Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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Creative Marker Art and Beyond by Lee Foster-Wilson Review

Creative Marker Art and Beyond

Creative Marker Art and Beyond by Lee Foster-Wilson
Inspiring tips, techniques, and projects for creating vibrant artwork in marker
ISBN: 9781633223394
Walter Foster | September 1, 2017

No matter your skill level, you’re sure to love our route through the world of drawing with markers. This great guide kicks off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color pointers. From there, you’ll jump into creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects. Creative Marker Art and Beyond will have you trying a new medium and drawing with markers in no time.

 The book also includes helpful advice for successfully composing drawings, building and layering colors, shading, and adding pen, not to mention giftable artwork done on a variety of fun, accessible surfaces. Dive into the awesome and dynamic medium that is the marker! Create beautiful nature scenes, patterns, flowers, colorful trees, animals, and more with Creative Marker Art and Beyond.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Informative and fun for all ages, this book shows you how to create with markers along with taking it to the next level and adding projects.  My family had a lot of fun learning and trying the techniques.

Crafty Fun with these new Books!

Modern Macrame 10 Simple Projects to Enhance Your Home

Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez
10 Simple Projects to Enhance Your Home
ISBN: 9780760355022
becker&mayer! | September 19, 2017

Macramé is making a big comeback, and this kit provides exciting and attractive projects inspired by classic favorites, like an owl hanging, and a market shoulder bag. This is macramé for a new generation, though, and includes modern twists like coasters and a customizable hanging shelf. Includes 10 elegant designs, step-by-step instructions, an introduction on knot tying techniques, and all the supplies needed to create a mini plant hanger and a mini wall hanging.

Cross Stitch Creations Star Wars
Cross Stitch Creations: Star Wars by John Lohman and Rhys Turton

12 Out-of-This-World Patterns
ISBN: 9780760355206
becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

Now Star Wars fans can show their love of a galaxy far, far away with 12 fabulous cross-stich projects. With patterns featuring the likes of R2-D2, BB-8, stormtroopers, and Darth Vader as well as logos of the Empire, the Rebellion and Star Wars franchise, this comprehensive kit will delight fans of every ability. An easy-to-follow, fully illustrated instruction booklet includes a range of projects, from novice to expert. The kit comes with a needle, embroidery floss, a hoop, and cloth to complete two projects.

Embroidery Designs Boho-Chic

Embroidery Designs: Boho-Chic by Kelly Fletcher Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Nature-Inspired Patterns
ISBN: 9780760355183
becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

This beginner-friendly embroidery kit contains twelve boho-chic patterns for stitching trendy flair onto clothes and decor. In addition to 12 iron-on transfer patterns, this kit includes needles, an embroidery hoop, white fabric, and ten skeins of colorful floss. Craft and DIY enthusiasts can mix and match designs like feathers and folk birds to stylishly embellish everything from clothes and throw pillows to wall hangings and totes.

Embroidery Designs Classic Creations
Embroidery Designs: Classic Creations by Kelly Fletcher
Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Decorative Patterns
ISBN: 9780760355190
becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

Blending classic style, undeniable cuteness, and an elegant, modern sensibility, Embroidery Designs: Classic Creations comes with everything crafters need to get stitching. Featuring twelve patterns, two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of white fabric, ten skeins of colorful embroidery thread, and a six-inch embroidery hoop, this fully stocked kit has it all. With this kit to guide them stitchers will delight in adding sweetness and personality to everything from tea towels and tote bags to onesies, napkins, and pillowcases.
Embroidery Designs Modern Monogram

Embroidery Designs: Modern Monogram by Kelly Fletcher Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Elegant Lettering Patterns
ISBN: 9780760355220
becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

Simple, elegant monograms never go out of fashion. Blending classic designs with a chic, modern sensibility, the twelve appealing patterns here can be customized by crafters to easily add monograms and initials to everyday items and handmade gifts. This comprehensive kit makes it possible for stitchers of every level to get started right away. Along with twelve patterns and a selection of lettering styles (primary and secondary), the kit also includes two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of fabric, ten skeins of embroidery floss, and a six-inch bamboo embroidery hoop.

Felt Forest Friends

Felt Friends: Woodland Critters by Aimee Ray
Create 20 Cute Forest Friends
ISBN: 9781631063756
becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

This unique kit includes a fully-illustrated book of 20 cuddly, felted, animals and plants, plus all the tools and supplies needed to create ten sweet woodland creatures. Each project includes step-by-step instructions along with a photo of the finished product and how to customize each critter. Includes an embroidery needle, a fabric pen, die-cut templates, felt embroidery floss, and stuffing; everything you need to get started.


I received complimentary copies.

Cassandra's Review- The great books featured will provide you and or your family with hours of crafting fun.  The projects are easy to learn and if you already know how to do them, it is even simpler to get started.  All ages can really enjoy these even if you have children with special needs, as long as they can understand and do them safely, the books would make a great gift.  




The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow Review

Therapeutic Water Filled Pillows | Mediflow

The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow, the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep. Life with a newborn doesn’t allow for much pillow time, so the few hours a mom can rest her head should be maximized.

The Floating Comfort Pillow features an exclusive waterbase technology that provides responsive support by adapting to the shape of your head and neck as you move during sleep. No matter which way you lay, your head and neck remain in proper alignment, creating a totally different kind of sleeping experience. This is especially life changing for baby-wearing moms whose bodies always ache!
Long Lasting Therapeutic Comfort Water Filled Pillows | Mediflow
Here’s why The Floating Comfort Pillow is a must-give holiday gift that will not disappoint any new mom:

> It’s the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, as noted by a peer-reviewed study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

> Benefits include deeper sleep (no more waking up to fluff your pillow!) and a reduction in neck pain

> It’s customizable. Choose your preferred filling (fiber, foam and feather) and level of comfort – just fill the pillow with tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness

> Ranked #1 selling pillow in six countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and China)

> Over 5 million sold – reaching #1 on global e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Alibaba with consistent 4+ Star reviews

> Reached #1 Bestseller in Amazon Home & Kitchen during July 2017 among 24,163,959 items
CombedLoft™ Fiber Filled Waterbase Pillows | Mediflow
Better nights of sleep lead to better functioning days for new moms – and that’s something to benefit the whole family. This holiday season, show her how much you care about her well-being with the Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow. The MSRP is only $49.99, but the benefits are priceless. For more information, visit www.mediflow.com.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- It was a little hard to fill and get it adjusted perfectly, and I did make a little bit of a water mess and had to wait for it to dry.  I was worried about it leaking on my bed, but so far the cork has held good.  I think that I personally would have like for it to be already filled and ready to use, because of the more involved process it was a bit of a reluctance to try.   I can still hear water sloshing even after trying hard to get the air out, but it is very light.   The pillow was soft and well made as far as visually and when I laid on it.  

Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q and Recipes



This season, BBQ sauce maker Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q is taking inspiration from founder and Texas BBQ legend, C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, a Korean war vet and mess sergeant who was known to cook chili on the tailpipe of an army tank, and sharing some tailgating recipes that will have the whole crowd cheering:

- Bloody Maria and Stubbelada cocktails

- Smokey Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

- Cowboy Queso Dip

- Smoky Roasted Garlic Hummus

- Beer Can Chicken

- Sticky Sweet and Bacon Cupcakes

- Guests can get in in on the fun with a build-your-own kebab bar featuring a variety of meat, chicken and veggies – here’s a BBQ Chicken Kebab recipe for inspiration

Recipes are courtesy of Stubbs. 

I recevied complimentary product.