Monday, 10 October 2011

Giveaway: Stash Happy Felt

As I mentioned last week, the lovely folks at Lark Crafts sent me an extra copy of Stash Happy: Felt to offer as a giveaway prize - hurrah!


Stash Happy: Felt contains 30 felt projects... including one project designed by me (the autumn leaves coffee cosy on the cover).

For your chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog post recommending a crafty book, magazine or blog you've enjoyed recently. It'll be lovely to hear what crafty things you've been reading and enjoying lately!


I'm happy to ship internationally, so anyone can enter.Leave your comment before 10pm on Sunday 16th October (UK time) and I'll pick a winner at random on Monday 17th October.

Please leave a name or pseudonym - no anonymous comments please! - and include a blog link, Twitter or Etsy username or email address so I can contact you (if I'm unable to contact the winner within two weeks, I will have to pick someone else so please make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch).

UPDATE: this giveaway is now closed.

87 comments:

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I would love the chance to win please. My recommendation is The Cuter book by Aranzi Aronzo.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cuter-Book-Aranzi-Aronzo/dp/1934287822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318247537&sr=8-1

Thank you for the chance to win. Sue x

gracemakes said...

Oooooh I would love that book! I've really enjoyed the C.R.A.F.T blog (http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com) recently. Lots of inspiration and great freebies!

The undomesticated scientist said...

http://www.searchpress.com/info.asp?EAN=9781844486854&page=search& steampunk softies. its so much fun. not for everyone i suppose but great none the less.

Pyschodelic Elephants said...

my favourite "crafty" book at the moment is 1000 things to make and do by Usborne. Although this is really a children's book. As I turn over the pages I find myself ooing at the ideas and thinking how I could make them a bit more adult although some of them are fab as they are!

Jumbleberries said...

Love the look of this book, so please count me in for a chance to win. xx

My fav blog at the moment has to be Annaboos House: http://annabooshouse.blogspot.com/
Lots of colourful photos, funny writing and funky tutorials. Fab.

Thanks Jumbleberries xx

http://jumbleberries.blogspot.com/

Shell said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love working with felt so my book recommendation is Felt Friends from Japan http://www.amazon.co.uk/Felt-Friends-Japan-Super-Cute-Accessaries/dp/4770031416/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318248374&sr=1-1 It is full of cute designs which I have used for various craft projects.
My Twitter name is CheshireCrafter

Chantel de Ternant. said...

I want to say Super Cute Felt, as that's really my fave, so this one is next in line. The Hana Hood brooch is a winner. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Felt-Friends-Japan-Super-Cute-Accessaries/dp/4770031416/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318248921&sr=1-6
Love Chantel x

Bigbluebed said...

I would lvoe to win.

My latest craft read is Classic Collection by Sasha Kagan. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Collection-Sasha-Kagan/dp/1861088450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318248952&sr=8-1
I had one of her books in the 1980s and it was lovely to read this and see how her designs (from 1970s to now) are so gorgoues and suitable for today. Lovely book.
Alix bigbluebed@live.com

Zombie Leah said...

There are so many! One of the latest new-to-me sites though, is Craftaholics Anonymous (www.craftaholicsanonymous.net)

Thanks for the giveaway!
leahthezombie at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Can I tell you about one I haven't read yet but muchly want to? 55 Christmas Balls to Knit (book) looks great! I love scandinavian knitting patterns & these ones wouldn't take too long to finish!

Chaotic Disastrous said...

Ooh would love it please!!
I'm into A Beautiful Mess, which is a blog about nearly everything, recipes, making cute things! MY ultimate fave is making my own tea bags which I'm thinking of doing with my daughter :)

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

I've not bought a crafty book ever since! Hope this helps :)

Karen said...

Oooh, lovely book!
My fave read at the moment is Mollie Makes (after finally getting my hands on a copy - bliss!). I also really love the book 'the homemade home' by Sania Pell - I am working my way through making everything in it!
Thank you!
Karen

karen@bigredcar.plus.com

pennydog said...

My favouritist book at the minute is The Quilter's Bible by Linda Clements- I paid a whopping £20 for it but it is half that on Amazon. It has absolutely everything and anything you need to know about patchwork, quilting and applique and loads of techniques I hadn't even heard of- it's brilliant for beginners and beyond.

Catrin said...

Well, the book I'd recommend is not released yet, but will be tomorrow. Why I know I will enjoy? Because it's written by Joel from http://madebyjoel.blogspot.com/, who is just plain old awesome. His book is called Made to play. Here is a link to the American Amazonpage
http://www.amazon.com/Made-Play-Handmade-Growing-Imaginations/dp/159030912X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318252661&sr=8-1
Thanks for a chance to win this book...
Greetings from Germany
Catrin
bilingual_craftin_sewing@yahoo.com

janeyf said...

Looks like a great book. My recommendation would be Fa La La La Felt - well, it is almost the season...
Stash Happy: Felt is by the same author so I know it's going to be good!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fa-Felt-Amanda-Carestio/dp/1600596150/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318252753&sr=1-1
Jane x

Gemma said...

I've recently been given http://www.amazon.co.uk/Felt-Friends-Japan-Super-Cute-Accessaries/dp/4770031416/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318248374&sr=1-1 and I hope to get stuck in when I get the time!

I'm BooTeeq on Twitter (and etsy!)

AliceKiss said...

Я очень люблю твой блог!!!
Как только увидела работы из фетра, стала последователем!
Очень нравятся твои фетровые броши!!!!И маленькие кружочки на фотографии)))
http://intheorderofthings.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

Betz White's Warm Fuzzies is a great book. As for magazines I LOVE Country Living and look forward to hem every month!

Tanya
crystalball137[at]hotmail[dot]com

Mivsel said...

I would absoluetely love that book! :)
My recommendation is:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Viking-Patterns-Knitting-Inspiration-Projects/dp/157076137X/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

Dannie said...

I love, want and NEED this book!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ami-Dogs-More-Seriously-Crochet/dp/0062067249/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318256019&sr=8-1

Elsa said...

I would love a book with some new felty-crafty ideas! I'll give a shout out of "It's all Fiddle Fart" blog (www.itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.com) I've gotten some great ideas for papercrafting, including using paper punches and craft paper to make my jewelry tags. Cute and inexpensive -- two of my favorite things!

Rachel Lawrence said...

Hello,

Hope you are feeling a bit better now. That book looks so fun.

A blog I really like is http://www.needlenthread.com/ It has loads of sewing tips!

Rach

Choo Choo Family said...

Please let me have it!! My birthday is on 15Oct!! Make me a happy birthday girl! Hee.. v(^-^)v

Kim said...

I've only recently discovered crafting using felt and am really loving the material! I would love to have my first book of patterns and inspiration to learn more ways to craft with felt.

I live in Holland and the blog I would like to share is actually the one that made me discover you! It's in Dutch, but the concept is that they just link to lots of crafting tutorials all over the internet on many many blogs. It's a great way to find out what's out there, what appeals to you and what is possible with crafting. It is what got me into crafting with felt and a place where I can always find new inspiration! http://www.freubelweb.nl

Heather Leavers said...

My top blog at the moment (I like to keep Hilary on her toes) is http://www.ukcraftblog.com/ - there have been some really useful posts about facebook changes recently, vital for those of us who sell our crafts.

Leigh said...

I have some fab Japanese craft books but I've no idea what they are called!
So... I recommend Zakka Sewing by Therese Laskey + Chika Mori

Cheers, Leigh

chrissie said...

"Sew pretty, Christmas homestyle" is my favourite read of the moment. It is a beautiful book with lovely photos and illustrations. It has kick started my brain into Christmas mode!

marysza said...

I will recommend something different! A magazine! My cousin sent me a week ago two issuea of Mollie Makes magazine! and omg it has so indpiring photos! I am full of inspiration thanks to it - we don't have magazines like that here.. so it was even more inspiring to see photos like this in a !!real!! magazine! not in a network book! :)

marysza.com

Elaine Brown said...

I hope things are going better for you and that you are getting settled.
I would love the opporunity to win this book. Right now my fave book is Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs and Mollie Makes magazine (took me forever to find a copy locally)!
Thnak you andtake care of yourself!

Dinki Dots said...

Oh, thanks - I'd love a chance to win!
My book recommendation is 'cute and easy crochet' by Nicki Trent!
Maria x

Made in Suisse said...

I have just been given "Little Birds: 26 Handmade Projects to Sew, Stitch, Quilt & Love" as a present and I still haven't decided which one to start with, they are all soo pretty! Thanks for the give away, I hope you're holding up OK.

Jessa said...

I'm in love with the new Design*Sponge book out. It has some great DIY and craft projects and is just a load of inspiration for my home. I really really want to win this giveaway..I'm doing so much with felt lately..This would be perfect!

Jo said...

I've been drooling over 'Print and Pattern 2' which has amazing prints and designs from designers, including some who sell on etsy and elsewhere.

Highly recommended : )

I would love to win this book : )

Hope you are keeping well xx

Алена said...

I adore felt!!! Madly I want the book!
alena09@list.ru

Smiffysmrs said...

My reccomendation would be a lovely blog by Georgina Giles.
Here's the link:
http://georginagiles.wordpress.com/
Its a lovely delve into the mind of a wonderful artist and craftswoman.
I cant wait for her to open an etsy shop.
XXXX
my twitter is @smiffysmrs

Clair said...

Oh, how exciting... I have lots of felt from your lovely shop to work through. My current crafty inspiration has been the Geek Crafts blog, http://geekcrafts.com/ so full of inspiring and geeky objects.

@mammydalby

alicestronaut said...

I've been reading the Gentle Art of Quilting

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gentle-Art-Quilt-Making-Jane-Brocket/dp/1843405334

well, by reading I mean drooling over the gorgeous fabrics and planning my next make. I'd recommend having a browse of it if you get the opportunity :)

Courtney said...

I have been loving the fall knit scene magazine lately. The winter issue will be out in a few weeks and I'm looking forward to that, too!

PJ said...

Hi, My favourite "crafy" book at the moment is "Knitting Around"
http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Around-Elizabeth-Zimmermann/dp/0942018036/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318271449&sr=8-1-spell

Than yoo for this giveaway.
My blog is:
http://knitandgo.blogspot.com/

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh please pop me in the hat :-) I love the book by Helen Philipps I recently bought called 'Simple Sewn Gifts'

manuela said...

thank you for the chance to win the book...
I never read a book about felt...but one of my favourite blog is 1001 feltros
(http://1001feltros.blogspot.com/)

thanh you.
manuela
http://pinkfrilly.blogspot.com/

lorraine said...

lovely giveaway! im love brett baras new book sewing in a straight line..the projects in it are so wonderful and easy! raineoc@yahoo.com

gill said...

At the moment I'm enjoying reading 'Fresh Quilting' by Malka Dubrawsky - fabulous use of colour!

Ashley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've only recently been introduced to the wonderful world of felt and would love to have some projects!

Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I'm quickly realizing that I love almost everything by Martha Stewart. I feel like she's really coming back into style.

Fitzy said...

I have to say, that whale plushie on the back of the book has me sold!
I have to say one of my favourite websites for craft tutorials/shop has to be purlbee:
http://www.purlbee.com/
I've done their cirtus/apple costers and rose barrettes! Plus they have a shop with some very interesting kits/supplies (Glow in the dark thread!? YES!)

BlossomBells said...

My latest enjoyable read came from Bugs and Fishes last guest post - crafter-oo - loved it!

It's definitely turning to the weather for felt and I reckon the projects in Stash Happy Felt might be just right for winter projects!

Darcy said...

Fun! Love your work and I'm sure I'll love the book as well :-) I've been sewing a lot lately and I'm enjoying Stitched In Color, Noodlehead and Make It Perfect Blogs.

Rie said...

My fav blog (& has been for over a year now) is Jane's... Spain Daily - an Aussie living in Spain who takes the most delish photos of her time there! Love it!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Thanks for the chance to win...need some new felt inspiration!!! ;)

Homegrown Hospitality at http://homegrownhospitality.typepad.com/homegrown_hospitality/ has been my favorite blog for a while now.

famfa said...

Hi, my favourite blog at the moment is Annaboos House. she is so clever. My favourite craft hook is one my Huffle bought me for my birthday and was recommended by another blogger, Crochet Unravelled: A Clear and Concise Guide to Learning Crochet [Illustrated] [Paperback] . Its very good if you are learning how to crochet.
Famfa. Http://busybutterfingers.blogspot.com

MamaMunky said...

I recommend The Big Ass Book of Crafts. It is exactly what it sounds like. So many good ideas in there!

Lindsey Aylward
LindseyAylward@yahoo.com

Rachael Rabbit said...

My current favorite blog is A Spoonful of Sugar http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/ I also love Kids Craft Weekly http://kidscraftweekly.com/ I have the unfortunate habit of falling in love with every craft book I pick up!

Sue said...

thanks for the chance to win a copy of this gorgeous book. I'm pouring over lots of different books atm, but right now I'm looking at Sewing Bits and Pieces by Sandi Henderson

Amy said...

Oh how fun! I haven't had the time (or energy ha!) to read a book lately, but I squeeze blog reading in whenever I can. Right know, my favorites are I am Momma Hear Me Roar(http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com) and Made (http://www.dana-made-it.com) Thanks a bunch!

samuelamyramos(at)msn(dot)com

Laura said...

Hi
I'm also addicted (as well as to your blog) to IT's All Fiddle Fart:
http://itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.com/
She makes me smile every morning when I log in as bookmark it as part of my homepage!
lors_hack(at)hotmail.co.uk

Michelle said...

Niiiice! I'd love to have a chance to get chosen! I'm deployed on a US Navy ship right now so getting this would give me some great ideas to do when I get back home to hubby and the kids!!! Thank you!

Melody said...

I love Craftster.org. It's the best multi craft message board I know.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Vesle Serena said...

Good old A Beautiful Mess is always an inspiration.

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/

I would love to win! Hurray for giveaways :)

Glenys said...

I'm totally in love with Teeny Tiny Mochimochi book!! Trying to get a copy.

LionessLady said...

I cant go past Attic24 for lots of croceht crafty inspiration and gorgeous colour!

trixi said...

Really loved reading through everyones fav books and blogs!! Great question.

I really love a french magazine callled Marie Claire Idees and a really amazing book I just bought about the history of knitting called Knitting America.

Penny said...

This book looks amazing - it would certainly be Christmas coming early if I was to win :-).
My crafting is all a bit basic so I have been having fun looking at an Usborne book 'Christmas things to stitch and sew' for fun ideas to do with my girls.
Thanks for a great blog
pennyatedgingtonfamilydotorg

Dewdew said...

i have just discovered felt and I just love all the things you can do with it. thanks for your blog and all the great projects

Bagladee said...

Mollie Makes and Craftseller are my favourite mags at the mo.
@bagladee

xx

magnes said...

I would love to have that book, too! :) There is a hungarian crafty blog I really like: http://fercmuvek.blogspot.com/
Agnes
magnes@fbi.hu

Pickle Lily said...

I would love to win please! I borrowed this book from the library, but sadly had to return it as someone else wanted to borrow it as well - how dare they! My favourite magaxine at the moment is Prima Christmas Makes (am I sad?).
Jo x

Amanda Pedro said...

I love the cozy on the cover! Great colours and repetition. As the autumn colours are coming, I'm thinking sweaters. After buying a bunch and felting them, I decided to take out all my books that had felted things in them. It's nice to relook at a book to see what is "new" to you in your ever growing tastes and abilities.
This book... this book would suit me just fine.
thanks for sharing.

Rinei said...

recently I entered www.cutoutandkeep.net
it is nice website with tons of how-tos..

rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

Ната_мастерская said...

Hello from Belarus!
Very lovely book!
My favorite crafty blog is http://rigierukodelki.blogspot.com/

Saoirse said...

My favourite crafty book of the moment is this darling Japanese felting book, the projects are unbelievably cute:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kyuuto-Japanese-Crafts-Needle-Felting/dp/0811860663/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318414631&sr=8-1

Lisa

Pene said...

I am completely obsessed with Mollie Makes and Simply Homemade at the moment, both are great mags full of inspiration and lovely projects. As for crafty blogs I follow so many I wouldn't know which to choose. Please count me in for your giveaway thanks
Pene x

Drianis said...

OMG, I sooo want the prize!! I would recommend Superziper blog. It's one of my favourites by now!

www.superziper.com

It's written in Portuguese, but most of pictures are self explainable... ;)

My twitter: @drianis

Pink Stitches said...

Fab giveaway!
At the moment I am getting all my crafty inspiration and stock piling lots of images at Pinterest. It's so much fun!!

MARIA said...

I love your blog, thanks for sharing your works and experiences with us, and for this opportunity.
Mª José (majogonga@gmail.com)
My blog: http://mariaenredos.blogspot.com/

duckdowndesigns said...

Who doesn't have a happy stash of felt!
I've been loving the new-ish magazine Mollie Makes. Simple projects and lots of yummy photos great for a little inspiration over a cup of tea.
Kate

AppleFace said...

It would be great to have a resource like that at home!

Sure we can get a lot of ideas from it.

www.appleface.eu

Katie said...

Lovely giveaway :-) I like ourcreativespaces.blogspot.com - it's a linky blog where people link up their crafty projects each week!

Rainbow Chick Resources said...

Wow ! Will be so glad if i could win this giveaway !!

I don't have much collections, but i enjoy reading "Felties - how to make 18 cute and fuzzy friends" by Nelly Pailloux. It has the most cutest felt crafts and easy to be done on your own. Besides, i enjoy reading a blog on handmade greeting cards (Lin handmade greeting cards) by one of my friend. She makes such lovely greetings which i cannot get my eyes off..

CoBa said...

Hello! Glad I've found your blog :)
One of the books I enjoy looking through is "My Name Is Amineko"; I have so much fun just looking at the pictures! I made one Amineko, too, and it's my daughter's favorite toy now :)

sakehanska said...

I see this post only today. I 'm lucky: I am in time to patecipate!
I havo only one book speacking of felt: FA LA LA FELT, and for me it is a great book. but now I go to see the other's recommendations.
thank you for your suggestions. marta (mail: sakehanska@virgilio.it)

BeeBeeCrafts said...

I have just been looking to buy this book so would love to have a go at winning a copy.

One of my favourite blogs at the moment is houseinsideout, it's got a bit of everything on it and so much inspiration - hope you have a look and enjoy!
Nicky x

Stefan en Hedwig said...

wow! this looks like an amazing book! I would love the opportunity to win something like this! WOW ! Thank you for this chance!
Warm regards, Hedwig

Giovanna Chávez said...

I'd love to participate! Thanks for the chance to win :)

I recommend this blog for xmas inspiration: http://christmasorniesal.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Giovi (gioviscreations.blogspot.com)
giovichm@gmail.com

het groene kamertje said...

The book looks really nice, I would love to win!
A crafty blog I still love and have for a while now is The Purl Bee (www.purlbee.com).

Julia said...

I'm glad I stumbled across your blog today! Thanks for the chance of winning. My fav blog at the moment is That Crafty Fish - that's how I came across yours! Will be back to visit soon x

drmithome said...

I love Sew Beautiful magazine. Drmithome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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