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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Forest Fairy Crafts, a Review and Giveaway



Forest Fairy Crafts: Enchanting Fairies & Felt Friends from Simple Supplies 28+ Projects to Create & Share, by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie is a new book published by Fun Stitch Studio, an imprint by CT Publishing.  Fun Stitch Studio is all about the next generation and they encourage kids to "Stitch Your Art Out".

This is a "must have" book for kids that enjoy using their imagination and love Fairyland!  It is an excellent book to give as a gift to a child interesting in learning to create with basic sewing projects, as well as for caregivers of children that are looking for fun projects to do with them.  Heck, this book is going to be fun for adults that enjoy Fairyland too!

The projects all come with well written and easy to follow instructions, with great visuals.  You can make all sorts of fairies (pretty ones, funny ones, or even scary ones.  And, you can even make gnomes as well as "Treasure Keeper" projects where all sorts of little treasures can be stored.  And, every project is perfect to keep or for a special gift.

Fairyland is fun for all ages.  And, wouldn't a Fairy Crafty Party be delightful too!  What would you serve at a Fairy Crafty Party?  Of course Fairies like to eat natural foods that are healthy.  Thus, I think some fruit, juice, milk, honey cakes would be appreciated by the Fairies invited to your crafty party.  Please remember to take pictures and share insights on what you create (and what you serve) too!

Here are a few photos of projects made from insights in this book:



And, don't forget that this book also shows you how to make your own designs too!  Possibilities for making Fairies, Gnomes and Treasure Keepers are endless.

You can find this book on Amazon,  C&T Pubishing and many quilting and crafting stores.

You can also find Lenka and Asia at:
http://www.forestfairycrafts.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ForestFairyCrafts
Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Followers of SewCalGal can use this Rafflecopter giveaway form to enter.  This giveaway will remain open thru the end of October.  The winner will be randomly selected and this post will be updated to announce the winner.    And, I'll also send the winner an email to claim the prize.

UPDATE:  Rafflecopter randomly selected the lucky winner:  Beth T.

This giveaway is open to quilters anywhere in the world.  SewCalGal will pay for shipping, out of funds raised from CraftsySmilebox and Amazon affiliate programs. For those that have purchased items from these sources, by clicking them from links on SewCalGal - thank you for being a "postage angel".  I couldn't continue to afford to ship giveaways and prizes from various events, without your help and support!  Combined with the fact that I personal like their products, becoming an affiliate was required for SewCalGal to continue to provide these opportunities for followers to enjoy.  As such, I hope to offer many more to you in the future, but the volume and ability to ship US, US/Canada vs world-wide will be limited to funds raised from such affiliate programs.  Email me, if you have questions or concerns.


To learn about more giveaways and contests, click the page on my blog labeled "Giveaways".

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40 comments:

Maree said...

Thanks for the review of this book. It looks fantastic.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance. I would love to use this book in my classroom

Fiesta said...

I liked on fb

Barb said...

This does look like a fun book for the child that loves to do crafts and who knows maybe they would grow into a wonderful quilter or crafter?

Dana Gaffney said...

This whole post just made me smile, too cute.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I certainly did play in fairyland...probably still in it...lol

Joanne Lendaro said...

Those are so cute, just makes me smile! Please don't enter my name in the pot for the giveaway, just wanted to let you know I think they are adorable!!

Nancy said...
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Nancy at EmbroideryIt.com said...

You started by saying that this would be great for kids and I'm thinking I want it for ME! Then you mention it is great for adults too. I think they are adorable and can't wait to make some.

CaroleM said...

Not so much when I was little, but now that I have a little girl, yes.

patchouli moon studio said...

I guess I am one of those adults who still loves fairies, gnomes and the like. I would love a chance at winning this book. I do have a grandson who might enjoy the book too.

Mara said...

Our backyard was a forest, so I definitely believed in little fairies.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh, how cute! All I need is another hobby. I can see making these fairies, and doing a scene with them.

[Can you tell I am on a roll this morning? Haha... I am not sure if a blogging break is a good idea. I just go crazy after the break is over.]

SIMPLESEW said...

Oh, yea.. everything was a fairy to me..

Audrey Penny said...

Brings back childhood memories, would love to give this book to my granddaughter, thanks for the giveaway.

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BeachQuilter said...

I loved fairies as a child! I've been wanting to create some fairy fun for my granddaughters-this looks like a great book!

Joyce Carter said...

I loved playing in fairyland as a child. This book looks like so much fun. It would be fun to make some of these for a special person at Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win.

scottylover said...

I never played in fairy land, but I did play with my Barbie's and make up stories with them.

Sandy A

Jacque said...

LOL I'm still in fairyland....Heehee! Thanks for the chance to win; it looks like a great book!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada pela chance!!!Adoraria ganhar este!tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Beth said...

I was much more a believer in Borrowers than in fairies, but have loved watching my niece Jessica explore their magical world. I hope she never loses that view of the world.

Laura Turcotte said...

This book looks very interesting...something both my DD and I can do together! She loves the magical realm...and me too!

Ruth said...

I don't remember playing with any fairies, but my DS just helped my DGD make a fairy house for their back yard. I think she would like the book.

Sally King said...

I don't remember being a fairy fan as a child. Children lived them and my Great Granddaughter loves them. This would be a great project for her. I would buy this book. Thanks for sharing.

Sewbig said...

I don't remember playing in fairy land as a child, but it would be a fun escape some days. Thanks for the chance to win.

Regina said...

Faeries are Irish, I'm Irish. What a match. Thanks for reviewing this wonderful book. Can't wait to get one.

Lori said...

I was never much into fairies until about 20 yrs ago when my daughter became head over heals with them. She still is at age 25. I have two great nieces that love fairies, this would be wonderful to make projects for them. thanks for a chance.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

This looks like such a cute book. As a child, I used to try to make flower fairies from snap dragons and petunias--they never looked like much, but it was fun trying!

Emily C said...

I loved fairyland as a child and I still play in fairyland (video games).

Joan H. said...

I love fairies! I'm just a kid at heart, I guess. Would love to have this book to share with my great granddaughter

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Super cute, and thanks for the review!

I never played in fairyland, although it sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I have seen this book online before, I would love to win it.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I want to get into felt crafts. My granddaughter would love these.
crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Laura Turcotte said...

I don't think I played fairy when I was younger, but I used to dream about them, and I used to read all kinds of books on fairies...love them! now my DD loves them!

Abbigail said...

This would be a great book to have! My granddaughter is all about playing "pretend" and would love some of these little play things.

Janina Postma said...

I had a beautiful Faire book as a child.Thanks for the chance to win.

aesp said...

fairyland is just around the corner, you just have to be alert to what's happening on the edges of your vision.

Nanbon44 said...

my dad would take me to a place called fantasy land in PA... there you walked a woodland trail and you could spot fairies, ogres, Pixies and gnomes living in the forest, at the end of the trail there was a charming village of shops. I loved this fantasy land and took my children every chance I got.

kbo said...

Fairyland was a part of my childhood, you brought back happy memories.