Monday, September 8, 2014

18 great projects in “Create Handmade Gifts for All”

Fiber artist and dyeing expert Candy Glendening has a new e-book out called “Create Handmade Gifts for All.” It’s available now for $9.99 on the Quilting Daily Shop. 

 To celebrate and share, she’s holding a blog hop. I’m the first stop (see the rest at the end of this post). There are giveaways at each stop, and a chance to win the spectacular messenger bag (above) that Candy made for the cover of the e-book. 

The book contains 18 projects for home decor, bags and accessories, and holiday ornaments. 18 gorgeous projects, 77 pages of detailed instructions, all for about ten bucks? When you usually pay that for one pattern? Really, you can’t lose on this deal. 

I really love Candy’s work. She makes her projects with her fabulous hand-dyed fabrics, but they would look equally good in solid-colored cottons in bright colors. Or batiks.

Candy is a scientist and teacher (she teaches biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California), and her attention to detail shows in her precise directions and diagrams. 

Look at these darling headbands! Wouldn’t they make a great birthday present for a special teenage girl in your life?

Each project is shown with easy-to-follow diagrams and how-to photos that make them easy to put together. These contemporary designs are beautiful and functional. I know I’ll be coming back to this book again and again for gift ideas.

Here’s the blog hop schedule:

Monday, 9/8 – Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River (me!)
Tuesday, 9/9 –  Vicki Welsh of  Field Trips in Fiber
Wednesday, 9/10 –  Deborah Boschert of Deborah’s Journal
Thursday, 9/11 – Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
Monday, 9/15 – Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss
Tuesday, 9/16 – Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Wednesday, 9/17  – Diane Doran of Ooh! Pretty Colors
Thursday, 9/18 – Vicki Christensen of Sew Inspired
Friday, 9/19 – Candy Glendening of Candied Fabrics

Leave a comment after this post, telling me about a handmade gift you made. At 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, I’ll be drawing two names at random. The first person will receive a hard copy of last year’s “Quilting Arts Gifts” magazine. The second person’s name goes into a drawing for the Grand Prize, the messenger bag Candy made that is featured on the cover of the e-book. Candy will announce the Grand Prize winner the following Monday on her blog. Make sure you leave me your e-mail address, or some way to reach you. And check back on September 22 to see if you’ve won. And be sure to visit the other bloggers listed above for more chances to win.

Note: If your comment does not show up right away, please don’t freak out. Please post only one comment. I now have to moderate/approve all comments, because I was getting a ton of Japanese porn spammers leaving comments on my blog! 

Newsflash …  
Cloud 9 and JB have been selected. Candy or I will be contacting you with details.