My review of Handmade Living by Lotta Jansdotter is going to be a little bit different than my other book reviews – simply because this is a lifestyle book rather than a project book. When I figured that out, I’m going to be honest. I was worried that this book was going to be a big snooze. The good news is that it’s quite the contrary – after cracking open the binding, I didn’t get up for at least an hour. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lotta’s life, her design, her work space and her entertaining.
I really enjoyed Handmade Living because it’s fascinating to get the story behind the artist. Lotta’s story and life are inspirational, and she seems like a great person. She’s one of those people that I wouldn’t mind going to lunch with and maybe even shopping for cute, modern goods afterward. I like Lotta because she’s definitely an artist but she’s crafty, too. She also has great taste in shirt colors:
After reading this book, here’s what I love about Lotta. #1, her hair. It’s like mine except messier, and I didn’t even know that was possible. #2, her son’s name: August. I’ve always wanted a son named August that I could call “Gus.” #3, she’s Scandinavian. My great-grandfather was Norwegian, and my family has always appreciated Scandinavian style. Of course I love her design as well, and I know you will too. I’m giving away one copy of Handmade Living so that you can get as engrossed in the words and pictures as I did. Here are the rules.
1. Comment on THIS blog entry. Why would you like to win this book?
2. Only one entry per person.
3. Contest will close this Wednesday, January 12th at midnight (EST).
4. PLEASE leave your e-mail address if it’s not attached in Blogger – I need some way to reach you.
Full contest disclosure here.
Winner of the Paper + Craft book giveaway was Dawn Newsome.
THANK you so much for all of the questions you asked for my New Year’s post. I should have the answers up in the next few weeks. The ten Mod Podge starter pack winners are Reflections from Granny, Two Little Hooligans, Jacobs Family, The Scrapbook Speedway, Vintage Retouche by Mary, Minding Momma, Linda, Twelve Days Old, Elisekayem and Leah Claire.