My Felt Doll

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Author: Shelly Down
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 1446370992
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My Felt Doll by Shelly Down

Original Title: My Felt Doll

Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down! The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Doll shows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills. With just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design, plus over 40 accompanying accessories û from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride û guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere. With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children. Full-size templates make life easy û trace straight from the page with no need to enlarge.

Nobody S Rag Doll

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Author: Kate Swift
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1849913927
Size: 37.13 MB
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Nobody S Rag Doll by Kate Swift

Original Title: Nobody S Rag Doll

DescriptionThis book takes you into the centre of my childhood and shows you how everything is not always what is seems. To the outside world we were a 'normal' family and that is just how my mother liked it to appear. But behind the closed front door was drinking, abuse, addiction, violence and for a time a man who posed as a family friend in order to gain access to the boys. I take you from my childhood, through my teens and on the very rocky journey of my healing from the past. I share with you my innermost thoughts during some of the most difficult times of my life so far. This book gives you an insight into a victim of child abuse working her way through to becoming a survivor. Along the journey I too fell into relationships where domestic violence was common place and I share with you my experiences and what made me finally walk away. This book is about survival, it is about how you can go to rock bottom and come back up again. How you can feel that your life is finished and then find a whole new purpose and energy for living. In my previous book 'This Tangled Web' I shared my poetry written in the years after my we have the untangling of that web and the story behind the poetry. About the AuthorKate Swift was born into a family of 5 other siblings in the spring of 1977. Kate's early years were not a great introduction into family life and the world around her. Her father worked hard and drank even harder, coming home to sleep off the alcohol. For Kate as a child of 3-4-5 he was a loud and scary person who ranted and raved. Kate found solace by hiding under the table until the shouting was done. Kate was a mummy's girl, she adored and idolised her mother. Whilst her father was someone she felt never particularly wanted her. Kate enjoyed school and thrived on the love of her mother. Life was never quiet with 5 other siblings around and the ups and downs of every day living. When Kate was in her 8th Year she was just like any other child... enjoying school, playing with her dolls, drawing pictures, making mud pies...just being a child until the day her life would change forever. The day her older brother placed his hand somewhere she had never been touched before. It was the school summer holidays...a bright sunny day and they were watching cartoons on television. That was the beginning of the end of her childhood and what followed was a further 8 years of being sexually abused. Kate would be woken up in the middle of the night by him climbing into her bed. In her sleepy state she would be told what was expected of her...not always with words in fact often with silent physical prompting. Always when he got what he wanted from her, he would turn and walk away never looking back or speaking. Kate was left with her soft toys for comfort. It won't surprise you to know she suffered nightmares and was so afraid of the dark. Night times held a ritual for Kate; before she would go upstairs to bed she would send her dad up. What did she want him to check for? I guess her parents thought they were checking for 'monsters' under the bed. Her curtains had to be shut tight-no gaps, the light had to be on, the windows locked. Kate was trying to feel safe in a world where the danger was inside the house and silent. The sexual abuse was everything from touching to rape. Kate never knew when next he would come to abuse her. She would listen out for the floor board that creaked in a certain spot on the landing. No time of the day or night was off bounds to him depending on the availability of his victim and the right opportunity. Life continued as normally as was possible for Kate in between these times. Looking back their were signs that adults could have picked up on but for whatever reasons missed. When Kate was 15 years old the ordered chaos in her mind descended into complete terror and panic. Here she was...a student at senior school...who thought she was expecting her brother's baby. The torment was too much and

My Rag Doll

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Author: Corinne Crasbercu
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 1446367495
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My Rag Doll by Corinne Crasbercu

Original Title: My Rag Doll

Sew super cute rag dolls and their gorgeous clothes to make the perfect present for little girls. There's one basic doll sewing pattern which you can then alter to personalize your doll's hair and eye color and hair style! Then choose from a range of fabulous different themed outfits and accessories to complete your uniquely charming doll--including a ballerina doll, a bedtime doll and a fairy doll! All instructions are suitable for intermediate to experienced sewers and include full-sized templates for the doll, clothes and accessories. Corinne Crasbercu is a dressmaking specialist with a background in ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion design, she now designs for Marie Claire magazine.

The Art Doll Chronicles

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Author: Catherine Moore
Publisher: Stampington & Company
ISBN: 9780971729605
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The Art Doll Chronicles by Catherine Moore

Original Title: The Art Doll Chronicles

This celebration of nine art dolls and the artists who made them offers a colourful look at an unusual project that spanned 19 months and took the dolls on a journey all over the United States. Each doll is a one-of-a-kind work of art, made by women who contributed something to each work-in-progress and offered unique perspectives on womanhood and images of dolls. Professional doll-makers as well as a quilt maker, a metalsmith, a woodcarver, and a sculptor created dolls that evolved into vivid characters as they travelled from artist to artist with handmade journals that served as a combination diary, travel log, and artist's canvas. From Joe the Wandering '60s Beatnik to a made-over Madeline sure to be kicked out of her French boarding school for her outrageous attire, each doll is accompanied by photographs, excerpts from the journals, and essays by the artists about the joys, challenges, and frustrations of working on the project.

Such Wicked Intent

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Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442403209
Size: 38.20 MB
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Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

Original Title: Such Wicked Intent

Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Printz Honor–winner Kenneth Oppel that is “every bit as thrilling and engaging” (VOYA) as This Dark Endeavor. When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.

The Story Of My Life

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Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553902059
Size: 60.35 MB
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The Story Of My Life by Helen Keller

Original Title: The Story Of My Life

An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller’s story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. This book–published when Keller was only twenty-two–portrays the wild child who is locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication. From the moment Keller recognizes the word “water” when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as “that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” An unparalleled chronicle of courage, The Story of My Life remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will. From the Paperback edition.


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Author: Fran Macilvey
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1629141291
Size: 40.22 MB
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Trapped by Fran Macilvey

Original Title: Trapped

An honest, unflinching, and inspiring memoir of living with a challenging disorder. Fran Macilvery was born in the 1960s, when her parents were living in the Belgian Congo. Fran was the second of premature twins—and until the last moment, no one knew that twins were arriving. The complications and resulting delay led to Fran’s cerebral palsy. Growing up with her siblings in Africa, Fran always felt different. When everyone else was playing and having fun, she would watch and wish she could join in. Eventually the family moved to Scotland and, as Fran grew older, her hurt turned into anger, self-hatred, and suicidal depression. Then one day, someone looked at her and saw a woman to love, and that was the start of her journey to self-acceptance. A truthful and revealing look at the difficulty of maintaining the appearance of a “normal” life with CP, and the lessons learned along the way, Trapped is “an ideal firsthand account of the unique and largely unknown world of disability. Disabled people deserve to be recognized as human beings. Many more will be, thanks to Fran Macilvey’s exquisite prose. This puts us all in her debt” (Dr. James MacDonald, Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter).

My Porcelain Doll

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Author: Sherry Anne Coombe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483688836
Size: 15.94 MB
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My Porcelain Doll by Sherry Anne Coombe

Original Title: My Porcelain Doll

My Porcelain Doll is Sherry Coombe's, poignant tribute to her late daughter and a moving memoir about walking side by side through Heather’s struggles and triumphs during cancer. Sherry traces the journey she and Heather shared through some of the toughest challenges and sweetest moments of fighting cancer. Genuine, intimate and unconditional love, My Porcelain Doll is a story of hope, joy and sadness that only a mother could write. "Then came a bunch of words like aggressive, really bad, tumor, spinal taps and on and on. Of course it still didn't sink in how bad he thought it was until he started talking about transplant team and City Of Hope. I knew then I was a really sick lil gal. I think that was the first time I was really, truly scared that it might be too late." -Heather Coombe

The Devil S Own Rag Doll

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Author: Mitchell Bartoy
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466839562
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The Devil S Own Rag Doll by Mitchell Bartoy

Original Title: The Devil S Own Rag Doll

1940's Detroit: the war effort is in full swing and racial tensions are running high. When a vivacious white heiress is murdered in the black part of town, the city threatens to erupt into mob violence, bringing the factories to a grinding halt and imperiling Allied forces around the world. Newly minted Detective Pete Caudill is charged with covering up the crime in the interests of civic peace and finding some kind of justice for the dead girl. Odds are the girl was killed by her black boyfriend, but some whisper of an Axis plot to hamper America's war effort. Or is Detroit's shadowy political machine manipulating events to its own ruthless ends? As he delves deeper, Caudill soon learns the hard way that friends are rarely what they seem, family ties are often deceptive, and sometimes the bravest thing a man can do is think for himself.

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