I finally have the book in my hands and I have to tell ya, even though I am obviously COMPLETELY biased about this little book, it’s a cracker. Truly. I’d probably buy a copy even if I weren’t in it. A big call, I know.
There are a heap of good projects in it ranging from simple to quite complicated but all eminently do-able. And there are pull out patterns at the back of the book so much of the hard work really is already done.
One thing I really like about the book is there are some really fab projects for the male of the species. Even though I don’t have boys, well no little ones anyway, I am still well aware of the distinct focus out there on girly stuff to make. Which must be occasionally frustrating for crafty mothers of little boys. And big ones, I suppose.
(PS: Well hello hot stuff!)
The books are US$15.95 which I find OUTRAGEOUSLY reasonable for what you get. And do bear in mind that contributors to this book (and most collaborative works of this kind) don’t get paid up front or any royalties. Instead, we get a blurb, picture, links in print and a decidedly large warm inner glow. And the opportunity to purchase the books at wholesale price and sell them on at retail. I just wanted to be clear that any purchase here is simply that mark up to the RRP and no more.
Copies of the book will be up for sale in my Etsy and Made It shops shortly.
Or you can contact me directly to order one at christen[at]twirlingbetty[dot]com[dot]au.
For any Northern Hemisphere readers who would like to order a copy, I’ve arranged for some copies to be sent to my darling sister in the US and she is going to post them from there so you’ll save lots on postage costs. THANKS CASS!
I’m giving away two prizes to celebrate the release of the book. The first prize is a hard copy of Hat Shop AND your choice of a twirling betty sun visor. So that’s one thing you can tick off your “made it from the book” list! Second prize is a hard copy of the book.
You must be a subscriber to my blog to enter and need do no more than leave a comment on this post. If you promote this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, let me know in your comment and I’ll give you an extra entry into the draw. Entries close next Monday, 21st May.
PS: Just so we are 100% crystal clear and upfront (you know I have a compulsion in this regard – it’s possibly why I never really settled into my legal career…boom tish) the 2 books I’m giving away were given to me free of charge by the publisher. To do with whatever I wished. And I wish to give them to you.
13 thoughts on “Hat Shop book (and visor) giveaway”
Congrats again. Love your blog and am looking forward to flicking through ‘your’ book. Will get a copy by hook or by crook (not one of those crooks!). I’ve been crocheting hats for my friend having chemo and I need some sewing inspiration.
Congratulations on the book’s release! It really does look amazing and is being added to my wishlist (in case I don’t win). 🙂
Wow Chris, I’m a so proud of you. When I was reading your blog I wanted to buy the book. It was funny to see at the end you have 2 books to give away. Do the readers need to do something specific to “win” one of the books? Just kidding 😀 Sending you and your lovely family warm greetings from Europe ❤
I love reading your blog and think this looks divine. I would absolutely LOVE to win this fantastic prize you are offerring xx
Congratulations. So which will be your first hat you make, besides your own design. I’ve got a 5 year old with a huge head. The only solution is to make her one. Would love to get my hands on a copy! Take care, all the way from the Westcoast of Canada. 🙂
I adore you and your blog and I do hope that people aren’t lying to me when they say I look cute in hats…becasue I’m hoping to win! 😉 I’ll also share on FB too!
You have such a great blog and I would love to win first prize in your giveaway!!
What an awesome book! I can’t wait to try out some of the patterns. I also shared on twitter!
Brilliant! How exciting! IN A BOOK! BOOKS ROCK!!
Hi there! Congratulations on the book it looks fantastic and can’t wait to see it in stores! I also shared this link on my Facebook page. xoxo
Looks fantastic, congratulations! Would love to win a copy 😀
How exciting! I have a weakness for making hats and booties. This book is definitely going on the list!
Hi there, I love books and this one seem very special! thank you for hosting this giveaway!