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The garden at Wychwood, at the foot of the Great Western Tiers in northern Tasmania, is one of the world's most magical places. Wychwood combines Scandinavian design sensibilities with temperate-climate country-garden charm. And to top it off, the idyllic Mole Creek, which is home to brown trout and a platypus, runs through the back of the property.
Wychwood commemorates a garden over 22 years in the making, brought to life by a very special family who dreamt of the simple life in Tasmania. The book details the evolution of the garden from bare paddock to world-class attraction, with its iconic labyrinth, espaliered fruit trees, naturalistic planted beds and curved, clipped lawns.
The book gives the reader insight into the techniques and secrets that make the design of this garden so successful, offering inspiration and encouragement at every turn, and for every level of gardener.$59.99
From a charming tea party and delicious ice cream shop to an adventuresome teepee, the fun-worthy projects in this book will ignite your child's imagination and provide hours of open-ended play.
The 10 projects include over 75 patterns. Simple enough to make in a day, each pattern uses readily available store-bought materials and comes with full-colour photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Create artistic handmade toys to delight your little ones!$29.99$14.99
Vrille – simple dress, ruffled neckline and pants. Ruffled or plain it is effect for lounging!
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 2–8, Medium 8–12 and Large 14–16.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$21.00
Learn to make pens that are both practical – and beautiful!
In this newly revised edition, author and expert pen turner, Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with the in-dept instruction and creative ideas for both the novice and the experiences turner looking for new ideas.
From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work, no detail has been left out! Also included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding your own artwork and memorabilia.$26.99
Brendan Moar unveils the secrets and incredible design potential of climate-friendly gardening. Based on the successful LifeStyle Channel television show 'Dry Spell Gardening', this book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the makeover of 12 Australian gardens.
Designed by Brendan and driven by climate-friendly choices and eco-friendly materials, these gardens are first and foremost beautiful gardens tailored to their owners' lifestyles. Green is both an exploration of these gardens and a guide to eco-gardening, featuring informative breakout chapters such as 'To lawn or not to lawn?', suggested plant lists, recommended materials and gardening techniques.
In his entertaining style, Brendan both inspires and educates readers with his creativity and depth of knowledge.$44.99
One look at Pinterest and the blogosphere and it's clear that crafters have embraced markers as an easy way to add decorative elements to store-bought products.
This primer showcases 30 wildly creative ideas for embellishing surfaces, including fabric, plastic, glass, wood and stone. Ranging from a batik tee to an oversized platter, the projects – and 100+ templates – have been created by crafting's top talents.$27.99