Sunday, 7 November 2010

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People Giveaway!

“It’s often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex,”
Simple Times is written around the philosophy that ugly people make stuff out of other stuff while beautiful people spend that time humping each other. In this book you will learn penny-pinching projects such as crepe-paper moccasins, crab-claw roach clips, seashell toilet seats, and let us not forget pom-pom ring worms! There's many fun recipes, and the photography in this book is amazing.

Since Sedaris is hilarious in Simple Times, I have to share with you some of my favourite quotes from the book.

“It’s natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires. But there is one urge that should always be encouraged to blossom—the creative urge! Yes, it is healthy to want to make things, but that desire without instruction for crafting can lead to foreclosure, incest, and forest fires. Too often instruction for crafting is gutter-learned. Convoluted half-baked lessons picked up from street corners, back alleys, and scouting. Simple Times will provide crafters with the proper guidance, much like a parole officer. But this book is much more than a supervisor for crafting offenders; hopefully it will also inspire you, helping to spark or trigger new creative thoughts leading to a vast array of hastily constructed obscure d’arts.”

I would like to say thank you to Anna from Hachette Book Group, for giving me the opportunity to enjoy and review this book. This book is perfect to add to any one's collection, and as a gift. Hachette Group has also given me the opportunity to offer one book to one of my luck readers!

“Dear Lord, Please give us the strength to accept the things we have made. The courage to not take credit for what we have not—and the wisdom to know the difference. My name is [Blank] and I am a crafter.”





To enter my giveaway:
1. Tell me why you would like to own this book - 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
2. Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (or tell me if you already do)- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)

BONUS:
1. Visit Amy Sedaris on Facebook and "Like" her - 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
2. Vote for me on: We're on the Fence and TopMommyBlogs - 2 entries (leave 2 comments)



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3. Follow Amy Sedaris on Twitter - 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
4. Follow me @kimmie_1980 on Twitter (or tell me if you already do) once per day - 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
5. Tweet the following tweet, once per day for 1 extra entry (1 comment) per tweet:

"Win your own copy of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, by Amy Sedaris @kimmie_1980 http://tinyurl.com/2czesya (11/28) #giveaway"

6. Follow me on BlogFrog- 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
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8. Subscribe to my feed through email- 5 extra entries (leave 5 comments)
9. Blog about this giveaway (please link back here, and leave the URL of where you blogged in your comment) - 10 extra entries (Comment 10 times to qualify for bonus)
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***Giveaway ends  November 28 @ 11:59 ET!!!!

*** Make sure you leave the right amount of comments so you get the proper amount of entries.
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Please read the following before entering:
* This giveaway is available to US/CA readers.
* You must leave your email address in each comment OR it should be on your profile in order to win.
* Winner will be selected at random through random.org.


I WILL RESPOND TO EACH COMMENT ONCE WINNER IS SELECTED... I HAVEN'T FORGOT ABOUT YOU ALL!

I received the Simple Times, in exchange for my honest opinion, and a review of my experience. I did not receive any other compensation or incentive nor was I required to write a positive review. Individual results or experiences may vary.



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57 comments :

  1. Omigosh this sounds so my style! I didn't even realize it was a giveaway until I kept rading. :) Thanks! I would like this book becaues I am crafty, but in a closet kind of way. I need to show the world what I got ha ha.

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  4. Looks like a fun book that i'd like to read

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  6. I think this book sounds great! I could get a lot of use out of it.
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  13. i'd love to win this for a friend. she'd find it amusing and she's a crafty person.

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  20. I would love to own Simple Times because I kill two birds with one stone. I am craft challenged and poor! This book would help me get my kids involved and teach me a thing or two about cheap crafting for the craft challenged!

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  34. im following your blog!
    I want to win because I LOOVE to craft...I craft because it saves momney and I love to be creative and reuse things!
    i wish you good luck! thanks!
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  35. I'd like to find some new crafts to do this winter.
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  38. I'd love to gift this to a good friend for the holidays.



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  47. I think Amy Sedaris is hilarious. I own most of her [and her brother's] books, but didn't know that she had a craft book out. Awesome!

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