Giveaway Day!

I felt compelled to participate in Sew Mama Sew‘s May Giveaway Day this year. You may remember me mentioning it once upon a time when i randomly stumbled upon the glory that is is. I urge you all to check out the other bloggers participating this round, after commenting for your chance to win here, of course;)

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For those of you just joining me, one of the things I enjoy making is bookcovers. So far, they are only sized for the average softcover novel (for your reference, I used the same book in all of these photos and it has 814 pages – works great on shorter novels too!). You can see some of the other ones I made here. I would love to post my pattern but after much thought I have decided that I need to work out all the kinks and I am hoping that this opportunity provided by Sew Mama Sew will allow that.

Therefore, I have decided to take a different approach to this giveaway.

I have five book covers chosen, but I do not consider them completed projects. Instead, I consider them prototypes, but in truth I cant read that many books quick enough to see what the hangups are. So i am enlisting your help by kindly requesting that if you win, you report back to me with any and all your thoughts.

So here goes: the five different bookcovers, one of which very well might make it into your own hands! (Oh, not a reader yourself? Well surely you know someone who is!)

BUTTERFLY #1

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This cover sports lightweight interfacing and lightweight (narrow wale) corduroy. One of the first covers I made, using my 2stitch method (see below for details). It also has a looped ribbon page marker, secured to a round shell bead. One butterfly on the front has been embroidered in a simple fashion.

BUTTERFLY #2

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Identical to the first butterfly cover with two changes: A bit more stitching to secure the shell bead on the page marker and more elaborate stitching for one butterfly on the front of the cover.

BUTTERFLY #3

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This cover is just like the first two except that the page marker sports sequins and beads which match the embellishment of one of the butterflies on the front cover.

SIMPLE GREY

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This cover was made from a lightweight (narrow wale) corduroy with tiny embroidered flowers on it (i bought it that way), and lightweight interfacing. However, it was put together with my 4stitch method (see below for details). The page marker is a single ribbon (not looped) and does not have a finishing touch (although I did add some fray-check) – feel free to customize it with your favorite bead or button! :)

SPRING COTTON

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This is the first cover I have made using quilters cotton rather than something thicker. I used a combination of lightweight and heavyweight interfacing to give it the sturdiness I feel comfortable with. It sports a few sequins and beads on the cover and spine. It also was made with my 4 stitch method. Like the Simple Grey, its page marker is unlooped and left undone (topped off with fray-check only – leave plain or add your own special touch!).

The difference between my 2 stitch and 4 stitch is simple. 2 stitch bookcovers have unfinished (raw) edges hiding under the flaps. 4 stitch bookcovers have finished edges under the flap. Both ways work quite fine for the purpose of a bookcover, and when I finally post the pattern, both options will be noted. I have simply decided that I like the extra two lines of stitching more.

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And now you know what Im offering, so let the fun begin!

Five random winners from anywhere in the world will be selected from those who follow these rules:

1. Please be kind and enter only once

2. Tell me your favorite book of all time or favorite author (and anything else youd like to say;)

3. You must include a way for me to contact you

4. By commenting, you agree to provide me feedback on your thoughts and how well the cover endures (and also to not steal the pattern for commercial use!) Simple things like : Did the stitching hold? Was the interfacing too stiff? Did anything about it annoy you? Etc etc. Honest answers for an honest crafter.

This giveaway is open until 11:59pm central time on May 20th and I will ship internationally so anyone can participate. I will then select five commenters randomly and announce the winners and ship the prizes by May 24th. I moderate comments (shame on spammers!), so dont worry if you do not see them post right away – they will still post in the order commented:)

Good luck and huzzah! :D

480 thoughts

  1. Oh man… favorite book. I’ve been reading a lot of stuff lately and it’s hard to rate those against old favorites of mine. My favorite book looking back is probably Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. My favorite book from within the last 3 years though is probably The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

    As far as favorite author goes I’d have to lean to Philip K Dick… not everything he’s written has been wonderful but it’s just about all interesting… and Ubik sticks with me.

    This sentence is just to make the already too long post even longer.

    :)

    Steven

  2. My favorite book is my Exquisite Pain book by Sophie Calle. It’s a small and intimate book, and it’s by one of my favorite artists. My favorite author though would be Chuck Palanuik.

    I am fond of the design of the second butterfly book :)

  3. Fun! I am a reader, yes oh yes. My favorite author is either Rex Stout (on whom I wrote my master’s thesis) or Edith Wharton (whose life and writings I cannot get enough of at the moment). Thanks for the giveaway!
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

  4. What a cute Idea! I would love a fun and funky bookcover. I think that my favorite is the first one with the very simple embroiery. It reminds me of anthropologie!

    My favorite book of all time is a three way tie: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women. I read them all every year and still LOVE each and every one!

    Fun blog! Thanks for the giveaway and I am glad I found your little corner of the web!

  5. It is so hard to have to pick a favorite book or writer, I swear I haven’t met a book I didn’t like. Really! Favorite catagories are scifi, horror, and craft.

  6. these are lovely!

    how to pick a favorite book? might be ‘to kill a mockingbird’ by harper lee. i can’t wait to read it with my daughter, who i reallyREALLY wanted to name Scout.

    cheers!

  7. My Favorite book is definitely Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read it every year!!

    I love your book covers….genius!

  8. My favorite authoress was Pearl S. Buck. I think when I was in the 6th grade I read nearly every book she had written by that time.
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

  9. Love your book covers. I have many favorite authors. Chris Heimerdinger is one of them. I just love to read.

  10. My favorite author is Edgar Alan Poe… love his dark writing!!! Your book covers are awesome!! I wish I can get one!!! Thanks…

  11. Love them! I hate it when i am reading and you can see folks staring at the book’s cover! Plus i can never find where i put my bookmark, lol!
    favorite? ann rice’s the witching hour!

  12. I (and my father, believe it or not) loved Georgette Heyer’s regency romances. To this day, if I am at the library, and I find something similar, it goes straight into my book bag for me to read.

  13. Loved reading everyone’s book/author favorites. My all-time fave is Pride & Prejudice but a more recent (and very different) favorite is the series by Steig Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.). Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I love your book covers and love reading but it’s hard to choose a favourite book so I’ll go with Margaret Atwood as my favourite author

  15. My favorite book is It by Stephen King – I read it when I was 14 or so and reread it again a few years ago – still love it.

    Love the bookcovers and thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Lovely covers! my favourite book is V by Thomas Pynchon but I’m quite keen on Paul Auster recently.
    K.

  17. Great idea! I’m currently reading Omnivore’s Dilemma. So far its quite the eye opener!

    Thanks!

  18. Lovely book covers! My current favorite author is Jonathan Kellerman. His novels are quick reads and good thrillers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. My favorite author is Jane Austen. I have read all of her books numerous times. A book cover would come in very handy! Thanks!

  20. My favorite books are The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan and Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner.

  21. My all time favorite book that I first read in college is Man from La Mancha by Dale Wasserman.

    Thanks.

    Cheryl

  22. Your book covers make me happy!! They’re all so stylish and fun; if I had to pick a fave, it’d be the springtime one. I lobe reading and recently got a nook and a cover for it but of course there are still paperbooks still waiting to be read (or re-read, like my favorite book ever, the popular old classic, j.d. Salinger’s, “The Catcher in the Rye,”) that feel naked without a cover!! I’d be happy to write a review andfurther spread craft and reading love :). Thanks for the opportunity!!

  23. My favourite book of all times is the Lord of the rings. Nothing comes near it and I can open it omn every page to atrt reading. Right now I’m reading Atonement by Ian McEwan.

  24. My favorite authors are Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk! I can’t pick a favorite book because it really depends on my mood :) IT from King and Lullaby from Palahniuk are some of my favorites though!

  25. My favourite book at the moment (I read so much there is just too hard to choose a all time favourite) Popco by Scarlett Thomas.
    Beautiful giveaway! Take care!

  26. anne of green gables by l.m. montgomery, if i needed to pick and all time favorite :) adorable book covers

  27. hi, those covers are fantastic – great for hiding the kids printing of books like harry potter! my favourite author is JOANNE HARRIS – i love that i can go from sentimental to dark within one author! my favourite is Blackberry Wine, the first i read and just beautiful. i’d love to give you all the feedback you’d like – written or photo via my flickr. whatever would make you happy!

  28. Hello, I love your book covers, they’re great. My favourite book is the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, it’s the book I read over and over again.

  29. so many to choose from, but the classic I come back to time and time again is Pride and Prejudice. I can’t count the times I have studied it or read it for pleasure, it still makes me smile. However I also occasionally crave a dodgy vampire novel, so one of these bookcovers would be perfect for hiding that fact from my colleagues at work!

  30. I love the butterfly #1!! It’s gorgeous!

    My fave book is the Phantom Tollbooth–I love words and language. Nerdy, I know.

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    Stacey
    gallyslp at msn dot com

  31. I love the idea of a book cover, mine get read and read and read and end up looking so doggy.
    It is really hard for me to choose a favourite anything as I will read any genre and any author but I love and Aussie Author “Matthew Reilly” and British Author “Lee Childs” I also love Jane Austen so go figure.

  32. My favorite book is Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner.

    I like the stitchery on your bookcovers.
    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    Patricia

  33. I love to read! (Shameless blog plug: I have lists of all of the books I’ve read for the past 3 years… I love to read!) My favorite book of this year has been A Girl named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!
    -mab
    mab(at)onepost(dot)net

  34. what a great idea! i’d love to try it out. my favorite book i think was she’s come undone
    phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

  35. I love the book covers, how clever of you! Recently, I have been enjoying Karen Kingsberry books, but my first love was Stephen King.

  36. Hi! I am a big reader. I don’t even know how to pick one author. One of my all time faves is Diana Gabaldon. But there are so many more. I absolutely would love to wrap my books in one of these gorgeous covers. Fingers crossed! :)

  37. The covers are absolutely lovely!
    My favorite book is from Isabel Allende: Of love and shadow (the tranlation would be something like that)
    Greetings from Chile!
    mmimica(at)maimonides(dot)cl

  38. My daughter asked me to enter some of these giveaways for her since her computer is not working… she said I could even win something for my wife in some of the contest
    I hope I am doing the entering the right way. Tom in Florida
    tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

  39. Those are all lovely. My favorite book is Jane Eyre. Every time I read it I find something else to love about it. Plus, the whole love story that’s not a trashy cookie cutter book is nice, too!
    project.onemore(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. One of my favorite books is And The Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers. It’s a wonderful book. For a long time running I would say she was my favorite author, but I read through all her books and needed more. =) So I moved onto Beverly Lewis and Karen Kingsbury. With that said I don’t think I have one favorite, but three.

  41. What a lovely giveaway! My favourite author at the moment is Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. The last book I read was Frostbitten – and I highly recommend!

  42. I really like “The Enchanted Forest Chronicles” by Patricia C. Wrede. I read it when I was younger, but for some reason I love it still!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

  43. my favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez…amazing wirter, amazing book.

    nitzan

  44. I love those book covers! You know, I am always reading and just LOVE to read. But a favorite? Hard choice. I REALLY like I capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. My favorite book is really hard to choose, the last one I really liked was Lies the Government Has Told You by judge Napalitano.

  46. Love these book covers and can’t wait for the pattern! My favorite book is Emma by my favorite author Jane Austen!

  47. I’d like to enter for butterfly no 2 – and for that I’ll give you not the title of my favourite book of all times, simply because I love so many, but my latest book of obsession, which is “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner!

    Thanks so much for this chance!

    demon{dot}barista{at}googlemail{dot}com

  48. I have so many favorites, this isn’t fair. When I was in high school it was Les Miserables, but only in French. In college it was Gone With the Wind. Now, as the mom of tweens, it’s a luxaury to have the time to read anything. Today my most favorite is I Capture the Castle. These book covers are so perfect. I want them all!

  49. Oh wow, what a good idea! I really hope I win!

    My favourite book? A teen series from Australian author John Marsden, called Tomorrow, When the War Began. Soooo good.

  50. This is such a beautiful giveaway! I love all of the items! My favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife! I couldn’t put it down and cried soo much in it, it’s amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Adorable! Especially the spring cotton one, its my favourite.

    My fav book of all time is a ross up between ‘A time to kill’ by John Grisham or the kids book ‘A very hungry caterpillar’!!

    Thanks for the chance to enter. xo

    karibgillespie at gmail dot com

  52. These are gorgeous! I really love the butterfly ones! That bold print is fabulous! I would be more than happy to provide the feedback you are looking for, too! My favorite book of all time is Aldous Huxley’s Brave new World. It completely changed my world view! I love that book! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  53. My favorite book of all time? To Kill A Mockingbird. I started reading it every summer after the first time I read it in 7th grade. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  54. my absolute favorite book is wild forest by tonke dragt.. but i just finished the constant princess by phillippa george.. wonderful!
    i read 4 to 6 books a week.. my greatest passion is reading.. i read while waiting for my kids to fall asleep or while breastfeeding our little son at night..
    i love your spring cotton pattern it’s just fabulous!
    of course i would love to win..
    i would surely send you feedback on the nice cover :)
    you reach me at desiredvintage at gmail dot com

    thanks for such a great giveaway, kind regards, nina

    ps: have a look at my giveaway:
    desiredvintage.blogspot.com

  55. They’re beautiful covers! I’d love to learn how to make them, so you can protect the book you’re reading at the moment. I have too many favourite authors! but the one that comes to my mind right now is Roald Dahl and his collection of short stories.

  56. My favourite author of all times is Terry Pratchett (in particular: the Discworld series) and I’m re-reading one of his books right now.

    I’d love one of your book covers because especially pocketbooks lose their crisp look so quickly! It’d be nice to protect them!

    Thanks!

  57. What a lovely idea, I love reading and a bookcover would make the experience even more special. My favourite book ever would have to be Anne Michaels ‘Fugitive Pieces’

  58. This is a hard question for me to answer! but my favourite author of all time would have to be Lesley Thomas. She writes a great series about an English detective with his best friend a dog and all their antics! Lots of fun to read and will keep you gripped!

  59. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages, but am a bit daunted by them (I’m a beginner sewer). Yours are really brautiful. I read LOTS, in French and English and I’d have to say my all time favourites in each language are Pride and Prejudice by Jane AUsten and Les liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.
    Aline

  60. Thanks for the chance to win! I would have to say my all time favorite book is Jane Eyre. Other favorites include the time travelers wife and the history of love.

  61. I love your book covers! My favorite author right now is Liz Curtis Higgs. I love her historical novels.

    Emily
    thetulippatch.etsy.com

  62. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize. My favorite book of all time is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger. Yes, it’s new book, but it was the first to combine science fiction and romance. In addition, the lead character, Henry, is completely flawed and I fall for him every time! p.s. the movie version was horrendous!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

  63. I love your book covers. Especially the spring cotton one, and butterflies #1 & #2. My all time favorite book is Pride & Prejudice! Thanks for having the give away!

  64. Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful book covers- my favorite book of all time is the bible- King James version

  65. Oh hard to say. I read a lot in french… In the American litterature, I love John Irving. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a nice summer!

  66. Your book covers are so beautiful. My husband bought me a lamp the other day as an anniversary present, so I am back into reading :). My favourite author is Jodie Picoult and my favourite book is Jane Eyre.

  67. My favorite authors are James Patterson and Stefanie Meyers. My mother calls me her *reader* as I used to play hooky from school to read books I’d gotten from the library the day before! :o) Your book covers are lovely, I especially like the butterflies. Wonderful giveaway!

  68. Dean Koontz is definately a favorite…I started reading my Dad’s books when I was a teenager ;o).
    The book covers are lovely…thank you for the chance to win. beth.dodd@att.net

  69. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondatje has been my fav since we read it in High School. And my what a beautiful idea these covers are. The butterfly fabric is gorgeous!

  70. my favourite deceased author is Jane Austen. My favourite living author is Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham.
    Love these covers!Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

  71. My favorite all time book is Quilter’s Apprentice by Jennifer Chiavorini. I love it. I’ve read it many times. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Hi,
    Lovely book covers and so beautifully made! I am not a reader, but I am currently reading “Bhagavad Gita” and this cover would be perfect for it.
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  73. These are so perfect! I hope you can get the feedback you’re looking for. I don’t have a favorite book. It always depends on my mood. Currently I’ve been reading vampire books simply because I have two little ones that take a lot of brain power from me and so I appreciate an easy read. Especially since my reading time tends to be late at night.

    I generally don’t win things but wanted to suggest maybe leaving off the embellishments on the actual covers. I know that I do most of my reading while in bed and it seems like they would make the experience slightly uncomfortable??? They are adorable though!

    I also think it would very cool if you could somehow attach a handle to it so it could be like a mini purse.

  74. Stephen Fry is my fav author, tv host, and all around amazing person. Steve Martin would be right up there as an author for me to. he can play the banjo & write a novella. Sigh.
    alli b
    allisonbright{at}gmail.com

  75. Hoyt Street is my favorite book. It is an autobiography of a girl growing up north of Los Angeles, Ca in an ethnic neighborhood. The author is Ponce, Helen.

  76. My favorite book = The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. However, I love cozy mysteries, my current favorite being the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle, although I am a huge fan of Earlene Fowler’s mysteries, too. In truth, I just love to read. I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and I highly recommend it, especially to dog lovers.

    Lovely giveaway – I’m hoping I win. That way, I can read the Murder She Wrote mysteries without people thinking I am corny!

  77. My favorite book is definitely The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis! I love this giveaway b/c I’m a librarian and LOVE books! Such beautiful covers :)

  78. My favorite book of all time is Gone With The Wind. Just started The Help, and loving it.

  79. I love your book covers, especially the butterfly one, what pretty fabric. I love reading anything by Marian Keyes, she is SO funny!

    Happy Tuesday to you!
    Chrissie

  80. These are so beautiful. My favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I love them. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

  81. Hello!
    I love to read so it’s a bit difficult to choose just one book so I’ll choose two: The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende, and Dracula by Bram Stoker! Tanks for the giveaway!

  82. I just love your little book covers! I have not made one yet but I have the pattern to do so….. ;) AWSOME! Keep the great work up! (oh and lets see here…. my fave author is…. hmmm…. Danna Gresh)

  83. I love your butterfly book covers, especially the one with the extra stitching detail & sequins.

    My favourite book is a tie between “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte & “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gamen.

    Thanks for the giveaway and best of luck with getting the feedback you want.

  84. My favorite book lately was “A thousand splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini.

    I would love to get one of your book covers. I do similar things for little kids over here in Germany. I think we craft them the same way. :-)

    Greetings from abroad
    Silke

  85. I love books period, I read so fast I tend to go through about one a day. But the ones I come back to over and Over are Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager series

  86. I love Jane Austen. Thanks for the chance to win–would love to try these!
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

  87. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite author is Diana Gabaldon who’s first book “Outlander” is probably my #1 choice.

  88. My favorite book is Wurthering Heights – I’m a hopeless romantic!

    I am really enjoying Jeff Shaara’s novels right now.

    Love the book covers! Their beautiful and I love your little embellishments!

  89. My favorite author is Margaret Atwood. Cat’s Eye is one of my favorites, but her writing is so amazing that each book is top notch.

  90. Enter me please! My favorite authot is “Carlos Ruiz Zafón”, a spanish writer ^^

  91. Beautiful book covers, I think the spring one is my favourite. My favourite author is JK Rowling, I loved reading the Harry Potter series as they first came and rereading them with each new film…

  92. My faves are still Harry Potter but I am also a fan of a book called Mary which is a historical fiction novel.
    Thank so much… great giveaway!

  93. I love the SIMPLE GREY though all three are beautiful. My favorite book (and I just heard that they are making a movie starring Julia Roberts) is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert…I couldn’t put the book down, read it in record time and then read it again.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

  94. My favorite book of all time is Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction. But it’s a paperback copy, and I don’t think it would fit in the cover. ;) I’d put What Is the What inside.

  95. Oh boy do I need one of those I am always losing my bookmarks. Favorite book the Anne of Green Gable series.

  96. i guess my favorite book of all time is Wrinkled In Time by Madeline L’Engle…this is the book that fostered my love of reading when I was 10 years old. Ive read it a few times over the years…still good, can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to enjoy it! I love Jane Austen too, and the Harry Potter series.

  97. Lovely giveaway!

    To be honest I am reading the Harry Potter series with my son right now which is really enjoyable.
    So for a good story and quality time with my son my vote is J.K Rowling.

  98. Love these book covers. My favorite books are the Chronicles of Narnia – read them almost every year!

  99. hello there! it’s very nice to meet your blog. this is what i love about giveaway day!
    i love your book covers. i read A LOT. i’m a proof reader during the day, the daughter of a librarian and an avid reader in my free time. i love really big books, because the small ones don’t last a day, that’s how fast i read.
    so this bookcover would be very appreciated and i know that i’m only one in hundred of participants, but i had to try my luck. i really love the butterflies and the spring cottong. they are adorable!!! i would give you all the feedback you would require, that’s always the best way to improve our work, after all.
    my favourite book of all times is “one hundred years of solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. there is also a great portuguese book called “Os Maias”, by Eca de Queiroz, which is my favourite portuguese book of all times. yes, i’m from Portugal. :)
    more recently, i discovered that i like Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga books, which was totally unexpected because vampires are so not my thing, but go figure!

    i wish everyone good luck in the hundreds of giveaways going on worldwide. a big thank you for all the hosts who are so generous and specially those who allow international participants like me :)

  100. My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland. I have read it dozens of times, and each time I love it more. These are wonderful book covers, so lovely!

  101. My favorite author is James Patterson, especially the Women’s Murder Club books.

    Great cover! This would work wonderfully on my Bible.

  102. These book covers are fantastic…I adore the butterfly fabric.
    I love reading and it is hard for me to pick favorites but I really enjoyed ‘Eat,Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert.

  103. My favorite book is GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell.

    Your book covers all absolutely lovely and I cannot choose one over the others.

  104. I love butterflies. Those covers are beautiful. I am an avid reader and have so many favorite books. My all time favorites are the Anne of Green Gables series, which I reread from time to time.

  105. Book covers – what a great idea!!
    My favourite book of all time would have to be Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd

    Gill

  106. Impossible to ever think about having a preferred book… But there are some a read again and again and again… I really love the Emilie Zola series “Les Rougon Macquart”, for instance !

  107. My favorite book? That is so hard to say, I’m a big reader! I love Pride and Prejudice and The Good Earth. And I love these book covers!

    jenniferyarbrough at hotmail dot com

  108. All time favorite author: Francine Rivers. And her Mark of the Lion series is unmatched!

  109. My favorite author at the moment is David Sedaris. He makes me laugh, makes me think that being a little bit weird and crazy is better than boring. I was having a rough year when I started reading his books and although I felt losery, I felt like I had good losery company with his words.

  110. All these covers are just great! Since I really don’t like damaging my books, I’m looking forward to seeing the pattern.
    For now, my favorite book of all times is one I had to read & study for my exams, some years ago… The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy: a beautiful love story in India, which even made me cry (well, rather the way it is written, as it transcends the story).
    I’d advise it to anyone!
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

  111. Favourite books are a tie between – ‘A lesson before dying’ by Ernest J. Gaines and ‘The Girls’ by Lori Lansens. I love all the above covers and promise to never steal your pattern ;)

  112. Love the book coveres. A recent book I loved was “Water Elephants” — not a favorite of all time – that’s a tough question! :)

  113. I love, love, love books. Love the smell of the pages, feel of the pages, etc…. My favorite author is Joan Anderson. This is a beautiful giveaway. Thank you.

  114. I read all the time so picking a favorite book is really hard! But my favorite author right now is Lee Child. I’ve read 5 of his books, have 2 more at home and 2 on hold at the library :)

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

  115. How lovely! Please include me.

    My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I know the story well but it’s so well written I feel like the nuances of the characters are always just a little bit different each time.

    My email is above and you can contact me that way.

  116. I love the spring one. I looove to read, so I am really stretched to pick a fave author. Right now I’m reading Anne Perry. I love a good mystery.

  117. I love this idea! What a clever notion. It’s difficult for me to choose just one favourite author. I love J.R.R Tolkien, he’s such a descriptive writer. I love Jane Austen, and her insights into the society that she was living in. And I adore Georgette Heyer, pure romance with a lot of wit and humour thrown in!

  118. My favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. The first time I read it was when I was in high school and I have read it several times since. It’s funny that each time I read it I half hope that the ending changes because it is so sad.

  119. Hi there – I work in a bookstore and think your book covers are a great idea to protect the books I haul around to preview, and also to hide the more embarrassing titles!

    My favourite book is Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov.

    Best of luck with your Giveaway Day.

  120. Hi,
    I like to read the books of Elisabeth George, but in German because my english is not so well.

    Thanks for the beautiful giveaways and many greetings from germany
    Annette

  121. They are absolutely beautiful! My favourite book is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy…oh, and any of Shakespeare’s work. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  122. These are beautiful, and an absolutely lovely idea. My favourite author would have to be John Crowley, but Ali Smith, Susanna Clarke and Lemony Snicket all come a close 2nd equal at the moment!! You can contact me through my blog. All the best with these!

  123. Loving these book covers….I can cover up my books on the train to work so people dont know what I’m ready!!!

    My favourite book of all time is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – I have my mums very dogeared copy, my own childhood copy and my daughter has them all too…it is a timeless classic for all little girls.

  124. Ooh I love these! I’m constantly bringing home books from our library and I would love to dress them up for the short time I have them!
    I can’t get enough of non-fiction books. Currently reading the Eye of the Whale… really quite fascinating! thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  125. Oooh, I really like the grey and spring cotton!

    I hesitate to call them my “favorite” (I’ve never been able to pick one book or author!), but I have fond memories of reading the “Little House on the Prairie” series as a child and am bound and determined to make sure my kiddo has the set too.

  126. Gorgeous creations! Even a ‘boring’ book would be enticing with a cover like those. :) My all-time favourite author is Francine Rivers…beautifully written real-life novels.

  127. Favorite book of all time? That’s a hard one! My favorite author would have to be John Grisham but favorite book is hard to narrow down.

  128. Wow! I love your book covers! Super clever. I love Morris West novels! Full of spies, priests, smart good and smart bad guys. He’s widely known for writing “The Shoes of the Fisherman.”

    Be sure to check out my giveaway too!

  129. The Catcher in the Rye is one of my most favorite books. Does everyone say that? Does that make it cliche? All I know is I could read it over and over again and not get sick of it. Haven’t yet anyway.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

  130. Thanks for the chance to win!! Hmmm…my favorite book of all time…probably Stuart Little. I read it so many times as a child, and I just love the way it made me feel!!!

  131. I cant think of a specific book I liked better than others but I do like a good mystery or spy thriller.
    I like Tom Clancy books and Mary Higgins Clark.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  132. I Love these! I can’t pick just one book, I really enjoy Jodi Picolt as an Author. I like “The Giver” and the Twilight series.

  133. Here is my one and only comment for the giveaway :) My favorite book of all time so far is The Shadow of the Wind~ Fantastic and just different! I would love to give you feedback if I win! :)
    thank you!!
    tiffb123@yahoo.com

  134. These look great! I’m leaving for Vegas on Thursday night and wish I had one to use on the books I will be reading while I am lounging at the pool. The last time there were some guys who were gently teasing me regarding the titles of the trashy novels I happened to be reading.

    I love reading so much that there is no way I could choose just one favorite book! My favorite book as a child was a fairy tale titled “Snow White and Rose Red”.

  135. My favorite book for a long time used to be The Postman by David Brin. I’m not sure that one’s my favorite anymore, but it was definitely the longest running favorite so I’ll list it here.

  136. What a coincidence! I just checked out a book from the library on how to make book covers. I have lots of fabric scraps that would lend themselves to book covers. Yours are particularly pretty, with their extra details and embroidery. I would love to be your guinea pig and report back on how they wear. I read a LOT and any cover will get a real workout. I know how important feedback is and would be happy to give you my honest opinion.

    My favorite book of all time is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The heroines experiences practically mirror my life as a foreigner in Japan. I just nod in agreement throughout the entire book! (And once you read Outlander, you will have to read the rest of the series. That will keep you busy for awhile!)

    I like the Simple Grey and Spring Cotton covers the best, just in case I win!:-)

    I’d love to see you enter my giveaway too, so stop by and visit my blog sometime this week.

  137. Lovely idea. I once bought a book at a second hand book fair that had been covered in fabric and was dated inside 1922! My favourite author is Ashley Warlick – if you haven’t read her books, do!

  138. What fun! Favorite all time book- that’s a tough one, there are so many. 100 Years of Solitude is a memorable one.

  139. Hi, I love Jane Austin – and have read all her books several times! What can I say – hopelessly English!
    thanks for this opportunity

  140. These are lovely! I especially like the spring cotton, the sequins really pop! My favorite book is The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. It’s autobiographical, she lost her husband and her daughter within a month of each other, which is so devestating, yet the book is beautiful and so touching.

  141. I’m a huge reader! I love Jane Austen and actually enjoy a lot of fan fiction relating to her books (i.e. Pride and Prejudice). Pamela Aiden wrote 3 amazing books from Mr.Darcy’s perspective. Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. What adorable bookcovers! I love to read. Currently, a favorite Debbie Macomer.

  143. I love the bookcovers! My favorite book of all time is The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  144. I like the grey book cover. That fabric soothes me and makes me want to read. My favorite book of all time…that is hard. I think over the years I still like Orlando by Virginia Woolf.

  145. What a fun idea!! I am constantly reading – right now my favorite author is Patricia Cornwell, but that changes with what ever book I am reading. I really dig mystery, crime novels. Especially ones with a little romance thrown in. Thanks for the giveawy!!

  146. The Bible is my favorite book. Stereotypical I know!

    Love your book covers. I’d be too busy looking at the cover to bother with what was inside! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  147. Awesome! My fav. book is “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffinegger (I also loved her new book, “her fearful symetry”)

    I love Anita Diamont’s “The Red Tent”

    And Mark Haddon’s “The curious incedent of a dog at nighttime”

    And pretty much everything by Jennifer Weiner.

    (ok so I work at a bookstore… that much must be evident)

    Awesome idea here!

    emedoodle@yahoo.com

  148. WOW… they look great!! I love the Butterfly #2 I would totally give you any feed back on your progress and I have no itention of stealing your wonderful pattern. I have my own things to worry about hehe

    xo Steph

  149. I love that butterfly fabric! So cute!!

    1. Okay!

    2. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie and the Harry Potter series. I promise I read adult books, too! haha

    3. Okay!

    4. Of course!

  150. My favourite author right now is Bryce Courtenay. I like a little history and/or cultural lesson in my reading, and he does a great job with a good story too!
    Thanks for the chance to win, I love your fabric choices!

  151. Such a cliche, but I love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Classic. Having said that, I’m addicted to the “Cat Who…” series by Lilian Jackson Braun and will not stop until I read them all. I can be reached by my username at gmail.

  152. Oh they’re gorgeous! I would love the chance to offer you feedback ;-)

    My favourite author would have to be Roald Dahl. I re-read Matilda so many times as a kid.

  153. Those are adorable! Winning any one of them would be wonderful! I love to read books but don’t have a favorite. My kids love Dr. Seuss, does that count? :o)

  154. wow what an awesome idea, will add these to my ever growing list of things to make!! Would love the opportunity to win one.

  155. Kids and I are anxious for the next Hunger Games book to come out in August.

    thanks for the giveaway.

  156. Duh! Why didn’t I ever think of these for all the readers in my house?! I LOVE these, and thanks for the pics. Nicely done. :)

  157. The Bible is my favorite book. Your covers are so gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway.

  158. I would be happy with any of these covers and I would be glad to let you know how it works for me. My all time favorite book is Anne of Green Gables but I like so many different authors that I don’t know if there is a favorite. I can’t relax and go to sleep unless I read first.

  159. I don’t have an absolute favorite book as an adult, but as a child I loved Johanna Spiri’s Heidi

  160. I love the idea of a book cover…especially since I always throw them into my big purse! My favorite book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I read it first in AP English and it is the first book I ever remember LOVING! :)

  161. My favorite book is ‘A lantern in her hand’ by Bess Streeter Aldrich. This book was about Aldrich’s pioneer woman was based on her mother, and the integrity of her depiction of life in a sod house in the late ninetieth-century Nebraska.
    ‘One second after’ by William R. Forstchen …was another book that stayed with me. Wasn’t my favorite but I think it needs to be mentioned.
    Fantastic book covers you make. Can’t wait to win one!!!!!!

  162. I love the handstitching on your butterfly! Any book would be honoured to be within. My favorites are (for my dissertation)Homer’s Iliad, (for my industrious recreation) Yates’ Garden Guide and (for my indulgence) Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I think P&P would be my favorite of all time.

  163. How cute the bookcovers are! They surely bright up any commute!
    My all times favorite book is Momo by Michael Ende.

  164. These book covers are so amazing!
    I have so many favorites, but I guess if i had to pick one it would be Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice…or Persuassion,or the list goes on.

  165. I am an avid reader too and I like so many books. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the all-time best author is George MacDonald. If you haven’t read him. I would highly recommend any of his books, especially those edited by Michael Phillips.

    Such cute book covers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  166. When I’m not crafting, I’m reading!! I would LOVE one of these!
    All-time favorite book is a tough one…I’m going to go with ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden. Loved it!

  167. I love AA Milne and the Winnie the Pooh stories. I know it might sound a bit naff but whenever I hear them they remind me of winter evenings sitting on my Grandads knee as he read them aloud to me. He has been gone for nearly 30 years but I can still hear his voice!
    These are such beautiful books – someone is going to be very lucky to win one!!!

  168. Wow, I’m deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

    frauknopf@gmx.de

    My favorit book still is Jane Austens Pride and Predjudice…I’m an old maiden :-)

  169. What fun book covers! I LOVE the book Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate. Everytime I read it I get a new perspective on life.

  170. This is such a lovely idea. I honestly miss covering my books from high school. Can’t believe it never occurred to me to cover a regular ‘ol reading book.

    I have many “favorite books of all time.” It’s very hard to choose, but today I’ll choose The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

  171. What a neat contest…your book covers are beautiful!

    My favorite book of all time is “The Giving Tree”. I am an avid reader, but that one from my childhood is still my favorite.

  172. I don’t know if I can pick a favorite book but I like anything by Meave Binchy. I like Butterfly 2 and have actually used it on a bag I made.

  173. My favourite books in these Mama years are by Raffaella Barker: “Summertime”, “Hens Dancing”. The families in them are crazy and disasterous and wonderful, and I always felt better about my own chaos after reading them.
    Thank you, Alice

  174. What a great idea! My favorite book of all time is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. It is a young adults book but I still read it every now and again. I love fairytale retellings :). I go through about 5 books a week but for some reason this one is still my favorite (but there are a ton of close seconds… more age appropriate seconds :D)

    Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

  175. the harry potter books are my favorite, longest book i have ever read.
    thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  176. My favorite book is the Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, but I also love the book Holes by Louis Sachar.

  177. I love the butterfly cover. You have done a beautiful job finishing each one. My favorite authors are no longer around. Phylis Whitney and M M Kay. I love series, mostly along the female sleuth types.

  178. All time favorite book is Walking across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton.

    It is the right size for the covers. I make journal covers…….

  179. I love Jen Lancaster. She has amazing wit and makes me laugh to myself each time. I haven’t read her latest yet but maybe a cute book cover will inspire a trip to the library shortly! ;)

  180. I like your strings attached giveaway!
    I read mostly war biographies/histories so having a cute cover would be awesome! I also like Pooh tales, so I guess AA Milne is my favorite author.
    Thanks!

  181. I’ve just finished reading The California Club by Belinda Jones – thought that was pretty good. But as yet I don’t have a real favourite – unless you count Dr Seuss books ;)

    Lovely giveaway :D

  182. I’m a voracious reader and my favorite book of all time is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. I’d love a cover to hide my cheesy romances in!

  183. My favorite authors are probably Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.
    Book covers are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. I can’t choose a favorite! When I was little I read the Narnia and Little House on the Prairie series over and over again. Now some of my favorite authors are science fiction novelists like Melanie Rawn and Raymond E. Fiest. I also like Madeline L’Engle and Katherine Kerr. I could go on I think, but I’ll stop there…

  185. The Spring Cotton bookcover is gorgeous, I’d be happy to give you feedback! My favorite authors are Terrie Blackstock and Dee Henderson.

  186. A good book cover comes in handy during the daily commute!

    My favorite book is the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.

    Thanks!

  187. Ok I’m not a huge reader but I have read a few books one of which was Dolly Pardon’s autobiography, talk about a funny book! She is just a talented lady and it was quite a pleasure to read a little into her life from her point of view! She is quite the comedian!

  188. My favorite all time Author is Nicholas Sparks, and one of your BEAUTIFUL book covers would be muched loved :)

  189. I love it great idea. I love #2. My favorite book of all times is the bible and definately use it alot. If i win you can contact me at nessaswicks@yahoo.com. Thanks and GODSPEED. Nessa

  190. What lovely bookcovers! My favorite writers is Herman Hesse, always love to reread his books!Thank you for the chance to win this :))

  191. My favorite book of all time is The Gifts of the Child Christ by George MacDonald. There are two volumes of MacDonald’s short stories–fairy tales, mostly, but some of them so poignant and powerful I find myself in tears, even as an adult. :-) My copies of both volumes of this book are well-loved and could use covers to sustain them through the next generation of readers :-)

    Thank you so much for your generosity!

  192. My favourite author is Russell Hoban. He’s fantastic.
    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  193. Favorite book was Wuthering Heights for soooo long. I don’t have one right now.

    i love the bookcover idea, thanks for such a great giveaway!

    suserat at yahoo (dot) com

  194. These book covers are absolutely wonderful! I love, love, love, love the spring cotton! And the built-in bookmark is fantastic!

    Now, the rules…

    1. This is my one and only entry. :)

    2. My favorite book of all time?? Wow! That’s a really hard one, there are SO many but for now I think I’m going to have to go with ‘Outlander’ by Diana Gabaldon. It’s sooooooooooo good! If you haven’t read it I would highly recommend it. Lots of action, adventure, romance, history, laughs, tears. Give it a try, you will not regret it.

    3. You can contact me at kirudaze@gmail.com.

    4. If I’m a lucky winner (fingers crossed!) I promise to give you honest, kind, constructive feedback. It’s the only way that we are artists and entrepreneurs and grow and hone our craft.

    Cheers!!
    Lori

  195. My favorite book is The Perfume by Patrick Suskind and your bookcovers have definitely a springish scent.
    Thank you!

  196. My fav book is whatever i am reading at the moment….which right now is Big Girls Don’t Whine. Would love to give you feedback on your craftiness! Thanks!

  197. I am totally in love with these bookcovers! My husband and I are both voracious readers. I especially like the attached bookmark. And I think you are a genius for using a giveaway as a chance to test prototypes. My favorite book of all time is a tie between To Kill a Mockingbird and Ella Enchanted, though right now I’m reading The Sisters Grimm series and loving it. Thanks for posting!

  198. hello :)
    omg i love you covers! My favourtite is the one with the butterflys! its awesome!
    My favourite author is sthepanie meyer! :)

  199. An all time favorite book or author would be hard. I love YA Series books. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, Graceling , etc.

    Your book covers are adorable!

  200. My favorite book–that’s tricky!–I love anything by Ira Levin. I might have to go with a different book–East of Eden by Steinbeck right now.
    ajh15@hotmail.com

    P.S. LOOOOVE the book covers!

  201. I love To Kill A Mockingbird, and Tuesdays With Morrie. Great Reads!! I love the Spring Cotton, and Butterfly #1

    mattles22 at yahoo dot com

  202. Those are lovely book covers!!!

    My favorite book of all time is:

    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  203. These are fantastic! I’m definitely a reader. Spring Cotton is my favorite. My favorite book of all times…I’d have to say East of Eden. Thanks for the chance to win.

  204. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice but I love a good mystery and chick lit too! I love the butterflies!

  205. Beautiful book covers.
    My fav author is Barbara Kingsolver. The Bean Trees and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle are my favorites of hers.

    Cathy

  206. These are great! I’m currently on a C.S. Lewis kick and am enjoying anything by him. I think it’s his clear, simple language that I love so much.

  207. My favorite book changes, but the one that stays most constant Is The Child Queen by Nancy Mckenzie. It is a series that got me hooked on reading when I was 12 about Camelot and King Arthur and Lancelot told through Quinevere’s eyes. Though I do love to read just about everything.

  208. My favorite book of all time is American Psycho my Bret Easton Ellis. Dark and witty and simply amazing!

  209. My favorite book is The Lovely Bones by Alice sebold. I have been reading over and over since I first discovered it in my last year of highschool.

  210. Love the book covers!! For someone loves to read and knows quite a few people who also love to read, these are perfect gifts!! I would also love to be one of your “testers”!!

    My all time favorite book series is the “Undead” series by Mary Janice Davidson. If you are into sassy vampire queens, these books are for you.

  211. My favorite book seems to change as years pass. I absolutely adore the Harry Potter series, and have read it many times.

  212. What a great giveaway and a great idea to get people to use and review your products. My favorite author’s Roger Zelazny. If you’ve never head of him, check him out and don’t be scared off by the sci-fi/fantasy label. His short stories especially are worth a shot.

  213. These are beautiful and would look fab on any bedside table (hopefully mine!!) My favourite book is the Cross and the Switchblade, I couldn’t put it down!! x

  214. i like butterfly #1 the best, but all are really cute! one of my NEW favorite books that i just read is called “seedfolks” and inspired me to plant a tomato plant in our front yard this summer for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. :)

  215. Hi! These looks great! I would love to test run one of your book covers. My fav book of all time (kidlit) was James and the Giant Peach. Adult lit is The Red Tent by Anita Diamont. Thanks!

  216. Perfect for the book,so clever and lovely to keep.
    Favorite,oh so many,but favorite author is Tracy Shevalie and Jack London and Justejn Gorder.And recently I must say That my favorite is Disney stories,I read them every night =o):
    Хаве а ловелз даз.

  217. what a cute idea. I don’t have a favorite author but I just rereat The Catcher and the Rye AGAIN. maybe I will be lucky and win.
    Anna

  218. The giving tree is my favorite book ever. I know its a kids book but I just think it has such a great point. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.

  219. Those are great book covers. My favorite book? Oh such a difficult question. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant come to mind.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  220. Your bookcovers are really cute! I like the grey one with the tiny flowers and the second one with the butterflys!
    Well – my favourite author – a real hard question … I like “The Lord Of The Rings” from J.R.R. Tolkin, “Roots” from Alex Haley, a german book “Die 13 1/2 Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär” from Walter Moers and so many more … ;-)
    Have a nice day, Fredda

  221. My favorite book is any of the harry potter series. When the kids were reading them they said i should too but just scofed. Now they are all much older and saying “told ya so”! lol Thanks for having this giveaway its a great prize!
    darlene
    bluiis56@gmail.com

  222. Love cloth book covers, yours are lovely. I read everything but James Patterson is probably my favorite.

  223. I love all your book covers, and I would love to win one! One of my favorite books ever is The Thorn Birds….one of the few books I have read several times and I just love to picture Richard Chamberlain while reading it!
    Jenny in Florida

  224. One of the very few books I have ever read more than once is Paris Trout. It’s a great drama and social commentary. It sounds boring but it’s really not! And, the author was a columnist for my local paper.

  225. I’m really enjoying almost everything by Anne Bishop and Charles de Lint. Charles de Lint does fantasy & urban fantasy, and Anne Bishop does fantasy.

    needlegrrl at gmail dot com

  226. My favorite author has to be Douglas Adams. His stories are so gloriously weird. I can open his books to any page, dive in and enjoy every time.

    Your bookcovers are really lovely. Nice work!

    I’m hoping that giving my blog address and email in the “will not be published” box provide enough contact info for you?

  227. I’d be hard pressed to name a favorite book or author, but I’ve enjoyed Jasper Fforde’s Tuesday next series enough to reread it a couple of times.

  228. Wow!!! These are beautiful :) My favorite book of late is The Book of Negroes… its really quite beautiful, by Laurence Hill.

  229. ooo I am a complete bibliobibuli so I love love love books. My all time favorite is still Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. But I could go on and on about other favorites!
    My email and blog are included with my required info!

  230. What a great idea! I had a similar idea but with handles so you can carry your book around with you. I have so many favorite authors but right now I’m really loving Richard Matheson.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  231. Your book covers are so lovely! I’d love to win one.
    My favorite book is From the Corner of His Eye – by Dean Koontz.

    Thanks!

  232. This is just an adorable idea. I love books – I read like a fiend… my idea of a good time is getting a pile of books at the library! It is therefore hard for me to pick an author, but I’d say Marion Zimmer Bradley. Her Darkover series is my absolute favorite fictional world… I never tire of reading those books, especially Heritage of Hastur and Sharra’s Exile.

  233. I would love to try out one of your book covers! I don’t think I have a favourite author – it always changes! My latest favourite book is Sophie’s Choice by Lori Wick. I could read it over and over!

  234. Love the butterfly cover. My favourite book for a long time was Bridge to Terabithia {long before it was a movie!} For my adult life I would say Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje.{anything by Michael is worth reading more than once, in my humble opinion} Also Alice Munro! Thanks for the chance.

  235. I love all the butterflies specially with the buttons or sparkles. I’m an avid reader, lately I am enjoying Nora Roberts Bride series, Allison Brennon thrillers, I can’t wait for paperbacks for Laurell Hamiliton’s Anita Blake series or her Meredith series. Favorite book of all time…humm I think Gone with the Wind.

  236. Wow – what an interesting concept!
    I think I like #3 best, but probably just because it’s sparkly. I think the weighted bookmark is a great idea.

    Favourite book: 84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff it’s a bibliophile’s dream!

    [I’ve also got a giveaway going…]

  237. These are lovely! As an avid reader, I would very much enjoy reading with this on my book! My favorite book is hard to choose! Probably the harry potter books are in my top picks! My son’s middle name is Gryffin after Gryffindor, if that is any indication. I also love all of Jane Austen’s books ( and plan on Austen for a future daughter’s middle name!)

    I would be happy to provide you with some feedback!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  238. Your book covers are beautiful – especially the “bling”ed ones, lol! I’d love to enter your giveaway – thank you for the opportunity, and good luck to everyone!

    My favorite books are generally mystery types with a strong female main character – Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, JD Robb [Roarke in the in Death series?! WHOA MOMMA!! ;)]

  239. Your book covers are very cool! What a great idea. I read mostly fluffy books with really no thought to them. I like to read so I don’t have to think. I’d have to say I don’t really have a favorite book or author of all time, but if I had to same someone it would be Anne Rice.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  240. Pick me!
    Recent Favorite Book–Redeeming Love by Fracine Rivers
    All time favorite ??? Too many to pick from.

  241. Beautiful covers! The butterfly ones are stunning! I am an avid reader and my favorite author (well, one of them) is Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander series. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  242. My favorite author right now is Jennifer Chiaverini and her Elm Creek Series. How generous of you in giving away all of these book covers, I absolutely love books (always have) and I would love one of these covers.

  243. Hi, I love the book covers – so very pretty! My favorite author would be Dickens – no wait Tolstoy – arghh! I can’t choose…

  244. Oh how I love to read! I have been reading a ton of Barbara Kingslover lately…my Favorite book has always been the collective works of Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle
    mossy oak at sonic dot net

  245. My favorite book recently is The Happiness Project. I really like the butterfly two version. Cute fabric!

    sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

  246. My favorite book of all time is Pillars of the Earth. I can’t wait for the Starz movie!

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is really nice of you- I love your book covers!

  247. CaLynn,your book covers are simply beautiful, and so clever! My favorite book of ALL TIME has got to be Gone With the Wind! I first read it when I was 16 years old and have read it again at least four times. I am an avid reader, when I’m not sewing, and have other favorites that I would love to keep in good condition – one of your book covers would be perfect! Thanks for your generosity to whoever wins! :-) Jodi

  248. My all time favourite author is David Eddings. I can read his books over and over again and enjoy them as much each time as I did the first time. These book covers are cute.
    karenb1961@gmail.com

  249. Ooh! Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible is my favorite! But I am thinking this cover would look great on my bible!

  250. Wow cool way to jazz up a book… My favorite all time book is Little Women.. I recently gifted my oldest granddaughter with her own copy… I have copies for the other granddaughters however at 5 and 3 it will be a bit longer before they receive their copy…

    Lisa

  251. I love the classics… Jane Austen, Charles Dickens. However, there a limited number of those so I fill the vast void with books like the “Odd Thomas” series by Dean Koontz, “Eragon” series, “Harry Potter” series. I tend to find a write I like and read that person’s books until I have exhausted their writings or I get bored with their style.

  252. So pretty, the quilters cotton with the flowers is my favorite! Excluding the Bible, my favorite book is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austin.

    Blessings,

    KT

  253. Every year I take Lois Hole’s vegetable favorites book from the library in the spring. I’m not sure why I haven’t purchased it yet.

  254. I love your bookcovers! My favorite book of all time has to be Jane Eyre although A Tale of Two Cities has to be a close second. I get so emotionally wrapped up in both those books and I can pick them up whenever and always enjoy them!

    My email is jlrowan@charter.net.

    thanks!
    Jenny

  255. Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite child – I have many that I love so much in different ways! However if I must I will name a couple: The Glass Castle; Cry, The Beloved Country; The Bronze Bow; To Kill a Mockingbird – etc etc etc!
    Thanks for offering up the bookcovers!

  256. my absolutely favourite author is diana gabaldon – i am currently on book 7 (an echo in the bone) of her epic historical love story between jamie and claire fraser. i wish they could live forever… :-)

  257. Hi there,
    The book covers are beautiful. You did a great job with the butterflies and the little touches. My favorite book is Lightning by Dean Koontz

  258. My favorite book of all time is called Hinds FEet on High Places, its really good!! I love love love your book covers. my favorite book is actually pretty worn out now and could really use one of these!

  259. I am an avid reader – to choose just one favorite? I love Jane Austin, for those girly moments. I love Stephen King, to be scared out of my mind. I love Shakespeare, for confusion and wit… oh, the list goes on and on!

    Thanks for the chance to win and help in your development process!

  260. Wow, I just love the extra embellishments you added…especially the stitching on the butterflies. My favorite author is John Steinbeck and “The Grapes of Wrath” would have to be my all time favorite read. Thanks for sharing!

  261. The bookcovers are great, this is a great way to find new blogs, I’m excited to just find all the great sites I have never stumbled on before

  262. What a great idea! My favorite book of all time is “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger, though “Jane Eyre” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” are right up there too.

  263. Favorite book… hmmmm… I don’t know.. I really enjoyed the Twilight Series, Shiver and Hunger Games series.. oh… choices.. too many to name..

    :)
    carol

  264. I love the spring cotton cover, it’s beautiful! There’s no way I can choose just one favorite book, there’s too many good ones!

  265. My favorite Adult book right now is Wicked by Gregory Maguire, which the book is a hit broadway play in Chicago, that I wish to see someday!

    I’m also addicted to the series The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, which is more for young readers (9-12 y/o).

  266. I love to read!. My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury, I think I’ve read all her books. My BFF also is a reader, and I’ve been thinking of making her a book cover, and of course me too. So, I’d love the pattern someday.

  267. I love the butterflies with sequins! Actually I love the whole idea! My book covers usually end up tattered and torn, so one of these would be fabulous. I guess I would say that one of my favorite authors is Anne Rice. She makes fantasy so believable! Please enter me in your draw, and visit me at my blog!

  268. I always return to The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster as my favorite book! I read that book endlessly when I was a child.

    moomama96 @ gmail dot com

  269. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Especially being from the South, this book just speaks to me and the incredibly sad history of our culture. What a gem!

  270. My favorite book of all time is Go Ask Alice. It’s a fairly old book but it’s about a teenage girl who gets her Coke spiked with drugs and then lives a life with drugs. I’ve kept that book for darn near 20 years and once I unpack it (from moving) I will probably read it again. That is one book that I can reread!!

  271. thank you for the chance to win. my favorite book is the notebook by Nicholas Sparks. No better love story ever.

  272. My favorite author is David Sedaris. I love the way that he thinks and expresses those thoughts in his books. I don’t know how many times I laughed aloud at “Me Talk Pretty One Day.” omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  273. My favourite book is a childrens book (since that is all I have really read in years now) hope that counts.

    I Love You Forever…I cry everytime:)

    Beautiful covers, my favourite is the spring one. Thanks for the chance.

  274. So many books are my favorites, but I am always drawn back to Steinbeck and Stegner. And Betty Smith, once a year.

    I really like the idea of the cover with the dangly shell bookmark!

    (waldoswife at gmail dot com)

  275. charlie and the chocolate factory is definitely my all time fave!

    pretty covers! loving it =)

  276. These are so incredibly cute! Thanks for the chance to win them, and I’d love to do feed back.
    My favorite book of all time would be “The China Garden.” Its got romance, mythology, and a mystery all in one.

  277. Wow, favorite author is hard–I read quite often…I will have to say Louise Erdrich, if I have to pick one. :D

  278. Mmm… a bit tricky to choose just one all time favourite. There have been different favourites at different times in my life, some include Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Cloud Street by Tim Winton and Bliss by Peter Carey.
    Love your book covers, especially the grey one. Got my fingers crossed I’m a winner.

  279. My favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice. I’m a huge Austen fan. I would also have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Georgette Heyer books as well. Just like Austen, they are really fun and romantic love sotries.

    Crossing my fingers!

  280. Beautiful book covers!!! You did such a great job on them! So pretty! :)
    I’m an avid reader so a book cover would be lovely to have. My all time favorite book is The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle!! I’ve read it so many time the cover is starting to fall apart!
    Blessings,
    Laura

  281. Hi- these are really great- you could read a really daggy book on the train and no one could judge you for it. I am a reader. Fav- ohh, so hard, but I do love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, and more recently The Time Traveller’s Wife. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  282. Hmm favorite book of allll time? That is definitely a hard one! I think I could narrow it down to my top two favorite authors though! I love Sophia Kinsella and Jodi Picoult. One is good for a laugh and the other always brings tears. Such a unique product you create!

    amanda_bryant@snet.net

  283. My favourite book of all time is “To Kill a Mockingbird” – I read it at a crucial time in my adolescence and I think some of the lessons from that book are still with me today.

    I adore reading – and I love these book covers. It’s so nice to be able to look after your books while they’re in your handbag.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  284. What lovely book covers! No favorite book of all time, but the ones I re-read regularly are: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Away by Jane Urquhart. I don’t know why I’m compelled to read these regularly (once every year or two), but the world stays in balance when I do. Do you re-read?

  285. oh those are lovely! I read a lot…. have always loved “Little Women” since I was a little girl. I have read it over & over!

  286. My Favorite individual book of all time is The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers.
    My favorite book series is by Karen Kingsbury: The redemption series, the firstborn series, the sunrise series and above the line series (their all connected) :)

  287. Oh so neat! I’ve just discovered the giveaway list. One of those silly things where I’ve bookmarked sewmamasew but hadn’t subscribed so I only just now rediscovered the site.
    Anyway . . . mutter mutter mutter . . .
    My favourite book of all time is Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I own four different versions of it and am always on the lookout for me. I actually plan to learn Russian so that I can read it in it’s original language.
    I love to read, but AK is and always will be my fave!

  288. These are BEAUTIFUL! My 7yo daughter is an AVID reader. Well, we ALL are. I know this would be a great start for her summer reading! She’s currently reading The Hobbit. And I’m also guessing that an active child would be a great tester for you too! Thanks for participating!

  289. Cute Giveaway! I love those book covers :) My favourite book of all time has to be the Harry Potter series. I like it because it’s all magical and adventourus.

    Count me in!

  290. Hi! Those butterfly book covers are beautiful!

    My favorite book of all time would have to be Wuthering Heights.

    My email is heidi[dot]cipriano[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  291. I have two favorite books of all time – To Kill a Mockingbird and Little Women. I think it is something to do with my age when I first read them. They made an impact on my impressionable self!

  292. I’d love to have butterfly 2. This is just wonderful!!!
    I am hosting a giveaway too..so come over to my place, if you can.
    xo Bine

  293. Great giveaway!!

    The Time Travelers Wife is my all time favourite book, I love it!!

    Thanks :)

  294. My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meanie. I probably have more than one favorie book, but loved Owen Meany. Thanks for the giveaway.

  295. Ooh, favourite all time book… The picture of dorian grey I think…

    Love the book covers and the fabrics are gorgous

  296. Hi,

    Now those are prizes after my heart — I LOVE reading! :) Your book covers are all wonderful — I would be honored to use any of them.

    My favorite book? Have you read “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen? No? For a bit of magic in your life, go and read it! :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit

  297. Very cute covers. These would be great for my library books. The baby has an unnatural urge to just chomp on the covers.

    I love the Phantom Tollbooth. My sister and I would fight over the book as kids, and I still love reading it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  298. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day. My all time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Thanks for entering me!

  299. Your bookcovers are adorable, I love the butterflyfabric!

    My favourite author is John Irving and my alltime favourite book is “The world according to Garp”.

    I would love to win one of your wonderful giveaways!

    You can contact me via my blogger-profile or via my blog!

  300. Your covers are so cute! I love the idea! Fave book of all time: Catcher in the Rye.

  301. Favorite book of all time- there are too many- I could read the Janet Evanivich series over and over again. That woman is funny

  302. I am an avid reader so this would be perfect for me! :D
    I love, love, love the Spring Cotton cover. I would love to test it out for you and let you know how it holds up. ;)

    It is sooo hard to choose my absolute favourite book of all time, so I will tell you one of my favourites. It’s “A Painted House” by John Grisham. Not his usual style of writing, but he’s so darn good at it he should try more in this style. I was so sad when I finished reading it.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  303. My favourite book of all time is Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. I’ve read it at least once a year for the past 15 years… Usually more often. And every single time I feel the same wildly fluctuating range of emotions — hope, despair, resignation, passion… I think it’s time to get it down from the shelf again. :)

  304. What a totally original idea, beautiful fabrics too. I think the Enid Blyton book from when I was a child are my faves !

  305. My whole family are avid readers so this would be a much appreciated and used prize!

    I have to admit that the Bible and the Lord of the Rings are the two books I have read over and over again, LOL.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Deb.
    twocheekymonkeys at live dot com

  306. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    My favourite book recently has been The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
    Hope you get the feedback you’re after – they look great!

    craftymummy2.at.gmail.com

  307. Thank you for this giveaway, i just love your covers! I love to read and have many favorite books, all very different types. One of my all time favorites is ‘heart of the dreaming’ by Di Morrisy, a great Aussie writer.
    Thank you!
    (contact is email jkcreations@optusnet.com.au)

  308. How cute!
    Nice idea! Your SPRING COTTON- design is wonderful!
    I love many authors.
    Regina

  309. That is a fantastic idea, who would not want to read a book with such a lovely cover on it! I love reading and usually pick up my books from the library. I don’t have a favorite book but I love historical novels where the story has been based around actual fact. Phillipa Gregory writes good stories and Con Iggulden is brilliant at a historical novel. email jenni@skea.com

  310. My favourite book is “Fool on the hill” by Matt Ruff who is also my favourite author. You should really check him out!

  311. A favourite book of mine is by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. The book is called My heart lies south. written in the fifties when elizabeth,an american writer gets married to a native mexican and she details life as it was for her as a newly wed woman and as a foreigner.
    I love to read i hope i can win a cover.

  312. These are beautiful! I’m a major bookworm and have been since I was about 8 years old. I’d love to win the simple grey one and would be happy to give you feedback on how it holds up if I’m lucky enough to win.

    I have soooo many favourite books that I couldn’t pick one, so I’ll pick a favourite author instead – Barbara Kingsolver.

    Thank you!

  313. My all time favourite books are Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I’m compelled to come back to them time and time again.

  314. Oh my, that butterfly fabric is to die for! Your book covers are beautiful! I would love to win one of these! My favourite book of all time, of this is hard!, I think it has to be The Time Travellers Wife. Cried so much at that book! I have a contact me page on my blog. Please come over and check out my giveaway too! I am also shipping internationally!

  315. Beautiful! My favourite book – argh, I couldn’t choose just one!! My favourite recent read would be “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez because it’s just epic and incredible and I read it in dreamy snatches of time, late at night while nursing my son… :)

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  316. I love the butterfly bookcovers, I am a gardener …. And they are so colorful.
    MY favorite writer is difficult to say, it depends on the period of my life. Simone de Beauvoir was years ago my favorite. At the moment I am very busy crafting so I don’t read a lot. A writer taht I also love is SImenon, we learned French by the commissaire Maigret books.

  317. My favorite author keeps changing; currently I’m re-reading Somerset Maugham. The Razor’s Edge is one of my favorite books ever.
    Thank you for the great giveaway! Your book covers are beautiful.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  318. Your book holders are gorgeous, I love the butterflies the most but would be delighted to own any one of them. I tend to read good historical fiction and my favourite book in that genre is Helen Dunmore’s The Seige. After the Bible my desert island book would have to be Gone With The Wind. Thanks for the chance to win and I’ll be happy to give you feed back.

  319. Hey, what nice bookcovers you made. I love to participate in this give away.
    My favorite writer is Isabel Allende. I havent read her latest books but most of her books are beautifully written.
    Love, Josette from the Netherlands

  320. Wow! You are a clever girl! I’m a lover of many books but in the spirit of crafting my favourite inspiration comes from a book written in the 70s by a woman called Edith Schaeffer the title is ‘Hidden Art’ and it is about inspiring the creative in all of us as a response to the creator’s fingerprint in us all. I love your covers and I would be thrilled to read anyu book with such a lovely cover!

  321. I’m in love with these… I’ll surely make myself one if I donot win this…
    My favorite book of all times is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand…

  322. Those bookcovers are so gorgeous. You craft such wonderful things.

    My favorite book ever is Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott.

    Take care
    Jasmin

  323. My favorite book for years was the Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Leguin. As of late I am not sure, honestly…I still love that book though.

    ananemone on etsy.

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