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homemade fun book giveaway

Homemade fun

UPDATE: Comments are closed. Congratulations to Brooke, who said:

Thanks for sharing... we can always use this sort of book at our house -- and what a beautiful one!

Thanks to the lovely author Rae Grant and her publisher, St. Martin's Press, for the giveaway!


Forgive my use of the publisher's photo - my copy of Homemade Fun is happily in my hands, but it's too cloudy and wonderfully cool here to take any decent sort of picture of it. Finally, a respite from the blistering heat!

Homemade Fun is Rae Grant's third vintage-feel crafts and cooking book written with school-aged kids in mind (although, I'm well past school-aged and I still love all her books and find myself perusing them for some easy, old-fashioned recipes and craft ideas!) Homemade Fun combines the best of crafting and baking, and offers 101 projects organized in the following chapters: Hand Sewing and Embroidery, Papercrafts, Baking, Building Things, and Toys, Games, and Pastimes. Those last two chapters really make the book stand out, in my opinion - it's really the perfect antidote to an "I'm bored" rainy afternoon. I'm sure our copy will get lots of use as Finn gets older.

Make sure to stop by Rae's inspirational blog, My Little Hen, for more fun activities to do with kids.

The nice folks at St. Martin's Press sent me this charming book to giveaway to one of my readers. Leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner on Saturday morning, July 3.