Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kids' Crafternoon giveaway!

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I'm happy to be the third stop on the awesome Kids' Crafternoon blog tour to celebrate the two latest volumes released, Felting and Beading. You may have seen my post in July with an interview and a giveaway for the first two books in the series, Papercraft and Sewing.

The Kids' Crafternoon series is edited by DIY mom extraordinaire, Kathreen Ricketson, and published by Hardie Grant. They are written especially to school-age kids and contain a wide variety of crafts to appeal to any kid and any skill level. The projects were contributed by crafters all around the world, and I was so pleased to for my owl cards to be included in Papercraft.

Here are only some of our favorite projects from the latest two books:

 Bird of Paradise Earrings by Nicole Vaughan

 Woodland Beaded Cards by Sharon Baldwin

 Gamer Magnets by Lisa Tilse

 Lego Jewels by Nicole Vaughan

Dachshund Moneybox by Timothy Haugen

 Zakka Stash Box by Suzie Fry

 Designer Wallet by Claire Dollan

 Book Blanket by Christine Chitnis

I love the appealing large size and overall format of the books. They feature hand drawn diagrams, bright, colorful layouts and a wide spiral binding that allows the book to stay nicely flat while you are working from it. All patterns are included in the front of the books inside sturdy envelopes, and if you are like me, you'll be thrilled to know they are not printed on one ginormous sheet but are divided into quarter folded individual 12x18 inch sheets. Oh, yes. Thank you, Hardie Grant!


Speaking of Hardie Grant, they have generously provided a free copy of Felting and Beading for me to give away, one each to two lucky readers! All you need to do is leave one comment on this post and I'll randomly choose two winners on Friday. Be sure to follow the rest of the blog party for more chances to win and lots of project highlights.

The whole series of books are available for purchase at Booktopia.

69 comments:

  1. My daughter just saw the pictures and said - mommy it would really, really, really, really want these as a christmas gift.

    The look wonderfull and it looks easy too

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  2. Seria estupendo como regalo de navidad, para poder disfrutar con mis niños haciendo manualidades en las vacaciones. chao y hasta pronto

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  3. My son and I love crafting - it's just The right season for it!
    Kiki

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  4. I love the dog money box. That is fantastic. Thanks for sharing these wonderful books and hosting a blog stop and giveaway.

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  5. Wow those are great books! I love the pictures and colors!

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  6. These are on my daughter's Christmas list.

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  7. Oooo - these look fab, finger crossed for winning (and if not, I might have to check them out at Amazon)

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  8. These look wonderful books, one of my sons loves to craft, so I'd love to see all the ideas.

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  9. I love the gamer magnets-so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. These books looks great! So I try to win one.

    Greetings
    Elli

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  11. That felting book looks so fun! Thanks for the give away :-)

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  12. What a fun giveaway! I especially like the felt book!

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  13. Oh how pretty! I def want these for my daughters!

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  14. Great giveaway! I am always looking for new projects to do with the kids I babysit and my nieces & nephews. ~ Andi

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  15. What lovely bright books! Those would be incredibly fun!

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  16. oh yes please enter me in your very generous giveaway ~ thanks !!!

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  17. My kids are teens but these are so cute, I'd grab up my niece and nephew and do some crafting!

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  18. Oooh, these are so cute and my daughter would LOVE them!

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  19. These books look so fantastic! I'm going to have to start a collection for my craft loving kiddos :).

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  20. wow, my daughter and son would both love these books! What a great giveaway!

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  21. ooh la la! I would love one of these!

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  22. How fun and sweet these books are. I just love well designed books.

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  23. My girls LOVE to craft! This would be so much fun to look at with them. :)

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  24. It's the perfect time of year for this book. I especially love the wallet and book blanket -- such cute ideas! We would also love to see a book devoted exclusively to your designs -- please keep us posted if that is ever on the horizon!

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  25. Mis hijos y yo amamos las manualidades, nos encantaría ganar uno!

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  26. too cute and look like so much fun!

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  27. Would love to have this...just in time for Christmas! Thanks so much.

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  28. My son and I love crafting....they look like awesome books :)

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  29. Great books! Just in time to work on some Christmas gifts with the kiddos.

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  30. What a treat it would be to look through these books with my lads and work on some projects together.

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  31. Such fun ideas! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  32. I would love to win these great books!

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  33. I would love to win these books. I would either give them to my daughter for Christmas or use them with our Girl Scout Troop.
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.
    mbabecka@gmail.com

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  34. I would love to win these books for fun with my kids and for my classroom! Thank you for hosting such a neat giveaway :)
    myricksl6(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Those books look like so much fun!
    I just felted some wool sweaters I picked up at goodwill and I'm guessing the felting book has some great ideas in it!

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  36. How fun! All of the ideas look great but I think my hubby would insist on the gamer craft first, lol.

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  37. What charming little items for little hands. These would make a great addition to the future grandma box!

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  38. Kathreen never fails to pull together a talented bunch of creative minds--these books are certain to inspire! I would love the opportunity to get my hands on one....

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  39. The books look gerat. It would be so much fun to have it and craft with my boy acording to it. I love to win it.

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  40. So awesome! I have several Small Crafters who would love these books!

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  41. these books look fantastic, like the others in the series!

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  42. How nice of Hardie Grant to offer this giveaway. Thank you for being the vehicle for this gift!

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  43. ooh love these books- great for grand kids, MOPS group and to share with crafting friends( mostly grandmas now) I've never ever lost my passion for craft- and these ideas are so clever- makes me want to try for a project all of my own invention.

    Lorraine

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  44. aaaah... i'm in :) i love those book :)i write a craft book too, in this 1 year i published 3 craft book, blessing :) and i need this book for reference for my next book :) wish me luck :)

    aphrodita

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  45. What fun books! I would love the chance to share these with my children...
    soulrunner(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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  46. How exciting! And my kids are the perfect ages!

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  47. love, love these books! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Lucie

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  48. Thanks for the cool giveaway!! What a cool looking book! :-)

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  49. Thanks for the opportunity to win -- my kidlings are really into make things with felt -- so the felt book would be perfect!

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  50. Hurray, what a great giveaway :) I would love to win one of these books :)

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  51. What fun! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  52. Loving those Designer Wallets by Claire Dollan... looks like a great Christmas pressie to make for all my 5yo daughter's friends!

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  53. I would love to have this book to make crafts with my kids!

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  54. the the way the projects are new-generation and can be made and put to good use by their makers!

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  55. I would love to do some of these projects with my son. He joined art club at school so he really likes creating things.

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  56. Larissa, I just ordered "Papercraft and Sewing" and I just give it a try between (so far) 60 people longing for these books.

    Thank you for the giveaway and I cross my fingers...

    Have a great day

    Nina

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  57. What fun! Thanks for the reminder about the other books, too, before the holidays. My son would love papercrafting.

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  58. I love the little critters and the rings! So excited to try them out!

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  59. Wow! What beautiful books! I'm really drawn to the felt projects!

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  60. These books look great. I'm in love with felt projects these days and so are my boys!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  61. My daughters would love this! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

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