The Wise Craft Book's Official Birth Date is Today and I'm Giving Some Away!

It’s finally here, the offical date of release for my book, March 11! In honor of the occasion, I thought it might be fun to talk a little bit about how the vision for this book came to be. In between, I have added a few previews from the book.
Wise Craft Book

(Pot handle covers in Spring chapter)

Believe it or not, this book, or at least the idea for it, actually began almost three years ago. I had worked together with photographer EJ Armstrong on a few projects and we’d developed a great working relationship. I proposed to her my idea of wanting to do a craft book of some kind. She was intrigued and interested in persuing it together. So, through continued discussions and small snatches of time, we began working on this book “in our spare time” (ha!). With long spread sheets, inspiration images I’ve collected over the years, and color palettes, I would work on a set of projects for several weeks, then would take them to the studio to be photographed on the first slow day they had. It was easy to get lazy because there was no one on our backs to keep on track (a few people thought it was just a fun little project that EJ and I were doing for fun.) I still have the original emails from those early days where we were declaring “let’s get back on track with this project, let’s not let it fall through the cracks!” The delayed “payoff” (both literally and figuratively) of a book can be hard to accept when you’re trying to make money, be profitable, and grow your business. But I believed in this project, and luckily EJ did too.

Wise Craft Book

(Conversation Tablecloth from Spring chapter)

The pieces of my original book idea came together very organically. Early on, EJ and I developed “mission statements” and guidelines that everyone involved closely adhered to throughout the process. This, along with Xiaonan, EJ’s in house designer extraordinaire, kept everyone involved up to speed on our chosen aesthetic path, and also kept us from having to explain ourselves each time a new set of projects made their way to the photography studio.
Wise Craft Book

(Hand-loomed placemats from Spring chapter)

The book needed to be-
1. Laid out in a way that closely resembles the way I find inspiration to make things in my own life. I am strongly inspired by the way each season changes the flow of our house… how we use rooms differently in winter versus summer, how and when, throughout the year, it feels good to change things up on surfaces, etc. I wanted the book laid out in four chapters- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Within each of the chapters are projects that are inspired by that season. In Summer, there is a Summer picnic blanket. In Winter, there is both a quilt and a knitted blanket project. There are flower projects in the Spring because I tend to be drawn to make flowery things during that time of year.
Wise Craft Book

(Trinket bowls from Summer chapter)

2. Each season’s chapter has a strong color palette. Again, I am (as most of us) strongly inspired by color. I took a close look at my own collection of favorite books, the ones I turn to for inspiration. I love books that convey a clear message of color, and this is a huge part of why I pull these books off the shelf over and over. Sometimes, in fact, its not even the projects within the pages themselves, but more often the color, feel, and mood of the book. This “research” gave me a clear sense of what I wanted the Wise Craft book to be. Each season had to have a very clear color palette, and each season had to be very different from the others.
Spring is the palette-cleansing neutrals of indigo, burlap, cream. (This was always the Spring palettes I used in the apparel design industry and I guess it’s stuck with me.)
Summer is full of sundrenched pinks, sherbet oranges, and sunshiney yellows…
Fall is updated harvest shades of deep pea green, golds, and rosy reds…
Winter (my favorite palette) is full of periwinkle blues, reds, whites, woolen grays…
Color cards were created for each section. If a photoshoot was scheduled, these color palettes were always out to remind us of the mood of that chapter.
Wise Craft Book

(Handpainted Notebooks from Summer chapter)

3. I wanted this book to be called Wise Craft. Frankly, I didn’t know if any publisher would go for it, but I sure hoped they would. Thankfully Running Press did!
Why Wise Craft? Well, it’s pretty simple. Back in 2005, when I was starting this weird, but interesting thing (something just for myself) called a blog, my husband Peter threw out the name Wise Craft as a possible name because he has always had a knack for naming things. And because I don’t have that same knack, I went with it. Since those early days, Wise Craft has come to define not only my blog’s address, but my creative life. Wise Craft has, I hope, become synonymous with thoughtful, colorful, aesethically pleasing, modern handmade things made by myself and you, my readers.
When it came to a title for a book by me based on these same philosophies, what else made as much sense?

Wise Craft Book

(Summer Sherbet Picnic Blanket illustrated by Lisa Congdon)

4. The book had to have accessible projects. I have creative women (and men) in my life who don’t realize or think they are creative. “I wish I had the patience to do….”, “I wish I could do….”, “I wish I had the time…..” My hopes are that this book shows the reader that a) not all projects are time consuming b) one quick project hopefully gives an inspirational jolt to do another c) the reader doesn’t have to have mastered a particular skill to be able to make something they are proud of.Wise Craft Book

(Sweater lampshade from Fall)

5. As much bang for the buck as possible. Each chapter has 15 projects, so 60 projects in all. I wanted to pack as many projects in there as possible. It was a lot of work, but it was worth every minute! That’s what I want from the craft books I buy for myself!

Wise Craft Book

(Faux taxidermy from Fall chapter)

6. It had to have quilts. I adore quilt making. It’s at the forefront of what I do. There is a quilt project at the end of each chapter. They are not always conventional quilts, but I think that’s what makes them fun.
Wise Craft Book

(Pegboard tree from Winter Chapter)

7. It had to have beautiful photography. Enough said, EJ and her team know their stuff. They are right here in Seattle, so I was lucky enough to be at every photoshoot. I helped style the photos, and am just out of camera range in every one of those photos (sometimes in frame, as in the case of the “Gathering Bunting” project in Fall). That is unusual for many craft authors, and I feel extremely lucky that I was able to be that closely involved in the photography process.

Wise Craft Book

(Knitted swatch blanket from Winter chapter.)

8. It had to have an eye-catching cover. The details of any book’s cover are anguished over and this one was no exception. There were several versions tossed around before we settled on the final one we present to you. I have to thank EJ again for making the call on this cover. She suggested an idea, and we set about to create it, at the 9th hour. I created letters from the fabrics and materials used throughout the book, and they were placed on a  a vintage sail that EJ had in the studio. Through a series of “move this one up “just a tad“, “nope, back down half a tad”, this cover was shot in a couple of hours. Getting those letters in the right place was painstaking, funny but true. And yep, I was just out of camera range that day too.
Wise Craft Book

(Whoville trees from Winter chapter)

9. It had to combine all sorts of hand crafts. Again, in my own life, I crochet, paint, knit, quilt, and add glitter. All the time. My hope is that future books can go deeper into each of these hand crafts.
10. It needed illustrations. This one worried me a bit. I didn’t want step out shots of the projects. Not for this book, it wouldn’t work. Plus I don’t like the way they look aesthetically in most cases, and this book is supposed to be visually inspiring, right? Plus, most of the projects are so simple, illustrations are not necessary. (Don’t get me wrong, in many books, these sort of shots are necessary to explain technical steps.) There were a few projects where some sort of illustration would be helpful, which is where longtime friend Lisa Congdon came into the picture. She and I have known each other since those very early blogging days and it was a treat to work with her on an “official” basis. Again, as the author, I was lucky to work closely with Lisa to really give her context for what she was drawing. I remember how fun it actually was to get to this point in the process, and I probably typed emails to her with a lot of exclamation points.

I am giving away 3 copies of Wise Craft, just leave me a comment on this post to be eligible to win.
I am thinking of celebrating with ice cream. I say you should too!

  • Lizette

    March 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations Blair! Thanks for sharing the process and the great ideas. Looking forward to holding and browsing thru it.

  • Leslie

    March 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Gorgeousness!! Your blog was one of the first I ever followed, and I’m so happy that you are now a book, too! 🙂 Congratulations!

  • c c

    March 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    hi ! great book, so lovely and creative, congrats !!!
    I hope you could send it to France if I win… so I’m in.
    see you

  • Kimberly Stoney

    March 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    It looks beautiful and so well thought out- thank you for sharing your process. Can’t wait to see it in person-Happy Birthday book!

  • Kate

    March 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations! I’d love to win a copy!

  • melissa

    March 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    congratulations! it looks like an awesome book!

  • Sharry Miller

    March 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your book-creation process. It makes it seem achievable, not impossible. Congratulations!

  • Jenn

    March 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Congratulations! How awesome it must feel to hold your own published work. I love the idea of projects through the seasons.

  • Maria

    March 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I like the variety of your crafts and I would love to win a copy!

  • Angie

    March 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I can’t wait to see the book! Fun if I win but I’ll get one eventually if I don’t. 😉 Thanks for sharing your ideas via the blog and now book.

  • Crystal

    March 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Just saw your book advertised in a book seller’s magazine. It led me to your blog! Would love to have a copy!

  • Celeste

    March 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations! Love the preview post, and the book sounds pretty amazing!

  • Amanda

    March 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Mazel tov! I would love to win a copy of your book, it’s been on my wishlist!

  • Sarah

    March 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Congratulations!! Thank you so much for this sneak peak – all the projects look great! Can’t wait to see the book in person!

  • dory

    March 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    It’s a really lovely looking book! I really like that it’s all-kinds-of-crafts book; it’s easy to think of myself as a quilter and a knitter who doesn’t have time for other things, and a multi-project book is so nice.

  • Alison Waller

    March 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    What a beautiful looking book! I too have read your blog since its earliest days. Looking forward to reading the book too!

  • IVy

    March 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Happy birthday!

  • Avril

    March 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Love summer sherbet blanket, but all looks lovely.

  • christina

    March 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Congratulations! Thanks for the chance!

  • audrey

    March 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Oh your book looks perfectly lovely! Congrats on getting it together!

  • Brenda

    March 11, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Best wishes on your new arrival! The projects look lovely and inspiring!

  • Lesley

    March 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Congratulations, it looks really nice

  • Thy

    March 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    How wonderful!! So inspiring. Congratulations!

  • melissa s.

    March 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see it in person!

  • Rayna

    March 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats and well done! I’ve been reading your blog for years and always find inspiration.

  • Heidi Johnson

    March 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog since the early years and this is the first time I’ve ever left a comment! I’m coming out of the shadows because this is the most momentous day ever! Congratulations and three cheers – hip, hip, hooray!

  • Diane

    March 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations! You must be so proud! I can’t wait to see it!

  • Rebecca

    March 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    If you were in Cincinnati, I would urge you to celebrate with Graeter’s ice cream. Alas, you live on the West Coast and will have to eat something else. Regardless, Congratulations! Your book looks intriguing and fun. Lots of fun!

  • Barb

    March 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Your book is gorgeous! Congratulations!

  • rosesmama

    March 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    This looks fabulous. Great work!

  • Kimmie

    March 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful! Congrats on being published!

  • Lynda Igoudjil

    March 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Your book looks like it is right up my alley. I would love to win this as I am currently unemployed and this book would definitely fill my days with worthwhile projects while I wait..

  • Lois

    March 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Wow….I can’t imagine what it would be like to see a book come to fruition!! Congratulations!

  • dana

    March 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Looks great!

  • Carol

    March 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Ice cream all around! Your blog was one of the first I read, probably in 2005. Can’t wait to page through your book.

  • Scarlet Sparkuhl Delia

    March 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    As always, I heart your style!

  • Rachael

    March 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Wow. To be honest, I rarely buy craft books- I’m usually content to borrow from the library, but yours is one I have wanted to own since you announced it- and these pictures have me salivating. Congratulations on being published, and thank you for offering the giveaway!

  • Laura Johnson

    March 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I enjoy your practical style

  • Serena

    March 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations! Just based on those few photos and your blog, you inspire me to try so many new things, to continue my progress to living simply and to think outside the box. Why buy a card set of icebreakers when you can have a homemade tablecloth that achieves the same thing?! Love your work! Keep it going!

  • Melissa H

    March 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Whoa I didn’t realize you included 60 projects! That’s amazing I’d love to win

  • Beth

    March 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations on your book and happy b-day. Toss me in the hat to win a copy. Someday I’d like to write a book, too, so I’m inspired you met your goal.

  • Sarah Sindell

    March 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    The book looks fabulous! I’d love to win a copy…Congrats on the accomplishment.

  • Emily Pearce

    March 12, 2014 at 5:29 am

    So excited for your book, Blair! Many congratulations!

  • Heather

    March 12, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Thank you, Blair, for sharing copies of your beautiful book! It looks amazing, and just reading this post has inspired me to start crafting in earnest. I have to admit that I am one of those people who doesn’t believe I am creative, but I want to change this…especially since I have 3 little boys who love to create in all kinds of ways. (It’s not just little girls who like to craft!) All the best to you!

  • Susan

    March 12, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations, Blair! It looks like a fantastic book!

  • -Wendy

    March 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Wow! Congrats! It’s a lovely book and very inspiring.

  • Kelly Wilbur

    March 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    You should be so proud, this really is an accomplishment and I love your vision. Can’t wait to see it in person!

  • Lisa

    March 12, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Your book looks amazing, and it is obvious that so much love, care, work, and heart went into its creation!

  • michaela

    March 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

    So gorgeous! I’d love to own a copy.

  • Janice

    March 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This book looks wonderful! I would love to win a copy.

  • daniela

    March 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

    i would love to win this book!

  • Veronica

    March 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Congratuluations! The book looks great. I can’t wait to see it.

  • mjb

    March 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

    What a celebration! Congratulations.

  • Ivana

    March 12, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Big congratulation !!!! This is a great looking book and I would love to win a copy!!

  • Sue Mariotti

    March 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    So sad to have missed the launch party at Dry goods! I am looking forward to checking this book out. Congrats Blair!

  • claire

    March 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    and add glitter. i love that. and this book. you really did a fantastic job, blair (and co.) YAY!!!

  • Nicole

    March 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    What a treat! I’ve been reading your blog for years now and I’m so excited that you’ve been published! How very cool.

  • Kat

    March 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    What an accomplishment! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  • Karen English

    March 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing your inspirations. I’ve always admired them from afar. I would love to see the book in celebration of my 50th birthday today.

  • Megan- Odds & Hens

    March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So inspiring!!! Great job !!!!

  • Megan- Odds & Hens

    March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So inspiring!!! Great job !!!!

  • Megan- Odds & Hens

    March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So inspiring!!! Great job !!!!

  • Melanie G

    March 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Book looks amazing! Hope I am one of the winners!

  • Ruth Ann

    March 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Blair, congratulations! So happy to see your amazing book.

  • harmony

    March 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    looking forward to reading it and getting inspired!

  • Esther

    March 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Congrats, I’ve followed your blog for several years and love the stuff you make, especially the quilts!

  • Rebecca

    March 12, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Gorgeous book, such clever projects too. I will make the pan handle potholders first! congratulations.

  • Robin

    March 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    What a thoughtful and enticing introduction to your book! Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Beth

    March 13, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Win a copy or not …..I’m excited to read your book and get some new inspiration. Congrats!!

  • Kathryn Orok

    March 13, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Congratulations on your book! Thanks for giving us a look at the process!

  • Molly

    March 13, 2014 at 6:49 am

    What?! You AND Lisa Congdon? Holy schmoly, talk about dream team!! Blair, I am so excited to get my hands on this book (oh, those pan handle covers are so needed in my life!), both to get all thready and dirty with projects, and to see this latest babe that you’ve born. Kudos for you for converting your vision into reality. (And yippee, for us, for getting to partake!).
    Heck, I may even head over to Jeni’s for a triple scoop, just to celebrate alongside 😉
    Well done, you.

  • Julie Gravelle

    March 13, 2014 at 8:34 am

    congrats on the book!!

  • Rebecca

    March 13, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations! The projects look really interesting and inspiring!

  • Heather Thorp

    March 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I think I came to you through flickr, possibly through Lisa Congdon, (or maybe it was the other way around!) back in 2006 when I was pregnant with my first and too nauseous to do much but surf… and I found such inspiration and companionship in your pages, way over here in Scotland. I learned to crochet that year, and that led on to knitting, thrifting,and more! After I had my daughter I co-started a new mum’s crochet group, and all of us are now bringing our creativity to our school community and other women, and hopefully men – my son age 4 loves to bead friendship bracelets!
    I don’t normally write comments like this , and even if I don’t win a book, I’ll buy one… but I thought you’d like to know how your ripples are spreading – and Lisa too if she’s reading this!

  • Erica

    March 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Congratulations. I would love to win a copy…but will buy one it I don’t:)

  • Susan Stanley Marino

    March 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Super proud of you–I have such fond memories of the fashion adventures we shared in the 80’s.

  • Jennie

    March 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful.

  • Margie

    March 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations! Your book looks wonderful. I love the way you set up the projects based on seasons.

  • Sarah J.

    March 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Your book looks incredible and full of doable, fun projects! Would love a copy to peruse and enjoy!

  • Laura Dodson

    March 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I think I’ve been reading this blog since right around the time you began it. I know you are proud of your accomplishment with the making of this book and I think it looks amazing. So very happy for you!

  • Sofi

    March 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Enjoy your ice cream! You’ve earned it! I already see projects I’d like to try from your preview. I can’t wait to read your book!

  • Melissa Vink

    March 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Looks fantastic!!! I’d love a copy!

  • Jen G...

    March 14, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Looks great! Congrats…thanks for the inspiration!

  • heather smith jones

    March 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Blair, your book really does look like an inspiring and motivating collection of ideas and projects that cover a variety of media. And what a labor of love and effort! I like the idea of organizing in seasons and having a clear color palette. The photos are beautiful too. Congratulations!

  • Elizabeth

    March 14, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for sharing the process! The projects look so interesting. I’m looking forward to learning new ways to be creative!

  • Gillian Veitch

    March 14, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I love the concept of the book! It looks like an amazing piece of work that you should definitely be proud of!

  • Estela

    March 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations, the pictures are amazing!

  • Linda Stewardson

    March 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’d love to win a copy of your book. Look’s great !

  • Lynn

    March 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations! I love the background info on the process and the images and projects look beautiful. I can’t wait to add your baby to my collection! Kudos! What flavor are you celebrating with?

  • This Little Blue Homestead

    March 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Looks beautiful-congrats!

  • Darien

    March 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Wow, congrats congrats congrats! It’s a BEAUTIFUL book, Blair — I’m so happy for you! I would love to win this book and will also spread the word among our homeschooling community here — it’s perfect for the many family-focused activities we engage in! Plus it’s just gorgeous — I want it on my bookshelf! 🙂

  • Hedge Pig cat

    March 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I just heard of your book today and looked up your blog! The book looks like a lot of fun 🙂

  • Anna B.

    March 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Congratulations on your new book! I love the behind-the-scenes glimpse you’ve provided about the process of making it. I started reading your blog about 3 years ago and it inspired me to start quilting again 🙂 Ever since you posted about having a book coming out in March 2014, I’ve been looking forward to seeing it hit bookstores! Thanks for sharing your creative process.

  • Marcela : Naturally Fun Days

    March 15, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful. I’ll cross my fingers! Thanks for the chance.

  • Sue Addison

    March 15, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love what you have shown so far from your book. I can’t wait to see the rest. So much hard work. Nicely done!

  • kelli

    March 15, 2014 at 8:13 am


  • shirley cree

    March 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    interesting and clever ideas….. can’t wait to browse thru the whole thing…. thanks for the opportunity….
    s cree

  • Mie

    March 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Happy birthday to your book, it looks great.

  • Jessica

    March 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I can’t wait to get a copy of your book. I’ve been following your blog for years and I’ve always loved your style. My husband and I love shopping around at thrift stores for things that can be turned into great decorative pieces. Congratulations on your book!

  • Shannon

    March 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful pages! I can’t wait to see them in person. Congratulations!

  • Bonnie

    March 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I can’t wait to see your book ‘in person’. Your blog always inspires me!

  • Sandi P

    March 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I want to see more, please. Very inspiring.

  • helen

    March 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    i have read your blog for *years* and you’ve inspired me over and over:) it was absolutely wonderful to read your back story – truly, it just inspired me more. how lovely. congrats! what an achievement. gotta stop gushing stat:)

  • Monique

    March 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Congrats! The book looks wonderful!

  • Carmen

    March 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Wow!! Your book looks gorgeous! I am going straight to google to find out if it is available in Australia.

  • Joey

    March 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    So excited to meet your book!:)

  • CathyT

    March 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I love the pictures from your book with your nail polish too :). COngratulations on your book — I hope to own one, either by purchase or prize!

  • Daffodil Angel

    March 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I am probably too late to enter this giveaway but I just wanted to say well done and congratulations on your new book.

  • Kim Laird

    March 19, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations, Blair! looks so amazing.

  • Cheryl Arkison

    March 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  • psmflowerlady/tammy

    March 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book – thanks for sharing the birthing process with us and the opportunity to win!

  • Linsey

    March 20, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Just found your blog and your book looks gorgeous. Would love to win one!

  • Debbie

    March 20, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to try some of these!! Thank you!!

  • annette

    March 20, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Ice cream is the perfect celebration! Would love to have your book too.

  • saligia

    March 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations! Both – your blog and book – are very inspiring.

  • sherri

    March 20, 2014 at 9:26 am

    How fun! Congratulations!! Thanks for the chance…

  • Fräulein Rucksack

    March 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Found my way here via maya*made. I love her style so she can’t be wrong with this book!

  • Gina

    March 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful book!!! I think I’m gonna have to get one as a gift for my sister-in-law. She’s gonna love it!

  • Corene Everett

    March 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this! It’s beautiful

  • Gill

    March 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations on a great book Blair!

  • lauren

    March 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations! I love that you created projects that are easily accessible to inspire others to actually try them out. I know that I plan to…

  • Orsolya

    March 21, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Fantastic book! I would like to win a copy! Thank you for the chance!

  • Rebecca Hill

    March 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Your book looks wonderful! Congratulations on its birth!

  • Heather

    March 24, 2014 at 5:08 am

    So excited for you! So excited for me to read it!

  • Julie

    March 24, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations Blair! The book sounds like it was a fascinating journey and will be an inspirational read. Thank you.

  • Tina

    March 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

    So many good ideas! I’m really drawn to that lamp shade.

  • Beth

    March 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Congrats on your book. I am looking forward to reading it and hope to make it to one of your events in Seattle. Life keeps getting in the way.

  • mrspilkington

    March 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Congratulations–it looks fabulous!

  • Laura Dodson

    March 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    {pssst. i won your book on maya*made.} YAAAAAY.

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