Monday, March 26, 2012

Hand in Hand - a giveaway!

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After being reminded of my blogiversary last Friday (thank you, thank you for your sweet words!), my first thought was to pick you some flowers... my second was to have a giveaway. How perfect  then to discover a box of books on my doorstep on Saturday morning. You can guess where this is going...

Lark Crafts sent me several copies of their newly published book: Hand in Hand- Crafting with Kids by Jenny Doh. 20 mothers (who also blog) share how they encourage and inspire creativity in their homes. I'm so pleased that I was asked to be a part of such a special book. My pages even include my mother (baking cookies at the barn) because she continues to be my mentor for inspired parenting.
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Each contributor designed a unique child-centered project just for Hand in Hand. Mine is the Little Book of Big Questions that you can read about above. I believe it's a wonderful tool to foster loving open communication with your children and teach them how important their many questions truly are. It ties together the heart, head and hands in a very tangible way.

The list of  talented and inspiring women that worked on this book is quite tremendous, and I'm so proud to stand in their company. The other participating mothers are: Amanda Soule, Ali Edwards, Pam Garrison, Nicole Spring, Abby Glassenberg, Dana Willard, Samantha Cotterill, Cindy Hopper, Jessica Okui, Carly Schwerdt, Jackie Boucher,Merrilee Liddiard, Jhoanna Monte Aranez, Jean Van't Hul,
Kristin Zecchinelli, Ella Pedersen,Jenny Doh, Beki Lambert, and Rachel Faucett.


I'm also quite excited to try out some new projects for spring crafting. Ella's felted flower bowls caught my eye instantly. LOVE.
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My friend Kristin's tissue paper lanterns are an old favorite I'd love to revisit for a spring centerpiece.
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Carly's hand painted paper lampshades might be the perfect way to begin the revamp of my daughter's bedroom.
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All in all, so many gorgeous photos, wise words, and lovely ideas. I'm certain you'd enjoy a copy!
I have not one, but TWO books to offer! Please leave a comment here before Thursday 3/29 at 5pm EST to have a chance at winning your own copy of Hand in Hand.. I'll announce the randomly selected winners on Friday. Have a super start to your week, my friends! comments are now closed.
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Big thank you to all who entered! And the winners are:
Elizabeth said...
Looks like a fabulous book. and how wonderful it would be to win. Thanks for the chance.  Jessie Thetford said... I love this! What an awesome resource for inspired parenting!   
Congratulations you two! Please email me mayaluna(at)yahoo(dot) com with your mailing address so I can send you your new book.  
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196 comments:

  1. my daughter would love the felted flower project!

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  2. A great start to this week! :) I'd love to do the tissue paper lanterns!

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  3. what a lovely book! my littles would love it!!!

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  4. This book is definitely on my wish list. It looks beautiful!

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  5. the book looks fantastic!! just saw mainemama's copy this morning!

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  6. I would love to have this wonderful book to use with my grands. Such wonderful creative women are featured, that I am not sure where we would start.

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  7. Happy 4th Birthday to Mayamade! The book looks wonderful.

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  8. Oh, what a great book full of inspiration! Please, put my name in the hat :-)

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  9. This book looks awesome. What a nice treasure for my daughter. She would love it!

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  10. What a beautiful, inspiring book, I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I would love to have this book to share with my babes. We enjoy our time doing art projects....just mommy and me time.

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  12. Thanks for showing us all those great photos. I think those flower bowls are calling to me. Must find a way to do those with the kids here at the Library. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And congrats on this fantastic collaboration.

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  13. What a fabulous book! We would all love it :)

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  14. Congratulations on 4 years! And what a lovely book! I'd love to try any of these projects.

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  15. ...everybody at our home would like that marvelous book !!!
    Love
    Gabi

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  16. oh, how fun! and how kind of you to offer it!

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  17. This book looks great! Cool crafts for summer days!

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  18. Looks like a really wonderful book. We'd love a copy. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  19. What a beautiful looking book, I would love to share that with my girls

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  20. Such a great offer that is filled with loads of ideas for our little creature! Thanks

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  21. This book looks fun and inspirational, thanks for the chance to win! Happy 4 year anniversary also!!

    Michelle
    steim99@yahoo.com

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  22. The book looks great! I love finding fun things to do with my daughter... I'd love to get my hands on a copy of that! Thanks!!

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  23. This book had me with the rainbow title! I can't wait to get a copy (hopefully by winning it!)

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  24. I love this! What an awesome resource for inspired parenting! :D

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  25. Thank you so much for the give-away. I can definitely use a great book of fun ideas in my home.

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  26. Oh the tissue paper lantern would be perfect in the playroom! Looks like lots of fun activities to try this summer. Thanks!

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  27. What a beautiful book - the tissue paper lanterns look like a great project with our kids.

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  28. Some fantastic looking projects!

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  29. Ohhh this looks like a really good book!!!

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  30. My little grandson is 18 months old - he'll be ready for crafting soon and it would br so fun to have this book for ideas!

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  31. Ohhh this looks like a really good book!!!

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  32. Now this looks like fun. I can see lots of good things happening from this book.

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  33. this looks like so much fun! happy anniversary!! we're so glad you do what you do :)

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  34. Yah! Another crafting book in the world is always a good thing!
    Congratulations to you all!
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  35. what fun! we'd love to welcome spring with some of these lovely projects!

    ssfuchs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. ooh! i'm doing the "cool giveaway" jiggy in my seat! thanks!

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  37. This book could also be used by a certain grandmother *ahem* who is looking to have great things up her sleeve when the grandkids come to visit!

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  38. First of all congratulations!!!
    And I would LOVE to win a copy of this lovely book :)

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  39. What a lovely book. I would love to win it!

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  40. I've been needing more inspiration for crafty things to do with my kids!

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  41. LOVE the felted flower bowl too. Can't wait to check that book out at the library. : )

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  42. It looks such a great book. Would be fun to read together and follow with my 4 children.

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  43. We would love to get our hands on this book!

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  44. Congrats in your 4th year blogging.

    The book looks awesome, waiting to have it in my hands and start doing with my two boys and at school.
    Hugs

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  45. My daughter would really love this book, as she has two young daughters.

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  46. This book looks to be great fun, my kiddos would love to try out these projects together with their mamma. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Wow! That book looks amazing! Congrats on being a part of it! (:

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  48. This book looks incredible, my boys would love to do the projects!

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  49. Wow this looks like a great book! I would LOVe to win it. Lots of Spring inspiration needed! Thanks for the chance

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  50. Looks like a beautiful book!

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  51. Congratulations! And thanks for the opportunity of owning a copy!

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  52. What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you!

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  53. Beautiful!
    My daughter is very creative for a 4 year old and would really LOVE this book - as would I ;D

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  54. Oh the book looks lovely!!! A collection of beautiful crafts from stunning bloggers - what a treasure and well done you on another amazing project!!!

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  55. This looks fantastic. I can't wait.

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  56. so fun! i love that several blogging mamas that i am connected to are here together. :)

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  57. I loved the idea of your book of big questions!

    Congratulations

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  58. Beautiful new book! Congrats on your blogiversary, Maya!

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  59. I'd love to win a copy to share with my girls. It looks like a treasure, full of ideas for summer crafting!

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  60. How awesome! My daughter and I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  61. What an inspiring book. It must feel great to be a part of it, too.

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  62. I am so inspired just from reading the selected photos you shared from the book. This is a lovely giveaway.

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  63. What a great looking book. Thanks for the offer.

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  64. I love this! Being an art/pre-school teacher I am always looking for new & inspiring projects! I'll have to pick up a copy!

    Stephanie

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  65. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  66. Oh my, this book looks great! Thanks for the chance!

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  67. Happy Blogiversary!
    Thanks for the chance at winning : )

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  68. Oh I would so love to have this book - after all, summer vacation will be here before I know it, and I know my daughter is going to demand arts and crafts!

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  69. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book!

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  70. I would love this book! I am the "art teacher" of my grandchildren who are home schooled and we are always looking for new crafts!

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  71. I enjoy your projects and writings. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  72. oh! lovely. my family would love a copy. :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. Fantastic! A perfect gift for family.

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  74. looks great! those felted bowls are gorgeous. nancywalters44@hotmail.com

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  75. Wonderful project! I would love the inspiration!

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  76. These would be wonderful crafting ideas for me to do with my kiddos...

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  77. in love with the tissue paper lanterns!

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  78. My creative munchkins would really sink their teeth into this one - thanks for the chance!

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  79. My little boy just started getting into art. This would be perfect!

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  80. Is it really time for another blogging anniversary? Congrats Maya! Still love every bit of your blog. This book looks great too :)

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  81. what a beautiful, inspiring book! thank you!h

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  82. Congratulations on your blogaversary! And what looks like another fabulous book by fantastic bloggers!

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  83. Would love this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  84. I would love to be inspired by that book. :)

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  85. what an inspiration! We'd love to use it!

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  86. This book is just AMAZING!!! i would love to have it for my daughter! :-)

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  87. Hi maya I ve only recently discovered you and love your book, this one looks fantastic and I'd love to try out the lanterns with my son!

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  88. I want this amazing book for my son. We would have so much fun!!

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  89. Dear Maya
    Thanks for that super fantastic opportunity to win such a book .my RIo Cheyenne and lorei will love to work along with it .
    Thanks Keren

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  90. I would love to win it to try it with my daughter. :)

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  91. Some feelings stay eternal, and you hardly have anything better than gifts to celebrate that. It's the relation with your brothers and sisters we are talking about, and Rakhi4India.com creates the gift galore for that. Visit www.rakhi4india.com for more.

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  92. What a juicy book! Would love to get stuck in :)

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  93. Just what we need before easter holidays. Thanks for a chance.

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  94. First congratulations for you anniversary. I´m also a mum da does a lot of projectis with the kids.

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  95. What a lovely book! Thnx for the chance to win!

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  96. What fun I could have with my Grand Daughter! Thanks for the chance.

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  97. This looks like a beautiful book - such lovely ideas! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

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  98. Looks like a fabulous book!

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  99. Happy anniversary Maya! and thanks so much for the giveaway! the book looks so great!

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  100. Gorgeous book! My 5yo and I would have a blast~

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  101. What a wonderful book to add to any family's collection! As as artist and librarian, I'd be so excited to have a copy of this for doing projects with my two sons, especially with summer coming in just a couple months.

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  102. Looks like a lovely book to enjoy with my lads.

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  103. I could really use this book. It looks like such fun! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  104. I would treasure and savor this book so much. Talk about inspiration and eye candy. Love it and the contributors are familiar and amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  105. This looks like a great book that my kids and I would really really enjoy! Happy blogiversary and good luck to everyone!

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  106. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love a copy of this book for ideas of crafts to do with my 2 1/2 year old!

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  107. Hi Maya. I just found out your blog yesterday right at 26th March and I really love it. Fortunately, 26th March is my birthday too. So, I feel that lovely book has special chemistry on me. :)

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  108. You have been a busy collaborator (Taproot and this book)

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  109. I am good at crafting FOR my kids, but doing arts and crafts with my children is always a struggle. Any help with this is always appreciated. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Wow! What a super book to enrich young children's lives with art! What a wonderful giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed:)

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  111. What a wonderful book. I'm going to add it to my wish list. I know my kids would love it!

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  112. What a wonderful book! We are always trying to make art be part of our everyday lives, but at times I run out of ideas. This would be a great addition to our art room!

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  113. Wow! This is a lovely book. Thank you for sharing!

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  114. Thanks for doing this gift giveaway, Maya. It looks like there's a lot of joyful energy crunched between those 2 covers. I would love to have it to share!

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  115. The projects look beautiful!! Would you please sign it too??

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  116. oooh ooh ooh. Your pages look so divine! I am so excited that my photograph of Samantha Cotteril made the cover!
    I will definitely be making the Little Book of Big questions with Trey!

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  117. Hi Maya! Nice to see your face next to those pretty flowers. The two compliment each other perfectly!

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  118. Ohhh!!!! This is so exciting! I'm will seek this book out for some more wonderful inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your blogiversary.

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  119. Wow! The book looks lovely. Lots of beautiful projects for sure!

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  120. That looks like such a great book - love the projects you shared....

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  121. I have only been following your blog for about 6 months, but have loved every moment! i have two daughters that are much younger than your daughter, and i have especially enjoyed seeing how you two can take on some pretty 'skilled' projects together...i look forward to those days with my little girls (although am also loving this stage they are in :)). thanks for sharing your bounty!

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  122. Felicidades!!! Que lindas cosas, da ganas de hacer todo!!!
    Besito
    Roos
    http://planetamujer.blogspot.com.ar/

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  123. how neat! sounds like a lovely book!

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  124. What a fabulous book! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to add it to our library! Happy anniversary, Maya!

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  125. Looks like such a fun book I know my daughter would love to do a few of the projects in the book! Absolutely fantastic!

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  126. This would be just what my kids and I need to wake up the Spring in us, here in the north.

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  127. What an interesting book with many creative ideas to do together. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  128. Nice book, I would love to win it :)
    sunny greetings from Spain,
    Sylvia

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  129. I woult love to have that great book, so I will win.....or I'll buy!

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  130. Looks like good fun! I've got 3 little crafty girls here that would delight in some new inspiration! Thank you for the chance, and happy blogiversary.....we're so glad you're here!

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  131. wow, looks like fun!

    erin
    eadelarm@yahoo.com

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  132. oh my goodness -- what a lovely, inspirational book. my two little ones and I would have so much fun looking at these pages for new project ideas! thanks for the giveaway.

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  133. Happy Blogiversary!!!! I'd love to have a copy!!!!

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  134. Just in time for summer break...hopefully, there are projects for boys!

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  135. I would love to have this book to share with my 3 grandchildren. They are learning to enjoy crafting as much as I do! You have such wonderful ideas on your website.

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  136. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  137. Looks like such a great book My daughter would love to do some of the projects! Love your blog.

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  138. What a gorgeous book encouraging craftiness in little ones!

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  139. Would love a copy of this book to do some Summer crafting with my Grandaughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. how wonderful! as a parent and a teacher this would come in very "Hand in Handy"!

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  141. What a great looking book ... something both my children and I will enjoy!

    margie

    margiedicroce(at)rogers(dot)com

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  142. What a great giveaway! I'd love to get some new inspiration for my craft life with my little one!

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  143. Yay! How I would cherish these books. Thanks so very much!

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  144. Those projects look beautiful. I'm glad they are easy enough to do with my 7 year old!

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  145. Happy 4th Anniversary! A lovely book to share with little ones.

    mybarefootangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try some of the projects out.

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  147. What a wonderful chance! I will have to get this book even if I don't win!
    danainalaska (at-) yahoo

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  148. If you are happy to post to Australia, then I would love to enter too!!
    Congrats on the 4th birthday and thanks for all the inspiration you provide!!

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  149. Four years, wow. I've been with you about half of the time... Greatings from the other side of the sea where busy crafting also takes place.

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  150. *fingers crossed* This seems really cool! Thank you <3

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  151. Oh, I would love to win this book and share lovely ideas with my two daughters!!!Thank you for your giveaway! I love your blog!!! Love, Ivana.

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  152. Looks like a fabulous book. and how wonderful it would be to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  153. Hi!!!
    ...I really would like to win!!!
    Fingers crossed!!!
    Greetings!
    Laura
    Thank you!!

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  154. thanks for the chance to win! thank you!

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  155. Love encouraging creativity with kids- first my own, now my grandchildren. Craft shows kids delight in the world. Great book.

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  156. From your hand to......maybe my hand.
    Wonderful book, gorgeous pictures.
    Would love to win it and see it for real.
    Happy 4th birthday, Maya!!!!!

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  157. Thank you!
    ---Searr

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  158. That book looks like so much fun!

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  159. Oh my goodness.. I've already put a hold on this book at my library hoping they will get it soon. But much better would be to own this book! It looks and sounds so pretty. I'll cross my fingers for good luck. Thank you for sharing!

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  160. This would be PERFECT for the upcoming April vacation!

    alisonDblanchard [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  161. I remember your post about the cat birthday party and how exciting to see it in print! There were so many small and simple details that made it so perfect. I know my girls and I would experience a creative overload with this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  162. hello,

    what a lovely treat for the eyes. i have a little crafter who would love this in her world! thank you

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  163. Congratulations on four years of blogging! I love to check in here and see what you're up to. And just so you know, our magnolia blossomed yesterday, also rather early this year! I would so love to share the book with my children, they are natural makers like you and inspire me to create more too. Thank you for your words this week.

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  164. Such an accumulation of talent and beauty! Thanks for sharing these peeks inside.

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  165. Love this book. I have others from Jenny and she has great ideas!

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  166. I never win these awesome things, but it never hurts to enter I guess. I just love reading about your upcycling ideas and crafty goodness! Never stop okay!

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  167. Just happened upon your blog while searching for felt Easter basket ideas - love how delightfully simple yours is and I plan to make them for my girls! This book you're giving away looks wonderful as I'm really wanting to do more projects with my girls. Thanks!

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  168. I had the luck of hearing Jenny speak. She is so fabulous and inspirational and lovely. I hope I win!

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  169. Wow, that books looks so interesting!
    Thanks for the give away.

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  170. I am absolutely going to enjoy sharing this book and these projects with my daughter!

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  171. I would LOVE a copy of Hand in Hand!

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  172. oh joy! i so want this book!

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  173. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing maya.

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  174. What a beautiful book! thank you for a great giveaway:)

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  175. Looks like a lot of great projects inside.Would love to win a copy.

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  176. That looks like a beautiful book. Congrats on your blogiversary.

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