From sewing and quilting to coloring and journaling—these crafting and activity books will keep you busy all fall long!


Crafting:

The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting, & Applique by Linda Seward

It’s back! The clearest and most comprehensive handbook for embroidery, patchwork and quilting available, completely revised and expanded!

This much-loved reference book is the true quilter’s bible. It has brought joy and inspiration to a generation of quilters and has sold over a quarter of a million copies in several languages.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned expert in quilting, this all-in-one encyclopedia of quilting explains every process and answers every technical question you might have about patchwork, quilting and appliqué through more than a thousand step-by-step pictures. A peerless reference book, this new edition brings classic inspiration to a whole new generation.

Available in Trade Paperback.


Sew Eco-Friendly: 25 Reusable Projects for Sustainable Sewing by Debbie Shore

Sew 25 planet-saving projects to help reduce waste.

It’s never been more important to be mindful of what we consume. This book will help you to make 25 small but meaningful life swaps to help reduce waste. For example, trade in your disposable face wipes and replace them with washable pads; make beeswax fabric wraps and elasticated covers so that you never have to buy single-use plastic food wrap again; make a sturdy shopping tote to replace single-use plastic versions.

Packed with all the easy-to-follow instructions and friendly sewing tips you expect from Debbie Shore, this book also contains hints and tips for face scrubs, bath salts and more to use with your new projects.

Available in Trade Paperback.


The Joy of Modern Calligraphy: A Guide to the Art of Beautiful Writing by Joyce Lee

Packed with detailed step by step instructions and 20 practice sheets in a folder, fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you unleash your own creativity on the page.

Joyce Lee is a renowned calligraphy expert and the founder of Artsynibs Studio. She introduces the handful of tools you need and how to use them, and teaches you the techniques for creating elegant artwork, including handwritten envelopes, acrylic gift tags and a stylish monogram. But calligraphy is not just about perfecting the strokes, and Joyce also explores the mindful aspects and the sense of calm that this creative pursuit can bring.

This highly instructive and stylish guide includes a 128-page book and 20 photocopiable practice sheets in a separate envelope, all enclosed in a sturdy hardback folder.

Available in Trade Paperback.


Coloring Books for Adults:

Rise Up: A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith by Ink & Willow

Available November 23rd in Trade Paperback.


Peace, Be Still: A Coloring Book for Rediscovering Rest and Serenity by Ink & Willow

Reclaim peace and tranquility in a chaotic world with Peace, Be Still, a coloring book featuring calming designs and quotes from writers, hymns, and Scripture—curated by the creators of the bestselling Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy.


Debbie Macomber’s Very Merry Christmas Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book by Debbie Macomber

From Debbie Macomber, the beloved author and queen of Christmas stories, comes this enchanting adult coloring book featuring all-new festive illustrations inspired by her treasured holiday novels.

Debbie Macomber invites you to join in the holiday spirit with a collection of forty-five gorgeous black-and-white ​drawings ready to be brought to ​colorful life with your creative flair. Now you can escape to the peaceful, snow-covered settings and revel in the festive celebrations signature to her Christmas stories. Debbie Macomber’s Very Merry Christmas Coloring Book is perfect for anyone looking to experience the comfort and joy of the season.

Available October 19th in Trade Paperback.

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Dark: A Horror Coloring Book by François Gautier

Calling all coloring and horror fans! Step into the beautiful, macabre world of François Gautier in this intricate, detailed, and genuinely frightening coloring book.

Color your way through the grim and gruesome world of Dark Art. Featuring elaborately detailed black line artwork of undead clowns, haunted skulls, bleeding hearts, and many other spine-tingling creations, this sinister and beautiful book is perfect for all horror fans with a taste for the macabre.

Use color to bring life (or death) to the intricate and unique pieces throughout. They’ll leave you dying for more . . .

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Kaleidomorphia: Celebrating Kerby Rosanes’s Coloring Challenges by Kerby Rosanses

An astonishing second compilation of the most striking images taken from the Morphia series, with colored-in examples.

Kaleidomorphia is a stunning second compilation of Kerby Rosanes’s most remarkable artwork from his beloved mega-bestselling Morphia series. This collection, just like the first, Colormorphia, features a full-color sixteen-page section that showcases some of the most accomplished completed artworks produced by Kerby’s fans. These pages demonstrate the range of approaches colorists can experiment with when coloring.

The artworks displayed in the color section are included in the black-and-white section of the book, too, giving the reader the opportunity to duplicate the approach should they wish. In addition, there are a variety of images to color featuring the very best from Kerby’s Morphia portfolio.

Available October 26th in Trade Paperback.


Coloring the Zodiac by Christina Haberkern

Celebrate the heavens, your own personal sign, and the fun of coloring in an intricate, beautiful, and giftable package from the creator of the popular gift-item and stationery brand Hello Harlot.

There are twelve signs in the zodiac and twelve ways to celebrate the radiance of the stars, as well as the incredible history and symbolism behind each sign. Illustrator Christina Haberkern shares beautiful, intricate, fun-to-color pages influenced by the latest trends in fonts, design, and pop culture, with more than forty pages to color. The symbol, character, and constellation of each sign will be featured, along with pages of pure celestial, decorative, and pattern designs.

Available December 7th in Trade Paperback.


Drawing & Painting:

How to Draw Cute Kawaii in Simple Steps by Yishan Li

Draw 100 amazingly cute kawaii-style projects in just 8 easy stages from scratch!

Anything can be drawn in kawaii style, from animals, people, food and flowers to vehicles and everyday items. Yishan Li shows you how in just a few simple steps. Expert comic book and manga artist Yishan Li shows you how to achieve 100 amazingly cute characters in a few simple steps. Do you want to draw a honey bear, chameleon or sloth, a waiter or fairy, or even a car or TV in kawaii-style? The choice is yours!

Each step-by-step project is developed in 8 easy stages from a rough sketch of the basic shapes through to the finished, colored drawing, full of character and charm.

Available in Trade Paperback.

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Colour Demystified: A Complete Guide to Mixing and Using Watercolors by Julie Collins

With a highly visual approach by an award-winning watercolor artist, give yourself the confidence to experiment with color mixing and use color with confidence!

Julie Collins helps you understand how color works in a highly visual way through the use of color charts accompanied by numerous examples, practical exercises and studies of watercolor paintings, both her own works and those of contemporary artists.

Topics such as granulation, iridescence, transparency and opacity are explained clearly and simply, to encourage you to experiment with colour and be bolder and more creative in your art.

Armed with a clearer understanding of color and how it looks and behaves on paper, you’ll be encouraged to be more bold and creative in the use of color in your art.

Available in Trade Paperback.


Journaling:

Get Untamed: The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living) by Glennon Doyle

This stunning hardcover journal is a bold, interactive guide to discovering and creating the truest, most beautiful lives, families, and world we can imagine, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed.

Full of thought-provoking exercises, beloved quotations from Untamed, compelling illustrations, playful and meditative coloring pages, and an original introduction, in Get Untamed: The Journal, Glennon guides us through the process of examining the aspects of our lives that can make us feel caged. This revolutionary method for uprooting culturally-constructed ideas shows us how to discover for ourselves what we want to keep and what we’ll let burn so that we can build lives by design instead of default.

The Gratitude Journal by Potter Gift

Practice gratitude every day with The Gratitude Journal, a place to keep track of life’s daily joys, successes, and moments of beauty. 

Deliberate Dreamer’s Journal by Athena Laz

This beautifully designed journal filled with helpful tips on to how to recall, interpret, and record your dreams will serve as an excellent guide and companion on your dream journey.

What if it was possible to truly understand your dreams and unlock all the valuable wisdom they contain? In this companion to her groundbreaking book The Alchemy of Your Dreams, Athena Laz provides readers with a guided journal that will help them interpret their dreams for deeper self-knowledge and understanding. An essential bedside companion for the deliberate dreamer, The Deliberate Dreamer’s Journal includes: thoughtful prompts that will help you easily recall each night’s dreams and plenty of space to record them, checklists and exercises that will help you explore your dreams in greater depth, a comprehensive thematic dictionary of common dream symbols, and more.

The Deliberate Dreamer’s Journal is the essential guide for both novice and expert dreamers looking to discover the power of dreams to inspire and enrich our lives.

Available November 9th in Trade Paperback.


Infuse spirituality and peace into your daily life with this beautiful interactive journal that offers a simple way to lower stress and rediscover rest.

Don’t worry. It’s easy to say these words because we know worrying doesn’t accomplish anything, but when we’re faced with our own uncertainties, worry is usually our first response. Drawing from biblical promises and wisdom, 52 Weeks of Resilience offers tried-and-true ways to let go of anxiety and live in peace and freedom. As you meditate on Scripture, reflect through journaling, and apply simple challenges to your every day, you will learn to intentionally: choose gratitude and joy over worry without waiting for perfect circumstances, create a habit of prayer so you may find peace in surrendering your fears and worries to God, and more.

On your journey toward resilience in the face of stress and life’s trials, you will experience freedom, peace of mind, and true contentment. Because even in times of stress and worry, you can still take control. You don’t have to let it rule your life. Instead, you can learn to thrive.

Available November 23rd in Hardcover.

Journaling for Kids:

My 52 Lists Project: Journaling Inspiration for Kids! By Moorea Seal

Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, in this fun and easy guided journal for kids 8-12 to express themselves, practice writing, and reap the mental health benefits of journaling—from the author of the bestselling 52 Lists series.

Kids can express themselves, explore interests and hobbies, and learn more about themselves with each list! This beautiful, easy-entry hardcover guided journal can be started anytime, and can either be a safe space for kids to fill out on their own, or can be done with a loved one to spark great conversations. With these simple listing prompts (you don’t even have to write complete sentences!), kids will have fun practicing writing skills and building social/emotional intelligence.

Available in Stationary & Accessories.

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