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Tease :   50 inspired T-shirt transformations by superstars of art, craft & design book Tease : 50 inspired T-shirt transformations by superstars of art, craft & design


746 TEASE

Don't Trash Your Old Tees! A basic t-shirt is the perfect blank canvas-ready for a creative crafter to cut, stitch, bedazzle, bleach, deconstruct, and personalize it into a DIY work of art. You know you've got a drawerful just waiting for your creative touch.

In Tease, "crafting superstars" from around the world show you how to take a basic tee from ordinary to extraordinary-by transforming it into a personalized shirt, a pillow, a halter top, a skirt, a placemat... even an iPod case! Book jacket.




What It Is book What It Is

Barry, Lynda
741.5973 BARRY

Spectacularly awesome and funky book on getting yourself to write!




Collage Unleashed book Collage Unleashed

Bautista, Traci.
702.812 BAUTIST

With projects that range from art books and fabric journals to mixed-media paintings, this book: -Showcases three of the most popular trends in papercrafting--collage, altered fabric and journaling -Features a wide range of techniques for crafters at every level, including crayon transfers, funky embroidery, freestyle hand lettering and creative book binding -Combines paper, fabric, beads, dyes, paints and more in unexpected ways




The crafty diva's D.I.Y. stylebook :   a grrrl's [sic] guide to cool creations you can make, show off, and share Teen Book The crafty diva's D.I.Y. stylebook : a grrrl's [sic] guide to cool creations you can make, show off, and share

Cano-Murillo, Kathy.
TEEN 745.5 CANO MU

Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of crafts, coded as easy, moderate, or difficult, and organized by such styles as "animal lover," "beautiful bohemian," "party priestess," and "flashy fashionista."




Teens cook dessert Teen Book Teens cook dessert

Carle, Megan.
TEEN 641.86 CARLE

From quick treats to impressive sweets, TEENS COOK DESSERT is a step-by-step guide to making delicious desserts-the kinds teens like to make and eat.




Teens cook :   how to cook what you want to eat Teen Book Teens cook : how to cook what you want to eat

Carle, Megan.
TEEN 641.5083 CARLE

- The only full-color how-to cookbook written by teens for teens that explains everything they need to know to be self-sufficient cooks.- More than 70 percent of the recipes are vegetarian or include vegetarian options.- Includes more than 75 photographs showing step-by-step procedures and finished dishes so young cooks can see exactly how things are done.




Junk box jewelry : 25 DIY low cost (or no cost) jewelry projects Teen Book Junk box jewelry : 25 DIY low cost (or no cost) jewelry projects

Drew, Sarah.
TEEN 739.27 DREW

Diamonds may be forever, but forever gets old sometimes--and whether you want to wear something cool or something classic, Junk-Box Jewelry has an easy, fun, and affordable answer. This do-it-yourself guide has the ability to make any teen crafty, and the wide range of project ideas ensures that once you get started it won't be long before you'll have a huge collection of unique, eco-friendly jewelry that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell. Happy junking!




Digital photo madness :   50 weird & wacky things to do with your digital camera Juvenile Book Digital photo madness : 50 weird & wacky things to do with your digital camera

Gaines, Thom, 1973-
J 775 GAINES

This appealing, irreverent book tells you everything you need to know about digital photography, from using the camera to coordinating it with the computer, printer, and scanner to manipulating the images. Dive right into 50 cool, inventive activities and turn their friends into aliens, make a Warhol-esque pop art masterpiece, and create a "trapped-in-the-computer" screen saver!




Eat fresh food : awesome recipes for teen chefs Teen Book Eat fresh food : awesome recipes for teen chefs

Gold, Rozanne, 1954-
TEEN 641.5 GOLD

An award-winning chef and her all-star team have created a stunning cookbook for teens with a focus on fresh, natural, and unprocessed vegetables and fruits.




Photojojo! book Photojojo!

Gupta, Amit, 1979-
745.59 GUPTA

Insanely great photo projects and DIY ideas.




Dangles and Bangles :  25 Funky Projects to Make and Wear Teen Book Dangles and Bangles : 25 Funky Projects to Make and Wear

Haab, Sherri.
TEEN 745.5 HAAB

Shows you how to make your own fun, funky, unique accessories for special occasions and every day. Candy wrapper jewelry, pop-top belts, peek-a-boo toe rings, fishing-lure bracelets, duct-tape backpack purses--they're all in here, not at the mall.




Indie girl :   from starting a band to launching a fashion company, nine ways to turn your creative talent into reality Teen Book Indie girl : from starting a band to launching a fashion company, nine ways to turn your creative talent into reality

Johnson, Arne.
TEEN 305.2352 JOHNSON

Offers plucky young women a field guide for creative pursuits.




Hey, Day! :  Super-Amazing, Funk-da-Crazing, Ultra-Glazing Things to Do, Make, and Ponder Every Day of the Year Teen Book Hey, Day! : Super-Amazing, Funk-da-Crazing, Ultra-Glazing Things to Do, Make, and Ponder Every Day of the Year

Keva Marie.
TEEN 745.4508 MARIE

Welcome to the coolest daybook ever! Inside this handy book you'll find everything you need to know to lead a ridiculously cool -- cool life. Super Clea and Keva Marie share tips (365 to be exact) on everything from starting a book club to making fortune cookies. Hey, Day! provides you with the answers when you are feeling bored, in love, hungry, antsy, or crafty.




Crafternoon book Crafternoon

Madden, Maura, 1975-
745.5 MADDEN

A guide to getting artsy and crafty with your friends all year long.




Punk rock etiquette :   the ultimate how-to guide for punk, underground, DIY, and indie bands Teen Book Punk rock etiquette : the ultimate how-to guide for punk, underground, DIY, and indie bands

Nichols, Travis.
TEEN 781.6602 NICHOLS

Everything you need to know (except how to play your instruments) to start a band!




Generation T :   108 ways to transform a T-shirt book Generation T : 108 ways to transform a T-shirt

Nicolay, Megan.
646.404 NICOLAY

More than half of these projects for customizing and reinventing T-shirts require no sewing. Patterns are provided for 30 T-shirt projects, 30 tank top projects, 30 tube top projects, as well as a two-tiered skirt, pillows, leg-warmers, tablecloths, and braided rugs.




Knitgrrl :   learn to knit with 15 fun and funky projects Teen Book Knitgrrl : learn to knit with 15 fun and funky projects

Okey, Shannon, 1975-
TEEN 746.432 OKEY

Hip knitting book for teens.




My DIY : the stylin' girl's guide to DIY projects : from sassy crafts to thrifty gifts Teen Book My DIY : the stylin' girl's guide to DIY projects : from sassy crafts to thrifty gifts

Potts, Kimberly.
TEEN 745.5 POTTS

If you think you're not creative, think again. With My DIY, you can whip up sassy crafts and thrifty gifts in no time. A friendly, easy-to-follow guide with superfun projects for every taste, this book shows you how to transform ordinary household objects into fabulous objets d'art.




Beautiful beads Juvenile Book Beautiful beads

Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948-
J 745.582 ROSS

Directions for 21 bead crafts to accessorize and decorate with.




Paper made! : 101 exceptional projects to make out of everyday paper book Paper made! : 101 exceptional projects to make out of everyday paper

Terry, Kayte.
745.54 TERRY

Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the housemagazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes into stunning jewelry, gifts, home de'cor, party favors, and much more.




Whatcha mean, what's a zine? :   the art of making zines and mini comics Teen Book Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and mini comics

Todd, Mark, 1970-
TEEN 070.5 TODD

A complete how-to guide for teens on personal writing and self-publishing in the form of zines, this resource includes tips and tricks from creators at the forefront of the zine revolution, including John Porcellino, Dave Kiersh, and Allison Cole. Illustrations.




Cool stuff : things to make and do Teen Book Cool stuff : things to make and do

Traig, Jennifer.
TEEN 745.5 TRAIG

A crafty girl knows: when a plain old pencil holder is bringing you down, it's time to get crafty. Crafty Girl: Cool Stuff is your muse, your jolt of creative juice, your ticket to the crafty parade. Sure, an ordinary calculator adds it up, but a crafty girl's ultra-beaded glamulator makes math look good. With over 40 fabulous ways to say "I'm crafty," Cool Stuff will have crafty girls everywhere transforming ordinary anythings into glitter and rhinestone visions of paradise.




Junk beautiful : room by room makeovers with junkmarket style book Junk beautiful : room by room makeovers with junkmarket style

Whitney, Sue.
747 WHITNEY

One person's trash is another's treasure. With characteristic humor in tow, readers go through each renovation adventure, from shopping for recycled materials to the actual construction projects. The gals also include complete materials lists, plus paint chips and fabric swatches, so that everything can be recreated down to the last delicious detail.




Ductigami :  the Art of the Tape book Ductigami : the Art of the Tape

Wilson, Joe
745.5 WILSON

You'll be amazed at the things you can make with duct tape!




Immersed in verse :   an informative, slightly irreverent & totally tremendous guide to living the poet's life Juvenile Book Immersed in verse : an informative, slightly irreverent & totally tremendous guide to living the poet's life

Wolf, Allan.
J 808.1 WOLF

Contains advice, ideas, writing activities, and encouragement from a working poet for aspiring poets. Includes poems by a variety of poets from the unknown to the famous, including Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, Eve Merriam, and more.




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