Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Book Giveaway -- Pretty Birds by Virginia Lindsay

Attention crafters!  Even if you aren't a sewer by nature, you can make these adorable birds in the new craft book "Pretty Birds" by Virginia Lindsay, published by Running Press.


You all know I have a thing about paper. I am a book lover, and a book can draw me in just by the quality of the paper or even the size of the book. I like odd sizes and special touches, and this book is not your standard size, and it has rounded corners.  I LOVE that!

Not shown in this stock photo -- the rounded corners. But they're there.


This book is clever in so many ways. For one, you don't have to rip up your book to get to the patterns. All you need is a SmartPhone or other device that can scan the QR code, download what you need, and you're off!




HOOOO doesn't like owls?  (See what I did there?)




The birds you can make are an owl, a canary, a penguin, a dove, an eagle, a kookaburra (sans the old gum tree), a bluebird, a cardinal, a woodpecker, a seagull, a chick, a robin, a fairy wren (someone make me one?), a swan, a parrot (pirate not included), a peacock (yes, please), a hummingbird (more yes, more please), and a flamingo. 




You can do a lot with these birds -- turn them into ornaments, put them on a stick and display them in a vase, add a pocket on the back (the owl is a good candidate) for your phone, etc. There are lots of ideas and really pretty photos in the book to give you great ideas to branch out even further.


I know how to sew, but haven't for a long time. But having known how to sew, from hemming pants to sewing a dress to making curtains, I can tell you that this book can be utilized by anyone with a willingness to learn. Stitches are simple, and the most fun is picking out the fabric!





I will be giving away my copy of this awesome 126 page book AND some fun fabric if you leave a comment below (be sure your name is connected to an email on your blog or give me a way to get in touch with you). PLEASE pass this giveaway around to your crafting communities of Facebook and share the love and help Virginia Lindsay feel awesome!


Zack will draw a name on April 9th.


Ready, set, bird time!



Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.

23 comments:

  1. OMG, I love to sew! That little owl got my attention right away! He is adorable! (Lee: Stregajewellry@yahoo.com)

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  2. Such a darling idea. I've made stuffed animals from my sons drawings (it's been a while, but we still have some. When you talk about all the things you can do with the birds (flamingos? Love flamingos!), my mind immediately went to: "it's a hat, it's a broach, it's a Pterodactyl...

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  3. What an awesome book!! Love birds, and love creating them via sewing, paper crafting, in jewelry or with clay!!! This book would enchant anyone who love little bird creatures!!๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’žcontact via FB or just state here.☺️

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  4. This book looks like such fun - I would love to get this Giveaway!

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  5. I love birds! But as number 1, I can say I will most likely have to buy the book. Nevertheless, sign me up! Thank you!

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  6. What fun! I do love birds. Throw my name in the hat, please. Thanks!

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  7. Fabric is my very favorite medium and I love sewing. I also love books! This looks like the perfect combo. Thank you Lori Dear. Creative Bliss and Blessings...

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  8. These are so cute. I could make these and put them on my granddaughters bed!

    Thanks for the chance to win Lori.
    Cindi

    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  9. Oh the book is adorable, I'd love to win it. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

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  10. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Love to have a flock of birds around. This book looks like a lot of fun.

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  11. What a great book!! I might have to get this one if I don't win it. I see penguins on the cover!!!!!

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  12. What a fantastic n book! Please toss my name in the hat.

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  13. I love books, fabric, crafts and animals. Winning this prize would be such a treat!

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  14. Absolutely LOVE that you can download the pattern. Thanks for offering another great giveaway! I think I will definitely have to make that cute little bird at the top of the cover page.

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  15. This looks like so much fun. Now that I am retired, I am always looking for something new to do. Denise Leinicke @. Nanadeeleinicke@gmail.com.

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  16. Sweet! A co-worker is doing her nursery in Owls.......if I am the lucky winner she will receive an owl for her new son.

    Have a Crafty day!

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  17. I think the book would be good to have... the lil' birds would make great gifts.

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  18. Thank you for hosting another really fun give away. In the last few years I've totally fallen in love with crafted birdies. I'd really love to win this book for some new patterns.

    Good luck ladies.

    Karen_Linhart at sbcglobal dot net

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  19. I adore birds of all sorts. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    joeymoma93@yahoo.com

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  20. I love birds, in particular hand sewn embroidered birds. I would love to win this. Thank you.

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  21. What fun it would be to sew up some of these birdies... what a neat book! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Those are sooo cute! Hope I win...saveabunny@yahoo.com

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  23. What a lovely book! Would love it :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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