April 11, 2011

Natural Patchwork: 26 Stylish Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric and Home {Giveaway}

I love sewing and craft books.  I have trouble checking my inspiration and not wanting to make one of every item that I come across. Often it's a problem, because I'm so stymied by the assortment of wonderful things to make, that I end up not making anything.  Hence I still have not yet finished one article of baby clothing, knitted or sewn, or even the quilt I'm perpetually trying to work on for baby #2, who arrives in July.

But this post is not about me, it's about a fabulous new book, Natural Patchwork: 26 Stylish Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric & Home, by Suzuko Koseki and published by one of my favorite book houses, Shambhala Press.  The book is available for purchase tomorrow, April 12th.
My attempts at patchwork have been spotty at best, but after reading through this book, I'm ready to try my hand at it again.

Natural Patchwork has some wonderful projects that would be perfect for using up your stash of fabric left over from other projects (please tell me I'm not the only one who's a fabric hoarder).  These Appliqued Hot Pads look like a great start for me, a project small enough to not be too overwhelming.
The photography in the book is moody and gorgeous, as seen in this project below, for Alphabet Pillow Covers.
I think this is another one I want to attempt to make, once we pick out a name for the baby.  It would be a nice touch perched on the nursing chair.

If bags are more your thing, there are quite a few options in this book, both large and small.
The possibilities are endless, and hopefully some of these projects will make a dent in my scrap fabric stash.
WIN IT!
Shambhala Publications is offering a copy of the book to TWO lucky readers!

To Enter
Visit Shambhala Publications and leave a comment here with either a book from them that interests you, or why you'd like to win this book.

Extra Entries (you must complete the first mandatory entry before doing the extras.  Also, leave a separate comment for each one):
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  • Follow @katydidandkid and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: #Win a copy of the book Natural Patchwork: 26 Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric and Home @KatydidandKid #Giveaway
You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday April 24th at 11:59pmEST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email.I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes..

67 comments:

  1. Ooooo! Fun! There are several that are already on my "to get" list, but one I just learned about...and has been added as a must have, The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections, I mean come on! the title alone is a winner! :)

    Thanks!
    btw, you aren't the only one with multiple started but yet to be finished projects. I have so many they've earned their own place in my sewing room!

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  2. I also follow your blog. (sorry, don't tweet though.)

    Thanks again for the fun and chance!

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  3. I would love to win this book because I could use a good craft book to add to my very small collection that I'm starting to build on.
    will be crossing my fingers!



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  4. Follow you're blog publicly.
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  5. following @Shambhala Publications on twitter.
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  6. Tweeted.
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  7. I would like Animals Matter

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  8. I am an Email subscriber

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  9. I think this book would be great for me to incorporate a more natural feel to my sewing - the "organic" nature of the items really appeals to me but when I sew it seems much more color saturated. I like the calmness of these peices and would like to recreate it!

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  10. This is fabulous! I liked Suzuko Koseki's other book Patchwork Style but have never seen this one. I liked being able to browse the inside and love the asian flair to her designs.
    I'd love to win a copy of this. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  11. there are a few that seem interesting especially Finding your Inner Mama!

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  12. I'm a FB fan of yours AthenaTanourisDaRosa

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  13. follow you on twitter @tinatchick

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  14. follow @ShambhalaPubs @tinatchick

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  16. They have some great books! I would love to check out The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra.

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  18. The Changeling by Kate Horsley certainly interests me.

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  19. Another book of theirs that interests me is the Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra-I'm forever a yogi xD

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  20. I subscribe via email

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  21. I'm a fan of yours on Facebook under Kayla P.!

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  23. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:

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  24. i just found your blog looking for a review of this book which came up on my recommendation list at amazon. love your blog and would LOVE to win this book. also am now in love with the publisher.

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  26. I would love to learn knew things
    thank you
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  27. I would love to have some projects to use up my leftover fabrics! I can't seem to get rid of it, so some potholders or bags would be perfect!
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  28. I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to get into quilting. I love crafts and patchwork stuff.

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  34. holy cannoli! I didn't know they carried so many excellent craft books! I'd love to read "At Home with Handmade Books". Thanks!

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  35. http://twitter.com/#!/tinatchick/status/60661857870028801

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  36. I'm interested in getting this book because I love patchwork, I am just starting out with it (I've done a few quilts) and am quickly realizing that there is a limit to the number of quilts we really need (especially when we have other tallented quilters in the family who have already blessed us with quite a few.) I love the idea of smaller patchwork projects that are useful.

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  39. I also like their book: Handmade Home!

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  40. I am an email subscriber.

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  41. I follow via GFC: allibrary.

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  44. For my friend Carole!

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  46. AT Home With Homemade Books like good.

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  47. GFC Follower.

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  49. The book At home with Handmade books sounds interesting

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  50. i like you on facebook

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  51. i like shambala on facebook

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  52. i follow via GFC

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  53. i follow shambala publication on twitter

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  54. i follow you on twitter and tweeted

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  55. i want to win this for my mom, she loves crafts!
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  56. fb fan of your blog
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  59. I'd love to win this for myself to get back into sewing and have a learning tool. I just pulled out my Mothers old Kenmore tonight to make a Wet Bag for our Cloth Diapers. I am so rusty and having a tough time but I know I can do it!
    Thanks
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  60. gfc follower
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  61. I like you on facebook
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  62. Linen, Wool, Cotton interests me. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  63. The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook.

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