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Giveaway!

Hi, crafters!

I think it’s about time for that hallowed blog ritual…the giveaway!

Take the survey by July 31st and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Michaels gift card!

(Don’t worry, if you’ve already taken it, you’re in.)

And if you help spread the word, I’ll enter you twice. Leave a comment with a link to your post or Twitter, and you’ll double your chances of going on a little shopping spree.

Just a little thank you for helping out the Craft Book Project!

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Day 5

Thanks to Rachel at One Pretty Thing for tweeting about us! We’re up to 30 responses…high five to all you crafty bloggers!

I dug up this Twitter tutorial. Check out the sewing/bird-themed slideshow! Now that I’m looking for it, the diy look, the aesthetic, is everywhere. I wonder: is this because so many crafty people use Twitter? Is it just the trend (see Anthropologie‘s store decor)? Are new media–Twitter, Facebook, Ning, and all the rest–somehow inspiring or inspired by making stuff in real life?

What do you think?

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Day 1

We’ve passed the 10-survey mark–woohoo! Thank you very much to all the bloggers who participated. Super thank you to Christine for sharing and posting a link to the survey on the forums in Ravelry. Welcome, knit and crochet-bloggers!

A few questions have come up…first, is the survey intentionally US-focused, and second, what is the end product of all this?

So, here are a few answers: yes, the survey is intentionally US-focused (for now, at least!) because my goal is to write a book about the crafty/diy movement in the US. I received a grant  from UNH, where I am a grad student, to conduct this survey in preparation for writing. I’m going to share the results here with everyone, of course, and I hope that they will be of use or interesting to you. I hope they spark plenty of conversation, too! Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

Thanks again, crafters!