A Book That Takes Its Time

By Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst. Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies”—bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more—giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.

Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to “The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook” tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner’s Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.

Knit Your Own Dog: Beagle Kit

KnitYourOwnDogKnit Your Own Dog: Beagle Kit: Everything You Need to Create Your New Best Friend

By Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne

From the authors of the beloved Knit Your Own Dog series comes an ingenious kit that contains everything you need to make your own knitted pooch, including yarn, needles, stuffing, and accessories in one handy box.The knitted dog is an ideal pet. There’s no feeding, barking, walking, or vet bills, and it will live forever! It’s no wonder, then, that when Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne introduced the concept of the knitted dog with their first book, Knit Your Own Dog, it was an instant success. They’ve since followed up with a line of Knit Your Own books, including Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Zoo. Now, with the Knit Your Own Dog Kits, all the materials you need to create your favorite breed are available in one convenient box. Each kit includes a booklet with the unique knitting pattern, plus a brief description of the characteristics of the breed and what makes it so special. Also included is an ample amount of the high-quality yarn to knit the dog, a pair of US 2 (2 3/4 mm) knitting needles, stuffing, pipe cleaners to help make limbs movable and to help the dog stand up, and a sewing needle to finish off your dog. These dogs are surprisingly easy to make with a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable loyal companion. Knit Your Own Dog Kits for beagle, golden retriever, and dachshund are perfect gifts for knitters, dog lovers, or dog-loving knitters!

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