My connection with author Rae Grant is one of those stories that testifies to the fun power of the blogosphere.
I had discovered one of Rae's previous books, Crafting Fun, on Amazon. I bought it and loved it. (And for a "non-crafter" like me, that is saying something.)
A few weeks later, imagine my surprise when Rae's name appeared in my email inbox. She had found my blog and was getting in touch to see if I would be interested in reviewing her books--and of course I was!
Rae's books truly are works of art, reminding readers of a balanced, slower-paced time of life. A gifted designer and illustrator, she combines amazing retro images with easy, family-based activities.
Her newest title, Homemade Fun: 101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids, is divided into six sections: Sewing and Embroidery, Papercrafts, Jewelry, Baking, Building Things, and Toys, Games, and Pastimes. Each section contains simple activities with step-by-step directions.
Included are projects like a tooth fairy pillow, simple bookmarks, salt dough beads, busy morning biscuits (we tried these with great success!), a coffee can bird feeder, and musical water glasses.
If you haven't discovered Rae's work before, then you are in for a treat!
Rae's publisher is giving away copies of Homemade Fun to TWO Steady Mom readers.
This giveaway is
open to readers in the United States and Canada.
leave a comment below and answer this question: What
homemade project do you remember most from your childhood?
You can also
entries by spreading the word in your online social networks about this
**Please note that in order for an additional entry to count, you must
leave a separate comment telling me what you did.**
I'll close the comments on Sunday, June 13th at 8pm EST. The winner (chosen at random) will be announced shortly afterward.Thanks for entering, and thanks to Rae Grant for this giveaway!
Jamie is founder of this little spot called Steady Mom, editor of the blog Simple Homeschool, mama to three cute kids born on three different continents, and author of Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood.