Wednesday, May 15, 2013

so pretty! felt book review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

Chronicle Books recently sent me a copy of So Pretty! Felt by Amy Palanjian, former editor of ReadyMade Magazine. It is a compilation of 24 simple felt projects by an assortment of contributors from around the world. In the book you will find beautiful photography as well as helpful instructions and templates for each project. I was glad to see the book began with a 'Tools and Techniques' section outlining basic tools, felt facts, and basic embroidery stitches so even beginners can feel confident getting started. You can even learn how to make your own felt from that wool sweater you never wear (or from one you thrifted).

Flipping through the book inspired me to get my felt stash out. I decided on a quick project that I knew my girls would love to wake up to the next morning and made a couple of the rosette hairpins with added leaves. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and I was right - the girls loved them! Hair clips of any kind don't stay in Lark's fine hair very well, but LM's curls looked extra cute with a little splash of Spring color.

She can't not be silly during photo shoots. It makes for my favorite pictures ;)

You can purchase So Pretty! Felt from AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or Chronicle Books.

To win a copy of the book simply leave a comment below. Follow this blog on Bloglovin for an extra entry and leave a separate comment letting me know. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, good luck!

Update: Congratulations Heidi, you won! Please email me and I'll get you in touch with Chronicle Books. Thanks!

To read other reviews, get more chances to win, and even get the full tutorial for that awesome graphic table runner, here is the full blog book tour:

Monday, May 6 – Whip Up & Bugs and Fishes
Tuesday, May 7 – Mom Inc. Daily & Studio DIY
Wednesday, May 9 – Coquette & Studs and Pearls
Thursday, May 9 – The Sweetest Occasion & Ambrosia Creative
Friday, May 10 – West Coast Crafty & One More Mushroom
Saturday, May 11 – Mod Podge Rocks
Monday, May 13 – Handmade Charlotte & Fabric Paper Glue
Tuesday, May 14 – MINT & A Spoonful of Sugar
Wednesday, May 15 – Positively Splendid & Hart and Sew
Friday, May 17 – Aesthetic Nest & Dollar Store Crafts


  1. :-) Cuuute! I'd love this. thanks for the giveaway!

  2. And I already follow you via bloglovin. Thanks!!

  3. This book looks so fun!!
    Sarah M

  4. I already follow you on bloglovin :)
    Sarah M

  5. Wonderfull give away! Hope you accept international entries - this is all the way from Belgium.
    Greetings, Silke

  6. I follow you through Bloglovin'!

  7. This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!

  8. My girls both make crazy faces when I'm taking photos too- love that! Thanks so much for sharing about my project!