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  1. Gift Certificate

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    You'll never have to search again for that hard-to-find gift for your gardening friends. Enter the dollar value you would like in the quantity column of the checkout form. Learn More
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  2. Gourd Art

    GOURD ART**sold out**

    by David MacFarlane. David gives an introduction and basic how-to of gourd carving and then shows us 24 beautiful projects done by very talented artists with a write-up on each of them. The gourds are as varied as the imagination can make them. Each artist lists the materials used and how they did them with wonderful photos describing each step. These are not just a variety of bowls or vessels, but a pendant, lamp, even a quilt. Soft cover 144pp. Learn More

    Regular Price: $18.95

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  3. Gourd Pyrography

    GOURD PYROGRAPHY

    By Jim Widess. Pyrography is the art of using heat to draw, carve or scorch designs. It is perfect for enhancing a gourds natural beauty and turning it into an elegant decorative piece. In the appendix, 90 different pen tips (with sources) are featured! Directions discuss gourd preparation and pyroengraving tools and techniques. Then, four artists walk you through 11 projects, step by step. After this, a gallery features 50 artists, their gourd art, and their secrets for achieving their effects. A final section showcases gourd jewelry. Softcover 143pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $21.95

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  4. Gourds and Fiber

    GOURDS AND FIBER

    Embellishing Gourds with Basketry, Weaving, Stitching, Macrame & More. By Ginger Summit and Jim Widess. Throughout history, gourds have been used for functional and beautiful embellishments of art. In this unique book, two leading experts in gourd crafting, Ginger Summit and Jim Widess, take you through 30 beautiful projects with step-by-step instructions for coiling, plaiting, stitching and knotting everything from pine needles to leather beads. The authors? instructions on choosing and preparing gourds will give you a solid introduction to the basics so that you can start embellishing with ease. A wealth of photos showing the steps and the finished project will inspire your own creative process. Softcover 144pp Learn More
    $19.95

  5. Gourds With Southwest Motifs

    GOURDS WITH SOUTHWEST MOTIFS

    With Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More. By Bonnie Gibson. Bonnie?s deep appreciation of native cultures of the southwest and her wide variety of skills has brought us a great book with over twenty classic projects from pins to decorative baskets and other art works. She helps you with information on choosing a gourd, setting up a work area, cleaning, cutting, and using simple and advanced tools and techniques. Beautiful photos show diverse patterns, how-to steps and a variety of gourd art for you to try. Softcover 160pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $26.95

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  6. Garden Accents

    HANDCRAFTED GARDEN ACCENTS

    Compiled by Dawn Anderson These easy to make, garden-inspired decorating projects employ a variety of craft techniques and can be completed in just a few hours. There are 18 designs from different crafters. Our favorite was the Victorian windowsill greenhouse that is simply a fish tank framed with basswood strips, topped with a peaked glass roof. Another great idea was that of using a patina antiquing kit to give an old metal chair a lovely verdigris finish. Other favorites include: clay pots covered in painted sand for an antiqued effect, copper garden markers, a vegetable relief plaque made from polymer clay, a wildflower wreath, a leafy fern printed fiber rug, and a table top fountain made of old earthenware dishes. Color photographs and step-by-step directions make the projects easy to tackle. Softcover 96 pp pub. at $21.95 Learn More

    Regular Price: $21.95

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  7. Handmade Paper

    HANDMADE PAPER FROM NATURALS

    By Diane Flowers. Creating beautiful paper from trash? Yes! Diane shows you how to make these stunning simple yet gorgeous papers from any junk mail, flyers, magazines, cardboard or scrap paper in your home. There are easy to follow directions for four simple stages, with photos showing you how to make more than 25 types of paper, plus variations. Add flower petals, seeds or material and you have papers that will make journal covers, bookmarks, cards, lampshades or even a floral pin or wall hanging. A book that will help you be eco-friendly and create one of a kind papers. Hardcover 130 pp. Pub at $24.95. Learn More
    $24.95

  8. How to Find Flower Faries

    HOW TO FIND FLOWER FAIRIES

    Sure to enchant young and old alike, this is an exquisitely illustrated book based on the Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies. It gives lots of good advice on finding flower fairies and even some practice! Five enchanting pop-up scenes of a tree top, forest floor, garden, marsh, and wayside, are full of hidden fairies for little ones (or anyone!) to find. Large format 10" x 11-1/2" hardcover. 13pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.99

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  9. Kitchen Stitchin

    KITCHEN STITCHIN

    By Chris Malone. What fun you can have with this book! Now you can dress up your kitchen or patio to match the different seasons with great style. With easy to follow directions and patterns, you can make these projects for yourself or as a quick gift. Try the "Life Is a Picnic" table cloth, a red and white checkered tablecloth with a line of black ants stamped along the side- it will delight any childs picnic! Or you can make the beautiful autumn leaves quilted table runner with bordered napkin and beaded napkin holder. Any of the projects in this book will make great gifts for anyone as well as decorating your own kitchen. Softcover 128 pp Pub at $21.99 Learn More
    $5.95

  10. Kristens Fairy House

    KRISTENS FAIRY HOUSE DVD

    from the Great White Dog Picture Company. An absolutely enchanting film. Kristen and her aunt, a childrens book illustrator, spend a week on a Maine island (Monhegan). Together they find fairy houses hidden among tree roots, rocks, and other natural places. Over the week Kristen and her aunt explore the island, and build fairy houses with materials found in the woods, field or beach - twigs, bark, shells, stones, feathers and such. The actors - the artist and her friends daughter - are wonderful and the filming (by the artist husband) is superb. This video won awards from the American Library Association, coalition for Quality Childrens Media and parents organizations. 40 minutes of pure delight! Learn More
    $14.95

  11. Gourd Dolls

    MAKING GOURD DOLLS AND SPIRIT FIGURES

    by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess. For centuries, artists have turned gourds into vessels, jars, dolls and figures to ward off evil spirits. A tribute to this age old craft is shown here in the construction, decorative techniques, original projects and colored photos of examples of over 100 artists work. 28 specific projects demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and styles historic, ethnic, and new doll creations from over these artists. Hardcover 224pp Pub at $24.95 Learn More
    $14.95

  12. Gourd Musical instruments

    MAKING GOURD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

    by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess. Gourds are natural resonators, so they are perfect for musical instruments. They come a range of sizes and shapes that they are amenable to a variety of instruments - gongs, shakers, rattles, rain sticks, tambourines, mbira (African keyboard), xylophones, drums, kazoos, harps, lyres, lutes, fiddles, banjos, zithers, flutes, horns, reeds and more! This book offers directions for making over 60 instruments, along with advice on how to play them. Those with no musical skills can make the aeolian instruments that are powered by the wind. Richly illustrated with color photographs, many showing instruments in use in their native countries. A fascinating book from a musical anthropology aspect as well. Softcover 144pp Learn More

    Regular Price: $21.95

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