Sew Creative Turns 1! Cookbook and Craft Book Giveaway!

Sew Creative Blog's 1 Year Blogiversary Craft & Cookbook Giveaway Worth $375

Over the weekend a thought occurred to me. “Hmmmm… When did I launch Sew Creative?” I did a little digging and realized that this week marks a special little anniversary… One year ago today I posted my very first blog post. Today is Sew Creative’s 1 year blogiversary!

This revelation hit me in the same way that my children’s birthdays do each year. Equal parts shocked that time has gone so quickly and amazed that this hasn’t been a part of my life forever.

If Sew Creative was a person, and I was giving her a birthday present I think I’d have to give her one of the Sew Creative 10 Fabulous Handmade Gift Ideas.

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Instead of giving Sew Creative a gift, I’m going to give one of my lucky readers a big, huge present! To celebrate Sew Creative’s 1st Birthday I thought I would give away a few of my very favorite cookbooks and craft books from Raincoast Books and Chronicle Books!

The prize pack is valued at $375 and includes books that I love and have on my sewing studio shelf or my cookbook shelf. They are:

Here are all of the books lined up and ready to be sent out to you!


Starting tomorrow until the end of this contest,  I’ll be sharing a FREE recipe or craft excerpt from one of these books. Tomorrow’s post will be a cast iron frying pan chocolate chip cookie… and believe me… it is delicious!

More blog anniversary thoughts to follow throughout the week… but I want to take this moment to thank all of you for taking the time to read Sew Creative and for all of the fabulous friends I have made from it over the past year. You will find some of my blogger friends’ social media links in the contest below. Meet them, love them, follow them… they are fabulous.

Enter our cookbook and craft book giveaway here:

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Publisher & Creative Director of Hello Creative Family. Crafty girl who loves to write about homemade, handmade, heart made projects. Mom, bookworm & professional tea drinker. Hoarder of colored sharpies, fabric and mason jars. Motto: Live life creatively!

'Sew Creative Turns 1! Cookbook and Craft Book Giveaway!' have 77 comments

  1. January 21, 2014 @ 7:59 am Salma

    Congratulations on your one-year! That’s so amazing! I wish I was as creative as you. Maybe if I win the books, I can be :)
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  2. January 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am Fariha

    What an awesome giveaway and congrats on your first anniversary!


  3. January 21, 2014 @ 8:16 am MBAMama

    The Cowgirl Creamery would be awesome. Congratulations on your milestone!
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  4. January 21, 2014 @ 8:20 am Brandy

    Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! It is a great milestone to reach.
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  5. January 21, 2014 @ 8:35 am nicolthepickle

    Congratulations on one year! That’s a big deal.
    I would love the Keys to the Kitchen book!


  6. January 21, 2014 @ 8:57 am Adelina Priddis

    The LIttle Paris Cookbook. I’ve actually never read your blog, but my friend Eschelle just mentioned you, so I had to come by! I’m excited to start browsing :)


  7. January 21, 2014 @ 8:59 am Jennifer (@momvstheboys)

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to a fabulous second year!
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  8. January 21, 2014 @ 9:28 am Joann @ Woman in Real Life

    What a great bounty of books! I would love to read So Pretty Crochet. My grandma taught me to crochet when I was young and I no longer remember how. Happy Blogiversary!



  9. January 21, 2014 @ 9:30 am Joann @ Woman in Real Life

    The crochet book looks like fun! Happy Blogiversary!

    Joann @ Woman in Real Life recently posted…5 Healthy Vegan SmoothiesMy Profile


  10. January 21, 2014 @ 9:35 am Liz Potashnyk

    I love your blog. Kyla Cornish from Mommy’s Weird led me to it . food and crafts! all in one blog. Absolutely the best idea ever!
    I love the chocolate chip cookie recipe book! Love cookies. Will be checking out the casy iron fry pan cookie tomorrow for sure!


  11. January 21, 2014 @ 9:42 am Crystal Madrilejos

    Congrats on one year! Fantastic job. Of course, any post with the babies, is my favorite!


  12. January 21, 2014 @ 11:49 am Andrea Amy

    Happy anniversary :) Most excited for the cookbook Plenty! Thanks for the chance :)


  13. January 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm Tara

    Ohhh… I want “Keys to the Kitchen”! Happy Anniversary, lady!
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  14. January 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm Anne

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary! It’s important to celebrate these moments!


  15. January 21, 2014 @ 2:12 pm Meredith

    Happy 1 year of blogging! And hopefully there will be many, many more! That chocolate chip cookie book looks ridiculous ;)
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  16. January 21, 2014 @ 2:12 pm Meredith

    And by ridiculous, I mean delicious.. that’s why you don’t comment while waiting on hold with Walmart customer service who are RIDICULOUS.
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  17. January 21, 2014 @ 2:41 pm Dani @ lifeovereasy

    Congrats! Looks like you have accomplishes a lot in that time! An entire book on chocolate chip cookies?? That would be the first one I would open!
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  18. January 21, 2014 @ 2:50 pm Jenn

    Happy Blogerversary!! Hitting the one year mark is big!! You have a beautiful blog!! I love your craftiness!
    Jenn recently posted…Feeding a toddler: Nuby iMonster #Review & #GiveawayMy Profile


  19. January 21, 2014 @ 2:50 pm Tina F

    I am new to the blog ..I would love the Keys to the Kitchen Book Congrats on your milestone


  20. January 21, 2014 @ 3:21 pm Roya

    Congratulations, you are amazing and very inspiring. To many
    more successful years to come. Wish
    you best of luck;)


  21. January 21, 2014 @ 4:30 pm Monique Bon

    I would be most excited to win the book “Plenty”


  22. January 21, 2014 @ 4:41 pm Callie

    I’d love sewing made simple!!


  23. January 21, 2014 @ 7:41 pm brightflare

    Lovely prize pack and I love reading your blog!!


  24. January 21, 2014 @ 7:51 pm Sheri

    Big congratulations on your one-year anniversary. I am drooling over your book list. I think my favorite would be The Little Paris Cookbook. Here’s to another year.
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  25. January 21, 2014 @ 8:10 pm Jo-Anna

    Happy Blogiversary! And what a fantastic giveaway! I’d love to have any of the cookbooks – fab!!
    Jo-Anna recently posted…My Kitchen TourMy Profile


  26. January 21, 2014 @ 10:27 pm Cheryl

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Here’s to another year of crafty awesomeness….


  27. January 22, 2014 @ 5:19 am Debra Womack

    Happy Blogiversary! Someone has to tell me how to spell that.
    I’d be very excited to win any of the awesome books – but the one called “Plenty” really catches my eye.
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  28. January 22, 2014 @ 6:37 am valerie darsigny

    I would like to win all of them but I am very curious by the Crochet book :)


  29. January 22, 2014 @ 6:54 am Jen

    Happy 1st year Crystal!!! Here’s to many more!
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  30. January 22, 2014 @ 7:17 am Shana Norris

    Happy one year blog birthday, Crystal. Those cast iron pan cookies sound delicious. Can’t wait to check them out!
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  31. January 22, 2014 @ 7:26 am Suzanne G

    Congrats on your 1st year anniversary and the book I would love to read is Sewing Made Simple.


  32. January 22, 2014 @ 7:57 am Michelle

    Happy one year!! Probably the chocolate chip cookie cookbook, but I’d be thrilled to win any of them!
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  33. January 22, 2014 @ 8:52 am Jeanne

    Congrats on your one year blogiversary! There are some great books. I’d love to add these to my cook collection.
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  34. January 22, 2014 @ 9:52 am Toby

    Would love the Chocolate Chip Cookies! :)


  35. January 22, 2014 @ 9:56 am Kathryn C.

    Happy one year!! Wow I remember when you first announced the launch of your blog but doesn’t seem like a year ago already!! Definitely would love to take a boo at that choolate cip cookie cookbook ~~ahhhhhh yummmmmmm


  36. January 22, 2014 @ 10:01 am Julie bolduc

    I like the food & recipies very good info


  37. January 22, 2014 @ 10:38 am Barbara Lawson

    Congratulations on your first anniversary of your wonderful blog. Books are my life, but I am especially interested in The Little Paris Cookbook.


  38. January 22, 2014 @ 11:48 am Jessica @ Just a Mum?

    I’d be happy to win any of these books! I’m always excited to try out something new. :)

    Congratulations on your anniversary! :)
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  39. January 22, 2014 @ 12:05 pm Kelli

    Please and thank-you, I would like them all!!!!!!! Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS on one year of fantastic blogging!


  40. January 22, 2014 @ 1:11 pm Dawn Rader

    wow what a great giveaway!! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking! I would love Chocolate Chip Cookies. But at the same time I have thought about learning to crochet, so that would be awesome as well!! Thanks for the chance!


  41. January 22, 2014 @ 1:32 pm Laurie B

    I would love to get my hands on a copy of the “Key’s to the kitchen” book.


  42. January 22, 2014 @ 3:53 pm maria

    I would love to win the cookbooks to get inspired to start cooking!


  43. January 22, 2014 @ 6:52 pm Jaye L.

    Happy blogiversary!!! I’m new to your blog, but am already feeling inspired by what I’ve seen thus far. Thanks for that:-) I am really interested in several of the books but the one calling my name right now is So Pretty Felt. I’ve been wanting to learn more about using, crafting, etc. With felt so this is awesome!


  44. January 22, 2014 @ 7:16 pm Rekha

    Happy Blogiversary! :D

    I think the book I’d be most interested in is the Cowgirl Creamery Cooks. My husband and I love cheese, so a book that showcases this amazing food would be right at home in our house!


  45. January 22, 2014 @ 10:04 pm Brooke Takhar

    Love this giveaway – it’s fu and creative just like your blog! I would love to play with that chocolate chip cookie book.
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  46. January 23, 2014 @ 6:39 am sarah sar

    I really want to win the Choc Chip cookies book. I love to bake!


  47. January 23, 2014 @ 7:27 am Popcosmo

    Congratulations!! 1 year is huge and you should be so proud of yourself and your blog!!! What a fantastic year it’s been and I’m honored and thrilled to have gotten to know you (and your blog)! Here’s to many, many more blogiversaries!!!!
    xo ~kim & chloe
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  48. January 23, 2014 @ 7:52 am Piroska

    Congratulations! I’d love even any *one* of those books, they all look super! But the one that caught my eye, was the Wool Buddies. :o)


  49. January 23, 2014 @ 8:34 am Anna W

    I would be most excited to win wool buddies! It looks like such a cute book that my children can enjoy also making little stuffies !

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  50. January 23, 2014 @ 10:16 am Carrie

    Congratulations! I would love Crochet or Sewing made simple since both sewing and crocheting are on my list of things to learn to do this year


  51. January 23, 2014 @ 12:48 pm Amanda

    Congratulations on your anniversary Crystal! My favourite post is the 30 minute infinity scarf.


  52. January 23, 2014 @ 5:20 pm savannah logan

    I would love to add a new crochet book to my collection :D


  53. January 23, 2014 @ 11:04 pm Kimber

    Love all of these!!
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  54. January 24, 2014 @ 5:29 am Sarah

    I would love to win the Chocolate Chip Cookies cookbook! YUM!


  55. January 24, 2014 @ 3:24 pm Terri Ramsey Beavers

    Happy Blogaversary and thank you so much for this amazing giveaway. I’m a book work so I would love to win this, all of the books sound delightful (I can’t get enough of cookbooks) especially the The Little Paris Cookbook.
    Thanks again and congrats on your 1 year achievement.


  56. January 24, 2014 @ 3:48 pm Jan Lee

    I’m excited to read Wool Buddies and maybe make some for my great niece and great nephew :)


  57. January 24, 2014 @ 6:14 pm Kimberly B

    Wow, what an awesome collection of books. I’d be happy winning any one of them!
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  58. January 24, 2014 @ 8:18 pm Victoria Ess

    Happy anniversary! I’d love to win the Chocolate Chip Cookies cookbook most!


  59. January 25, 2014 @ 11:19 am Heather

    I remember when we met you told me about this little idea you had…. way to go friend!


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  61. January 26, 2014 @ 2:16 pm Jennifer

    Sewing Made Simple sounds great!


  62. January 26, 2014 @ 3:06 pm Kate T.

    I’d love to have the Woolbuddies book! Learning to make those little guys is something I’ve wanted to do for a while.


  63. January 26, 2014 @ 4:24 pm lucy kabatoff

    awesome would love to win


  64. January 26, 2014 @ 9:12 pm Sandy McFadden

    I would love the Crochet book as well as the other crafting and cooking books.


  65. January 26, 2014 @ 11:57 pm Tara gauthier

    Happy Anniversary! I would love the sewing made simple book!
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  66. January 27, 2014 @ 7:03 am Sheila M.

    Chocolate Chip Cookies; I need to get out of the rut. Congrats on your blogiversary.


  67. January 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am Lori

    Every time my mother-in-law visits, she ends up mending a pile of clothing that I save for her. Seriously, my four boys know where the Grandma Basket is and they put in any pieces of clothing that need her attention. If I won ‘Sewing Made Simple’, I could try mending some of them on my own!
    Who am I kidding? I’ll probably leave it all in the basket!


  68. January 27, 2014 @ 12:57 pm Maria medeiros

    Wow! Congratulations! I would love love to win! Oh the LittleParis kitchen!


  69. January 27, 2014 @ 10:58 pm Mary Lou MacKenzie

    Happy One Year Anniversary Sew Creative!!! I would be most excited to win “Sewing Made Simple” in your fabulous giveaway of cookbooks and craft books, but it’s really hard to choose as I would truly love to use/win them all. Thanks for being Sew Creative!


  70. January 28, 2014 @ 4:10 am suzi

    I’d be more excited by the Chocolate Chip Cookies book!


  71. January 28, 2014 @ 1:50 pm Meredith

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Time flies by doesn’t it? You’re so sweet to celebrate your milestone with all your readers. I’d appreciate any of these inspiring books although the real simple sewing is calling my name… The more simple the better for me. :)


  72. January 28, 2014 @ 2:02 pm Christina @The DIY Mommy

    Happy birthday! I’d love to win all of these, but especially Happy Home!
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  73. January 28, 2014 @ 6:58 pm Lesley M

    The one book I am most excited about is “Sewing Made Simple.”


  74. February 10, 2014 @ 9:37 am Christina Ferguson

    Just received my books from winning the contest. Each and everyone is absolutely beautiful. The next couple months are going to be filled with trying new projects and recipes. Thank you so very much.


    • February 10, 2014 @ 2:27 pm Crystal

      Hi Christina,

      I’m so happy that they arrived and that you liked them. I’d love to see photos of things that you make. Thank you so much for following Sew Creative.

      Best Wishes,



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