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27 Oct

Happy Pub Day! BIRDS: A MINDFUL COLORING BOOK

Today we’re thrilled to publish Birds: A Mindful Coloring Book by Georgie Woolridge. No doubt you’ve seen countless coloring books on the bookshelves lately, but you’ve never seen one like this before. Birds presents a new kind of mindful coloring book, containing more than 35 astounding drawings inspired by illustrator Georgie Woolridge’s travels in India and around the world. The cover image below doesn’t do this gorgeous book justice; you’ve got to see it up close and personal!

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Each stunningly intricate drawing incorporates swirling paisley patterns and other local designs inspired by the styles in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. By easing you out of your thoughts and into another world, coloring these beautiful images becomes a practical exercise in mindfulness that anyone can adopt, regardless of skill level.

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Each stunning illustration is accompanied by a brief paragraph about the bird and its habitat, in addition to a helpful introduction with hints and tips about drawing, coloring, and the various effects that you can achieve by using different coloring tools. Just look at that turkey, all decked out for Thanksgiving!
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Buy your copy today, and go ahead and ruffle some feathers!

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13 Oct

How-To Tuesday: Rock Chick Eyes from Simply Glamorous

If you’re too busy to knit yourself a proper Halloween costume this year, why not put the spooky spotlight on your soul-windows by bringing out your inner rock goddess? In celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill’s Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look & Feel Fabulous, you’ll find all the makeup tips you need–for day, night, work, happy hour, Halloween–and every time in between. And lucky you, it’s on sale today!

Photo by Vikki GrantWith Gary’s friendly, down-to-earth approach, he demystifies make-up and reveals the best products and application techniques to make anyone red-carpet ready. He begins by showing the power of make-up in creating an illusion, whether it’s to enhance the features you like or to draw the eye away from those you don’t. Gary then takes us step-by-step through a series of breathtaking makeovers on a range of “real” women of all ages, demonstrating the transformative power of cosmetics and explaining how to make up a look to suit any face shape, features, color, or age. Simply Glamorous is packed with useful tricks and practical tips by one of the industry’s leading experts.

To kick off the holiday spirit (mmmget it?), we’re giving away one of the book’s make-up projects so you can replicate this ultra-cool look at home. Click on the link below to download the PDF (and you might also want to brush up on your air guitar).

Download your free project!

For this and other cool make-up projects, buy your copy of Simply Glamorous today.

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6 Oct

Happy Pub Day! ZENDOODLE KEEP CALM AND COLOR ON & ZENDOODLE KEEP HAPPY AND COLOR ON

True confession: once there’s even the slightest chill in the air, I go into PANIC mode! But I’m also a huge fan of fall colors and anything pumpkin related, so you can imagine the maelstrom of conflicting emotions I experience around this time of year. Which is why I am SO pumped about these two brand-new coloring books on sale today!

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The newest additions to our popular Zendoodle Coloring series, these coloring books are designed to help you relax while creating works of art! Color away the stress with these stunning books of intricate designs that offer a therapeutic retreat into a world of beauty, inner peace, and relaxation. Each exquisite page allows you to fall deep into the calming experience of coloring, providing tranquility and ease that we so often miss in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Perfect for framing and gift-giving, these designs bloom from creative sanctuary to modern works of art.

Buy your copies today!

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1 Sep

Happy Pub Day! MUG MEALS

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It’s the first day of September. I’m sure you’re thinking what I’m thinking: Where did the summer go? I’m less sure you’re thinking what I’m also thinking: Why can’t every meal be made in a mug?!

For all my kindred spirits out there, we have a special single-serving treat for you. Today we’re stoked to publish Leslie Bilderback’s Mug Meals: More Than 100 No-Fuss Ways to Make a Delicious Microwave Meal in Minutes, the highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Mug Cakes! Because mugs aren’t just for cakes and coffee anymore; now you can make every meal in a mug—in minutes!butterscotch pudding

Inside are over 100 mouthwatering and lightning-fast recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Whip up a mugful of Huevos Rancheros to start off your day, then lunch on a steaming cup of French Onion Soup or Pork Chops and Apple Sauce. Serve dinner to your whole family in mugs stuffed with Poached Salmon with Dill, Pasta Puttanesca, or Candied Sweet Potatoes—and finish things off right with a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake. The options are endless, and you can’t beat the clean-up!

To kick off the party, head over to All You for ten mouthwatering recipes from Mug Meals, including one for this Coconut Shrimp, so we can all hold on to summer for just a little while longer. coconut shrimp

 

Order your copy today!

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And don’t miss out on all these other quick and convenient cookbooks by Leslie Bilderback!

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25 Aug

Happy Pub Day! 500 CROCHET STITCHES & 750 KNITTING STITCHES

We’ve got two new books today that will charm and exhilarate any knit & crochet fan! 500 Crochet Stitches and 750 Knitting Stitches are both a stitch guide and a how-to primer, all in one volume. 750 Knitting StitchesYou get all the information you need to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, and how to join pieces and finish projects and care for your knitted or crocheted items.

The comprehensive pattern libraries include basic stitches and some new techniques to get the fabric you want for that special sweater or hat. Each project is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample swatch. 500 Crochet StitchesAll swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, to provide a one-stop resource for knitters and crocheters.

Use one of the many motifs to create an heirloom blanket, or mix and match motifs to create a truly unique piece. Based on The Harmony Guides, these editions are updated with eye-catching photography and innovative new stitches. This is the first time in over five years that The Harmony Guides have released new material, so you can be among the first to get your hands on it!

Order your copies now!

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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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