Winter is the perfect time to relax, curl up in front of a cozy fireplace and get crafty. Now, where do we start? Why not grab the new book, Crafty Mama: Makes 49 Fast, Fabulous, Foolproof (Baby & Toddler) Projects by Abby Pecoriello for some fresh inspiration, brew your favorite cup of tea, and relish in the fact that you'll soon have completed a brand new project!
Oh, but you can't sew and think of yourself as craft-challenged. No worries. You'll soon be wielding a hot glue gun with ease (you might want to wait until the kiddos are safely tucked in first) and finding your way around the craft store faster than you can say "She's Crafty"! Crafty Mama is a well written and very forgiving book that makes crafting easy even for the beginner. With simple and straight forward instructions, it almost reads like a cookbook, listing all the craft "ingredients" and steps necessary to complete a project for your baby or toddler.
One of my favorite projects is "Booty-licious", encouraging us to bejewel our daughters favorite pair of sneakers with spangles and ribbons. I've actually done this for my daughter and it's a fun way to turn an inexpensive pair of shoes into something special, and make your daughter feel like a litle princess! Crafty Mama will give you the know-how to turn the everyday into something fabulous for your kids, and you'll have fun doing it, too!
We're giving away 2 copies of Crafty Mama to 2 lucky winners. To enter, just leave us a comment (don't forget your email) and tell us about your favorite craft project, or how craft-challenged you are (you are not alone!). Deadline is Midnight, EST, January 16, 2009.