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With enough money-saving tips to banish the budgetary blues for good, these collected hints and tips from Channel 4's Supercrimpers show us all how to be more clever with our cash.
Why waste money when you can have new for nothing? Rediscover the thrill of thrift with our clever tips and ideas to help you have the lifestyle you want without it costing the earth.
These days it's hip to be thrifty and we've looked to the superscrimping skills of yesteryear to find hints and tips to remind us all of the nation's fine tradition of resourcefulness.
And you'll find brand new ideas for chic-on-the-cheap fashion, handy homes, beauty, DIY and more that will put some glamour into your life without emptying your pockets.
Proving frugal can be fun, join our proud penny-pinching revolution and learn how to live well for less!
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Gorgeous knits for babies and toddlers
If the arrival of a newborn baby inspires you to give a handmade knitted gift, then Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy is just what you're looking for. Perfect for beginners with step-by-step directions and photographs of finished projects as well as giving the more experienced knitter inspirational ideas and patterns.
With 20 projects, ranging from simple blankets, and nursery items to more advanced patterns such as cardigans, and fun toys, you'll be sure to find a pattern to cast on to. Also find options for boys and girls, or unisex items and patterns you can adapt to each age group, from newborn to toddler.
Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy includes:
- 20 beautiful projects including cardigans, toys, blankets, striped mittens and snuggly socks all with inspirational photographs of the finished item and important detail shots
- 13 illustrated step-by-step sequences of essential techniques that can be enlarged so you can easily see what you need to do
- Top tips to help you achieve professional results every time
Filled with techniques, patterns, and ideas, Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy will help you knit the perfect gift for friends, family, or your own baby.
A few years ago, the recession caught up with me. Caught short with no cash reserves, I risked losing everything, in a last-ditch effort to save the day, I slashed the family grocery budget to just $100 a week - and never looked back. I've saved literally thousands of dollars. With a little bit of planning, a shred of willpower and a whole lot of baking soda, you can do the same!
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Simply everything you need to know to learn something new; a practical and inspirational course in learning how to knit
Ever wanted to learn how to knit but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with A Little Course in Knitting, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. Each course follows the same structure; start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learnt and then show off your new skills!
A Little Course in Knitting takes you from complete beginner to being able to make over 30 beautiful projects. Start simple with cushions and scraves, build on your skills with mittens and coasters and show off with hot water bottle covers and blankets.
The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and the practice projects keep you on the right track. A Little Course in Knitting will help you learn your new skill in no time.
The essential guide to creating beautiful crochet
Crochet is more popular than ever and Crochet Step by Step gives you the tools, techniques and stitches you need to create beautiful and original crocheted items.
With more than 100 stitches and techniques clearly photographed and simple guidelines on how to read patterns this is a foolproof guide helping beginners get started and more experienced crocheters to refresh their skills. 20 beautiful and contemporary projects will get you making everything from simple throws and cushions to beanies and baby toys.
Whether you're just getting started or looking to hone your skills, Crochet Step by Step has everything you need to enjoy this popular craft.
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Simply everything you need to know to learn something new; a practical and inspirational course in learning how to sew
Ever wanted to learn how to sew but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with A Little Course in Sewing, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. Each course follows the same structure; start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learnt and then show off your new skills!
A Little Course in Sewing takes you from complete beginner to being able to complete over 30 beautiful projects. Start simple with lavendar hearts and pin cushions, build on your skills with bunting and tote bags and show off with a child's skirt and purses.
The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and the practice projects keep you on the right track. A Little Course in Sewing will help you learn your new skill in no time.
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Knitting has replaced networking as the hippest after-hours occupation.' So says Vogue. Everyone from Julia Roberts to Russell Crowe has been spotted with knitting needles in their hands - knitting has never been trendier. Many new knitters come to the craft when they find themselves wanting to knit something for a new baby, so this is the perfect handbook. It's packed with basic instructions, from how to cast on and get the tension right to simple shaping and the key knitting stitches -all accompanied by detailed colour illustrations. Fifteen stylish, accessible designs, from baby blankets and bootees to simple cardigans and sweaters, then allow you to put your new skills into practice.
BLINGY, BLINGIER, BLINGIEST! DO YOU WANT A DESIGNER LOOK THAT IS ALL YOURS-- AND TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY AND HAVE SOME FUN?
All that glitters doesn't have to be gold . . . and diamonds (even the fake ones!) can be a girl's-- or a boy's--best friend. With Mark Montano's step-by-step guidance you, too, can let loose your inner fashionista and make fabulous, unique accessories to complement your entire wardrobe!
Think outside the box when it comes to materials, and check through your recycling to find treasures In the Bin. Show people your New Mexico style, and make a papier-mâché Zigzag Turquoise Cuff out of newspaper. When the plastic store bags start crawling out from under the sink, tame them with a Fused Plastic Flower Cuff. Make the tree-mendous Nature's Bling Bag decorated with branches sliced thin. Or Twine Not try the hardware store for some colored twine--and pick up some aluminum flashing to find out why Tin Is "In"? From punk to retro, from bobby pins to safety pins, with more than 150 projects there's something for everyone, whether you want to glam it up Hollywood-style or go ultra-sophisticated like a newly crowned princess.
Get out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machines and learn to make something truly original!