Saturday, December 3, 2011

A giveaway {for bookworms}- now closed!

I've been dreaming up some fun stuff for the blog this month. :) And this is the first little bit of it...a giveaway!

This giveaway is perfect for my fellow book lovers. Or, if you need a gift for a bookworm, here you go. I wanted to do the giveaway pretty early in the month so the winner can get the prize before Christmas! :) Two prizes will go to the same winner:

First up, a cute Puffin Classics paperback edition of the classic, Little Women.

I already have a copy of this sweet book, and this was an extra that I sort-of-accidentally accumulated. It's brand new, but does have a black mark on the bottom of the pages (apparently it was a bargain book or something).

I know a lot of you have probably read Little Women, but if you haven't, you're really missing out! I only read it for the first time about a year or two ago, and I was pleasantly surprised. :)

The winner will also receive this bookish necklace, handmade by me.

I had some supplies left over from when I made my own, so I finally decided to use them. It's a stack of books charm, made from dollhouse books, and it comes on an admittedly cheap chain from Hobby Lobby. :) But you can remove it from this chain and slide it on another nicer one if you'd like.

P.S. If you just can't wait to have a cute book necklace, check out the tutorial here.

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry:
-Leave me a comment telling me your favorite book(s).

For extra entries:
-Comment telling me a book that you recently read that you loved.
-Be a follower of Sew Technicolor.
-Mention and link up the giveaway on your own blog.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Sorry international readers, but this giveaway is open only to US and Canada. Giveaway ends in about a week, so sometime next weekend. :) Good luck!

P.S. Another giveaway coming soon- for classic movie fans. :)

 Until next time,


  1. This is so fun, Kristin! My [current] favorite book is *Emily of Deep Valley* by Maud Hart Lovelace. If you haven't read the Betsy-Tacy books, you really must. :)

  2. I recently listened to *A Year Down Yonder* by Richard Peck on audio book and loved it. It's sweet and funny and nostalgic all at the same time. The first book, *A Long Way from Chicago* is also great.

  3. I am a follower of Sew Technicolor, via Google Reader!

  4. I'm not sure how to pick a "favorite" book. But some favorites (or the ones I read on repeat) are Persuasion, the Anne of Green Gables series, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Jane Eyre.

  5. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    Will you be reviewing *That's Entertainment*? I haven't seen those yet and would love to hear your thoughts!

    Speaking of *Little Women*, I recently read the *Mother Daughter Book Club* by Heather Vogel Frederick, in which the moms and daughters read *Little Women*. The book itself was just okay, but it definitely piqued my interest in *Little Women* again, since I haven't read it since I was probably about 7 or 8!

    Oh, and I must ask the age-old "Laurie or Professor Bhaer" question?

  6. My top favouite books include but are not limited too: the Bible(Douay- Rheims version), the Anne of Green Gables series, The Tom Playfair Series, Don Camillo, Trianon, and Louisa May Alcott's An Old-Fashioned Girl............

  7. i have been listening a book on librivox entitled 'what katy did' while knitting christmas gifts... the story is So very sweet! I only have 2 chapters left..and don't want it to end!

  8. i new follower, having only discovered your blog the other is quite lovely and I have been enjoying reading your past posts and listening to your Christmas soundtrack!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway..the book necklace is darling and i love the little women story though i have yet to read the book...the 1949 movie is one my favourites!

  9. My favorite book is Deep End of the Ocean. I also love anything Sophie Kisella writes for some light, fun reading.

  10. I recently read In Stitches and loved it!

  11. Audrey,
    I am planning on reviewing the "That's Entertainment" trilogy. :) I love those films!

    I've heard of that series, but I've never read any of them!

    As for Laurie and Professor Bhaer, well...I always loved Laurie, but I really didn't think that he and Jo could ever be really happy together (still, with the image of Peter Lawford in my head as Laurie, I always thought, how on earth could she say no to him?? :). But the romantic side of me wanted Jo to end up with someone, and I like Professor Bhaer well enough. :)


  12. I love the necklace. Really fun! And I've never read Little Women before, although my younger sister has.

    My favorite books would have to be the Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie. I started reading them this summer after watching several of the TV show and movies on PBS. I'm currently reading my 10th one since April, and I'm usually not a big reader...

  13. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

  14. A book that I read recently that I loved was Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

  15. I am also a follower of Sew Technicolor

  16. Oh what fun! I LOVE that necklace. :) Let's see, I'll go with 'A Voice in the Wind' by Francine Rivers for favorite book.

  17. Let's see, the last book I read that I really loved was 'The Bridegrooms' by Allison Pittman.

  18. And last but not least, I'm a follower. :)

  19. You don't have to count this as an entry, I just wasn't sure where else to reply.

    I look forward to your reviews on the *That's Entertainment* films. :)

    One of my younger brothers likes Alcott's books (probably more than I do, LOL!). I had the discussion with him once how I thought that Jo should have married Laurie, but he made me see it differently. He described Prof. Bhaer more as Jo's intellectual equal. He said it makes sense how they are better suited for each other if you read the subsequent books (*Little Men*, etc.). I don't think I've read those (I think...) so maybe that makes more sense. I don't know, though. A big part of me still wishes should would've married Laurie. Prof. Bhaer always seems like kind of just a way to throw in an almost an after-thought by the author.

  20. Little Women is one of my favorite books and the necklace is so cute! :)

    Entry #1: Favorite I said, Little Women, along with Ted Dekker's Circle series, Anne of Green Gables, Pride & Prejudice, and Persuasion (among many others!)

  21. Entry #2: I recently read "Sex God" by Rob Bell (not quite the typical read for this blog, BUT...). It was for a class, but it's actually really good. I don't agree with him on everything, but in some things, he makes some excellent points!

  22. Entry #3: I'm a follower of your blog :)

  23. Hey Kristin,

    My favorite books include: Little Women =), the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, Nancy Drew series, On Viney's Mountain, Daddy Long Legs, Anne of Green Gables, Ella Enchanted...there's so many more...

    Thanks for this giveaway!


  24. I love love love this giveaway! :D

    Some of my favorite books are: The Chronicles of Narnia, the Love Comes Softly series, The Giver, Authentic Beauty,and the Darkness To Light series, to name a few.

  25. I recently read "Thorn in my Heart" by Liz Curtis Higgs and I really liked it! I actually only bought the series because they were on super sale and they had pretty covers! :)But now I'm glad I did! I'm now on the second book and hopefully I'll get through the third on Christmas break.

  26. I am a follower of Sew Technicolor!

  27. How fun! I love the cover art of this copy, too=)

    I have a sampling of my favorite titles here:

    And... I thought this was worthy of mention... the word verification captcha for this comment was austn!=D Very appropriate.

  28. Currently reading Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott. Wonderful.