Friday, April 27, 2012

Heart - Felt Holidays - a giveaway!


Heart-Felt Holidays: 40 Festive Felt Projects to Celebrate the Seasons

The name says it all!  I'm so excited to have been a small part of this book by the wonderful folks at Lark.  I've worked with them before and it's always such a pleasure.  This one is chock-full of cute projects (bowling elves? love it!) for Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Martin Luther King Day...they're all covered.


The book is arranged so that it starts with New Year's and ends with Kwanzaa (with Birthdays and Baby Showers too!).  There's a great variety of projects included and since working with felt is so fun (and forgiving) it should keep you busy and full of handmade happiness throughout the year.


I have contributed four projects to this book to celebrate Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, and Teacher's Appreciation Day.  All of my projects work with felted garment wool, but they'd work just fine with regular sheet felt too.


And because they're awesome, Lark has given me an extra copy of the book to share.

This giveaway is now closed.

If you'd like a chance to win
please leave a comment on this post telling me what holiday you think would be fun to craft for.

My youngest helper will draw a winner on Monday April 30th.

One entry per person please.  Please be sure I have some way to contact you should you win.  I'll ship worldwide, so play along, one and all!

Just in case you're not feeling lucky, you can always buy your own copy.  It's under $10 on Amazon!  A steal!  Steal I say!

Good luck, everyone.

58 comments:

Jessica Jo said...

Ooh, I like making things for Halloween, or fall in general. It's a great time of year.

mireya said...

summer solstice is such a fun and possibly crafty time? I cant wait for summer to hit our neck of the woods......thank you for the give-a-way ^_^

RiverCItySerendipity said...

OOOOO! Spring Time! For sure. I love the color green and round these parts (Northern California) the green rolling hills of the valley are gorgeous and inspiring!

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

oh how wonderful ! Congratulations for these contributions and for the book !!
I will happily add my name to the hat ! Thank you !
What holiday ...... mother's day of course !!!! ;-)
xoxo

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I've been following your blog and this is a great time to tell you how much I enjoy it. I'm a quilter who works with wool and natural dyes.
I spend a lot of time with my grandsons making crafts. Any wool holiday projects ideas would be wonderful to have. Congratulations on your new book. My blog address is: miquilter.blogspot.com
email: miquilter1@netzero.net

Kim said...

I'd love to make something for birthdays that we can use more than once! Or something for Christmas, I love Christmas :-) Great gave away!

Raeraggs said...

I love "creepy cute" decorations for Halloween. I'd like to make some cute little bats to hang.

Sally said...

For some reason, I seem to craft only for Christmas and Valentine holidays. I think b/c of the giving part of it. A bit of Easter. I'd love to be inspired for other holidays. It doesn't take much to get me going on felt!

Melody said...

I like to craft for Christmas. It's fun because there are so many supplies out that time of year. You can use traditional and non traditional themes and colors.


melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

tami said...

Looks great! I love sewing with felt. Thank you for the chance.

eidolons said...

I like crafting for the autumn equinox. There's nothing like fall leaves and acorns to inspire craftiness. (:

laura said...

my brother, his wife, nephews and niece live in finland and we only get to see them every few years at christmas. among the laughs hugs and memories we share are the handmade gifts exchanged.

MamaWestWind said...

Congrats! I love to craft in all seasons. But we don't have many summer creations. Summer time crafting would be fun.
Thanks!

Denice Barker said...

Fourth of July! A garland of stars and stripes!! Wouldn't that be fun? Oh, my mind is spinning with an idea right now!
Love your posts and feeling your creativity come through.

diegoagogo said...

Oh I have always been totally enamoured with their little apple but I am loving the mushrooms on the heart.
I love making things for Christmas but now I am in the Northern Hemisphere I will have to give Halloween a go!!
Thanks for the give away.
Cheers
Lush

La Chapa said...

I love crafting for Halloween and Thanksgiving because I love fall crafts! But really I love crafting for all the seasons!

Linda said...

Well, it would have to be Halloween, my favorite holiday! I see you now have the evil double word "test." I have never been able to make one of those work. We'll see.....sigh.

Willowfolk said...

I love everything spring! Bunnies, eggs, flowers, all the sweet sweet bright and soft pastel colors. Everything coming to life...even felt can come to life!

Wonderful give-away! :)

Nicole from Willowfolk on Etsy.

HGK said...

The book looks great! I'd love to win a copy. And i really enjoy your blog :)

Somehow the colours of autumn seem to work well in felt, so more than anything else I find myself crafting in the fall.

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

Looks very promising :) I love the look of the cake on the cover! I would make it for my daughters birthday, so she can use it for one of her garden tea parties.

The Dutch Girl said...

Fall is my favorite season to craft for. The bounty of colors, acorns, pumpkins, gourds... They really get my creative juices going. So does Christmas.

Thank you so much for this generous give-away.

Hanneke

Conitanza said...

Hello, dear!

My name is Constante and I’m from Chile, a long long country in South America!

I’m really gladon writting a comment on your blog. It’s marvelous! I love how you introduce natural in all your projects, it feels so warm only watching the potos and your kids enjoy it, too! ♥

I feel all Autumn as a perfect season to work. With the trees showing branches and the coloured leafs, the wind, the fluffly clouds in the sky and the weather changing…! A cup of warm tea, a little more sheltered…! Actually in my country is Autumn and today is raining! I awake with the sound of the little drops in my window.
If a had the oportunity to win I will really happy and exicet! I’m 22 years old and yesterday I knew… I’m pregnant! I feel very blessed… and I imagine all the cute things I could possibly make for her/him. But if I don’t win, thank you so much for readding my comment.

(vizcaya.constanza@gmail.com)

Stephane in Alaska said...

Oooh! I have Fa-la-la. . . and I LOVE it!!! I like crafting for 4th of July and Cinco de Mayo!!!

Jolynn's Hobby Shop said...

Wonderful blog & giveaway! New follower =D

4th of July would be fun craft w/. A homemade July 4th party just seems like fun

Johannah
j-lynn21@hotmail.com

Lynda Howells said...

what a lovely goiveaway and so kind of you to do it.xx um what holiday would l like to make felt for....lots of thinking...l came up with the idea of as l am Welsh..The 1st of March which is St.David's day. Good luck to all that enterxx

Colleen said...

Oh! I love Halloween and would love making some new crafts for this year! Plenty of time to make something really fun! :)

Colleen said...

Oh! I love Halloween and would love making some new crafts for this year! Plenty of time to make something really fun! :)

Colleen said...

Doh, sorry for the double post.

curlygirlpress said...

Always fun to try winning one first...I craft most for Christmas though I occasionally pick up a birthday. With a little one coming, though, I wouldn't mind starting a Teacher Gift Idea Library. = )

Karen Traversy said...

Well, I like crafting through the year to mark the seasons and rhythms of the year. But it is very fun to make witches and ghosts for Halloween. Karen Traversy, Bridgit's Bell, karentraversy@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I 'm a sucker for hearts so it will have to be Valetine's Day and having a heart and mushrooms is twice as good! JoAnn

Binks said...

I think Earth Day would be a great holiday to craft for.

Carolyn Cooper said...

Easter is one of my favorite holidays--all those bunnies and spring flowers!

Carolyn
tassel9@bellsouth.net

Teleri said...

Congrats for being involved in such a nice book :)

I think it'd be nice to craft something for the cherry blossom time.. which is now, at least here in Europe. With lots of thin paper, pastel colours, lanterns in the trees, small flowers..

info.with2hands@web.de

Mousy Brown said...

I know its the wrong time of year but it would have to be Christmas for me...I make my boys a decoration each every year so that they will have a lovely box to take with them when they start their own homes...i am always on the lookout for new ideas....

ariadne said...

Great giveaway! If I could choose I would love more summer themed crafts as I love the sea and summer. AriadnefromGreece!
ariadnesky@hotmail.com

Julie Clay Illustration said...

I think it might have to be Christmas, but really anything that involved woodland animals or foliage etc mushrooms, acorns, little elves, the whole works! I love all your felty bits! :)

joanie said...

Yay! Smart publishers to get you in their book again.
I enjoy making teacher gifts with my kids and also Springtime treat... um, I'm not sure these count as holidays :)
Jx

shirley said...

I love to sew Easter,,,, I'm gonna buy the book,,, because I just need another craft. If I win I can give it to one of the 4 daughter n laws....

Mrs Rainbow said...

What a fantastic looking book! Thanks for offering the giveaway competition!

I love the Irish St.Patrick's day! So, wee little Leprechauns, shamrocks and rainbows would be my choice!

The luck of the Irish to you! :D

Grey Catsidhe said...

This book looks amazing! Congratulations on being a part of it!

My favorite holiday is Halloween/Samhain. Felt helps make it an even more magical and whimsical time!

Shannon said...

We think summertime... Sunshine, sandcastles, picnics in dappled shade, bees and beauty all around!
Thank you for sharing.

The Handmaden said...

I don't know that we celebrate themes and holidays here in Australia as much as our U.S. friends, but my all time favourite crafty time of year has to be Christmas!
Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks really cute!

Carolyn McPherson said...

I love to create for Easter. It's a great time to bring out the pastels and the cute little chicks and bunnies and the like. Although I love all holidays (especially Christmas), there is just something about Easter .....

Thanks for your giveaway and the chance to win. I sure would love this book!

Tracy said...

I love working with wool in any form! this looks great!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Scrapiana said...

Beautiful contributions, Lisa! Impeccable work, as always. Thanks for running a giveaway.

I was just thinking, as we're still technically within the festival of Easter (it goes on for 50 days or so!) that eggs are such a beautiful shape to play with. I'd definitely like to make some of those.

carly garner said...

birthday celebrations are the sweetest time for craft - i love crafting a wee gift for the birthday child! congratulations on a beautiful book!

Calee said...

I always love to craft during the Easter season. My mom kept the house i grew up in full of springtime pastels and lots of bunnies and butterflies for us kids. I still feel like a 5 year old this time of year and get super creative because of it!

ziezo said...

I like to craft for all holidays, but my very favourite just passed: Easter. My kids also start to help a lot with the holiday crafting and it would be great to get a new book of ideas. AND, felt is my favourite material to work with.

Wanda said...

I love to craft for all of the holidays but I think that I probably craft the most at Christmas!!! So many wonderful things to do for Christmas!!!

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

I've been trying to craft something with my kids or for my kids and home for every season... but I seem to not have many ideas for Summertime for some reason. Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

Spring is the most fun for us. It's still too cold to go outside, but our anticipation is so great we need to do something. Thanks so much for the chance, this book looks wonderful!

RaeA said...

Halloween & Christmas, but I do love all the holidays and seasons!

Lisa said...

With school letting out and a 6 year old to keep busy, I like all holiday crafts. Last summer we made Christmas, Halloween, spring and anything else we could think up. So, I would love this book, he told me already he wants to learn to sew this summer, so handsewing would be wonderful to start. Your little items are just beautiful. I would be honored to win. Thank you for the giveaway. I am also going to follow you to see what else you might make.

prpltrtl946 said...

I love Fall but it always gets snubbed by me because I am frantically trying to finish Christmas gifts!! So, I think fall is a great time for crafting! Colorful leaves and the feeling of thanksgiving! 8*)

Tree Dellinger said...

I love to craft for fall and Halloween. My fabric of choice is wool and it always lends itself to that season!

Angus Mhor said...

It's gotta be Autumn! The colors, that harvest moon, chilly mornings...ah! A time of turning in and a time to create.

chrissie
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Laura said...

I love to craft for my kids' birthdays, especially making birch bark ornaments from fallen birch trees on our property in Alaska.

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