In a colorful, humorous speculation on the future of “Dogdom,” the author takes a colorful look the third-millennium canine, covering everything from extreme sports for dogs to reality based programming for pets.
Delve deep into to the grass roots of baseballs—the Minor League—and you’ll find Cannibals, Shoemakers, and Zephyrs! From the Coal Sox Nation to the Texarkana Casketmakers, Root for the Home Team brings you the most oddly original team names and the stories behind them.
Root for the Home Team includes profiles of more than 150 teams and lists of hundreds more—plus fun facts, action shots, and team logos. Impress your baseball buddies with your depth of knowledge!
Did you know?
The Altoona Curve were dubbed without ever throwing a breaking ball, thanks to local railroad history.
The Wichita Izzies had a fan so fanatical they named the team after him.
The Mudville Nine were named after the fictitious team in the poem “Casey at the Bat.”
Robin Jean Brown understands firsthand the deep bond that can develop between person and animal. She’s not some cold psychologist, but rather a pet owner herself who dealt with her own painful journey through the grieving process. She found that there wasn’t a lot of help for her. Other books are either too cold and clinical…or they’re too sad, and just make you cry harder. And none of them had workbook-style questions to guide her through her journey.
So Robin wrote the guide herself – to deal with your grief, effectively and step by step. She is personal, empathetic, and comforting – yet at the same time she’ll help you move through your grief. Her special book will introduce you to a revolutionary way of coping with pet loss. Robin developed and delicately refined a 4 step technique for coping with pet loss that she coined “ROAR”.
For the past thirty years, From the Neck Up: An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking has been the bible of hatmaking for milliners working in theater, film and entertainment. It is the most complete and unique book on millinery to date. It can be used as a method of self instruction, as a classroom textbook or as a reference guide. All of the hatmaking techniques are explained step-by-step and clearly illustrated by more than four hundred photographs and drawings. Professional millinery supplies, methods, materials and equipment are described and illustrated in detail with substitutes and improvised methods included for milliners with limited resources and budgets. No prior knowledge of hatmaking has been assumed. Even if you have never held a needle and thread before, you can, through careful application of the lessons in this book, make your own handmade hats either with or without the aid of a sewing machine. You will learn how to make a well-fitting hat pattern, construct and cover a fou
Really Hard Blocks That Take a Long Time to Make Inside you’ll find patterns for 10 Le Moyne based Feathered Star blocks. The smallest finishes at 12″, the largest, at 38″. Some are given in more than one size. Design and shading suggestions are given throughout. Some of the stars in this book, like the Double and Triple Feathered Stars patterns, are “really hard and take a long time to make”. Others are fairly straightforward. All the blocks have a traditional look too them, but some are actually original blocks designed just for this book. The patterns are written for rotary cutting and machine piecing. Templates are provided for checking purposes, and for quilters who prefer more traditional techniques.
Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest possible experience of it. Large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks are often presented from multiple perspectives to enhance visual appeal and allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. A thoughtful pedagogical approach helps students consider what they are viewing
Gathered together, in the pages of Button Ware, are some of the trendiest and best-looking projects available to today’s crafty, fashion-conscious designers. Amy Barickman, owner of Indygo Junction and The Vintage Workshop, and self-confessed button addict, couldn’t resist combining her vintage button collection with the colorful and fashionable buttons offered by world importer JHB International the leader in original and stylish buttons. In this 80 page colorful collection, filled with 90 gorgeous photos and 33 inspiring projects (with numerous variations), they combined the strengths of their companies to create this colorful collection filled with inspiring projects from leading designers. It will teach beginners simple techniques for turning both new and vintage buttons into fashion statements, some so simple that you won’t believe you made it. For those who are more experienced crafters, these ideas will inspire them to new heights of creativity. With easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed photography, crafters will learn how to expand their accessories at a fraction of the cost of original designer pieces and enjoy creating jewelry, embellishments, and fashionable, wearable designs at the same time.