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7 Dec

Goodreads Giveaway: Loom Knitting Socks!

On Friday I shared with you my new plan for Christmas presents: handmade loom knit socks with the help of Isela Phelps’s Loom Knitting Socks. But that was two days ago so I’m guessing you knitting pros are ready to tackle some more sock projects; you’re in luck! This week we’re giving away twenty copies of Loom Knitting Socks on Goodreads.

loom knitting socks coverIsela Phelps has thought of everything when it comes to her loom knitting series. In Loom Knitting Socks she takes us step by step through 50 different sock projects ranging from thin lace knit socks to adorable booties perfect for your little ones. Each project comes with a yarn recommendation so you make the best possible sock.

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Loom Knitting Socks. The giveaway starts today and ends on Thursday–so don’t delay!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Loom Knitting Socks by Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting Socks

by Isela Phelps

Giveaway ends December 11, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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Can’t wait? Order your copy today!

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16 Nov

Goodreads Giveaway: Tote-ally Amazing Bags

On Friday we gave away a free project showing you how to make your own reversible tote bag, and now you have the chance to win one of 20 copies of the book from whence it came: Tote-ally Amazing Bags: 30 Quick and Easy Bags to Make for All Occasions by Helen Angharad Henley! This gem is packed with colorful photos and a CD of full-size patterns, plus lots of useful tips to help you achieve a truly professional finish. Techniques cover all the basics of machine sewing and finishing, from straight seams to topstitching, as well as detailed instructions on the specifics of bag construction, handle making, patch and zipped pockets, and interlining. And the styles in this book range from appliqué to stenciled designs using fabric paint, giving you the freedom to design the tote-ally amazing bag of your dreams!

See below for giveaway details, and enter before it closes on Thursday!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tote-ally Amazing Bags by Helen Henley

Tote-ally Amazing Bags

by Helen Henley

Giveaway ends November 20, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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If you’d rather not wait, you can order a copy right this minute.

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2 Nov

Goodreads Giveaway: Origami to Astonish and Amuse

On Friday we shared with you exclusive instructions on how to make your own jack-o’-lantern from a t-shirt! We know Halloween is over but Origami to Astonish and Amuse has plenty other projects for all skill levels. This book can teach you how to make a wine glass (perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece) and even a present box for the upcoming holiday season. Origami to Astonish and Amuse teaches the basics of origami and then provides 89 original models to create, including a crane envelope and a magic cube. There are four sections: Origami Action, Symbols and Signs and Stunning Designs, Models from the Heart, and Origami for the Almost Deranged.

This book is too good to keep to ourselves so we’re giving away 20 copies on Goodreads. Enter any time today through Wednesday for a chance to win a copy. See below for details!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer

Origami to Astonish and Amuse

by Jeremy Shafer

Giveaway ends November 06, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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Origami to Astonish and Amuse
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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.

Enter to win

Not the gambling type? Order your copy today!

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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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