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1 Jun

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

How to DIY HAMMOCK Paracord

PARACORD HAMMOCK from Made in Paracord by Caitlin Wynne – Imagine dad relaxing in his very own handmade hammock.

Father’s Day is less than three weeks away — Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. — just enough time to come up with something that would make dear old pops feel loved. Of course, at the end of the day, like my father who has practically everything, all he really wants is a phone call or skype or facetime if you’re geographically challenged or maybe a hearty hug if you’re closer.

But still. What dad, what MAN (am I profiling?), wouldn’t want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?–hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports–Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father’s Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy!

EASY WALL BOTTLE OPENER via Curbly.com, photograph by Faith Towers

DIY BBQ, BACON, CHILI FLAVORED CHOCOLATE TOOLBOX via Brit + Co

ROSEMARY MINT SHAVING CREAM via foodformyfamily.com

From crock to comics, a DIY Star Trek flask via mydiyescape.com

PERSONALIZED BEER GROWLER via kristymurphy.com

CANDY BAR LETTER via bitsofeverything.com

PAINTED DIPPED GOLF TEES via designimprovised.com

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BEEF JERKY IN THE WORLD via ArtofManliness.com

REMOTE CONTROL COOKIE via somewhatsimple.com

DIY BACON GIFTS: BACON JAM, BACON SALT, BACON CANDY via snixykitchen.com

BLACK AND TAN BEER SOAP via soapqueen.com

Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban

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17 May

Three NEW Coloring Books! Zendoodle Uplifting Inspirations, Zendoodle Tranquil Gardens, and Color Me F*cking Calm

We’re thrilled to announce three new additions to our St. Martin’s Griffin adult coloring book family!

Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations, Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens, and Color Me F*cking Calm

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From Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations: Quotable Sayings to Color and Display, illustrated by Justine Lustig

Make Mother Nature green with envy with Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens: Floral Beauty to Color and Display, illustrated by Nikolett Corley

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From Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens: Floral Beauty to Color and Display, illustrated by Nikolett Corley

And finally… treat your inner “Little Miss F*cking Sunshine” to delightfully impolite adult coloring, or give as the perfect gift for the smartasses in your life with Color Me F*cking Calm: Swear Words to Color and Display

Isn’t it about time you f*cking relaxed!

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From Color Me F*cking Calm: Swear Words to Color and Display

Get all three coloring books at your favorite bookseller!

Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations

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Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens

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Color Me F*cking Calm

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10 May

Happy Pubday THE SWEAR WORD Coloring Book!

Color away the stress while creating works of profane art!

If you crave an outlet to express your inner foul-mouthed ruffian, look no further than The Swear Word Coloring Book, a hilarious collection of profanities and uncouth sayings, all paired with amusing illustrations to color and display. Each design is printed on sturdy, tear-out pages perfect for framing, gift-giving, and home decorating. With more than 60 pages of picturesque profanity, The Swear Word Coloring Book will sooth away the stress of the day, uncensored!

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Grab you copy now, available at your favorite bookseller!

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8 Apr

Draw a Bird Day!

It’s sweet and inspiring the story behind the origins of Draw a Bird Day.

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As recounted on DabDay.com, in 1943, Dorie Cooper, a seven year old living in England, visited her uncle who was wounded in the war; he had lost his right leg to a land mine, and, in an attempt to cheer him up, Dori asked her uncle to draw a bird for her. Despite being unwell, her uncle looked out his window and drew a picture of a robin. After Dorie saw the drawing, she proclaimed that he wasn’t a very good artist but would still hang the picture in her room. Dorie’s honesty and acceptance of the drawing lifted her uncle’s spirits as well as several other wounded soldiers. In fact, every time Dorie visited the hospital, the soldiers held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures. Within several months, the entire ward’s walls were decorated by bird drawings.

Tragically, three years later, Dorie was killed after being struck by a car. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses, and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. Ever since then, those men and women remembered the little girl that brought hope to the ward by drawing birds on her birthday, April 8th.

While Draw a Bird Day was never declared an “official” holiday, today, it’s celebrated worldwide “as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.”

To celebrate Draw a Bird Day, simply draw a bird and share it with someone. If you don’t quite know how to start, follow Pen and Ink Birds from Gillian Johnson’s How to Draw Everything. And feel free to invent your own birds!

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Happy Draw a Bird Day everyone!

Interested in learning how to draw people? Faces? Animals? Flowers? Get your copy of How To Draw Everything now and get to drawing!

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22 Mar

Happy Pub Day! Zendoodle Coloring: COZY CATS and Zendoodle Coloring: INTO THE FOREST

Unplug and de-stress with these two NEW Zendoodle Coloring Books! Cozy Cats: Fantastic Felines to Color and Display, illustrated by Nikolett Corley and Into the Forest: Woodland Creatures to Color and Display, Illustrated by Bonnie Lynn Demanche. In both books, each page is perforated, making it easy to frame and display the finished art. In addition, designs are printed on one side so colors don’t bleed through. Use colored pencils, crayons, pens, markers–there’s no right or wrong way to color!

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CAT from Zendoodle Coloring: Cozy Cats, Illustrated by Nikolett Corley

 

Cat and Dog

CAT AND DOG from Zendoodle Coloring: Cozy Cats, Illustrated by Nikolett Corley

 

Rabbit

RABBIT from Zendoodle Coloring: Into the Forest by Bonnie Lynn Demanche

 

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SQUIRREL and MUSHROOM from Zendoodle Coloring: Into the Forest by Bonnie Lynn Demanche

Get a copy from your favorite bookseller!

Zendoodle Coloring: Cozy Cats, Illustrated by Nikolett Corley

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For information on our upcoming March 31 COLORING CITY BAKERY EVENT in NYC, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2522399

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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