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Giveaway! ‘Creative Thursday’ Books

If you need some handmade business inspiration to keep your New Year’s goals in check, you’ll love the book “Creative Thursday” by Marisa Anne. Check out the video trailer for a sneak peek at what’s inside the book, and enter to win one of two copies, courtesy of Fabric Seeds, below!

creative thursday book trailer from Marisa Anne on Vimeo.

Giveaway!

Want to win one of two copies of this great book? Leave a comment on this post telling us about one creative goal you have for yourself, whether that’s to learn a new skill or to improve your current craft. We’ll choose two random winners on Sunday, 3/24.

Congrats to our winners, Louise and Domenica!

Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers + Giveaway!

If you like making fabric flowers, today’s blog book tour should be right up your alley! I’m excited to introduce Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers, a book by Amy Barickman.

The book covers 25 different techniques for flowers you can wear or use to decorate with. The flowers can be made easily with coordinating tools from Clover Needlecraft, which takes the guesswork out of making so many different types of flowers. The flowers in this book can be made from regular fabric, silks, wool, upcycled sweaters, denim, T-shirts or ties.

 

The book even teaches some needle felting techniques (using tools from Clover), so you can find great patterns in this book even if you don’t sew. Don’t miss the wedding bouquet of felted roses.

Today, I’m sharing a flower from the book, the Winter White Poinsettia. You may think about poinsettias only around the holidays, but this felt flower could also look great on a fabric wrap belt, hair bow, springtime wreath (think bright colors!) or as decorations for a wedding or bridal shower. You may want to pair it with a felt version of the ruffly flower for a pretty pairing.

Red felt poinsettia from the book Fabric Flowers

Here’s my version! I made it with red felt, and covered the center stitches with a couple of artificial flower petals and a button. This rice bag is ready for the next holiday season!

Indygo Junctions Fabric Flowers

Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers & the Flower Frills Template from Clover! Leave a comment letting us know, “What are you working on right now?” for your chance to win. Giveaway ends Tuesday, 3/5 and we’ll announce a winner on 3/6! Open worldwide.

Congrats to commenter #96, Susan, who said: “I’m working on a quilted table runner for a friend. Thanks for the chance to win.”

A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:

2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
2/4/13 - Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 - Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project

P.S.   Use discount code: FFBK8 for 20% off your next IndygoJunction.com order (expires 5/1/13)

Win Sewing Swag

Can I tell you how excited I am that Craft Buds gets to be a part of this in just two short weekends?

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy has done a fabulous job organizing this event, as a tag along to Sewing Summit!

But wait! There’s more… you can win great prizes, too!

Stay tuned for pics and updates from Sewing Summit!

Until then, head over to Me Sew Crazy and enter to win!

Link Up Your Craft Book Project

All month long, we’ve been inspired by craft books. Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve made!

1. Make It

Find a project from any craft book (sewing, knitting, baking–whatever craft inspires you), and make it. If you’ve completed a craft book project any time in 2012, you are eligible to enter! One entry per person.

2. Blog It

Create a NEW blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and tell us a little about the book, your project and how you personalized it! Link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. You can use the button code to the left.

3. Enter to Win

Link up the direct URL to your craft book post in the inlinkz widget below from Sept 23-30, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!



Prizes

From all entries, we’ll randomly choose 27 winners to take home a prize below, from our fabulous sponsors! International entries welcome.

4 winners! $25 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

3 winners! Dual Duty XP Thread Set and Anniversary Tin from Coats & Clark

1 Winner! Anna Maria Pearl Cotton gift box, Anna Maria Embroidery Floss gift box and Anna Maria patterns courtesy of FreeSpirit

1 Winner! 6×12 Frosted Ruler, 45mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter and a 12×18 Double-Sided Self-Healing Rotary Mat from OLFA

1 Winner!
Prize Pack from Pellon featuring:
1 pkg 70 Peltex® Sew-in
-1 pkg 805R Wonder-Under®
-1 pkg Cheesecloth (36″ x 3 yards)
-1 pkg Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber (16 oz.)
-1 pkg Fusible Fleece
-1 pkg Craft-Fuse®
1 Winner! Fat quarter bundle of Sweetwater’s new collection “Noteworthy” from Moda, United Notions

1 Winner! Fat quarter bundle of V&Co.’s new collection “Simply Color”  courtesy of Moda, United Notions

Simply Color fat quarter bundle Moda V&Co

1 winner! Complete collection of 10 sewing patterns from Amanda Murphy Design

1 winner! Scrap Basket Sensations book and fabric Wee Folks jelly roll courtesy of Fabric Seeds

1 Winner! Pieces of Hope fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs

1 winner! Three patterns of your choice from SUCH Designs

1 winner! $25 Shop credit from Zipit

1  Winner! 100 Moo Mini Cards to advertise your handmade business

1 Winner! Three Modern Quilt Relish patterns of your choice

1 winner! Little Stitches book from Stash Books
1 Winner! Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook from Wiley Craft

1 winner! Pair of Generation T books from Workman Publishing

1 winner! Skip the Borders from Martingale & Co.
1 winner! Sew Merry and Bright from Martingale & Co.

1 Winner! Heart Felt Holidays and Stash Happy Applique books from Lark Crafts

1 Winner! Grow Your Handmade Business book from Storey
1 Winner! “Yarn Bombing” book from Arsenal Pulp Press

yarn bombing book

 

Sponsors: Amanda Murphy DesignAngela Yosten PatternsCoats & ClarkFabric SeedsFat Quarter ShopFreeSpirit FabricsMartingale & Co.Moda United NotionsOLFAPellonRiley BlakeStash BooksStoreySUCH Designs /  WileyWorkmanZipit

 

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

 

There’s still time! Comment to Win:

A full set of Angela Yosten sewing patterns (ends Sept. 24)

The book “Quilts from the House of Tula Pink” (ends Sept. 26)

FreeSpirit Fabrics (ends Sept. 30)

Craft Book Month: Week 2 in Review + Giveaway!

It’s the end of week two! Let’s see what our friends have been making this week on the Craft Book Month blog hop!

Sunday 9/9:

Bianca @ Sweet Diesel Designs

Kendra @ missknitta’s studio

Monday 9/10:


Tara @ Sew Tara

Jennie @ Clover and Violet

Tuesday 9/11:

Terri @ Sew Fantastic

Amy @ amylouwho

Wednesday 9/12:


Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec

Erin @ Two More Seconds

Thursday 9/13:


Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

Elizabeth @ Don’t Call Me Betsy

Friday 9/14:

Cindy @ Live a Colorful Life

Lindsey @ LRstitched

 

 

FreeSpirit Fridays Giveaway!

Visit this blog hop links this week, then tell us in the form below which of these statements is FALSE.

a) Sweet Diesel Designs has “sassiness” in her blog header.
b) missknitta’s studio has yarn in her blog header.
c) Sew Tara has a sewing machine in her blog header.
d) Clover and Violet has triangles in her blog header.
e) Sew Fantastic has sewing machines in her blog header.
f) amylouwho has a little girl in her blog header.
g) Projektownia Jednoiglec has a sewing machine in her blog header.
h) Two More Seconds has photos in her blog header.
i) Ellison Lane Quilts has the word “modern” in her blog header.
j) Don’t Call Me Betsy has a sewing machine in her blog header.
k) Live a Colorful Life has circles in her blog header.
l) LRstitched has an umbrella in her blog header.

FreeSpirit Designer Solids

Answer correctly, and you’ll be entered to win this mega fabric bundle from FreeSpirit (1 fat quarter bundle, 1 design roll and 2 charm packs of FreeSpirit Designer solids)! We’ll choose one winner a week from today’s post, and you can play again on our third and final FreeSpirit Friday, 9/21.

Congrats to last week’s FreeSpirit Friday’s winner #192, Carmen Nuland with the correct answer “h) Fabric Seeds has triangles in their blog header.” She will win a fab bundle of FreeSpirit Fabrics!

Don’t forget to work on your craft book project and link it up the last week of September for our Craft Book Month party with prizes!

Craft Book Month Blog Hop: Week in Review + Giveaway!

Let’s see what our friends have been making this week on the Craft Book Month blog hop!

Sunday, 9/2

Kristy at Hopeful Threads

Kristy @ Hopeful Threads

Jolly Jabber

The Jolly Jabber

Monday, 9/3

Me Sew Crazy

Jessica @ Me Sew Crazy

Patchwork hot pad

Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock

Tuesday, 9/4

Tula Pink Pillow

Sara @ Sew Sweetness

Olive and Ollie

Heather @ Olive and Ollie

Wednesday, 9/5

Knit Socks The Busy Bean

Colleen @ The Busy Bean

Patchwork quilt top at Fabric Seeds

Sarah @ Fabric Seeds

Thursday, 9/6

Stitched in Color

Rachel @ Stitched in Color

Improv Sewing skirt

Bethany @ CraftFoxes

Friday, 9/7

Birthday Board Simple Home

A Prairie Sunrise

Dare to Be Square Bunny Rabbit

Katie’s Korner

 

FreeSpirit Fridays Giveaway!

Visit this blog hop links this week, then tell us in the form below which of these statements is FALSE.

a) Hopeful Threads has a chevron blog header.
b) The Jolly Jabber has a pink blog header.
c) Me Sew Crazy has children on her blog header.
d) Stitchery Dickory Dock has a clock on her blog header.
e) Sew Sweetness has hexagons on her blog header.
f) Olive and Ollie has craft books for a blog header.
g) The Busy Bean has roses on her blog header.
h) Fabric Seeds has triangles on her blog header.
i) Stitched in Color has a patchwork quilt blog header.
j) CraftFoxes has a fox in the blog header.
k) A Prairie Sunrise has a sunrise in her blog header.
l) Katie’s Korner has a bench in her blog header.

 

FreeSpirit Designer Solids

Answer correctly, and you’ll be entered to win this mega fabric bundle from FreeSpirit (1 fat quarter bundle, 1 design roll and 2 charm packs of FreeSpirit Designer solids)! We’ll choose one winner a week from today’s post, and you can play again on our next FreeSpirit Fridays, 9/14 and 9/21.