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19 Oct

Goodreads Giveaway: Carnival of Feltmaking

On Friday we gave away a free project from Gillian Harris’s Carnival of Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home. Now you have a chance to win the whole book!

Layout 1Add a splash of color and charm to your wardrobe or home by creating the delightful projects in author Gillian Harris’s new book Carnival of Feltmaking. In the follow-up to the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on inspiration from the carnival atmosphere, featuring a diverse range of twenty-six brilliant accessories and home items, like:

  • a plush rose-trimmed evening bag
  • a luxurious cowl-like scarf featuring a stunning swirling floral design
  • a luminous eight-panel lampshade in a medley of patterns, accented with felted flowers and ribbons
  • a heavenly nuno-felted heart-shaped cushion
  • a dazzling tropical-inspired knitting needle case
  • variegated vintage-style plant baskets decorated with either a floral or oceanic pattern
  • a sweet and adorable strawberry deerstalker hat for baby

Layout 1Additionally, Carnival of Feltmaking contains an overview of equipment and materials, plus step-by-step breakdowns with close-up photographs of all the major techniques used in the book, including wet felting, 3D felting, needle felting, fine cobweb felting, and more. Layout 1

The exuberant projects in this book showcase Gillian’s vibrant style and creativity, making this is an excellent resource for both newcomers and more-experienced fiber crafters looking for exciting inspiration.

Don’t wait–the giveaway ends Thursday!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Carnival of Feltmaking by Gillian Harris

Carnival of Feltmaking

by Gillian Harris

Giveaway ends October 23, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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12 Oct

Goodreads Giveaway: Wild Things to Sew and Wear!

The thing about Sunday is it marks the end of the weekend. But it also means it’s time for SMP Craft’s weekly Goodreads Giveaway!

On Friday we shared with you the most adorable bunny coat from Molly Goodall’s Wild Things to Sew and Wear. Now is your chance to win your very own copy!

WILD THINGS COVEREveryone has a little wildness inside; now you can make these charming animal- inspired designs so your children can have the fun of wearing it proudly on the outside! This collection of 15 animal-themed garments and accessories includes easy-to-follow patterns to suit all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and in a range of sizes. These are simple, bold, and playful clothes that your child won’t want to take off. Learn how to create adorable wearables in the shape of woodland animals, wild animals, and farm animals, including a lion or fox coat, an owl hat, a leopard skirt, kitten mittens, and more. A comprehensive techniques section shows you how to lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric, transfer markings, and cut with confidence. The combination of classic tailoring techniques mixed with contemporary styling makes for timeless garments sure to be treasured for years. As an added bonus, a pattern CD is also included!

Don’t wait too long–the giveaway ends on Thursday!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wild Things to Sew and Wear by Molly Goodall

Wild Things to Sew and Wear

by Molly Goodall

Giveaway ends October 16, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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28 Sep

Goodreads Giveaway: Simple Knitting by Erika Knight

On Friday we gave away a free knitted notebook project from Erika Knight’s Simple Knitting: A Complete How-to-Knit Workshop with 20 Projects. If you’ve completed that project and want more, well, you’re in good company. Luckily, we’re giving away twenty copies of Simple Knitting on Goodreads this week. But you’d better get clicking because the contest ends Thursday.


Acclaimed knitwear designer Erika Knight turns her attention to the novice knitter in Simple Knitting, a workshop-based book that teaches you how to knit by creating a beautiful collection of items. With each of the twenty projects you learn a new skill, and build upon the techniques learned with the proceeding project until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and amassed an enviable collection of gorgeous knitwear.

For example:

  • Master basic knit, purl stitches, and variations by creating a simple scarf, dishcloth, or notebook cover
  • Learn shaping and finishing techniques by knitting up a ribbed watch cap, fingerless mittens, or a pair of striped socks
  • Lastly, perfect your skills for fully fashioning garments while creating a simple V-neck sweater or a classic cardigan complete with handy pockets.

Erika explains all the essential information to successfully knit up these projects and also discusses broader design principles such as building a color palette, providing readers with a unique opportunity to learn design secrets from one of the world’s most highly-respected knitwear designers.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Simple Knitting by Erika Knight

Simple Knitting

by Erika Knight

Giveaway ends October 02, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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22 Sep

Goodreads Giveaway: 75 Exquisite Trims to Thread Crochet

 

On Friday we posted the Maple Leaves trim pattern from Caitlin Sainio’s 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet. To be honest, it was difficult to choose only one pattern to share. There were numerous trims perfect for fall: oak leaves and acorns, corn husks, pumpkins, and even apples! Immediately after posting I felt blogger’s remorse about only choosing one pattern to post, but rules are rules.

Luckily, we are giving away twenty copies of 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet on Goodreads this week. The contest ends Thursday so don’t miss your chance to learn the other 74 patterns in this guide to thread crochet.
75 exqWith this comprehensive guide to thread crochet the possibilities for making stunning decorative edgings are endless. 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet has both written directions and easy-to-follow charts, plus gorgeous full-color photographs. Pattern instructions include information for the finished dimensions, thread required, and the number of colors needed for each trim. For beginners there is a review of crochet basics and for experts a wide variety of edgings, some more complicated, and an easy-to-use cross-reference format. 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet also offers plenty of ideas on how to add your crocheted trims to sweaters, table runners, and even curtains. And with 75 patterns to choose from you can be sure you will find the perfect trim.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet by Caitlin Sainio

75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet

by Caitlin Sainio

Giveaway ends September 25, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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14 Sep

Goodreads Giveaway: The Sewing Machine Embroiderer’s Bible by Liz Keegan

On Friday we warmed you up with a motif-style embroidery design for our Freebie Friday from The Sewing Machine Embroiderer’s Bible by Liz Keegan and today we’re back with the Goodreads Giveaway.

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Included in The Sewing Machine Embroiderer’s Bible are step-by-by step instructions showing how to create a wide variety of embroidery designs from heirloom, free standing, 3D, fancy lettering, trapunto, and everything in between, plus how to use and place your designs exactly where you want them on any project. “Idea Files” provide inspiration with close-up images of the designs used in a variety of ways. With expert advice about what to look for when buying a new machine and a troubleshooting section for solving common mistakes and problems, this guide will help you get the most of out of your modern sewing machine.

Enter to win your own copy on Goodreads here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer's Bible by Elizabeth Keegan

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer’s Bible

by Elizabeth Keegan

Giveaway ends September 18, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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