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Chronicle Books Haul-idays


You all know Chronicle Books, right?  You should: they publish a massive selection of craft books.

They’re also having a little contest: bloggers who post a list of books they’d like, up to $500, win said books.

Crafty books haul? Count me in.

I have been a Sublime Stitching/Jenny Hart fan for ages (it was her work, in fact, that introduced me to embroidery), and would love to get my hands on her books, including Sublime Stitching and Embroidered Effects.  That’s $44.90 out of the total.

Along the same line, the only cross stitch I’ve ever done was one of Julie Jackson’s.  Her book, Subversive Cross stitch, might just inspire me further. That’s $44.90 + $14.95 = $59.85

On the business side of craft, Craft Inc is a fantastic guide to that weird, alien zone some of us creative types approach called “business” -I read it as a library book, but would love to have it around as a reference.  Chronicle also has a Craft Inc Business Planner to go with it!  We’re up to $93.75.

There’s Handmade Nation

and even a book which seems apt for me, titled World of Geekcraft.

There are tons of books for crafts I’ve never tried, but am interested in, such as:

The Illuminated Letter Kit

Paper Cutting

Pinhole Cameras

and Applique Your Way (okay, so I’ve done applique before… but not much).

We’re up to $228 now, and we haven’t even touched the cooking books.  What about Cake Pops, or Art of the Slow Cooker?

What about Zombies?

I would have so many reviews to write!

Funny thing is, all that only brings us up to around $300.  That’s okay, though, because I would fill the rest of the haul with duplicates of my favorites (first $200 of craft books, I’m looking at you) to give away here, to all you wonderful readers.  And even better? If I win, one commenter on this post will ALSO win the entire haul!

So hey, fingers crossed.  This haul could be for all of us.

51 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy G. permalink
    11/13/2010 8:49 AM

    Oh man! This almost makes me want to start up a blog just so I can enter myself! Chronicle books are fantastic, and so are their other items. I have a book title or two (and I have my eye on The Printmaking Bible), and a couple of their stamp sets- I am especially in love with my Eames chair stamp set (and may just have to grab the Pictorial Webster’s Stamp Set).

  2. ehme permalink
    11/13/2010 9:20 AM

    When I worked at a specialty toy store, one of the only perks was books at cost. I always stocked up on Chronicle Books. You’ve picked really great ones! I just read a review of their Indie Crafts book the other day, it looks pretty neat.

    Good luck!

  3. giddy99 permalink
    11/13/2010 1:36 PM

    Good luck with the Books haul; I hope you win! :)

  4. Diane Martin permalink
    11/13/2010 2:39 PM

    This is a good start as several of these are already on my list to purchase. Do we each get to pick our own books? Good Luck to you and to one of us too.

  5. 11/13/2010 2:44 PM

    I heartily agree with all of your choices. Lots of good books.

  6. 11/13/2010 5:00 PM

    I’m voting for you coz’ there can never be to many craft books in our life! I want Hart’s book for sure, and oh so many more are on my wish list! :-)

  7. witcharachne permalink
    11/13/2010 10:43 PM

    Oh man I am so glad I already have a craft blog. Plus I’ve been trying to work out what to write about this lazy week, now I know!
    Fingers crossed for you (and for me too :D )

  8. BrittanyVictory permalink
    11/14/2010 7:35 PM

    Good luck, i hope you win! :D

  9. Andrea permalink
    11/14/2010 11:10 PM

    Good luck with the book haul! A few there that I’ve had my eye on myself- great choices!

  10. Denise permalink
    11/16/2010 6:11 AM

    Great list. Many of the books are ones I would love to get. Good luck.

  11. 11/17/2010 8:35 AM

    I didn’t even know about some of these. Great list, I’m going to have to check some of them out for myself! Good Luck!

  12. Gemma permalink
    11/18/2010 2:26 PM

    Ohhh-love the pics! Hope you win and thanks for the book suggestions…I’ll have to add them to my Christmas list as well :)

  13. 11/18/2010 2:32 PM

    These books make me wish there were 50 hours in the day!

  14. 11/18/2010 10:15 PM

    Most beautiful, crafty wonderful list I’ve seen so far. The papercuts books and the Jenny Hart books are swoon worthy. Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  15. Stephanie S permalink
    11/19/2010 11:49 PM

    Love your choices! Crafting is so much fun.

  16. 11/20/2010 5:25 AM

    Fingers are crossed for a win! You have a great selection and would love to win!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  17. 11/20/2010 4:10 PM

    Great choices- these would provide hours of entertainment! If you’d like another chance to win, please comment here:

    Best of luck!

  18. 11/20/2010 8:54 PM

    Isn’t this contest just MADE of WIN?
    Great choice of selections!
    Good luck!

  19. 11/21/2010 1:51 AM

    Love these craft books. Good luck to us both! ;)

  20. 11/21/2010 5:05 PM

    Great list…I’m making a subversive cross stitch Christmas present right now!

  21. 11/21/2010 8:14 PM

    Fantastic choices. I’d love to get my hands on those myself.

    Good luck,

  22. Joy permalink
    11/21/2010 9:27 PM

    I love your list! Thanks for the chance to win with you!

  23. 11/21/2010 11:29 PM

    Great list! I love Chronicle – this is such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at

  24. Nancy permalink
    11/22/2010 5:51 AM

    Subversive Cross -stitch sounds fun!

  25. 11/22/2010 7:59 AM

    I love all the craft books ~ great selection! Thanks for the chance to win with you.

    bamagv at aol dot com

  26. 11/22/2010 9:57 AM

    Very nice list! Good luck!

  27. 11/22/2010 10:15 AM

    Sweet list! I adore pinhole photographs and you have a great craft selection too! Good luck!

    Here is my short list:

  28. 11/22/2010 11:17 AM

    This is a GREAT list! I love your choices!


  29. 11/22/2010 11:25 AM

    oooh would love to win all these crafty books!!! good luck!

  30. 11/22/2010 1:14 PM

    I love your list! I hope you win!!!

    jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

  31. 11/22/2010 3:01 PM

    Great list! Mine is top-heavy with craft books too. Subversive Cross-Stitch is one I already have – and love! Good luck!

  32. kim wine permalink
    11/22/2010 8:53 PM

    great selections!

  33. ncnguyen514 permalink
    11/23/2010 9:50 AM

    Love this list.. SOO CRAFTY!!!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  34. 11/23/2010 12:57 PM

    such crafty choices!!

  35. 11/28/2010 8:15 AM

    My mother taught me to embroider when I was little. This is a wonderful list. Very different–for the most part–from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.

  36. 11/29/2010 2:11 AM

    Wow, this would be a great haul! Thanks for posting this, I’m about to gather up my list and do the same.

  37. kisah permalink
    11/29/2010 4:57 PM

    what a great list! here’s hoping we win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  38. Michele permalink
    11/30/2010 12:03 AM

    Great list. Good luck to us both!

  39. 12/02/2010 9:27 PM

    Fantastic list. Oh to have the time to dabble in all of those crafts…

  40. 12/04/2010 1:41 PM

    Great books, love crafty type books

  41. c swan permalink
    12/06/2010 1:42 PM

    WOW I love this contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to win with you.

    I love your list. Love cross stitching.

  42. 12/06/2010 7:41 PM

    Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  43. 12/06/2010 11:13 PM

    good luck!

  44. Catherine permalink
    12/07/2010 7:59 PM

    Wow… the cover on that paper-cutting book…

  45. nik permalink
    12/08/2010 3:56 AM

    great list! best of luck!

  46. 12/09/2010 6:19 PM

    Oooooh…zombies! And cookbooks!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  47. Jeane permalink
    12/10/2010 12:28 PM

    Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    love craft books!

  48. 12/10/2010 2:29 PM

    What a great list of books!


  49. 12/11/2010 11:12 AM

    Great list! This is such a cool contest…too bad I just found out about it and missed the list submission day by one day! :)


  50. 12/11/2010 9:42 PM

    Fabulous choices, especially the Geekcraft book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  51. Nicole S permalink
    12/13/2010 2:01 AM

    Great list of books!

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