Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last blogged. But I'm happy to be back. Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day is a good way to come back! Have you seen all the giveaways? I'm so excited to enter some of them. :)



Let's get started on my giveaway. I'm giving away "Amigurumi Toy Box." And some yarn. And a pack of crochet needles. This is one of my favorite books! I'm not good at crochet yet. I'm just learning. But I've made 2 amis so far.

To win, all you have to do, is leave me the name of your favorite craft book. It could be sewing, crochet, crafts, etc. Just one comment. My giveaway is for international shipping. And is open 12/12/11 12PM-12/16/11 3PM MST. Good Luck! :) C

133 comments:

lorraine said...

i love her books!..currently my fave book is weekend hats which has a ton of different knitted hats in it :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Underground Crafter said...

I have SO many craft books that I can't pick a total favorite. But my current right now favorites are Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock and Crochet Master Class by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Hungry Crafter said...

I have to pick just one??? :) So many good ones... A personal favorite is I <3 Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale -- I love all the Zakka stuff!

Miranda said...

I love making amis, they are so cute!! Right now my favorite craft book is Scandinavian Stitches, I could make just about everything in it! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I love it!!!

Mu current favorite is Wee Wonderfuls :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Kristy said...

Very fun! I have several, but some at the top of my stack....Softies, Sewing For Boys, Stash Happy Felt and Girl's World! Oh to have more time to sew!!! :)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

livin4fishin said...

Right now I love Rebecca Danger's "Big Book of Monsters". Have been giving it much love

Cherie said...

My favorite so far is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitters Almanac. It's really timeless.

tree said...

i have so many craft books..i don't know how to pick a favorite! i have been playing around with Big Little Felt universe lately! It's fantastic! i do love to crochet and your books looks wonderful! thanks for the chance!
enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

Vic said...

My favourite craft book is Sew La Tea Do by Pip Lincoln... not JUST because she signed it for me lol, but because it is super cute & inspirational.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

oh lets see... oliver and s little things to sew, sewing for boys, handmade home... aahhhh theres too many!! thanks

rubberduckywon at gmail com

Lindsay said...

My favorite craft book would have to be my Encyclopedia of Quilting.

Joy said...

I love to sew, but I've been doing an awful lot of crochet lately!! :D I think my favorite has to be working with polymer clay.

Mhairi said...

My favourite book is a Japanese softies book. I love cheesai nuigurumi (small stuffies) Petit boutique series and the Cotton Time 50 with lots of softies in them.
Both are out of print but they are great books, I don't read Japanese but I can follow the directions as they are so well illustrated.

Anonymous said...

My favorite craft book? Too hard, I have sooo many. One at the top of my list right now is: Mixed Mania by Debbi Crane.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

camelama said...

Right now my favorite craft book is PlanetJune's "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi"! It's a great book, lovely sense of humor and instructions just how I like 'em. :)

usagypsy said...

Right now I'm reading The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt. I just love all the letters! I would really love to start making some of these blocks. A good project for 2012.

Svetlana said...

Oh, this book looks so fun. My fav book right now is Scrap Republic - lots of wonderful colorful quilts

B Greene said...

My favorite craft books are all packed away because we have recently moved. I have been relying on the Internet for ideas lately, but would love to learn how to crochet Amigurumi!!!

Jill said...

I'm new to crochet too, and I'm in love with Ami's, I want to make one!! I'm loving Lisa Lam's 'Bag Making Bible' right now, great book!

Nancy said...

Favourite current book is by Ann Budd and has a bunch of knitting patterns for all sizes and shapes. But that's because it's my newest book! Love the amigurumi!

nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

Melody said...

I like Klutz Learn To Crochet. That's how I learned.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Njeri said...

My favorite book is from the queen herself. Martha Stewart's encyclopaedia of crafts.

Rookie said...

Amis are greatly addictive - so beware the warning :) I love making them and have made up quite a couple for friends and family. What a great giveaway.

My favourite craft book is "Playing with books" which focuses on using old books as a crafting medium. Very well written and my go to when I am stuck on what to make.

Thank you for a great giveaway.

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Knititall said...

I like the Big Book of Monsters by Rebecca Danger and Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker.

Pacas said...

Hi, actually my favorite craft book are the one's from Erika Night! I just started to crochet this year and I'm loving it. Never tried the amigurumi but would love to try it too.

gill said...

At the moment my favourite is 'Cute and Easy Crochet' by Nikki Trench!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sarah said...

What an adorable book! At the moment my favourite craft book is Cath Kidston's 'Sew', but it changes pretty often!

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

My favorite book is "handmade beginnings" by Anna Maria Horner. I made alot from the book already for my newborn son.

Lilly said...

I really like my copy of Kids' Crafternoon: Papercraft. There's a lot of cute projects and not just for the kids.
Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!

Hana - Marmota said...

Hm! I'm Czech, so my favourite crafting books won't tell you much - but I found "Make Your Own Patterns" by Rene Bergh very useful for getting a hang on how sewing patterns work - that one's international. Although I guess there must be loads of other pattern-making books out there and this one might not even be the best (probably isn't, because it's not often referenced).
I've always wanted to make amigurumi, but crocheting and me don't quite pair up... Maybe the book would help me. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

Lee said...

What a great book! my favorite right now is I love patchwork by Rashida Colmane-Hale. thanks!

Amy said...

I love Martha Stewart's Fabric crafting book! She makes everything look so easy! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

RATI said...

Martha Stewart book of crafting is really cool!!!!!! thans for the giveaways!!!!!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

my favorite craft book right now - as in the one I use the most is little girls big style.

Gali said...

i love "one yard wonders"
:)
thank you for the giveaway.

Marie said...

Laces from Estonia:-) Lovely giveaway, I do really like it.

Jo said...

This book looks amazing. I am just getting into crochet and some amigurumi is next on my list of things to try. My current favourite book is Little Crochet by Linda Permann.

Amanda said...

I like wee wonderfuls. It's full of cute stuff! lol. Thanks for the chance to win this! I am just learning to crochet too, so this would be great!

Blonde Catalogue said...

Favourite craft book is More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

erica said...

I don't buy many craft books, mostly I get patterns and ideas online. I enjoy crocheting and have looked at some of the different amigurumi books I also like books with projects to make for babies and children

Robyn said...

Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby
by: Anna Marie Horner

Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Nata said...

My favourite book is:
Felt Friends from Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself
by Naomi Tabatha
I just got it from my boyfriend and it's lovely!

gina said...

Ooh, what fun! Right now, my favorite craft book is "The Sewing Book" by Alison Smith. A very clear and helpful guide for various sewing techniques!

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

sew and so much more said...

My current favorite book is Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies

Rachel Bain said...

Just one favourite? Probably Little Green Dresses.

rach.e.bain@gmail.com

Christy said...

Zakka Sewing is my fave. Thank you for your lovely giveaway. Happy holidays!

Petra (BagofPretty) said...

Sewing for boys.

susan mitchell said...

I sew a lot so I like the One Yard Wonders books. I knit some and like the Yarn Girls book. I would love to learn to crochet too!! This prize would be an awesome start with the supplies! Thanks for participating;)

Kinda Crunchy Kate said...

Right now my favorite craft book is a toss up between Elizabeth Hartman's Practical Guide to Patchwork and Malka Dubrawsky's Fresh Quilting.

Joanna said...

I don't really have a favorite book. I get most of my ideas and patterns from the interwebs. But I do have a book I really like. It's called Yummygurimi I think. It's all food amigurumi including crochet sushi! :)

joanna at lifeinalens dot ca

annemarie said...

I love Crochet Adorned - great book and great projects.

Renee G said...

My current favorite is a cross-stitch book called "Timeless Ornaments".
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

Kritta22 said...

my favorite is my how to paper piecing book. I use it every time I paper piece.

Theresa said...

101 Granny Squares is my current fave.

Lauranie said...

oooohh I LOVE these books!! I LOVE all craft books...no WAY I can pick just one!! I have so many, and if I don't have it...I go to the library and make them get it!! :) Then if I REALLY like it...I'll get myself a copy and give the library back theirs! HA!! Love Wee Wonderfuls, Weekend Sewing, One Yard Wonders, oh my gosh...too many to keep going!! Have a fun giveaway, thanks for the chance!!

Shanny said...

I love this designer. She makes such cute animals.

I have a book called Tiny animals for crochet. It is quite nice too.

Shanny
Shangalonline@gmail.com

Anne said...

Ooooh I really want to learn how to make amis!! It's the one thing that might get me into crocheting again. :)

My favorite craft book right now is City Quilts, which has a number of quilt patterns for mostly solid quilts with a nod towards modern architecture in cities.

Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

Ms Muffin said...

What a neat giveaway!
My favourite craft book ... that is hard. I have a few craft books and I get many from the library. I am not sure whether there is one that I could pick over ALL others. :-) I usually take something from almost every book. One book I own and I really love though is "Free and easy stitch style". I have not made any of the projects in the book - but I am doing applique the way it is explained in the book and I love it. It explains the technique so well!!! And the projects are cute and inspirational!

Thanks for the fun giveaway,

Ms Muffin

Gwenllian Myfanwy said...

I started learning crochet this year and my daughter would be over the moon if I made her one of these! I leant with Stitch n Bitch: The Happy Hooker, which I have found great!

Erica-Jane said...

I love the book Slapdash Sewing

Wendy said...

This book looks great, I love making amis! My favourite book is The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam

Gina said...

I have too many craft books, I don't know if I could even narrow it down! There are always a couple patterns in each book that make me like them.

MJ/Sweetwater Cloth said...

I don't have any craft books, but i have sewing books - and my favorite one is Sew Clothes, Kids Love!

I've been dying to crochet a few animals for my kids, so i'd love to win this book!

Paula said...

There are several books I love, but Wee Wonderfuls has such cute projects. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Brooke Crook said...

My favorite craft book- Is Anna Maria Horner's handmade Beginnings book.

Sarah said...

My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

My favorite craft book is One-Yard Wonders. I've made so many things from it!

All Things Beautiful said...

I don't have any craft books. This one looks like a lot of fun.

Angelika said...

I love the craft book "Weihnachten mit den Landfrauen". It has lot of decoration and craft ideas, but also recepies for typical traditional cookies.
Thank you for this nice giveaway and the chance to win

carrie said...

I also love one-yard wonders

Holly said...

Thanks for the chance to win! One of my recent favorites is "Oliver + S: Little Things to Sew."

Angie said...

My favorite craft book is Debbie New's Unexpected Knitting. It's so inspirational!

Katie's been Quilting said...

beginners guide to patchwork quilting - it's the best!

Lynn said...

one yard wonders 1 and now 2!

thanks for the great giveaway!

kjujik said...

My favourite book is "Creepy cute crochet" by Christen Haden:D It is also about amigurumi^^

The Monkey's Mama said...

I love the geek dad book for projects

Tiffany said...

I love the new modern quilt blocks book - so many inspiring ideas!!

javede said...

Oh, it is really hard to pick, but since the Stitch'n'Bitch books got me really into knitting I will have to chose those.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I dont own any craft books but I would love to own this one to learn how to crochet!

Mruna Mistry said...

My favorite is Ondori's Lovable Mini Dolls!

littlepinkcupcakes said...

Right now my favorite crafty book is One Yard Wonders" There are so many out there I would love to buy!

Susan said...

Right now it is sewing for boys.
mcintoshsusan(at)hotmail.com

strandkorbtraum said...

my favourite and for a long time my only one "Bastelbuch" from Ravensburger in a now out of print edition... I guess you are not that much into German - but I'm sorry I don't own any English craft books

Kess said...

I don't really have a favorite one, but this one looks good. Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

Robyn said...

I've been really liking the Oliver + S sewing book lately... I've made a ton of presents out of it and the patterns are so well thought out and easy to follow.

hueisei said...

Hmm..I don't have a favorite craft book. I browse the knowledge from the sewing blog.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Michael and Rachelle said...

I don't know if I have a favorite, but I do like One Yard Wonders. This book looks fabulous too. I just finished crocheting some angry birds for my kids. These look like fun projects.

jamie w said...

aww i havent read any craft books, but i am hopefully getting some things for christmas to learn crochet.

craftycarol said...

After 50+ years of knitting and crocheting, I have shelves full of craft books divided between MN and FL so it is hard to pick a favorite. Probably whatever I am using at the moment.

SewLindaAnn said...

Oooh I have that one on my Amazon wish list! My fave craft books of the moment are Vintage Crochet and the Colette Sewing Handbook because I want to learn to sew garments.

Chicago Sarah said...

Awesome giveaway! My favorite craft book is the 1979 edition of Reader's Digest book of crafts. Mostly because my mom gave it to her mom, and when my grammy died the book was given to me. It has a very sweet inscription in the front that I treasure, but I also use it for (not kidding) crochet patterns. :)

wipgirl said...

My favourite craft book is for quilting, Cherri House's City Quilts. I love pretty well everything in that book, though I've yet to start working on any of the projects I'd like to make from it.

This book you're giving away looks completely adorable! I've done crochet in the past, but haven't done much recently. I always want to get back into it, but then start on projects too complicated for someone who needs to learn to read patterns again :D

http://cherryhousequilts.bigcartel.com/product/city-quilts

Manders said...

I don't really have a favorite one. But recently, I've been using Happy Hooker a lot! Lots of great gif ideas.

principeta said...

I would love to win this book,so generous of you,thanks for chance to win it.I don't have favorite book,only have one-Beyound the square.

Happy holidays!!

Andrea said...

Since I only have one, I'll go with it. Crocheting for Dummies. I'm just learning how to crochet. :)

RATI said...

jus love martha stewart's crafting book!!!!! thanx for the giveaway!!!!

Judi said...

Fa La La La Felt is a fun one!

Kimberly R. said...

I love Crocheting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein!
Thanks for the great giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

I don't have many books I tend to use a lot of tutorial I find online. I do have one book of gorgeous quilts my mom gave me that I love.

Andi said...

My favorite craft book is the internet! But I really love my Happy Hooker.

Georgia said...

I like Sew What Bags. But most of my projects come from online tutorials. :)
peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Ashley said...

I love 'Teach Yourself Visually Knitting'.

Jenny said...

I don't have any craft books but I've been pining for One Yard Wonders. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Sue said...

In trying to fix a crocheted tablecloth I inherited recently (made in 1920's), I've checked out of the library the book "Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace" by Doris Chan. Well my head wants to explode. It's way over my head, but i still check it out for several weeks to pour over. I'm just amazed at lace patterns and the skill. I'm a newbie at crochet, but watch a lot of tutorials on youtube as well. For me it's easier to learn when I see the crochet hook actually moving in a video. Someday I'll learn enough to repair the tablecloth :)

slacker said...

If you're interested in spinning (fiber to make yarn), Respect the Spindle is an excellent read :)

Thank you!

The Branch Family said...

What a great giveaway! As to my favorite craft book...that's a hard choice. So, I'll just pick one...I'll say Scrapsaver's stitchery. I've not sewn from that one for many years, but I loved it at the time.

NinjaEema said...

It has to be Number Knitting. It's super old, very rare, and I refuse to part with it. I'd love to win this prize for my SIL. She's an amigurumi addict.

CMEH said...

fave craft book is one yard wonders... so far!!

Binks said...

'The New Crewel'. It got me started in embroidery and I love it.

binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

Carmen said...

If you've made a couple of ami's already I'd say you're doing pretty good with crochet. They're not the simplest of projects.
I think my favorite book right now is Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi - it's knit but very fun.

Cricket said...

I don't know how to crochet at all, but it would be worth learning to make those cute little guys!

My favorite craft book? For sewing: Sewing Clothes Kids Love. I could use that book over and over and over again (and have) without getting bored.

Jen said...

I recently bought the book Fresh Quilting and I love it!

thehappycrochetchic said...

One Yard WOnders is awesome

Sarahliz said...

Yay for Amigurumi!

My favorite book is usually whichever one I've acquired most recently. Right now that's the Colette Sewing Handbook, which is awesome!

Susan said...

Hello! My favorite crafting book is Felted Zombies! Thank you for the chance to win!

Susan (aka StitchGoddess)

fredsinthehead (at) gmail (dot) com

hwscutie said...

I can't think of one now. I have a website that I subscribe to called UBloom

TaRa said...

I own no craftbook. I google whenever I want to craft something
taraembendesigns(a)yahoo(dot)com

Bria said...

I've made one ami so far and I love it! Anyway, my favorite craft book right now is Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts! Lacy Crochet.

Thank you for the great giveaway!

titchystitches(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love Cotton Time. I can't read it but love to look at the pictures. Thanks for the chance.

Ann
oceanian[at]lycos[dot]com

Brigette Joy said...

My favorite craft book is "Cover to Cover" which is about book making.

nikkipeachy said...

The Oliver & S book is awesome!

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite is One Yard Wonders. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ms Nora said...

Lunch Bags! From design collective

CMG said...

I usually just browse the internet for my crafting inspiration. Don't really have a favorite book.

lemony lucy said...

My newest acquisition is the Steampunk Softies: Scientifically-Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was. So fun and great ideas.

Hootie said...

I enjoy an old booklet/book I found on crocheting snowflakes: Crocheted Snowflakes by Mary Thomas. Especially fun at this time of year and into the early months of the new year! :)

StephanieS said...

Making Things: The Handbook for Creative Discovery by Ann Wiseman. It was recommended by another crafts person that I like. It is a great book.
Making Things: The Handbook for Creative Discovery

Sharon said...

I haven't ventured into the ami world yet, but I'm definitely thinking about it! :)

My favorite craft book is probably I heart Patchwork. Although I just got Stash Happy Patchwork in the mail yesterday & I love it!

Rose said...

I made loads of mug cozies for gifts from the "Twenty to Make Knitted Mug Hugs" by Val Pierce.

I would love to switch to the Ami world for a while.

Lise said...

Oh that book looks so good - I have been really interested in trying to make some of those.

I am afraid I haven't been using books to craft - mainly ideas on the internet or my own ideas. Sorry!

lisejackson(at)rocketmail(dot)com

3 Gatos Miaus said...

Martha Stewart's encyclopaedia of crafts.

Serena said...

I love One Yard Wonders! There's a second one coming out, too. Such a great variety of projects in it.

SavvyGirlDeborah said...

I love Country Weekend Socks. Such a beautifully styled book with so many socks that I want to knit!

Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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deborah at savvygirls dot ca