GIVEAWAY: An Awesome Book of Thanks!


I can tell you without reservation that this treasure is my favorite children’s book of all time.  I cried with happiness the first time I read it.  An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton is so full of pure joy at being alive, with adorable illustrations and a lyrical tone reminiscent of Dr Suess, with a modern edge.  This is a story of Thankfulness, for “big things like gigantic dino machines and small things and all things that fall in between.” It’s so appropriate as the holiday approaches and I’m buying copies for all my friends with children (and a few without children). Take a look at a some of my favorite pages.



I love it so much I asked the author if we could write about it, and he is sharing with us FIVE COPIES to give to thankful Prudent Baby readers. So to enter this giveaway, we ask you to share something crafty that you are thankful for. I am thankful for washable markersfusible tapemod podge, and the occasional extra-long nap time.

I asked the author of this magical book, Dallas Clayton, what crafty things he was thankful for and here’s what he said: I’m thankful for cutting my teeth in the DIY world of making things by hand. No matter how large my operation gets, or how many books I print I could still spend hours upon hours getting lost in folding paper samples, screen printing, letter-presses and sewing. There’s nothing better than the satisfaction of creating something from start to finish and being able to share it with the world.

Dallas, we love a man who crafts!  Thank you for this lovely book.  So, readers, I hope you are inspired to be a little extra thankful today.  Go ahead a leave a comment with your crafty thanks anytime between now and midnight next Wednesday, November 17th.  Come back every day for a new entry. Tweet, Stumble, and/or share the giveaway on facebook by clicking “like” below and leave us another comment each time letting us know for an additional entry. We will select five winners at random and send them their amazing books.  Also check out Dallas’ first book: An Awesome Book, or go ahead and order An Awesome Book of Thanks!, and see more of his magical vision at VeryAwesomeWorld.com.

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142 Comments

Nikki

Thankful for glue guns, glue sticks, internet blogs that bring daily joyful crafty inspirations, friends that share their craft wisdom. Thankful for my creative family and friends that encourage me to grow as a person.

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MD

I am thankful for a standing mixer, hot glue guns, pins and retractable sharpies. I am not thankful for iron in fusing as I cannot seem to make it work!

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Penny

I'm thankful for my Janome Ruffler foot – it's love!!
This book looks gorgeous. Also, if you want a beautiful childrens story I recommend – "Love You Forever" Robert Munsch. Be warned – it will make you cry!!
Amanda

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aja reeser

i am ever so thankful for my new sewing machine and the internet for helping me learn how to sew (especially prudentbaby!!!!!). and also the occasional long nap!

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Ammie

Ever since I was in grade school, I've prayed my thanks for paper. Paper to draw on. Paper to write stories on. Paper to cut into shoes. Paper to cut into dolls. Paper to fold into hats. Paper to fold into planes that always crashed. Paper to paint on. Paper to scrapbook on. Paper to write love letters on. And paper to write my own gratitude books. πŸ™‚

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Laura

What a neat book!

I'm thankful to have my mother's sewing machine, which she used to make some of my childhood clothes, to do the same for my son.

(I'm thankful to know I have lots of good options if I ever outgrow it, too, but it's plenty good enough for my skills right now – and will still be treasured even if I do eventually also use another.)

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Jan

I am so very thankful for my hand me down sewing machine. And sewing cabinet. Don't know how I lived with out it. I love my cabinet, and would not be sewing if I didn't have this machine. So Thankful!

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Jenny H

Blogs and Etsy, of course! I get so many crafty ideas just browsing. I have way to many things bookmarked but I continue to look even knowing that it may be 10 years before I get them all done.

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ahelmintoller

I am very thankful for a beautiful baby daughter who inspires the craft nut inside me, for happening upon crafty blogs that indulge that nut, and for chocolate πŸ™‚

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Sara Delia

I am thankful for spray adhesive, circular knitting needles and really sharp scissors that stay hidden from husband so he doesn't do things with them like cut cardboard.

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Jan

I am thankful for youtube.com. And I am thankful for all the people that have put there how to videos on youtube. You can always find the answerer and demo for any craft or sewing question.

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lalunaunita

I'm thankful for my wonderful husband who took my broken sewing machine in to be repaired and stays home with our 10-month-old 3 days a week so that I can work a job I love. Oh, he also encourages me to buy yarn for knitting anytime I'm on the fence about it. πŸ™‚

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Terri

What a fun book!

I'm thankful for my sewing machine & my husband's wonderful aunt who taught me the basics of little girl clothes!

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Jillian

I'm thankful for the sewing cabinet my grandmother left to me. I'm also thankful that after my mom got her hands on it first, she lets me use it. (I noticed she is thankful for it too!)

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Jan

I am thankful that I came up with an idea for my sewing table. I was just about ready to throw out two old fill cabinets. I had my wonderful husband get me a piece of wood to go on top of them then added a sewing cutting board on top. Wa-La the perfect sewing – craft table.

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Jan

I am thankful for my grandchildren who inspire me to sew. And I am so thankful that they're happy with what ever I sew for them. Gosh I'm lucky!

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