Handmade Beginnings

I was so pleased to be asked to be a part of the blog tour for Anna Marie Horner’s new book, Handmade Beginnings.

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At first I thought “hmm… I’m not pregnant and I don’t have any babies (yet!)… will this book be of any use to me?” The answer?  Yes – absolutely!

First of all, we’re all swamped with baby showers and sometimes there just isn’t time to get a whole quilt made, but you want to bring a personal handmade gift.  There are many wonderful options in the book that are certain to be big hits at the next baby shower you head to!

How about some adorable bebe shooooes??

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Or a cozy cozy sleeping sack??

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And OMG I can’t handle how cute this photo is.  Makes me wanna make loads of little pants for babies this instant!!

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And then there are patterns in the book that can be made for anyone – not just babies. Check out both of these bags.  They would work for any number of things non-baby related!

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Overall a great book with loads of modern, interesting and varied choices.  Oh and did I mention the photography?  It’s so so good.  Really – it gives the book a wonderful warm and personal feeling that makes you want to sit down to your sewing machine and dive into one of the many included projects!

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Maggie agrees completely.

Do you want a copy? Wiley Publishing were generous to get me an extra for you! Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Also, click on over here if you want to enter to win a sewing machine!

The blog tour is coming to a close soon, but you still have a couple places to check out. Here’s the details of the whole tour:

May 3 : Craft
May 4: Indie Fixx
May 5: Sew Mama Sew
May 6: Pink Chalk Studio
May 10: Wise Craft
May 14: House on Hill Road
May 16: The Purl Bee
May 18: All Buttoned Up
May 19: Alabama Chanin Journal
May 20: Homemade by Jill
May 21: True Up
May 22: Oh, Fransson!
May 23: Prudent Baby
May 24: Sew Liberated
May 25: Handmade by Alissa
May 26: Hazelnuts
May 27: Petite Purls

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  • Jenny

    May 25, 2010 at 5:06 am |

    Thank you for a chance…i love crafting for babies!

  • Tara

    May 25, 2010 at 5:07 am |

    Ooh! I’ve been trying to win this book for ages, it seems! Would love to win!

  • Beth Lehman

    May 25, 2010 at 5:09 am |

    My babies are growing up – but there are so many great ideas in this book!! The bags and quilts are fantastic!!

  • amanda

    May 25, 2010 at 5:11 am |

    Meeee! :) I love the look of this book & have been drooling over it during this great blog tour.

  • Megan

    May 25, 2010 at 5:11 am |

    Pick Me! Pick Me! I have been trying to win this all the way along the tour and now we are nearly at the end! Hopefully I will get lucky! I am 26 weeks pregnant with number 4 and I would love to try some of these projects.

  • Mariane

    May 25, 2010 at 5:13 am |

    Oh, I would so love to have this book. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Marit

    May 25, 2010 at 5:14 am |

    I love the beautiful fabric she designs, would love to win her book, too!
    ; )

  • Terriaw

    May 25, 2010 at 5:16 am |

    I was actually thinking the exact same thing since I don’t have kids either. But now, after reading your review and seeing a few photos, I might have to get this book after all. Love the projects, and you’re right, we always end up needing a last minute baby shower gift. The bonus is the great projects that anyone can use!

  • stephanie carroll

    May 25, 2010 at 5:21 am |

    every project i’ve seen from this book so far looks amazing! AM is such a talented designer!

  • Jennifer Singer

    May 25, 2010 at 5:21 am |

    I would love to own this book! Looks like there are some great projects in there!

  • Kelsie

    May 25, 2010 at 5:22 am |

    Hellloooooo! Thanks for the giveaway. I want this book! I’m like you, not pregnant, no kids, but lots of people I could make stuff for!

  • Kati

    May 25, 2010 at 5:24 am |

    I love those little pants on the boy watching the dryer! :) so cute.

  • Wendy D. P.

    May 25, 2010 at 5:26 am |

    So cute! Can’t wait to get to leaf through the entire book!

  • Barbara

    May 25, 2010 at 5:27 am |

    I need this! (says the mommy who is typing this one handed on her i touch becuase her 6 week old son is sleeping on her chest!).

  • Rachelle

    May 25, 2010 at 5:28 am |

    The fabrics are as beautiful as the projects. What an inspiration!

  • Evelyn

    May 25, 2010 at 5:32 am |

    The sleep sack is my favorite! What a great baby gift that would be. Thanks for the chance!

  • Sandra Amorim

    May 25, 2010 at 5:34 am |

    Oh my, this book looks gorgeous! My little man could sure use some ofthose little pants! I never win anything, but who knows right? There’s always a first time! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

  • Solange Myers

    May 25, 2010 at 5:34 am |

    Would love to win this book! There is always a need for baby gifts!
    Thank you!

  • Kris

    May 25, 2010 at 5:37 am |

    I’d love a copy! Thanks!

  • Michelle

    May 25, 2010 at 5:37 am |

    What a fabulous book. The pants are so sweet. I know people who are having babies soon, and this would be really helpful to make gifts.

  • Christina M.

    May 25, 2010 at 5:38 am |

    I’d love to have this!!! We’re hoping for number 2 soon and I’m a sewing nut while I’m pregnant!! Also – everyone I know is having babies too, so I’d love some new baby shower craft ideas for gifts!

  • Tong

    May 25, 2010 at 5:43 am |

    I’ve love to win a copy of this book, it looks great!! Anna Maria Horner never disappoints! Thanks for the chance!

  • Clare

    May 25, 2010 at 5:47 am |

    Oh what a lovely book! I am 4 months pregnant, and my mind is swimming with ideas now! :)

  • Maggie

    May 25, 2010 at 5:50 am |

    I am not pregnant and out of the baby phase too, but I am hoping my sister will be in the baby phase soon, so I would love to win this book! Thanks!

  • Kristal

    May 25, 2010 at 5:50 am |

    I have a lot of friends with babies and I would love to try the things in this book!

  • Jay Smith

    May 25, 2010 at 5:51 am |

    How adorable!! I love the little booties and the sleep sack would make such a cute shower gift!

  • Pam

    May 25, 2010 at 5:54 am |

    I would *love* a copy of this book…hope to be a grandmother within the next few years and can’t wait to start sewing up some cute little things!

  • Kama

    May 25, 2010 at 5:56 am |

    Looks like an amazing book. I would love to make some items for my little boys or my sis-in-law who is prego.

  • Raisin'Cookies

    May 25, 2010 at 5:57 am |

    I’m currently pregnant with #4, and a week away from my due date. I can’t even tell you how much fun I would have with this book, especially since two of my closest friends are due with their babies in June as well!

  • Tonya

    May 25, 2010 at 5:58 am |

    Yes, please! I love AMH, and I would love to get a copy of this book. It is just looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Anna

    May 25, 2010 at 6:00 am |

    That book looks great – I’m always doing handmade gifts for baby showers and this would get me a few more ideas!

  • Melissa H.

    May 25, 2010 at 6:00 am |

    You are so right: this looks like a great book to help with all of the baby shower gifts!

  • Deborah

    May 25, 2010 at 6:00 am |

    Oh it looks like a great book! I would love to have it and to make some of those things – love the bags!! Please do enter me in the giveaway! Have a good week!!

  • Gillian

    May 25, 2010 at 6:02 am |

    Everywhere I turn my friends and family are having babies, and I am loving it. I would love to have this book, hopefully someday I can use the patterns for myself.

  • Amy

    May 25, 2010 at 6:06 am |

    I would love a copy! I have a baby shower coming up and am looking for new inspiration.

  • Alice R.

    May 25, 2010 at 6:06 am |

    It is such a beautiful book. I would so love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jenni

    May 25, 2010 at 6:06 am |

    those shoes kill me everytime! thanks!

  • Mary Beth

    May 25, 2010 at 6:10 am |

    I need need need this book to help prepare for my little one arriving in October! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nancy

    May 25, 2010 at 6:10 am |

    With 4 nieces I hope to have tons of nieces and nephews soon… would love a chance to win this book…

  • Christine Miller-McKinley

    May 25, 2010 at 6:11 am |

    Just gorgeous – need my 3 year old to rewind back to baby phase!!!
    Fingers crossed for the prize too!!

  • Julie W.

    May 25, 2010 at 6:21 am |

    I would love this book!! It is on my list of books to buy, but it would be great to win!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

  • Kimberly

    May 25, 2010 at 6:21 am |

    I’m dying to get my hands on this book!

  • Renee

    May 25, 2010 at 6:22 am |

    I with the first grandbaby on the way I would love to have a copy of the book! Can’t wait to make those booties!

  • Holly

    May 25, 2010 at 6:25 am |

    Can’t wait to see this book in person! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

  • Bellgirl

    May 25, 2010 at 6:25 am |

    Oh I love those little pants too!

  • dana

    May 25, 2010 at 6:30 am |

    this book looks so stinking amazing. i want it for the patterns and to just look at those cute babies!! thanks for the chance to win!

  • Crissy Hartl

    May 25, 2010 at 6:33 am |

    I’ve been sewing up a storm getting ready for DS #2, who will arrive any day now! I’d love to sew some of these projects while I’m at it!

  • Jennifer Ladd

    May 25, 2010 at 6:51 am |

    I would LOVE to win this! I just received the referral for my new baby girl from Ethiopia a few days ago – I would love to start sewing for her!!

  • Peacockchic

    May 25, 2010 at 6:52 am |

    Thanks for the giveaway. I thought I would do a little musical number to express my desire :O)

    (Slightly modified excerpt from A Chorus Line, sung to the tune of “I Hope I Get it”)

    [ALL]
    Look at all the people!
    At all the people.
    How many people does she need?
    How many boys, how many girls?
    How many people does she…?

    [MONIQUE]
    I really need this booook.
    Please God, I need this boook.
    I’ve got to get this BOOOOKKKK!!!

    :O)


    Monique

  • beth

    May 25, 2010 at 6:52 am |

    I would love to win a book. It looks beautiful from here!

  • Shelly

    May 25, 2010 at 6:55 am |

    I have been following this book on its blog run – I want a copy so badly! I’m really hoping to win this time!

  • Amy

    May 25, 2010 at 6:56 am |

    PLEASE enter me!!! I must have this book!

  • Norma

    May 25, 2010 at 7:00 am |

    What fabulous projects!! If Maggie agrees, it must be a winner!

  • Lindsey

    May 25, 2010 at 7:01 am |

    Pick me pretty please!

  • Jessica P

    May 25, 2010 at 7:03 am |

    I would love to win this! I am in love with the sleeping sack and the quilt.

  • Ms Fine

    May 25, 2010 at 7:04 am |

    I’m with you on the photography–absolutely beautiful. I’d love a chance to win! Thanks for hosting.

  • Tricia L.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:04 am |

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the review…makes me want it even more!

  • Lenka

    May 25, 2010 at 7:05 am |

    I have been a bit obsessed lately about baby shoes and these are just so cute! Makes me want to have a baby of my own8) I would love to make something from the book for my expecting friends!

  • Vickie

    May 25, 2010 at 7:07 am |

    i’d love a copy of this book! great giveaway!

  • Amy

    May 25, 2010 at 7:07 am |

    Thanks for the great review. I’m with you on those jammies :-)

  • Andrea

    May 25, 2010 at 7:09 am |

    I’m all done having babies, but have plenty of friends & family that this book would be wonderful for…I love the spiderweb quilt!!!

  • Megan L

    May 25, 2010 at 7:15 am |

    Lovely! I’m crossing my fingers!

  • Stephanie

    May 25, 2010 at 7:17 am |

    I totally agree that this book has something for everyone in it! The “Here We Go Bag” looks great — I need to pick up this book (or you know, win one) so I can make the sixth time’s the charm quilt. Beautiful.

  • Alisa

    May 25, 2010 at 7:19 am |

    I’d love to win a copy. I’m not pregnant either, but I’d love to make some of the projects.

  • Tiffany

    May 25, 2010 at 7:21 am |

    i love AMH!

  • Jessica

    May 25, 2010 at 7:22 am |

    I’d love to win this! Thanks!

  • coffeechris

    May 25, 2010 at 7:25 am |

    I am so inspired by Anna Marie. Have so many baby gifts to sew…that book would be perfect.

  • Erin

    May 25, 2010 at 7:25 am |

    Thanks for participating in the tour. I’d love to have a copy for our home!

  • Tiffany

    May 25, 2010 at 7:31 am |

    LOVE.THIS.BOOK!!

  • Caroline

    May 25, 2010 at 7:32 am |

    You are correct; beautiful photography and a great variety of projects! I’d love to own a copy =)

  • Ann

    May 25, 2010 at 7:34 am |

    Oh I would absolutely love to have a copy of Anna’s book – every project I’ve seen looks like something I’d love to make!

  • anne

    May 25, 2010 at 7:37 am |

    boy oh boy, i’ve got my eye on this book. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Allison

    May 25, 2010 at 7:41 am |

    I know I would put that book to GOOD use! :)

  • Jacqueline

    May 25, 2010 at 7:43 am |

    I’m expecting my first baby in October, so I’d love to make everything in the book!

  • Jessica K

    May 25, 2010 at 7:44 am |

    Oh I would LOVE this book! It looks like so much fun!

  • wendy

    May 25, 2010 at 7:53 am |

    I’d love to have a copy! Such cute photos. And her husband in that one photo ain’t bad either ;)

  • gen

    May 25, 2010 at 7:53 am |

    Soooo lovely, so divine. I think I need one!

  • adina

    May 25, 2010 at 7:55 am |

    so many great project in that book. really practical ones which are my favorite kind

  • Mary

    May 25, 2010 at 7:57 am |

    what a beautiful book!

  • kate C.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:58 am |

    I love this book! My husband thinks that every one of my friends is pregnant, but really a couple of them just had their babies, so he’s not really correct!! :)
    thanks for the chance!

  • duff

    May 25, 2010 at 7:58 am |

    The “here we go” bag looks great–I LOVE a massive bag!!

    Thank you for giving away a copy–it’s super sweet of you!!

    ♥♥

  • ara jane

    May 25, 2010 at 8:01 am |

    what an absolutely lovely book. i’ve really been enjoying the blog tour!

  • caroline

    May 25, 2010 at 8:02 am |

    I’d love love to win a copy! :)

  • Jo Ann

    May 25, 2010 at 8:02 am |

    I don’t have a web site, but would love to win Anna Maria’s new book so I can make our new little one some goodies. Please pick my name.

    thanks, jam

  • Barb

    May 25, 2010 at 8:04 am |

    I’d love to win a copy – you are right, it is perfect for baby shower presents!

  • Holly

    May 25, 2010 at 8:09 am |

    I’m thinking that sweet patchwork sleep sack would be a wonderful project! Adding it to the never-ending list of ideas!

  • Jackie

    May 25, 2010 at 8:12 am |

    It looks like such a beautiful book – crossing my fingers!

  • The Crazy Gecko

    May 25, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    What a wonderful book! Than you for the chance to win it!!!!

  • Nancy

    May 25, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    It would be so exciting to win this book!

  • nanann

    May 25, 2010 at 8:14 am |

    this book just looks like lots of fun!

  • Katie B

    May 25, 2010 at 8:15 am |

    I’d love to win. I love AMH!

  • Lyndsay

    May 25, 2010 at 8:17 am |

    I’d love to win. Everything in it looks so cute and fun to make. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Audra

    May 25, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    This book/blog tour is fun – great book I’d love to win and found some great new sites for good ideas. Thanks!

  • moira

    May 25, 2010 at 8:31 am |

    the pictures look amazing. I’ve been looking for a grobag pattern for ages!

  • Paula

    May 25, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    I have Anna Maria’s other book and it is wonderful. This one will be great for gifts! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Wendy

    May 25, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    Would love a copy!

  • Krysten

    May 25, 2010 at 8:33 am |

    I would love to win this book!

  • Cate

    May 25, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    I don’t want the book, I just want that guy with the baby on his hip. How do I order one of those??

  • Corrie

    May 25, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    This book looks really great! I’d love to win it!

  • Shanan

    May 25, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    I would love a chance at this book!

  • Laurie

    May 25, 2010 at 8:43 am |

    I would love to win!

  • Amber

    May 25, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    I absolutely love the sleep sack! My daughter would benefit from this, because she is constantly kicking off her blankets!

  • Leah S

    May 25, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    Love to win this, baby is due in 2 days. :)

  • Chiska

    May 25, 2010 at 8:47 am |

    Love those little booties!

  • Sarah

    May 25, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    I love little people and would love a new set of patterns to sew from for them. There do seem to be a lot of them popping up in my life lately…

  • Susan C

    May 25, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    The book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  • Sarah

    May 25, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    I so want to win a copy. I loved Seams To Me.

  • Rosemary

    May 25, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    Need. This. Now.

  • Elisha

    May 25, 2010 at 8:58 am |

    We just found out my sister is pregnant and I’m gearing up to make her armfuls of hand-made baby stuff, so this book would be perfect! I’m not going to lie, my luck with any kind of chance-to-win never seems to come through, so here’s crossing the fingers to hoping that statistics will work in my favor. ;D

  • Katie in Texas

    May 25, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Kalina

    May 25, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    What a wonderful book! Am 6 months pregnant with my first–the perfect book for me.

  • Nicole

    May 25, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    Wow! I was hesitant about the book cause Avery isn’t necessarily a baby anymore….but it is awesome!

  • Sarah H

    May 25, 2010 at 9:11 am |

    I am dying to make the dress on the cover. The hooded jacket is really cute too, although it might be outside my skill level for now. Those booties are calling my name though.

  • Betty

    May 25, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    Fantastic book! Would love a copy!

  • Bonnie

    May 25, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    Oh yes please! I am dying for a copy of this book!

  • Audrie

    May 25, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    The quilt that’s hanging over the crib calls out to me! Soooooo cute :)

  • DianeY

    May 25, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    I’d love a copy of that book! So many cute projects!

  • bruinbr

    May 25, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    I would love a copy of this adorable book! I love the sixth times the charm quilt! :)

  • Valerie in CS

    May 25, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    *grin* I’ve been chasing this book all over blogland! Would love to win, so thank you for the chance.

  • audrey

    May 25, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    I NEED those bag patterns. I just need them, lol!

  • Aunt LoLo

    May 25, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    This book looks great! Thank you for the chance. :-)

  • holly p

    May 25, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    I would love to make some of the things in this book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Sara Wilson

    May 25, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    So excited about this book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Esther

    May 25, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    I would LOVE a copy of the book!!!

  • ~Michelle~

    May 25, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    Thanks for the review – I’m pretty much exactly in your position – don’t have babies to make this stuff for myself, but have a need for baby shower gifts! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Erin M.

    May 25, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    Been following the blogs around. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Emily

    May 25, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    What a great collection of projects. I love the photography in Anna’s book and would love to be able to win a copy. What a great giveaway

  • karen

    May 25, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    I’m personally done having babies, but there are others in my life! Book looks awesome!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    May 25, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    I think I’ve made more gifts for other babies than I have for my own!

  • rachel

    May 25, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    I am dying to get a copy of this book, my sister is having a baby this winter.

  • Meg

    May 25, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    I’ve got three friends expecting in the next few months–I’d love to win a copy of this, and get some new ideas! Thanks!

  • Megan

    May 25, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    I’m contemplating number two so I’d love to get my hands on this book! Anything AMH does is genius.

  • Morgan

    May 25, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    I love the sleeping sack! So cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mona K

    May 25, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    I am expecting a baby in another month and have been drooling over this book! Would love to get a copy!

  • Emma

    May 25, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    Wow I love her first book, i would be thrilled to win this one!

  • TASHA

    May 25, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    Wow love those pants!! As a first time mummy of a newborn little boy ive noticed that there seems to be lots of patterns for cute girl clothes but not much for boys, but those pants are lush, PLEASE pick me :)

  • Stephanie

    May 25, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    This book looks amazing. I love AMH and her work is so sweet. Thank you for the review!

  • Nicole Egerer

    May 25, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    I’ve taken a peek at this book already and I can’t wait to get my hands on one so I can start making some presents for the upcoming baby showers I’m going to. All the projects in there look TOO cute not to make. My friends may be getting a whole lotta gifts after getting ahold of this book :)

  • Hanna

    May 25, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win a copy of her book.

  • Amber

    May 25, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    What a great giveaway – thanks!!

  • Erin

    May 25, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    thanks for the chance to win what looks like an amazing book – i love baby projects!

  • Amanda

    May 25, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    I think this book looks so cute. I would love to have a copy. I already have several projects in mind!

  • Kirsten

    May 25, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I am loving Anna Maria!

  • Katharine

    May 25, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    I would love to win a copy of her book… what a brill giveaway… I too would like to try the baby pants and the tunic looks great too!

  • Donna C

    May 25, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    I think my first grandbaby coming in December needs me to have this book!

  • Audrey

    May 25, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    There are so many lovely projects! I need this book. I want to make that sleepsack so badly.

  • Susan

    May 25, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    This book would be perfect to help us prepare for baby #3 (due in September).

  • Carrie @ Oh Baby O

    May 25, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    Thanks for sharing some of the projects! They are truly beautiful. Lovely. Amazing!
    My baby is just about to turn one and we’re planning another in a year or so. I’m also still breastfeeding. Would cherish this book for sure!
    I appreciate the chance to win! Thank you.

  • Katie

    May 25, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    I want this!!! I love sewing for my daughter!

  • Theresa

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    I’d love to win.

  • Leta

    May 25, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    I would love to own this! I make a lot of baby things.

  • SewLindaAnn

    May 25, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    Okay, I’m sold. I don’t have any babies, but I love the bags and lots of other girls in the neighborhood are having them! I totally want it.

  • SaraD

    May 25, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    Oh! That sleep sack!

    I’ve been watching this book on it’s blog tour, and last week I just couldn’t take it anymore – I ordered it on impulse! I’d love to win this copy to share with a friend.

  • Jess

    May 25, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    Oh my goodness! I would love to win this book. My mom is pregnant with her sixth (yeah..I know…its a lot….I will be 17 years older than this baby) so it would be perfect to have :)

    ~Jess

  • Kim

    May 25, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    That daddy bag looks great! can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  • LFinn

    May 25, 2010 at 11:24 am |

    I am expecting my third baby in January, and would love to have this book! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • PJ

    May 25, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    I would love to win a copy of this lovely book. Thanks.

  • Tawnya

    May 25, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    Wow! Love the few projects you have shown here! So cute! And the photography in the book seems just as wonderful.

  • Katie

    May 25, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    I can’t wait to have this book, so I figure one more chance to win, and then I am just going to have to buy it!

  • Sarah S

    May 25, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    YES! I would LOVE to win a copy! Thanks!

  • Kim

    May 25, 2010 at 11:48 am |

    Please please pick me! This book looks absolutely amazing and would get lots of use with me! I currently have three baby projects I need to start and this book would give me the inspiration!

  • Mikelle

    May 25, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    I would love to try that sleep sack!

  • Chelsea the Yarngeek

    May 25, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    Great review! Thanks for showing some images of the more parent-centered projects. I don’t have kids yet, but I can definitely see a use for those bags in my life currently. Plus, everyone around me is pregnant, so I’d better get crackin’ on some baby things. Hopefully I’ll get to win a book, but otherwise, it’s on the wishlist for the next book purchase.

  • Darcy

    May 25, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    So cute! The your description of the book made me hungry to own it –Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lori

    May 25, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Such lovely things! And her first book was awesome, too!

  • Alexis

    May 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm |

    It’s such a beautiful book and with having a newborn and a 3 year old, I would LOVE to have a copy to make some cutsie pants :) And of course a nursing tunic for mama.

  • Claudia

    May 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    Thanks for the chance! The book looks just great!

  • Erika

    May 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm |

    Great review for us non-mama’s! Two of my Sis in Laws are expecting this year and I can’t wait to get started on some cute stuff for new nieces or nephews!

  • Emily

    May 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    This book looks fabulous! I would LOVE to have a copy!
    Thanks!

  • Hannah

    May 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    Yes, I would LOVE to have a copy!

  • Marissa

    May 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    Oh that would be so cool if I won! I have a little one right now and I know of at least 5 others that are expecting soon.

  • Ramona

    May 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    I really want to make that sleep sack for my daughter….

  • Becky

    May 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    Oh, I would love to have a copy, thanks for being a stop on the blog tour, and thanks for hosting a giveaway

  • Melissa S.

    May 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    I would love to win a copy and so some of these delightful things for my baby boy!

  • Kristy

    May 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    I’ve been following this tour and gone from thinking this book is good to thinking it is really great and now, wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity of winning it!

  • Alison

    May 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    I have been following the bloggy book tour, and I am getting more and more excited about this book!

  • Abby

    May 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm |

    This book just keeps looking better and better. I would love a copy!

  • Lynn

    May 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    How lovely! Maggie could use one of those purses, I’m sure! Thanks for being a stop on the book tour!

  • Sarah

    May 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    I have been eying this book for a while and am excited for a chance to win!!!

  • angie

    May 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    Oh yes! i’d love to win a copy of this book!

  • Rachel Vander Martin

    May 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    It wasn’t until recently that I have realized that the special skills and talents that my Grandmother was unable to share with me are still available to me by other sources. Sure its not the same, since she had passed away, but it allows me to still learn the gift and be able to continue the tradition and pass it on.

    I know this is long.. What I am trying to say is this book is amazing and actually have some projects that resemble some things my grandmother and I worked on. I can’t wait to make some stuff from the book for my little girls! I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Julie

    May 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    Alissa,
    I love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration- the book looks wonderful!

  • Katrin G

    May 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

    Very nice! I would very much like a copy! To do another bag and summer pants..

  • Jill

    May 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    Ahhh!!! I’ve been ooohing and ahhhing over Anna Maria’s latest book. Want! Want! Need! Need! Need? Yes. Need. Very much. Baby sewing is the most fun sewing I know.

  • Cara

    May 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    I’m so giving in and getting this book. Every time I see it I see another too cute project I just have to have available to me.

  • amanda

    May 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    I would love to win this book..it looks fantastic! :)

  • Jodie

    May 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    This book looks soooo amazing! I’d love to win a copy.

  • Kim S.

    May 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    This book looks so great! Thanks.

  • Marcia W.

    May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    Really like this book and can put it to good use making items for my expectant niece and my two grandnieces. Thank you for the book tour. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • season

    May 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    This book looks lovely. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Tarmy

    May 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm |

    This books looks awesome! Love the bags and the sleep sack!

  • amy (sew~amy)

    May 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm |

    oh yes, thank you for a chance to win.

  • Lindsay

    May 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm |

    This book looks so cute! The project list will just keep getting longer. :)

  • Jane

    May 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    Wow – what a great book. I would so love to win a copy – oooh the lovely presents I could make for so many precious little babies in my life!

  • Kylie

    May 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    I would LOVE that book!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

  • Heather

    May 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    ohmygosh i would love a copy! it seems that all of my friends and cousins are having children and I keep trying to come up with creative and different things to give at the showers! thanks : )

  • Queen of the Butterfly Ball

    May 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    Oooooh! I DO have a new little one to make things for and this book looks like it is full of sewing inspiration!!! Count me in! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!
    Rachel

  • m moon

    May 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm |

    the book looks great:)

  • Marta

    May 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm |

    I love this book…Thanks for the giveaway..

  • Bethany

    May 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    I would love to win a copy of Anna Maria’s book! It has such great ideas in it!

  • Jill

    May 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    That book looks adorable and I have lots of babies on the way …. well, not me personally but you get the picture. Booties for everyone!

  • Sofia Hoi

    May 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm |

    I would love, devour, and use this book if I won it! I think I will go take a look at Powells anyways because it looks so colorful and “in” for baby projects.

  • Rachel P

    May 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    Like you – I didn’t think this book would be for me because I don’t have the babies, yet. Want, but not successful. You’ve convinced me that there’s more to this one…those bags are to die for!

  • Audrey

    May 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm |

    I would love a copy!!!

  • Rachel

    May 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm |

    Would love to win!

  • Andi

    May 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

    I love this book – and I haven’t even held it in my hands yet! I also love that photo of the baby standing by the dryer – way too cute.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    May 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

    This is really one book I would love to own now that I am a first time grandmother who sews!

  • Ann Maddox

    May 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm |

    This book looks like it has such a variety of projects! Thanks for your review!

  • Mary

    May 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    I’d love to win this book.

  • Munaiba

    May 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    Very useful for making ‘new baby’ presents.

  • Emily Brown

    May 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm |

    I would love this book. I’m due with baby number 2 in 7 weeks.

  • Maddie

    May 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    Oh, I just adore it. I am just beginning my endeavors in sewing. This book would perfect especially with my pregnant sister-in-law.

  • sy

    May 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm |

    the projects are so cute :D would love to win a copy.

  • Anna

    May 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    I love her fabrics and patterns. I would love to win this!

  • Nicole Gendy

    May 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    Babies, babies everywhere! I love AMH and I would love to win her book. Thanks!

  • Jenna

    May 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm |

    oh yes please! This book just looks fantastic!

  • traceyjay

    May 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm |

    this blog tour is so effective!

    I need to get this book (I was going to wait until I was pregnant again… but I’m not sure if I can now).

  • Kendra

    May 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm |

    would love a chance to win this book. I have been wanting to order it… :)

  • Claire - Matching Pegs

    May 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm |

    I would love to win a copy – I have been drooling over this book for the whole blog tour.

  • Ellie - Petalplum

    May 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    Is this comp still open? I’m never quite sure with time differences, where I sit…

    This book looks so warm and inspiring. I love Anna Maria – her first book is excellent, and this one looks to equally as beautiful.
    I’ve loved this blog tour – a whole heap of wonderful new blogs to read and discover.

    Fingers crossed I win the book!

  • sarahjane

    May 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm |

    Count me in, that looks delightful!

  • Bonnie

    May 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm |

    Fab book, took a look at it at the bookstore today and would love to win a copy.

  • CitricSugar

    May 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm |

    I am expecting a neic-ew this winter and the more lovely things I make for him/her, the more likely my sister is to name the baby after me! :-)

  • sam

    May 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm |

    I love those baby booties!!

  • pam

    May 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm |

    count me in, I need some baby ideas!

  • Cristin

    May 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm |

    What a stinkin’ fun book!! I have an 8 week old and want one of EVERYTHING for little Eli :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jen

    May 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm |

    What a beautiful book. I would love to make a couple of these project before my baby girl makes her appearance next month.

  • Jeni

    May 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm |

    Oh, it looks wonderful. Count me in!

  • Melissa

    May 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

    This looks like a beautiful book with so many great ideas. I know all new mamas love handmade gifts. :)

  • Kate

    May 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm |

    This book looks so fantastic!

  • sharon

    May 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm |

    I would love this book
    I really like making things for babies

  • Karen

    May 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    So cute! I’m not a mama yet, but I have lots of expectant friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • jeanettesquiltin

    May 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm |

    Such a nice prize..I want one!

  • Rebecca S

    May 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm |

    I love making baby things – and have so many baby showers to be crafting for coming up! This would be great!

  • grace

    May 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm |

    yay! i love the projects in this book.

  • Kim Adams

    May 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm |

    I have so many baby showers to attend, I need this book. It is so very nice of you to give one away.

  • EmilyBB

    May 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm |

    this book looks great!

  • Sarah

    May 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    Oh, I would love this! I do have a little bebe on the way…this would be awesome!

  • Ninette

    May 25, 2010 at 7:28 pm |

    OMG – love the pants! I even call my son Mr. Pants! Fingers crossed!

  • kate

    May 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm |

    i love that sleepsack. i kinda want one in my size… is that weird? :)

  • Janine

    May 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm |

    Those baby shoes are to die for the book is an absolute winner

  • Zrinka

    May 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm |

    Great book; would really like to have it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • izzy inspired

    May 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm |

    Alissa, I am not commenting to win (I have the book already) but to tell you that Isabella has decided that she needs Maggie. She climbed on my lap just as I scrolled down to the picture of Maggie and as soon as she saw her she said “Oh mama, look at that pretty doggy…I want her” and then “mama did you hear me, I want her”. Now I have to explain to her that Maggie has to stay at her house with her mama.

  • Lindsay

    May 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm |

    Thanks for a chance to win this book! I can’t wait to try some of those patterns for my pregnant friends (and myself eventually).

  • lisa

    May 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    how fun. I’d love a copy.

  • Jennifer

    May 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm |

    Oh I love those bags! I wish I will win the book! Does wishing work here? :)

  • Jamie Gonce

    May 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm |

    I’m dying at Chris’s comment about Maggie! She is pretty darn cute. I’d take her or the book :)

  • Susan

    May 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm |

    With 12 grandchildren and one more on the way and the oldest is 7…….I really need this book! And Maggie…….oh Maggie, my pug Lola died one month ago and at every turn I see her!

  • giselle

    May 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    The two bags are amazing for any purpose… and OOOOHHH the little booties are priceless!

  • Renee G

    May 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm |

    I would love to have a copy of this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  • Jessica

    May 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm |

    Oh so cute! I’ve seen various reviews of this book, and I want it so bad! My daughter is 26 months now, but we hope to get her a baby brother soon ;D so it would sure come in handy!

  • Shannon

    May 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm |

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  • Annamari

    May 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm |

    Anna Maria’s book makes me want to have more babies! More!

  • tara

    May 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm |

    i would love to win this book.
    twrightgirl at hotmail.com

  • jackie

    May 26, 2010 at 12:57 am |

    i hope i am not too late coz i would love to win.

  • beetle

    May 26, 2010 at 1:46 am |

    Hi Alissa,
    I would love to win this wonderful book!
    My goddaughter who will born on October would appreciate it so much :)
    Thanks!

  • Silvia

    May 26, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    Oohhh, how I would loooove to win a copy!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Fern

    May 26, 2010 at 3:00 am |

    I would so love to win this book!

  • Karen

    May 26, 2010 at 3:17 am |

    There is so much sweet goodness in this book.

  • Jesse Solomon

    May 26, 2010 at 3:24 am |

    oh, I just love the photography in this book. would be bliss to win it and make up some baby things. starting with those cutie-pants!

  • ramona

    May 26, 2010 at 4:15 am |

    I am always making baby gifts and would love to have a copy of this book. momik97ataoldotcom

  • lumiere

    May 26, 2010 at 5:52 am |

    I would love to make my baby girl those little sweet button booties!

  • Sylvia

    May 26, 2010 at 5:59 am |

    We are awaiting our second grandbaby, a girl, and I would love to have a copy of this book to spoil her!

  • Heather

    May 26, 2010 at 6:04 am |

    This book looks fantastic! I love making baby stuff and I’m new to sewing so I don’t have any pattern books. I would love to win one!

  • jenn

    May 26, 2010 at 6:07 am |

    I have the same feeling…my babies are almost all grown up. so not really an excuse to buy the book. except there are always baby showers. and someday…grandchildren. I could get an early start.

  • Margie

    May 26, 2010 at 6:11 am |

    I’d love to win a copy of this book. I’m not sure what’s cuter the patterns or the photos of those adorable children!

  • Amber W

    May 26, 2010 at 6:16 am |

    Cant wait to try some of those patterns for my two little guys!

  • Lynn

    May 26, 2010 at 6:26 am |

    Would just love a copy of this to make stuff for me,my daughter and grand-daughter!!

  • Raylene

    May 26, 2010 at 6:38 am |

    I love how this book has a little something for everyone!Thanks for the opportunity to win a book of my own :0)

  • Brooke

    May 26, 2010 at 6:39 am |

    I would love to get this book!

  • Amy

    May 26, 2010 at 6:41 am |

    I wouldn’t mind winning a copy, go ahead twist my arm…

  • jolesulprato

    May 26, 2010 at 6:53 am |

    this book is so beautiful…i really, really hope to win the copy!

  • jolesulprato

    May 26, 2010 at 7:03 am |

    this book is so beautiful …it will be so nice to win it!