so pretty! felt book, giveaway and garland

I really enjoy sewing with and finding new ways to use felt.  Chronicle Books recently published So Pretty! Felt, written by Amy Palanjian.  So Pretty! Felt is a compilation of 24 different creative felt projects.  The projects are fun and easy to do if you know some basic sewing skills and know your way around a hot glue gun.  There are also new techniques and approaches to working with felt that I have never tried.  There's even instructions on how to make a felt mushroom.  I can't wait to try it!  Chronicle Books is generously offering one lucky reader a chance to win a book.  All you have to do is leave a comment below.  I'll announce the winner next week. felt-garland-

I didn't have a lot of time the other day, so I decided to try the quick felt garland project from the book.  I am a big fan of garlands, especially in a child's room.  The garland was a perfect way to add some pops of color in Henrik's room.

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This felt garland was so easy to make and took no time at all.  The great thing about making this garland is that you can use scraps of felt in any shape and color.  I chose to use squares, triangles, and circles.  I also added a couple of silhouettes of a giraffe, an elephant and a lion to make it a little more playful and childlike.

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I was so happy with how it turned out, it was just what I wanted.  I look forward to starting on some more projects from the So Pretty! Felt book, particularly some of the necklace ideas.

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If you would like to purchase a book you can find it through AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or Chronicle Books.

Or you can enter to win a book by leaving a comment below.

Here is a list of the rest of the book tour and more chances to win a book:

Friday, May 10 – West Coast Crafty 

Saturday, May 11 – Mod Podge Rocks

Monday, May 13 – Handmade Charlotte & Fabric Paper Glue

Tuesday, May 14 – MINT & A Spoonful of Sugar

Wednesday, May 15 – Positively Splendid & Hart and Sew

Thursday, May 16 – Rouge and Whimsy & So You Think You're Crafty

Friday, May 17 – Aesthetic Nest & Dollar Store Crafts

P.S.  This is just a sneak peek of The Henrik Bed.  I'll have more photos and information next week.  I can't wait!