Win It Wednesday – Books For Creatives

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We’ve got some great books for you this week! First up is Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It by Shabd Simon-Alexander, which is a great resource for all sorts of dyeing techniques. Burda Style Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly is a comprehensive guide to DIY sewing, from novice to beginner. Plus, we have a recycled book unlined notebook for all your DIY-deas from Quayside Publishing. They’re all perfect for getting you away from the tv or computer screen and inspiring you to make! See below for multiple chances to win!

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Alyssa is a designer, photographer and essentially the art department at Whimseybox. She loves making, no matter what the creative challenge is. Her current obsessions include (but are not limited to!) terrariums, all things white or geometric, crystals and aerial silks. You can find her lasercut jewelry line at littlemika.etsy.com.

87 Comments

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Cindy

    These books look amazing, the last book I picked up was Young House Love, for ways to get crafty at home! I would love to get my hands on these books!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Pat L.

    I would love to win these books for my sister! She is recovering from surgery and would love them!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Kay

    The last crafty book I picked up was Quilting Happiness. Such pretty pictures!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Diane

    That is such a nice contest, Win it Wednesday. Like the idea.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Pamela W

    A used copy of Knitted Tams by Mary Rowe.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Diane

    Forgot to mention, I would share these with a friend that has little money and doing crafty things is how she gets buy. She is always a great giver.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Heather

    Ahhh – excitement! Super stoked to enter :) The last crafty book I picked up…a coloring book off of Etsy! Best de-stressor ever (unless, of course, I don’t color in the lines).

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Liz C

    *Cue me squealing like a child* Crafty stuff AND books… two of my favorite things right here!
    The last crafty book I picked up was Paper Wonderland, a paper craft book full of cuteness. :)

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Alicia

    The last book I picked up was Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. I’ve been working on my fabric embellishment. These books would be a great addition to my collection :-)

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Dree

    Last crafty book–Sew Serendipity.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    mary

    The last crafty book I bought was Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects by Christine Schmidt.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Kali

    These books look fabulous, I would love to win them! Last crafty book I picked up was 52 art projects for kids, lots of art fun with the kiddos :)

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Lauren

    Looks like a great set of books!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Emme

    Just got Craft a doodle by Jenny Doh, great for work doodles!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Eva Baranski

    Awesome Contest!! Mark Montano is the latest Book I bought…

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Eva Baranski

    Awesome Contest!!! Latest Book I Bought was Mark Montano………

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Eva Baranski

    Awesome Contest!!! Latest Book I bought was Mark Montano

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Austine Le

    Last craft book I picked up was Upcycling! It’s so cool to create things out of nowhere!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Amanda

    I love “Handmade Hellos” – super cute ideas for letters and cards. (:

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    MaryJane Mitchell

    I a real kind of crafty girl. Last book I bought was I Just Like to Make Things by Lilla Rodgers.
    Great book. MaryJane

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Dorene Ramirez

    About stamping!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Julia D.

    The last book I received was a Hannah Nunn, out of the UK, called Illuminate. She is a very talented lamp and paper designer. It would be great to win these creative books and thank you for the opportunity. So many talented people to explore!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Pat schwab

    Love to read these books, I’ve been pinning some dye ideas. Thanks.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Melissa

    I haven’t bought a craft book in a while but recently I was given a crochet book.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Heather

    The last book I purchased was One Yard Wonders. I would love to win these books!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Michaela

    Oh I hope I win. I love crafting!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Kaylee

    Color Harmony Compendium. For color inspiration purposes of course!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Les Arakaki

    Last book I bought would be about kumihimo..Japanese Braiding: The Art of Kumihimo.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Jen K.

    My most recent crafty book is on making jewelry with soutache braid.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    gail

    I usually get them from the library but my daughter (the one who got me the whimsey box such scription) buys them for me!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    celia

    will ebooks or digital versions be offered?

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    clara

    I love books!!!
    The last crafty book I purchased was, ‘Modern Color’, by Kim Eichler Messmer

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Chelsea Ward

    Honestly, it’s been a while since I picked up a crafty book! Been pinching pennies around here. I would love to get a dose of new inspiration!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Michelle Binette

    The last craft book I picked up was Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. I purchased it from a used book store! It has some really cute ideas!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Kellee

    The last crafty book I picked up was the Stitch ‘n Bitch men’s book so I could knit up some projects for the man in my life :-)

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Alicia D

    Awesome! I would love to have this book.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Janis

    Just today I picked up The Star Wars Craft Book. So much fun!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Margarita

    last crafty book: Vintage Crafts, 75 DIY Decorating Projects Using Candles, Colors and Other Flea Market Finds.
    thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Yvette

    My friend got me this awesome Bible of Braids.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Claudia

    The last crafty book I picked up was “Quick and Easy Loom Knitting set” included a instruction book and the loom Kit. My grandmother got me it at a thrift store. [Thrifty Nifty]

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Sandy

    The last craft book I read was mark Montano’s.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Tiffany Hu

    I actually don’t have any crafting books because I’m a senior in high school and haven’t had much time for crafting except for what I see on websites. I have been trying to start and this would really help!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    krystal

    sew darn cute

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    anna

    The latest book I bought was a Japanese stuffed animal sewing book! It was super cute!

    http://annaindeed.blogspot.com

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Leah S

    I do not have any DIY books, but the last DIY I watched was a home made tutorial on how to knit on Youtube. Help me start my DIY book collection!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Ashley Mead

    I think the last craft book I read was a book about cute cake ideas. There were some adorable cakes, including a sheep cake with marshmallows.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Amy

    It was the new Merchant & Mills sewing book!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    jessicac

    I picked up a beginning sewing book from Vogue!

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Linda C. Brady

    I would love to have these books.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Seale

    Looks like a wonderful creative prize. I would love to win.

  • Reply February 19, 2014

    Martina

    Ooh. What cool books! I’m a sucker for craft books!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    jaci

    I got a bunch of art journaling books for christmas and one about making felt animals!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Andreea

    I would love to win one of these books! I am mostly reading online DIY blogs, but I did buy recently a book about working with semi-precious gemstones.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Cathy

    The last crafty book I picked up was an instructional book for making Japanese temari. I love it!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Sara

    The book from The Beautiful Mess. It’s about photography and crafts… Also a book about doodling… Actually I had the Tie-Dye book in my wishlist. So happy if a win it…

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Caty

    My last crafty book was probably MochiMochi Land in search of a base pattern for a knitted narwhal. Sadly, I’m still looking (though MochiMochi is always a cheer up!).

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Nathalie Brault

    LAst book I picked up was for knitting and it it titled
    sittch N bitch book 2. lol..
    really great knitting patterns in there.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I could win.

    recupefashion@hotmail.com

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Shenise

    The last craft book I read was on water coloring landscapes.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    RaChil Luke

    I read the drawing lab for mixed media artists! It was a super adorable book, taught me a lot :)

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Pam Stormo

    The last book I bought was called The Decorated page.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Maggie Goebel

    The last crafty book that I bought was Collage Couture. It’s sooooo awesome!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Virginia

    These books are awesome! The last crafty book I acquired was about crocheting doggies :D

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Rachel B

    What a great opportunity. Thank you for the chance to win these.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Shar Offerman

    Love these books! I need to get back to working creatively with
    My hands without a mouse!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Robin K

    Does Heather Ordover’s Grounded novel count as a “crafty book”? lol I think the last how-to craft book I bought was Clotilde’s Sew Smart, although it turned out to be a little too advanced for me at the time.

    Lately it seems like I’m getting most of my craft tips off the web, but there’s just something about having an actual book in your hands…

    @Cathy thanks for introducing me to temari! I think Grandma has one and I never knew what it was called. Kind of want to make one now.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Marti

    Awesome reading leads to incredible crafting results! I’m in!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Cassandra B.

    I brought a knitting book around Christmas, so I can figure out the knitting kit I got last Christmas :)

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Jeanine

    Soo excited to be able to enter! I am looking at digging deeper & expressing myself more creatively more recently than ever. The best book for me would be the un-lined notebook for the creative brainstorming! LAST craft book i picked up, by hand? Mone, ever… ebook: for the kids, Playdough Recipes by Cathy James. Playdough, the Story of my Life LOL HELP LOL!!!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Rachel

    Omg these books are exactly what I’ve been looking for! Good luck to all and thanks for this awesome giveaway! <4

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Claudia

    My latest crafty book is called “Stitch-by-Stitch” and is a wonderful hand sewing book for kids (and their moms and teachers too!).

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Ron

    Soap making techniques.

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Julie P

    These look so exciting! I’m always looking for more inspirations =]

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Justine

    I just got Sewing 101 from my mil for Christmas and I love it!

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Pretty Fairy

    I recently got the Polymer Clay Techniques book!

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Rebecca

    Tiny World Terrariums

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Lindsey

    Would love to use these books in my craft library! I teach tie-dye to my students too. :)
    Last crafty book I picked up was The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. My copy is looking a little worn I pull it out so much!

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  • Reply February 22, 2014

    Shaza

    I picked up a book on cute sewing crafts!

  • Reply February 22, 2014

    Alycia

    The last craft book I picked up was Crochet Saved My Life! A very great and inspiring read :)

  • Reply February 23, 2014

    Emily

    Zentangle! I love craft books!

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Diana

    I purchased several books for my wedding, but it’s been a while. I find that most are hard to follow.

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Rachel

    The last book I picked up was Crochet One Skein Wonders. It’s great!

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Kandace

    It was Martha’s book about crafts for kids.

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    maria

    the last “book” i picked up about crafting was a cute zine about cross stitch from pioneers press! http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/zines/2951 unfortunately, it appears to be out of stock. :(

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Patti Barnes

    Beginners guide to beading

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Charli Smith

    I last looked at granny chic by Tiff Fussel and Rachelle Blodel

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