Giveaway: Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner

Jaime and I have been eagerly awaiting Handmade Beginnings for a while.

“… 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby”… By Anna Maria Horner?!?!

Just about the best combo ever for the gals from Prudent Baby. This book was worth waiting for! We’ve been drooling over every gorgeous page and can’t wait to try out a project. The little dress below is on my to-do list.

Thanks for entering! We will announce the winner next Sunday when we are part of Anna Maria’s Blog Book Tour! So here goes. Enter to win a copy of this beautiful (and useful!) book by leaving a comment here with a question for Anna. You can learn a little more about Anna and all of the amazing things she does on her  blog. Anna is going to stop by and hand-pick some questions to answer next week. The giveaway ends at midnight CT on May 14.

We will announce the winner on May 23rd (my birthday!) when we are part of the book tour for Handmade Beginnings. At that time we will also post YOUR interview with Anna.

If you would like to take a peek at the rest of the tour, here’s the schedule:

May 3      Craft
May 4      Indie Fixx
May 5      Sew Mama Sew
May 6      Pink Chalk Studio
May 10    Wise Craft
May 14    House on Hill Road
May 16    The Purl Bee
May 18    All Buttoned Up
May 19    Alabama Chanin Journal
May 20    Homemade by Jill
May 21    True Up
May 22    Oh, Fransson!
May 23    Prudent Baby
May 24    Sew Liberated
May 25    Handmade by Alissa
May 26    Hazelnuts
May 27    Petite Purls

And not to confuse y’all but we will announce the winner of The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin on Monday and share her answers to your questions. You are going to love her, she is so funny and smart!




Oh goodness, how I would love a copy of this book!

My question for Anna is: Since no mother has enough time to make everything she wants to for her baby (at least, I assume not!), how do you decide what to spend your time on and what's okay to pick up at the store? Are there a few key handmade clothes or items that you find give you the most impact?


There are TONS of sewing projects out there for baby girls, but not as many for boys. What are your fave sewing projects for the little guys?


How are you able to find time to be a creative artist while not getting bogged down in the daily tasks of life and motherhood?

lil misses' mama

How do you come up with the quaint, clever, and very fitting names for all your fabrics? You are oh so very talented!! I cannot wait to start working on new dresses for my daughters in the Good Folks – Fortune in Sea fabric I just bought!


What was the first craft project you remember doing? What age? I was just thinking the other day how as I child ( 8 years old) I found pieces of scrap fabric in my parents garage and I hand sewed a doll quilt. I wish I knew where it was!

Plum Handmade

I'm a newer Mama of a 7 month-old. Do you have any pointers on how to have creative time while still spending quality time with a wee one?


When do you find time to sew and still make time for your kiddos and husband? Also, how do you control the sewing mess so kiddos don't get into it?


Looks a great book! My question is-do you find it hard to sew lovely things for boys as well as girls?


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