Whether you're throwing a Halloween party or just want to make your home spookily festive for the holiday, the twelve adorably scary designs in Miss Woolly's Haunted Mini Cross-Stitch will get you in the spirit (especially when stitched on the special black Aida provided). Including Miss Woolly's cutest creepy designs, from bats and evil trees to the Stitch Witch and the Count, the book also includes instructions for making coasters, jar toppers, and trick-or-treat bags, among other creations. Eliza Edwards is Miss Woolly, a Melbourne, Australia-based crafter and blogger. Visit her shop at etsy.com and her blog at misswoolly.blogspot.com. Published in
Napkin folding is the perfect way to enliven a table in almost no time and at no cost. With just a little effort (and coordination) you can create an elegant, charming, whimsical, or dramatic fold. You can choose to have your napkin work overtime by holding a place card, silverware, flower, or gift. An added plus: your table will be environmentally sound as well as super stylish.
With step-by-step instructions for more than 20 different napkin folds, plus suggestions for party themes to pair them with, The Best Napkin Folding Book Ever is the only book on the subject you'll ever actually want.
John and Stephanie Stislow are the owners of Stislow Design+Illustration, a Brooklyn-based design firm founded by this husband and wife team. When they're not designing identities, brochures, books, or websites for clients, they're creating projects to please themselves. Combining their unique messages and creative talents into greeting cards, posters, wrapping paper, and found-paper journals, their products offer a fresh perspective on life.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.