In The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, artist Livia Cetti ups the ante with a host of grander and more intricate flowers and projects-more blooms, more petals, stronger stems, and bigger, bolder arrangements! Cetti will teach you how to play with size, shape, color, and texture to create 25 vibrant single stems in a variety of natural shapes-globes, spikes, bells, saucers, rectangles, cones, and arcs-including hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, honeysuckles, and paperwhites. Then, you´ll use these elemental shapes to build the 15 bright, abundant arrangements, including bold wreaths, bountiful bouquets, fantastical gilded wall art, and blooming garlands. Introducing new, neverbefore-seen techniques for dyeing paper and creating moldable leaves and petals, this gorgeous guide is perfect for crafters of all skill levels interested in making realistic and unique home decor, gifts, accessories, and entertaining essentials.
Noted Alaska gardener, garden writer, and radio host Jeff Lowenfels joins us to talk about how he created the ´´Plant a Row for the Hungry´´ program that allows gardeners to help feed people in need. Jeff also has a new book called Teaming with Microbes. Later on the show, Mike McGrath will reveal how gardeners who love to cook can get triple duty from a rosemary Christmas tree, and how you compulsive pruners can satisfy your hackin-away habits and get the ingredients for fresh holiday wreaths and swags. [Broadcast Date: December 14, 2006] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/061214/rt_gard_061214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the animated special based on a beloved classic, this treasure trove of activities, fun facts, and more than a hundred stickers is the perfect gift for a magical time of year. There´s so much to make, do, and discover in the countdown to Christmas! Whether kids like staying indoors to make crafts or stepping outside to explore, they´ll find plenty of ideas in this gem of a book. Would you like to create a wreath, design your own cards, or make a special cake for the birds? How about learning some seasonal jokes, looking for winter creatures, or completing a Christmas tree calendar with stickers? With easy-to-follow instructions, charming illustrations, and plenty of holiday spirit, this hands-on guide to making the most of the season will keep children entertained and inspired.
Two men stand in the shadow of a helicopter at midnight in London. One of them is Quiller, and he recalls his thoughts: ´´My hands were growing cold and a lightness was coming into my head, and I had the same thought that we all have when we´re going into a mission: That we ought to get out now before it´s too late, before the luck runs out and we´re cast up in a Gulag labor camp or lashed blindfold to a post in Beirut or spread-eagled against a mountainside with a ripped parachute for a shroud and one last intimate friend plucking strength from us with his bone-white beak. But suddenly, this time, it was too late to get out. And Lord, I was afraid.” We are with him later, when he stands among the crowds massed in Peking for the funeral of the Chinese Premier: ´´The British delegates formed a short line along the side of the catafalque as their leader placed the Queen´s wreath carefully against it; then suddenly the sky was filled with flowers, and the bloodied body of the secretary of state was hurled against me by the blast as the coffin exploded.” With him we meet Spur, the agent who will later be found lifeless in the coils of a boa constrictor in his lonely room above the streets of Seoul; and Li-fei, the girl with the cinnamon eyes and the delicate porcelain neck, in the last few days before a merciless act of ritual ends her life on the temple steps; and Tung Kuo-fong, the omnipotent diabolus who is the target for the mission; and Ferris, the man from London who is here with Quiller to try to save him as he faces his moment of truth: ´´For the first time I wondered how far gone I was. From Ferris to London: ‘They´ve tried five times to kill him and I don´t think he can stand the strain...’ From London to Ferris: ‘There´s no point in leaving him out there if he´s losing his nerve...’ I sat hunched with my eyes screwed shut, wondering how to face the man beside me when I opened th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006974/bk_adbl_006974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourth book in the Juniper Grove Mystery series!Rachel never expected to be caught up in another murder investigation, especially at a wreath-making party. But when a member of the Four Santas, a Juniper Grove caroling group, dies at the party, minutes after telling her he fears for his niece’s safety, she is determined to act.Eager to hunt down the truth, Rachel throws herself into solving the case, despite her blossoming romance with the town’s police chief. Convinced a killer is targeting the carolers, she must act quickly to get to the bottom of the mystery. Can she unravel a chorus of puzzling clues and crack the case before more carolers die?This light, cozy mystery offers clean enjoyment with a female amateur sleuth in a small-town setting. No foul language, sex, gore, or graphic scenes of any kind. It can be listened to as a stand-alone, but it will be enjoyed more as part of the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Doughty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138394/bk_acx0_138394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is dim, and soon to be without a single source of unmade light, for only one branch remains upon the burning tree of Haven. The great city is besieged by a terrifying host of un-lit warriors who wait in the shadows for their moment to strike. The weary citizens await word from the only hope that still exists: a colony of wood gatherers upon the timber-rich shores of the Western Wreath. Finally, the failing flame of Aienor succumbs to the darkness. While the Raven army and its beasts of destruction wreak havoc upon the conquered citizens of Haven, a remnant of the hopeful tries desperately to endure the fearsome desecration. But all is not yet lost. The Bright Fame of prophecies long forgotten has not yielded his will to seek the light. He searches the land of the Western Wreath for the new light that has been promised. When all is dark and evil triumphs, is there help for one who yet believes the light will come again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Topping. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077754/bk_acx0_077754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story of an Oklahoma family of four visiting their relatives, also a family of four, in Manhattan, New York. A real family adventure, but it is really all about the kids, Ted and Emma, who live in Manhattan and Pete and Annie, twins who visit from Oklahoma.The kids are having great fun. Ted and Emma visit Santa during their mom’s last-minute Christmas shopping, the four children make a wreath and decorating Christmas stockings, a little suspense around the Christmas tree - will there indeed be a Christmas tree, or will they have to forfeit one in favor of Ted’s and Emma’s dad’s duty at work?Annie gets her Christmas wish under mysterious circumstances. Will the other three kids get their Christmas wishes, or will Santa send coal instead? And some more suspense is added when Annie’s Christmas wish go missing. Will she find it again?A visit to the Central Park Zoo is at stake. Will they be able to visit the zoo after all?To find the answer to these mysteries, get the full audiobook now!In addition to Christmas Stories you’ll get a bonus story with this audiobook. We are giving away The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop´s Fables. This would be an awesome gift for your children.What are you waiting for? Get the full audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Monica Rachelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137055/bk_acx0_137055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written just 40 years after David Livingstone’s death, this admiring account of the famous missionary’s life and work takes us deep into the ´´dark continent” of 19th-century Africa, where he labored to bring ´´Christianity, commerce, and civilization.” A national hero in Victorian Britain, Livingstone earned fame as an explorer and scientific investigator, an antislavery crusader, and imperial reformer, as well as in the role of a Protestant missionary and martyr who eventually died in Africa of malaria. From the book: ´´In those forty years great and astounding changes have been witnessed in the Continent which is associated with his fame….But nothing that has happened since has diminished by a single laurel the wreath he won, and will wear for ever….Livingstone is greatest, not as a scientist, nor an explorer, but as a man and a missionary.” Charles Silvester Horne (1865–1914) studied theology at Mansfield College, Oxford, became a well-known Congregationalist minister, and additionally served as a member of the British parliament for Ipswich, England. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003749/bk_blak_003749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With their unique shapes and striking colors, succulents make the most beautiful houseplants. They are simple to care for and grow easily indoors-perfect for novice plant caretakers and seasoned gardeners alike. Succulents is your photographic, step-by-step guide to selecting, potting, and caring for your succulent plants. From cacti to aloe to echeveria, succulents have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have also found popularity as an indoor plant that requires little maintenance and is fun to look at. This book includes: ? Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each. ? Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants. ? 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets. ? Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants. ? Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact. ? An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look best. This book is the only tool you´ll need to become a confident designer and caretaker of your very own beautiful, thriving succulent garden!