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Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Hi Sew, Mama, Sew readers! Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited to be hosting another giveaway. I usually make something for the giveaway. But this time around, I've been under the weather. So I thought, why not give away 2 of my favorite craft books?



Yes, I was one of those crafters, that didn't know Mark Montano had written a craft book. Where have I been? Then I stumbled on it at Barnes and Noble. About had a heart attack. And bought 4!!! Good Christmas gifts. :O)



Did you know that there is a second? Yes, I bought that one too. Then I realized, they'd make great giveaway prizes!!! So I went back, and bought another set. Let me tell you, there are some great ideas in these books!

OK, here are all the details. I will ship internationally. The winner will receive both books. And a few surprises. The giveaway is open from December 12th 12PM-December 16th 3PM MST. And all you have to do is, leave a message with a link to your favorite craft blog. That's it! Don't forget your e-mail address, if it's not on your profile. Good Luck everyone! And you might want to come back after New Year's. Let's just say, I'm getting ready for another giveaway! ♥

159 comments:

Jessica said...

My favorite craft blog is
http://www.lilblueboo.com/
I check it daily (sometimes a few times a day).
Jess
jessmusumarra@hotmail.com

Stacy said...

Wow, a book with this title HAS to be amazing!! I follow this blog a lot because she is making my quilt for me and I admire anyone who can sew. Hopefully I can learn someday!

http://www.makingmodernmemories.com/?p=814

laoul1 at gmail dot com!

Elly Belly said...

my current favorite craft blog is sewmamasew, ofcourse! http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

livin4fishin said...

One of my favorite crafting blogs is http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.com/. Great tutorials and cute projects.

livin4fishin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

best blog in the west!!!
www.sewmamasew.com

is that cheating??

rubberduckywon at gmail dot com

thanks

Jordann said...

One of my favorite crafting blogs is No Big Dill at http://thedillspiel.blogspot.com/

jordann.m..hall [at] gmail.com

Thanks!

Sistermoon said...

My favorite craft blog is Chica and Jo

Mhairi said...

Not sure if this one counts as a blog but it is my first stop for any ideas.
http://www.oneprettything.com/
Then I go here:
http://tipnut.com/
But I love to read these two blogs, both are wonderful in their own ways.
http://misswhit-tany.blogspot.com/
and: http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/

Anonymous said...

My favorite craft blog at the moment is: http://www.thediydish.com/blog/

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

usagypsy said...

My favorite craft blog that I check every day is craftgossip.com I love seeing the collection of crafts from around the internet.

Lauren said...

One of my fave craft blogs is http://www.makeit-loveit.com/
Thanks for the giveaway!

B Greene said...

I have really enjoyed weefolkart.com lately. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Glenys said...

I like www.mochimochiland.com

Divya N said...

Have so much about these books and would love to own a copy...one of my fav craft blogs is www.flamingotoes.com

Zara said...

Such a great give-away.
One of the loveliest creative crafty blogs would be Plushka's craft at http://plushkacraft.blogspot.com/.
x

Debra said...

Sew Mama Sew has the best blog out there!

Lady K said...

I still really miss the magazine!

http://blog.craftzine.com/

corvustristis said...

I'm supposed to pick a favorite? Craft blogs are like craft books- I can never get enough!

Sister Diane, at CraftyPod (http://www.craftypod.com) is pretty awesome.

corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

Njeri said...

The title of the book is very interesting.
My favorite craft blog: http://www.dana-made-it.com/

Rookie said...

Eep! Both books - I'm so in :)

My favourite tutorial blog is www.oneprettything.com. They make up little lists every day and I am yet to find one without a tut I liked.
Happy hunting.

Thank you for a great giveaway.

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

Knititall said...

My favorite blog for crafts is http://craftgossip.com because it has links to lots of great craft blogs.
Those books look great!

Ashley said...

I am not sure that decorated cookies count as a craft, but I say they do! :) So, here's my favorite craft blog...

http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/?bloggerURL=/

Pacas said...

My favorite craft blog is Attic 24 from Lucy
http://attic24.typepad.com/

thanks for the chance to win it :)

Cherie said...

I really like www.michelemademe.com

gill said...

My favourite craft blog is obviously sewmamasew !!

Sarah said...

Currently my favourite craft blog is http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com

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

ErikaB3 said...

great giveaway.. my favorite blog is http://www.ohfransson.com/

Lobela said...

My favorite is Sew Mama Sew, of course. I also like How About Orange (howaboutorange.blogspot.com). These books look awesome!

lobela(at)comcast(dot)net

Liz said...

I start every morning with my coffee and http://www.oneprettything.com/

Thanks!
liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

My favorite craft blog is http://craftgossip.com/ - they have everything!

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

Caranam said...

My favorite? Ooo... that's tough.

How about one of my favorites?

Just Crafty Enough http://www.justcraftyenough.com/

During Project Runway season they meet the challenges with barbie doll clothes instead. It's hysterical!

Jingle said...

Well, assuming I can't link you up to my own blog...LOL! My favorite is Moxie Fab World! (http://www.moxiefabworld.blogspot.com). It's great!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Well other than my own of course lol I love owensolivia.blogspot.com - cute crafts and one of the nicest blog peoples I've met!

Anonymous said...

My favourite craft blog is sew mama sew....
What a wonderful surprise you give to us.
Thank you and kind regards from Germany.
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

lorraine said...

yay! my fave is brett baras blog http://www.brettbara.com/ :) raineoc@yahoo.com

pupton said...

I love http://craftgossip.com/. All kinds of different crafts and all in one place! I love it!

pupton58 at gmail dot com

Gali said...

love her.
http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/
thank you.
:)

positivelyplum said...

My favorite is www.sewmamasew.com/blog2

Marie said...

http://weefolkart.com
She is wooo ...rainbowish:-)

Madeleine said...

my favorite craft blog is Film in the fridge. She makes some beautiful quilts!

Amy D said...

http://craftgossip.com/ is an awesome blog.
Amy

s1204als at ptd dot net

greenpeeps said...

I like http://www.thediydish.com/ They do a lot of crafty sewing, with videos. That's always a big help.

Blonde Catalogue said...

www.purlbee.com/ is one of my favourites! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

Www.makeit-love it.com

Love these books!!

nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

Beccanae said...

I like to look for new ideas at One Pretty Thing.

These books are awesome. I would love to have them :)

Robyn said...

My go to craft blog is http://craftzine.com/ They have a little bit of everything.

I have the first book, but I would love the second book! If I happen to win, could you pull another name and send them the first book? Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

smooze13 said...

ok. its not a craft blog exactly, but I have found so many blogs thrus this one.
http://www.oneprettything.com/

Saraccino said...

Okay... I already answered this question today once and to be honest... I wasn't able to pick one blog! So I'll stay true to myself and give you for of my favorite blogs (some of them quite unknown but all of really cool and nice persons! :))

Mich L in LA

Für große Mädchen (okay, this one is on german, but I think pictures speaks for themselves and there are more pics of her stuff than any text ;))

Michelle made me

Some nifty things

Rachel Bain said...

My favourite craft (well, sewing) blog is burdastyle.com. So much inspiration, as well as free patterns!

rach.e.bain@gmail.com

Kiza said...

These book look awesome!

Choosing my absolute favorite craft blog is really, really, really hard to do. Though, if pressed, I think I'd have to go with Blue Is Bleu: http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com/

She talks about a lot of stuff, not just crafting, but it's great. :)

Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day and for offering such awesome goodies!

SQ Price said...

my favorite is www.sewmamasew.com

Thanks for the give away.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

Great giveaway! I love this blog:

http://www.purlbee.com/

Tina said...

My favorite craft blog currently is actually a sewing blog/community: www.sewweekly.com

tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

LaterAliGator said...

Great Giveaway!! My favorite craft blog is Anna Maria Horners (I LOVE HER). :) http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/

Petra (BagofPretty) said...

www.theartofdoingstuff.com

susan mitchell said...

Sewmamasew of course;)
This has to be a awesone book set with a title like that!!!

adrianna said...

I love checking out craftser.org or craftgawker.com

M said...

I love http://www.stitchedincolor.com/

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Nanbon44 said...

I don't really have a favorite craft blog... I like a few that are out there so I guess I will list http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/ as my favorite

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

It's so not ok to say my own blog right!? Fine fine, my favorite blog other than e one I pour my heart and soul into ;) is ikatbag.com

Joanna said...

Oooof! You're asking me to choose a favorite? Well I could be cheeky and sat www.sewtara.com since she's a friend of mine but she was a big inspiration to me to start sewing and she really some make some dang cute things!

But to be honest I think my favs change with every sew mama sew giveaway :P I always end up with a new slew of blogs I follow.

jojoebi said...

I can't say I have one fave, I do use the Crafty Crow and One Pretty Thing a lot when I am looking for a craft idea

Lissa said...

right now my favorite crafting place is makeandtakes.com their kids crafts are quick and simple for those "let mommy wash dishes" moments.

goldencrafter (at) yahoo (dot) com

Cal said...

I like http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/

The Hungry Crafter said...

Woo hoo! My favorite craft blog is: http://www.theplaidscottie.com/

She's friendly and makes me laugh...and is very talented!

Jessica said...

Oh my, I have so many favorite blogs! Just one example is Skip to My Lou:
http://www.skiptomylou.org/

:: miss m :: said...

Does Cake Wrecks count? LOL

www.cakewrecks.com It is too funny for words and it's all handmade cakes after all.

Thanks for the chance to win!

sandandstarfish said...

AWESOME giveaway!!!
http://curbly.com
LOVE their site. Crafty, interior deisgn, more crafty... love it!!

Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!

Rie said...

Wow, those books look fab, I've never seen them before.
My fav craft blog is Le monde Sucrette - she's on wordpress & they go directly to my email... but I can't find a direct link :(

Franstuff said...

I would sooooo LOVE to have those books!!! My favorite craft site is www.craftster.org my favorite blog would be sewmamaew!

Kristie said...

I love the Big Ass Book of Crafts. I checked it out at the library and was sad to give it back.

My favorite craft blog is: dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorials.html

I love the kids' clothes tutorials. I've used several and have plans to use more. Plus Dana takes great pictures and shares lots of useful information. And she has a fabric book coming out soon.
kristie-Keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Amy B said...

My favorite is prudentbaby.com - such a cute assortment of crafts with easy tutorials!

This book looks awesome!

CarrieM said...

ucreate! carrie dot hare at gmail.com

Dreaming Monet said...

i have two little girls - how much fun we would have with these books!!!!!!!!

i don't have a favorite but i love sewmamasew, amy's creative side and the purl soho blog!

thank you for the chance to win.

Shanny said...

Oh!
I love http://www.u-createcrafts.com

Shanny
Shangalonline@gmail.com

Anne said...

Those books look fantastic!!

My favorite blog is Stitched in Color:
http://www.stitchedincolor.com/

Lots of great tutorials, pretty quilts, and just fun reading.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Ms Muffin said...

Oh my - just one? That is HARD! I love so many. But if I had to pick one I guess I would pick http://www.ikatbag.com/
Lier is not just an awesome crafter and writer and seamstress ... she is just a lovely person! She amazes me all the time!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway - the books looke amazing!

Ms Muffin

Wendy said...

I love so many craft blogs, I'm struggling to think of just one I can recommend, it doesn't seem fair to the others! One of my favourites is http://bustleandsew.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

i love the sew mama sew blog! lots of great ideas on there and it's my go-to blog.

MJ/Sweetwater Cloth said...

Play At Home Mom is a must-read for anyone with kids!!

http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

One of my favorite blogs is http://www.dana-made-it.com/
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Great giveaway! It is so hard to pick just one craft blog but I will say http://spinsterstitcher.blogspot.com

I also have a blog and am trying to get it up and going with lots of followers.
http://thecrossstitchcorner.blogspot.com
Laura

Barbara said...

I get a lot of good ideas from http://www.makeit-loveit.com/

Thanks for the giveaway and this list of some great new-to-me blogs!

Sarah said...

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

My favorite craft blog: http://www.kojodesigns.blogspot.com

Angelika said...

I love this blog: http://dekoherz.blogspot.com/
It's not a craft blog at that way, but she's showing wonderful decoration to make. And I just love to watch here. The bloglanguage is German only.
Thank's for your lovely giveaway! I saw this book on Amazon these days and add it to my wishlist - funny to have the chance to win it here:)

Bonnie D. said...

I love Sew Mama Sew because it connects me to so many clever people!

Jessica said...

I love whipup.net..Its what make me find sewmamasew!

Jessica Jo said...

So I know it's not new to you but I love the SMS blog! They lead me everywhere. Most of what craft blogs I love I "met" through SMS.

Angie said...

Not strictly crafts or a blog - but pinterest wins!

www.pinterest.com

christina said...

I'd have to go with sewmamasew.com
c_mcmullan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lynn said...

http://weefolkart.com/

check out those acorns!!

thanks for the giveaway!

elizabethdee said...

I love the Wednesday DIY postings on Design Sponge.

http://www.designsponge.com/category/diy-projects

Thanks, and I'm going to enjoy reading all the other responses, because a girl can never have too many crafting blogs!

heleneb said...

art crafts kids etc...

visit
http://fingerthumb.typepad.com/finger-thumb/

The Monkey's Mama said...

so, i'm going to cheat and say 'google reader' since it pulls all my favorites together, and i can't pick. i love dollar store crafts, made, we wilsons, who's watching the baby, etc.

javede said...

My favorit is http://didyoumakethat.wordpress.com/

littlepinkcupcakes said...

Is it cheating to say Craftgossip? I love that they pull a ton of blogs together in one place. Thanks for the great giveaway, those books look fantastic.

Anne said...

I am partial to noodle-head.com. Those books look fabulous. I can't believe I haven't seen those yet. Merry Christmas!

Birgit said...

Oh wow -- wonderful books! Thanks for the chance to win them. :)

It's hard to pick a favorite craft blog, but if I had to name just one, I would pick this one:

http://itsallfiddlefart.blogspot.com/

Happy creating
and greetings from Germany,
Birgit
swappinghowdies(at)yahoo(dot)de

Susan said...

fun giveaways.
I like soulemama...inspiring!
mcintoshsusan(at)hotmail.com

Kylie said...

I love Saltwater Kids- http://www.saltwater-kids.com/
Thank you for the giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Shevvy said...

I really like http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/

strandkorbtraum said...

at the moment I'm jealous of all the things on http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/ and wish i could try them all...

susanna internicola said...

oh wow!! my fav craft blog is prudentmama.com
thanks so much!!

Sarita said...

What a cool present! :)
My favorite "craft" blog (and i put that in quotes because I don't know if refashions really count as crafts) is Wardrobe Refashion:
http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/archives.html

You can't post things anymore, I don't think, but all the archives are still there to be perused, and there are so many different inspirations you could go twenty years and not look at them all.

Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Christie S. said...

I like The Idea Room http://www.theidearoom.net/

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

My favorite craft blog is Lil Blue Boo http://www.lilblueboo.com

:)

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

ariadne said...

A great giveaway I would love those books.
I follow blogs that add the personal touch to the crafting side so here are some
http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/
http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/
http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/resurrection_fern/
http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/

AriadnefromGreece!
ariadnesky@hotmail.com

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

http://www.craftbuds.com

Jessica Helen said...

The books look amazing! My fav craft blog at the moment is missmollycoddle.blogspot.com

jamie w said...

my fav craft blog is Under the Table and Dreaming

http://www.bystephanielynn.com/

Beth said...

Well, Sewmamasew of course, but I also like sew4home and myownroad.

beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

SewLindaAnn said...

One of my faves is Craftaholics Anonymous. She's a very good writer, good pictures and it's just a really creative place.

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/

shawna said...

One of my favorite craft bloggers is alewives girl.
alewivesgirl.blogspot.com.

Rane said...

oh ok I think this site is fun.
http://myfantastictoys.blogspot.com/
Happy crafting everyone!
Now to go look at all the fun sites everyone has posted! I will never get my christmas crafting done. LOL!
THank you for this fun giveaway!

littlebitty said...

I'm addicted to craft blogs...
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/category/gift-ideas
or
http://www.oneprettything.com/
dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

fern said...

I have a favourite sewing/cooking/etc blog: http://www.dana-made-it.com/
or
http://www.made-by-rae.com/

Miriam said...

This is such a cool looking set of books. I would love to win. My fav crafty blog is Deb from works in progress.
http://deb-robertson.blogspot.com/
Miriam
makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

My favorite craft blog is...
bugaboominimrme.blogspot.com

My crafting obsession started when I read my first post on that blog, lots of great ideas!!

Thanks for the chance at winning such an awesome prize!

bbecker83(at)live(dot)com

karamino said...

My favorite craft blog is http://rigierukodelki.blogspot.com/
Thank you!
ninusikbel(at)hotmail(dot)com

Manders said...

Ruffles and Stuff! www.rufflesandstuff.com/ I just wish that she'd post more. :)

principeta said...

Wow,this is amazing giveaway,so generous of you.My favorites are

http://www.skiptomylou.org/


http://www.makeit-loveit.com/

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/


http://attic24.typepad.com/



Happy holidays!!

Lizzie said...

My Cakies is awesome! http://mycakies.blogspot.com/ Love these books!

Andrea said...

I really enjoy reading Grosgrain. Such fun stuff!

Laura said...

my favorite is http://www.modabakeshop.com Love the detailed tutorials and the ease of using precuts!

Georgia said...

I like prudentbaby.com. And I sometimes do crafty things on my blog morelikehome.blogspot.com.

peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Andi said...

I love visiting kireei.com

Jenny said...

http://www.prudentbaby.com/
Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Sue said...

I love this question, because now I can read other comments and visit some more great places to learn a new skill :) My favorite blog is Linda over at straystitches1@blogspot.com (yep, the "1" needs to be there :) She has quilting tutorials, will inspire you with her cross stitch finishes and major quilting finishes and also teach you trivia you didn't know about the day, or month. It's where I start my day :)

madj said...

My favourite is the Purl Bee, great tutorials: http://www.purlbee.com/
jowynj(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

Bria said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

http://www.craftyminx.com/

slacker said...

http://www.made-by-rae.com/

Thank you!

pbs.seams said...

I always check Sew Mama Sew first and then do a search for whatever I'm working on.

NinjaEema said...

My favorite craft blog is craftgawker.com It's great seeing what a variety of people are working on. I get so many awesome ideas from it.

fenna said...

I think my favourite is either MADE, or the Sewing Dork!

CMEH said...

fave is a new site I found which is random tutorial generator... takes you to loads of great blogs.... thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Carmen said...

I love the crocheted snowflakes on http://www.snowcatcher.net/

dianne said...

MADE is my favourite blog.
jmclean at mts dot net

thehappycrochetchic said...

greatamigurumi.blogspot.com

for crochet patterns

Amy B said...

my favorite crafty (and other things) blog is http://www.domesticanarchy.com/

also recently discovered pinterest and that's where I usually browse these days.

http://www.domesticanarchy.com/

burrito said...

love this amazing modern quilt blog:
http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/

lisabrideau at yahoo dot com

Lil Bean said...

One of my fave craft blogs is Making More With Less www.makingmorewithless.blogspot.com

hwscutie said...

http://sweetbeebowtique.blogspot.com/

This is the blog that got me drawn into the SMS giveaway! I'm enjoying it all

lauroar13 said...

My favourite (because it was the first I ever stumbled across) is http://pippaslongstockings.blogspot.com/

kimmysue said...

I would love to win your giveaway! My favorite craft blog is www.curbly.com. After the holidays, I am coming back to YOUR blog to check out everyone else's favorite sites to visit. I am bookmarking this page. Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily Gusba said...

Amazing! I would love to win these books. Picking one craft blog is hard, but I really like the Purl Bee...http://www.purlbee.com/

T said...

Um...I hadn't realized he'd written books either. Boy do I feel behind on things!
I just adore designsponge too much that even though I spend far more time than I ought to on craft blogs, it remains my favorite.

Rebecca said...

My girls LOVE crafting. This is a blog I like:
http://www.plaidkidscrafts.com/
THANKS for the chance at those books!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite is www.sewmamasew.com of course!

Holymojo said...

one of my favorite craft sites is http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Fun4Me said...

I love to follow http://sewingdork.blogspot.com/

She has some great projects and makes me laugh too.

michelle said...

i love amy at http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com/ michellecaldera82@yahoo.com

StephanieS said...

madebyjoel.com or dana-made-it.com
Thanks for the chance to win.

Mama Lusco said...

http://craftgossip.com

Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Rose said...

I love checking out craftgawker.com so I can get a big variety of crafts. Variety is the spice of life!!

rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com

MC said...

A lot of my favourite craft blogs have been suggested here: Caftzine, Lil Blue Boo & Oh Franson.

I would also throw in http://www.thediydish.com/blog/ I made their mini dressform mannequin recently and it is gorgeous!

Lise said...

Another vote for dana-made-it.com. Lots of great sewing tutorials!

Thanks for the giveaway!

lisejackson(at)rocketmail(dot)com

3 Gatos Miaus said...

best blog!!!
www.sewmamasew.com

Laurie said...

My favorite craft blog these days is http://www.charlottelyons.com/ I adore her! Thank you for the chance to win!

Living in La La Land said...

This one is my fave right now:
http://www.theboytrifecta.com/p/tutorials.html
Love all of the boy stuff!
chacoyaguayo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you for the opportunity, I can't get over the names of the books(Love)!