Giveaway #2 – Nicky Epstein’s Crocheted Flowers AND 2 Snapware Yarn-Tainers

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

WINNER!yarn tainer and crocheted flowers

The winner is Christina! She said, “You have such great giveaways! I’d really like to win the Crocheted Flowers book and second choice would probably be Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch.”

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

One reader will win a copy of Nicky Epstein’s Crocheted Flowers published by Sixth and Spring Books and one large and one medium Yarn-Tainer from Snapware!

MY REVIEW

As the mother of two boys I have gained a new appreciation for everything girly. Lately, I feel the tragedy it is not to put beautiful crocheted flowers on every one of their handmade hats as I have a book full of flower patterns. I love my boys, but oh how I want a girl!

Nicky Epstein is a knitting and crochet wizard and the author of about a dozen books including the one up for grabs today, Crocheted Flowers. The book is divided into 5 chapters, each featuring a different kind of flower:

  1. layered petal flowers
  2. one-piece flowers
  3. twisted-technique flowers
  4. felted flowers
  5. chain stitch and ball flowers and leaves

crocheted flower patterns

These were some of my favorites in the book and there are 45 different patterns in total. She uses all kinds of yarns to get different textures and looks, adds embellishments like beads, and does an amazing job at recreating real flowers accurately with yarn.

flower headband pattern

One of my very favorite patterns is this one, the snowball flower. All the patterns are given in words and diagram form so you can use whichever method you prefer. I whipped it up while watching Pride and Prejudice (not the 6 hour version) and attached it to my favorite headband pattern from Etsy seller Adrienne Engar. As you can see one of my models was more willing than the other…ha! Elliot is a good sport.

snapware yarn tainer

And if you knit or crochet much at all, a Yarn-Tainer is a great product, especially if you have kids, pets, or like to work on the go. I find I typically have several projects started at once, and I love to keep the one I’m working on in a Yarn-Tainer so nothing comes loose or gets tangled up, and also so my kids can’t get at it! I find myself grabbing my Yarn-Tainer as I run out the door – you never know when you’ll have a minute to work!

Snapware Yarn-Tainers are food safe (just in case!) and are made in the United States of sturdy materials. The lid has a hole in the top for your strand of working yarn and the whole lid is on a flip-top hinge to insert your other supplies without having to unscrew the entire thing.

A Yarn-Tainer is the best way to keep your project clean, safe, accessible, and organized!

Thanks to Nicky Epstein for all the beautiful flowers and Sixth and Spring Books and Snapware for sponsoring this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit SixthandSpring.com and Snapware
  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite Nicky Epstein book and/or Snapware product before midnight Sunday, September 12.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy V September 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

I love the Knitting in Tuscany book and would love to win it!

2 Amy V September 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

I like Vanilla Joy on FB as Amy K V

3 Melissa September 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

I love Nicky!! ;). I’d love to win either Crocheted Flowers or Signature Scarfs.

4 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

You have such great giveaways! I’d really like to win the Crocheted Flowers book and second choice would probably be Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch.

5 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

I subscribed to Vanilla Joy on YouTube

My username is cdugan88

6 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:46 am

I’m already a Facebook fan of Vanilla Joy.

Christina Dugan

7 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

I subscribe to your feed!

8 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

I subscribe to your newsletter :]

9 Christina September 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

Your button is on my blog (mildlydelightful.blogspot.com)

10 Anne Marie September 6, 2010 at 9:12 am

I would love the crochet flower book – all of her books sound great.

11 Anne Marie September 6, 2010 at 9:12 am

I am an email follower.

12 Sue D September 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I would like to learn to crochet flowers but would also like her book called Knitting A Kiss in Every Stitch.

13 Sue D September 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I subscribe to Vanilla Joy on YouTube.

14 Sue D September 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

15 Sue D September 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I am signed up for your newsletter.

16 Vicki September 7, 2010 at 12:23 am

The crocheted flowers are very cute, and I love the Yarn-Tainers. I’m a sucker for organizing helps.

17 Vicki September 7, 2010 at 12:24 am

I subscribe to your feed.

18 Michelle September 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I think that Crocheting on the Edge looks like a great book….and I like the Cupcakes carriers!!!

19 Michelle September 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I think Crocheting on the Edge looks like a good book, and I’d love to have some Cupcake carriers!!

20 Sue D September 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I signed up for snapware discounts.

21 Sue D September 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I commented on your Tutorial Tuesday post on how to fold a fitted sheet.

22 Chy September 10, 2010 at 12:49 am

These look like so much fun. I already know how to knit, but just the basics and I have been wanting to learn crochet. This book looks like it would be inspiring for learning some new techniques. I think Nicky Epstein is so creative and the book I would most likely use is Nicky Epstein Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch.
Thank you for the contest.

Warmly,
Chy

23 Chy September 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

I signed up for the Snapware discount newsletter. Wow, I have never seen so many useful and clever storage containers. Thanks for sharing about this company.
Warmly,
Chy

24 Ruth M September 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I was just wishing for more patterns to crochet flowers, so I would love that book, and the crochet for Barbie book is intriuging me. And I already have a snap n stack, so I could use more of those.

25 Christina September 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I sent an email and I hope I’m not too late! I haven’t had much time to get on the computer the last couple weeks. I’m very excited :]

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