9.20.2012

BOOK REVIEW + HEADWRAP GIVEAWAY + GIVEAWAY WINNER

Im thrilled and honored to have been asked to review Rachael Oglesby's book, Crochet Boutique, from Lark Books here on the blog.  Ive been a follower of Rachael's work for some time, and she has even been featured in the last two lookbooks of The Bohemian Collective.  She is an amazing artist when it comes to crocheting!  

She recently started selling patterns to all of her designs in her etsy shop, and now you can get a whole collection of tutorials here in one beautiful book.  I was very impressed with the quality and detail put into this how-to book.  There are 30 different projects to learn, with detailed instructions on how to do each one.  In the back of the book, there are some how-to drawings on some basic stitches.  In each project she also tells you what gauge needle to use and what kind of yarn.  And the images alone are so dreamy.  This is kind of a must have for the crafty girl who wants to make herself some fun stylish things this winter, especially some christmas gifts.  This could not be a more perfect time of year!  You can find a copy of the book in Lark's online bookstore here

Here are just some snaps of a few of the beautiful projects in the book...

Totally beautiful!!!  So now for the good stuff!  Rachael has premade one headwrap to giveaway to one of my readers!  It is this beautiful fushia colored one below.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling me what you would wear with this adorable headwrap.  For extra entries, share this on your facebook // twitter // blog // pinterest.  One comment for each.


A while back, I had the honor of styling a shoot for Rachel's line from Softspoken, and these were some of the images I came out with.  It was such a fun shoot to style.  I love fall and winter layering.  You can see this headwrap style in two of the images below.  Rachael has all of these styles readymade for sale in her shop too!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The winner of the MY LIFE IN LAVENDER giveaway is A FLOWER OF THE SKY!

Today, I launched another super amazing giveaway on The Bohemian Collective, a spot in an online art class from Squam called ABUNDANT WILD LIFE.  Only a few days to enter!
 
Don't forget to enter the CHICNOVA giveaway to get $50 worth of free clothes, shoes or accessories!!


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28 comments:

  1. i'd wear the headband with my favorite mustard tank, my favorite belt (gypsy warrior, you have it too!), a big comfy wrap sweater, leggings, and my favorite new blowfish boots (that i've been waiting for it to get cold enough for)!

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  2. i also shared the giveaway on facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WorthSavingBlog/posts/146081615536295

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  3. and retweeted on twitter: @ellegeephoto

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  4. I love Rachel! She does have quality work. I have a bobble beret from her and she has a headband of mine. So proud of her!!!

    I would wear it with my mustard skinny cords. I love fall!!

    Heather Fantello
    Crazyjaneknits@gmail.com

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  5. i have a teal dress i think would be perfect with this!!

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  6. I would wear the headband with my giant cream cardigan, leggings, and slouchy boots!

    <3 Melissa
    melissa.lynn.amaral[at]gmail.com
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  7. I would wear it with my new baby girl! :) How cute would that be?

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  8. Chambray shirt, black jeans, ankle booties. And some kind of sage green cowl I have yet to crochet! :)

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  9. I gotta get this book!!! I would wear this headwrap with jeans, my favorite knee high boots and a simple white tee. Love!

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  10. And tweeted it (@OfficialMADS)

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  11. And posted it on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/104075441360060272/

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  12. looks like a great book! i'd wear it with everything this fall and winter :)

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  13. This headband could go with so much! I have tons of tops and colored pants that this item would look adorable with! I have a gray shirt with different colors around the neck, one of those colors being fuchsia pink that I would love to wear this with.

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  14. Pinned on my pinterest board, c r o c h e t. http://pinterest.com/lisamariecarter/c-r-o-c-h-e-t/

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  15. I would wear this head wrap with a big, cozy sweater, leggings, boots and a scarf. It just looks so comfortable and cute! It would definitely be great to pull on when I have to walk to class on chilly winter mornings!

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  16. Wow, I was having the worst day EVER and this totally brightened my day, seeing as I won the giveaway! Thank you Laura and J! :) I even lost some of my favorite rings the past few months, so YAY I'm so excited to have these beautiful new ones!

    I would wear this adorable headband with my favorite boots, and my warm and cute colorful wool sweater!

    aflowerofthesky.blogspot.com

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  17. Instantly went on Amazon to look how much the book was. The beanie on the front cover looks awesome! Gotta order a copy. :)

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  18. Oh I would definitely wear this headwrap with the 1970s jumpsuit I just purchased at my fave vintage clothing store. They would go together like peas and carrots!

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  19. I would wear the headwrap with my handmade chunky knit cardigan and a pair of dark denim skinnies! Of course, paired with my tall brown boots!
    P.S. I am so inspired by your blog every day, I love it!
    Nicole

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  20. Oh my. I'd rock this lovely little piece with skinny jeans, leather booties, a flowy cream-colored shirt, & a neutral baggy cardi:)

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  21. I would wear this with a winter coat and some warm boots!

    It makes me think of snow and keeping warm...

    Amy

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  22. I would wear this headwrap with my cream peacoat and mocha riding boots to the park on a cool fall day. It would be such a great pop of color to go with any outfit! Also, thanks for sharing this book. I just might have to pick it up!!

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  23. I so want to book now. That headwrap is amazing.

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  24. Oh my! I need to head over and get that book.
    The headwrap is amazing and I would love to add it to my accessory collection. I have never worn one so I would experiment to find the perfect outfit but it could go with so much.
    Thanks for sharing and hosting!

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  25. i would so love to win this book and would love to make the laptop sleeve and the headband as my hair is always getting in the way of my eyes , what a great book ad fab projects alround , i have reblogged the conted and tried to spread the word a bit , love your blog , it is rocking :) kindest regards georgia stewart , if i should be the winner my email to contact me is overmypinkrainbow at yahoo dot com have a pink rainbow day :)

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  26. The quality of the book is amazing beautiful. I love the colors. Another one to add to my collection.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!