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18 November 2011

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is hosting another awesome year of Happy Haul-idays. One lucky blogger will will $500 worth of Chronicle books. But that's not all. In the holiday spirit, Chronicle will also be giving away $500 to a lucky blog commenter on the winning blog as well as $500 of books to the charity of the blogger's choice. For more info or to enter, please go HERE. What a wonderfully generous promotion from Chronicle. One of my fave publishers of fantastic-ly beautiful books, I could not pass up this opportunity to spread the holiday cheer. 

If I win, the charity I'd donate to would be Friends of the Burbank Library. I love going to the library and know that they would definitely appreciate a donation. They haven't gotten any new crafty/cookbooks in awhile and I think these books would be an excellent addition. So please take a look at my haul list and let me know what you think. Remember, one lucky commenter can win the same haul.

These veer heavily in the crafty/food category. I love making things, both to wear and use and to eat - and Chronicle has an awesome selection of books that fit into these categories.  

  • Flour - I've actually checked out this book from the library and have made several things from it. Love Chang's style and the recipes are delicious. I would love a copy of my own.
  • Plenty - I have heard very good things about this book and that cover is divine.
  • Hand Forged Doughnuts - I love doughnuts and have only recently begun exploring making my own. This books like like a good start.

  • Amy Butler's Style Stitches - I've been a fan of Amy Butler's for awhile now. Love her handbag patterns and have been wanting this book for awhile.
  • Whip Up Mini Quilts - So many friends have had babies this year and I think these mini quilts would make awesome presents.
  • Cake Pops - Bakerella has the cutest website and her cake pops always looks gorgeous. I would love to give them a try.

  • The Liberty Book of Home Sewing - How did I not know that Liberty came out with their own sewing book? I love their fabrics even though I can't afford them. I was one of those people who was camped in front of Target the morning the Liberty of London collection was released.
  • Quilting Bee - I rally want to start quilting and I love the look of the designs in this book.
  • A Life In Stitches by Rachael Herron - I am a fan of Rachae's blog, Yarnagogo, and her Cypress Hollow romance books (reviews coming!) and am very interested in reading her biography/memoir of sorts.
  • Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works - I LOVE Yoshitomo Nara. 'Nuff said.
  • The Lonesome Puppy by Yoshitomo Nara - A Nara picture book? How can I resist?
Well that's my list. It adds up to a nifty $497.19. Who ever said I don't know how to budget?  Please comment and let me know what you think of my list. Remember, if I win, one lucky commenter on this post will win as well.

say "twee!"

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  1. Nice wishlist! I like that you added why you wanted each book... and great job getting it as close to $500 as possible!

    Feel free to comment back on my post as well:

  2. I love your list! Good Luck to us both, and our charities as well!



  3. I want all of these books! Great choices!


  4. great choices! love the Yoshitomo Nara books.

    please check out my list as well.


  5. You went for the gold with Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works! Great choice.

    good luck to both of us on this thing..
    Thank you Chronicle Books ;D

    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

  6. I love your list! Good luck!


  7. Really; what list of wish books from Chronicle could ever be complete without some lovely cookery books included? Of course I have a few cookery books included in my own list as well!

    Totally love your list and its mix! Good luck to you!


  8. Mmmmm...those donuts look good! Good luck!

  9. donuts and quilts. Great choices.

  10. Great taste you have! I'm having as much fun seeing what everyone else picked as I did making my own blog list!

  11. I get hungry and restless looking at this post--I want all of those books! *adds to wishlist*


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