Wednesday, October 10, 2012

homework: reading {craft-a-day} & giveaway


I have such a fun book that I’m reviewing today. Craft-a-Day by Sarah Goldschadt is a simple and whimsical craft resource. I just love looking at the cover and the cute projects inside. It’s jam packed with patterns, instructions and over 400 photographs.



The author, Sarah Goldschadt is a freelance graphic designer and has worked for many magazines including, Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself  and Kid’s Rooms. She has also freelanced for Oprah, Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living.



Advanced crafters may find most of these projects too basic but casual crafters and even little crafters will love the simple and unique projects in this book.



The projects are organized by by weekly themes, like cloud week, owl week and heart week. 



The ideas are simple but well executed and very fun. I love this gnome terrarium idea.


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The book also includes templates, basic techniques and a list of craft supplies. None of the projects in the book require fancy tools so anyone can jump in and get crafty.



Cute ideas incorporate trendy ideas like chalkboard paint. 



And of course mini garlands.



Simple paper projects look clean and festive.


And projects can take shape with a little felt and stuffing.



The book is a wonderful addition to any craft library. Advanced crafters can use it as a go to reference for basic ideas while new or casual crafters can gain experience creating some or all of the fun projects. The book would also make a great gift for a friend or little crafter.

I was lucky to receive an additional copy of this book to giveaway to one of you.
{open to U.S. mailing addresses only - thank you for understanding}


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I received two copies of this book from Quirk Books. One to review and one to giveaway. I received no further compensation and all opinions are mine.

25 comments :

  1. This looks like such a fantastic book! If i won i would use the craft ideas and try and do at least one with my twins girls (3) each day!Keep up the awesome blog!
    Jessica x

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  2. Looks like a great book! My cousins would totally get a kick out of it. We're used to buying craft books and magazines and sitting down for a "creativity night" every other week. :)

    Thank you for all the awesome giveaways! I can't believe I won the Downtown Tape one! You letterally got me jumping for joy! Hope you got my postal address by now. xx
    Roudi

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  3. Thanks for doing this review. One of my great joys is crafting with a friend and her children. This book appears to have much we might use.

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  4. The books looks great and I am curious about all what is inside! Thanks for the chance to win an own copy of the book! :)

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  5. Looks like a really nice and handy book! Would love to have a look inside and try some things. Would love to win it! =)))

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  6. What a great book - I love craft books like this! They're so much fun and my niece is at the perfect age to share this with.

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  7. I would definitely use this with my girls... we are always looking for craft projects!

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  8. What a cute book! Looks like lots of fun packed in there!

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  9. I am always looking for new ideas...this book looks full of them!

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  10. I would make some fun new crafts with my kids!

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  11. I can always use some inspiration. I would love to read this!

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  12. This book would be great inspiration for crafty projects!

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  13. What a wonderful book to use and to share with my crafty friends! (we have a "lending" library amongst us to so that none of us are overwhelmed!)

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  14. It looks so fun!! I think it would be fun to do some projects with my daughter!

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  15. This book looks fantastically adorable! I work at an after school program once a week, and I'd love to try some of these ideas with the kids. The same kids don't do the same activity every week, so crafts that span more than one session often don't get completed. One specific project would really give my sessions a lot more direction. Thanks for the chance to win it, and thanks for sharing some info about it!

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  16. I'm glad to see this post! Amazon suggested it to me when I was looking at another craft-related book, but I wasn't sure about it. Seeing your post, it seems it might not be my cup of tea, although I can still think of a few people (and their children!) who'd enjoy it. Being a UK resident I can't participate in the giveaway but I'm sure whoever wins will get the utmost enjoyment out of that book!

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  17. So fun! What a great giveaway!

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  18. I have so much felt scraps, definitely a cute felt project.

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  19. What a great giveaway. Such fun projects and that index is ADORABLE.

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  20. This book looks like fun for my granddaughter and I both.

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  21. I love hearing about new craft books. Thanks for the heads up on this one, I like the idea of doing a craft a day. I think if would be a good exercise in crafting stamina!

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  22. I'd use this as a homeschool curriculum for my kids. It looks wonderful!

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  23. Looks like a great book. Following you now too :)

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    1. I would use this book to do crafts with my niece

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