Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A week (or so) of crafty book reviews

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks!

I love craft books. There is nothing like getting your hands on a book and flipping through it and reading in bed or the bathtub and taking notes and marking pages and all that good stuff. I just like the inspiration. So I'm doing a short series of book reviews over the next few days -- complete with a giveaway. As you know, CSN stores carries everything from the play dollhouse furniture that I reviewed previously to leather messenger bags that you can carry all your crafty books around in. They are giving away a $55 promotional code to one reader. I had a really good experience with this company before so I'm excited to be working with them again.

Leave a comment on this post to enter. When the book reviews are finished, I'll close the comments on this post and announce a winner. Make sure you include your email address in your comment if your profile doesn't link to it.

The image above is a spread I did in a collaborative art journal a few years ago. It was inspired by one of my favorite poems of all time, I Am Waiting by Ferlinghetti. The little accordion folds back down and is held with that little spiral clip.

EDIT: CSN stores does not appear to carry craft books. Sorry for any confusion! Buy a non-leather messenger bag to put your books in. They do have tons of children's books and just about anything else you could want. PROJECT: project does not encourage the wearing of leather as we are a vegetarian blog. Thanks.

20 comments:

Cricket said...

$55 worth of craft books? Awesome! I especially love those that teach new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win, and also for the reviews. A comprehensive review is nice before ordering a book online.

Erin said...

I just got some great books for christmas - I'd love a little tote or organizer to put them in! The real challenge is going to be making sure I use them...

Claire Louise Milne said...

I didn't know they had dollhouse furniture... hmmm...
I love your blog, thank you for the comment and visit to mine!

edmontonjb said...

I would love to get a new bookshelf from CSN. I am running out of space for my books.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

rads said...

thanks for the giveaway!

radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Debbie said...

I love CSN! Thanks for a chance to win.
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paula said...

Looks like they have a lot of fun toys!

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN!

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Felicia said...
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Felicia said...

I am trying to expand my reference library and this would be wonderful for learning new things! eversewsweet at gmail dot com

http://ourveryownhouse.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh, I will love to get some books for Geronimo, Max is having hard time letting G read his... and maybe one or two for me?

Marta said...

Oh, I will love to get some books for Geronimo, Max is having hard time letting G read his... and maybe one or two for me?

Emily said...

I love craft books too - they are always full of so much beauty and they inspire me to create beauty in my home. Thanks for the reviews (a great chance to find more good books) and the giveaway!

Kandice said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! i am now catching up on your blog after a couple of weeks with no computor...darn thing decided to die on me (but I guess when it is the same one you used in college 11 years ago it needs to go!) bufordkyle(at)hotmail(dot)com

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Sabra said...

woot woot, I love CSN!

urban craft said...

csn stores don't have books but they have lots of other wonderful stuff! Thanks for an awesome giveaway, very cool!

yourkaren at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Would love to win this@

bagfashionista said...

thanks for the chance!