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The ultimate practical guide to sewing fabulous bags from expert Lisa Lam! Detailed photographs illustrate every technique in this unique book, from choosing fabric to inserting fastenings Expert tips, trade secrets and inspirational advice result in professional and beautiful results A capsule wardrobe of eight exclusive designs features easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns Whether you're getting started, improving your technique, or want to design your own, this is the book you'll grab for every bag you make!
An Epic Culinary Journey to the Heart of Westeros!Eat like a Lannister. Brew spirits to warm you in the coming winter. Treat guests to exotic sweets and alchemy-inspired cocktails. With this collection of hearty meals inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, it's all possible! Every dish finds its roots in the pages that brought Westeros to life, including:Arbor Red Winethe finest spirit in the Seven KingdomsThe House of Stark's Venison, Apple, Cheddar Plaitssavory meat pies, fit for any Warden of the NorthThe Imp's Wild Strawberry Foola dessert light enough to make Tyrion smileWilding Grilled Pork Chops with Stir-Grilled Applesthe meal of choice at Craster's KeepTears of Lysthe concoction of choice for bartenders and assassins alike Feast your imagination on entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks that will make your fantasies a reality!
Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and patchwork to quilting and binding. Includes quick and clever techniques with step-by-step illustrated instructions. Choose from 16 small and large projects including bed quilts, bags and wall hangings. Features a quilting glossary explaining common quilting and sewing terms.
The new edition of this popular cookbook includes 20 new game recipes, so indulge your taste buds with new sensations! Featuring over 120 delicious recipes for cooking grouse, partridge, pheasant, duck, rabbit, venison, and other game, these easy-to-follow recipes include dishes appropriate for everyday family meals, special occasions, picnics, and barbecues. Game is naturally low in fat and calories and is an ideal part of a healthy diet. A guide for preparing game so that it is fit to be eaten is included, as is an assortment of recipe accompaniments such as sauces, stuffings, and salads. With 18 full-color illustrations by the well-known wildlife artist John Paley this is an attractive and useful gift for all those keen on hunting, shooting and fishing and those who cook what they bring home.
Ruth Clemens, finalist on The Great British Bake Off, shows, through clear step-by-step photography, how to bake successfully, whatever the occasion.Divided into three technique sections: Creaming Methods, Whisked cakes, and Melting Methods, you can learn how to bake impressive celebration centerpieces, party cakes, birthday treats or just feed your family a delicious dessert.Each recipe will be detailed with techniques, hints, timings, shortcuts and cheats, plus all the essential information needed to you to maximise your creativity, and prove that baking is achievable and fun.Detailed step-by-step photography of nearly 30 mouth watering projects make every technique easy to follow, whether you are a baking expert or a complete novice, so really can achieve the beautiful finished product.
A fascinating collection of first-hand accounts of life in the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817), showing how social standing and etiquette were prime considerations of the period, and revealing the stark contrast between 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' and the lives of men and women. With extracts from Jane Austen's novels, letters, biographies, memoirs and newspapers, including previously unpublished material held by The Jane Austen Society, British Library, Hampshire Record Office and Kent County Archives.
Inside Pepys' London reveals a vivid picture of London at a critical point in history - poised to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts of all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment, to politics and religion. Though no king or great general, thanks to his diary Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history. His life encompassed happenings of huge historical and human impact - the execution of Charles I and the Great Fire of London to name but two. This book takes Pepys' diary, which he kept almost daily from 1660-1669, as its central resource, but also includes a range of other contemporary sources to provide a fascinating and vivid picture of the times.
This is a fascinating, evocative account of 19th-century London, so well known from Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. It draws on descriptions of life in the capital from original letters, diaries and newspapers, as well as Dickens' own social commentary, to paint a vivid portrait of a city undergoing massive social changes. No author has ever described the city of London as well as Dickens. His eye for detail and his gift for characterization moved and entertained readers throughout the world who might never have been to the city. Many of the cliches that crowd our imaginations when we think of London, or of the Victorians, can be traced back to his writings. A unique gazetteer section with a modern-day map allows the reader to discover where places and attractions mentioned in the text can be seen in today's London.