Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Craft book month is coming!

Lindsay of Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds is hosting Craft Book Month in September. If you're like me, you might just have a few craft books collecting dust on your shelves. I love reading books and looking at the projects, but oftentimes I forget to actually sew stuff from them. Library books I have these three gems checked out from my library. Cause my library is awesome like that.

In September, Craft Buds will be celebrating craft books and encouraging us to share projects made from them. And, yes, there will be prizes! I'm finishing up a little project, and I'll be back on September 7 to share! (Keep reading--there's a giveaway down there!)

Back-to-school season means its time to hit the books. Craft books, that is! We love craft books for their inspiration, stunning photography and crisp, glossy pages. Hard covers or soft, we just love craft books, and we know you do, too!

All month long in September, our friends at Craft Buds will celebrate sewing, quilting and all kinds of craft books by shining the spotlight on new releases, interviewing authors and editors who make the magic happen and giving you a chance to win.

Blog Hop

Week One
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie's KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta's studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon't Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Week Three
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!

To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.


1) One entry per person.

2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2012.

3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description.

No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways! We'll also have expert Q-and-As to show you what it takes to write a craft book, from the initial idea to the layout, photography and the actual printed product.

To help kick off the Craft Book Month contest in style, Fat Quarter Shop is helping us celebrate with a big giveaway! One winner will take home a $100 gift certificate to shop for some new fabric, craft books and notions.

Ten winners will get a new craft book to help work out that creativity! This is the perfect excuse to make that project you've had your eye one, but haven't carved out the time for.

Fat Quarter Shop is giving away 1 copy each of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink by Tula Pink, Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young, Skip the Borders by Julie Herman, Stop Go Quilt Sew by Angela Yosten and Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Craft Buds is giving away 1 copy each of Modern Basics by Amy Ellis, Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld, We Make Dolls! by Jenny Doh, New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry by Margot Potter and More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making by Chris Franchetti Michaels.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! The kickoff giveaway ends Wednesday, 9/5 at 11:59 ET, when we'll randomly choose 11 winners. Good luck!
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Marla said...

Oh how fun. I have a few quilts in the works from Modern Patchwork. I guess I need to get moving on them.

Shruti said...

Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite craft book is "We Love Color" More because I can make any project from that book without having to search hard for fabric! I live in India and not all fabric is available here! Btu solids : they're sure here!
Cheers from India!

Heather D. said...

This is great! I already have a "book project" in mind for September, from Quilting Modern. I'm going to try the crazy placemats and use a charm pack of Echo that I recently won.

Okay, Rafflecopter, I can never figure it out! Leave a comment to enter...does that mean a comment on this post or does that mean a comment on Craft Buds? Does this comment count?

Thanks Katie!

Toni said...

This sounds fun, Katie! Thanks for the info. I have quite a few craft books, but haven't made too much out of them. Maybe I'll get around to it in long as it's a little project!!

**nicke... said...

fun! i am totally in! i have so many books!

Lindsay Conner said...

Some of my fave books--can't wait to see what you make!

Cheryl said...

My favorite craft book inspire and show how the same blocks/design can look very different in different colorways

barbara woods said...

love your giveaway thanks

Heather A said...

The only quilt book I've made a project from is Camille's Simplicity. I'm a newish quilter and I plan to start another quilt from the same book this fall.

Ann said...

Ooh I love craft books! Mostly I'm drawn to any with cover art that includes something I may already have in my stash.

Lisa said...

Oh I love quilt books, sit stare, design, dream...

everinprogress said...

I only have one craft book so far, Dare to be square, but love everything in it :)

Lisa E said...

Craft books are addicting. I love to look through them for inspiration.

Susanne said...

I love bag pattern books :) I like bags with lots of details and you find that in these books.

Jodie said...

I like Zakka Style. I just got a couple pretty quilting books, so I'm looking forward to using them soon.

Marci Girl said...

Usually anything to do with sewing/quilting, but the kicker for me when buying books is that I need to like the majority of projects in the book, but I'm easy to please!

Robin said...

I like bag books. I am making a few from Carry me right now.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I have a quilt top made. I just need to get it quilted! :)