The Paper Florist

Create and display stunning paper flowers

Author: Suzi Mclaughlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857836919

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpensive materials. Suzi McLaughlin's step-by-step tutorials cover a beautiful array of flowers including bluebells, peonies, poppies, cherry blossom and more, and will teach everything you need to know. Make delicate lifelike flowers, or let your imagination run wild and use Suzi's techniques to create playful hybrids. Adorn your home with colour and style with just a few simple steps. The flowers are accompanied by templates for every shape used in the book, as well as instructions on how to display your creations to their full potential. Whether you want to make a gloriously blousy bouquet, a bejewelled cherry blossom branch or an impressive floral centrepiece, this book is sure to delight and inspire.

Build a Flower

A Beginner's Guide to Paper Flowers

Author: Lucia Balcazar

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683358813

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Start from the very beginning and learn to make your own unique, exciting paper flowers Paper flowers are ideal for any crafter: The results are stunning but the steps to get there are achievable at any skill level. Build a Flower will teach the basic techniques needed for crafting paper flowers, building upon skills as it moves through a select number of flowers and focusing on key tips: what type of paper works best, petal shapes that work for multiple flowers, how to assemble, and more. With photographs and step-by-step instructions as their guide, readers will learn to build five flowers, variation ideas for their coloring, and final arrangements. And the designs and ideas will inspire crafters to think beyond the vase—paper flowers as gifts, as decorations, and more. This beginner book will open the door to a wide variety of possibilities and will help establish a new audience well versed in the craft, returning time and again to this book’s pages for inspiration and encouragement.

Caesar Naples Wiki

Author: Caesar Naples

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387530518

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Here is the latest example of Caesar Naples' writing. The imaginary staff at the Wiki have analyzed nearly every piece for your entertainment. Including The Cult novelette and close to 100 flash fiction entries. Don't forget to check out the art inside. Caesar Naples delivers his personal brand of time traveling action, as he explores psychic powers, exotic wars, and planets outside the solar system. A book that's ten years in the making, with writing from Naples in high school. Those perfected stories are then partnered with much more recent writing, to deliver a textured experience for readers. Enjoy.

Capitol Code

Author: Nancy Stevenson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491866063

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

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Capitol Code is a story of a shy young girl trying to fit into a new life in a new city who finds herself at the center of a government corruption scandal. As the fast-paced events unfold around her, we see Leili growing in confidence even as her challenges get more difficult. Most importantly, she learns to trust herself and others. On her 13th birthday, Leili Teng moves to Washington, D.C. when her widowed father, John Teng, takes a new job with the Commerce Department. He is an expert on coded communication and privacy issues and soon discovers thefts of bank codes and military secrets that threaten his safety and that of his daughter. Forced into hiding, John Teng involves Leili in his efforts to expose the criminals. John Teng has taught Leili simple codes since her early childhood. He directs Leili’s escape through these codes and gives her instructions to help solve the Internet thefts. As she moves through Washington, meeting with some people, hiding from others, Leili leans on her knowledge of the city, her sleuthing instincts and a small group of friends to carry out her father’s instructions. The action takes place in and around some of the most famous buildings, monuments and scenic places in Washington, D.C. John Teng has taken his daughter to many of these sites on what they both refer to as the Teng Topical Tours. Capitol Code gives the reader insight into the significance of these places and what they mean to the national identity. Capitol Code is about friendship and trust, the maturing of a strong, young teen-aged girl and the timely topic of balancing security needs and citizens’ personal privacy.

Textiles Technology

Author: Julie Messenger,Helen Wilson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435412609

Category: Textile crafts

Page: 96

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A student resource perfect for those studying textiles technology as an elective.

Start Your Own Florist Shop and Other Floral Businesses

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays . . . with so many occasions appropriate for flowers, a florist shop is an enticing business to start. If you have a love for everything green and a desire to forge your own path, starting a floral business is ideal for you. Perfect your floral-arranging and customer service skills with a traditional florist shop; brighten others’ days with an office plant-care service; or encourage creativity with a pick-your-own-flowers establishment. This guide gives you advice on everything you need to start out right, including: • Selecting the right type of floral business • Finding flower wholesalers and growers • Anticipating demand and stocking the most popular flowers • Caring for your flowers • Stocking profitable sidelines, like greeting cards and balloons • And more! With the essential information inside, you’ll be turning greenery into greenbacks in no time.

The Uncrowned King

The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst

Author: Kenneth Whyte

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 577

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“Whyte makes Hearst’s rise an entertaining saga of newspapering’s heroic age, when the popular press became an unofficial pillar of democracy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time. Featuring an eight-page insert of black and white photographs, The Uncrowned King offers a window onto the media world at the turn of the 19th century, as seen by its most successful and controversial figure, William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte’s anecdotal, narrative style chronicles Hearst’s rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer, the undisputed king of New York journalism, in the most spectacular newspaper war of all time. They battled head-to-head for three years, through the thrilling presidential election campaign of 1896 and the Spanish-American War—a conflict that Hearst was accused of fomenting and that he covered in person. By 1898, Hearst had supplanted Pulitzer as the dominant force in New York publishing, and was well on his way to becoming one of the most powerful and fascinating private citizens in 20th-century America. “Kenneth Whyte . . . sets out to de-demonize Hearst in his dramatic early years . . . [an] arresting portrait—of the emerging power of the press at the end of the 19th century.” —The New York Times Book Review “Superbly written and revealing . . . A very worthwhile reexamination of the rise of a flawed but accomplished man.” —Booklist

September Song

Nine Stories and a Two-Act Play

Author: Robert Ayres Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469123991

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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September Song is a collection of stories and a full-length play, written over a span of fifteen years in the authors long writing career. The settings of the stories range from China to California and Vermont; the play, Guests of Summer, is set in Nebraska. Orville Prescott in the New York Times called one of the stories, OHaras Creation, a provocative study of an artist lost in alcoholism, given an extra push downward by the monotony of his soldier life in China, and the fantastic mural he painted on the walls of a recreation hall.