Monday, October 31, 2011

A Martha Stewart Halloween Giveaway

When I was invited to review the recently released book, Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts, I couldn't resist. I remember reading library copies of Martha Stewart Living when I was 9 or 10, and I think it's safe to say I've been hooked ever since. If you've followed this blog a while, you also know that holiday crafts top my list. So, this book is a natural fit. It's a beautiful, thoughtfully styled hardcover, full of ideas (225 of them!). I thought there would be no better way to review it than to attempt one of the projects. To celebrate Halloween I made some of the "Pumpkin Pouch Party Favors" found on page 213. (You can see my version in the top photo above.) Read more...
And now, what I'm most excited to share: a giveaway! The lovely folks at MSLO have provided two signed copies of Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts to be awarded to two A Field Journal readers. Please leave a comment on this post to enter, and be sure to provide an email address so that we may contact you if you win. Good luck! Contest will be open until Friday Nov 4. Contest has ended; winners Laura & Annie have been contacted via email. Congratulations!

154 comments:

Jennifer W. said...

Your pumpkin favors came out sooo much better than mine!! thefeltmouseATgmailDOTcom

Michelle said...

ah! how exciting! what a fun giveaway. Here's to hoping!!

shellysorensen@gmail.com

Ann-Kay said...

Such an awesome giveaway! I am sure the book itself is fantastic, but a signed copy is like Birthday, Christmas and Easter on the same day! Would love to win this!

Sara said...

Martha rocks! sara(at)thesahm(dot)com

Juliette said...

Great giveaway idea!

(email addy in profile)

Angela said...

I think your take on the pumpkin party favors is spot-on! I bet there are tons of awesome projects to choose from -- if it's from Martha, it must be good, right?
Thanks for a chance to find out for myself ;)

Jenni said...

I love Martha Stewart crafts too! So fun! Thanks for hosting another wonderful give-away. :0)

www.livingwithjane.jm -at- gmail.com

Roselie said...

I would love to win this giveaway!
rose17elie@gmail.com

Thea said...

That is marvellous! The book looks absolutely wonderful and very inspiring. My email: themermaidssecret at gmail dot com.

Jennifer Michie said...

I like you have had a long love affair with Martha Stewart and her company. When I was in high school, I used to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings, so I could tape her show and then watch it later, all my friends thought I was nuts! She is the first place I go to for holiday inspiration! (jennifermichie@googlemail.com)

Steph @ Birdhouse said...

Love your pumpkin pouches, and would love a copy of this book!

Tiffani said...

Oh what fun! They turned out lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Holly said...

I love Halloween... and Martha Stewart. I want in on this action!
neonsugar [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anna said...

Ohh such a lovely idea!


amniska@hot.ee

Rachel said...

Fun! This book looks awesome! I like your version of the pumpkin party favors with the added leaves and curly vines. :)

Amanda Joy said...

I sure wouldn't mind winning a copy! Those pumpkins are super fun.

(ajoy.orourke{at}gmail.com

Paula said...

Please count me in, thanks!

Brooke said...

Oh this is awesome! I love hosting holiday parties, especially with kids. This book would be so helpful. Thanks for the chance. My address is blrothshank@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I love Martha Stewart and would seriously enjoy this book to death!

Annette said...

I have every single issue of MSL for the first 20 years -- crafts summarized in a book would be lovely. Thank you for the opportunity.

CuteStuffInside said...

Oh, I would love to win this book - even more so that it is signed. Every time Martha is around our neighborhood for a book signing, I bring my daughter, Frannie, to say hello and purchase a copy - I have even taken her out of school to do this, but please don't tell anyone ;) I'm starting her on a collection of personally signed books by favorite authors. Martha Stewart is at the top of the list.

Sarah said...

Yay! I love MS too. Thanks for the giveaway.

sarah_fiji@rees.ws

Melody Jane said...

Oh gosh. What a heartfelt gift to give to those who place their heart at the top of every tools and supply list. Handmade Holiday Crafts is going to be at the top my wish list this year. Always recognizing there is no greater gift than one from the hands and heart, Martha Stewart does it again. Hooray!

Just Me said...

This is so cool! I've always found myself a little addicted to Martha Stewart's decorations and costumes. I can't wait for her Halloween magazine each year. Thanks for offering this giveaway! Oh, and Happy Halloween!

Erica said...

Those pumpkin pouches you made are adorable! I used to read my mom's Martha Stewart Living magazines when I was a child as well. This book looks like it is filled with great ideas.

Bevy said...

How fun is this giveaway!! I love Martha...she makes the holidays fun (and sometimes more work than you planned :)

honeydewevents said...

And we equally love it when you post your holiday craft ideas! I would LOVE to win this book as I am healthily obsessed with Martha Stewart myself. This book would be very helpful with my growing event planning business. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! HoneydewEventPlanning@gmail.com

A Wright said...

I too am a Martha Stewart fan. We even named our front patio area "Martha" as an homage to her influence in our decorating style.

Your pumpkin favor is adorable with the addition of the leaf and vine. Happy Halloween!

sunnymedew@gmail.com

brigette i said...

I love my encyclopedia of crafts book from Martha Stewart, this would be wonderful book to have as well! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

brigette.indelicato (at) gmail

Suzanne said...

Ooo, this would inspire many mother-daughter projects at my house!

welcometowillowhouse at gmail.com

SuzyMcQ said...

Your pumpkins look amazing! I would love to win a copy of the book to use for the holidays....I could use some new ideas.

Katie Farmand said...

I love MS crafts! Great looking book :)

Nee said...

I love all things Martha Stewart and this pumpkin favor is just too cute. Great job on recreating it!

(email: goldengated@gmail.com)

Jessica said...

I used to have craft books like this is a child, to make holiday decorations for my mom's house. Nice to know we still have a fun way to create crafts now that we're all grown up.

JessicaM2@gamil.com

vintgal003 said...

Good Morning! Ohhh...what a fun book! Dear Martha has always been my mentor.....love her books....crafts and recipes both! Thanks for having this contest! Cheers, Valerie.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the chance to win such a great prize. Your examples looked better than Martha's.
marcus.henry [at] live [dot] com

Marcus

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I love Martha Stewart, and I love holiday crafts, too! I would LOVE to win this book. And a signed copy, no less! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
x Katherine
kittens.lost.her.mittens [at] gmail [dot] com

aliaaz said...

oh my, the party favors look lovely! i'm excited to try the ideas in the book!

aliaa_z@yahoo.com

brooke said...

Oh how fantastic - this would make the holidays extra special!

Groovinpinky said...

Oh I would love to win this. I have always loved making her crafts at home using her magazine!

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jamie said...

i was ogling this book at the bookstore the other day. it would be great to win! sweettomatojam@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, I'd love a Martha craft book, just in time for the holidays too!

mindy

Megan D. said...

I love your blog and I love this giveaway! My email is persimmonfloral@gmail.com - thanks!

Victoria said...

Your pumpkins look great! I would love to try my hand at a few of her ideas.

Aubrey said...

Love me some Martha! And I love this blog too!
aubreymbull(at)yahoo(dot)com

postcards and pretties said...

your pumpkins turned out great! I would love to win this book!

**fingers crosses**

mirabelle said...

LOVE Martha!

Nadi'Art{Design} said...

Tes petites citrouilles sont tellement bien rĂ©ussies ! Wow sont trop belles ♥ J'aimerais avoir ce livre de Martha entre les mains :) Bonne chance everyone !

{laura} said...

Oh my goodness! I would just love this!

L_woldstad@msn.com

Charmed Life said...

Thanks for the giveaway...love those tasty candy-filled pumpkins!

Jennifer Carroll said...

What a fun giveaway and I love how your pumpkins turned out!!! I love your addition of leaves too! Great job - as always!!
Jennifer
jennifer {at} jennifercarroll {dot} net

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Too Cute!! I would love to win this!
jtmel815@yahoo.com

sydney85 said...

I love Martha's books. This looks fabulous with all her wonderful crafts.

masperle@gmail.com

Dawn Petrick said...

Oh what an awesome giveaway! LOVE the pumpkin pouches, what a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

d.petrick@hotmail.com

Julia said...

I love your pumpkin pouches! So pretty.

jewelzm AT hotmail DOT COM

Gloribell said...

I don't know if by commenting with y google account my email will appear. Anyhow.. here is my comment again with my email
Love to get my hands on that book.
gloribell.lebron at gmail . com

Riley and Tyler said...

This is fantastic! I've been all over the Martha Stewart website to gather ideas for a pumpkin carving girl's night {seen here:http://everythingelseissecondary.blogspot.com/2011/10/voices-whisper-in-trees-tonight-is.html}. She's got some of the best ideas! The beautiful photos always get my heart racing...crossing fingers for a hard copy of it all!

rileyveldhuizen@hotmail.com

Gina@ A bit of whimsy! said...

Loooove the pouches. They are fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennie Prince said...

Oh, how fun! The perfect one stop source for the holidays.

odessamaysociety@gmail.com

Sarah said...

would love to see what other crafts are in there

Sassy Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! As someone who handmakes all her Christmas gifts, I need this book to be a part of my life! :)

Email: sarahisteacher@gmail.com

shannon said...

Love it!

elegant storms said...

what an awesome giveaway!
thanks for hosting it (:
elegant_storms at yahoo.com

Maple said...

how cute! would love to win this!

Haylee said...

Crossing my fingers! I would soo love to win this.

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Hillary said...

Please pick me!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I've been looking forward to this book! If I'm the lucky winner, my email is katie.rodney(at)gmail(dot)com. Happy Halloween~

Johanna said...

Oh I would just love a copy of her holiday craft book.. but if it were signed... eeeek, that would be so much more exciting!

johannarosolen (at) hotmail (dot) com

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Hi Livy, I think Martha should hire you on a consulting basis. You always put your Lovely Livy "spin" on things. Love the extra details you added..the leaves and the curling tendrils. The Eyeball candy is a bonus touch! Happy Halloween Livy!!!

Diane said...

Your pumpkin party pouch favor is even more gorgeous than Martha's!!! What a blessing it would be to 'win' the new book!!

Alie said...

Please count me in! Our decorating for the holidays is severely lacking and in need of help. We don't even own Christmas stockings, and didn't do pumpkins this year. Help.

Brice said...

I heart Martha!

Kate said...

I would LOVE to win!

Kerry said...

i LOVE martha and a field journal ;)

Jayne said...

Ahh I love Martha too! Looks like a gorgeous book- such a pretty cover. And your pumpkins look wonderful.
jl_hodgetts@hotmail.com

Robyn said...

OMGosh I've been a big Martha fan for over 20 years! nybor5885dotcom

kerry lyden said...

i LOVE martha stewart and a field journal ;)

Ms. T said...

Martha Stewart rocks and this book looks so amazing!

george said...

looks fabulous. georgelee25@yahoo.co.uk

Bobily said...

great giveaway. hazelhickory(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kat said...

Can't wait to see it! ktorres83@yahoo.com

Paper Pastries said...

looks like a great book, thanks for hosting a giveaway.
paperpastries @ gmail.com

Betty Sue said...

I love Martha!! Thanks for a chance to win such a great gift!

gardenbliss said...

I love love love Martha! I watch her from all the way over here in Australia.

Kristin said...

Dare I say.....I think your pumpkin looks even better than M's!! Probably I'll get fired from general craftiness for expressing such an opinion, but there, I said it. I'd still love a copy of the book though! LOL

excalibur99@comcast.net

G. Cavalcante said...

how exciting!
thanks for the chance =)

gcavalcante@hotmail.com

Michelle & Gene said...

Love your blog! Keep up the great blog, it's one that I look forward to reading!

Andrea said...

Those pumpkin treats are too cute!

jonahliza said...

what a fun giveaway <3 happy halloween!
jonahliza@gmail.com

shainahobbs said...

I love Martha's DIYs!

shainahobbs@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

How exciting! A great giveaway on your wonderful blog!
gem333(at)optonline(dot)net

Brooksie said...

I have been following your blog for a few years now and I love every single minute of it. I would LOVE to win the book!

Brooksiesroute66@gmail.com

Soon, Then said...

fun giveaway!
brianamama (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I like your addition of the leaf on the pumpkin. Adds more interest!

heatheranne6@juno.com

Stephane in Alaska said...

Ha! I've loved Martha since 1982. And I've made those pumpkin pouches. I really liked your addition of the leaf. This is a thoughtful giveaway. Thank you for offering it. : )

srsa@gci.net

Lauren and Brian Phelps said...

Ah I would love this! I love all things Martha.

Lauren and Brian Phelps said...

oops my email...peachandplum.lauren@gmail.com

jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

oh these are so cool! You have some of the most gorgeous, creative ideas!

jas {@} glutenfreescallywag.com

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Nicola said...

These are lovely. We spent a very wet Hallowe'en here in Scotland. But instead of 'trick or treating', we call it 'guising'.
reid259@btinternet.com

Kit Chase said...

I absolutely love your blog and love all the crafts you do! So excited to enter the giveaway!

Kit

kit chase said...

Love your blog and love your amazing photography and crafts! So excited about entering the giveaway!

Kit

lullaloo@gmail.com

Elise said...

I love her books so yes, I would love one! Thanks!

efraz53(at)yahoo(dot)com

aly said...

Gotta love Martha!

aly(at)shnief(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Martha is the best! Please enter me into the contest giveaway!!

thank you!!

Annie
fracasse1029@hotmail.com

Peggy said...

Such a beautiful holiday book of crafts and thank you for your generosity in offering your 2 signed copies to your blog readers. I love the Pumpkin Pouches and they are definitely on my to-do-list for the coming year. They would also be wonderful for Thanksgiving favors as well. I think your Pumpkin Pouch party favors turned out much nicer than the one photographed in the book!. I am a fond admirer of your blog and always look forward to what you have in store for us next.Such a beautiful holiday book of crafts and thank you for your generosity in offering your 2 signed copies to your blog readers. I love the Pumpkin Pouches and they are definitely on my to-do-list for the coming year. They would also be wonderful for Thanksgiving favors as well. I think your Pumpkin Pouch party favors turned out much nicer than the one photographed in the book!. I am a fond admirer of your blog and always look forward to what you have in store for us next. Peggy aroundthecorner2001@yahoo.ca

♥ Stevi said...

Love the idea of this book! As grandmother to two little ones, I want to provide long lasting traditions just like my grandmother did for me! Thank you for hosting this give-away!

Stephanie of Pretty {much} Art said...

Oooh, that would be fun! I'd love to win!

prettymuchart(at)gmail(dot)com

Chelsea said...

I've been eying this book for a month now and just keep holding off for gift options for Christmas...but winning one would be so delightful!


chelsealexander at hotmail.com

Linda said...

Martha is truly the craft world's equivalent of a rock star. This book would make a wonderful addition to my small (but growing) craft book collection.

Linda
paperpendulum at gmail dot com

Elbereth said...

Your pumpkin favors are lovely - the leaves and vine make them so much more interesting. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

lady[dot]elbereth[dot]elentari[at]gmail.com

Sunlover said...

I would love to win this book!

Linda said...

Love your pumpkin pouch! Very generous to offer the give away.

Linda
lindahansenk@yahoo.com

mittens said...

I would love this! Those pumpkins are darling!

SMandL said...

Martha Stewart rocks another one. My house/life would benefit greatly from this book! heidimig(at)yahoo.com

Sheau said...

How sweet. Looking forward to the next Halloween.
sheauchinglee at gmail dot com

tooks said...

the pumpkin pouches are super adorable! thanks for the giveaway.

tooky08 at f-m.fm

Melody said...

oh my gosh...I would love to win this book!! I have been a Martha Stewart fan for 20 years (I'm 41) and was planning on buying this book, but having an actual signed copy would make my year! Thanks for the chance.

melodys127 at yahoo dot com

Holly said...

Big fan of Martha (and her team)! Fingers are crossed.

hollylesue[at]gmail[dot]com

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my...I still have many old video recordings (of Martha Stewart's Halloween shows)I made from TV when my kiddos were younger. They still love watching those old tapes every October.
Please throw my name in the hat. My email addy's attached to my Etsy Shop.
Thanks so much,
M.L.

Chelsea said...

This book sounds wonderful! I love that it covers lots of holidays so its even more practical than just a Halloween book. Here's hoping!
chelsealleeATgmailDOTcom <3 Chelsea

Amelia M said...

Oh I love Martha! Thanks for the chance to win!

ahahnke[@]gmail[dot]com

jdavissquared said...

Oh, I'd absolutely love that!

jennifer.mae.davis{at}gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just recently found your blog and I like it so much. I just bought two of Martha's books a Christmas and a Gardening book. I love the beautiful images.

dianamoody(at)gmail(dot)com

karen brown said...

Hey there, these are really cute. Would love to be in the draw. Cheers, Karen

Laura said...

Those pumpkins are so cute!!! Thanks for the chance at winning.

BookwormLD at gmail dot com

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have also been hooked on her shows from an early age. Aurora.Blythe.Blog@gmail.com

Colleen said...

Cute pumpkins! You did an amazing job! :) Thanks for a chance to win the signed book!

freshlineillustration@hotmail.com

Noreen said...

She always has such fun ideas! I'd love to have this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

she said...

i LOVE martha stewart! count me in!!

bapat.gandhali@gmail.com

Carrie Clayden said...

I love crafts and giveaways, so here's hoping I win...

Mystica said...

Would be so inspirational - if this is open to all please count me in!

KH said...

Fingers crossed - would love to win this book!!

Unknown said...

Was just discussing Martha with a friend. what a powerhouse of creativity. Would love to check out the book.

lexiblakeg@gmail.com

Suzie Button said...

What a LOVELY book by Martha! I'd LOVE LOVE to be chosen to win! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

karen b said...

I thought the Encyclopedia of Crafts would be the only Martha book I'd ever need, but this one looks fantastic! Nice pumpkins, btw. :)

Anonymous said...

oooh a new Martha book! What a wonderful giveaway! I am hosting a party or two this holiday season and this would totally come in handy as I plan:) amk120@gmail.com:)

joanna said...

i am far away in hong kong, but still hope to try my luck on this wonderful giveaway!!

joanna_kee@hotmail.com

Sarah Magagna said...

I have probably a hundred marthastewart.com bookmarks, but a book would be so much better! Thanks for the chance to win.

sarah.magagna@gmail.com

Andrea B said...

Martha makes my heart smile. Really big.

Catharine Alexander said...

I resisted the hype for a long time, but I've finally drunk the Martha Stewart kool-ade. I've been eyeing that book for weeks now.

catharinea@gmail.com

Frau Mayer said...

Oh, my goodness, please count me in!

Kathryn said...

This looks like a great book. Your pumpkins are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jinger said...

I just borrowed this book from the library and would love to own a copy!

michaela said...

I would love one of those books, by the way cute idea for the pumpkins.
This is my email
michaela.michaela.michaela@gmail.com

kathryn H said...

Love Martha and would love this book.

Paul, Krystal, and Robert said...

I want to win...love Martha!

Paul, Krystal, and Robert said...

Fun contest... Would love to win this!

Theresa (Miss Charlotte) said...

Bummer, I just got to my Google Reader today and realized I missed it, le sigh...congrats to the winners. *kicks the pebbles*

Debbie Schramer said...

What a lovely blog! thank you for sharing such beauty! I hope you'll visit my blog, too. I'm an artist and make beautiful art from nature!

Melanie Rawding said...

Fun, I'd love to enter this contest!

The Creative Artista said...

I just came across your blog and I must say I am very impressed with all the crafty things you're sharing with your readers. Absolutely amazing, and very inspiring :)

Make handmade said...

So lovely idea! thanks for sharing.

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