CreativiTee: the ultimate guide to cut and revamp your old T-shirts by Charlotte Fradet

CreativiTee-how-to-cut-and-revamp-T-shirtsGot a pile of old tees that have been stashed away in your closet for years? The time has come to break them out and revamp them! Packed with useful tips, illustrative photos and practical project information, Creativi-Tee is a step by step project book that will guide and inspire the artist within you to realize ultra fashionable T-shirt makeovers with astounding ease. Our 30 projects are easy to follow, fun to do and require minimal or no sewing.
You’ll learn how to recognize suitable materials, cut properly, the basic weaving technique, the loop weaving technique, the fishnet tying technique, the stopstitch technique, the kurigami technique and much more! Each project provides detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated by self-explanatory photos. With this ebook, you hold all the cards to renew your wardrobe for free while creating your own personal style statement. Tweak our ideas, make them your own, let inspiration guide you and unleash your creative power! The only limit is your imagination…

And to give you a taste, here’s a bonus project : Enjoy!

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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
No other books dealing with T-shirt revamping explain the 2 different weave techniques.

What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Go for it with a positive mindset and never give up. Promotion takes a long time so don’t get discouraged, it always pays off in the end!

Author Bio:

My name is Charlotte and I’ve been passionate about crafts since my childhood days. My latest craze consists in cutting T-shirts and turning them into cool fashion creations. So many of my friends were asking me to show them how to restyle their T-shirts that I decided to write an ebook about it: CreativiTee. I hope it’ll get your creative juices flowing! With a little imagination, you can renew your wardrobe for free while creating your own personal style statement… Have fun!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?

My latest craze consists in cutting T-shirts and turning them into cool fashion creations. So many of my friends were asking me to show them how to restyle their T-shirts that I decided to write an ebook about it: CreativiTee.

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Four Easy Bookmark Projects for Kids by Laramie Sasseville

This book is free on these days only – 04/02/2013 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/02/2013. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

This set of fun projects includes complete instructions, illustrated with photographs. These projects use recycled materials to make attractive and durable bookmarks suitable for family gifts. Use recycled milk jugs, greeting card, and calendar art, as well as strings and beads. Great for kids who love to read or love to craft and know people who love to read.

As one reviewer said, “If you or your children don’t have anything to do, and need a craft project, this ebook shows how to make bookmarks from everyday ordinary items. As long as your children can safely use a scissors, they can work on these projects. There are pictures showing how to do it, and easy step-by-step instructions.”

Laramie lives and works in Minneapolis, MN with three friendly cats who oversee all her craft projects.

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Living off the Grid with Organic Gardening by Tione Rodney

This book is free on these days only – 03/13/2013 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 03/14/2013. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

If you find yourself worried about all of the junk that is tainting the American food supply, then you might want to consider starting your own garden. Yet, if you use tap water and fertilizers you buy from the store to tend to that garden, you just might be tainting the produce you are growing. One of the best ways to have a garden and avoid these problems is to garden off the grid. This book will explain what that means and how you can effectively do it, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labors without any worry about additional costs, environmental impact or contaminants for your family.

Introduction: What Is Gardening Off the Grid?

Gardening off the grid is a fairly simple concept. In fact, it involves gardening techniques that were common before the advent of electricity and running water. Basically, when you garden this way, you garden with just what Nature provides: rainwater and sunlight. No electricity, no tap water and no unnatural additions to the soil. Simply good old natural provisions.

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Cardboard Quilting and Scrapbooking by Kelsy Hamilton

This no sew craft method combines quilting fabric, scrapbook paper, and scrapbooking supplies It is a quick and economical method of creating fabric crafts and especially seasonal or holiday crafts. The five chapters include: An Introduction to Cardboard Quilting, Scrapbooking for the Newbie, Other Craft Projects to Try, Hints for the Thrifty Crafter, and Quilts and the Underground Railroad.

Targeted Age Group:
preschool to preteen children

Author Bio:
Kelsy Hamilton is a Phi Kappa Phi graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and holds four teaching certificates. She is a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) and a Learning Behavior Specialist for children with special needs. Kelsy is a Certified Scrapbook Instructor to teach classes in a retail or community environment. She is an award winning scrapbook artist and has used Cardboard Quilting techniques in competitive art shows. Cardboard Quilting has been used by Kelsy with her students and when she volunteered at an assisted living facility.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I work with children as a teacher, it is difficult to find craft projects that are affordable, but also age appropriate. This method holds the interests of preschoolers to preteen children. They can easily follow the instructions and do most of the work independently, as long as some preparation work is completed by the teacher for the younger children. The finished product cannot be washed due to the cardstock, but should last for several years.

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WAHM-WHAD Podcast With Joy Light @JoySilk

WAHMoms/WAHDads host Deborah Carney is joined by guest Joy Light.

Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born and raised in Reading Pennsylvania, the eldest daughter. My dad, Pat, takes credit for my pretty name, Kristin Joy Light (I have gone by my middle name since about age 28). I became interested in silk painting when my BFF Rosie, a textile designer, did a series of silk paintings one summer. She did not allow me to watch her process, but she did share her supply sources, and when I moved to Oregon in 1989 I began stocking my studio and trying my hand at it. I’ve lived in Oregon 23 years now, and my studio is in what used to be my 2-car garage. I have three children, all boys, ranging in age from 15-31. I love to drink espresso and do yoga. I am a member of the american craft council and The Artisan Group.

As a work at home parent what is your biggest challenge?
Scheduling is my biggest challenge, school sports schedules, holidays, inventory, all include scheduling, sometimes those schedules need careful adjustment so nothing gets left out in the shuffle.

What is the biggest advantage to being a work at home parent?

Working at home has been so valuable in terms of establishing consistency and stability for my boys when they were younger, and now, the comfort of working in my studio is a bonus I am very grateful for.

As a work at home parent what advice would you give other work at home parents?

Establish boundaries and maintain and re-evaluate your guidelines and goals frequently to stay on track!

Website is my main website, it’s like a showroom for my Natura Collection and my two best selling styles. This is my Etsy Shoppe, you can find smaller scarves and jewelry as well as other unique one-of-a-kind fashion accessories here. This is my blog, it is personal and you can see some behind-the-scenes activities in my studio and garden, spotlights on other creative individuals, plus stories about my family and activities. Is my twitter account @JoySilk is my Facebook business page where you will see what is happening in the studio and keep abreast of our summer festival locations and dates, plus special offers for “fans”

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The Dolltender’s Christmas


The Dolltender’s Christmas is destined to become a holiday classic as Natalie, an orphan living in an antique store, and the dolls she has befriended find themselves the only ones who can save Christmas.

When Santa collapses from exhaustion the day before Christmas during his annual visit to the antique shop, Natalie and the dolls come up with a plan to deliver toys to children around the world. But despite their valiant efforts, as the hours tick by they realize they cannot deliver the toys. Until, that is, their own Christmas miracle occurs.


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Printable Pink Peppermint Christmas Decorations



Do you want to make homemade Christmas decorations, presents or gift wrap but don’t have a clue where to begin? Or are you the crafty type who has plenty of ideas but not a lot of time? In both cases, the answer lies in using printable files that help you cut to the chase, because they do a lot of the hard work for you!

This easy-to-use book provides the downloadable printable files and detailed tutorials you need to create five types of coordinating Christmas projects, all in a fun “pink peppermint” theme. The projects include:

* Dimensional paper Christmas ornaments
* Paper and bead snowflake garland
* 3 sizes of 3D paper Christmas trees with mini “ornaments”
* 3D Christmas tree cupcake toppers
* Mix-and-match components that allow you to make literally hundreds of different holiday gift bags

All the projects are rated so you’ll know whether they’re appropriate for your skill level, and there are plenty of photos to show you the steps and what the final results should look like. And each project is designed to visually work well with the others.

So if you want to jump start your creativity this holiday season, think pink and try these fun projects!

I’m a long-time paper crafter who finally had the guts to take my passion online in 2007. Since then, long sessions spent with tiny little scissors and lots of card stock has resulted in more cupcake toppers and invitation artwork than I knew what to do with. So now I’ve moved the whole kit-and-kaboodle to Amazon, to share it with a whole new audience.

I hope you enjoy my books!

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All Tied Up! A Practical Guide to Buying, Tying, Wearing and Caring for Ties by Mark Davids


This book has been created with the idea to help readers use ties as an accessory that will upgrade their look, be it in either more formal, business, or casual environment. It is not that difficult, but so many men do it wrong!

Following some very simple principles, a tie can save your whole attire. And it can be cheaper option, as even the most expensive tie is cheaper than a new suit.

Tips that you will find in this book are very practical. There is some theory explained, but kept to the bare minimum. The purpose of the advice given is for you to absorb them as quickly as possible and take action.

Table of Contents consists of:

Background on ties

1. Where do ties come from?
2. Why do men wear ties?

Buying ties

3. How to buy a tie that you will love, that will last long, and that you will wear often
4. Beware of cheap ties!
5. Why choose silk ties over other materials?
6. Famous designer ties that you have never heard about!

Wearing ties

7. Skinny tie vs. wide tie – which one to choose?
8. How to match ties to shirts and suits by color, pattern and fabric
9. Color matching for men 101 – how to do it right?
10. How to feel more comfortable wearing ties in summertime
11. What to wear to a job interview?

Caring for ties

12. What you should never ever do with a tie?
13. How to clean ties

Tying ties

14. Tie a tie with confidence! The only 3 tie knots you need to know

Mark Davids knows ties! After wearing them throughout his professional career, in the last year he has been immersed in the interesting and long history of ties, fashion trends, as well as the current market conditions for ties.

After the detailed study and research he co-founded http://www.BestMensTies.Com, a web retailer whose mission is to find the best ties from around the world. All the ties are handpicked and the BestMensTies.Com brand assures that they are of the highest quality!

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The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament


Erik, a young boy, is proud that his father, the winner of several state championships, is probably the greatest long distance fly caster on earth. But then a threatening prelude and an unexpected outcome of a casting tournament leave Erik reeling with unanswered questions about what once seemed to be only a sport.

These questions linger and then, years later, deepen when Erik’s idealistic plans and actions are crushed when he experiences combat in the Vietnam War. He struggles, unsuccessfully, with his demons, until a seemingly accidental discovery lead him back to the ways and new meanings of fly casting. Through their prism Erik learns to see himself and the world in a forgiving light.

I’m a native New Yorker. After a good deal of disappointment, I gave up writing. Then my mother passed away, and I found that fishing helped ease my grief. Almost accidently, I wrote and sold a fishing article. Afterwards, my articles and memoirs appeared in many publications, including The Flyfisher, Flyfishing & Tying Journal and Yale Anglers’ Journal.

To me, much of my writing is about coming to terms with loss, and with a world I can’t always understand. In a sense, my writing is autobiographical, as it reflects my own gratifying, but at times, difficult journey of emotional and spiritual recovery.

On the long road of my journey, I slowly learned that, even when I don’t have answers, I must strive to find forgiveness and self-worth and to connect to the good and the beautiful in the world.

(This is how I define spirituality.)

I therefore love books where the main characters struggle against inner and outer conflicts and then try to do good.

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Homesteading Ideas For Growing What You Eat In Your Garden


Gardening is a delicate combination of art and science and there are a lot of basics like water, dirt, and keeping good insects around and bad insects shut out that you need to learn about. In this plain-talking handbook, William Whittaker explains all of the homesteading gardening basics required to set up and set your self-sufficiency homesteading dreams into motion without having to shift through loads of “B.S.” or fancy and confusing terminology.

For years William Whittaker toyed with the idea of becoming more self-sufficient in providing food for his family. While living close to an Amish community, he had the opportunity to see how they lived and how they worked and lived off the land by growing their own livestock and crops and using a barter system to get items they did not produce on their own.

With his wife, he decided to start with a small backyard garden, growing a few essential vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, and some herbs. As they became more experienced, their garden expanded. He now regularly shares his bounty with his neighbors and extended family members.

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