I know, I know I have been MIA for the last week and a half. I have good excuses and you will hear all about it tomorrow in pictures and craft projects. In the meantime I thought I would make it up to you with a good old fashioned bribe in the form of a book giveaway. Actually, since I was gone a really long time I'm going to give away two copies of one of my favorite new craft books, Make!: Over 40 Fantastic Projects with 16 Exclusive Designs by Cath Kidston. If you are not familiar with UK sensation Cath Kidston answer these questions: do you love polka dots, applique or embroidery? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are going to want to read on and enter to win!
Back to those questions I just asked you. I personally answered "yes!" in a very loud excited voice to all three. That is one of the many reasons I was so super duper excited about this book. The projects range from wearables to home decor and even a few paper and baby projects. I j'dore the layout of the book and the adorable pictures. One of my favorite parts of the book is that all the illustrations that Cath uses in her designs are available for you too! That's right there is a handy dandy section in the back with pictures for you to scan in and use as templates for all your handiwork. Speaking of handy there is also a how-to applique and embroider guide with the book.
Picking a favorite project from Make! is like Sophie's Choice I love them all. The embroidered Boat T-shirt caught my eye because it reminds me of a shirt my mother embroidered for my father in the 70's. In my eternal search for the perfect alphabet illustration I think I may have found it in the appliqued Alphabet Pillow. You know I love making cards so the cheerful Greeting Cards will be getting made.
So how do you score yourselves a copy of this fantastical book? You have one week to leave me a comment letting me know where you get your craft inspiration from. Cath Kidston gets her inspiration from a vintage-inspired English country look. I get lots of ideas from the color combinations in vintage fabric. Where do you get your ideas? Blogs, a walk in the park, books, a closer look at your trash or recycling bin, magazines - inspiration can come from pretty unexpected places I'd love to know where you get yours. Next Wednesday I'll choose two lucky winners!