That Lotta Jansdotter is a prolific lady. I have not one, but two of her books to give away today. You might recall I have chatted about her before here on the blog. There was her kids book Simple Sewing for Baby chocked full of cuteness. I also did glass etching with the stencils from her Printing Studio. So Mrs. Jansdotter is no stranger around these parts.
I was excited to flip through both of her books. Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter: Twenty-Four Artists' Spacesis her most recent book. The book gives a sneak peak into the studios and often times homes of several artists/crafters studios in Brooklyn, Stockholm and Tokyo. Think if a crafter hijacked The Selby and you get the drift. I loved the sneak peaks at the artists supplies, inspiration boards and works in progress. Facing a bit of crafters block? You won't after flipping through this book.
The second book is Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style. I love the look of things from Ikea, I just wish everyone and their dog didn't already have it at their house. Make the Scandinavian look yourself with someone who knows it because they lived it, Lotta Jansdotter. The book is broken into 3 sections At Home, Entertaining and At Work. There are crafts to make, recipes to cook and fabulous organizational tools to create. Something for everyone.
Leave me a comment and you could win one of the two books. Feel free to say which book you prefer. I'd love to hear about what you love about Scandinavian style, why you like to snoop around artists studios or about how Nordic Black Death Metal is your jam. Check back next Monday for another contest, remember we are giving away a book every Monday in May.