Monday, July 12, 2010

Homestyle Crafty Books

Have you ever visited  One2Try? Its a fun blog with oodles of great giveaways.  I've entered several, and finally won!  

On my doorstep this weekend I received my prize - a copy of the book
Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions by Rosanna Bowles.  Its a really cool book!  Lots of recipes, decorating ideas, crafty stuff all focused on creating and sustaining family traditions.  

I think my favorite aspect of it is that everything in it seems doable, and homey, not too picture perfect.  Its more about the family and togetherness aspect, not being too "Martha-y."  You can check out Rita of One2Try's review here - I think its a neat book too. 

But that's not all!  I got a SECOND book in the package, Crafting A Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco.  I LOVE this one!  It has some great craft projects that really resonated with me - all are inspired by personal memories, cultures, and people in the lives of the artists who created them, but could be transferred to your own families and friends to make some truly breathtaking gifts. 
I think I'll be making some decoupage plates for Christmas gifts this year, and I loved the family teepee idea too!  This comes out in September - check it out!

Thank you so much to Rita of One to Try, and also to Abrams books - what a delightful surprise! 

1 comment:

  1. You are so lucky! Im really interested in that second book, Im gonna look it up on Amazon