Monday, November 22, 2010

Books and more Books

Chronicle Books is an amazing publishing company! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ogled at their selection of books – even from Kenya! And wished I was qualified for their Design Fellowship! Now they’re giving away the wishlist (up to $500!) of one blogger! And, if I win, you have a chance to win my book selection as well by commenting on this post.

Oh, my renaissance soul, here we go…

Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper
By Minhee and Truman Cho with Randi Brookman Harris
Because I love working with paper.

Little Book of Letterpress
By Charlotte Rivers
Because someday I will take a class.

Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style
By Lotta Jansdotter
Because she’s always inspiring.

Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design
By Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright
Because I’d like to take a refresher course.

Photobooth Dogs
By Cameron Woo
Because it’s too cute!

Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By
By Lesley M. M. Blume
Because I find it all fascinating.

Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Café
By Joanne Chang
Because I want to eat the cover.

Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread
By Elinor Klivans
Because fresh bread is always nice.

I Love Macarons
By Hisako Ogita
Because macarons are the definition of lovely.

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids
By Jill O'Connor
Because what good is a kitchen if you don’t make it a little messy?

Crème Brûlée
By John H. Adams and Patricia Adams with George Black
Because I’m interested.

Embroidered Effects Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching
By Jenny Hart
Because I love Sublime Stitching!

The Power of the Invisible Sun
By Bobby Sager
Because working with kids is always rewarding.

Savory Baking: Warm and Inspiring Recipes for Crisp, Crumbly, Flaky Pastries
By Flo Braker
Because 200 scrumptious recipes?!

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes
By Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne
Because the Chocolate-Hazelnut Nutcracker Cake will be dessert this Christmas!

Lotta Prints: How to Print With Anything, From Potatoes to Linoleum
By Kathreen Ricketson
Because they’re lovely little projects

There it is! If you like my mix of books, comment on this post. You can also head over to the Haul-idays page to check out the other blogs that are participating and comment on their posts as well.


  1. That's a good list! I love the yarn colors you chose for the blanket, they look really good together. I recently bought a huge binder to stick all my inspirations in, I never thought of taking it with me shopping! Good idea. :)

  2. Great list...great giveaway.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Good luck!

  3. Hi there
    Great fun list :)

  4. Great list - such an interesting mix! I have Flour on my list too. Chronicle has such gorgeous books. This is an amazing giveaway.

    It's my first visit to your blog - it's so pretty.

    gaby317nyc at

  5. Hey, cuz! There are more than a few of these on my wish list too! How fun!

  6. Great picks!... And i LOVE you're blog header!!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. I love your list! Awesome choices! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Great list, I definitely missed some of these when making my own list, it's so hard to choose with Chronicle because all of their books are so great!

  9. Terrific list of books! There are so many great ones to choose from!
    Chronicle Books is hosting a wonderful contest!

    My list post is up on my blog, too!
    Good luck!

    ~ Amy

  10. A delightful list. A wonderful list. Very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really wonderful list that almost anyone would enjoy owning.

  11. MMMM. I like your style and would love to win the same. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine:

    I wish I'd found the Savory Baking one when I was compiling mine.

    pmathers at jps dot net

  13. this is a great list! thanks for the chance of winning these too! :)

    ivana |

  14. Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  15. What a great list of books!


  16. What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
    Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  17. Fabulous choices, especially the letterpress book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  18. What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com