Learn how to use easy papercraft techniques on cakes with edible wafer paper to create stunning cake designs. Leading wafer paper cake instructor Stevie Auble demonstrates how to make a plethora of different wafer paper flowers, plus other wafer cake decorations such as bows, wreaths, and cake toppers. Stevi also demonstrates how you can cover cakes in wafer paper to create spectacular backgrounds on which to place your decorations--all with minimum effort.
Less and less Christian demographically, America is now home to an ever-larger number of people who say they identify with no religion at all. These non-Christians have increasingly been demanding their full participation in public life, bringing their arguments all the way to the Supreme Court. The law is on their side, but that doesn´t mean that their attempts are not met with suspicion or outright hostility. In Our Non-Christian Nation , Jay Wexler travels the country to engage the non-Christians who have called on us to maintain our ideals of inclusivity and diversity. With his characteristic sympathy and humor, he introduces us to the Summum and their Seven Aphorisms, a Wiccan priestess who would deck her City Hall with a pagan holiday wreath, and other determined champions of free religious expression. As Wexler reminds us, anyone who cares about pluralism, equality, and fairness should support a public square filled with a variety of religious and nonreligious voices. The stakes are nothing short of long-term social peace.
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating twenty-five paper flowers from tissue and crepe paper, and explains how to combine the flowers to arrange garlands, wreaths, table decorations, and corsages.
Building instructions for 16 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display. Readers can build 16 classic Christmas designs including a gingerbread house, Santa, reindeer, a snowman, a wreath, a poinsettia, and traditional shapes like baubles and modern geometric swirls. With easy-to-follow instructions and stunning full color photography, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book, Volume 2 will help you spread some holiday cheer with LEGO in no time!
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.
From Santa walking with his reindeer to elves kissing under the mistletoe to dancing snowmen and candied wreaths, these 31 ready-to-color illustrations will make the perfect gift for anyone!
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.
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.