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Today's Five Days of Quirkmas giveaway is a Snowed in Survival Kit... aka, all of our crafting books. Spend those chilly Winter days huddled up working on crafts with your friends, family, and potentially, your cat!

Microcrafts by Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, & Margaret McGuire: A celebration of all-that-is-small, Microcrafts dishes out 25 projects no larger than a spool of thread. Micropapercrafting, microsewing, microcrochet, and even microgardening... there are lots of super cute tiny projects in here.

Witch Craft by Alicia Katchmar & Margaret McGuire: Lots of spooky-yet-adorable projects fill Witch Craft, from marshmallow skulls to plush poison apples.

The Museum of Kitchy Stitches by Stichy McYarnpants: Well, this isn't really a craft book. It's a showcase of hilarious stitched up projects.

Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden: Love amigurumi? Adore monsters? Perfect. You want this book. Creepy Cute Crochet contains more than 20 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots and more. 

Knitted Icons by Carol Meldrum: Not happy with just crafting famous monsters? How about famous people?

Crafting With Cat Hair by Amy Hirschman & Kaori Tsutaya: This hilarious, strange, and rather cute craft book will show you how to make projects using your cat's fur. Buttons, portraits, cat toys, picture frames... plenty of projects that you and your cat can make. Together.

How can you enter? Just leave a comment telling us about your favorite crafting activity. Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Papercrafter? Let us know. I'll select one of you at random and send you a package full of books, as well as some sample crafts we've got around the office. Don't forget to leave your email address! I'll need to get a hold of you somehow, right?


I've tried my hand at everything, but can't seem to master crochet. But I love knitting, sewing, felting, weaving. And paper crafts like book binding. I even went through an origami phase. My three favorite craft publishers: Interweave, Chronicle Books and Quirk!

Crafting with cat hair. Have plenty of that.

Paper crafts and crocheting in this house. Mainly whatever can keep them occupied, we homeschool and sometimes it makes for a long day when there is no car to leave with.

I'm a jewellery making, scrapbooking wannabe knitter. As a certified crazy cat lady, that cat fur crafting book has my eye. C'mere Fluffy, mama needs a new sweater . . .

I like all kinds of crafts. Making things just makes me happy, be it paper crafts, Christmas crafts, sewing etc. Making stuff is good! :) Email: nixtee [at] gmail [dot] com

Last month I learnt how to make pop-up books and it is so much fun! Please enter me only if this giveaway is international. Thank you! :D fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

My favorite is papercrafting. My first job was as a crafter, using paper and textiles - I still love it! I also love sewing and making teddy bears. And making unique gifts for friends. :)

I'm gonna have to go with the Creepy Cute and Crafting with Cat Hair Books as my go-to books for this winter's fun when I'm snowed in. Thanks for posting these books. Gives me too many ideas, and they aren't all good.

Making things for my toddler - knitted bears for stocking stuffers:)

When I read the tweet I knew this was a contest for me! I love doing crafts! Micro the better and crochet monsters love them! I don't know what else to say to prove my craftyness. So I'll end off with fish bones. ;) >')++++<