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  • 1423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over

    The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1423 facts to bowl you over.

    • Iceland imports ice cubes
    • A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness
    • It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi
    • Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon
    • People who read books live longer than people who don't
    • Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu
    • No human beings have ever had sex in space
    • Netflix's biggest competitor is sleep
    • Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour

    $22.99
  • 20 to Crochet: Crocheted Baby Shoes

    Looking for a unique baby gift? Here are 20 gorgeous shoes, booties and pumps to crochet in a range of colours and styles, for both boys and girls. Choose from red strawberry-style shoes with flowery toes, smiley car shoes, Christmas booties and even shoes shaped like frogs!

    Each pair of shoes requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be crocheted quickly, easily and on the go using the clear instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and inspiring photographs. As all babies are different, sizes and age suggestions are given for each project, from birth to 12 months, but general advice is also given at the beginning of the book on how to increase or decrease the size of the projects.

    Look inside the book.

    $13.99
  • 20 to Crochet: Crocheted Flowers to Wear

    This lovely book provides 20 contemporary, stylish designs for crocheted corsages large, eye-catching floral designs that can be worn in different ways: as a brooch, buttonhole, on your wrist, shoes, bag or belt, for example.

    The flowers are made in a variety of sizes and styles, with different types of flower, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches. Some feature added embellishments such as buttons and beads.

    The patterns are easy to follow and there is a beautiful photograph of each one, suggesting ways of wearing them. All of the materials used are widely available.

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    $13.99
  • A Piece of Cake

    Mix simple piecing with fabric from 10-inch-square Layer Cakes plus your favourite background fabrics and you've got a quilt you'll be proud of.

    Transform your Layer Cake collection into intricate-looking designs that are a breeze to stitch – Peta Peace's tips will help you start and finish like a pro. You'll love the cheerful colours and innovative designs in these 14 all-new patterns.

    $34.99
  • Baby Quilts for Beginners

    Whip up a quilt today for a baby shower, birthday, holiday or just to bring a smile to Baby's face!

    These 13 fabulously fast and delightfully simple quilts for little ones are bright, adorable and super easy to make. Share the love with cuddly traditional and modern patterns by today's top quilt designers.

    $29.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

    This complete guide to the crisp, precise finish of botanical painting marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on colour, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection.

    Michael Lakin makes botanical art approachable with simple exercises and a variety of step-by-step instructional approaches, making this a fantastic guide for aspirational beginners.

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    $36.99
  • Cut-Out Paper Dolls

    A fantastic activity book which allows young fashion designers to channel their creativity as they cut out all the pieces and see the 3D dolls come to life. Children will find dressing the dolls very rewarding and want to share it with their friends.

    Recommended for ages 5+.

    $14.99
  • Embellish Magazine #31

    Embellish magazine aims to fuse fashion, fantasy and art into everyday items, gifts and homewares. Features in issue 31 include:

    • Artist Profile: Michele Carragher
    • Artist Profile: Andrea Taylor
    • Bugs and Beetles by Kath Danswan
    • Slow Stitch Movement by Andrea Taylor
    • Artist Profile: Lynn Elizinga-Henry
    • Reader Postcard Challenge by Lynda Worthington
    • Threadalicious by Lynda Worthington

    Projects / Techniques

    • Leaf Insect by Penny Earmer
    • Dolls Done Digitally by Lynn Elizinga-Henry & Liz Wauchope
    • Rusted Butterfly by Penny Earmer
    • Monarch Butterfly Scarf by Michelle Mischkulnig
    • Cricula Cascade by Lynda Worthington
    • Butterflies: A Patterned Panel by Penny Earmer

    $9.95
  • Fussy Cutters Club

    Cut up your favourite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colourful collage of your favourite things.

    Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for colour as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!

    • Cut fabrics thoughtfully to inject humor, boldness and style into your quilts
    • Use fussy cutting as a foundation for 14 projects, from improv piecing to English paper piecing
    • Uncover your stash's hidden treasures as you choose motifs and cut them with your own templates

    $39.99
  • Modern Bohemian Crochet

    From the beach to the city streets, a chic, laid-back look is always on trend. And Modern Bohemian Crochet is the perfect foundation for getting that effortless look.

    In this fashion-forward collection, designer Beth Nielsen presents original garments and accessories that are classically inspired without being too retro. Show off a fresh take on hairpin lace with the Geneva Cardigan. Stay cool with the linen Kinzie Tee, featuring an airy back-keyhole detail. Throw on the Eastlake Sweater for a stylish extra layer on a crisp autumn day.

    With a wide variety of crochet techniques – including some that look just like knitting – and projects suitable for advanced beginner stitchers and beyond, you're sure to find something hip to stitch for your free-spirited side.

    $39.99