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Win sewing and craft books throughout April! One winner today will receive Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining, Grow Your Handmade Business and Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects.

Yesterday’s giveaway is still open, so comment on both posts for a chance to win.

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Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining

Author: Kelly Lee-Creel & Rebecca Söder
Publisher: C&T Publishing/Stash Books

In this book, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the heart of social gatherings for special occasions— Expressing your love for family and friends in the DIY spirit of decorating, baking, and sewing. Discover how easy it can be to plan and create stylishly themed parties for all ages without breaking the bank. Have fun stitching and crafting creative décor projects along with matching party favors for your guests… Plus, each party theme comes with its own signature dessert recipe. Dozens of sewing and no-sew projects for all skill levels, ranging from chic and elegant to festive and whimsical.

Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Applying her trademark “you-can-do-it” coaching style to the nuts and bolts of business planning, Kari Chapin covers all of the issues involved in turning your creative hobby into a successful business– From mapping out a business plan to expanding production and distribution, finding funding and addressing legal matters. With this definitive guide, you’ll discover how to grow your business beyond the dining room table and finally quit your day job.

Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects

Author: Chrissie Grace
Publisher: North Light Books

Exchange fabrics, collaborate on an art quilt and gain inspiration with Sharing Stitches. Chrissie Grace is joined by 15 contributing artists with a wide variety of talents and styles. The result is a collection of colorful and eclectic projects, from a patchwork pullover and a lace-embellished headband to a large-scale collaborative art quilt and a round robin journal. Stitch by stitch, Chrissie shows you how create fantastic projects that are as unique as the group that sews them.