Friday, December 3, 2010

Book Haul

The Barbarian Librarian clued me in to a holiday promotion by Chronicle Books.  All I had to do was come up with a wish list of books from Chronicle totaling up to $500.00, blog about it, and then I'd be entered to win the list and a lucky blog commenter could win it too.  I made it to $497.84...whew!

Sewing Books
  1. Applique Your Way by Katye Taylor - I love applique!
  2. The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit by Samantha Fisher and Cary Lane - With a niece and nephews on the way and years of present-making ahead of me, I'd say this one is a winner!
  3. 1, 2, 3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker - Projects in groups of three.
  4. Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli - I mentioned that niece, right?
  5. Whip Up Mini Quilts by Kathleen Ricketson - Someday I will make a quilt, so should start with a mini one.
  6. Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter - Fun!
  7. Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter - One niece comes out tomorrow, one nephew comes out on the 7th...better get sewing!
  8. French General: Home Sewn by Kaari Meng - The author "scours the French countryside and Parisian fleamarkets for vintage treasures."  Um, SOLD!
  9. The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey - This was going to be the name of my erotic bookstore, but maybe I'll just make pillows instead of pursuing that dream.
  10. In Stitches by Amy Butler - Amy Butler; still not convinced that I like her stuff.
  11. Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Fuzzy Felted Friends - I love Japanese crafts!

  1. Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart - I love Sublime Stitching.
  2. Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts:  Wooly Embroidery -  My embroidery class used this book as an example of good techniques and projects.
Knitting & Crochet
  1. Field Guide to Knitting by Jackie Pawlowski - Someday I will learn to knit.
  2. The Sock Knitting Kit by Alyce Benevides and Jacqueline Milles - And then I will knit socks.
  3. Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden - And when I learn to crochet, I'm making monsters.
  4. Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts:  Lacy Crochet! - I love this Kyuuto! series.
In the Kitchen
I like to make aprons, so here are some food-related books
  1. Cake Pops by Bakerella - I don't know if I'd do anything more than gaze longingly at each picture.
  2. Yum-Yum Bento Box by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa - No patience for the execution of ornate bento boxes, but I love staring at the photos.
  3. Farmers' Market Desserts by Jennie Schacht - Yummy!
  4. Fresh from the Farmers' Market by Janet Fletcher - I suppose I just can't eat dessert all the time.
  5. Let's Cook Japanese Food by Amy Kaneko - I love Japanese home cooking.
  6. Crepes by Lou Seibert Pappas - With nutella, I hope.

And just because I love vintage, crafts, and vintage crafts, I am including Vintage Craft Workshop by Cathy Callahan, which will be available in February 2011.


kimberly.m.smith said...

nice choices!

Rachel Eloise said...

You are the fastest commenter on the planet! I think you should win the haul just for that!

Melonie said...

Fab choices! My list would include several of these:) You are a girl after my crafty heart!

ashley c said...

great list! good luck to you!

Molly said...

Here's hoping for a win! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Slice of Pink said...

Nice list! I hope we win!

sliceofpink AT gmail DOT com

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Great choices - I especially love the crepes and vintage craft books!

- Lindsay
shrimpsaladcircus [!at] gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love your list... I love to sew so much this is a good group of resources!

Anonymous said...

A great list. I'd love to have them.

MG said...

Thanks for doing the browsing and selecting for me! You have a great list here.

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Haylee said...

Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


CactusHead Studio said...

Great list, we have a lot of the same interests! Good luck!


My list if you want to take a look-

jcamp2020 said...

Love you list. Good luck to us both!

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


Anonymous said...

ahhh i love those books. Best of luck. if you get a chance and want to leave a comment on my happy haul-idays list, that would be great!

Jessica said...

What a fun list!

My name means Wisdom said...

You put together a really great list!

Jax said...

It's a very crafty list...good job and good luck.