Can Do Books is the home of fine leisure books and sewing patterns. We offer the best range in Australia, at great prices, especially for crafters, gardeners, woodworkers and photographers.
Lovely figure-skimming top with no closures, due to the flattering bias cut. This blouse is shaped with bust darts and center seams that gently hug the body.
Version 1 has a long collar that can be tied in a bow and elbow length sleeves gathered to a cuff. Version 2 has a shorter contrast collar and a notched cuff.
Skill Level: Beginner
Multi-sized from 0 to 18$19.00
Beetles are ravishingly beautiful and engagingly odd, often at the same time.
A Box of Beetles offers you 100 examples of the most striking species in a very photogenic family, from the glittering metallic rose beetles that were worn by the Etruscans as jewellery, to the vast (and aptly named) Titanic beetle, which is almost 20 cm long, and strong enough to snap a pencil between its jaws.
Flip through the pack, marvelling at its inhabitants, then choose the most awesome to send or display.$29.99
Whether you're looking to upgrade your own studio or just love peeking into the workplaces of successful artists, you'll find ideas and inspiration. Culled from American Artist's popular Studios series, Inside the Art Studio takes you inside 37 private studios of fine artists around the country. You'll see how these artists:
- Adapt existing spaces, including living rooms, garages and barns, into working studios
- Design their work space to accommodate students
- Personalise rented studio space with storage solutions and ventilation systems
- Custom-build ideal studios from scratch
Not only will you learn from their tips and solutions and read about their experiences, you'll step inside the studios through large, detailed photographs and view the beautiful works created by many of these artists.$49.99
Unlock the possibilities within hexagons and make your own unique blocks. Learn the glue-basting method of English paper piecing and use it to create exciting designs. You'll enjoy relaxing handwork as you incorporate hexagons into decorative projects.
- Select from 52 patterns for 6" blocks
- Divide the shapes within the hexagon outline and discover new shapes
- Stitch projects ranging from a mug rug and candle mat to a bed-sized quilt
This handy book encourage newcomers to knitting with instructions for making coasters, a wool scarf, slippers, stuffed animals, a purse, socks and a hat.
The line drawings clearly illustrate the step-by step directions and all aspects of the crafting process are addressed and materials lists are provided. The focus in both titles is on being imaginative and creative.
Recommended for ages 8+.$8.99
Herbs and potted fruits thrive in small, easy-to maintain spaces - in courtyard pots and troughs, on decks or balconies or in window boxes. Herbs are inexpensive to pot and grow and add wonderful flavour to the simplest dish - and of course there's nothing quite like cooking with home-grown ingredients.
Courtyard Kitchen is prefaced with simple tips and hints on selecting the best herbs for your space and setting up and maintaining them; it includes essential information on seasons, cropping times and basic plant care.
Following this are more than 80 simple fresh food recipes with clever flavour-matching ideas based around a specific herb or potted fruit theme - basil, mint, coriander, lemon, parsley, strawberry, thyme, rosemary, chilli. There are risottos, roasts, pizzas, salsas, salads, soups, recipes for pasta, polenta, couscous; there are sorbets, cakes, biscuits and treats – delicious, easy recipes that celebrate the sheer pleasure of home cooking with herbs you've grown yourself.$39.99