April Books

on April 17 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 97 Comments

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It’s time for another book giveaway! We’re giving craft and sewing books away all month long. One winner gets all three crafty titles with their comment on today’s post. Win Adventures in Pompom Land: 25 Cute Projects Made from Handmade Pompoms, Zodiac Felties: 16 Compelling Astrological Characters to Craft and Wee Felt Worlds: Sweet Little Scenes to Needle Felt.

To Enter:
Share what you’re sewing– or planning to sew once you get an hour to yourself– in the comments below!

Wee Felt Worlds: Sweet Little Scenes to Needle Felt

Author: Amanda Carestio
Publisher: Lark Crafts

There’s something magical about things made in miniature— and now you can create whole wee worlds of them, with three-dimensional critters and scenery. It’s easy to do with needle felting, an oh-so-simple process that requires few tools. Choose one of ten fun felted scenes with 50 individual items, including a prehistoric landscape with dinosaurs, volcanoes, and Paleolithic plants; a camping adventure featuring an adorable bear cub; a sweet sewing room, and even a galaxy far, far away with UFOs! Along the way, readers get tons of techniques and tips from the designers— from basic felt shaping to creating joints— and lots of helpful step-by-step illustrations.

Adventures in Pompom Land: 25 Cute Projects Made from Handmade Pompoms

Author: Myko Diann Bocek
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Enter the wonderful land of pompoms, where cute critters and creative adventures await you. All the projects in this unique collection begin with handmade, not pre-purchased, pompoms, and every step is beautifully laid out with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of images. Crafters can then create 25 charming creatures— from a sweet little bluebird to a lop-eared bunny— out of wool yarn, roving and felt. It’s fun to do and every project is off-the-charts adorable!

Zodiac Felties: 16 Compelling Astrological Characters to Craft

Author: Nicola Tedman + Sarah Skeate
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

From the authors of the sensational Zombie Felties and Steampunk Softies comes Zodiac Felties a craft book for creating felties representing each of the twelve astrological signs plus four planetary figures– Mars, Venus, the sun, and the moon.

These cute and creative felties make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, so the book also includes a template you can copy and fold into a beautiful card to present to someone along with your creation.

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97 Responses to April Books

  1. Lynette Machado says:

    I am making potholders… in cross stitch and kitchen prints. I wish I could share some of my pics with you… I’m here for the first time and found this website by chance when looking for applique…Lynette

  2. Kayla says:

    I want to sew a new quilt for me and my fiance for our wedding day!

  3. Diana says:

    I really, really want to try my hand at quilting. Felting, as well!

  4. diann mize says:

    finishing up some towel wraps for summer

  5. Anne Marie says:

    I am sewing baby goodies for my new grandson due on July 4th.

  6. Deidre says:

    I’m working on a new lion stuffie (and thinking about /designing a new bag for myself). Thanks for the chance to win — the books look great!

  7. Mimi B says:

    My next project is going to be lounge pants for myself. Maybe I will get to them this weekend.

  8. Kathleen Watson says:

    I have been making purses, one a glamor tote with a beautiful fabric encased in vinyl and the Raspberry Ripple by???. Neighbor just welcomed first grandchild so have been making blankets, bibs and burpies. Love being able to use serger while sewing machine is working on embroidery. Buying supplies for when the grands come to visit. Have to send them home with completed projects.

  9. MarciaW. FL says:

    We have a small manual felting kit and lots of little felt pieces too. So, we would like to win a book that would speed up our learning curve.

  10. Kara winter says:

    I am going to finish quilting a baby quilt for our fourth child.

  11. Brooke Sopher says:

    I am making tutus for my niece!

  12. Sandryte says:

    I plan to sew a denim shopping bag!

  13. marybeth i says:

    My DD is learning to sew so something simple. I like using stitches in card making

  14. Sandra says:

    I am planning to get a head start on christmas gifts such as some sachets, cellphone holders and stuffed toys.

  15. Karrie Smith says:

    I’m working on a baby quilt I’m making for a friend

  16. Lee says:

    I had alot of zippers given to me so I am making some cute pencil cases and cosmetic bags! thanks.

  17. Jens says:

    My next project will be a number of soft fabric balls for my nephews – a way to use that box of leftover scrap fabric.

  18. Jill says:

    I’m planning to sew a couple of rag dolls for my daughters

  19. Carmen says:

    I want to sew up a holder for our portable DVD player and to finish fixing our wedding quilt. Those are “necessary”. For fun I want to make my daughter a dress

  20. Larissa says:

    I’m sewing a stuffed bunny for the nephew that should be born at the end of this month!

  21. Heather Braun says:

    I am going to finish quilting a pixelated heart quilt, and then I was asked to make two upcycled Monster High dresses for my good friends daughter. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! These books look awesome!

  22. Rachel says:

    Those books look so inspiring!

    I can hardly wait to make a bubble dress by oliver + s, and I’m anxiously awaiting my Stuffed Animals book by Abby Glassenberg to come in the mail so I can make some soft toys!

  23. Erin Hutchinson says:

    I need a new wallet, as my old one is wearing out, so that’s next on my list of things to make when I get a moment.

  24. Sharon P says:

    I plan on working on my unfinished quick 30’s throw! 😀

  25. bonnie says:

    I am currently working on 11 quilts for my charity group… I also have started making felt Christmas Stockings for my grandkids.

  26. Anna says:

    I’m planning on making a dress for my little girl – I just need to find the perfect pattern! Any recommendations?

  27. Debbie Holman says:

    I plan on making a quilt out of my deceased Father clothes as soon as school is out and I will have some time to myself.

  28. Claire says:

    I am currently sewing baby clothes for our 7 month old sweet granddaughter.

  29. Emma says:

    I’m planning to make the Lovie circuits from this book over the weekend:
    with a little electronics help from my BF…

  30. Prachi says:

    I plan to hand sew some finger puppets this weekend!

  31. M says:

    I wanted to learn more about needle felting, so this would be perfect!:) I’m planning to make a coaster soon!

  32. Barb B says:

    Oh I have to make two baby quilts by the middle of May – I must find some time to sew.

  33. Lowena says:

    I am going to sew a few zippered pouches.

  34. Jamie Lee says:

    I have a couple quilt tops to actually quilt. They are already basted, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  35. Kathy L says:

    I’m working on a wall hanging for my kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. chibidani says:

    I am sewing something that just popped into my head last week. A wall hanging with flower trees and grass, but its all pieced at odd angles. I hope it turns out!

  37. Colleen says:

    My daughter and I are newbie sewers so we are planning some simple projects – an apron and a purse

  38. Rebeckah says:

    I have a whole list of things I need to get sewn. From swap blocks to a customer’s quilt! Also I just picked out material for my Goddaughters little baby ruffled bloomers!

  39. Jill says:

    All of these books look wonderful!! When I get some free time I will needle felt a little penguin! My 7yo son loves to create felt creatures! He’s very crafty!

  40. Heather says:

    I am working on some tee-cycled dresses for my daughter. She rummages through my I can’t throw out that t-shirt bin and tells me what she wants.

  41. Jodi says:

    My 9 year old daughter would love these books and I would too..she is currently working on some hand sewn cupcakes and flowers. My next project is a the WOW bag by the Dusty Attic. These books would have a great home.

  42. ang says:

    oh my gosh.
    my boys would gasp to see that pompom book!!!!

    when i move into house and have this baby next week i have a beautiful quilt ready for stitching together 🙂

  43. I have a piece of gorgeous pink voile that is begging to be made into Sew Liberated’s SchoolhouseTunic. Fingers crossed for this weekend 🙂

  44. jessicac says:

    I have been wanting to sew some simple napkins and a new oven mitt! Where is this magical hour??

  45. Laura H. says:

    I want to sew a cute gray kitty plush and finish my spring tree embroidery.

  46. Erin S says:

    I’m planning on sewing a bunch of Amy Butler’s origami bags this weekend – the minute I get home from work on Friday! I went to a great store in Ottawa called Fabrications and got some gorgeous material and now I can’t wait to start!!

  47. Andy says:

    I’m sewing a shirt for my husband. Hope I finish it soon : )

  48. charlene says:

    An hour would be a miracle right now but planning a patchwork quilt for my daughter.

  49. Diana White says:

    I’ve been away from sewing for several years and I’ m just now starting back. My project is Vogue 8474.
    I met a young man in New Zealand this January and he makes loads of Pom poms. I’d love to send him the book.

  50. Sarah Harper says:

    I’m working on a “traditional” Christmas quilt for my mother in law. I miss my modern fabrics 🙁 I’d love to win the felt world book, thank you very much for offering this give a way.

  51. My plan is to make a picnic/beach quilt complete with pockets on the corners to hold it down. I have a ton of scraps so I’m hoping this will help me de-stash. I’m also planning a throw quilt for my mom for a summer project. My six year old has done a bit of hand stitching so my hope is to have her help me stitch on the squares. I think it will make a FABULOUS Christmas gift. I just have to start it early so my daughter will have time to help sew. A lot like the picnic quilt I want to use my stash to make most of the quilt. The scrap fabric from my daughter’s outfits will add to the specialness for my mom.

  52. Jayne says:

    In a couple days I will have many hours to sew whatever I want! (By design). So, these books would be a life saver and get those extra hours filled!

  53. Cathie says:

    I am currently working on a emergency quilt for my brother. An emergency quilt is one that you must do immediately to help someone deal with a crisis is their life.
    These books would be great to have to spend time with my granddaughter helping her be creative.

  54. jm says:

    I’m sewing potholders.

  55. Laura D says:

    Yay, finally a contest I can enter… I never seem to have new sites to share with you…

    When I get a moment, I hope to sew a quilted bag like one in Patchwork Style, but modified a bit to include a gusset!

  56. Lilly says:

    I’ve been working on a quilt.

  57. SS Sews says:

    I have big plans to make some drawstring bags to help keep things sorted out in my suitcase. This tutorial is my favorite starting point: http://blog.betzwhite.com/2009/02/shoe-bag-tutorial.html

  58. Brenda says:

    Fun book! Great addition to the crafting library.

  59. Terri says:

    I am patiently waiting on my Durham Anew fabric and then I’m gonna make a Swoon Quilt with it, I just signed up for Camille’s new Craftsy Class! Can’t wait to get my fabrics and get going on it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  60. Pat Upton says:

    I have been sewing yoyos for jewelry, embellishments and/or wall hanging. We shall see…

  61. Carmen says:

    Matching quilts for my boys bunk beds.

  62. Debbie Weishaar says:

    I’ve got to get binding sewed onto a quilt that is a graduation gift and then I have a line of other projects to get started on. I also want to make some felt toys for our cats and put cat nip in them so they can enjoy them. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

  63. Linda S says:

    I have 3 blouses lined up in the queue, and an apron too, come to think of it.

  64. lynaeve says:

    I’m thinking about starting up again on this play mat thing I’ve been working on forever for my son.

  65. Lisa McGriff says:

    I have a Hexi project just waiting on me to get home! Butterflys!

  66. Holly says:

    If my baby boy ever takes a nap longer than 30 minutes, I’d love to finish a skirt and pajama bottoms for my 4-year-old daughter.

  67. Sara Davies says:

    I’m currently sewing my first ever piece of clothing, an A-line skirt made from a vintage pattern. I hope to finish it in the next week or so! These books look fantastic 🙂

  68. julia says:

    I’ve got an almost done quilt that I just need to add binding to!

  69. Mom of Evil Geniuses in CO says:

    Those books look so fun! When I get a chance, I have 2 purses waiting to be sewn, a baby quilt, and a new messenger bag for me!

  70. Emily says:

    I’m working on a scrappy rainbow log cabin quilt a la Red Pepper Quilts. When I finally get a chance to set for a few minutes that is 🙂

  71. Sarah N says:

    The pompom book looks adorable! I’m hoping to sew a spring themed cushion cover when I get a spare few moments. I have some lovely daffodil fabric eagerly waiting!

  72. marion says:

    I plan a Shirt for me And skirts for my daughters….

  73. Vanysa Tran says:

    Hi – i love sewing…if i could just not work and sew all day …yea keep dreamin’!
    I am doing spring cleaning lately and since I am don’t have time to work on a project lately i have been collecting old clothes of mine. Instead of donating them, on my downtime i have been cutting and collecting pieces of fabrics -when i have an hr to spare i’ll use the old fabrics to make a new dresses for my daughter for this summer!

  74. Holly says:

    I have a maxi skirt cut out, ready to sew, and little socks to “girlie”, i.e., stitch lace around the tops.

  75. Donna says:

    I am going to finish working on my Taking Turns quilt (designed by Monica Solorio-Snow) with my Jack & Jenny fabric (by Laurie Wisbrun). I’m so close I can feel it!

  76. Anne-Louise says:

    I’m sewing a teacosy in a fabulous Marimekko fabric and a monkey costume this weekend!

  77. Katherine says:

    Going on I’ve got a couple new throw pillows for the living room in spring-y colors, a red,white, and blue riff on a nine patch quilt, a tote bag to hold wine that I’m embroidering (by hand) before I sew it all together, on and then there’s the handful of half finished projects on my shelves….

  78. Madeline Cruz says:

    I would make a sundress for my daughter.

  79. Christine says:

    I am working on many projects for my daughter’s birthday next week: doll quilt, bunny doll, dress, and bonnet. I wish I had time to make her more.

  80. Erin S says:

    I’m going to finish the hem on a dress I made and start working on a derby clutch.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Chelsea says:

    I am sewing new t-shirts for myself.

  82. Amanda says:

    Baby blanket for my new niece/nephew!

  83. Kristen Powell says:

    I have two baby quilts to get moving on! I started one.

  84. Mel Nowlan says:

    My next project will be an A-Line skirt for me. Me. Me. Me.

  85. Jane says:

    Winning these books would be totally awesome! Good luck in this next adventure of yours, a faithful follower. Jane

  86. Kelley Brady says:

    Awesome giveaway! I am working on a super cute crossover body bag.

  87. Sarah Wimberley says:

    My next sewing project is to repair a pair of dress pants, after that I want to create a pair of summer chair pads of our patio set.

  88. Bethany says:

    wow that is a hard one. I have one quilt to quilt and another one to cut (still working out the math). So I guess the first quilt.

  89. Danijela says:

    I would love to make bag for myself and dress for my little girl.That would be amazing!

  90. Kristin says:

    All three books look amazing! My daughter loves working with poms 😀

  91. I love that you kept one for at home use it will serve you well in the years ahead.

  92. Planning on making a mini art quilt triptych 🙂

  93. Twinkle says:

    Working on a sampler right now for our bedroom! Bright embroidery with cute stitching and our initials!

  94. Trudy Neff says:

    I will be making a twirly skirt for my 3 year old.

  95. Molly Martin says:

    I have been sewing up zipper pouches this week. I like to send one a month filled with goodies to someone faraway as a surprise! I’m making more for upcoming Mother’s Day gifts and a slew of spring birthdays!

  96. Sharon Hilton says:

    RV dinette cushions

  97. Elissa says:

    I’m working on not one, but TWO, plush Hobbes dolls (of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip) from felt!

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