I am so excited to announce a HUGE Sew-Along I have in the works for the entire year next year! A Craft Book Sew-Along!
I am sure many of you are like me, and have all these beautiful, inspiring craft books in your library that you rarely use. The stack I posted above sadly is not even half of my collection. The rest of my books are stashed away in my craft cabinet, hoping to someday see the light. (And the following picture doesn't include my scrapbook books, which would probably take up another shelf in my cabinet).
So over the next year I am going to challenge myself, AND YOU to make at least one project from your craft book stash. And I am just calling it a Sew Along, for a lack of a better title, it doesn't matter if you sew, quilt, crochet, or knit, this is for all craft enthusiasts!
Every first of the month I will post my project and a book review on my blog and open a link party for you to join in. You will have the entire month to make something to share, either in a blog post or link back to your Flickr account. Then at the end of the month all of the projects that were linked up will be entered into a giveaway! EVERY MONTH!
I am opening this to ANY craft books, whether you sew, crochet, knit or scrapbook, get those books out and use them! And to make it a little more fair, I am adding a small stipulation... if you are scrapbooking or using a book to make quilt blocks, you must make enough projects to cover a 12 inch by 24 inch square. So basically two scrapbook 12x12 inch pages or two 12x12 inch quilt blocks or the equivalent. That makes it a little more fair if someone finishes an entire quilt top versus someone who is working on one quilt block. Sounds easy right?
I have been in contact with the wonderful people at Stitch Craft Create and Interweave to giveaway at least one craft book a month. I will announce which book or books I will be giving away in my blog post for the month, and posting a small book review when I reveal the winner of the book.
For those of you who may not own a lot of craft books, you should check out your local library. I am lucky enough to be close to two library systems, both of which are communities of libraries that you can borrow from.
I would appreciate it if you share, share, share this news! You can grab my Sew-Along button here.