Are you interested in making your own gifts for the holidays? Oakland Public Library can help! We have a broad assortment of craft and baking books for you. From soap making to jewelry making, paper crafts and gifts you can eat there's something for everyone -- even the cats! And if you don't celebrate any particular holiday you'll find plenty of projects to keep you busy during the winter months.
Skin Care and Candlemaking
The natural soapmaking book for beginners : do-it-yourself soaps using all-natural herbs, spices, and essential oils / Kelly Cable ; photography by Paige Green
The sewists : DIY projects from 20 top designer-makers / Josephine Perry
Crafty little things to sew : 20 clever sewing projects using scraps & fat quarters / Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield
Lena Corwin's made by hand : [a collection of projects to print, sew, weave, dye, knit, and otherwise create] / [by Lena Corwin] ; photography by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes
Handcrafted Christmas : ornaments, decorations, and cookie recipes to make at home / by Susan Waggoner ; photographs by Dane Holweger
Kyuuto! Japanese crafts. Fuzzy felted friends/ by Saori Yamazaki
Origami & other paper creations / Ghylenn Descamps
Tomoko Fuse's origami boxes : beautiful paper gift boxes from Japan's leading origami master / Tomoko Fuse ; [translated from Japanese by Sanae Ishida]
Earringology : how to make dangles, drops, chandeliers & more / Candie Cooper
Holiday cookies : showstopping recipes to sweeten the season / Elisabet der Nederlanden ; photography by Erin Scott
Zingerman's Bakehouse / by Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo ; photographs by Antonis Achilleos
Don't forget your feline companions! This book has patterns for cat toys and cat-themed projects for their humans.
Cattastic crafts : DIY projects for cats and cat people / Mariko Ishikawa