Handmade Holidays

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Make your holidays unique with these ideas for handmade gifts and decorations.

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Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes to make, enjoy and give over the festive season.

Availability: Christmas feasts and treats / Donna Hay.

Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes to make, enjoy and give over the festive season.

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a kitsch novelty knit--and what bigger horror than showing up to a party only to realize that someone else is wearing the same festive ugly sweater? This book shows you how to take any plain sweater as your starting point and transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation. You'll need little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer.

Availability: How to make your own ugly Christmas sweaters : 20 fun & easy holiday projects to craft and create / Nicolette Lafonseca.

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a kitsch novelty knit--and what bigger horror than showing up to a party only to realize that someone else is wearing the same festive ugly sweater? This book shows you how to take any plain sweater as your starting point and transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation. You'll need little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer.

The definitive collection of holiday recipes from the ladies of Best of Bridge.  As always, the ladies promise you simple recipes with gourmet results for Cocktail Parties, Holiday Brunches and Lunches, Buffet and Pot-Luck Parties, and Sit Down Holiday Dinners. Recipes for Holiday Cookies and Squares, Desserts and Other Sweet Treats, Leftovers, and thoughtful Food Gifts.

Availability: Best of Bridge holiday classics : 225 recipes for special occasions / editor, Sue Sumeraj ; photographer, Colin Erricson.

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Availability: Mini felt Christmas : 30 decorations to sew for the festive season / Sachiyo Ishii.

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Availability: A very merry paper Christmas : 25 creative ornaments & decorations / contributors, Anastasia Bosakowski, Ellen Deakin, Silvina De Vita, Alexandra Harrison.

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Availability: The LEGO Christmas ornaments book : 16 designs to spread holiday cheer! / Chris McVeigh.

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Availability: The LEGO Christmas ornaments book : 15 designs to spread holiday cheer / by Chris McVeigh.

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Availability: Sew advent calendars : count down to Christmas with 20 stylish designs to fill with festive treats / Debbie Shore.

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Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season.

Availability: Homemade holiday : craft your way through more than 40 festive projects / Sophie Pester & Catharina Bruns.

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Sew unique, personalised advent calendars for your loved ones, and fill them with their favourite festive treats and handpicked goodies that theyll really treasure. There are 20 designs included, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike, along with a treat-filled calendar for the family dog!

Availability: Sew advent calendars : count down to Christmas with 20 stylish designs to fill with festive treats / Debbie Shore.

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In this delightful book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii shows you how to make fabulously cute and quirky felt ornaments to adorn your home during the festive season. Ready-made felt is easy to come by and a joy to work with, and with 30 easy-to-make projects to choose from, the most difficult part will be deciding which to make!

Availability: Mini felt Christmas : 30 decorations to sew for the festive season / Sachiyo Ishii.

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Because holiday feasts don't have to include roasted meat.

Availability: Vegan holiday kitchen : more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions throughout the year / Nava Atlas.

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"Packed with beautifully illustrated ideas, All Year Round is an inspirational guide to celebrating festivals throughout the year, from Candlemas to Christmas and Midsummer's day to the winter solstice.

Availability: All year round : a calender of celebrations / Ann Druitt, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marije Rowling.

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Another great collection of ideas and patterns for handmade felt decorations!

Availability: 'Tis the season to be felt-y / Kathy Sheldon with Amanda Carestio.

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Great for kids or adults looking for fun and festive crafts and baking.

Availability: Kids make Christmas : over 40 kids' craft projects for Christmas / Pia Deges.

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