8.09.2011

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!


 Woo-hoo! I got to spend an afternoon at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in San Francisco on Friday, and I left feeling so invigorated and inspired. I spent a bunch of time tooling around with this blog in the hopes of creating a cleaner look and making room for new projects and ideas! I hope you like it. To celebrate the new look, I wanted to give something away! I can't think of anything better than a fresh, beautiful copy of Vintage Craft Workshop by the incomparable Cathy Callahan. Man, it's so good. I really love all the projects, but my favorite parts are the bits of craft history all about the forward-thinking ladies like Aleene Jackson who helped bring the crazy world of craft supplies to life.


I'm pretty sure I visited Aleene's Fibre & Floral Supply when I was little; accompanying my grandmother, who would have been buying miniatures for these amazing Christmas houses she made every year for her church bazaar. (Mom, can I get a confirmation on that?)

So anyway, this giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment sharing your favorite craft, vintage or modern, and on Friday I'll pick a random winner! 





11 comments:

Crystal said...

It looks so great Polly! I love the new look! Such a great giveaway, too bad I have the book already.

polly conway said...

Awww thanks, girl!

gill said...

I enjoy quilting and crochet!
This looks a great book!

Meaghan said...

New look = A++

Favorite craft, vintage or modern = embroidery or origami (both are relaxing, can't decide!)

Becky said...

I love the new bloglook, lady! I'm still abuzz about meeting you last month, so awesome. Equally awesome is the brilliance of Ms. Cathy of California!

Therefore: my fave craft is quilting, if you can believe it... B!

julia @ simple truths said...

crocheted granny squares!!
so much fun. I actually like making them with tiny thread and tiny hooks. I have stacks and stacks of tiny granny squares and no idea what to do with them all

Christina said...

I also love the new look, very cute graphics! It would be way to hard for me to pick one craft that's my favorite. I'd have to say my favorite is whatever I am working on at the time: crochet, embroidery, painting, etc...

eclairre said...

I love photographs. The right one instantly brightens a room.

krista messer said...

I love the new look, looks great! It looks clean and modern, yet very you!

I love ceramics, which is funny because I never do it. Papercrafting is pretty fun, too.

deb said...

Its so hard to pick one but I pick sewing...doll making specifically...

Miss Cinti - my poppet said...

What a great giveaway, I hope i can still enter even though if I win you will have to send it out all the way to australia.

I love needle felting cute little critters and working with recycled textiles like felt made from felted sewaters, Oh and making blythe clothes. No time for any of it of course.
love your cute blog btw