9/25/20

The Miracle Ball Method, Revised Edition Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress by Elaine Petrone

 

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Staying in shape and keeping active can be very healthy for the body, but sometimes all that working out, everyday labor of chores, and even considering the type of job you do day in and day out, can be taxing on the body. It really doesn't matter if it's a sit-down all day job or lifting and moving most of the day, all of the body will feel the pain, especially in the muscles. So Everyone could use some sort of way to relax and ease pain from the overworked and tense muscles. 

The Miracle Ball Method by Elaine Petrone is something I feel had exactly what I wanted when I need to relieve the stress and kinks throughout the body. Working into each muscle and providing relief instantly! These balls are truly amazing! I consider the feel and pressure when under the body, to be like an unbreakable balloon. It's very relaxing, soft, and gentle to the touch and when used on the muscles.

I've actually had tried many massaging balls in the past and never realized I didn't have to displease my body with ones so hard like a rock, ones with pointy pieces that feel like torture, or others which have no effect and are basically so deflated without any support. In the long run, all these types of balls either end up being put out of sight, tossed into the garbage, or given to another if they can find use. However, the feel of these balls makes me rethink my opinion on massaging balls. These really made a difference in my life, since it's being used every day, and I'm gaining so much relief and feeling better on a daily basis.

There was one aspect of the balls that I really enjoy is that it's a set of two. Allowing not one ball to work one side of the body, but both working on each side at the same time. In addition, the size of these two is the right size to work even larger and small parts of the body. They fit easily in the small curves and bends of the body. One more fun little thing the author mentions is that these will last, for years! They are easy to clean, can be inflated or deflated as much as you need them to be and the material is long-lasting, safe, and smooth.

Now for the set to be complete, the book is one part that really aids in putting these balls into good use. The guide in the book explains so much about caring and using the balls. Such as keeping them in perfect, ready shape with the right pressure and comfort for each individual body.  Especially, since the pressure can be easily adjusted with a bike pump. Another purpose of the book is to help provide guidance with all types of pain-relieving, ball massaging workouts inside. Each of the movements inside is labeled to help bring relief to certain parts of the body, which need relief. 

In my opinion, the book is made really nice and easy to understand. The steps are illustrated to help you get through each step correctly. This is one thing that a set of balls, by themselves won't provide you and might leave you clueless on using massage balls correctly and how many areas of the body, which they can be used on to work out the tension. Honestly, after going through the pages, there are so many positions that these balls can target. Allowing the body to get attention where the body normally never gets the relief it deserves.

Finally, I like to say that ever since I've used The Miracle Ball Method and followed the steps completely, each area that I've needed relief has been feeling better. Now I just feel I have the ability to continue moving and not let muscle tension or pain get in the way. I use them on a daily bases as if it's part of my daily routine. It is an excellent way for my body to get relief at the end of the day and feel comfort from the uneased tension that is built-up from the entire day. By the way, they travel very well and are easy to use anywhere you go!

About the Author: 

Elaine Petrone developed her Miracle Ball method out of her own experiences with chronic pain. In addition to her books, she’s written for and been featured in Fitness, Vogue, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Elle, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar.  She has consulted Fortune 500 companies in stress and pain management as well as appeared on nationally syndicated television shows for Fox News, Lifetime, NBC and ABC news.  With over 30 years of experience, Elaine teaches regularly at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and trains students at hospitals and healing centers across the country. She lives in southern Connecticut. Her website is www.miracleballmethod.com.

Book Details:

  • Item Weight: 1 pound
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1523510749
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523510740
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 4.25 x 7.88 inches
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Second Edition, Revised (September 1, 2020)
  • Language: English

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9/19/20

Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts: 30 Lovely Bags, Quilts and Accessories to Stitch, Applique & Embroider by Atsuko Matsuyama

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If you enjoy that lovely beauty of quilting and want to make your own wonderful bags, quilts, and more beautiful home decorations, then this is the book to own! It's such a simple book to use for unique patterns and plenty of them to follow. Additionally, with one's personal taste of color or patterned fabric material, these beautiful designs can become one's favorite colored possession to own.

One thing, I love that the book, Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts include so many different stylish and giftable creations which aren't just about making bags, quilted blankets, or potholders. Instead, it's more about fun and playful decorations that can be used to add to the entire house. I just love that! The cute and playful patterns and extra touches to each design really outshines any traditional quilting book. Involving a bit more adorable and flair, which I enjoy when it comes to the bags I love to own and create as well as decorations inside the house.

There was something about this book that stood out to me. Of course, I love the beautiful bag on the front cover, but the real reason is the way the author used such a playful choice of patterned fabrics. In addition to the fabric, the creative techniques, and designs that you can do with them.  Especially, the way you can create fruit from the material and add them to even more creative household decors. Plus, the fruit isn't the only thing you get to make, instead, there is a beautiful wreath using some strawberries, a decorative piece made to appear as grapes, some lovely flowers that include those strawberries for and additional decorative table decor. They really make for a perfect kitchen or dining room, giving it a cozier and happily brighten the home.

The author really has outdone herself. I even feel curious about the Happy Flower Quilts book she has created, because I just really love how cute and adorable each quilted item inside really looks. She really made a beautiful book to follow and create gorgeous items! This is really nothing like I've ever seen before, for a book based on quilting.  It really has open my mind to some beauties that you can create for your home, other than the traditional quilted blankets and bags. However, there are patterns for some elegant and fun bags as well as quilts, but each still includes that adorable floral and decorative fabric design throughout. 

Maybe it's just me, but I just love how playful the products appear in that material she uses to show us the final product created.  I even love that there is this one bag that really stands out to me and it's the dress style bags, like The Vintage Lovers Phone Case and The Best Dressed Bag. They both have the style of a dress and yet, they are a bag to hold either a phone or many other items. Plus, the hexagon bags with those bows really catch my eyes and make me want to make a few for gifts. 

Lastly, I'd like to say that I've always wanted to make some beautiful quilted designs as seen in this book. This one really
challenges an average quilter to the next level of designing fun with the quilting.  So with everything I seen in the book and the patterns included as well as the illustrated steps, this book is an excellent guide book to some beautiful gifts to create for myself or for others as well! 

About the Author: 

Atsuko Matsuyama is one of Japan's leading quilt artists and fabric designers. In 1989, she opened her quilt studio A-Two. She often exhibits her work at the Tokyo International Quilt Festival and she makes regular television appearances. Matsuyama also designs fabrics for Yuwa, Japan.

Book Details:

  • Item Weight: 1.35 pounds
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1940552419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940552415
  • Product Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.55 x 10.25 inches
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zakka Workshop (November 1, 2019)
  • Reading level: 12 and up

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Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing by Claude Lecouteux

 

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This is something that I couldn't resist! I love books that focus on the history of magic spells and all things witchcraft-related that have the potential to teach me something that these today books wouldn't. Since back then it was more used in a way that many found fit for what they could find and use at hand. Practically, it's more of the true magic used in the past, that isn't really used or seen now. 

Today's magic is so much different, but it just seems that each part of the time, the way magic is created seems to go with what new is found and created by the world. So the old spells get pushed out for some new and recent ways to heal or protect. So for an example of what they did use to help treat, predict the outcomes of another, or even protect others, this book really made me curious about the many trusted spells used then and how it compares of the present time.

So this book, Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing had been my recent favorite. In addition, the author is another reason I would choose this book, as all of these books have some historical information and real examples of past images of the use as well as the writing of most works of magic. I honestly can tell you that after reading through the book, I wouldn't want to ever remove this from my book-hotel, the bookshelf I own. It's something I find worthy to hold on too and never give up. 

What you will see in this book is those classic words, styles, and actual spells used, and not just text of the history of things. It's a real-life spellbook! This book is fully detailed with simpler text by the author making the understanding of these old scripts and designs as well as wording to the spells very much easier to understand. I was amazed at some of these traditional spells. 

Especially the one that requires one to apply lard on one's foot and see if a dog would eat it. If the dog does, it means the unhealthy person will survive and if the dog doesn't that means a sad ending. I mean, it can be a bit morbid, well many of them, but it's what was believe a great way to tell the future result of one's health. However, it doesn't just stop to tell, but ways to cure and protect oneself. 

Finally, I want to say that in this book there are so many ways to help find and discover what is happening or how to protect and heal others. These all include a few strange products that many don't use in the current ways of spell-crafting. However, many of them were the use of urine, blood, and other ingredients that many don't use now. No matter, to me this is a book of gold, a prized possession that I wouldn't want to give up or lose!

About the Author: 
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, and The Tradition of Household Spirits. He lives in Paris

Book Details:

  • Pages: 336
  • Book Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-13: 9781620556214
  • Imprint: Inner Traditions
  • On Sale Date: November 7, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Illustrations: 79 b&w line illustrations

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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells From Abraxas to Zoar by Claude Lecouteux

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This is a wonderful book for those who want to really grasp the traditional spells and magic words used back in the day. I mean, way back, not just a few years ago. It reminds me of the history that we don't see in our traditional history books or ones based on witches that just talk about the trials. Instead, it's more for the witch at heart or the true magician that isn't the ones you see on TV or do shows for the public. 

This book, Dictionary Of Ancient Magic Words and Spells really can brighten one's brain with enlightenment, due to the glory of real spells that this book holds. It is to be a possession I wouldn't give up and just a wonderful book to own. I do need to add that this is something that makes me and I'm sure anyone curious to look inside and see what really is written inside. Especially for those, like myself who love this type of reading.

Now what I can tell you is that this book is just as stated. A complete book of spells and words. It provides what you'd get from a true dictionary, the A-Z order of words and letters as well as the information on what they do and how to use and where they were used. It's practically an ingenious way to present the world's traditional spells used and how each was meant for certain needs and trying to get the results they want in the end.

After all this magical reading, I honestly would never want to remove this from my bookshelf! It's filled with plenty of beautiful guidance that could help in so many ways. Sometimes many may feel that this could be a bit of a way to get some humor in ways they use to speak as well as create spells of their own. No matter what others may see this book as I find it to be the truthful examples and ways that one used spells like these to get the results they needed for many purposes. I think I'd love to try some old-time spells to see how they truly work and how it compares to the spells we read in books today.

About the Author: 
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, and The Tradition of Household Spirits. He lives in Paris

Book Details:

  • Pages: 448
  • Book Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-13: 9781620553749
  • Imprint: Inner Traditions
  • On Sale Date: October 24, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Illustrations: 214 b&w illustrations

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A Lapidary of Sacred Stones Their Magical and Medicinal Powers Based on the Earliest Sources by Claude Lecouteux

 

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This is a book of wonderful stones, in words that might not be recognized as of the way we refer to each gemstone or rock we know of. Luckily it's not a real gigantic book of so many versions and types of stones. Additionally, those are always updating with brief benefits as well as all the new stones and what they provide if not similar. Though this one is more about covering the most used rocks in history for magical purposes.

It could be for healing, creating the ability to finding love, protecting oneself, and just so much that normal books won't tell you, even if it's a quick and brief explanation of the rock. In addition to the stones normally known through many books, this includes words of each in the form they would refer to them in the past before we started calling them what we know the names to be now. However, it really is still the same stone that provides these magical benefits which can be found and used as of today.

The book, A Lapidary Of Sacred Stones by Claude LeCouteus is more than just a history of healing, but an example of how they were used and possibly can still be used to provide the results one is wanting from the stone. There is so much found in this book, 800 gems and stones included. I know that it was hard to understand the terminology of each stone because the words used are commonly the ones we know of the stones today. So to read throughout this book, alphabetically it really explains so much that I never knew because many stones are never explained on much use, but what they provide.

I'm sure there have not been many changes through the years of what these natural stones, through the centuries like food has changed. However, this is based on the history of these rocks. So of course, if there happens to change how they are made or done it might not work the same as it did back then. Though with the use of stone in its natural state, which is using a classic, rough, and not polished rock is a wonderful way to get the real benefits of the magic it possesses. 

Finally, all I can say is that I am very pleased with this book! I rather not have so many gem books, but finding ones that matter and are perfect for what I want to know. Since so many books come out with new gemstones, but some of those are hard to obtain and I prefer to stick to the common ones that are known and found all over. Especially, very beautiful too! So in conclusion, I feel like this book is one I would refer back to for some magical benefits that only take the lovely stone to acquire and maybe a few incantations. It's just a simple and honest method of true magic!

About the Author: 
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, and The Tradition of Household Spirits. He lives in Paris

Book Details:

  • Pages: 376
  • Book Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-13: 9781594774638
  • Imprint: Inner Traditions
  • On Sale Date: December 4, 2012
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Illustrations: Includes 8-page color insert and 92 b&w illustrations

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The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets Tradition and Craft by Claude Lecouteux

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I never had a book on talismans and amulets that really explains more than the styles or ones you can find. This is one book that does provide the difference between the two, which they provide something different than what you would think as if a dictionary may state they are. I never had any idea about them being anything but the same. However, this book really brought the differences to my attention and what many have normally used in ways to create these magical and protective pieces.  

So to have this book, The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets by Claude Lecouteux is something I find truly useful and perfect to the guidance of each unique piece and style of the two. Many countries around the world have been using them and this book explains the different designs and beliefs based on the look as well as purpose. I never knew that amulets were more for protection and talismans were more with the use of gems and other things that provide magical benefits. 

I think my mind goes back to playing an RPG game and trying to collect and wear them to protect and add more to my lifespan as well as more to keeping me longer to survive. However, in real life, this is pretty much the same, but what it did do to my mind is made me put the differences into play and learn how they supported others and what possible myths, as well as true facts of each, were documented inside. 

Of course, there is some truth that this may be the book I would only need to have to cover amulets and talismans, by the truthful facts of uses, creation, and differences of the two. Plus, how they were used or looked throughout the globe.  I think even for a book, it is truly in-depth and very easy to understand. Quite a great recap on the history of the two and how they become what we know them as today. 

Finally, I feel this is one book that really makes my mind even curious, and wonders if it's possible to find such beautiful talismans and amulets that no one else yet discovered. I love that nature can actually provide its own unique one and that there are only ones that can be either naturally made or handmade by an individual with words or other items found created in nature that provide the benefits to do as one has made the amulet or talisman was needed for. 

About the Author: 
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, and The Tradition of Household Spirits. He lives in Paris

Book Details:

  • Pages: 272
  • Book Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-13: 9781620552797
  • Imprint: Inner Traditions
  • On Sale Date: May 1, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Illustrations: 38 b&w illustrations

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Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work by Raoul Graumont & John Hensel

   

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The book, Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work can be quite interesting for those who love to work with knots for decorating or everyday uses. That is one benefit, there are so many types and even fancy ways to make a knot appear decorative for all purposes. I think my mind was more towards how to use these fancy rope styles to create some unique art that really isn't well known as well as many art styles today. The big book, under 800 pages has so many details on ropes in general. What you'll learn what a rope is, how it's made, and tools normally found while working with ropes for knotting.

This really speeds up on the steps, with illustration to the right of the many knots you'll be able to create, from traditional to fancy. Plus, it may be a little hard to know what one or how one is made, but a little look online can give you a clearer idea and steps on how too create.  In addition, this has so much information inside, which may just be the only book one needs. It really covers everything one needs to know about ropes and the knots they can create for use or as design.

The book isn't in color, images are black and white. It is older than many books now, but it's still a quite decent guide and table topper worth checking out. I actually never seen any recent book so useful on knots and rope in general. This has so much that I never knew was something able to be created. I wonder if there were any rope creating contests as there are so many new foods creating contests for the holidays, working with pumpkins, creating ice sculptures, and so on. It is really interesting to see a competition of rope and how it's done.

No matter how anyone who reads this book, it can come in handy so many ways. Knotting is always used in so many crafts and purposes, even if it's not for decorating or creating art. However, this book has really given me so many inspirational knots and ideas to create something different and lovely out of rope without the need to have so many additional tools to begin. It really is a great recommended book for years to come, no matter if it's not current as many others because this one covers more than they will ever.

Book Details:
  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Item Weight: 3.87 pounds
  • ISBN-10: 0870330217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870330216
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd; 4th Edition (July 7, 2009)
  • Product Dimensions: 7.75 x 1.75 x 10 inches
  • Language: English

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The Pendulum Kit by Sig Lonegren

  

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This is one kit that includes everything a beginner or even those that have advance knowledge in using a pendulum would enjoy. The Pendulum Kit by Sig Lonegren is a beauty! It really explains everything you need to know about using the pendulum. However,  I find most pleasing is that this kit really includes everything, so beginning after buying is able to be done right away! No extra items needed or have to be bought. 

The kit includes a goldish colored pendulum on a long chain for holding. Additionally, there are already charts or boards that you can dowse the pendulum on. So all that is needed is the person to ask a question and get the answer they are looking for. The different boards that are inside, which are nice thick pieces of a Halfmoon shaped image to allow the pendulum to swing above, which would help work towards the question you want to answer.

In addition to the design, each included are different. They have answers to help one get a clear response and not leave it to just the yes and no response, but additional answers for a more needed response to the question being asked. 

Additionally, I find this to be a simple set to use and an excellent as well as a quick way to get guidance. The book, which is included will help you learn about dowsing, not only how to use this kit, but also the other ways that many dowse and tools they've also used. I find it quite interesting and most wonderful to learn about so many other traditional dowsing techniques that aren't used or seen much today.

After looking through the kit. I feel that some may even see this as the Magic 8 Ball that is worked by the magic around us and the magic within. However, unlike the way to get an answer from a Magic 8 Ball, you have the power coming from your body and around you to get the result to a question you don't have an answer for and need to have given too you. I mainly find it as my decider when it comes to choosing as well as the future questions to come, which makes this one set that would never expire or lose its promise in providing information to the one that needs it.

Finally, I find this to be suitable for my needs, as it really helps me get that answer I need while my mind is lost and confused. In addition, It has directed me towards my goals in life and what I expect to accomplish and should move forward too. It really is something I would use over and over, especially if it's at least a few times a week or even once a week. It just really is a remarkable set and a great way to get a true response.

About the Author: 
Sig Lonegren has an MA in Sacred Space from Goddard College in Vermont, is a past Trustee of the American Society of Dowsers, and is an Honorary Life Vice President of the British Society of Dowsers. He has spent the last thirty-five years studying ancient tools that enhance intuition. He runs workshops and offers Tarot readings from his SunnyBank center.

Book Details:

  • Item Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0764355597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764355592
  • Product Dimensions: 6.75 x 1.75 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher: Schiffler Publishing, LTD; 1st edition (June 28, 2018)
  • Language: English

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Marigold Doll Pattern: A Sunshine Garden Doll Pattern by Anne Cote

 
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Known for the beauty of repelling bugs, the marigold is one flower I love for that purpose, especially outdoors near the area where everyone gathers and loves to sit. Additionally, my entire garden loves them as well!  However, I never thought about owning one, well in a different and adorable form, which I can create.

The Marigold Doll Pattern by Anne Cote is one doll that really captures my heart! She has gorgeous hair that highlights the yellows, oranges, and reds of the marigold. This is something you'd see and find in each beautiful blooming marigold plant
. In addition to her hair, I love the dark green and marigold dress this doll wears. The smile she has is so gorgeous, as with the additional details that go all around the bottom of her dress and the neck as well. It really makes for a country style, yet fancy floral doll. Also, another word on the hair, it actually captures my attention because it has this texture of a curly style look. Honestly, the entire doll is gorgeous and truly a flower doll I can't wait to make and love as well!

Finally, I like to say that all the details to sew and create the entire doll is inside. This book is really made to be so easy to create one's own doll without a problem. I love just how beautiful the results will end up with the final put together of each part. It's such a creative and well-crafted project worth to sew for oneself!

Through the years, I've dabbled in a lot of arts, crafts, and sewing projects. In recent years, after retiring from my editing job, I began exploring art: drawing and painting. While painting sunflowers one December day, I got an idea to make a doll called Sunflower. This set me upon a new path to discover how to sew dolls and clothing, and then to design my own doll with her own clothing. After Sunflower, her sisters came into being: Daisy, Marigold, Primrose, and Dandelion. My husband and I set up a website called Blue Daisy Zone where we show the doll patterns and other things we invent. Check it out if you like: bluedaisyzone.com

Book Details:

  • Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Paperback: 33 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 11 inches
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940354620
  • ISBN-10: 1940354625
  • Publisher: New Friends Publishing LLC; Illustrated Edition (August 14, 2020)
  • Language: English

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Dandelion Doll Pattern: A Sunshine Garden Doll Pattern by Anne Cote

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Oh my! The Dandelion Doll Pattern by Anne Cote is just so cute. She has that appearance of a tomboy, without even looking at the description. The farmer jeans, as my mom would call them or call them the exact name, the overalls this doll wears is nicely mended with patches to match her floral-name. They are on both of her knees as if she probably plays rough and may need to mend her clothing once in a while. I can see it now, her playing baseball or playing other sports games outdoors with other boys.

This doll is just totally adorable, she has that spunky and tough girl attitude, which makes for the perfect doll for those who are all tomboys at heart. The dandelion is something that can't be missed, which makes perfect sense for a tomboy girl. She totally can't be missed by the way she appears and acts in person. So the doll really carries that very noticeable and unique quality that really gives everyone who sees her their full attention.

The entire pattern for the outfit is included. The pieces you can create is the entire doll, nothing is bought premade. the pattern covers everything from the top to bottom, which includes the body form of the doll, her hair, the overalls, and shoes. The one part I've always wanted to create would be the overalls, which I never had a pattern or idea how too. Now I do and I can't wait to put this dandelion doll together. 

Lastly, I find this to be one of those gifts that any girl that loves sports, dandelions, or flowers. Generally. I would love this beautiful doll. I know having this handmade doll would make all the days of gloom pass on by, with that beautiful smile of hers and that strong attitude to be yourself and not back down to anyone. 

Through the years, I've dabbled in a lot of arts, crafts, and sewing projects. In recent years, after retiring from my editing job, I began exploring art: drawing and painting. While painting sunflowers one December day, I got an idea to make a doll called Sunflower. This set me upon a new path to discover how to sew dolls and clothing, and then to design my own doll with her own clothing. After Sunflower, her sisters came into being: Daisy, Marigold, Primrose, and Dandelion. My husband and I set up a website called Blue Daisy Zone where we show the doll patterns and other things we invent. Check it out if you like: bluedaisyzone.com

Book Details:
  • Item Weight: 5 ounces
  • Paperback: 35 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1940354633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940354637
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: New Friends Publishing LLC; Illustrated Edition (August 14, 2020)
  • Language: English

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Dandelion Doll Pattern: A Sunshine Garden Doll Pattern
by Ann Cote

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Daisy Doll Pattern: A Sunshine Garden Doll Pattern by Anne Cote

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A beautiful flower like no other! This book, Daisy Doll Pattern by Anne Cote is just gorgeous with the theme of a daisy style dress and doll to create. The dark blue with the beautiful white and yellow center daisies really makes for such a brilliant combination of colors on this doll. I feel as if I'm looking into the dress and find myself roaming through a beautiful garden full of lovely daisies and that warm springtime weather. 

The yellow, blue, and white are a marvelous and completely a perfect complement with the colors combined. The doll's brown hair looks of a lovely yarn that represents strands of curls. The steps in the book really make this doll easy to create. It shows all the lovely illustrations to guide you through each part. As well as designing the face and putting it together.

The result, in the end, is a beautiful daisy doll, which any girl or even an adult would love to have! I find it so wonderful to have a clear enough book to aid in making my very own doll, which is a gift like no other! Since it is a one of a kind gift, made from the heart and not purchased at the store. Plus, after completing one for yourself, it's like a bonus to get a personal beautiful daisy doll to have in your own arms to hug, that is all your own after creating it. All thanks to this lovely pattern book.

Through the years, I've dabbled in a lot of arts, crafts, and sewing projects. In recent years, after retiring from my editing job, I began exploring art: drawing and painting. While painting sunflowers one December day, I got an idea to make a doll called Sunflower. This set me upon a new path to discover how to sew dolls and clothing, and then to design my own doll with her own clothing. After Sunflower, her sisters came into being: Daisy, Marigold, Primrose, and Dandelion. My husband and I set up a website called Blue Daisy Zone where we show the doll patterns and other things we invent. Check it out if you like: bluedaisyzone.com

Book Details:

  • Item Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Paperback: 37 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1940354617
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940354613
  • Publisher: New Friends Publishing, LLC; Illustrated Edition (August 14, 2020)
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.09 x 11 inches
  • Language: English

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or many others please check out the links below:

Daisy Doll Pattern: A Sunshine Garden Doll Pattern
by Anne Cote

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