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Patchwork with Pizzazz: Over 60 Colorful Quilted Projects for All Seasons: Over 60 Colourful Quilted Projects for All Seasons
Patchwork with Pizzazz: Over 60 Colorful Quilted Projects for All Seasons: Over 60 Colourful Quilted Projects for All Seasons
by Bergene Lise
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and inspirational book, 13 May 2009
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A superb book for both beginners and the more experienced sewer. The first half of the book has tasteful patchwork quilts and the second half has bag designs. The bags are not necessarilly patchwork. I liked the broad selection of bag designs and they are not too 'patchworky'. Easy to follow instructions. No actual patterns but rather written instructions. As always, Lisa Bergene has produced a winner. Recommended.


Katrin Cargill's Simple Curtains (Soft Furnishing Workbooks)
Katrin Cargill's Simple Curtains (Soft Furnishing Workbooks)
by Katrin Cargill
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and stylish, 5 May 2009
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Wonderful reference book for making stylish curtains in a wide variety of styles. Very inspirational. The instructions are easy to follow and in most cases the sewing skills required are basic. The text is well written and easy to follow and the photographs are excellent. I now want to change most of the curtains and blinds in my house so beware it could turn into an expensive read! Seriously though, highly recommended.


Making Vintage Bags: 20 Original Sewing Patterns for Vintage Bags and Purses
Making Vintage Bags: 20 Original Sewing Patterns for Vintage Bags and Purses
by Emma Brennan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and stylish, 5 May 2009
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This is the first time I have made a bag, except for easy simple totes, and found it very easy and straightforward. But the best news was that it looks so professional and I am immensely proud of it. I am now inspired to make many more bags from this fabulous book. I love the bags as they are all so different from one another and look so stylish and not crafty. Highly recommended!


The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective
The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective
by J. R. Brent Ritchie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 April 2009
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An excellent book for those involved in marketing destinations. Sensible and achievable. Recommended.


Lampshades (Soft Furnishing Workbooks)
Lampshades (Soft Furnishing Workbooks)
by Katrin Cargill
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, 24 April 2009
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I had never thought of making lampshades before but they look so easy and so stylish that I will be making a few once the summer days are over. Very well explained. Good section on basics like skills required, sewing etc stitches, frames etc. I would recommend.


The Soft Furnishing Workbook
The Soft Furnishing Workbook
by Katrin Cargill
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, 24 April 2009
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The spiral spine makes it easy to use and place on your worktable open on the correct page. I liked the way that the instructions for making the items are under the photo so they don't clutter up the visual aspect of the book. Lovely ideas and most are easy. I have not yet made anything from it but have a number of projects planned. In these recessionary times to be able to make beautiful soft furnishings is a gift. They ideas are all stylish and not too 'crafty' looking.


Brabantia Single Towel Bar - Brilliant Steel
Brabantia Single Towel Bar - Brilliant Steel
Price: £35.47

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 April 2009
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A very good handtowel rail that has now been up in my downstairs cloakroom for a few months. It was easy to install, looks good and is sturdy. What more could you want? It looks better than many cheaper or not so cheap handrails and I would recommend this handrail above all others we have had in the past.


American Patchwork and Quilting
American Patchwork and Quilting
by Gerald M. Knox
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated but good, 24 April 2009
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I was at first disappointed with the book as it is very dated (the photos had my teenage daughter and I in stitches of laughter!)but on looking deeper the information is solid and technical descriptions very good. You will not be inspired by the photos or even the images but for good old fashioned patchwork and quilting information it is excellent.


Sew Pretty Homestyle: Over 35 Irresistible Projects to Fall in Love with
Sew Pretty Homestyle: Over 35 Irresistible Projects to Fall in Love with
by Tone Finnanger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pink and girly, 24 April 2009
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I do love this book and have already planned a few projects from it. My only criticism would that it is very pink and girly. Heaven only knows how her husband copes living in such incredibly girly decor. The text is also silly with comments from angels. But that aside, the book is lovely and it does have good ideas - if you look beyond the candlyfloss!


The Tourism Development Handbook: A Practical Approach to Planning and Marketing
The Tourism Development Handbook: A Practical Approach to Planning and Marketing
by Godfrey Kerry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £38.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb practical handbook, 6 Feb. 2009
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The Tourism Development Handbook: A Practical Approach to Planning and MarketingOne of the best tourism books I have used! I have worked in tourism for over 25 years and this small handbook is possibly one of the best I have utilised. It is practical and explains how tourism practitioners can develop a tourism product, from a country to a theme park. Highly recommended to anyone planning on developing any business, city, region or country from a tourism angle.


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