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Titanic 3D Documentary - The 100 Years Edition (Blu-ray 3D+2D)
Titanic 3D Documentary - The 100 Years Edition (Blu-ray 3D+2D)
Offered by Mymediawelt
Price: 7.16

1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading do not buy, 6 Jan 2013
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Bought in a hurry along with other Christmas presents and I did not read this properly. It is made to look like its the film titanic but is not

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Price: 4.31

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeanette finding "home", 17 Mar 2012
I had not read nor seen "Oranges are not the only fruit", though I wish to after reading this memoir. It is one of those books which you re-read certain paragraphs, like savouring just one more chocolate out of the box. I found the book very moving and although it appears Jeanette has been through so much, she is both vulnerable and empowering. She tries to berate, forgive and understand her godfearing mother who has her own difficulties in trying to love.
"her suffering was her armour. Gradually it became her skin. Then she could not take it off"
At times it is so painful to read and at others so funny. She does not spend much time talking about her university years which seemed a pity as she was described as an "experiment" by one tutor, being a working class northern girl who fought her way to her place there. The book references her refuge into literature and her desire to read her way through the authors in the Accrington library from a-z as well as poetic quotes which she describes as providing the narrative to deal with difficult emotions.

The story drives Jeanette in her succession of battered simple old cars through her relationships with her mother, lovers, literature and love itself arriving to her own version of home.
A very funny and emotional journey.

Modern Soft Toy Making
Modern Soft Toy Making
by Margaret Hutchings
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great retro designs including my favourites, fawns!, 7 Nov 2011
This review is from: Modern Soft Toy Making (Hardcover)
This book outlines how to make toys out of felt, a great way to use up scraps. It includes not one but two designs for bambi type deer/fawns(my favourite kitsch thing). If you are not pleased enough with that it then goes on to show you how to make a poodle, parrot, ball, giraffe, duck and many other items culminating in a dragon complete with scales, but not fire as that might be foolish even with flame retardant fabric. A great hard back retro book, in the days before expanding patterns on a photocopier so all the patterns are actual size and easy to trace over at the back of the book. A true classic in the felt toy genre.
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Redwood BB-TC100 Polyethylene Table and Chair Cover
Redwood BB-TC100 Polyethylene Table and Chair Cover
Offered by Price Attack Ltd
Price: 6.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a tad disappointed, 16 Dec 2010
This product did a fairly thorough job of covering my partner and my two children's plastic garden chairs but, when I sit out in the garden, I like to recline on a large throne-like structure. On attempting to wrap all of these up for the Winter along with the garden table I was left with a rather large split in one side of the so called cover and with egg on my face (largely due to the egg sandwich which young Hamish had left impressed to the table underside which catapulted towards me as my chair slid through the cover). I caution people to be a little more careful in checking the size of cover they are purchasing - I had been searching in vain for a table,chairs and garden throne cover for some time and with the ensuing cold snap thought that this might just do the trick, how wrong I was. I have had to resort to covering my chair with a cover for a 1970's capri that I was lucky enough to spot at a recent car boot sale whilst searching for an elusive cortina mk 2 boot.

Born-Again Vintage
Born-Again Vintage
by Bridgett Artise
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a bit disappointing, 4 July 2009
This review is from: Born-Again Vintage (Hardcover)
i had great hopes from this book but when it arrived i thought that the ideas were a bit limited and i would have liked lots more inspiring pictures of what could be created rather than a few projects. though i suppose the clue was in the title - "25 projects"!

Vintage Fabric Style: Inspirational Ideas For Using Antique and Retro Fabrics in Your Home
Vintage Fabric Style: Inspirational Ideas For Using Antique and Retro Fabrics in Your Home
by Lucinda Ganderton
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vintage style, 4 July 2009
This book is crammed with pictures of stylish settings where vintage fabric has been used to create fabulous accessories such as curtains, cushion and throws. The photographs are lovely and inspiring. There are a number of well illustrated projects to make in the book such as a curtain out of vintage children's handkerchiefs and a patchwork cushion. I like to flick through it now and again and just absorb the atmosphere especially when i am looking for inspiration for a new project.

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