Chronicle Books, who I swear make the most awesome creative books ever, are having a promotion right now that if you make a list of books worth $500 and post them to your blog, you have a chance of winning them! Plus, if I were to win, one of the commenters on my post also wins!
Ones I’d Love to Have:
-Lotta Prints by Lotta Jansdotter – I’ve done a little printmaking on my own, but I’ve love to have a book to refer to!
-In Stitches by Amy Butler – This book has adorable projects, my library has this book, but I’d love to not have to share it with the whole city!
-City Walks San Francisco by Christina Henry de Tessan – San Francisco is only a few hours from me, and I need to visit more often.
-DYI Fashion by Selena Francis-Bryden – I’m really interested in learning to make my own clothes for myself, especially things involving modifying old clothing and the like!
-Dorm Decor by Theresa Gonzalez – Just because I’m beyond college, doesn’t mean I wouldn’t enjoy these projects!
-Simple Sewing for Babys by Lotta Jansdotter – I haven’t seen this one in person yet, but I bet it’s awesome. I love making stuff for Miss V and other babies, making baby stuff goes so much faster than adult clothing!
-Applique Your Way by Kayte Terry – I love this book and want my own copy!
-Knitting Pretty by Kris Percival – I learned how to knit a few years ago, but quit soon after. I really would like to pick it up again, and this book sounds like it has nice basic projects.
-1-2-3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker – Perfect for me! I need more skill growing projects!
-Paper Cutting by Laura Heyenga- I love love love papercutting. I can’t wait to see this book when it comes out!
Awesome Baby Books for My ‘Niece’ Miss V:
-Zoom by Simms Taback – Any book with a title like ‘Zoom’ just has to be awesome, and it’s not just boys that enjoy car books!
-Look by Dwell Studio – Black and white, hippos and whales oh my!
-Peek-a-Boo Who? by Simms Taback – What little baby doesn’t like peek-a-boo!
-Touch and Feel Farm by Dwell Studio – As an adult even, I love touch and feel books, they’re the best!
-Button Nose by Nina Laden – The alligator has a zipper for a mouth!
-Emily’s Balloon by Komoko Sakai – Beautiful beautiful illustrations.
-Walk the Dog by Bob Barner – There is nothing Miss V likes more than dogs, this is a must have!
-Who is Sleeping? Who is Awake? by SAMi – The fox on the cover is adorable, and you gotta live lift-the-flap books!
-Count by Dwell Studio – The birds in a tree? Adorable.
-Eat by Dwell Studio – Omm nomnom, food!
-Go by Dwell Studio – Loving the red, yellow, and green cover!
-Good Morning Toucan by Dwell Studo – Baby birdies great their mother!
-Goodnight, Owl by Dwell Studio – Well if you are going to have morning, you better have nighttime!
-Puppy in Circles by Dwell Studio – Looks a lot like my dog who Miss V loves!
-What Colors? by Dwell Studio – A baby can never have enough color books!
-Touch and Feel Zoo by Dwell Studio – Like I said before, touch and feel books are AWESOME.
-Touch and Feel Town by Dwell Studio – well ditto
-Lullaby Baby – for when mom and dad are feeling lazy or need to add to their repertoire!
-Little Books Boxed Set by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Includes one about a little pea, how much cuter can it get?!?
For Miss V’s Mommy:
-Flour by Joanne Chang – One look at that cover, and I can’t stop drooling. Miss V’s Mommy is a former pastry chief so many if I give her this book she will make me things out of it? ;)
-Tartine by Elisabeth Prueitt – I want to say that I recall hearing that Miss V’s Mommy used to work here so she might be familiar with some of these recipes – maybe that would mean faster food for me!