Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stash Happy: Felt - a giveaway!


A few months ago I contributed a couple of projects to Lark's new book, Stash Happy: Felt.  I love the concept of this book, as it looks for ways to use up some of the scraps we as crafters inevitably end up with,and if you're anything like me, hold on to because there just has to be a project out there for them...



I show how to make a penny rug bouquet and a felted mushroom terrarium using scraps, but there are so many adorable projects in this book!  It's really such a delightful book to flip through and many of these projects are on my list to make for the holidays this year.




I think you all would enjoy it too, and the kind folks at Lark have given me an extra copy to share!



If you'd like a chance to win, just leave me a comment on this post. 

Tell me what handmade gifts you have in the works, or tell me what kind of craft book you'd like to see written, or just say hello. 

Please be sure I have some way to contact you, should you win.  One entry per person, please.

I'll ship worldwide and will announce the winner on Monday, October 24.
Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered!

92 comments:

AddieNCE said...

Right now, I have some retro-PacMan-potholders in the works as a present for the one who just dumped me & my kids... I'm strange I guess... but hey... I still love him and what's a better way to say "I still think that you are very important to me" than a handmade gift for a birthday or so?!

I have had this book here on my Amazon-wishlist for quite a while now, but I did not get to buy it yet... who knows - maybe after all I might be lucky once...

rachael said...

what a great book! those felt flowers are too cute :)

anee said...

Hi, it's anna, i would love to have such a great book, i'm always looking for new projects, since i try to make all the christmas presents by hand. The flowers look great!

Amy O'H. said...

Congratulations on having your little pieces of art featured! I usually end of giving jewelry I have made as gifts but lately have heard my sewing machine and fabric calling to me.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Congratulations on the publication! I love Lark books. The photos of your projects look great. I'm in felting mode, making lots of pumpkins and bumpy gourds.

Monika Aebischer said...

Any wetfelting book is hopefully ending up on my bookshelf - must have a complete collection (giggle). Not working on holiday presents yet - very busy preparing goodies for shows I'm attending. I've always loved you 'shrooms, wood and especially the terrariums. Thank you for doing the give-away.

mmamatoldme said...

I just finished a porcupincushion for my mom, and am making a set of felt food for my sister. Thinking of dollhouse ideas for my kids. I love making Christmas presents, and that looks like a lovely book!
Megan
mokey25@hotmail.com

RaeA said...

Oh...How Fun!!! Love Lark books, Love all things felt, buttons etc. Thanks for the give away! I am working on a wool felted faux stone rug (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/RaeA/pebble-rug ) and a project entitled "Pillow of Sei Shonagon"
( http://www.ravelry.com/projects/RaeA/the-pillow-of-sei-shonagon )

umelecky said...

Congrats to you Lisa! That book looks amazing!

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lynn bowes said...

I'm so lucky that I have a friend as talented and inspiring as you - sappy, I know, but true. And now that there's another book with your work in it, I'll have it on my Amazon Wish List for Christmas!

xox :: Her Pinkness

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun book. I have to plan crafts for kids to make Christmas crafts at a nature center I work and this looks like it could have some possibilities. Would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

eidolons said...

Gifts in progress: a wee unicorn for a little girl and a sweater. For me. Yes, I'm actually making something for myself, it's a miracle!

The book looks awesome! I'll have to seek out a copy to drool over. (:

Laura A. said...

The book looks fabulous. I'm in the middle of a embroidery for my nephew and his wife's new house.

PS: I'm lshin116 (at) hotmail (dot) com

yesterdaydream said...

Super cute book and it looks like it's full of wonderful ideas!

I'm currently knitting hats for the men/boys in the family and fingerless mitts for the women/girls in the family and plan on giving them for Christmas.

Hope you're doing well and have a jump on your holiday gift making.

Sheilagh Dyson said...

ooh that sounds like a really handy book to have, as I hate throwing bits away, no matter how small!...am currently working on singeing fabric to make rose flower corsages - my new found skill! :-)

(hopefully you can find my contact via fb? - or my Jolly Nice Creations page)

crookedlittlehouse said...

I don't think I've seen this book, looks lovely. I love working with felt and have really enjoyed watching what you've done with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Caitlin said...

I am working on a pair of fingerless glove and a pair of mittens. I would really love to figure out how to make knitted felted bowls.
Thanks :)
Caitlin

Annie said...

What a fun book! Projects I currently have on the go ... amongst other things some hand sewn felt birds from a 1950s book.

Anonymous said...

oh, what a lovely giveaway. I love it.

I read your blog for a while now and wanted to thank you for inpiring me so many times! Thank you!

I knit a scarf at the moment, as it gets cold and windy out here..

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

This book looks fantastic! I would so love to win. Right now I have a couple of Christmas presents in the works. One is a flower I'm in the process of knitting, and then I'm going to felt it. You can see the WIP right here:
http://kittenslosthermittens.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-moment.html
Another present I'm working on is a watercolor leaf. I've made one already (see it here: http://kittenslosthermittens.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-leaves-watercolor.html ) but now I'm making a fern for my mom.
Oh, and since you asked about craft books, I just have to share this. I've joked about how I should try to craft with the fur my cats shed, but someone actually went ahead and not only made things out of the fur, but wrote a book about it!
http://www.amazon.com/Crafting-Cat-Hair-Cute-Handicrafts/dp/1594745250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319117366&sr=8-1
Too funny.
I love working with felt - thank you so much for the chance to win this book!
x Katherine

Val said...

Oh how fun and CONGRATS! I have filled about sixty gajillion tubs with felt scraps-(really!) and this book would be great--think I would start on a winter bouquet *grin* Thanks.

Amanda said...

oooh, this looks like a fun book! i love craft books.

for the holidays, i have a table cloth to resize for my mom (& make a runner/napkins out of the excess) & a necklace to make for my sister-in-law. still thinking about the men...

Terrie said...

The book looks compelling. Congrats ! I've just received order from Amazon a Lark's "500 Felt Objects". I flipped over and over. My plate's full and I'm going to make a nuno felt handbag and scarves for friends on X'mas.
Terrie from Hong Kong

Julie said...

Oh, I would love, love, love to win this! That mushroom is so cute, I always love your projects.

thiscoylife@yahoo.com

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

Wow, what a grat give away! I always keep all my feltscraps.

My gift in progress is actually just finished. A beautiful silk and organic wool scarf for my stepmom. I hope she'll like.

Thanks for your great bog!

Amanda Pedro said...

Congrats on being in a book! Fun stuff.
I'm in a hoarding stage of felting wool sweaters at the moment and have been adjusting mitten patterns and thinking of making hats. Also making felt hair clips for the take with me craft.
So this book would be great in my collection.
thanks for sharing!

KurtzCrafts said...

This book looks amazing!

Right now I'm upcycling sweaters into jewelry!

Cheri Gee said...

Love the projects pictured from the book. My fav is definitely the flowers. There's so many fun uses for them roaming around in my mind. I have lots of friends who would love to have them, too. Thanks for sharing.

Heather W. said...

Congrats galore! I am working on 4 scarfs, various beaded embroidery, a baby blanket, and some jewelry. Whew! Need more to do!!!

Quest said...

Hi i love your sight thanks for sharing it with us

questsewing@yahoo.com

meganarline said...

I love felt and would love to try some new projects. I am in the middle of projects right now but have several that I'm hoping to make for Christmas presents.

toya said...

I just found your blog and already have the penny rug bouquet tagged to make! I just love your work. what fun it would be to win this book.

discasbabe1 said...

My granddaughter loves to do projects in felt. She is mildly learning disabled so making felt pictures helps with her hand/eye coordination and spacial reasoning.

Melody said...

I'm making some holiday runners and coasters.

Penney said...

I'm making a set of Wizard of Oz felt ornaments for my daughter's Christmas tree! Coming out pretty cute. Thank you so much for the give-away opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I like wet felting mittens.
smilingcas@hotmail.com

Andreja L. said...

yeah, I would like to win :-))))
Your work is amazing!!!
Greetings from Slovnenija,
hugs Andreja

laura said...

ive been a fan of felting for a long while, but im a newbie to actually trying it myself.
i'd love to be the lucky winner of this book.

foxflat said...

I have 2 skeins of lorna's lace yarn and I need to make a Christmas shawl for my mother-in-law!

Shelley said...

I'm working on a mini-quilt made from leftover scraps for a friend I met while living overseas~

Scrapiana said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Looks like a really lovely book.

Project Jutsu said...

Nice job Lis'! So proud of you.
I'm on a new crouchet kick/knitting kick. I just learned. My beanie hats will start being 100% hand made by me!
See you soon I hope! Xmas is coming!
Alesha

Kelli Ann said...

Congratulations! I'm working on knitted dish rags, felted bird and dog ornaments, pear liqueur and limoncello and some magnet boards for the kids' teachers using a framed piece of sheet metal and magnets made of felted bugs and flowers and fused glass.

Thanks for the blog, I enjoy reading it. mrs.whyte@gmail.com

Stephane said...

I'm new to your blog so I wasn't aware you had contributed to a book, nor was I aware of *this* book. Wow! It looks like it has some darling projects. I do so love felt. : )

Stephane said...

Oops! Forgot my e-mail address: srsa@gci.net (If I *had* a brain!)

Patricia said...

Love the book! and I still love your mushrooms ;)
Right now I'm making a leaf-stamp.

Tracy said...

I am doing a little needle felting here and there, and learning to knit. As an art teacher at a small school, I am teaching students to needle felt, and they love it! I used your idea of organizing all our felt in a shoe storage bag and it woks great, so thanks for sharing that. The book looks interesting so thanks for the giveaway.

Kris said...

I just started needle felting and this book looks like its full of fun ideas. :)

Glo said...

I have two dear friends who appreciate my handmade follies, and I always try to make something special for them. One of them recently moved, so I made a wreath for her front door. I still need to come up with something for my other friend, and I'm leaning towards some sort of garden art.

You know how to get a hold of me, but just in case :-)

Lolailo.etsy.com

Crafty and Crap said...

Its halloweent ime so its halloween projects. I hope to do a zombie sheep from another felting book. I just finished a needle felted pumpkin

jademondin said...

I just recently found your blog and can't stop browsing through the entries and galleries. So much beauty and inspiration. Thank you for sharing!
I at the moment do some paper crafts like cards with calligraphy rubberstamps and of course knitting. I knit a scarf, a baby pixie hat and a baby pullover. One stitch at time.
Greetings all the way from Germany.

Pat said...

Dear Lisa,
Your mushrooms are amazing. Wool/felt are some of my favorite mediums, especially for creating wall hangings and embellishing mittens.
cntrydsgns@aol.com

jamie said...

Congratulations on being featured! This book looks full of great stuff.

MamaWestWind said...

This looks like a fabulous book! I love the terrarium! And Oct 24th is my Bday! I just recently made a felt/ magnetic fishing set for a friend's little boy. He loves it.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Becca

LuLu said...

Right now I'm working on a little felt pillow with kitties on it. I've had my eye on that book - looks like it has lots of neat projects!

julochka said...

oh such an inspiring book!

I'm currently trying to perfect a felted hedgehog. and making a felt and fabric scarf for fall.

as for books? you and kit. oddjets and bobs meet mushrooms and acorns. heaven.

Chiska said...

My son reminded me yesterday that I need to make him a penguin backpack. However, I took the top off of my sewing machine and can't figure out how to get it back on. So I'm not really working on anything at the moment. Just enjoying reading what others are doing. I love your mushrooms!

Sherry Harmes said...

Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I am working on some needle felting therapy balls and figures as well as Sketchbook 2012. I would love to add this book as I have just started working with felt and could use some good ideas. My e-mail is harmesd@yahoo.com. Happy Days and Hugs to you!

Blue Dragon Arts said...

looks like a fun book! i'm currently working on felt needle books.

diegoagogo said...

I absolutely love the things you make!
I have just moved from Sydney Australia to London UK & had to leave a LOT (read most) of my quilting/crafting stuff in storage.
I bought as many scraps as I could so I could have variety without bulk & this book & patterns would be fantastic to make up as small presents to take back to Australia for Christmas.
Like all world traveling crafters - size & weight is EVERYthing!!
Thank you for the chance of a great giveaway.
Warm regards
Lush
diegoagogo.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Oh, oh, oh! Yes please... Pick me!

Beacee said...

What a great giveaway!I love your felt mushrooms.

Julia said...

I'm planning a set of dress up costumes for a 4 year old who just discovered Batman and Darth Vader. Black cape and masks here we come!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

augentrost said...

I think I`m number 63
I really like the way you are sharing your experiences - especially in the late evening as now, coming from a great bavarian movie at the little local cinema...
greetings from the bavarian forest!

lisa Saputra said...

aaa pick me!
right now i'm in progress of crocheting a baby hat for 8th month baby. wish me luck for the baby hat, and i wish everyone luck in this giveaway! =D

love,
saputra.lisa@gmail.com

Linda said...

I have many aspirations as far as gifts, but I don't know if I will succeed. I want to make my youngest some pretty napkins, and a tote bag, and, and, and. You know how it goes....sigh. Oh, and, "Hello!!"

Peggy said...

that book looks fun -- would love to win a copy -- thanks for great giveaway!

Heather A said...

I'm working on a couple of baby quilts right now but I have some wool roving just waiting for a day that's cold enough for me to be ready to work with it. The projects in this book would be such inspiration, I'm sure.

prpltrtl946 said...

I am making small felt gifts this year...some from a felt book you were in last year...Fa La La La Felt! I made some of your birds before I knew they were yours!! Small world... This sounds like just what I need to use up those scrap pieces!

prpltrtl946 at hotmail dot com 8*)

Kanelstrand said...

I would give anything for felt! I am so in love with the process, especially with wet-felting. I am making some felted bracelets right now which will go around the world as presents!

Margie Oomen said...

what a fun book

Sue A said...

Yes I would love to own this book! I especially want to see your mushroom project. I'm currently making birds using my huge stash of felted sweaters. I've made a few mushrooms using the sweater fabric and also a crochet one.

Sue Addison
saddison@twcny.rr.com

Jennifer said...

I make such practical things with felt, but I love the whimsical projects you showed. This book would help me move toward the whimsey!

TateTwo Studios said...

Get your free....ok, I'm just kidding! LOL ... I love the book although I don't work with felt much. Currently working on a larger version of the Mad Hatter mini hat on my site, some crochet projects and will begin work on my steampunk dolls in another few weeks. Hope you have a great day!!

Anne said...

How wonderful for you to be included in the book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
I am making some wine/cider bottle totes/carriers out of felted sweaters and repurposed wool jackets. They are great because the gift is also the wrapping!

Mousy Brown said...

I had plans to make something to go under a big glass jar I just bought ...now if I won I could make felt mushrooms! Happy Autumn xx

osagegypsy said...

Oh I love felt! Pick me! Pick me!

Mandy said...

Congrats on being published! :) I am currently working on a garden gnome Halloween costume for my baby. Then, on to his Christmas stocking!

ERGANI weaving said...

The book seems to be very ineresting, I have a huge amaount of ssraps. Now I am weaving some playfull pillow cases with a surprise on them.

Margaret said...

Just found your blog, and happy to have found it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dawn Edwards said...

Oooooohhhhhh....I would so love a copy of this book. Please enter me in your drawing for the give-a-way. Thanks so very much.

mireya said...

I have about two sculptures, a needle felted scarf and am finishing up a crochet hat for a favorite uncle ^_^
thank you for the give-a-way

Barbara said...

Ooooo this looks like a fabulous book. I'd love to look through it for inspiration. I enjoy making cards to give away as presents. I create cards from my photography that people enjoy. I also make melted wax monoprints and matt them on my own handmade paper and turn them into beautiful cards. If only I had more time! I'll be looking forward to seeing all of your holiday projects here on your blog.

Peace!

Agnieszka said...

Hi, 2 knitted shawls done, 1 more on the needles and some hats are waiting:)
That books looks great! Thank you for such great giveaway.

Brittany at Home Ground said...

I'm so excited that this book comes out soon! Congrats for getting a couple projects into it, so cool. I'm thinking about embroidery this year... But unsure of what to embroider that people will like. I'm also thinking about jewelry (let's be honest, I'm always thinking about jewelry!). Oh, and handmade cards :) When will I ever get to it all?

chocolate river alpacas said...

I love to felt and have just begin to do 3d.

Denise said...

Love your blog. There aren't too many blogs out there for dyers. Keep up the good work.

4camie said...

Lisa -You were always very talented when we were younger. It is so great to see and hear that you are doing something that brings you great joy. I would love the book but really just wanted to make the prior comment. I look forward to creating some of the items you post and in the books you suggest items that my daughter and I can do as together time.

Sarah said...

I hope I'm not too late! I adore your needle felted terrariums and I'd love to make one. I'm working on several knitted scarves at the moment as well as a wet-felted Zelda cuff.

http://ladydilettanti.tumblr.com/

Monika said...

Hello Lisa :)
I came across your page few weeks ago when browsing for felt inspiration, and I will be your regular, you have got such good energy :). I am a proud mother of 13 months old amazing baby girl and she is my Muse :). I would like to paint a tree on the wall and decorate it with hand made treasures for her. Few days ago I received few tiny wooden bird houses, need to buy more paint and finish them. I want to do felt birds, flowers, etc.
I so much love your mushrooms, I wold love to make one small family and give it to my boyfriend so he can take it to work, I bet he would love this, as we both are very much into nature and he loves mushrooms :).

Best regards, congratulations and thank you very much for sharing your lovely work :).

Kim said...

Would love to try some of the projects in this book. So far I've machine felted several knit items and can't wait to try some needle felting and wet felting. I currently have a pair of slippers on the needles that will be felted.

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