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Throwback Thursday: Hand in Hand

September 11, 2014, 10:00 am  Posted by joshglickman
 

Hand in handThis week we’re celebrating Throwback Thursday with Hand in Hand by Jenny Doh! This imaginative book showcases DIY crafting ideas for kids from twenty top parenting bloggers.

 

From papier-mâché masks to keepsake pillows to family banners, these fun-filled projects that both parent and child can make together. With the flip of a page, these simple moments with your child will create lasting memories, inspire creativity and instill confidence in your child’s abilities.

 

Included are easy-to-follow instructions for children and family members of all ages, beautifully-illustrated pictures and creative designs, and personal antecedents from parenting superstars. Jenny Doh’s Hand in Hand is one family craft book will be sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and is the President and Founder of crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as a keynote speaker across the nation delivering messages on creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. Jenny was recognized by Folio magazine as one of the top 40 leaders within the publishing industry. Jenny’s previous books include Signature Styles and Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration. She lives in Santa Ana, California.

 

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ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF HAND IN HAND

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, September 17th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, September 18th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: Artful Halloween

September 04, 2014, 10:00 am  Posted by joshglickman
 

Artful HalloweenFriends, Halloween is right around the corner!  Interested in some spooky – but stylish – Halloween projects this year? Then be sure to grab Artful Halloween to get ready for October 31st with 31 beautiful costume, pumpkin, and home-decorating ideas!

 

Give your house a spooky, sophisticated look with projects like black lace votives, a “blood-splattered” paper bouquet, monster cupcake toppers, glow-in-the-dark treat buckets, illustrated pumpkins and black doily spider webs.  Also included are guidelines for tools, materials, and techniques to get you started.

 

Author Susan Wasinger designs houses, products, books, and magazines.  She is the author of several books, including The Feisty Stitcher and Artful Christmas, which comes out in September!

 

You can get ready for the holiday season by ordering your copy of Artful Halloween here.

 

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ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF ARTFUL HALLOWEEN

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, September 10th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, September 11th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: Homemade Living

August 21, 2014, 14:45 pm  Posted by joshglickman
 

We love the local foods movement, and now it’s time to take it one step further.  Make your own pickles!  Turn those beautiful berries into delicious jam!  They make great back to school gifts for your children’s teachers, and don’t forget – the holidays are just around the corner.

If you think you can’t do it, think again!  In Homemade Living: Canning and Preserving, Ashley English teaches us the tricks of the trade.  Even if you’re a beginner, this book will make it fun and simple.  English offers clear information to help you get started, how-to steps, invaluable trouble shooting tips, tons of inspiration, plus profiles of home canners.  She demystifies the science behind the process, so you’ll know what you’re doing is safe, and tells you what to look for when selecting ingredients.  Broken down by seasons, she shares delicious recipes from timeless canning classics – Strawberry Jam, Sweet Pickle Relish, Apple Butter – to modern twists – Curried Winter Squash Chutney, Peach and Lavender Butter, and Tomato Basil Sauce – that are sure to become favorites.

More in the Homemade Living series:

-          Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens

-          Homemade Living: Home Dairy

-          Homemade Living: Keeping Bees

 

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ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF HOMEMADE LIVING: CANNING & PRESERVING:

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, August 27th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, August 28th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: Flip Dolls & Other Toys

August 14, 2014, 16:01 pm  Posted by joshglickman
 

It’s Throwback Thursday time! Let’s bring back the craft-stalgia with one of our old favorites: Flip Dolls & Other Toys that Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go.

Filled with wit, humor, and inventiveness, these delightful interactive playthings sometimes literally turn your expectations inside out. Page after page of clever projects include a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, a vampire who becomes a bat, and ordinary dolls that transform into superheroes!

Laura Wilson is a designer and illustrator who lives between Memphis and Nashville, TN. Her creative work has been featured in many publications and websites, including CraftzineSew, Mama, Sew!Whip Up; and Kid’s Crafternoon Sewing. Find her online at WeWilsons.Blogspot.com.

 

Check out the Flip Dolls book trailer below:

 

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF FLIP DOLLS & OTHER TOYS:

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, August 20th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, August 21th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: Decorating Cookies

August 07, 2014, 15:28 pm  Posted by joshglickman
 

We’re super excited for October when cookie guru Bridget Edwards’s new book Decorating Cookies Party is finally released.  In anticipation of this, we’re throwing back to her first delicious book – Decorating Cookies!  In this tasty guide, Bridget takes you through more than 60 delicious cookie-decorating designs for every occasion and holiday – from luscious springtime daisies, to spooky spider webs, to personalized birthdays.

 

Cookie dough and royal icing recipes are included, and every iced design features easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos. Additionally, five guest-star baker-bloggers each share a special decorating technique.

 

Bridget Edwards’s blog, Bake at 350, celebrates cookies, cakes, and the creation of sweet things. In addition to Bake at 350, Bridget runs a blog called University of Cookie that features video tutorials on cookie decorating. She was one of 15 food bloggers selected to participate in a bake-off fundraiser with TLC’s Cake Boss and Kelly Ripa, and is a member of TLC’s 20-member “Cake Crew,” which participates in themed blog challenges. Bridget has worked with Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, in hosting a cookie-decorating workshop, and her cookies have been featured on MarthaStewart.com, the popular blog Cake Spy, and more.

 

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF DECORATING COOKIES:

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, August 13th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, August 14th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: A Year of Pies

July 31, 2014, 10:00 am  Posted by joshglickman
 

This week we’re celebrating Throwback Thursday with: A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies!

Pie, the country’s perennial favorite and savory delight is the perfect way to get your summer off to a delicious start. With expert baker, Ashley English, learn how to fashion, bake, and shape 60 mouthwatering treats for the hot summer months and for all year round.

By using the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, English provides traditional and delectable recipes, for classic summer favorites of Blueberry Pie and Peaches & Creme Pie. With the accompanying full paged photos of English’s heavenly baked goods included, this cookbook will keep you coming back for seconds. Treat yourself to your own copy of A Year of Pies by clicking here.

Ashley English, author of the homemade Living series, has had a regular column for the popular blog Design*Sponge and Taproot magazine and has been featured in major publications, including Food & Wine, Delish, Edible Magazines, and Anthology. She has been a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusFM and has been named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Food Books of 2012.

 

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF A YEAR OF PIES:

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, August 6th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, August 7th. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Throwback Thursday: Crochet Love

July 24, 2014, 16:32 pm  Posted by joshglickman
 

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!

While we love sharing all of our latest titles with you, sometimes it’s nice to take a look back at some of the other great Lark books now lining our shelves. With guides on everything from crocheting and knitting to beading and book-binding, we at Lark Books pride ourselves on having something for everyone, with books of projects and instruction to help crafters of every discipline progress from beginner to expert in their respective fields. So whether you missed hearing about these fantastic titles when they first came out or you could just use a fresh reminder, there’s no need to worry about missing out on all the fun.

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Whether you sew, embroider, scrapbook, or crochet, there is no doubt that you are familiar with the name Jenny Doh. The renowned craft author has made quite a name for herself within many different areas of the crafting world, and it’s no wonder why when her books are all so elegant, sweet, and fun. Well Crochet Love is no exception.

Inspired by the Japanese design style of Zakka, which is all about elevating the ordinary to imaginative levels that make people smile, Crochet Love offers 27 simple and stunning projects that include scarves, handbags, finger puppets, and more. With detailed instructions and photographs that illustrate each step of the process, as well as an informative “Basics” section, Crochet Love is perfect for beginners looking to jump right in and start creating fun and adorable crafts right away.

With a variety of small projects that are ideal for crocheting on the go (and finishing quickly), as well as projects that are not only decorative but useful too (like a seat cushion and a doorstop), Crochet Love is a wonderful tool for anyone looking to fill their house with handmade crafts or give make someone special a personalized gift.

 

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF CROCHET LOVE:

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Wednesday, July 30th. Winners will be selected by Thursday, July 31st. Click here for the official rules. Show us your #TBT love, and we’ll return the favor!

 
 
 
 
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Starting next week: Throwback Thursdays!

July 17, 2014, 15:19 pm  Posted by joshglickman
 

Announcing a new feature segment on our Lark Crafts blog: Throwback Thursday, or as you might already call it, #TBT! Starting next week we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite books from past seasons, every Thursday. With great crafting projects and ideas to share from our archives, this is a chance to revisit old favorites, and to discover something new you might’ve missed the first time.

 

To make Throwback Thursday even more fun, we’ll be offering book giveaways each week to our readers, so be sure not to miss out on the craft-stalgia! We can’t wait for next Thursday and hope you’ll join us for the #TBT fun.

 
 
 
 
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Cute Crochet World giveaway!

July 03, 2014, 09:00 am  Posted by joshglickman
 

Free book and project giveaway! To celebrate the recent release of Suzann Thompson’s new book, we are giving away three free copies of Cute Crochet World: A Little Dictionary of Crochet Critters, Folks, Food & More, along with one of three delightful motifs from the book: a Martian, a vintage television, or a gingerbread couple.

With Cute Crochet World, learn to crochet more than 50 different motifs, like scrumptious cupcakes and colorful crayons. With designs that fall into 6 different categories, including seasons, home, food, and critters, Thompson’s delightful and colorful collection has something for everyone. These adorable and quirky projects are great for embellishing fashion and home accessories or making jewelry and ornaments. You can even use them to customize stationary. The perfect size for crafting on the go, Thompson’s creations are fun and simple to make, with detailed instructions and a number of photographs.

Suzann Thompson has crocheted and knitted since childhood. In junior high, she earned a fortune (of several hundred dollars) by crocheting and selling granny-square handbags. However, she later chose writing and designing over mass production. The author of Crochet Bouquet and Crochet Garden (both Lark), Suzann also teaches and writes about crochet, knitting, and polymer clay. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Dublin, TX. Follow her on Instagram at @cutecrochetworld.

 

ENTER TO WIN:

A copy of Cute Crochet World

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Either a Martian, vintage television, or gingerbread couple

 

Just leave a comment from Thursday, July 3 to Friday, July 11 and 3 lucky craft winners will be chosen to win our Lark gift giveaway!

 
 
 
 
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Earringology Giveaway

June 12, 2014, 09:00 am  Posted by joshglickman
 

To celebrate the publication of Candie Cooper’s Earringology, we’re giving away a copy of the book and a pair of handcrafted earrings designed by the author! The earrings are base metal parts with Swarovski crystal droplets.

In her stunning follow up to Necklaceology, Candie Cooper creates 50 beautiful beaded earring projects that are fun for both beginners and seasoned beaders. Stylish and feminine, they work for the office, a night on the town, or a casual weekend. In addition to beads and wire, these lovely pieces of jewelry include leather, clay, charms, found objects, and other fun materials. Cooper’s accessible instructions on tools and techniques, plus plenty of detailed photos, guide you every step of the way.

Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for unique materials and color combinations, inspired by her extensive travel and years living in China. She is the author of several jewelry books with Lark, including Necklaceology and Metalworking 101 for Beaders. Candie hosts the public television series Hands On, has appeared as a featured guest on PBS’s popular Beads, Baubles, and Jewels, and teaches creative workshops nationally. She currently lives in Wabash, IN.

ENTER TO WIN OUR EARRINGOLOGY PRIZE PACKAGE!

Includes:

* A copy of the Earringology book

* A pair of handcrafted earrings from the book

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 pm EST on Thursday, June 19th. Winners will be selected by Friday, June 20th. Click here for the official rules. Show us some Lark love, and we’ll return the favor!