February 6, 2014

Never Been Stitched {Giveaway}

This time of year, housebound with kids underfoot, I often look for a project that is quick and satisfying.  Sometimes that involves a sewing machine, but often it does not, since even sitting down at mine, uninterrupted takes effort.

Thankfully, Never Been Stitched by Amanda Carestio showed up at my door.  This book, filled with 45 no or low-sew projects is a great way to chip away at the winter doldrums.
There are instructions for home decor items like pillows, pictures and as well as clothing and accessories, like socks and scarves.  One of the simplest projects is the Map Bunting, which uses just scissors and glue to cut a map into a festive decoration.

Some of the other projects use items like fusible webbing, grommets, and wood embroidery hoops.  There are a few projects geared toward kids, like the Fleece Octopus and Felt Pencil Roll, which would be great for making with my son on a weekend afternoon.

I like that this book is a collaborative effort which includes projects from bloggers; it's interesting to see different styles and approaches to crafts within the same book.  The best part about Never Been Stitched is that it's a great way to quench my artistic craving when I'm bored and looking for a quick fix.

BONUS: Lark Crafts is generously sharing three downloadable projects for free via their website,
Click on over and get started on one of these creative projects.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Never Been Stitched
Comment below with your favorite book from Lark Crafts.  Winner will be chosen on February 22nd, and I'll email the winner.  Share the giveaway via Twitter tagging @LarkCrafts for an extra entry, and leave me the link to your tweet.
UPDATE: WINNER is #2, Linda.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Complete Book of Jewelry Making or Goldsmithing and Silver Work!

  2. Crochet Boutique looks interesting to me.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. I like the Stamp It! book.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  4. Fantastic Recycled Plastic looks interesting

  5. https://twitter.com/newlanjoy/status/432317282803408896

  6. I think the 500 Paper Objects book looks the most interesting.

  7. Oh, my goodness, this looks like SUCH an awesome book!!! My favorite on the site is the 500 Paper Projects. That looks like another great one!

  8. I like the 300 Classic Blocks for Crochet!

  9. The jewelry and Bead it book
    Diane Baum

  10. They have too many I want to pick just one. My top wants are "Closet Monsters" and "100 Pretty Little Projects".

  11. I have the Bead Embroidery Projects book and it is awesome.

  12. i like the 300 Classic Blocks for Crochet


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