chronicle books is having their 2nd annual happy haulidays! here's the info!
Happy Haulidays is a book giveaway hosted by Chronicle Books. This contest is awesome! Chronicle books is giving away $500 worth of books to 1 blogger, 1 commenter of said blogger's choice, and 1 charity of the blogger's choice.
i, of course, chose all craft books and kits!
look at these amazing titles available from chronicle!
1. girl's world
2. vintage craft workshop
3. instant iron-ons
4. hot type
5. lotta jansdotter's handmade living
6. silhouette art
7. amy butler's style stitches
8. the sock monkey & friends kit
9. french general: treasured notions
10. everyday's a holiday
11. whip up mini quilts
12. embroidered effects
13. denyse schmidt quilts
14. lotta jansdotter's simple sewing for baby
15. the handy book of artistic printing
16. applique your way
17. lace knitting to go
18. instantly antique wall decals
19. cath kidston cupcake liners
20. cath kidston masking tape
21. button girl
22. mobile art
23. masterpiece studio
so of course those are what i want. and the charity i would donate to is enchanted makeovers. they transform shelters into "beautiful sanctuaries" and then take it a step further:
"Enchanted Makeovers’ unique projects, programs and events such as sewing classes, hands on cooking & baking classes, gardening, inside-out makeovers, journaling, stepping into the dream and capes for kids provide new solutions tailored to meet the needs of women and children who are living in shelters to re-build their lives. They provide a foundation for success that is missing in most shelter programs. We start by transforming the physical shelter space into an environment that inspires psychological and behavioral change. Creatively, focus, self-worth and optimism for the future are among the transformative results. The programs help to break down the walls of segregation between the shelter and the community while teaching coping skills and life skills. Volunteers and crafters are united from across the nation with the women and children, each given the opportunity to share their talents, share their story and shine their light."
(excerpted directly from the enchanted makeover's website)
if you are interested in finding a charity to support - craft bits has a list of craft related organizations and there's sure to be something local in your area too!
now if you want to get in on this contest, just leave me a comment and tell me which book is on your wish list this christmas! or tell me what charity is dear to your heart. or just say hi! maybe we'll win a bunch of books!