This Week's Giveaway: B is for Baby
This week, we have a copy of B is for Baby: 26 Projects from A to Z, by Suzanne Stirling. One lucky winner gets it!
This is a nice craft book even if you aren't baby-inclined. There are fabric and paper projects here that would lend well to all kinds of great ideas.
We'll notify the winner on Monday, March 19th. Will it be you?
UPDATE: Congrats to the winner, Torie Nguyen!
...In which I play Interviewee.
If you've ever had a burning desire to know what was running around in my brain when I started DIY Alert!, you might find it interesting.
This Week's Giveaway: Spring Prize Pack
In honor of the Sun's recent appearance, we have a delightful pack of Spring-y handmade goodies as this week's giveaway. It includes . . .
- An assortment of lovely illustrated gift tags and notecards, from the talented Mariah DeMarco of DeMarco Designs.
- A cute felt wallet, embellished with a playing card, from the uber-crafty boutique known as Copacetique.
- A bright, cheery zippered pouch for your valuables, from Handbags for Hipsters.
One lucky subscriber will win all this bounty. So don't forget to sign up for your subscription before our drawing -- it's on Monday, March 12th.
This Week's Giveaway: A full set of CROQ
Have you checked out CROQ? It's an amazing zine about crafts, cooking, sustainability, and running an independent business. And it's produced right here in Portland, (by the multi-talented Heather Mann) with crafty contributors from all over.
Well, the folks at CROQ have donated an entire set of issues for this week's giveaway. That's eight issues, covering Summer 2005 to the present day.
You won't believe all the crafty goodness that's to be had in these pages! Here's just a small sampling of articles:
- How to Recycle Packing Materials
- How to Compost
- Indie Marketing Ideas
- A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
- Fun Things to do with Old Records
- Self Publish Your Book
- Avoiding Craft Burnout
- Victorian Era Crafts
- Screen Printing Demystified
- Disco Macrame
- Frugal & Easy Winter Meals
WOW! One lucky winner will be chosen by random drawing. We'll announce it next Monday, March 5. In the meantime, you can learn more about CROQ here.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Annie Vanderhey, our lucky winner! Happy Reading!
This Week's Giveaway: CRAFT: 02!
This week, the generous folks at CRAFT Magazine have donated five copies of their current issue for our subscriber prize-drawing. CRAFT 02 is seriously packed with crafty goodness.
If you're not familiar with CRAFT Magazine, let me introduce you: it's a quarterly publication from the team at MAKE Magazine. CRAFT covers crafting from all angles, with a focus on truly innovative projects. -- in this issue alone, you can learn to:
- Make your own felted fruit. - Make a fabric-collage masterpiece. - Quilt Hawaiian-style. - Needlepoint your own pair of sandals.
CRAFT Magazine contains very little advertising, so every issue is packed with projects and good reading about the craft scene. And with a newsstand price of $14.99, getting one of these for free is an amazing score!
If you haven't already, I also highly recommend checking out their amazing blog.
So, we'll draw five lucky winners next Monday, Feb. 26. I hope you're one of them! UPDATE: Congrats to our five lucky winners! Marj Miller Cindy Clair Renee Hyatt Joey Groendes Heidi Messer
What are we giving away this week???
Well, our first weekly prize drawing is done . . . which means it's time to start up another one. We're good like that here at DIY Alert!
So this week, we'll have a random drawing of DIY Alert! members, for a copy of Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle, by Tsia Carson.
If you'd like to get some background on this awesome book, you can listen to a podcast interview I did with the author here.
The drawing happens on Monday, February 5th. The winner will be notified by email. I hope you win.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Lancea LaPorte, who won 'Craftivity'! Hope you enjoy it!
Welcome, and Weekly Giveaways
Hello, Crafters of the Northwest!
Welcome to DIY Alert!, and thank you for stopping by. We are so excited to bring this creative hub to PDX, and we hope it creates lots of new connections among all the crafty folks here.
So, the first thing to tell you about is, if you have an account on DIY Alert!, you are eligible for weekly prize drawings. Each week, we'll offer up a different crafty gifty and have a random drawing. The winner will be notified by email each Monday.
For or first drawing, we have an awesome prize -- a brand new Cold Heat Cordless Glue Gun Oooooooooooh! These babies rock!
If you don't have an account on this website yet, just click the "create new account" link to your left, and set one up now!
UPDATE: Congratulation to Claire Patoine, who won the Cold Heat! Happy Gluing to you!
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