Best Amy E. Butler books

Amy Butler's Blossom: Create Love – Express Beauty – Be Kind

Amy Butler

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Amy Butler's Blossom magazine is a biannual collection of everything that inspires her: page after page of photographs from her travels to spiritual locales such as Morocco and Sedona; meditative articles from like-minded designers, artists, and life coaches; the signature designs and textiles that she creates from these inspirations; plus her ongoing exploration of positive and joyful living. Now available in print for the first time, this irresistible look-book compiles the first two issues of the magazine. Brimming with photographs, fashion, art, patterns, and written pieces that reflect Amy's unique philosophy of life and style, Blossom will capture the imagination of anyone in search of beauty and meaning.

Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags

Amy Butler

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Celebrated designer Amy Butler's most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler's fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer's library.

Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects

Amy Butler

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Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents more than 25 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Our innovative packaging makes for easy usepattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover of this full-color, lay-flat spiralbound book. Lush photographs inspire, while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects. In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back. Whether it's chic placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath, or handy organizer baskets for the home office Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.

A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

Amy Butler Greenfield

Best price for this book: $ 9.41

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In the sixteenth century, one of the world's most precious commodities was cochineal, a legendary red dye treasured by the ancient Mexicans and sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune. As the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans joined the chase for cochineal -- a chase that lasted for more than three centuries -- a tale of pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies unfolds. A Perfect Red evokes with style and verve this history of a grand obsession, of intrigue, empire, and adventure in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.

Virginia Bound

Amy Butler

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Rob Brackett is in dire straits. He's always known that the first rule of survival is to not stick your neck out for anyone but yourself. But he disregarded his own advice and took another orphan, a young girl called Nell, under his wing. As a result of Nell's trusting nature, the two of them were kidnapped off the streets of London and shipped to Virginia. If only Rob had followed his instincts and left Nell on her own! Now he is in the new Jamestown colony, forced to work as an indentured servant to a cruel tobacco farmer, and there seems to be no escaping his predicament. His only companion is an Indian girl named Mattoume, but everyone knows Indians are not to be trusted. He certainly can't depend on her for a way out . . . or can he?

In this well-told, extensively researched, and vividly portrayed novel, Rob must find a way to persevere in the cruel New World, even if it means accepting-and returning-the help of others.

Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones

Amy Butler

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In this lavishly illustrated collection, designer Amy Butler presents 20 charming, contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. There's a snuggly wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright diaper bags, handy travel bibs, and much more. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use7 pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover while lay-flat, spiral binding makes for easy reference while sewing. Beautiful photos inspire, while illustrations and simple instructions explain the techniques. Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section, glossary, and resource guide. With her eye for detail and her signature fine craftsmanship, Amy has created a delightful offering of handcrafted keepsakes sure to be cherished by generations to come.

The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customizing Your Own Unique Bags

Lisa Lam

Best price for this book: $ 10

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"The Bag Making Bible" is the first book and resource of it's kind - a technique-led approach to sewing your own designer bags and purses.  It explains in detail how to create and construct the component parts of the bag.  From adding styles of bag pockets to inserting zips and closures, using interfacing and reinforcement tricks, and fitting linings and various styles of bag handles, and much, much more.  It also introduces and demonstrates the myriad  materials, hardware, and tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine.  

Each chapter is fully illustrated with helpful colour photography and ends with a unique, step-by-step project that builds the ultimate handbag wardrobe.  A separate pull-out section of full-size patterns enables readers to get started right away - no photocopying or enlarging required!  Each bag design stands out in its own right, each to be made and loved for years to come.

Full instructions are included to make:
        a funky laptop/messenger/office bag
        3 kinds of book bags
        an ultra-organised nappy/craft tote
        a multi-pocketed travel bag
        a rigid cocktail clutch
        an over-the body hobo bag, and more.

Whether you are making your first bag, or you want to add professional looking pockets to an existing pattern, or even if you are looking for a tempting bag project to really sink your sewing teeth into, "The Bag Making Bible" will be your 'go to' resource for information and inspiration.

Lucky Flowers Mix & Match Stationery

Amy Butler

Best price for this book: $ 7.95

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Bursting with turquoise, citrus, and leafy color, this delightful collection features all-new designs from Amy Butler's textiles.

Amy Butler Decoupage: Fresh, Decorative Projects for the Home

Amy Butler

Best price for this book: $ 5.59

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Add Amy Butler's unique design sensibility to furniture, lamps, vases, picture frames, and more with decoupage. Featuring a 28-page booklet offering step-by-step instructions for 12 projects using this simple technique, plus 80 sheets of decoupage-weight paper printed with 19 of Amy's signature patterns, this portfolio contains everything beginners and pros alike need to create stylish new looks for the home.

Amy Butler's Piece Keeping: 20 Stylish Projects that Celebrate Patchwork

Amy Butler

Best price for this book: $ 7.64

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In this project-based sewing book, Amy Butler teaches what she does best: sewing, quilting, and pattern making. From lampshades to pillows, quilts to statement jewelry, Piece Keeping is the perfect go-to for the crafty. With clear sections on traditional sewing themes, tools, and methods, this book will appeal to Amy's core fans as well as those simply drawn to beautiful fabrics and DIY projects. The 20 inspiring projects include dozens of how-to diagrams, plus 9 sheets of full-size patterns stored in an attached envelope. Piece Keeping is both a practical guide and a source for stylish home décor and fashion inspiration, brimming throughout with Amy's unique color sense and eye-catching textile designs.