Multcolib Central Picks: Unusual hobbies

Knit your Own Cat
Knit your Own Cat Easy-to-follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines By Muir, Sally (Book - 2011 ) 746.432043 M9533k 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This irresistible book is full of simple patterns to create your very own knitted cat.

Building Small Steam Locomotives
Building Small Steam Locomotives A Practical Guide to Making Engines for Garden Gauges By Jones, Peter (Book - 2008 ) 625.1961 J785b 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you have an ambition to build a small live steam locomotive, but are daunted by the skills required, then this book is for you.

Outstanding Mini Albums
Outstanding Mini Albums 50 Ideas for Creating Mini Scrapbooks By Acs, Jessica (Book - 2009 ) 745.593 A187o 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Outstanding Mini Albums offers readers a wide variety of ideas for themes, templates for creating their own mini albums, decorative ideas and so much more. Step-by-step instructions and photos show readers how to create over 30 albums in the book.

Turning Toys
Turning Toys By Raffan, Richard (Book - 2013 ) 745.592 R136t 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Step-by-step directions with photos and drawings guide you through the process of handcrafting toys from wood.

Build your Own Teams of Robots With Lego Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth
Build your Own Teams of Robots With Lego Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth (Book - 2013 ) 629.892 B9322 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Create you own synchronized robot army!

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects By Smith, Lindy (Book - 2011 ) 641.86539 S6547cc 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:With this comprehensive guide you will discover everything you need to know to create celebration cakes that are beautiful, unique and truly contemporary.

Traditional Blacksmithing
Traditional Blacksmithing The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making By Holmström, John Gustaf (Book - 2012 ) 682 H75t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Holmstrom provides not just practical instruction for all manner of small-scale blacksmith work. Topics covered include: setting up shop, building your own machinery, repairing horse hooves, fixing your tools, and even building a strong reputation in the community.

Tatting Jewellery
Tatting Jewellery By Morton, Lyn (Book - 2010 ) 745.5942 M8899t 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This practical and informative book showcases the use of this accessible and thriving craft, ideal for creating fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.

Carving in Soap
Carving in Soap North American Animals By Suzuki, Howard K. (Book - 2001 ) 736.95 S968c 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:This fascinating book takes soap carvers to an advanced level, showing methods of making multiple-bar soap carvings of selected North American mammals.

Keshiki Bonsai
Keshiki Bonsai The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes By Kobayashi, Kenji (Book - 2012 ) 635.9772 K755k 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Keshiki bonsai is a revolutionary approach to bonsai that involves creating living pieces of art using readily available plants and containers.

Fly Tying With Common Household Materials
Fly Tying With Common Household Materials By Fullum, Jay (Book - 2012 ) 688.79124 F972f 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tying legend Jay 'Fishy' Fullum shows you how to make flies that catch fish with off-the-shelf materials. All in a friendly, funny, non-technical way.

Get A Hobby!
Get A Hobby! 101 All-consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle By Barseghian, Tina (Book - 2007? ) 790.13 B282g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this entertaining, information-packed guide, journalist and ReadyMade contributing editor Tina Barseghian invites you to explore 101 thoroughly absorbing diversions, from conventional to downright wacky.

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You've gone through the typical hobbies of knitting, home brewing, and soap making. If you're looking for a new hobby to occupy your time during the long winters in Portland why not check out one of these! Courtney L.

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