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Craft it Up!

Cash-flow problems getting you down this holiday season? Try making your own gifts! From cookies to duct tape, these books have something for everyone on your list.


Subversive Seamster : transform thrift store threads into street couture
Subversive Seamster : transform thrift store threads into street couture

The thrift store is your playground, and your sewing machine is your favorite toy. You're a seamster. And Subversive Seamster is your key to the thrills of thrifting and the ins and outs of refashioning. With this book, unlock the shortcuts, tips, and secrets to the wide world of inexpensive, individualized fashion.


The Cute Book
The Cute Book

The world of crafters is full of things "Japanese Cute" -- kawaii -- and the look created by Aranzi Aronzo is familiar to many, but not until now has a single one of the hundreds of bootleg American copies they've sold been in English. Finally these priceless books of mascots, accessories, clothing and well, just about everything, come in ready-to-read English!


Teens Cook Dessert
Teens Cook Dessert

The only full-color dessert cookbook written by and for teenagers, with an interactive, colorful design and tons of mouth-watering photos.


Second-Time Cool : the art of chopping up a sweater
Second-Time Cool : the art of chopping up a sweater

Create unique fashion styles using old sweaters! Here's a book for anyone interested in designing a wardrobe that expresses individuality in fun and creative ways. Second-Time Cool shows how easy it can be to recycle knitted sweaters and strike a dazzling look.


Generation T : 108 Ways to Transform A T-Shirt
Generation T : 108 Ways to Transform A T-Shirt

This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world's great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it.


Real Food, Real Fast
Real Food, Real Fast

British teen Sam Stern is a great cook, and he%u2019s on a mission to get everyone else doing it.


Alternacrafts
Alternacrafts

First came indie rock bands and indie movies. Now, thanks to Jessica Vitkus, the indie movement has reached the world of crafts, where traditional techniques such as knitting, mosaic, embroidery, metalwork, sewing, and collage are being used in brave new ways.


Teen Knitting Club : chill out and knit
Teen Knitting Club : chill out and knit

All over the country, kids are picking up knitting needles and wildly colorful yarns to make really cool clothes and other fabulous stuff--from cozy chenille scarves to snuggly shawls, funky rag bags to furry tank tops, whimsical brimmed hats to classy cardigans.