Handmade Home Book Giveaway

My idea to gather together a list of blogs with handmade gift ideas (a Handmade Holiday Grab Bag) was a bit of a gamble. Bloggers are busy people and maybe no one would want to participate. 

I wanted to create a resource here at FIMBY of great handmade holiday gift ideas and help other bloggers promote their creativity.

I'll be honest, pulling this together has been a stretch for me, in terms of my time and limited blogging connections.

But I took a chance because I'm trying to grow this little blog of mine, step a bit outside my comfort zone, and yes, even take risks. I feel quite out of my element (I'm not a graphic artist, I don't make cool buttons, I don't have tons of blogging contacts) in trying to promote a little handmade fun for the holidays. 

What if no one participates? What if I'm left looking like a blogging dud? 

I've heard from a couple of you who have posted a list of ideas on your personal blogs. Others, without blogs, have sent ideas via e-mail. And I so appreciate everyone who has spread the word.

Today I'm here to bribe you all to consider participating in a Handmade Holiday Grab Bag. Why am I bribing you? Because I'd like Handmade Holiday Grab Bag to be a great resource, a wealth of real ideas for people who want to make gifts for their loved ones. 

And so for every person who participates I will enter their name into a random draw for my gently used copy of Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule (you know, Soule Mama).

I bought this book last August at the book signing. I used it as inspiration for a few gifts last Christmas and now it's time to let it go. I have limited time these days for this kind of sewing and crafting and I'm simplifying my bookshelves. I'd love for one of you to have it and put it to good use. 

How do you participate in Handmade Holiday Grab Bag? You can read all about it here. I've changed the post deadline till Monday, November 1st to give folks a couple extra days to put their ideas together. 

If you are a blogger, or even not (please e-mail me if you'd like to participate and are not a blogger), and have made any crafty things you'd like to share and include in a Handmade Holiday Grab Bag please do consider participating. There is still time left and you have a very good chance of winning this great craft book.

Update: Seeing as many of you crafty types already have this book I'm offering the choice of my Autumn Spice Cake soap instead to the winner.

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  • Kimberly

    Kimberly on Oct. 25, 2010, 8:59 p.m.

    I was so excited to see you doing this. I haven't been able to post or do anything yet as I am busy adjusting to life with the sweetest little 5 week old ever--tied of course with her "big" brothers. I am hoping to add in some ideas, but...I am excited however to see what you have to share.


  • Naomi

    Naomi on Oct. 26, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

    I'm sorry Renee! I really am going to share some ideas! I've been working on gifts almost every night trying to finish up some of them so I can participate. I should be finishing the last one tonight that I wanted to share and then I post about them tomorrow. Thank you for the chance to win Handmade Home, but even if I couldn't win I'd still be participating! Actually, I take that back, one of the gift ideas I'll be adding to my post won't be completely finished, though I'll have pics and details, but Glen fractured his rib and can't do his part yet :0(


    • renee

      renee on Oct. 26, 2010, 7:28 p.m.

      Wow, you're actually making them as we speak. I'm just pulling past ideas I've tried. I'll be blogging what I'm making this year sometime later as right now everything is still in the idea stage!


      • Naomi

        Naomi on Oct. 26, 2010, 11 p.m.

        I thought about using ideas from last year, but since I was already in progress for kids gifts this year, and I'd be writing about them after finishing, I figured I'd just hurry it up a little and do them early :0) Although I had fun with last years gifts I doubt I could find all the directions I used.


  • Kyce

    Kyce on Oct. 29, 2010, 7:25 p.m.

    I'm hoping to participate (did I tell you I love the idea?) but am waiting for supplies and not sure I can make the deadline. Also, a warning, when you see what I'm planning to give to my relatives this year, you might not want to include me. I won't be offended! Love, Kyce


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