7.29.2011

Kids' Crafternoon: Paper Curtains and Free Books!


I'm thrilled to be participating in the Kid's Crafternoon blog party! By now you already know, Kathreen put together the Crafternoon series, and the first two books Kids' Crafternoon Sewing and Kids' Crafternoon Papercraft are just out! Each book is full of craft projects that kids can do mostly unassisted in an afternoon, hence Kid's Crafternoon! I contributed a little Pencil Pouch project to the Sewing book, and I adore how they styled in in the book.  Isn't this cool?


The sewing book is full of such clever ideas, perfect for kids in the 7-12 range.  My girls are a bit younger, but I knew they'd enjoy making one of the projects from the Papercraft book with me.  We decided to try the Paper Raindrops Curtain by the lovely Khali Whatley.   My girls love to hang out the window to wave goodbye and hello to anyone coming or going, so I knew they'd really dig this.   



I love the sweetly illustrated instructions, and printed templates are always excellent, but they are especially good for kid's projects.   It was super easy to jump right into the project.  I did all the cutting, but the girls picked out the colors and helped me glue them together.  We were all tickled with how cool it turned out, and even the little one pronounced it "beautiful!"  The girls eagerly waited for Daddy to come home so that they could wave at them through the clouds!



Hardie Grant was kind enough to give me a copy of each book to give away to one of you!  To enter the give-away, tell me in the comments which book you'd most like, and who you'd like to spend a crafternoon with!  Two winners will each get one book.  Be sure to comment with an account where I can contact you.  Winners will be announced on August 2.


Also, if you get the chance, follow along with the rest of the blog party to see more projects from these excellent books, and more chances to win a book:

July22, Poppytalk - July23,  Picklebums - July 24, Little Eco Footprints - July 25, Beaspoke quilts - July 26, Maya Made - July 27, Checkout girl - July 28, The red thread - July 29, We Wilsons - July 30, Maggie Makes - July 31, Mmm Crafts - August 1, Domesticali - August 2, Floating Ink - August 3, Elizabeth Abernathy - August 4, Mommy Coddle - August 5, The Long Thread - August 6, Hannah Fletcher - August 7, Between the lines - August 8, Go Make Me





31 comments:

trixi said...

I'd love the sewing book... and will spend a crafternoon with anyone who wants to join!

Terri said...

We would love the kids' crafternoon sewing!!! My little guy loves to sew!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! : ) espmax(at)gmail(dot)com

CJG said...

These books have been popping up everywhere! While my preference is for the sewing book, if I was to spend a crafternoon with my friend's 3 kids (they love crafts, and are particularly fond of paper crafts), I'd have to have the paper craft book. So, the selfish me wants the sewing book, but the kind, caring friendly me wants the paper craft book ;)
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Claire said...

Yay! You're blogging again! I am glad you got a break, but missed your posts. Z just sat down at my sewing machine 2 days ago, ran a square of fabric under the presser foot (yes, it's unplugged) and said, "I'm making a zebra costume!" Then she had to measure. "22," she said. I think we would enjoy the book (though I know anyone who wins will, also) Hope you are all doing well!

Leah said...

We would love the papercraft one! Like your girls, our little bit is too young right now, but I'm always on the lookout for future fun. I know we would enjoy it when she's a little older! leah(dot)shull(at)gmail(dot)com

Kylie said...

I would love the sewing book. I'll be crafting with my little peeps, aged 6 and 4 :) These books look awesome!

Cindy Gibbs said...

My nieces and I would love the afternoon paper crafts book or the sewing one too! They are all talented young ladies and we enjoy doing things together! thanks for sharing the books. Cgibbs57@cox.net

Angela Reese said...

I would love this for Kylee! She is always trying to do some sort of craft and is just getting into sewing. It would be great to have projects specifically for her age. I was just telling a friend of mine about this book too. :)

Angela Reese said...

I forgot to leave my contact info! :) rubytears42@yahoo.com

ivey@durangomom.com said...

oh! we'd love the paper or sewing book! Thanx for the chance!

http://www.durangomom.com/

melissa said...

My 6 yr old daughter has recently joined my passion for sewing! We've made friday night "Craft Night" at our house (while the boys are off playing video games :o) Sophia and I would LOVE to win a copy of Crafternoon Sewing for Craft Night!

melonkelli said...

They both look great! We have paper everywhere, so I think we'd dive into the papercraft book first (though the kids "discovered" the sewing machine this week as well).

melonkelli AT gmail DOT com

heather skye said...

Oooo. Both books look awesome; I would selfishly love the sewing one but I will choose Paper because my kiddos are little and MUCH better with safety scissors than needles;) be well!

h2mccollom at hotmail dot com

Jennifer said...

The sewing book would be great since my little crafter just started sewing. But would have fun with paper too. I would spend my afternoon with my two fav crafters 6 and 9 in fact I think I will make time for that this weekend.
jpowell at excellentwriters dot com

JakDeeandKids said...

I love both the books - but the ipod monster cozy in the sewing book is a perfect project for my two favorite crafters -- my kids!!

Nicoll said...

I would like the "Kids Crafternoon Papercraft" book. My little one is only nine months old, but I'd looooove to have this on-hand for him (and hopefully his siblings, by that time). In the meantime, I'd like to share it with family friends. Thanks for the opportunity to get one -- to you and your friend. (nwatrous@gmail.com)

Anna said...

I'd love to win the sewing book. My kids would no doubt love to join me!!

Polly Jones said...

I would love both! The sewing one especially because it has your project in it. I do a weekly project with a boys and girls club, though, and sewing doesn't work with the bigger group so well. So, I have to choose the paper one...think I'll go ahead and nab that project you did with your girls. That would work well for them.

stephray said...

I'd love the Crafternoon Papercraft book. Elizabeth will be 9 months old in a couple days, so it would be awhile before we get to use it. But I remember how much I loved working with paper when I was younger and I know Elizabeth will enjoy it when she's a bit older :)i

wonderwheat said...

These books look so great! I love that you got to be featured in one of them. I'd love the sewing one since I'm slowly teaching myself to sew and want to make cute stuff for little Owen. The papercraft book looks great, too, and I'm sure it'll come in handy when Owen's old enough to start homseschooling or when/if I go back to teaching at our church's preschool.

KBH said...

I would love the kids crafternoon papercraft book! Enjoying the blog,
Katelin

KBH said...

oh yeah! here's my email: katilee_08@hotmail.com

Julie said...

They both look great, but I think the papercraft would be my pick. Thanks for doing this Laura!!

Jenny said...

I would love the papercraft book, but would selfishly love more the sewing book. The hubs is a youth minister, so I think it would be fun to have crafty days with the littler youth group members. I also have my sister's crazy fun 3 year old twins to craft with. Of course, with their attention span, the paper one might would be more fun. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Jenny said...

Hrm. Not sure if my earlier comment worked. So, if not, paper crafting would be perfect for my twin niece and nephew, but sewing crafting would be great for the littler youth group members. thanks for a great giveaway!

Lizzie said...

My kiddos love paper crafts!

suealex said...

I'd love the papercraft book. So sweet! And I'd use it with my 4- and 2- year olds. We have crafternoons often and are always looking for new ideas.

ladybugtanya said...

i would love to have the sewing craft book, and spend the day sewing and crafting with my wonderful granddaughters!! they would love it, we would also include their friend, jany. this sounds so good , i'm gonna plan a "crafty school starting celebration". o, wow, what fun!!
ladybugtanya@yahoo.com
thank you!! tanya dale

ladybugtanya said...

i would love to have the sewing craft book, and spend the day sewing and crafting with my wonderful granddaughters!! they would love it, we would also include their friend, jany. this sounds so good , i'm gonna plan a "crafty school starting celebration". o, wow, what fun!!
ladybugtanya@yahoo.com
thank you!! tanya dale

Leela Little Liza Jane said...

Wow, these both look like so much fun! I really have to lick one, huh? I think my Leela would devour (hopefully not in literal sense) the PaperCraft book and I would love to spend a day crafting with my favorite 4 yr old and her stuffed animal tarsier which now comes everywhere with us. They eat crickets! (she wants everyone to know that)

Great job on the blog too- so many fun ideas!

Tararn@bust.com

rilojane said...

What a hard choice! I think my kids would get a kick out of the sewing book since they're always trying to "help" me on my projects. :)