Not Martha

Craft, Inc.

I’ve done my time with small business books. When I started thinking about opening a small business I sought out various how to publications with titles like Doing Business in California, How to Start a Crafts Business and various Nolo publications. All of these things seemed to touch on setting up a workspace and pricing for wholesale without actually giving me any clear picture of the world I needed to learn about, and most of the books were published before people were selling things on the internet so there was a whole chunk of options not covered. Craft, Inc. is the book I was looking for back then, and it’s a book I’ll clutch tightly as I grow and expand my business.

If you are considering starting a business Meg Mateo Ilasco works through all the the things you didn’t know you needed to know about, giving you a clear picture of what you need to do. She takes plenty of time to talk about how to protect your creative property and what you need to do to become official, marketing plans, financing, all the things that can be overwhelming when jumbled in your head are covered in an organized manner and with a clear voice that makes everything seem so much less terrifying. She addresses businesses that are a single person working in a spare room, through hiring publicists and outsourcing production. How to set prices, how to sell wholesale, when to attend trade shows, and when to show at them, what the heck Net 30 Terms are, and how to sell online. There is lots of talk about websites, online communities, how a blog might help your businesses with tips from Grace of Design*Sponge.

Throughout the book there are interviews with business owners that I was eager to read – Jill Bliss, Rena Tom, Lotta Jansdotter, Jonathan Adler and Denyse Schmidt are just some of the names. It’s fascinating, and quite soothing, to hear about how they got started and grew their businesses.

Meg Mateo Ilasco certainly has the experience – her custom wedding invitation business grew out of side works he was doing while in grad school and she now has a shop full of amazing stationary, books and textiles. She has a blog called Designer’s Library and has written two previous books, The Space Planner: A Home Decorating Design Workbook and You Can Wear It Again: A Celebration of Bridesmaids’ Dresses. She’s also the person behind the Mod Economy sales that occasionally make me wish I’d stayed in San Francisco.

The book is designed well, with the transitions into interview sections or lists clearly defined. The pages are laid out cleanly and reflect the friendly but informed tone of the book. The list of resources at the back is full of sites I know about (craft fairs, crafting communities) and sites I need to know more about (societies, trade shows, outsourcing).

You can read more reviews of the book: by Ahn-Minh, Home by Sunset, Oh Joy! and a very thorough review at Venus.

You can buy the book on the Chronicle Books website, and also at Amazon.

Lucky you, I have books to give away! The excellent people at Chronicle Books gave me three shiny new copies to give out. If you’d like one please leave a comment with your email address below.

I’ll use the truly random number generator to pick three people. The cut off date will be this Friday, August 24th, at noon Pacific time so, 3 p.m. on the East coast, and I’ll announce the winners on Monday, August 27th. (Small print: I reserve the right to move the entry cut off date earlier if I get a whole lot of entries or if anything gets strange. But I don’t expect it to. Scott will act as a completely biased but uninterested third party to keep me honest. If you have not commented on this site before I’ll need to approve your comment, so please don’t fret if it doesn’t show up right away. Check back at the end of the day and it’ll most likely be there.)

Good luck!

update: The winners have been chosen by the random number generator. Congratulations to Letty, Shannon, Carrie, Kim, Leanne and Sarah!

· comments [818] · 08-20-2007 · categories:books · craft ·

818 responses so far ↓

  • 1 karin // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:11 am

    We’d love to win a book!

  • 2 Hollye C. // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Hello! I’d love a copy of this book. Cheers!!

  • 3 Natalie // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:14 am

    oh, Monday is my birthday! Randomly pick me.

  • 4 Laura // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Fabulous!! My mother is always pushing me to do something haha!

  • 5 Stacey // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:17 am

    I’m in the process of starting my own business & just got my first PAYING job, yeah! Would definitely benefit from a book ;)

  • 6 Vivian // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Wow! this sounds like a wonderful book. I too have searched in vain for a book with a modern crafty slant.

    I’m usually a lurker but since I’m popping out for a chance at that book I thought I’d say I love your site. Your links have lead me in wonderful directions.

  • 7 Allisone // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:18 am

    OOooo I love all things “book”.

  • 8 Jen // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Oooh! I need this book. I’ve been dreaming of my own business since the day I started working for ‘the man’.

  • 9 Michelle // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:20 am

    I’d love to win this book – thanks for posting about it!

  • 10 Karen // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:20 am

    That books sound terrific. I’d love to win one.

  • 11 andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:21 am

    Whoo Hoo!

  • 12 Stephanie H. // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Commenting for the book contest. Love your blog!

  • 13 lekkercraft // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for the review – I’ve had the same opinion about many creative business books. This one looks fantastic.

  • 14 crystal // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:26 am

    It will be hard to wait until monday to NOT just go out and buy the book. *crosses fingers*

  • 15 YK // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:26 am

    I’ve been looking for this book in local bookstores but no luck so far.

    Thanks so much for your website, I check it daily and always find something great!

  • 16 liz // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Sounds like a great read!

  • 17 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:28 am

    This book sounds fantastic!

  • 18 LJT // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:28 am

    I’m a long-time lurker on your site because you always feature things pertinent to my interests, this book included, so how could I not comment for a chance to win?! Thanks so much for the reviews, they are always helpful.

  • 19 katie e. // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:29 am

    yay yay yay

  • 20 Christopher // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Is there any way for us to un-randomize the truly random number generator? Because it’d be really cool to win one of those.

  • 21 nikk // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:29 am

    This book would be so helpful in truly understanding how to create a viable business. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  • 22 Danelle // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:30 am

    This sounds like a wonderful and very informative book! I definitely need a copy!

  • 23 amy c // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Book sounds great!

    Love your blog by the way…I get so many great links here (second to Pop Candy for blog I reference most to my friends)

  • 24 Jen // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Sounds like an excellent resource!

  • 25 whitty // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Ooo, before I finished reading the post I requested my library to buy it, but I would love a copy for myself as well! I’ll cross my fingers.

  • 26 Estelle // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:33 am

    I could really use this book considering I have just started selling my estellelle handbags online. I am just in the beginning stages and would love to know how to run my business better!

  • 27 Michele // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:34 am

    All the way through reading your post I was thinking…OK, I need this, how can I squeeze this into my budget?

    So free would be great! :) *crossing my fingers that I’m randomly picked*

  • 28 Marci // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Love your website!!

  • 29 Cara // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:40 am

    this book sounds great, i hope i’m one of the random numbers :)

  • 30 Lizzy // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:40 am

    How generous! Throw my hat in the ring. please.

  • 31 Rachel // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:41 am

    throwing my name in the hat! fingers crossed.

  • 32 Liberty // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Sounds like an excellent book!

  • 33 Suzanne // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:41 am

    This is soooo what I have been looking for!!

  • 34 Chelsea // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Since I am thinking a small business may be the way for me to go in the future, this book may be perfect for me! Does a yarn shop/coffee shop/bakery appeal to anyone else?

  • 35 Miss Sassy // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Here’s hoping I’m random! Thanks for the review. I’ve given up on business books myself so it is great to hear about one that you recommend.

  • 36 Neisha // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:45 am

    I would love a copy! Here’s hoping!

  • 37 Nana // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Yep! Count me among the crafters who’d love to get a leg up on becoming a “real” business.

    BTW, mixing coffee and bakery with yarn shop could get a bit messy…unless you can somehow separate the food from the merchandise. BTDT

  • 38 Patti // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Just found your website recently & have been enjoying it immensely! Please count me in for the book giveaway.

  • 39 Kim // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Ladies in my craft group yesterday said that there’s no money in selling your crafts anymore, and that all the money is in selling things to help people sell their crafts. Like this book. Which I still want, even as my business dreams seem more and more remote.

  • 40 erat // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:50 am

    I’m trying to get a design business going in my home and would LOVE to get a copy of this book! So much to learn…

  • 41 heidi // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:52 am

    love your blog & would love to win a book :)

  • 42 Andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Another long-time lurker here – had to come out of hiding for a chance at winning! Love your blog! Thanks!

  • 43 Juila // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Count me in the contest. Thanks for a great blog- I’ve been enjoying it!

  • 44 jenni s-g // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I’d love a copy of the book too! You’re the fourth person to recommend this book to me, so I guess the fates are making their will known. :D

  • 45 Carter // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:55 am

    This is so cool – I’ve been looking for this kind of advice!

  • 46 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Always thinking to start a little side business, but never quite sure where to start. This book looks like it might be a nice push.

  • 47 Abril // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:58 am

    I would love a copy of this book! I’ve always wanted to have my own bussines…hopefully I’ll happen someday. BTW I really like your blog!

    Abril

  • 48 Andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:58 am

    How fortuitous, I was just considering such a venture, albeit small scale. I throw my cyber-hat into the ring and hope to win!
    Thanks

  • 49 Jody // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:59 am

    I have always wanted to start my own business but never felt the time was right. Things have just recently started moving into place and it seems to be a real possibility now. I would appreciate being considered for the book.

  • 50 Myssie // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:01 am

    It looks like just the book to be helpful in making HandMade Menagerie a reality…my sister and I would be most appreciative of a free copy.
    Also thanks for your site!

  • 51 mj // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:01 am

    I don’t know if I’ll ever get going with a business, but if I do I definitely want to do it right!

  • 52 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:02 am

    I’d just heard of this book and put it on my wishlist – thanks for the wonderful review!! (And Kim’s comment two up cracks me up – seems so true!)

  • 53 K2 // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:02 am

    oooh?

  • 54 Donna // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I had given up on looking for pertinent craft business books. Not sure I can wait until Friday to order it, but okay, I’ll try. :-)

  • 55 Ingrid // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:05 am

    this is right up my alley – I’d love a copy.

  • 56 amy // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:05 am

    You’re a nice lady!

  • 57 Natacha // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:06 am

    It’s not my birthday, I don’t have or want to have a craft business and probably some (many?) of the tips won’t go here in Portugal but… your post made me curious. Sign me in.

  • 58 Gina // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:07 am

    this book sounds fabulous! even if I don’t win, thanks for the informative review. love your site.

  • 59 Celeste // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:09 am

    I’m intrigued.
    Celeste

  • 60 Celeste // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

    oops celestefsmith@gmail.com

  • 61 patricia // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

    thanks for the great review! I’ve been wanting to get this book ever since I heard about it.

  • 62 karin // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I am trying to start just such a business, if I don’t win I’ll definitely purchase the book anyway. Thank you for doing what you do!

  • 63 Jessica // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Oh gosh, I would love a copy of this book!

    Also: The other day I showed my roommate your post about the mirrors above your stove, and when I came home there was a mirror above our stove! It looks SO GOOD.

  • 64 Kelsey // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Thank you! That’s so excellent! Throw me in the random generator!

  • 65 christine // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Oooh, let’s see how I do…

  • 66 missval // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I love a random number generator but I also love buying a book. If luck smiles on me, I win, if not, it is on my amazon wishlist. Thanks for letting me know about it!

  • 67 Justin // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog every day. I’d love to enter the contest! Thanks!!

  • 68 Karyn // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:15 am

    I’m de-lurking for a chance to win that amazing looking book!!!

    Adding it to my Amazon wish list right now!

    Thanks!

  • 69 Deb Schiff // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Boy! That book would sure come in handy. Count me in, please!

    Great site!

  • 70 Tasha // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:18 am

    we started a business but we sure could use some help!

  • 71 Ruth Simons // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Would love a copy of the book, thanks!!

  • 72 Ruth // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:19 am

    I’d like to be in the drawing!

  • 73 Ruth // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Please, throw me in the pot too!

  • 74 lisa // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:21 am

    fun!

  • 75 Sugene // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:21 am

    I’m in for the book giveaway! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • 76 sumi // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:22 am

    oh, i could use some good business tips.

  • 77 jamie // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:22 am

    I would love, love, love this book. Fingers crossed!

  • 78 christina // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Sounds like a great book, and the cover is just lovely.

  • 79 Jenn Benn // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Sounds like a good book. Fingers crossed!

  • 80 Anna // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Count me in! :)

  • 81 kim // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Sounds like a great book! I’m going to recommend my library buy it.

  • 82 Ninette // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:27 am

    That sounds just like a book for me, thank you for this book review!

  • 83 Peggasus // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Yes, please! Thank you!

  • 84 Camilla // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Sounds like the book could be really useful to me… if I don’t win, I may have to consider buying it. Thanks for sharing this!

  • 85 ex.libris // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I would love to win a copy!

  • 86 Shea // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Wow! Add me to the list!

  • 87 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Just what I’ve been looking for!

  • 88 Barb // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 89 Briebriezers // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:34 am

    i first read the book review this morning on http://www.ohjoy.blogs.com/
    and NOW on YOUR groovy site?!? hmmm… i think those crafty Craft Gods are trying to tell me something today. count me in, thanks!!

  • 90 krissy // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:36 am

    sounds like a fantastic resource…thanks for posting! i definitely need to check this out.

  • 91 Kelli // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:37 am

    I would like to win a copy. Thank you for your generosity!

  • 92 Amye // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Definitely have to check this out further.

  • 93 Chia // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Yay! This book sounds just like what I need.

  • 94 Linda // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:39 am

    This book sounds wonderful! Thank you for being so generous.

  • 95 Kat // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:44 am

    oh that sounds like just what I need as I leave my “real” job to go pursue my craftier side….

  • 96 fae // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:48 am

    This sounds really informative!

  • 97 Aimee // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Looks like a great book! Count me in to win. :)

  • 98 monkey // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:49 am

    I want it. I want it.

  • 99 Angela // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I’d love a copy of the book. Thanks.

  • 100 Dice // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:51 am

    I was just thinking about selling some of my work. This would be perfect.

  • 101 Tara // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:52 am

    put me in the drawing, please. Thanks.

  • 102 Nicole // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Oh! That books sounds perfect for my mom who’s starting out/ trying to sell her crafts! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks :)

  • 103 laura // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:57 am

    I would love a book! I have been thinking about starting my own craft business for years but have been too nervous to do it!!

  • 104 greta // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Another name for the hat. :)

  • 105 Sarah F. // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Long-time reader and enjoyer of your site, though rarely feel that I’m in the ‘know’ enough to comment effectively. You are inspiring, and that book sounds like it is too! Please enter me also!

  • 106 Candy Johnson-Eich // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:02 am

    wow — I’d love to win this book — this is exactly what I need!

  • 107 Anna // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:02 am

    I would be delighted to own a copy!
    Thanks!

  • 108 Heather // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Ooo…I love it, sounds cool, hope I win!

  • 109 Rosie // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 110 Brooke // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:09 am

    I would love a copy of the book!

  • 111 Jennifer W. // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

    This is exactly the book I need! I’ve been dreaming about opening my own craft related business. Please add me to the drawing!

  • 112 veronica // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

    me, me, me!

    ;)

  • 113 Bridget // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for posting this!

  • 114 melissa // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

    i would love to win a copy!

  • 115 Jamie // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I would love to win this. I’ve been wondering how to turn my crafting hobby into my life. Thanks!

  • 116 Emy // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Ooh, shiny book? Pretty please with sugar on top? :)

  • 117 amanda // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:15 am

    yay! happy book day!

  • 118 Carrie // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Sounds like a very helpful book. If I don’t win I think I will have to buy it!

  • 119 nava hale // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I will definitely be taking a look at this book, ‘free’ or not. :)

  • 120 alisa // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:17 am

    pick me, pick me!!!!

  • 121 Karrey // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Oh, yes please!

  • 122 Katie Alender // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I’d like to enter, please! :-)

  • 123 Swellanor // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Ooh- A Not Martha giveaway!

    I know this isn’t an essay contest, but I’d just like to say that I’d love to win this book as a gift for my boyfriend, who has made a career switch from Grad Student to Woodworker. The next step will be starting a business, and he needs advice!

  • 124 Mary // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • 125 Cassie // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:23 am

    I’d love to learn more & read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 126 Eliza // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Count me in! I’d love to have a copy of this.

  • 127 catherine // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:24 am

    sounds like the perfect resource for any crafty girl! please put me in the hat!

  • 128 Andrea Osiek // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:25 am

    I am currently considering the leap into freelance design and illustration but my nerves are getting the best of me. This book might be the perfect thing to get me back on track and give me some direction. :)

  • 129 christy // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:26 am

    One book please!

  • 130 Jenny // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:26 am

    This book tackles something I’ve thought about doing for some time- I’d love a copy!

  • 131 Jessica // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:27 am

    I’d LOVE a copy! My brother and I have gone into business but it is far harder than I ever expected. I’d love some help…

  • 132 gji7 // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:34 am

    This book would be great for both my mom and I (different crafts, though). Here’s hoping for the random number!

  • 133 Karen // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I would love a copy. I’ve been trying to work up the courage to sell some of my works.

  • 134 Ceri // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:36 am

    OO OO pick me. This book looks excellent.

  • 135 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:37 am

    oooh I would love the book too! I’m at a total crossroads in my life right now, and setting up a crafty business is something I would like to do either now or in the future.

  • 136 laila // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:38 am

    yay – random number generator!

  • 137 Andi // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Wow, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 138 Caroline // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:40 am

    I’d love to win this book! Your blog is great!

  • 139 Nicky // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I heart winning and crafts. pick me number generator!

  • 140 hello insomnia // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Oooh how fun! I want in!

  • 141 ren // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:44 am

    boy, could i use that kind of help! count me in!

  • 142 Victoria // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:45 am

    I hope I win ;)

  • 143 Stacey // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    I’m having a baby any day now and thinking I’d like to start my own craft business and work from home, so this book would be great to win.

  • 144 Kiriko // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Yes, please!

  • 145 Vanessa // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Although I never win things like this, count me in. Thanks!

  • 146 sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:48 am

    This book sounds great! add me to the drawing please! :)

  • 147 Janna // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I’d like to win a copy!

  • 148 TheBon // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I never win these kinds of things, but I’ll throw my name in the hat too!

    Also, what a wonderful cover design the book has!

  • 149 Annette // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:50 am

    pick me! pick me! :)

  • 150 zara // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I’d love a copy of this too. Sounds like a great book!

    (ps. On the off chance that my name actually gets drawn, I’ll be away for a week starting the 27th – hopefully my lack of email access doesn’t disqualify me!)

  • 151 Erin // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:52 am

    What a fabulous resource! I’d really enjoy checking out first hand how these home based crafts and efforts develop into profit worthy businesses. Thanks for sharing.

  • 152 sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:52 am

    This book looks fantastic!!! Just what I need!

  • 153 stephanie // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:52 am

    i guess if i’m really honest & truly meant to start that business i’ve pondered, i’ll be randomly picked. :)
    stephanie

  • 154 Carmen // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:53 am

    I would love to win one of those books – I’m still trying to make up my mind as to whether to head into business or not.

  • 155 chrispy // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Hmmm sounds interesting. Add me to the pot.

  • 156 Amy // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Hooray!

  • 157 Suzi // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:54 am

    That sounds like the perfect book for me right now!
    I’m currently thinking about setting up a business, my current plan is to have an on-line store and go get a stall at a few craft fairs.. but proper advice would be great!

  • 158 Lori // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Sounds like a great book — I’d love a chance at one.

  • 159 Salina // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:56 am

    This book looks like exactly what so many of us have been hoping to find! Thanks for randomly giving away 3 :)

  • 160 Nathalie Mo // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I could use this book, for sure. I’m currently saving up $$$ to open my own bakery (5 yr plan).

  • 161 EmmaC // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:58 am

    I’d love a copy! Thanks for the review and links. :) -Emma

  • 162 Melanie // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I had been thinking of buying this book, but winning a copy would be even better!

  • 163 Diane // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Sure…my business is strictly by the seat of my pants….I could use some book learning!

  • 164 mitra // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:02 am

    me too.

  • 165 tulip // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Long time reader, first time commenter…I think! :) It sounds great and I’d love a chance to read it!

  • 166 Christina // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:04 am

    I’d love to have a copy of this book! I’m getting ready to open my first Etsy shop and I’d love to know how to expand beyond it.

  • 167 alli coate // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Oh absolutely! This book sounds fantastic.

  • 168 rebecca // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:05 am

    it must be a sign! just thinking about a complete lifestyle change…

  • 169 Shelley // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Oh, please count me in! If I win, it’ll be fate telling me what to do. (No pressure or anything… : )

  • 170 angela willis // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:06 am

    The book sounds fantastic- just like your site!

  • 171 pick me barrie // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:07 am

    pick me! pick me!

  • 172 KT // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:07 am

    count me in!

  • 173 Angela // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:08 am

    this could have come in real handy last year when I started my business… and I could still put it to great use! plus, as a small business owner, I’m definitely too broke to buy it for myself – pick me!

  • 174 Desiree // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for doing a giveaway on this. I’m so interested in the book!

  • 175 Keri Tate // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:15 am

    I’d love to read the book as a small craft business owner. But I’ll wait until next week to order it, just in case…..thanks.
    Keri

  • 176 Stacey // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Love your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  • 177 Tammy // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for the contest – good luck everyone!

  • 178 Lori // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Oh Wow! I really need and would LOVE to have a copy of this book!

  • 179 sunny // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:16 am

    wow. I’ve heard about this book a few times now. Would LOVE to win one from Chronicle Books (a company I love anyway for their creative books!).

  • 180 Eviedee // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Nothing like a giveaway to bring out the lurker-loos! ;) I would LUV to win this book, it sounds fantastic.

  • 181 Elise // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:18 am

    That book looks awesome. If I don’t win it I might just buy it anyway.

  • 182 Rachel // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:20 am

    I would love a copy! Thanks for the chance!

  • 183 Emma // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Hiya, I’m a lurker but this competition is an opportunity too good to miss! Loving the book’s stylish retro cover..

  • 184 planetjune // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Ooh, I would love a copy of this book! It sounds like it’s just what I need.

  • 185 Jen // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:22 am

    would love a copy!

  • 186 Becky // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I would love to try to win this book. With my baby due in 3 weeks I’ve been researching how to start my own business at home.

  • 187 Veronica // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:25 am

    This looks like a fantastic book. I’d love to win a copy!

  • 188 MC // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Yikes, look at all these responses! Sure, I’ll add my entry to the fray!

  • 189 rachel s. // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Oh “truly random number generator” pick me!!

  • 190 Karan // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:33 am

    pick me!pick me!pick me!pick me!
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  • 191 kelli // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Oh, I’d love to get a book. I dream of selling crafts.

  • 192 Hippittee // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Am I too late?

  • 193 Karan // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:34 am

    pick me!pick me!pick me!pick me!

  • 194 oregoncoastgirl // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Well, why not! Thanks Megan!

  • 195 Patti // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Oh, how fun, look at all the comments!
    I want one, it looks great!

  • 196 Ansley // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Nice. I will have to tell all my crafty friends.

  • 197 Juggling Frogs // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:40 am

    I’m glad you’re running this contest. I’d love a copy of “Craft, Inc.”

    Good luck to everyone!

  • 198 stephanie // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:40 am

    ooh…would love one!

  • 199 Kelly // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:43 am

    I’d love a copy of the book – great review!

  • 200 Dawn // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the review. I’ll have to check it out and see if my local library will order a copy. :)

  • 201 vee // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:45 am

    -fingers crossed!-

  • 202 Stacy // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Sounds like a fantastic book, please put me in the drawing!

  • 203 Patty // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Hooray! That’s an awesome book.

  • 204 ellen // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:47 am

    I’ll give it a shot! :)

  • 205 Summer // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:48 am

    I’d love a book. Thanks for the give-away!

  • 206 erin // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Enter me in to win! What an awesome book.

  • 207 Katie // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Look at all the people :)

  • 208 carrie // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I’d love to have this book, thanks for posting a giveaway!!

  • 209 Dena // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:53 am

    I am just quit my full time job and am now starting a business FULL Time. This would be a great read for me!

    Thanks!

  • 210 Mat // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:53 am

    *raises hand* :)

  • 211 Andrea Haw // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:55 am

    I currently work for the City of Los Angeles in the library, but have been putting a lot of thought into having something fun to do before and after I retire. I make jewelry and make candy, so I’d love to see how to take my “fun time” and turn it into something which would at least support itself as well as give me a little mad money.

  • 212 Kari // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:57 am

    oh geez… I never win anything, but I’d love a copy of this book! COunt me in!

  • 213 Patty // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    I’d love to win a copy

  • 214 Lynn // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    I’m hoping that today’s my lucky day because it’s my birthday. Getting ready to launch my crafty biz again, I’d love to win. Thanks!

  • 215 Jacquelyn // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, please!

  • 216 Kris // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    I’d LOVE a copy! :)

  • 217 Armida Blaha // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Well, if I don’t win the book I’ll probably buy it from Amazon. Love your site, btw!

  • 218 Courtney // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Ooh, pick me! pick me!

  • 219 Melissa // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Yay! If I don’t win I’m definitely going to pick this one up!

  • 220 katie // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    I Heart your blog!

  • 221 Lindsay // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Oh, pick me! I’m in the process of trying to set up my own “crafty” business…this would definitely help!

  • 222 Pieces // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Great review of the book. I’d love a copy!

  • 223 Paula // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    I would love to win a copy of that book!

  • 224 Vicky // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Woooah! I’d love to get one! I hope I win!

  • 225 Krista // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Wow- what an awesome book! I’ve searched and searched for a book like that. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 226 Colleen // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I’ll take a chance!

  • 227 Andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Great gift for my sissy!

  • 228 chronicler // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Pick me!!! I am trying to convert form corporate america to crafter/artisan and I have stumbled a lot. actually thinking of going back to be a drone.

  • 229 rachel // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    thanks for the great review… i would love to read Craft, Inc. xoxo

  • 230 susan // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I’d love one!

  • 231 JavaNut // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Love the site, love the name of the site & love the book contest… :D
    - Debra

  • 232 kathleen // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Oh, this is just perfect timing for me. Please pick me!

  • 233 Susan // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Looks great. I’d love a copy.

  • 234 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    That sounds like a really helpful book!

  • 235 shawnee // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    holy crow, look at all those entries! count me in, too, please and thank you.

  • 236 elizabeth // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    i would love a copy!

  • 237 Michelle // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Great book review! I keep tossing around the idea of starting a business, but wasn’t sure where to begin. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • 238 Karissa // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Pick me, pick me! :)

  • 239 grace // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    putting my name in the hat!

  • 240 Laura // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    I’d love a copy – throw my name in the pot! :)

  • 241 Tin-Tin // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Random shmandom. Pick me! Pick me! haha. jk :) but i wouldn’t mind if ya did!

  • 242 Diana // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Looks like a great book. I’d love to have it.

  • 243 issa // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    oooh pick me!! pleeeeaaseee :)

  • 244 mb // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    How generous of you to share!

  • 245 Sara // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I’d love to win one for my good friend who is starting a handmade invitations business!

  • 246 Codachroma // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    What are the odds…apparently good enough to delurk for!

  • 247 Textrix // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Wow! That looks like a fantastic book!
    I’d love to win one!
    Jen
    aka textrix

  • 248 Jamie // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    just what i’ve been looking for!

  • 249 Shannon // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    i want one!

  • 250 Susan // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Saturday is my birthday — what an awesome gift this would make!

  • 251 Kristin // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    im in the “training” mode of starting my own business so this book would be perfect to keep me motivated. thanks for mentioning it!

  • 252 Wrench // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Hmmm, gotta love all the people who entered without an e-mail address ;)

    Anyway, consider this my entry. ‘Cause who doesn’t love free stuff.
    My e-mail: Aeolfwyne@hotmail.com

  • 253 paperdoll // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    JUST what I need for my rugmaking!

    Way to bring out the lurkers!

    Thanks very much for all the pleasure your site brings me.

  • 254 Kei // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one! Good luck everyone! Cheers, K

  • 255 Maria // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    I would like a copy of this book! I love your website!

  • 256 mel // Aug 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this. I love free stuff–esp. free stuff I can use!

  • 257 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Megan, I love your site! I live in Seattle, so I’m always paying attention when you recommend local businesses and restaurants.

  • 258 Vanessa // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    ahhhh – I covet this book!

  • 259 Julie // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    I would love to win a book!

    Cross my fingers…. thx

  • 260 andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    i really need this book ! God help me

  • 261 tammy b // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    count me in!

  • 262 Kim // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Please include me in the draw. Thanks!

  • 263 anne // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    I think I ordered this one for my library (I’m a librarian) but wished I was ordering it for myself! :)

  • 264 KC // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Could you please add me to the contest? I have the idea, but not the know how. :D

    Thanks!

  • 265 Cindi // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    This contest is such a nice idea. This book sounds really inspiring.

  • 266 Mairi // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Ooo–I would LOVE to be randomly chosen!

  • 267 Cindy // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Oooh, I’d like to be in the drawing too!

    If I’m not lucky, I’m definitely going to have to pick up a copy from Amazon.

  • 268 courtney // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Oh cool. This is just what I need. My husband and I keep talking about what crafty things I do that I can turn into a business.

    Courtney.metz@lavafrog.net

  • 269 courtney // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Oh cool. This is just what I need. My husband and I keep talking about what crafty things I do that I can turn into a business.

  • 270 Lisa // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    What the heck, I’ll throw my name in the pool too..

  • 271 Emily // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Yay! Just what I was looking for! I’ll buy even if I don’t win!

  • 272 Ewa S // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    This is just what I need. Kafferepet is now the 60th most popular blog in sweden and I am now making a english-speaking version! I am crafting my way to the stars…

  • 273 Andrea Wilson // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Would love a copy of the book!

  • 274 Jill // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Long time lurker – love your site! I had already put this book on my list, so winning it would be fantastic!!

  • 275 Star // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Free? Yes, please. Thank you :)

  • 276 Gwen // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Count me in!!! I want to win!!!

  • 277 Lizzy // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks NotMartha!

  • 278 Megan // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I’d love a chance to win a book! This sounds like just what I need.

  • 279 Carrie // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Yup, count me in on winning a copy of that fine book.
    Thanks

  • 280 Bryan // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Pleaseohpleaseohplease, pick me!! Thanks-love the site, btw.

  • 281 Sara // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Put me down for a chance to win!!

  • 282 Allison Bloom // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    I’d like a copy!!

  • 283 Chara Michele // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy:)

  • 284 Sue // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Me too please :)This book sounds like just the thing.
    By the way, I have enjoyed your blog ever since coming across your red pot article (the elusive chefmate dutch oven from Target)

  • 285 megan // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Wrench (#252) – Even if you cannot see the email addresses I can, they show up in the logs when you leave a comment. In the case somebody is picked who does not leave a valid email address, I’ll simply pick a different random number.

  • 286 Kelli Hug // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    I would love to win the book!!

  • 287 Danielle Caplain // Aug 20, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    I would love a copy. Here is to hoping!!!!!

  • 288 Mark Larson // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Oh, that looks cool. Nothing like Free to bring people out of the webwork.

  • 289 Beth // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    This sounds like just what I need, and if I don’t win a copy I guess I’ll have to buy my own!

  • 290 Ann // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Add me to the list, please!

  • 291 meg // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    delurking in hopes of winning one of the books. wonderful site. i always enjoy my time spent here.

  • 292 sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    oooo, pick me! I’ve never commented but I’ve linked to and drooled over your site many times. Thanks!

  • 293 Caroline // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Wow how awesome is that. This book seems totally rocking & would be a great help.

  • 294 Charity // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    sign me up as someone who’d like the chance to win. Sounds like a very interesting book that’s right along the path of my daydreaming lately… owning my own creative business. swoon… maybe someday!

  • 295 Faith // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    me too, me too!

    Thanks!

  • 296 Cyndi Tatum // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Its a sign! I was thinking about doing this.

  • 297 Juligie // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    thanks for the great book review — so thorough! i’m hooked and would love a copy! =)

  • 298 JL // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Me, me, pick me, please!

  • 299 Elizabeth // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Mom’s birthday is coming next week! This would be perfect!

  • 300 Kelly // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Good greif! 297 comments. I’ll just buy one. Thanks!

  • 301 Jess // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Hey, I’ll throw my hat in the ring! cool.

  • 302 Jenn // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Would love to win that book!

  • 303 Beth // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Looks like a great resource – would love a copy.

  • 304 :D // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    This sounds like a great read!

  • 305 carol // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    wow, hundreds of comments! eeks. sounds like a great book though!

  • 306 Anne-Marie // Aug 20, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Even if I don’t win, I’m totally going out to buy my own copy. That seems like a great book!

  • 307 Erin // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Oh! Yes, please!! That way I won’t have to buy one!!

  • 308 korie // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! I feel like I am back in grade school & I have THE BEST answer! Love it!

  • 309 lia // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    add me to the long list of people who want it, s’il vous plait!

  • 310 Andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Delurking to add my comment to the hat–what a detailed and thorough review!

  • 311 Donna // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Wow, chances look slim, but I can’t help but try…

  • 312 rose // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    i’d love to win a copy. thanks!

  • 313 allison // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    If you have one for me great – if not I’ll go buy it this weekend – looks great!

  • 314 susanne // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    sounds like this is totally what i need. thanks for the review!

  • 315 dabni // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book!

  • 316 Janine // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, I DO believe I can win, I do, I do!

    Love your site – thanks for all the great info and inspiration.

  • 317 Carrie // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I’d like to be entered to win! Thanks!

  • 318 Christopher // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    I always think of making and selling my ideas, but I quickly get tired of making multiple copies of the same thing.

  • 319 Lindsay // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    I’d love to win this great book!

  • 320 Beth // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    I would love a copy!

  • 321 Michelle // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Uh, wow, that’s a lotta comments! Sounds like a great book, thanks for passing some of them on.

  • 322 Aimes // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Ooh, Pick me!! That book looks great!

  • 323 dani // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    how cool to throw a contest like this. I have been a lurking reader for a few years and am rather crafty. your vegan fox [pst was one of the 1st things that drew me in. Best wishes, dani

  • 324 Abnormally Normal // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    You must have been reading my mind! I have been looking for a book like this! Thanks!

  • 325 Tina // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the holding this contest, Megan, from a longtime reader. And fan.

  • 326 Callie // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much for posting about this! It really is hard to find information on starting an internet based business, at least, it has been for me here in MS. I walked into the small business development center and asked them about it and they laughed (seriously).

  • 327 girlrobot // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    hope I win!

  • 328 Grace // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    yay book

  • 329 Leslie // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic book. Would love one!

  • 330 Abbey // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    over 300 comments. WOW
    this book must be great :)
    shame it cant design my website for me, lol.
    Im sure there are plenty of other things it can help me with though. Sign me up for the contest ;)

  • 331 Ann // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Looks like a great book–I, too, read all the others out there (and more, I started looking aloooong time ago)–

  • 332 Jen da Purse Ho // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    i would love a copy of this book. please pick me. :)

  • 333 meg // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    Ooh – sounds intriguing! Might as well toss my hat in the enormous ring….

  • 334 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book!

  • 335 Kate // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    I’m in! I’d love one! Wish me luck!

  • 336 CC // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Wow- sounds good- I’m printing your review out to help nudge the powers that be in my library over the edge so they buy it-

  • 337 Andree // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hey, let’s pretend there’s a chance I’m this lucky, right?

  • 338 hillary // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I’d love to read this book. I am starting a new biz in 2008- Wai Baby- and I am looking for all the help I can get.

  • 339 Patience // Aug 20, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Wow, your story of reading all the books out there and not really finding the answers to the questions burning in your head rang sooo true! I began my craft business nearly a year ago, and still am looking for answers. I would love to win a copy of Craft Inc, and gain some of the clarity that you expressed feeling! Thanks for this chance. :)

  • 340 Jill // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Great contest!

  • 341 Susan Gibbs // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    I too would like to be entered.
    Thanks!

  • 342 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Ummm…yeah. Free book on crafty things? Count me in!

  • 343 Becky // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I’d love a copy of that book!

  • 344 Allison // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    I’m excited!

  • 345 terry // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    oohooh pick me pick me! i have all those other books and so far, no business. too overwhelming and confusing. but if i win this book, maybe this will be the kick i need. thanks!

  • 346 Kristin // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    What is random, anyway? Worth a chance!

  • 347 lacey // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    i would looooove to win this

  • 348 Amy // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Oh please count me in. I am stumbling with this right now and what a help this would be!!!

  • 349 Courtney // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    One of my best friends is the perfect person for this book. I’d love to win this for her. Thanks for the chance!
    Cheers:)

  • 350 marie // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    me please

  • 351 michelle n // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    my intention is to win this book!!!!! :O)

  • 352 cupcaketastic // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Reading this book might just give me the jumpstart to kick my hobbie into the business realm.

  • 353 Nicole // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to win a book!

  • 354 LetterB // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Okay, I’m in. Come on 351!

  • 355 Joyful Abode // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers. That book sounds awesome!

  • 356 Kelly // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Wow, this is just the book I’ve been looking for! Was downtrodden to see my library didn’t have it – but thank you so much for the opportunity! (Starts scrimping pennies in any case.)

  • 357 Dao // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    AH!! Please put me on the list! Crossing my figures ^_^!!!!

  • 358 Cindy // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Maaaan…..I checked you this morning and read your “all ready all gone” post and now it is 7:10 pm at my house and you are giving away this book!! I almost missed it!! I want it:) I have had two other mildly successful businesses and I am GREAT at the creative stuff, but the business savy is where I suck. I am looking toward etsy and selling what I love, but slowly! Bottom line is I hope I have the lucky number:~} Thank you for the chance!!

  • 359 Katherine // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I just read about this book yesterday at the Make It blog! At any rate, I would love to get a copy of it.

  • 360 caroline // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Pleeeeease!

  • 361 Tiki // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    This looks like just the book I’m looking for–thanks for posting about it!

  • 362 Romy // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Nolo is wonderful, but I didn’t find the small business books useful for starting up a craft business either. I’d love to win a copy of Craft Inc. Please put me in for the book draw. Thanks!

  • 363 Lacy // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    I’m having my third baby by c-section on Sunday! Pick me!

  • 364 Emory // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I’ve never won anything, but i’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  • 365 domestic girl // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Pick me, pick me… Oh, pretty please!! :)

  • 366 Kim // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Love your site…wish I was as cool as you are! :) I would love a book! Thanks.

  • 367 Quinn // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Now this is the book I’ve been looking for…

  • 368 Fiona // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you for chance to be a winner!

  • 369 Kris Mo // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve been supporting my hobby for several years, and would love to take it to the next step!

  • 370 Jen // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Oh, I’d love to win one too!

  • 371 Wendy // Aug 20, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    jeez…number 358.

  • 372 Debbie // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Looks like a very interesting book. I love your site and frequently buy items that you mention. My favorite still is the Envirosax grocery bags. And I hope to win a book! Thank you.

  • 373 Meghan // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve been waffling about jumping out of the corporate world and into my own business for awhile. This could just be the thing to push me over the edge. Sounds like a fabulous book! Count me in.

  • 374 Alexis // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    pick me! pick me!

  • 375 Enyasi // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Love your blog… Thanks for running this drawing.

  • 376 Lisa // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    i would love a copy of the book!

  • 377 Karen // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    thanks for the good reading.

  • 378 Kayt // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I’d love a copy! Just today my husband and I were discussing our future dream company.

  • 379 V // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I’d like to win that book, it looks really informative. Thanks for the review!

  • 380 Audible // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    ooh! ooh! me too!

  • 381 Dr. B. // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Daily reader. Almost-always lurker. Two-time (or so) commenter.

    Also, person who would like book.

  • 382 chantel // Aug 20, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    I’d love to win a copy!

  • 383 janet // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    great review! {throwing my hat in the ring}

  • 384 Annika // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Ooh, me please!

  • 385 diane // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    pick me , pick me
    please

  • 386 samin // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    i’d love one!

  • 387 karijo // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    sounds brilliant.
    cheers,
    kjc

  • 388 erica // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    sounds super — fingers are crossed!

  • 389 Judy Grubbs // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    I would love to win one of the books!

  • 390 Sara // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Yes please!

  • 391 chilihead // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Wow! What a great give away!

  • 392 Amanda // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Sounds like an awesome book! Sign me up!

  • 393 Letty // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    {{{you will pick me, you will pick me}}}

  • 394 Kathryn S // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I would love a copy. It looks so cool. I love the cover!

  • 395 Regina // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    holy cow!! What are the chances with almost 400!! Sounds like an wonderfully informative book. Add my name to the bowl please. THanks!

  • 396 Lourdes // Aug 20, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Please random number generator pick me!

  • 397 Sarah // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful book. Pick me! Pick me! haha

  • 398 Cynthia // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Me, me, me, me!!!

  • 399 purplehairgirl // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    ooo, sounds like something i could really use!

  • 400 dira // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    would love to grab one!

  • 401 Anna // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Ooo Yay! I’d love a copy. Thanks for the great review!

  • 402 Jen // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    sign me up!

  • 403 Jaimi // Aug 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    thanks for giving away your copies : )
    please count me in!

  • 404 Kathi // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Pick me…please!

  • 405 April // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    This sounds great! Count me in the drawing!

  • 406 nichole anne // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    i left a comment on livejournal, and here now too!

  • 407 nadia // Aug 20, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Great blog, congratulations!
    and by the way I’m also dreaming of a little shop…how strange, isn’t it? :)

  • 408 Andrea // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    thank you for the chance to win this–it sounds like a truly helpful resource!! even if i don’t win, i appreciate your thoughtful review of it!

  • 409 jazibe // Aug 20, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    I would love to win a book for my sister, she’s always saing how she wants to start a crafty businesses. thanks, love your blog!

  • 410 Vic // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:04 am

    oooh! new sideline in crafting – would be nice! x

  • 411 keli // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:19 am

    wow, i would love that!

  • 412 Mila // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:22 am

    count me in, pretty please! :)

  • 413 Lisa // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:59 am

    long time reader.. 1st time commenter.. id love a copy.

    psst.. keep up the good work!

  • 414 Kim // Aug 21, 2007 at 1:01 am

    This book looks awesome, I’m in for the drawing =)

  • 415 Red Zinnia // Aug 21, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Please enter me. If I don’t win I’ll definitely be buying. Thanks for the review!

    ~ Lisa

  • 416 Casey // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:16 am

    I’d love to be entered, please! :)

  • 417 MzTallulah // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:31 am

    The book sounds really interesting. Yes, please, and thankyou.

  • 418 maro // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:49 am

    Wow! I’d love to have a copy.

  • 419 Stephanie // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Oh yeah! Throw me in the crafty pile of memes! :)

  • 420 drcarrie // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:02 am

    Sounds like a great read!!

  • 421 Arwen // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:13 am

    Wow, great interest in this book! :)

  • 422 Jenni // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Hooray! I’d love to have a copy!!

  • 423 Susie // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:34 am

    I’d love to get this book!

  • 424 Lakesideknitter // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:45 am

    I was just about to add this to my favorite’s list on Amazon when I saw the contest. Fantastic! I’ll cross my fingers.

  • 425 supa // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:57 am

    This was a really great review. I’d like to see what you think of some other new craft books, too.

    Contest: Count me in.

  • 426 Kat // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:01 am

    hopefully me! me!

  • 427 The Queen // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Looks like I “might” be a little late. he he he Well, if the book contest is based on how much I will love the book and give it a good home (1. ask my brother how much I love books and 2.I just opened an Entsy store but don’t have the first idea on what I should be doing, hence the lack of items in the store right now) I am the perfect winner!!
    p.s-it’s funny you are giving some copies away because when I read this post the other day I went directly to amazon.com and thought about buying a copy but then realized that I should spend my money on school books. he he he Totally ironic.

  • 428 Jessica // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:06 am

    ooh…i’d love one!

  • 429 kiwi // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:10 am

    pick me. pick me. i’m ever so good.

  • 430 Sacha Brady // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:15 am

    Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!

    I added this to my Amazon Wish List before I even got to the part about the contest! :-)

  • 431 chez shoes // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Ooh, me me me!

  • 432 Jen // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Terrifc resource, thansk for the info and chance to win one!

  • 433 Anita // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:45 am

    Sounds like a wonderful resource. I’d love to give it a look.

  • 434 Linh // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:48 am

    I’m also usually just a lurker but I’d love to have this book too!

  • 435 Paula // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:54 am

    WOW! With so many entries, I will still put mine in! I would love a copy of the book. I guess this at least has better odds than winning the lottery! :)

  • 436 laura // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:01 am

    I hope that the random number generator likes me! I have a very talented sister who’d really benefit from this book!

  • 437 Cindy // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:02 am

    Sounds great and just what my fiance is encouraging me to do!

  • 438 Kiwi // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:16 am

    I’d love to win one of these!

  • 439 Tuesday // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:18 am

    oh me me me me me….I want to winnnnnnn ;) lololol

    (No, I Have no shame ;) LOL)

  • 440 becky // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:20 am

    very cool!

  • 441 jessica // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:26 am

    What a beautiful book! Sounds REALLY good too!

  • 442 wendy // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:33 am

    This book sounds great. Thanks for offering to do the give away contest.

  • 443 Erica // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

  • 444 m�riah // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Enter me, pretty please!!!

  • 445 Joy // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Love your blog. Please random number generator pick me!. lol.

  • 446 sue // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:53 am

    fingers crossed!
    -sue

    p.s. i just moved into a new house and your blog keeps giving me lots of ideas and motivation! thanks for it all.

  • 447 becky // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:56 am

    golly wow. this is way better than the last raffle i entered.

  • 448 Okwes // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Awesome looking book! Please count me in!

  • 449 mar // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:05 am

    Oh, oh – pick me! My girlfriend and I are in the midst of deciding if this is something we could do – that would be a great help!

  • 450 Steph // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Your site is super-inspiring — I love it!
    Here’s hoping I’m a lucky random number…

  • 451 paula // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:10 am

    Er, why not?

  • 452 AJ // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:19 am

    I hope this is a lucky number!

  • 453 cat // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:21 am

    brilliant!!!sign me up:)

  • 454 Kelly Coursey // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:35 am

    Did you know you had so many readers!!?? Love the site… and would love to enter!

  • 455 Elizabeth // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Come on random number generator! Me, me, me!

  • 456 Eden // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:41 am

    As Donkey says, “Pick me! Ooh! Pick me!”

  • 457 maryse // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:43 am

    i’d like to throw my hat into the ring. thanks!

  • 458 Wendy // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:50 am

    Pick Me! Pick Me! BTW I love your blog, very informative.

  • 459 karma // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:59 am

    I’d love to have my name added to the fishbowl!

  • 460 Heidi // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Hello! I would love to have my name added to the contest, please :) I’ve been looking for a book like that for a while – it’s good to know that there’s one out there now!

  • 461 Laura // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:10 am

    There’s a lot of competition, but I might as well try!

  • 462 Alyson // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:15 am

    Can I please win a book? Can I! Can I pleeeeze?

  • 463 Marlene // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:38 am

    That book sounds great. I’d love to win one. Pick me!

  • 464 Madam // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I would LOVE to win a book :) Thank you!

  • 465 Betsy R // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I’d love to have a copy, if only because it is so pretty.

  • 466 Betsy // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:39 am

    I’d love to win, it’s a pretty book with many great ideas inside, I’m sure.

  • 467 samantha // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:41 am

    I’ve been thinking about starting something. This would be great!!

  • 468 Deborah Moebes // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:41 am

    So, eight months since I started my spare-room business, and I still have the vague, nagging sense that I’m Doing It Wrong. I have every certainty that THIS is the book I need to Do It Right, and hope that the random generator will randomly generate me into breath-taking success, or at least a land of business where I feel less confused…

  • 469 Amanda // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:43 am

    count me in!!

  • 470 rebecca // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:46 am

    i reviewed this book on my blog in july. being under the radar is kind of nice.

  • 471 Lindsay // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Great contest! I could seriously benefit from this book. Thanks~

  • 472 Jennifer // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Love your blog! Would love this book, too!

  • 473 Jill // Aug 21, 2007 at 8:58 am

    I’m so not lucky – but what the heck!

  • 474 Nicole // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:07 am

    ooh ooh! pick me! pick me!

  • 475 sarah // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:10 am

    i’ve been thinking about how to start something for a while. thank you!

  • 476 Coleen // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I wanna be picked! I hate my job!

  • 477 jen // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:20 am

    i need a nudge in the right direction … hope I win!!

  • 478 sara klavan // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:22 am

    I am 5.5 months pregnant and desperately trying to figure out how to stay home and raise my children, please pick me.

  • 479 Kristel // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Like most of the near 500 other people who have commented, I dream of starting my own business–selling my crafty little things that I make in my spare time.

    I think the market would be pretty dang cool if we all were doing it. :-)

  • 480 paula // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:41 am

    sounds like a neat book! Off to add to my wish list! :)

  • 481 Gaia // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I do alot of sewing, this book looks FANTASTIC!

  • 482 kay // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:04 am

    keeping my fingers crossed.

  • 483 MOnique // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Yikes! Almost 5oo (well maybe the last will be the first , eh)

    Wish me luck! (and I wish it to the other 481 commenters as well!!!)
    M

  • 484 Elizabeth // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:24 am

    OOoh, I need that book!

  • 485 Erin // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:24 am

    This book sounds awesome

  • 486 Kim // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Wow. 484 comments and counting. Glad to see other folks love not martha as much as I do. Keep up the good work, and yes, I’d love a copy too!

  • 487 Sandra // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:41 am

    oooh, me want now!

  • 488 k a t // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Lucky number #486!

    I do want this book but I also want to say thanks for moving to Seattle. I love that I read your blog before you moved here and now it’s even better reading for me! Plus once in a great while I try to chime in with local tips.

    Keep it up!

  • 489 hippydippy // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:51 am

    i was linked to your review because i am starting up a new biz! this book would be awesome! i want to do this right!

  • 490 Miriam // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:56 am

    ok…here we go…

    pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me! pick me!

    thanks :)

  • 491 Misty // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Pick me random number generator! Pick me!

  • 492 Carm // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:57 am

    489 comments prior to me… wow. Offer something free and we show up in droves. I love your website! Thanks for that!

  • 493 Duyen // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I like free books.

  • 494 cpr // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Hello, I’d like to win a book like that. :) Thanks.

  • 495 loriposte // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:16 am

    At this point, it’s either this or the lottery. :)

  • 496 Julia // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:24 am

    This book is exactly what I need. Please pick me to win one!

    Thanks!

  • 497 Michelle // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I love your site and would love to win one of these books! Thanks for the chance!

  • 498 shab // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Your the best!
    I’d love one of those books.

  • 499 Lib // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Please put me in the drawing!!!

  • 500 LaTasha // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Please add my name to the p o t! Gracias senora!

  • 501 Susie // Aug 21, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Not a new reader, but I’ve only commented a few times. (I think the last time was about Orcas Island — I looked all over for you, but alas, I never saw you there…)

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  • 502 kate // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    this is a nice way for me to de-lurk! please enter me in the draw, this book would be perfect since i am just starting my own crafty business. thanks!

  • 503 LimonVerde // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    I would be happy too, if i could have it ;)

  • 504 Amanda // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I am a serious lurker who’s been reading your blog for almost 2 years now. This book is just what i need! I need to ramp up my efforts to make some money and not just ‘make stuff to give away’.

  • 505 Amanda // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    I love notmartha! And I could really use that book!

  • 506 Ally // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    I would love a book! Thanks!

  • 507 teraspawn // Aug 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    :) Love your site

  • 508 Anna // Aug 21, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Awesome! I’d love a copy.

  • 509 Michelle Palazzolo // Aug 21, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I’m so in & I feel lucky!

  • 510 Haley // Aug 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Love your site – long time lurker. :) The book sounds awesome!

  • 511 Gina // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Okay… Here goes!

  • 512 Katie // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    would love to win a copy!

  • 513 Tyesha // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    how fun.

  • 514 Tracey CK // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Please throw me into the mix – thanks!

  • 515 Aurelia // Aug 21, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Wow, looks like there’s a lot of us who want to win.

  • 516 Robin // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Woohoo! I’m in!

  • 517 Jackie D. // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    That book looks awesome! Pick me or I shall perish!!!

  • 518 Dzesika // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Ooh! Please pick me, that sounds delicious!

  • 519 stephanie // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    OH HAI! I CAN HAS KRAFT BUK? K THX.

  • 520 Elaine // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Yes, I too would like to enter the drawing. (Mmmm, random numbers….)

  • 521 justJENN // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Sounds great!

  • 522 Jessica Mae // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    yes please! (crossing my fingers) I hope I get lucky!

  • 523 Marianne // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Long time listener, first time caller :-) Looks like a superb book. Thanks for the review!

  • 524 Jennifer // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I’m looking for a career change. This book might push me in the right direction. Thanks for sharing.

  • 525 Leah // Aug 21, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    sounds like a fantastic book!

  • 526 melanie watts // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Sounds like the book I need to read.

  • 527 Sarah // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Count me in, pretty please!

  • 528 Molly // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    This book could change my life!!!! Count me in too!

  • 529 Barbara // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Please include me in your draw. That looks like an interesting book.

  • 530 Elizabeth // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the info. Look forward to adding this book to my ‘To read’ file for fall.

  • 531 AH // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Looking for inspiration :)

  • 532 Haven // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Megan, I’d love one but I live in New Zealand… is this okay?

  • 533 colleen // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Count me in, please!

  • 534 plainjane // Aug 21, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    May as well try for a free book. You never win if you don’t try!! Thanks…

  • 535 Karin // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve actually been looking for a book like this for quite sometime– I’m considering trying to sell earrings and iPod cases and the like on the side, poor college student style. Thanks for the generosity!

  • 536 Katie // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    Very exciting!

  • 537 emily // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    fingers crossed! i would love a copy.

  • 538 Lisa // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    Pick me!! Pick me!! I knit and read!!

  • 539 Lillian // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book but, honestly, what I’d really like to get is a piece of the brownie in the previous post. Yum!

  • 540 Maria H // Aug 21, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    I would love to have that book!!!

  • 541 Sara // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Me too!

  • 542 Jessica // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    fingers crossed!

  • 543 Sofia // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    The book sounds to good to be true. I am about to start up a business and I have so many questions and the book seems to have all the answers. =)

  • 544 Aloe // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Oh! Sounds really neat–

  • 545 jenna // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    I need this book.

  • 546 Kris // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    ooh what an excellent book! Sign me up its just what i need. Thank you for showing it so i know what to go out and get – if i dont win it :D

  • 547 Yawen // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    I like to read.

  • 548 Aline // Aug 21, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    I just read about this book on another blog and was just thinking about buying it….but it would be nice to just win it too :)

  • 549 Beatriz // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    well, here’s hoping!

    I want to thank you for all the great tips. since I’ve learned about your blog (only a few days ago), I’ve added a lot of books to my wish list… this one included. I’ve just started sewing lessons and I’m currently working on my own cutting table! thanks for doing such an inspirational blog!

  • 550 Jesika // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    I totally want this book. Oh, yeah. Pretty please? ;)

  • 551 Jessica // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    yay free books!

  • 552 Kongelbak // Aug 21, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    There certainly are a lot of us. Too bad they didn’t give you 300.

  • 553 Hope K // Aug 21, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for spreading the love!

  • 554 Lillie // Aug 21, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    have loved your blog for a long while,
    and now i love the looks of this book!

  • 555 ruthie // Aug 22, 2007 at 12:15 am

    You’d love to win a copy yay!!!

  • 556 eclecticaesthetics // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:23 am

    Exactly what I’ve been looking for too. Thank you!

  • 557 Caren // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for the drawing! Cool book!
    \(*^.^*)/

  • 558 Kristina // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:38 am

    Thanks!

  • 559 Katherine // Aug 22, 2007 at 4:06 am

    I’d love to have this book – everyone’s reviews lately have been so great!

  • 560 Jessie // Aug 22, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Thanks for the recommendation about this book, I am currently looking to buy a yarn store and it sounds like this book might help me figure it all out.

  • 561 Debra // Aug 22, 2007 at 4:55 am

    Would posting a comment as the 555th person bring any luck?
    Thank you for sharing the book with others!

  • 562 erika // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Wow! So many people want the book! Please add my name to the drawing. *fingers crossed*

  • 563 Barbara // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:41 am

    Would love a chance to win!

  • 564 Danielle // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:53 am

    Oooh I would love a book! Thanks in advance for randomly picking me ;) Hehe!

  • 565 Allison // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:59 am

    I’d love to win this book … I’ll just have to hope that the random number gods favour me. :)

  • 566 Paule Anne // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:02 am

    I’ve been building up courage to start up an Etsy shop, and this book seems like it would be an extension of that. Yay hooray!

  • 567 paula // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:04 am

    count me in too – thanks for your generosity! :-)

  • 568 Kuri // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Well, yes, I’d love to be counted.

  • 569 leandra // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:24 am

    me me me! count me in! :)

  • 570 claudine // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:29 am

    The book sounds great, thanks for the review! I would so love a copy.

  • 571 catherine // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:37 am

    fingers crossed.

  • 572 laura // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:41 am

    count me in too…looks like a great book!
    :)

  • 573 tonilou // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:44 am

    me too, please. thank you! :)

  • 574 Kory // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:44 am

    I’d love to win!

  • 575 Deryn // Aug 22, 2007 at 6:50 am

    This book sounds wonderful and just the guide I need right now! If I don’t win it, I will purchase it, but, of course, I would love the chance to win. Oh, and thanks for your wonderful blog – I check it all the time. Keep up the good work!

  • 576 Sarah Dennis // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:47 am

    I would love to win this book.

  • 577 STACY // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:48 am

    I want to win the book -
    I did get two great ideas from this web-site & will pass the site to friends!

  • 578 e // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:59 am

    Winning this book will fit in well with my plan to become a crafty housewife.

  • 579 AngelaM // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:26 am

    CRAFT + BOOK = ME

  • 580 Sandy // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Love your site! Would love to be randomly selected to win the new craft book. Thanks!

  • 581 crystal // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:35 am

    count me in too!

  • 582 Michelle // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:40 am

    I would love to win a book!

  • 583 Liza // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Pick me (randomly, of course!)!

  • 584 Alison // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Hey, I’d love to be in the drawing :)

    I’ve commented here before, I used to be alison@nosila.org. But I shut that down (had it for 5 years, switching things around, etc), so now you have my actual, real life email address, haha.

  • 585 Meredith // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:49 am

    I am all about randomness.
    Thanks also for the continuing Seattle coverage.

  • 586 Haley // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:57 am

    I would be truly interested in a copy of that book.

  • 587 janet // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I love your site, by the way~ :)

  • 588 emily alison // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:02 am

    pick me! pick me!

  • 589 Sabrina // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Love your site! And I would love the book too. :)

  • 590 Nicole // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:11 am

    This IS the book I’ve been searching for! Thank you!
    *fingers crossed*

  • 591 Sharon // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I’d love to win the book!

    Your site is great.

  • 592 Andrea Trowbridge // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I have just started my own business and would LOVE this book. It sounds PERFECT for what I am doing! Thanks!

  • 593 Betsy // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for the great review!

  • 594 Susie // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Count me in!

  • 595 SpaceCase // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I hope I’m not too late! Thanks!

  • 596 Future Mrs. Darcy // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Pretty please with a cherry on top :)

    [mmm sundae... drool]

  • 597 Heather in MTL // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Why not toss my name in just for fun? Then I can justify my studio in the basement…

  • 598 rachel // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Woah! SO many people, I hope this doesn’t make much more work that you anticipated! Thanks so much for doing this!

  • 599 ampersandebeth // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:47 am

    i love reading your blog — i’d also love to win a copy ;) hope my number gets randomly picked…!

  • 600 Pamela // Aug 22, 2007 at 11:58 am

    I would love that book!

  • 601 Juliette Rautenberg // Aug 22, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    would be perfect right about now!

  • 602 Susie // Aug 22, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to toss my hat in the ring!

  • 603 Genevieve // Aug 22, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Me me meee! :)
    I knew I should have started commenting earlier ;)

  • 604 Allison K. // Aug 22, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    I love your blog and would love a book!

  • 605 layla // Aug 22, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    I think I need this book!

  • 606 Rachelface! // Aug 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    I want a copy!!! Jeez it would be perfect timing too, I open my store in October and I am so unprepared! lol

  • 607 lindsay // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    ooooh! i’d love to read this one!

  • 608 Jessica // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    yep, enter me #607

  • 609 Gina // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Yes please! Love your blog and would love a chance to get the book.

  • 610 Valerie // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    for the past year i’ve been dreaming of starting a business of my craft items! i had no idea where to start. this book sounds awesome!!

  • 611 Krysten // Aug 22, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    If only this book were truly my alternative to grad school…

  • 612 Erin // Aug 22, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    I have been coveting this book!! Please, for the love of all that is good and bacon-y, let me win this. :)

  • 613 FAIRFAX // Aug 22, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Meeeee! 6-12 like the old bugspray!

  • 614 Shan Nevils // Aug 22, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I’d love a book!

  • 615 Jennifer // Aug 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    please sign me up!

  • 616 Pam // Aug 22, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    I was just sharing the amazon link you had the other day on my Etsy Street Team workshop. It looks like an interesting and up-to-date book. My other books like this are out-of-date now. :(

  • 617 Laura // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    This book looks like an inspiration. Would love to win.

  • 618 Jan // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous book; certainly a lot better than the ones I have already.

  • 619 Joanne // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    me too, please!!

  • 620 Jean // Aug 22, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    thanks for the review – and the random number generator! I want in. :)

  • 621 Kate // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes!

  • 622 Natasha // Aug 22, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Love your site and would be thrilled to receive the book! Your links are prize enough but why not throw my hat in the ring?

  • 623 Carmen // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    love reading your links every day.

  • 624 JoAnn K. Haw // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Well, we have an Etsy shop (http://eastofkauaicrafts.etsy.com/) and have made a few sales. We’d love to get this book in order to get some advice on increasing our sales.

    By the way, if anyone would like to take a peek, come on by to http://eastofkauaicrafts.etsy.com/.

  • 625 Julie // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Yes please! I am desperate for organization and purpose to my crafty madness!

  • 626 Jeanne J // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Yowza! This is exactly what I need…… pick me ! pick me!! pick me!!!

    Jeanne

  • 627 Val Ann C // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing!

  • 628 Val Ann C // Aug 22, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing.

  • 629 Sherri // Aug 22, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, I’m late to the party! Please enter me in the drawing–if I win and I read the book, perhaps I can give up worrying about commas and em-dashes, hallelujah! (thank you!)

  • 630 m-p-g // Aug 22, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Cheers to all the cool stuff you’ve done & for sharing the knowledge with others!

  • 631 laura tm // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for such a great resource Meg Mateo Ilasco and thanks to you Megan for a chance @ winning one of these! Good luck everyone!

  • 632 Julie // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:23 am

    This is a great way to see how many lurkers you have! &hearts

  • 633 beautifulthings // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Books are my treasures – craft related books especially.

    Photos in this blog are incderibly inspirating ! One of my faveourite blogs to visit & enjoy.

    (now there – let’s wish for the book)

  • 634 Elise // Aug 23, 2007 at 4:33 am

    Would love to turn what I do in my spare time into full time! This book would be so helpful. Thanks!

  • 635 erin // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:05 am

    love the book! love the site!

  • 636 Allisonv // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:11 am

    I’m trying to open a craft supply store, I hope this book will help with that, too!

  • 637 jen // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:54 am

    I would love the book…hoping it will get me more motivated. :)

  • 638 picabeth // Aug 23, 2007 at 6:38 am

    No whammies…

  • 639 jessica // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:23 am

    looks fantastic- i would love a copy!

  • 640 samae // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:29 am

    I would love this book. I was about to order it but then saw your lovely contest! My fingers are crossed. :)

  • 641 kate // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:35 am

    DUDE this book looks like it rocks. If I don’t win it, I am certainly going to purchase it!

  • 642 Kyle Lynn // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I would so love to craft at home as my job! Pug and I could spend our whole day creating lovely little things!

  • 643 Cassie // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Well being able to turn my hobby into a business would help me come up with the cash to remodel my (in much need) ‘lil shack… This book would be great help…

  • 644 patricia // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Pick me!

  • 645 Kim // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:41 am

    ohhhh! sounds like an awesome read!!

  • 646 lindsey // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:45 am

    moi, por favor?

  • 647 Jennifer // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:46 am

    oooooh! i can’t wait to read it!

  • 648 mary // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for the fantastic review. I would love a copy!

  • 649 Heather // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:52 am

    What the hay, got to play to win…

  • 650 Stephanie // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:52 am

    This is precisely the kind of book I need! I have all kinds of projects and ideas (and finished product) and no idea where to go from here. **fingers crossed**

  • 651 AMenon // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:52 am

    The book brilliant! Here’s wishing for a complimentary copy!!!

  • 652 Holly Funk // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:52 am

    Yippee! Come on Random Generator Gods – work your magic ; )

    Thank you Not Martha!

  • 653 Laura // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Can I please have my own copy for FREE? Hoping the random generator picks me!

  • 654 jen // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:55 am

    hey, can’t hurt to try…random is random!

  • 655 Mithila Shafiq // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:57 am

    I’ve just given up a career in science to pursue a life as an artist – MY! Could I do with this book… please include me in your draw :)

  • 656 Barbara // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:57 am

    yes! this sounds like a great book – would love a chance to win!

  • 657 Amethyst // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:08 am

    It sounds like I’m not alone as I’m about to take the plunge from hobbiest to producer.

    I would also enjoy a copy. It sounds like just the book/bible/guidance I’ll need.

  • 658 Meghan // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:09 am

    hello! i’d love to win a copy :)

  • 659 Karlye // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for this chance to win.

  • 660 Megan // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Sounds like a great book. I’d be delighted to win a copy.

  • 661 Jen Downing // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I am a fresh out of school art educator that would love to have this book as a means of extra (awesome) income!

    thank! let me win please!

  • 662 Neha Motipara // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:31 am

    One for me please.

  • 663 Tanya // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Hi! I am delurking because of your contest, but I have enjoyed checking in on your blog for some time. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 664 Mary L // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:42 am

    whee! a book! wheeee!

  • 665 Lisa A // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:50 am

    I’d love a book. It would be great to turn my art into something more profitable!

  • 666 breanne // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:57 am

    looks awesome!!!

  • 667 Adrianne // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:03 am

    so excited to read this book! i’d love a copy …

  • 668 sara jane // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Ooh! Came back from vacation to find this most excellent opportunity. Pick Me Pick me. As are some of the other commenters, I’m just about to start my own home based business. Thanks for directing me to this book – will defintely buy a copy, if I don’t win, of course.

  • 669 juliana // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:08 am

    please pick me!!!

  • 670 LINSEY // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:10 am

    me! me! me! *pretty please*

  • 671 Teresa Van Doren // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I would love to read this book! I adore reading books about artists and how they manage to merge their arts and crafts with their lives. I have just begun a blog called lemonsweet dot com and I like to spotlight artists, designers and crafters from Etsy and from around the web and around the world! (I think I am just an artist who hasn’t found my art yet!)I would like to blog about this book and let crafters know that it is out there and that it can help them!
    Thank you!

  • 672 stephanie // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:27 am

    I would love to win this book. Who knows where it could take me:)

  • 673 heide // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Goodness, I would love a copy! I was just looking at this book at our local bookstore last weekend, but did not let myself get it because I am totally not supposed to be spending money (and yet I totally want stuff! Gah!). Me me me! :)

  • 674 Cara Angelotta // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Woohoo! Thanks for doing this contest!

  • 675 victoria vu // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:34 am

  • 676 Katy // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Pick me, pick me!

  • 677 June // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Love the site and want the book!

  • 678 stephanie // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:42 am

    me too!

  • 679 Jenna // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Hope that I’m the lucky number!

  • 680 patricia // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:55 am

    679 comments. uau! and I’d like to have onde of the books :)
    nice blog/site, I´m happy I found it anyway. congratulations for the book.

  • 681 Rachel // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:58 am

    picking #679 would be super fine…

  • 682 Meredith // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Great site (and thanks to Grace @Design*Sponge for linking here!)
    Oh the divine timeliness. I can’t wait to get my paws on this book…or my designs into the deserving paws of the un-met masses!

  • 683 carol // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I need this book!

  • 684 Cara Braude // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Pick me! (please)

  • 685 Penguin & Fish // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Count me in!!!

  • 686 maya // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I’d like a copy please! sounds like a super-helpful book.

  • 687 Amy // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Ooh – pick me! pick me! :)

  • 688 Ms. L // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:14 am

    I’ll join in, also!

  • 689 Corey // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I would love a book that makes this seem less terrifying!

  • 690 Heather // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:17 am

    am i the lucky one?

  • 691 Melissa // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:23 am

    I’d love to win a book. My friends keep telling me I should have gone into production design/sales instead of English because of the crafts I’m always making. Maybe after grad school I will…Thanks!

  • 692 Carol // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:27 am

    me, me, me…..pleeeeeeaaaasssseee!

  • 693 Sam // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Sounds fabulous, I’d love a copy!

  • 694 Andrea // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:30 am

    This may be the book I’ve been searching for!

  • 695 Andrea // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Oh, please include me in the contest.

    Thanks :)

  • 696 Helena // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:37 am

    I’d love one!

  • 697 Nicole // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:40 am

    I just started a blog and I really would love to start selling my jewelry but, i have no idea were to start. This bood would be great!

  • 698 Nicole // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:41 am

    I just started a blog and I really would love to start selling my jewelry but, i have no idea were to start. This book would be great!

  • 699 Cassie // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:44 am

    me too!

  • 700 jhayne // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:03 am

    i’m feelin’ lucky ;) but in case i don’t win one, i’m sure going to pick the book up anyways!

  • 701 Suzy Lorenzen // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Please enter me in your contest.

  • 702 Nadia // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Please include me! Thank you for doing this!

  • 703 dana // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Ooo, I would love a copy, too!

  • 704 chelsea // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:20 am

    i would love one of these! i know i’m late in the game, but i still want to be in! cheers.

  • 705 Brian Glanz // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Behold! the power of something free :) My mother in law is a great crafter looking to sell more wares. On Flickr, she is the Crochet Genie (as below) and I’d say that title is exactly right :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppatelart/
    Thanks,
    BG

  • 706 Darlene // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Peek just a little and pick my name. : )

  • 707 rt // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:27 am

    thanks for the opportunity. keep up the good work with the your site.

  • 708 Kate J // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:30 am

    This book would be amazing for me right now. I’m trying to start up my own business. Thanks for putting the contest on.

  • 709 Crochet Genie // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:35 am

    I would love to have this! I’ve waited all my life to finally do what I love to do & still haven’t been able to turn it into a business. Best to you!

  • 710 Erin // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Ahh! I would love a copy…please enter me.

  • 711 leticia welch // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:38 am

    i need me some advice and inspiration.

  • 712 Megan // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Oooh, add me to the list please!

  • 713 Mike // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I would LOVE a copy of your book, sounds fantastic!

  • 714 Magda // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Please oh please pick me :)

  • 715 Molli // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Wow, lots of competition here! I would love to win this book seeing as my husband and I are getting ready to start our small business!!

  • 716 ties. // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Yes, finally a book on this matter!! I’m guessin’ this will get a lot of people started … I’d love a copy of this book too!

  • 717 Marlene // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    I’m so excited about this book. I can’t wait to read this!

  • 718 poeli // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    ooh i would love this book! i’m keeping my finger crossed!

  • 719 Ippiki // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    This book has gotten lots of great press. I’m really interested in checking it out.

  • 720 Shelley // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    I’m feeling lucky!

  • 721 Jenise // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    this is a book i would love to read…and win!

  • 722 Amy // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    I’d love a copy!

  • 723 melissa sharon // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    this book would be great for the jewelry business i’m trying to start.

  • 724 NDO // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    YAY! This looks GREAT! I can’t wait to check it out!

  • 725 Andi // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I have read a few of those craft into business books and wasn’t impressed. I’ll have to try this one out!

  • 726 Jen // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    help my start my future!

  • 727 Lindsey // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I’d love to learn how to turn my hobbies into a business!

  • 728 Stefanie // Aug 23, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Here’s hoping!

  • 729 joanofarrgh // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    That book looks great!

  • 730 Lauren // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    Just found your site and I love it!! Would love a crafty book too!

  • 731 Patricia // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Couldn’t be happier to receive a belated birthday gift in form of a wonderful informative prize;)

  • 732 annie // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    i would love one!

  • 733 carol browne // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Woohoo! Look at all those comments! Oh well, will try my luck anyway.

  • 734 Em // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, that book sounds absolutely brilliant! Won’t have any money for a while so here’s hoping my number randomly gets picked!

  • 735 Laurie // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    would loooove to win this book and i loove your site. just thought you should know. you rock!

  • 736 Lissy // Aug 23, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    The book looks fantastic. Pick me!!!

  • 737 Lisa // Aug 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Me me me!! :) This is so fun!

  • 738 liz // Aug 23, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    wow – 735! wow.
    the book looks great – i’d love it if the random generator picked me!!
    i’m a bad lurker on your site, and have never commented, but i’ve been reading for a long time now – thanks so much for all the great tips and fun finds – keep it up!

  • 739 Elizabeth // Aug 23, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    only 7986655679321 people entered to win!? haa!! Love your site and thanks for the cool recommend for the book. I always seem to magnet attract cool peeps from the NW. Being from Portland and living in San Diego, it’s so nice to find a common POV… and knowing that it’s not all covered wagons and farms up there. Keep crafting.. and blogging!

  • 740 kat // Aug 23, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    yeah – come on my number!

  • 741 Joan // Aug 23, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Random numbers have always been attracted to me, and I’m not even mathematically inclined…but I AM rather crafty and because I too, one of MILLIONS, love your site and am a frequent looker and link stealer and anything else I can get my hands on…LIKE THE BOOK…It’s mine, all mine, yes???

    And, I hope you ship because I’m quite a hike from the great NW…Florida is like living on another planet, and even those delicious looking energy bars (I ordered two boxes) won’t be enough to help me make that trek! :O)

  • 742 Alicia // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Wow, I’m way down here, but I’d still like to win. I’m also a fan of your site!

  • 743 Mim // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Longtime reader who’d love a copy!

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  • 744 Franke // Aug 23, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    OooOooOO!! Pick me! Pick me!

  • 745 stephanie // Aug 23, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    what an awesome giveaway – i’m in!

  • 746 Amy // Aug 23, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    longtime lurker and a long way down this incredibly long list!

  • 747 kristen dale // Aug 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    HelP! I need this book.
    PUHHHHLLLEEEAASE

  • 748 jessica // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    I sew my own bags as a (non-lucrative) hobby…come on, lucky number!

  • 749 Prasti // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    random number generator will generate this number: 748

    :)

  • 750 Andrea // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I never win anything. But maybe my luck will change. *crossing fingers*

  • 751 Sarah // Aug 23, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Wow. : D

  • 752 Brian // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Mr. Kotta, Mr. Kotta, Mr. Kotta… pick me!!!

  • 753 Victoria // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Oh! I want a book. Pleeeassse give me a book! :) Or at least give me a chance.

  • 754 Sara // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    keepin’ my fingers crossed! looks like a wonderful book!

  • 755 Brooke // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Tremendous book.

  • 756 Jen // Aug 23, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Make me the 756th person to want a copy of this book. ;)

  • 757 Mary Lee // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    I can’t wait to read this!!

  • 758 neressa // Aug 23, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    This book will look so good on my future craft business desk… I hope I win!

  • 759 Kristen // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    the book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win… it might give me the forward I have been searching for!

  • 760 siti maelida // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    please please please let me have the book..

  • 761 meli // Aug 23, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    doing something you love as a job is a gift. the book is mine :p.

  • 762 cyan // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    i’d love to win the book!

  • 763 Sol // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Hey, I love Draws!!!! I never win!!!! :D

  • 764 Vicky // Aug 23, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Winning a copy of this book would be great!!!

  • 765 Sarah // Aug 24, 2007 at 2:48 am

    oooo! pick me!

  • 766 Anna // Aug 24, 2007 at 3:27 am

    pick me, pick me :)

  • 767 Jacqui // Aug 24, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Oh! Pick me, pick me! I LOVE your blog! :)

  • 768 Carolyn // Aug 24, 2007 at 4:12 am

    I just stumbled onto your blog from doing a Martha search, and love what I see on your blog. I hope you don’t mind that I have booked mark it. Love to continue to read it. Plus this is the first time I have heard about this book, it sounds very interesting.

  • 769 Julia // Aug 24, 2007 at 4:20 am

    I would love to win this book. I have been rolling around a business in my mind and this would so help!

  • 770 Sue // Aug 24, 2007 at 4:56 am

    thanks!

  • 771 sharon // Aug 24, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Congrats on your new book! If I don’t win, i will definitely buy a copy.

  • 772 Bec // Aug 24, 2007 at 4:59 am

    I feel lucky today :)

  • 773 sylviatx // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:06 am

    How much fun is this?

  • 774 Pepi // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:09 am

    I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win!! Love your site, been a lurker for a long time, I hope I win, 763 is my lucky number!!

  • 775 rena // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:11 am

    yes please!!! and thanks!!

  • 776 agnes // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:31 am

    it doesn’t hurt that every book that comes out of Chronicle LOOKS amazing!

  • 777 Naty // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:34 am

    I want to win. I want to turn my creative hobby into a business, so it’s perfect for me.

  • 778 Leanne // Aug 24, 2007 at 5:45 am

    A longtime lurker waaaaaaaaaaaaay at the end of the list. The book looks perfect! Thanks for giving some away.

  • 779 Candy Glendening // Aug 24, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Count me in too! Thanks!

  • 780 Carly // Aug 24, 2007 at 6:24 am

    Just what I need. Yes please. Thanks.

  • 781 Tara // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Oh yay! I was browsing through this book at the bookstore and plan to buy it (if I don’t win it!) when I can afford it!
    Thanks!

  • 782 Mona // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:12 am

    Would love a copy from you! Perfect for my new venture.

  • 783 samantha // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:35 am

    I would love to get a copy of this seemingly great book! it’s definitely my dream to have my own crafting business!

  • 784 Kate // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Awesome idea!! I have too many craft obsessions to count, and making any of them a full time job seems like the best idea in the world!

  • 785 crabby rangoon // Aug 24, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Definitely interested in getting my hands on that book. Thanks for sharing!

  • 786 antibride // Aug 24, 2007 at 8:49 am

    this seems just like the book i need right now!!! i’d love to win a copy!!!

  • 787 charmaine // Aug 24, 2007 at 8:53 am

    i promise if i win that i will stop procrastinating on all my unfinished projects and get to it already! i love yr blog!

  • 788 chas // Aug 24, 2007 at 9:12 am

    book looks awesome!

  • 789 Wyoming Quinn // Aug 24, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Pick me! pick me!

  • 790 Kate Kessler // Aug 24, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Book me!

  • 791 mydezine // Aug 24, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I am clueless with a capital C! You could not know how much I need this. Please, please let me win!

  • 792 Christine // Aug 24, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Finally popped over to your blog…glad I did to join in on this. Looking forward to lots of good reading…from the book and from you. :-)

  • 793 Kay Jay // Aug 24, 2007 at 11:48 am

    I’d like it!

  • 794 Maria // Aug 24, 2007 at 11:57 am

    your blog is wonderful… i just stumbled upon it and can’t wait to explore! I am lucky elsewhere in life -so I never win anything… but I’m always up for a try!

  • 795 faythe // Aug 24, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    congrats on the book- i can’t wait to check it out.

  • 796 Betty Anne // Aug 24, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    I can’t wait to hear if I won – I hope I make the deadline. I’m pretty close I think.

  • 797 Liz // Aug 24, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    I would love a copy of the book! thanks.

  • 798 Nina // Aug 24, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    I love books… and contests!

  • 799 Robin // Aug 24, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Yah! I would really enjoy a copy of this fabulous book! Count me in.

  • 800 Anne // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    The book looks like it’s exactly what I need right now. I’m looking to start making a little $ to support my fabric addiction….

  • 801 Jes // Aug 24, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Am I really too late? :( I’m only now getting time for favorite blog reading. I’m trying to figure out to to run my little handmade, jewelry business and feel like I’m treading water on so many things. I would adore this!

    Please, please throw some of us late readers in the pot, too?? :) Thank you for the book review!

  • 802 Alyson // Aug 24, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    I think I’m too late…but the book looks amazing! I’ll definitely request it at my local bookstore.

  • 803 dhruti // Aug 25, 2007 at 3:48 am

    i really would like insights on how jonathan alder, denise schmidt, lotta jansdotter say about how to keep your dream business ‘in business’ as sometimes romantic notions do fly out of the window when you really get down to the brass tacks; and at some level you do want the inspiration to stay even if the sheets get hard to balance!

  • 804 Kristin // Aug 25, 2007 at 4:58 am

    This book looks awesome :)

  • 805 marie // Aug 25, 2007 at 7:48 am

    i might be too late… but if not, count me in!

  • 806 suzanne // Aug 25, 2007 at 8:11 am

    I’d love to get this book. Especially since I can’t find it at the libary near me.

  • 807 witchdoc // Aug 25, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    I would love a book.

  • 808 cindy // Aug 25, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    sad… i think i’m a little too late! :(

  • 809 Wyrd // Aug 25, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    trade you for some seashells from the seashore!

  • 810 swarna // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Just the thing i was looking for

  • 811 Sara // Aug 27, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    help me be craft and business savvy.

  • 812 lydia rose // Aug 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    need advice badly!

  • 813 Mary Jo // Aug 27, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    I’d love the book as well!

  • 814 April // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Awesome just what I need!

  • 815 Queen Bee // Aug 28, 2007 at 12:41 am

    I’d love a copy of this book, it looks fab!

  • 816 angela // Aug 28, 2007 at 7:14 am

    yess pleeassee!

  • 817 kerrence // Aug 29, 2007 at 7:07 am

    I just found out about this book, and suprisingly my local Chapters had but a couple copies of it (even in small town Ontario, Canada!). So far I am really enjoying all of the advice and is has provided me with alot of positive reinforcement with regards to everything that I have been working towards. It is definitely worth the 20 bucks, however I think it is cheaper to order it online… if you can wait!

  • 818 Jennifer // Aug 29, 2007 at 10:47 am

    I’d love one!

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