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  • Celebrate National Coloring Book Day with Us!

    Let’s Celebrate National Coloring Book Day together!

    In honor of National Coloring Book Day on August 2nd, we are hosting The Ultimate Coloring Giveaway.  You can win 10 Coloring Books, Colored Pencils, Markers & Gel Pens.  That's a $100 Retail Value!   Show us what you’ve colored and enter our Ultimate Coloring Giveaway.


    There are four ways to enter:

    1) Post a Colored Page (We’d love to see pages from Leisure Arts Books, but it’s not required) on Facebook using the hashtags #NationalColoringBookDay #LeisureArts.

    2) Post a Colored Page (We’d love to see pages from Leisure Arts Books, but it’s not required) on Instagram using the hashtags #NationalColoringBookDay #LeisureArts.

    3) Re-Pin our Happy National Coloring Book Day Graphic on Pinterest

    Happy National Coloring Book Day 2016

    4) Answer the Poll Question on Rafflecopter below.

    Choose one method or do all four! So start coloring and let’s see those pages!

    Winner will be picked on August 2nd, National Coloring Book Day!

    Enter and you will have a chance to win:

    The Ultimate Art of Coloring Value Pack (10 books)

    72 Pack Leisure Arts Colored Pencils

    60 Pack Leisure Arts Double-Ended Markers

    36 Pack Leisure Arts Gel Pens

    Enter here:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Garter Stitch, Daydreams, and General Tomfoolery

    I'm knitting a Tomten Jacket for my daughter.  I pulled out her old one out last week and put it on her, only to discover that it's getting a bit short.  I made this a couple of years ago and it seemed like she could wear it until she was five.  Um, nope.  I don't mind, though.  I love this pattern, and I love garter stitch.  I haven't gotten super far on it yet, but I've already had plenty of time to zone out and make plans for other garter stitch projects.  I mean, there's Garter Stitch for Baby, and Projects for Baby, and a bunch of the hats in Warm Hats for Wee Noggins.  So much garter stitch!

    And I'm realizing that these are all baby patterns.  I do love garter stitch for babies.  There's just something about it.  Maybe because it grows with its wearer.  Maybe because I just love knit stitches so much.  Garter stitch fabric lays flat and looks all cute and bumpy.

    I love it so much I've made several hats for my daughter and my nephew that use garter stitch.  Several of the hats in Warm Hats for Wee Noggins are just garter stitch knitted flat and then seamed up with some embellishments.  Like this Valentine's Day hat!  I love this one.

    And there's the Baby Hat from Garter Stitch for Baby.

    And the booties.

    It works for bibs in Knit in a Day for Baby.

    I just....ugh, I love garter stitch so much.  If I had to pick a favorite pattern from these, I don't even know if I could.  Which reminds me!  Well, I'm reminded of two things.  Firstly, if you have a Ravelry account (seriously, go get one. You can lose hours of your life looking through patterns!  Doesn't that sound like so much fun!?) you need to join the group Fans of Leisure Arts Patterns.  It's run by friend of the blog Debbie and it's a fun place where people share their project photos of Leisure Arts patterns they've made. I'm snoopy and love it so dang much.

    And! Secondly, there's a thread in the group's discussion board right now for a giveaway!  All you have to do is link to your favorite Leisure Arts pattern to be eligible for the chance to win a $10 coupon code for Leisure Arts.  Get over there and check it out!  Even if you don't win, you'll probably come away with a few more patterns to list in your queue. I love seeing what other people love, and I've had a nice time lurking.  The thread will be closed on October 12, so hurry on over and talk about what you like because I've got a lot of garter stitch to work through, and I'm dying of nosiness. 

  • Tunisian Crochet Book Giveaway!

    It's been a while since I've talked about crafting blogs that I enjoy, so I thought I'd point you in the direction of the Underground Crafter if you didn't already know about it.  

    Marie (the Underground Crafter herself!) is celebrating National Crochet Month in a generous style by giving away crochet books to some lucky followers right now!  I mention this not-coincidentally because she recently reviewed the book Short Row Tunisian Fashion by Kim Guzman. 

    As much as I enjoyed talking with Kim and learning about Tunisian crochet, I know basically nothing about Tunisian crochet.  I'm not sure I did her designs justice when I was talking about how exciting these books are, and it was nice to read Marie's post and see why she enjoyed the book so much.

    In fact, she liked Tunisian Short Row Fashion that she went out and bought a copy just to give it away!  Wasn't that nice? Click here to read her review and learn how to register for her giveaway.  You have until Sunday, but you may as well hurry on over right now!

  • Celebrate National Crafting Month with a Giveaway!

    Remember when I said March was National Craft Month?

    And remember when I said that FaveCrafts was helping people celebrate this glorious occasion with ideas, patterns, and giveaways throughout March?

    It gets even better!  Today their giveaway is a chance to win  $100 to spend at Leisure Arts and a free Knook package!  They have all the rules for entering the contest on today's post, so head on over there right now!  Do it!  Click here!  Right this instant--the contest is only for today (March 13, 2013), so you'd better hurry! 

    And if you want even more crafting goodness, you can download The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter.   It has paper crafts, jewelry projects, and even Leisure Arts' very own Chunky V's Lace Mitts, which is also featured on today's post over at FaveCrafts.

    This crochet pattern uses an E hook and one skein fingering weight yarn (think sock yarn).   This is a great lightweight handwarmer that seems light enough for spring, but cozy enough for the days when the wind is brisker than expected.

    This pattern is from the book Texting Mitts.  You could buy this, and a lot of other things, with $100.  I mean, you could buy it yourself now, but it's more fun to use free money.  So be sure to enter to win at FaveCrafts!

    AND don't forget that Leisure Arts is offering a discount of $2 off a different ebook every day this month.  Today's book (sale link) is The Big Book Beautiful Baby Afghans (click this link if you're reading this post after March 13), which has 29 sweet designs for baby blankets. 

    But if sweet or baby gifts or crochet aren't your thing, come back tomorrow to see what's on sale.  And the day after that.  And the day...I'm sure you get the idea.

    It's March!  Spring is in the air, along with discounts, giveaways, and a general fervor for crafts. 

    Did I even remember to mention that FaveCrafts has a chance to win a $1000 gift card for Michaels?!  Probably not because there are too many giveaways for me to keep track right now!  This is an exciting time!

    I hope you're excited!  And I hope you win!  Or least enjoy the sales! 

    Happy crafting and good luck!

  • Learn to Crochet: 3 Single Crochet Popcorn Stitch (Left-Handed)

    Okay, lefties!  It's time to talk about the ever-adorable popcorn stitch. 

    For the slightly deranged love letter, click here.  For today's tutorial video, watch this:

    Isn't that adorable?  I still can't find a pattern that features a single crochet popcorn stitch.  In fact, I just flipped through 99 Granny Squares to Crochet and only saw stitch guides for popcorn stitches that used double crochets.  But I press onward, intrepid and obnoxiously hopeful for the day I find a pattern featuring a single crochet popcorn stitch.

    And when I do, I'll talk about it--and at great length and with many pictures--on here. 

    Try to contain your excitement.

    In the meantime, head on over to the Leisure Arts website to register in the Knook Giveaway.  5 winners will receive a bundle of Knook products.  And one very lucky person will win an iPad Mini!

    There's 23 days left to enter!  Do it!  Do it now!

  • iPad Mini and Knook Product Giveaway!

    Leisure Arts is having a giveaway!  It's a good one, let me tell you.  It's big, it's exciting, and it's happening rightthisveryinstant.  That little thrill of excitement you felt when you woke up this morning?  That wasn't just because it's Friday.  It's also because Leisure Arts is having a really, really, really great giveaway.

    The grand prize is an iPad Mini!  AN iPAD MINI!!! Which is awesome!  But that's not all!

    Five contest runner-ups will win Knook products.  As in, all of the Knook products currently in existence!

     Here are the Knook sets:
    The Knook set for Kids.
    The Knook Beginner Set.
    Knook Expanded Beginner Set.
    And these books contain Knooking instructions and patterns:


    So really, this giveaway will have 6 winners!  Knooking is an incredibly fun and creative way to try out a different way to knit, and is perfect for people who are looking for something new.   If you haven't tried it, now would be a great time to do so!

    And just how do you enter the drawing?  Well, I'm so very glad you asked. There are a lot of ways to do it.

    1. By going to the Leisure Arts website and entering there
    2. By liking the Leisure Arts Facebook page (which I hope you've already done) and sharing the Knook giveaway photo on your page
    3. By following the Leisure Arts Pinterest account and repinning the post for the contest
    4. You can even enter on Twitter!
    5. Did I leave out any Internet things?  Oh right, this blog!  Leave a comment telling me what Knook patterns you like to make, or which ones you'd like to.

    The Knook Product Giveaway runs from February 8 till March 22, 2013.  So leave that comment now!

    And if you already have an iPad, be sure to load the Leisure Arts App!

    Good luck!

  • Knook Giveaway! This is Exciting!

  • Duct Tape Pin To Win Winner!

    Drum roll, please! We’re proud to announce the winner of our Pin To Win Leisure Arts Duct Tape Creativity Giveaway!

    with her Duct Tape Creativity board at

    Jen will be receiving our Grand-Prize package containing her very own stuffed Trust E. Duck (the Duck Brand mascot that no true duct tape fan should be without), 35 rolls of assorted Duck Brand Duck Tape (what a treasure trove!), and a copy of The Official Duck Tape Craft Book (for inspiration)! Plus, she’ll also get copies of all three of our Leisure Arts duct tape craft pattern books (and you can order yours now, too!):
    Just Duct Tape It! (print version)
    Just Duct Tape It! (eBook)
    Just Duct Tape It! (for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes)
    Go Crazy with Duct Tape (print version)
    Go Crazy with Duct Tape (eBook)
    Go Crazy with Duct Tape (for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes)
    Stick or Treat (print version)
    Stick or Treat (eBook)
    Stick or Treat (for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes)

    Oh, and don't miss out on our Duct Tape Bogo Halloween Promotion! You can celebrate Halloween with duct tape! Buy our print or eBook Stick or Treat (filled with Halloween costumes, pumpkins, and more) and get the corresponding print or eBook Go Crazy with Duct Tape—free! Offer good now through October 31!
    Happy Taping Y’all!
  • Duct Tape Giveaway Ends Today!

    I just couldn’t resist…this basket of sticky goodness has been sitting in my office for a couple of weeks now…tempting me…tormenting me…I had to see just what was in our Pin To Win Leisure Arts Duct Tape Creativity Giveaway Grand-Prize basket!
    Just look at all the goodies that the good folks at Duck Brand offered up for the prize…
    There’s Trust E. Duck himself—the Duck Brand duct tape mascot! He’s so cute! You know you want him!
    Way cool Halloween duct tape…
    Ohhh, Glow in the Dark duct tape!
    There’s groovy retro duct tape…
    Fun character duct tape—Spiderman, Spongebob, Mario, & Hello Kitty!
    And Christmas…The holidays are sure to be even better with duct tape in the mix.
    And that was just the top layer in the basket!
    Check out the second layer! 
    That’s where I found my current favorite duct tape—the Mustache print!
    And all the way on the bottom…Multiple rolls of cool solids, flames, and checkerboard duct tape that the guys will love!
    Oh, and don’t forget the books! You gotta be inspired to get creative will this treasure trove. If you win our Giveaway, you’ll get The Official Duck Tape Craft Book and our three Leisure Arts duct tape pattern books—Just Duct Tape It!, Go Crazy with Duct Tape, and the just released Stick or Treat!
    Today, September 30, is the last day to enter our Pin To Win Leisure Arts Duct Tape Creativity Giveaway! Do you have your Duct Tape Creativity Pinterest board done? Have you commented and left a link to it on my blog post? Better hurry! Monday morning, I start visiting all your boards to pick our winner!
    Now, I have to figure out how to get all those prize goodies back in the basket! Wish me luck!
  • Win It Wednesday: The Knook!


    Drum roll please!!! We've picked the 10 winners for our Knook samples:
    Marcy, Sara, gourdart, denaturedh2o, andrea, Joshua & Ashley, Caprice, stacy_ree, Shelley Stegman, and Createology!

    Happy Win It Wednesday Creative People! Have you looked at the Knook yet? It’s that cool little tool that lets you knit with a crochet hook, and it seems our sales team had some samples left over from a recent tradeshow, and they’re fallen into my hands to share with the world. Would you like a Knook of your very own? Read on to find out how you could win one of 10 Knook hooks in my Win It Wednesday Giveaway!

    Just think, you could be knitting with the crochet hook that we call a Knook in no time! Check out our Knook Sets:
    Knook Beginner Set
    Now anyone can knit—with the Knook, a specialized crochet hook from Leisure Arts that replaces traditional knitting needles. No more dropped stitches to chase after! A cord threaded through the bamboo Knook handle keeps them secure! Beginner set for medium weight yarn comes with 3 sizes of Knooks, 3 cords, and a pocket-size instruction book. Knook sizes included are G-4 mm, H-5 mm, and I-5.5 mm. Cords are each 36" long (91 cm). How-to book is 5"w x 6"h, 32 pages, with step-by-step beginner instructions featuring photos for right-handed and left-handed stitchers. Book also includes 4 beginner patterns, for an infinity scarf, a spa cloth, a baby blanket, and a lap throw.
    The Knook Expanded Beginner Set
    The Knook Expanded Beginner Set lets you use light, medium, and bulky weight yarns to make small, medium, and large projects--including full-size afghans! Replacing traditional knitting needles, these unique crochet hooks have a hole in one end for a cord to hold your stitches as you create true knitted fabric. Each set contains 5 bamboo Knooks in sizes E-3.5 mm, G-4.0 mm, H-5.0 mm, I-5.5 mm, and J-6.0 mm; 5 cords in two 36" lengths, two 72", and one 120"; 3 cord clips; 3 yarn needles; and a complete how-to book with 24 pages of step-by-step beginner instructions for both right- and left-handed users! The book also includes three easy projects—a cowl, baby blanket, and lap robe.
    Need some Knook how-to inspiration? We’re got a great selection of pattern books, eBooks, downloadable ePatterns, and even a few free ePatterns to get you started!
    Like video how-tos? Check out our new free high definition videos for Right-Handed and Left-Handed Knookers! You can learn to knit, purl, make cables and more with your Knook!
    If you want to give Knooking a try, just leave a comment at the end of this post before next Wednesday, September 26, and you might win one of the 10 sample Knook hooks I’ve got to give away! (Prize includes one size I Knook and a cord to hold your stitches)! Don’t forget to give me your EMAIL address in the comment or in your profile, so I can contact you if you are the winner. If you can’t wait to win, order your own Knook Beginner Set or Knook Expanded Beginner Set now and let the creativity begin!

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