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.
This invaluable guide provides essential tips on unlocking the potential of one of the most unassuming and yet versatile substances around. Little did you know that with bicarbonate of soda you can clean, deodorize, improve your health and appearance, entertain the kids and much more!
The clear, informative and fun text is accompanied by practical photography to inspire you in the many uses of this wonder powder. It also provides culinary tips and a few tasty recipes for breads, cakes and cookies.$14.99
Fold, cut and quill your way to creative inspiration with Paperplay. Author Shannon Miller's unique approach to paper will have you folding beautiful cards, cutting a decorative garland, sculpting a floral bouquet and much more.
Each vibrant chapter showcases a specific technique with projects ranging from simple to complex. Whether you're just discovering the world of papercarft or you've been creating with paper for years, this book has something for you.
- More than 40 projects including 28 greeting cards
- Step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions
- 7 essential techniques: fold, cut, sculpt, quill, stitch, paint and collage
Country furniture styles convey a sense of simple comfort and the warmth of hearth and home. While some country furniture can be rustic, the pieces included in Traditional Country Furniture are of quality construction and design, drawing from the best of traditional American furniture styles.
Each furniture piece includes step-by-step photos and instructions, with a variety of skill levels represented.
- Kentucky sideboard
- Blanket chest
- Country wall shelf
- Tavern table
- Burlington Farmer's Desk
- Drop-leaf kitchen table
- Tall clock
- And more!
This guide to metal clay jewellery features silver, copper and bronze clays. It is thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, but innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery-makers.
There are 17 jewellery projects including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and decorative clasps. Many of the projects include ideas for adapting the project or producing it in other metals. The author uses the clays in often new and innovative ways, such as using hand-drawn scratch-foam reliefs to create texture, oven-bake enamel to create colour, and, for those who like to adapt their jewellery according to their mood, she uses nuts and bolts to create a stunning ring with interchangeable heads.
A reference section includes firing guides for a large range of gemstones, ensuring that you are well-equipped to go on to design and make exactly the kind of jewellery you want.$36.99
Gather, twist and stitch an array of flowers from elegant ribbons and lace. Christen Brown shares 132 flowers, leaves and garden extras each with complete instructions and colorful how-to photos.
Readers will learn clever twists on vintage ribbonwork construction, plus hand-sewing basics and an overview of techniques. Fashion your own floral arrangements from interchangeable petals and leaves, two never-before-seen stem designs and swappable centres.
A gallery of bouquets will inspire you to craft realistic blooms, embellished with fruit, flourishes, and garden accessories. From single-stem posies to bountiful bouquets, this collection has something for everyone.
- Embellish wearables, accessories and home decor with hand-stitched details
- Step-by-step photos make everyone an expert
- Learn beginner-friendly construction tips from a ribbonwork master
Join Gai Button as she shares the secrets of making beautiful miniature dogs from needle felt.
Using different wools, silks and fibres along with just three needles, you can make all manner of realistic dog breeds, including labradors, pugs, poodles and border terriers. This simple and affordable craft uses little space and offers a world of fun results.
- 6 step-by-step projects for making your own adorable miniature pet
- Clear, simple and innovative techniques
- Suitable for beginners and experts alike
Look inside the book.$31.99