-and how to wrap up your present with style.

From a sweet knitted apron to a hand-embroidered handkerchief, personalized note cards to soothing natural lip balm, a quilted baby blanket to a manly wooden toolbox, these heartfelt, handmade gifts are certain to wow and touch your loved ones.

Jennifer Worick is the best-selling author of more than twenty books on crafts, dating, and pop culture, including The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Bust, and Woman’s Day, and she has been a regular contributor to CraftStylish.com. Jennifer lives in Seattle, where she enjoys knitting, making jewelry, and frequenting coffee shops with free Wi-Fi.

Beyond the Family Tree by Jennifer Worick

Whether you have a great relationship with your family or are separated by distance or differ­ences, there is so much more to learn about one another. Here is a handbook on how to forge better family relation­ships by initiating more interesting conversations and creating an online means of communication. With more than 1,000 insightful questions, the book helps the reader create a dialogue during family gatherings or one-on-one get-togethers. The book then shows how to share that information with the rest of the family (via private YouTube accounts, WIKIs, websites, e-mails, chat groups, and other social media outlets) so a family can create a living history and a place where a current, vibrant dialogue can continue.

Jennifer Worick has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on relationships, crafts, and pop culture. She is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. Her writing has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Allure, BUST, and Woman’s Day. Worick lives in Seattle.

The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Worick

Frontier fun meets a home-spun touch in this heart-warming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Jennifer Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter pickles, speak old-time slang, and much much more. This is for the legions of Laura Ingalls Wilder fans who have dreamed of what a pioneer life out on the prairie would be like. Combining step-by-step how-to on crafts, with tongue-in-cheek instructions on prairie slang, winning a spelling bee, and singing a lullaby, The “Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life” allows fans to finally act out their childhood dreams or to simply enjoy the vicarious thrill of reading about it one more time. This is a book that will pull at the heart strings of every childhood Laura and also teach us a few prairie-time crafts along the way.

Jennifer Worick is the author of more than 15 books, including the New York Times bestselling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex. She writes for Allure and Men’s Health, among other magazines. As a native of rural Michigan, Jennifer’s mastered such prairie-time handicrafts as knitting, chopping wood, roasting a turkey, concocting lip balm in a double boiler, and laying a fire. She currently lives in Seattle, WA.

Indigo Knits by Jane & Patrick Gottelier

Indigo is one of the world’s most unusual and breathtaking dyes, and it has fascinated and frustrated artisans since its discovery. No two batches are quite alike, and on top of that, it fades, just like your favorite pair of jeans. Yet this unpredictability is what makes indigo dye unique and beautiful, and now knitters and crocheters are discovering the exciting design possibilities of working with indigo yarn.

Jane and Patrick Gottelier, founders of the Artwork knitwear line, are the designers who first discovered and developed the fashion potential of indigo yarn. Here Jane reveals their trade secrets for working with indigo-dyed yarns, sharing the denim knit and crochet patterns and techniques that have made the Artwork label famous.

Organized according to various locales in Cornwall, England–from the fishing hub of Newlyn to the bustling town of Penzance–Indigo Knits offers more than 25 original patterns that capture the brilliant hues and equally colorful history of Cornwall. Whether it’s a Cornish Knit Frock, a Pirate-Striped Guernsey, or an Artist’s Waistcoat, there are denim designs for everyone. There’s also a section on washing, fading, distressing, and producing unique finishes on indigo knits, so that you can truly get to know this mercurial yarn.

With stories of the inspiration behind Artwork designs, fashion sketches, more than 25 knit and crochet patterns, and gorgeous photographs shot by Patrick Gottelier, Indigo Knits is the ultimate guide to this truly beautiful, truly unique medium.

Jane Gottelier is the cofounder of the Artwork fashion line, which is sold at leading department stores and boutiques throughout the world. She lives in Cornwall, England, with her husband, Patrick.

Knitting and Tea by Jane & Patrick Gottelier

Crisp lace table linens.
Tinkling silver spoons on saucers.
The billowing steam of freshly-brewed tea.
Skeins of fine yarn on delicate needles.

Knitting and Tea brings together these two hallowed traditions in all their beauty, charm, and poise. The author takes you on a journey from the lush tea plantations of Sri Lanka to the tearooms in the United Kingdom to explore the intertwining history of these two passions. The luxurious photographs of each location entice you to sit and sample the delectable teatime recipes included and to knit designs that evoke classic elegance. From a stately Cricket Sweater to lovely Tea Cozies, an embellished Cupcake Cardigan, and timeless Argyle Socks, the author shows you how knitting and tea can go hand-in-hand anywhere.

JANE AND PATRICK GOTTELIER started the ARTWORK fashion line in 1977 and have since become one of the United Kingdom’s premier knitwear brands. With backgrounds in fashion design and product design respectively, the husband-and-wife team currently teach at University College Falmouth, Cornwall, where they are Heads of Department for Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design. The Gotteliers are also consultants for various fashion companies.

Sew Retro by Judi Ketteler

Sewing never goes out of style, and today it is more popular than ever! Sew Retro offers twenty-five stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects—beautiful bags, essential skirts, unique pillows, and more—that are a pleasure to sew, thanks to easy instructions, helpful diagrams, and a pocket of ten full-size patterns.

This fun, inspirational book also uncovers sewing’s colorful history, from the introduction of the sewing machine to the modern DIY movement, and features interviews with today’s hottest fabric and pattern designers, including Amy Butler, Betz White, Barbara Brackman, Emma Brennan, Judie Rothermel, and Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics. Filled with gorgeous project photography and quirky vintage illustrations that bring the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, and beyond to life, Sew Retro celebrates sewing yesterday and today.

Learn more about Sew Retro and enjoy bonus projects and tutorials at www.sewretrothebook.com!

Judi Ketteler is never happier than when she’s merging her two passions: sewing and writing. Judi is a regional contributor for Better Homes & Gardens and has written about sewing, decorating, and other inspiring DIY projects for magazines including Creative Home, Decorating, Do It Yourself, and Quilts & More. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, son Max, two cats, and a basement full of fabric and glue guns.

The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing by Linda LaBelle

Take your craft to the next level.

For rich, unique yarns of your very own creation, The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing is your essential go-to guide.

Now you can create gorgeous, unique, handpainted yarns in your very own kitchen. In this practical guide to dyeing yarn at home, you’ll learn simple techniques for creating beautiful, colorful yarns–and pick up some new patterns to highlight your new hues along the way.

Fiber artist, knitter, and teacher Linda LaBelle provides her own valuable expertise and insight and gives readers a peek into a typical day in the lives of seven professional hand dyers through lush photographs and personal interviews in which they share their thoughts, advice, and sometimes dyeing secrets!

You’ll learn a variety of hand-dyeing processes, including faux ikat, used to create a fun tie-dyed effect; quick stovetop techniques that yield tons of color; space dyeing, which uses several colors to create a pattern; a way to dye already
knitted pieces; and trouble-free methods for immersion and handpainting. There’s also info on different types of dye–from Kool-Aid and food coloring to Jacquard Acid and PRO One Shot.

Once you’re finished, show off your rich and quirky new hues with 20 original knit and crochet patterns. Designs are easy yet sophisticated, and include everything from ponchos to scarves and hats to arm warmers. You’ll find clear instructions, entertaining projects, and plenty of how-to tips.

LINDA LABELLE is a former costume designer, having worked on Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle as well as costuming several sculptures for Keith Edmier, one of which (“Beverly Edmier”) is in the permanent collection of the Tate Museum in London. Linda continues to do commission work, creating specialty props for everything from an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent to a knitted piece for Details magazine. Her studio, The Yarn Tree (www.theyarntree.com), in Brooklyn, New York, offers classes in dyeing, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, felting, and papermaking.

Haiku Knits by Tanya Alpert

Haiku, the graceful and evocative form of Japanese poetry, celebrates nature in all its subtle and unobtrusive beauty. In Haiku Knits, this appreciation for understated, direct beauty is expressed in the texture of a felted skirt, the rhythm of a chain of twisted cables, or the casual elegance of an asymmetric sweater. Author Tanya Alpert, a knitwear designer and fiber artist, presents 25 simple, modern garments and accessories inspired by Japanese design, featuring innovative elements and beautiful fibers. These technically simple yet stylish and sophisticated designs will appeal to fashion-forward knitters at all skill levels. Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs, this elegant book also includes an appendix of essential techniques.

TANYA ALPERT is a knitwear designer and knitting instructor. She owns Knitting by the Beach, a yarn store in Solana Beach, California.