July 2012

'Wearable KnitWits' book giveaway

Make your knitting projects more exciting than ever before with “Wearable KnitWits, 20 Fun Designs to Knit for Adults & Kids” ( Sellers Publishing/$18.95) by Katie Boyette, who has an “obsession with knitting toys and other 3-D objects.” Boyette has included a collection of playful projects with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Among them are a child’s bib … Continue Reading →

Garden Day 2012 at MSU August 3

A popular event  for gardeners is coming up soon. Garden Day 2012 happens August 3 on the campus of Michigan State University. Organizers have planned a full day for plant lovers. You can choose from twelve very different workshops. These range from medicinal herbs to horticulture therapy; from organic gardening to dividing perennials and several … Continue Reading →

'Handmade Fabric Flowers' book giveaway

Learn to turn leftover fabric pieces into beautiful bouquets of flowers with Yu-Zhen Lu’s new book, “Handmade Fabric Flowers, 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make” (St. Martin’s Press/$24.99). Lu takes readers on a step-by-step process to produce very life-like florals, including roses, peonies, daises, pansies. Details are added with the use of different textures of fabrics … Continue Reading →

Learn to knit 'Top-Down Sweaters' with book giveaway

Ann Budd, best-selling author of “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns” and “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns,” now has another book to add to her long list of knitting books. Her latest is “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges” (Interweave Books/$29.95). The spiral-bound book offers a range … Continue Reading →