Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Craft Book Giveaway

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I love craft books, particularly Christmas themed ones. My favorite books are from the 60's and 70's. Looking back through the lens of time, some of the projects seem hip and retro, and others just seem crazy.
Today's giveaway is for a great book called Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Decorations You Can Make, from 1974. It includes over 300 projects, many of which would be suitable for doing with your kids. The focus is primarily on crafts for Christmas, but other holidays are included as well.
There are crocheted and felt stockings, all sorts of ornaments, several nativity sets in various mediums, just to name a few projects.
I love it so much, I have a copy of my own too.
The book is in very good used shape.
Since this giveaway is just for fun, I'm going to list lots of ways to enter. You can do one, or you can do 'em all. It's up to you. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Methods of entry:
Tell me your favorite craft book.
Leave me a link to your favorite crafting tutorial on the web.
Subscribe to my blog.
Blog about the giveaway. (Please leave a link.)
Follow me on Twitter. (Please leave your user name.)
Tweet about the giveaway. (Please leave a link.) You may do this up to once per day.
Check out my Etsy shop, and tell me your favorite item, or what you'd like to see more of.
Become a fan of my Etsy shop on Facebook.

This giveaway will end on December first, 2009, and midnight central time, and is open to U.S. addresses, please. Please remember to leave a way to get in touch with you if you win.


  1. Can my favorite craft book be my Cricut manual since I can't think of any? I use the internet for lots of crafting ideas.

  2. I do follow you...though a slacker commenter friend I am.


    Oh, I subsribe to you through Google reader but don't follow you on twitter. I don't tweet. Just wanted to clarify, without another comment.

  4. If I had to pick a favorite craft, it was one I had borrowed from a friend (can't remember the name of it). If was translated from Japanese or something, and the translations were funny. It was all felt projects, but I felted wool sweaters for the projects.

  5. I went to your shop, and I like the tie-dye underwear!