Tweet Chronicle Books is having a contest right now that I just couldn’t resist participating in. You pick out $500 worth of Chronicle Books and post it, then one blogger and one blog commenter each win that list! Picking out $500 worth of books was heaven, I tell you – they just have loads of crafty books. I am usually a borrow-it-from-the-library kind of girl, so actually owning this many books would be UNREAL.
Without any further ado, here’s my list. Leave a comment so if I’m the lucky winner, you win too!
The Exquisite Book (39.95) I keep reading about this one, and it looks so cool! It’s a collaborative effort with a bunch of artists, who continue each other’s drawings. Awesome!
Cake Pops by Bakerella (19.95) I make cake pops for my kiddo’s birthdays every year and they’re always a huge hit. I’d love to have this one to expand my repertoire!
The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks (14.95) OMG, I had no idea this existed. I’m kind of a grammar junkie, and unnecessary quotes make me CRAZY!
Handy Dad (24.95) and Holiday Hero: A Man’s Manual for Holiday Lighting (9.95) The first one is full of projects for kids and dads – the hubs would LOVE it. I would just love for him to read the second one. I always need a drink when it’s holiday lights time.
Mom’s One Line a Day (16.95) and My Quotable Kid: A Parents’ Journal of Unforgettable Quotes (14.95) Because the kids’ baby books are woefully neglected.
Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook (29.95) and Top Chef: the Cookbook (29.95) I love me some Top Chef!
Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar (10.99) and The Backyard Birdsong Guide (29.95) I guess I can’t pick out books JUST for myself. The little guy will love the pop-up book, and Princess B loves birds.
Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms (12.95) and I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids (18.95) Who doesn’t love a little reassurance that you’re not the only imperfect mom?
Amy Butler’s In Stitches (24.95) and Amy Butler’s Style Stitches (29.95) Love her fabric, love her patterns!
Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book (19.99), MOMA Modern Play Family (12.99), and MOMA Modern Play House (19.99) I’m going to pretend like these are for my kids, but they’re really for me.
Every Day’s a Holiday: Year-Round Crafting With Kids (22.50) Sometimes I struggle with what crafts to do with Bridget. Plus I LOVE Heidi Kenney’s stuff.
Subversive Cross Stitch (14.95), Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper (19.95) and Stencil 101 (24.95) I work so much with fabric these days that it would be fun to play with some embroidery floss, paper, and paint!
Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft, and Design (24.95) and Creative, Inc (19.95) As you all know, I loved Craft, Inc and I really want to read this one, too. It’s inspiring to read about the handmade movement and all the success stories.
I’d love to hear if you guys have read any of these. If I don’t bring in the mother lode in this contest I may actually bite the bullet and buy a few new books!