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    Fox Chapel Publishing Enters the Journal Market with Exciting 2018 Launches

    Woodstock Journals new from Fox Chapel Publishing

    Woodstock & Faith Based Journals

    Fox Chapel Publishing, known for its high-quality artisan books, is entering the journal market. In 2018, the publishing company will release faith-based journals, zentangle notebooks, inspirational journals, and a highly-anticipated line of Woodstock-inspired journals.

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    Two New Christmas Coloring Books that Are Purr-fect for the Howl-idays!

    Christmas Holiday coloring books.

    Cute Christmas, Coloring Books

    Fox Chapel Publishing is pleased to announce the arrival of two new Christmas coloring books, featuring the artwork of several award-winning artists. Cute Christmas Holiday Coloring Book by Jenny Newland and William Vanderdasson and Santa's Kitty Helpers Holiday Coloring Book by Kayomi Harai join Fox Chapel's imprint Design Originals to help ring in the holiday season!

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    Learn How to Build Birdhouses, Boxes, and Feeders—a Rewarding & Green-friendly Way to Enhance Your Garden

    Birdhouses Boxes and Feeders book cover,

    Stephen Moss, Alan Bridgewater, and Gill Bridgewater

    For those who enjoy both the delight of bird watching and also like DIY projects, the new book Birdhouses, Boxes, and Feeders for the Backyard Hobbyist: 19 Fun-to-Build Projects for Attracting Birds to Your Backyard provides a rewarding and environmentally sound way to enhance any garden and attract birds.

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    When You Lose Someone You Love

    When You Loose Someone You Love Book Cover

    By Joanne Fink

    This special edition of When You Lose Someone You Love offers a healing connection with all who are dealing with one of life’s most challenging times. Readers will understand that they are not alone, that there will be days when you feel overwhelmed, nights when you can’t sleep, and times when waves of sadness wash over you unexpectedly. Affirming and cathartic, this book will help bring healing without sugarcoating the challenges of losing a loved one. When You Lose Someone You Love is an incredible gift of comfort for anyone who endures the journey of losing a spouse, a family member or close friend.

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    Award-winning Scroll Saw Craftsman Shares Secrets on Carving Tiny Toys in Wood

    Carving Tiny Wood Toys book cover and workshop.

    Howard Clements

    There is something special about wooden toys— the charm, nostalgia, and the hand-crafted novelty of it all. For woodcarvers, it's a chance to practice a unique skill while off ering a very precious gift to a loved one. And for the receiver, it off ers years of playtime and a lasting gift that holds meaning.

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    What a Relief!
    WOODCARVING ILLUSTRATED FALL ISSUE PACKED WITH RELIEF CARVINGS AND SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PROJECTS

    Cover of Woodcarving Magazine Issue 80.

    Woodcarving Illustrated: Fall 2017, Issue 80

    The editors of Woodcarving Illustrated are also proud to introduce the 2017 Woodcarver of the Year in this special issue. Janet Cordell, a legacy in the woodcarving world, is featured and interviewed on her beautiful carved busts, linden wood dolls, and what it was like growing up in a family of carvers with a combined 200 years of experience. Renowned carver Vic Hood remarks of Cordell, “She is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country. Her efforts have helped kindle our current movement and jump-start a genre of woodcarving that nearly died out.”

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    New Book Offers Valuable Female Perspectives on Farming Challenges and Solutions

    The Woman Hoby Farmer Book Cover.

    By Karen Lanier

    The Woman Hobby Farmer by Karen Lanier offers a one-of-a-kind resource for women looking for a helpful guidebook on hobby farming. By reading this book, readers will be able to better define their own farming goals and gain invaluable advice to elevate their hobby or career in farming. The book is also filled with stories, quotes, and advice from successful female hobby farmers.

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    The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet

    The big book of small home plans.

    By Design America

    Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself.

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    Mood-boosting Coloring Books Designed to Make You Smile

    Mood boosting adult coloring book series.

    Colorful Creations Coloring Books by Jess Volinski

    Studies show that practicing art can significantly reduce stress, even if you're not an artist by the traditional definition. This is one reason coloring became such a huge trend the past couple years. One artist in particular has truly flourished from the coloring book boom—Jess Volinski—and the happiness factor that coloring offers.

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    Learn to Whittle with One of the World’s Most Popular Pocketknives

    Compact gift edition swiss army kniife whittling book.

    By Chris Lubkemann

    Besides being a Swiss Army Knife whittler extraordinaire, the goodhumored Lubkemann has also been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's smallest branch carving—a 1/8-inch tall rooster. He enjoys collecting wood of all sizes for his carvings. He also appreciates resources that are meaningful; from wood from the jungles of South America where he used to live to salvaged wood from Hurricane Sandy, he is never at a loss of resources and enjoys being creative with his material. In fact, if he's at a restaurant he will ask the server for toothpicks and start whittling a flower until his food arrives.

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    Carve Cute Creations Quickly and Easily with New Book by Talented Caricature Artist

    Cute and Quick Carving projects from wooden eggs.

    Quick & Cute Carving Projects: Patterns for 46 Projects to Carve in One Day By Lori Dickie

    Caricature woodcarver and crafter Lori Dickie is known for her endearing basswood egg creations and is now sharing her knowledge with burgeoning carvers. In her new book Quick & Cute Carving Projects: Patterns for 46 Projects Dickie shows how to get started using just a blank basswood egg and a few simple cuts.

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    Community Gardening Thrives for Both City and Suburban Dwellers

    Community Gardening Book Cover with small garden.

    The Community Gardening Handbook: The Guide to Organizing, Planting, and Caring for a Community Garden by Ben Raskin

    In The Community Gardening Handbooks, Raskin profiles different types of community gardens around the world, such as community-supported agriculture, shared plots and individual plots, orchards, rooftop gardens, and movable gardens. He also helps you get started, sharing how to begin a community garden from scratch, including gathering a team, navigating the legalities, and even securing funds. Fun tips are provided as well, such as how to get your family involved and community event and workshop ideas.

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    Vera Bradley Designs Come to Life with Pattern Portfolio Coloring Book Set

    When You Loose Someone You Love Book Cover

    Vera Bradley Seize the Day Coloring Book Pattern Portfolio and Vera Bradley Enjoy the Journey Coloring Book Pattern Portfolio by Vera Bradley

    This summer 2017, two new portfolio coloring books will be released—Vera Bradley: Seize the Day Coloring Book Pattern Portfolio and Vera Bradley: Enjoy the Journey Coloring Book Pattern Portfolio. In both titles, Vera Bradley's gorgeous patterns are transformed into colorable line art, offering a deluxe monograph of the company's designs as well as the opportunity for users to color in their favorite styles.

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    Fox Chapel Publishing Invites You to Get Cozy with New "Hygge" Coloring Book

    The Happy Hygge coloring book lifestyle.

    Hygge Happy: Coloring Pages for a Balance Life By Heather Davulcu and Robin Pickens

    Pronounced "hoo-guh," the Danish word hygge translates into a feeling of cozy contentment by enjoying the simple things in life. Have you ever enjoyed reading a book indoors on a rainy day or taken pleasure in sipping hot cocoa by the crackling fireside? If so, you've experienced hygge!

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    The Ultimate Guide to Fidget Spinning Arrives in Time for the $500M Toy Trend Sweeping the Nation

    Fidget Spinner Book cover and tech tools.

    Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks & Activities

    Never before has the toy industry seen such a fast-moving trend of this size being driven from the ground up. Yet, companies are moving at a quick pace to keep up with this growing hot trend. For example, this summer Toys R Us will carry licensed DC and Marvel-based Fidget Spinners, a noteworthy addition to its line of non-licensed spinners. "They're pretty much evaporating the minute they get on shelves," says Richard Barry, Toys R Us executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

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    Wood Carver of the Year Releases Carving Book that Honors American Soliders

    Wood carving tools and carving miniature soldiers book cover.

    Caricature Soldiers: From the Civil War to the World Wars and Today: Patterns and Techniques for 12 Projects by Floyd Rhadigan

    Floyd Rhadigan, recipient of the 2016 Woodcarver of the Year Award, recently released Caricature Soldiers: From the Civil War to the World Wars and Today: Patterns and Techniques for 12 Projects to honor American soliders. The book provides patterns for both modern and historic service personnel, from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII, to the present day. Here, Floyd takes you step-by-step through the entire process of carving and painting a memorable and amusing military figure.

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    BIBLE JOURNALING PROVIDES A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAY TO WORSHIP GOD THROUGH ART—THE TREND IS SKYROCKETING

    Bible journaling book and journaling craft tools.

    Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith by Joanne Fink and Regina Yoder

    Bible journaling provides a way to slow down from the daily grind and meditate on God’s Word. It also ofers a sense of community—Facebook groups, forums, websites, and blogs have sprung up, giving Bible journalers the opportunity to take photos of their work and proudly share it with others and to ofer new techniques and inspirations. Some speculate the trend was inevitable. Besides, what church-goer hasn’t doodled in the margins of their Bible during church service or in devotion? In fact, now that Bible journaling has become an accepted artform, users are savvy about fnding Bibles that ofer the cleanest margins for their art to shine. And for those who prefer not to mark up their Bibles, the artform takes on a life of its own in separate notebooks or pages. The goal, however, remains the same: to connect artistic passion to faith.

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    Easy-to-Make Jewelry Book Series Shows Trendy Projects for All Skill Levels

    Making your own jewelry book.

    A partnership between craft publisher Fox Chapel Publishing and Cousin Corporation of America.

    Jewelry making should be simple. But crafters sometimes feel overwhelmed with a ton of techniques and vocabulary to remember. The new Easy-to-Make series takes the intimidation out of jewelry making and makes it fun, easy, and cost effective.

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    Quilt Book Reveals Exquisite New Blocks and Designs for Both Traditional and Modern Fabrics

    Bedroom with quilt bed cover and book cover.

    Thimbleberries® Quilts with a New Attitude: 23 Tried and true quilt designs made in both traditional and modern fabrics by Lynette Jensen

    No matter what fabric a quilter uses, a beautiful quilt design is what is important and no one is better than Lynette Jensen in creating gorgeous, complex-looking quilts that are easy to achieve. The book beautifully proves that what any quilter, new or experienced, traditional or contemporary, needs are well-written patterns, clear instructions and gorgeous photography for inspiration.

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    Welcome to the Creative and Wacky World of Suzy Toronto

    Urban color and coloring book cover

    Suzy Toronto's Tingle Boots Coloring Book by Suzy Toronto

    In Tingle Boots, Suzy Toronto's full-of-fun and ready-to-color designs are accompanied by zestful quotes from the artist herself. Some of the quotes boot-addicts can relate to—"I am helplessly, hopelessly addicted to boots"—and others speak to women who are cowgirls at heart—"It's not easy being a cowgirl, but if the boot fits." Each page springs to life with Toronto's powerful driving message that it's far better to follow the beat of your own drum. "Release your inner child and believe in yourself again," Toronto says. "There's more inside you than you ever dreamed possible!"

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    New Book Offers Roadmap To Happiness By Looking To Our Canine Companions For Insight

    Black Labrador Retriver and book cover

    The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from a Man’s Best Friend by Garry McDaniel and Sharon Massen

    The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from a Man’s Best Friend offers research, insights, and real-life stories about dogs and their people to provide seven essential traits for happiness through the eyes of our trusted furry friends. The book teaches these key attributes of dogs and applies them to our own lives: loyalty, communication, zest for play, unconditional love, forgiveness, positive attitudes, and life balance. In addition to moving stories, exercise and worksheets are also provided for further self-exploration and deeper thinking about the role of happiness in our lives.

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