Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Niebling Translation of Gestrickte Spitzendecken

For anyone who appreciates fine lace knitting, this is a terrific book to have around. It is an excellent resource from a man who has been called the "father if modern lace knitting." Now granted there were/are not many male lace designers but Niebling earns the title. If you are looking for a challenge, pick this book up! Eva Mariea Leszner did a very nice job of translating some of the designs of Herbert Niebling from German to Eng...

Belly Dancing Basics

It is a beautiful introduction to a beautiful dance! The book offers cultural and historical perspective on Danse Oriental, or "belly dance," it describes various styles of dance - historical and modern fusion, provides costuming and performance advice and tips on improving one's showmanship and interaction with the audience. I wanted to have this book as a teaching reference (it is definitely a must-have for a dance instructor's lib...

Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time

I didn't read it cover to cover but it was not the type of book to be read like that. All in all I'd say it does a good job covering what is a pretty broad topic; there are so many "green" strategies out there and it is hard to discuss them all. I thought it did a good job on the three or so different main categories and it connected them back to the common denominator. Save, protect, and preserve natural resources. It covers site an...

Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food ...

Build It! World Landmarks

I like the idea but it's not quite as simple as they explain. First, the age level is around 5 and up, and allows them to build things that aren't typical Lego designs. Good deal. But the basis of the instructions is that they select from Legos they already have. NOT so easy, because many Legos already have movie-tie-in logos on them or are specialized. It's not easy to find the plain, simple, old school pieces this requires. So, tak...

The Secrets of Brother John Hamman

"The most devious mysteries ever created with a deck of cards are contained within these pages." From the foreword by Brother John Hamman: I have collected here those tricks and notions that l like, and audiences too. Some of my past material is included here, and some not, because l feel it is now dated or less effective. But what is here comprises a sweep of effects, magical, visual, and entertaining that should give you value for ...

Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget

Start Your Marriage with Money in the Bank, not Bills in the Mail. In a world where the average wedding costs around $30,000, a realistic plan for a dream wedding no matter what your budget. Many couples are unnecessarily going deeply into debt to pay for their own weddings. Pastor Todd Outcalt has counseled hundreds of couples on how to avoid this strain on a new marriage, and now he's bringing his message to brides and grooms every...

Making Wooden Toys - 12 Easy-to-Do Projects with Full-Size Templates

My husband is always talking about starting his own woodworking shop, but he always puts everyone and everything before him. He always talks about making wooden toys. I bought this book to show him I support this, and to encourage him to build that workshop! The toys are really cute, and look like they will be very durable. I especially like all the full-size templates; no re-drawing or re-sizing needed. Our four-year-old granddaught...

Making Pure Corn Whiskey

If you're starting from nothing, this is a good place to start. On-line forums provide a good supplement. Ian himself will respond to questions, and he is a fine resource and caring person. Home distilling is a rewarding hobby that combines skills as diverse as cooking, zymurgy, plumbing, chemistry and thermodynamics. Although it takes no great skill to whip up a batch of 'shine, this is a hobby that can be taken to great depths. The...