Crafts Through the Year Giveaway from A Child’s Dream

Crafts Through the Year Giveaway from A Child’s Dream

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced 1/28/2012. Thank you A Child's Dream and to everyone that entered 🙂

EDIT: Oops… failed to mentioned, awesome Debbie will ship overseas, so EVERYONE is invited to enter 🙂

I read all the time, but my favorite times to indulge in a good book are in the dead of winter, curled up by a blazing fire, or while off on summer vacation, near the water, without a care in the world. So… whether you are bundled up here in the northern hemisphere or lounging on a beach in the south hemisphere, this is the perfect time of year for a book giveaway!

Debbie, from A Child's Dream, was kind enough to donate, what has become one of my favorite crafting books. I was given Crafts Through the Year by Thomas and Petra Berger for Christmas. I have other books by them, and have found inspiration in them all. I especially love this book because it takes us through a whole year of crafting delight for you and the wee ones in your life.

The book is divided into seasons. There will undoubtedly be some crafts that you already are familiar with, but others that may be new and inspiring. Here are just a few of the projects you will be able to make.

Crafts Through the Year
is a MUST have for anyone that has wee ones in their life or is influenced by the seasons, and wants to surround themselves with natural beauty. So… what do you need to do to enter? Simply wander around A Child's Dream and let us know what other books you'd like to add to your library. Make sure you look through all of the sections. There are books hither and yon throughout the shop. You won't want to miss looking at any of them!

The contest runs from today, Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Then, a name will be drawn at random. (The lucky winner has 1 week to contact us with a snail mail address or a new winner will be selected.)

In order to make everyone a winner, A Child's Dream is offering everyone a 10% discount on anything ordered from January 24 thru January 29. That's 2 days after the contest is over… in case you are feeling extra special lucky and want to see if you win before you place an order 🙂 Simply type in WEEFOLK in the coupon code to save 10%.

Trust me when I tell you… you want, nay, NEED this book 🙂 And Thank you so much, Debbie, for this wonderful giveaway. Good luck to one and all, now scurry over to A Child's Dream and check out their awesome books! (Oh, yes, be sure to look at all the other cool stuff in her shop, too 🙂



  1. I LOVE A Childs Dream shop. it’s one of my favorite places to buy gifts. I would love to have the book, Handmade Home ~ by Amanda Blake Soule.. It’s actually been on my list a while. I think it may be time to make that purchase! Thank you so much for the great giveaway and speical discount code. You guys are amazing as is A Childs Dream! Blessings.

  2. I love the crafts through the year book… beautiful crafts! Thanks for turing me onto this website!

  3. Well, as I have no English Waldorf books yet, it is very hard to choose. I love all the doll and toy making books, especially Sewing dolls and Making Waldorf Dolls and Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects and The Nature Corner and Needle Felting and Dyers Garden…oh, stop me, please. As I heard once a saying that a book is a pocket garden I have to say there is so many wonderful and dreamy gardens on that web…

  4. Yes. You are absolutely correct. I NEED this book, how beautiful!

  5. I only recently discovered all the fun you can have with felt.

    I’m very interested in the The Rhythm of a Family book by Amanda Blake Soule.

    I love your sight and am inspired to make some gnomes for my own little fairy realm.



  6. I really want LMNOP, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly and Respect the Spindle.

  7. I love all these books, some I have and most are on my wish list, Sanctuaries of Childhood ~ by Shea Darian looks wonderful, I really enjoy her writing and inspiration.

  8. So many delightful books to choose from. Amanda Blake Soule’s “Handmade Home” has been on my list for a while!


  9. This book looks like a great resource! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  10. Would love the Sewing Dolls book. I’m dying to try to make Waldorf dolls. I would love this book so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. i have yet to get any of amanda soule’s books although i visit her blog frequently. i am new to crafting, so the giveaway book would really be appreciated. i am so inspired by your blog. thanks for all you do

  12. I would like to look at Living Passages for the whole family. I love seven times the sun and have not seen this one yet! Oh how excited would i be if I won crafts throughout the year. I have looked at it and borrowed it before but what a treat it would be to own 🙂

  13. What a lovely store and amazing book. Thanks, for the opportunity 🙂

  14. I’m really interested in Sanctuaries of Childhood ~ by Shea Darian. We are also trying to incorporate more handcrafts into our homeschool so the giveaway book looks great!

  15. Well, I’ve narrowed it down to two books that I’d LOVE to have! A Donsy of Gnomes and Homemade Fun! I love your blog! 😀

  16. But, I think I would choose Toymaking with Children. I really like her other book I have used. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  17. Oh, I so need to win this book. I want to do more crafts with my Ella, but I never know what to do. The Roots, Shoots, and Buckets book looks great too. I also like Mother Earth and her Children.

    Fingers crossed.

  18. In addition to Crafts Through the Year, I would love to have a Donsy of Gnomes and The Star Children. I love A Child’s Dream!

  19. Would be interested in Seven Times the Sun as well as other books there. Thanks for the giveaway! cokelush at gmail

  20. There are so many wonderful things on their site 🙂 Crafts through the year! Looks wonderful and I would love to add it to our library 🙂 The book was not hard for me to decide, I am interested in getting The Rhythm of Family ~ by Amanda Blake Soule, with our busy life I am having a hard time setting our rhythm.
    Thank you for a great giveaway

  21. WOW! what a nice giveaway!

    whoops, i got too excited 🙂
    i love the look of the illustrations in LMNOP and I think I would LOVE to own it 🙂

  22. I need, want that book! It is simply beautiful and inspiring. The projects look amazing! ^-^

  23. This book looks awesome!!!! Have to have it! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  24. What a wonderful opportunity! I am very new to the waldorf world and would love to begin my journey with some of the books listed. I am drawn to “The Girl who never let her Mother brush her hair”, and “Handmade Home” for an innovative family on a budget. Thank you for the opportunity!

  25. I would love to read that wonderful book, curled up by the fire, under a mountain of quilts, snuggling my babes.

  26. Oh this looks like such a wonderful book! I’d really enjoy it with my daughters. I think that the book I’m most eager to own right now from their site is Mother Earth and Her Children, we’ve had it from the library before, but I’d love to own it!

  27. So many inspirational books! Would love to add Crafts Through the Year to my go to book collection and also love Seven times around the sun and Living Passages for the Whole Family.

  28. A giveaway and discount all around my birthday? Woohoo!

    So many lovely books. I’d probably go for the Amanda Soule books. Can you believe that I’ve never actually gotten to look through one?

  29. Great giveaway! Thanks!

    Would also love The Sun Seed and Sanctuaries of Childhood.

  30. This book looks amazing! My little ones would love it.
    Also on my list of books to have is Fa la la la Felt. There are some really cute projects in there!
    Thanks for the chance!

  31. I would love to win this book. It looks great. Other books from A Child’s Dream that I would like to have are The Rythm of Family and Alternatives to TV Handbook.

  32. What a beautiful site!

    I would love the book “A Felt Farm”. It would be a wonderful book to inspire a project for our Waldorf school silent auction in May 2013!

  33. Besides this book, I’m very interested in Reg Down’s books and Sewing Dolls. Decisions, decisions, decisions…

  34. Crafts Through the Year looks awesome. I’d also love to get Handmade Home. A Child’s Dream Come True is a great site. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  35. I think the book “Roots, shoots, bucket and boots” looks fun – I love the idea of planting a pizza garden!

  36. Oh, I’ve not seen this one, I would love to win! I’ve also been wanting A Donsy of Gnomes for some time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Trust me when I tell you… you want, nay, NEED this book 🙂

    If you say so!!

  38. What a fantastic book! I also think we’d enjoy Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots. And Toy Making with Children. Great giveaway!

  39. I would love to read Sanctuaries of Childhood and have all the Gerda Muller books!

  40. That book looks amazing! We would love to check it out!

  41. Great book! Thanks for this giveaway.

  42. Lovely book! THE collection of all crafts we like we do NEED this book.

    Browsing through the collection at “A Child’s Dream Come True” I would love to add ‘Star Children’ and ‘The Magic Knot and other Tangles’ by Reg Down to our collection. . .

  43. This book is amazing and I could use it at work (I’m a waldorf kindergarten teacher) as well as at home (I just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 3 months ago).
    I already have Toymaking with children and I use it at work. It’s great and very helpful.
    I’m planning to get all Amanda Blake Soule books for my personal use at home, as well as Mother Earth and her children, Seasonal boardbooks and Star children to use both at home and at work.

  44. Sanctuaries of Childhood looks very interesting – I had not come across it before. Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. My choice there would be A Donsy of Gnomes by Sieglinde De Francesca and A Felt Farm from felting books. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  46. Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots!!! What a great title for a book! I’d love that in my collection. Great website, inspiring.
    Thank you.

  47. Beautiful site! I want the package of felted balls (110 for $25.00!) and the cable car science exploration kit. I’ll definitely be bookmarking the site. Thank you!

  48. Thank you for offering a great giveaway, even including overseas readers 🙂
    I would love this book and having rootled around in the A Child’s Dream site I think the other book I would really like would be The Star Children. It would fit right in to what we are studying now. (I must admit to being a great fan of Mrs. Soule and I actually have all her books already, or else they would have been top of my list too!) Gill.

  49. I love that web page. I shop there often for supplies for doll making and craft projects to make with the kids! I would love to learn more about felting and there are so many great books I would love to have to get more ideas of things I can do with the kids. Nature table and creative felting are two books that look very interesting.

    thanks so much for posting this!


  50. So many great books to choose from…but A Felt Farm and Creative Felt are speaking to me!

    1. Oh I would love to win this book. This store is wonderful, going to have to look at Living Passages of Time.

  51. What a beautiful book! Hours of loveliness! And A child’s dream is one of my favorite shops to browse through.

  52. Living Passages for the Whole Family would be my choice. Love to find new ways to honor those precious times of transition.

  53. Dear Debbie, I think everyone would want this book! I wish everyone good luck and keep my fingers crossed… Best regards from the Croatia, Europe

  54. This book is just what I need to come up with more crafts to do with my twin grandsons. A Child’s Dream is a great website I will now include it in my favorites for ideas and materials. Thank you, Sally

  55. I’m always in need of seasonal inspiration, though I get many ideas here on your blog.

    I have many of the books at A Child’s Dream Come True, including all of Amanda Soule’s. Knowing her well, I think my eleven year-old would truly appreciate the Sanctuaries of Childhood. And I would like The Waldorf Book of Poetry or the Seven Year-Old Wonder Book for my six year-old who will be seven years old next October (better to prepare myself again — I forgot!)

  56. Many nice book choices at a Child’s Dream. Being a family daycare provider, I was especially drawn to Alternatives to Tv and Homemade Fun.

  57. I enjoy their whole site, but especially the books! I have so many of the same it makes me feel like kindred spirits! New additions would be Felcraft, or Big, Little Felt, because I tend to sew and make crafts, dolls, gnomes, but not needle felting much yet (though I have made a heart :). I would love to win this book by the Bergers.

  58. This looks like a wonderful book! I am sure I could find something to make in there. I would also love the Waldorf Book of Poetry. That is the next book on my list.

  59. Sounds like a wonderful book to add to our library! I would love to win this for more ideas on crafting with my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Homemade Fun and Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots!

  61. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and discount. I would love to add “The Rhythm of Family” ~ by Amanda Blake Soule to our family library. Thank you.

  62. Thanks for introducing me to such a fantastic website.

    The book that caught my eye and would be a lovely addition to our slightly groaning bookshelves would be

    The Magic Knot and other Tangles by Reg Down

  63. I would love to have a copy of this book, so thank you for the giveaway! As for other books to add to the library from A Child’s Dream, I have heard great things about the Tiptoes Lightly books from Reg Down, so I’d love to have some of those as well.

  64. I lent my copy of “Felt Wee Folk” to my mother in law a couple years ago, and I think I would have to get myself a new copy. I have a lot of the books, but I don’t have “Crafts Through the Year” So I would love to win a copy 🙂

  65. lovely products, especially this book!
    what a great giveaway!

  66. There are two books that have been on my wish list since I got a copy from the library; The Rhythm of Family ~ by Amanda Blake Soule and Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots – garden activities. I want a sunflower house in my backyard so bad. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  67. What?! I can only choose one book! Seriously though this is a great givaway and I would love to win! For those of you who like Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots it is worth it- we made a giant Bean house this past year and the kids loved it!

  68. What a great giveaway! And what a wonderful site A Child’s Dream is. I would love to one day own Rhythm of the Family and Mother Earth and her Children. Thanks!!

  69. I would like to check out The Rhythm of Family from A Child’s Dream Come True. I’m also going to see if my library has Crafts Through the Year. Thanks, we can never do enough crafts.

  70. I would love to win this book, it’s next on my list to buy!
    ~ joey ~

  71. I like all of the family crafting books, but then I saw ‘Alternatives to TV Handbook’ by Marie McClendon. That looks like a lifesaver!

    Thank you!

  72. Oh so beautiful! I would love to start my Waldorf library with this!

  73. This website has some beautiful books and lovely supplies. I am always looking for ways to get my girls busy crafting and helping them to observe the world around them. My daughter goes to a nature based preschool and they are always asking us to come in and share activities with the children. I’m sure this book and many others on the site would be a wonderful source of projects.

  74. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the inspiring giveaway!

  75. That book looks so delightful – I am coveting it, to no end! I and my children have loved, loved, loved all of the Tiptoes books, and I would love to have the new Reg Down book to add to our collection. We have many of the books offered at A Child’s Dream Come True already, but it doesn’t stop me from desiring some fresh additions. Thank you for the give-away!

  76. I would love The Girl Who Never Let Her Mother Brush Her Hair (was this written about MY daughter??), The Waldorf Book of Poetry, The Rhythm of Family, Handmade Home, and The Creative Family. But, most of all, I would love Crafts Through the Year! 🙂

  77. There is always time for a good book be it Summer or Winter, and this one has some amazing projects. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  78. I would love to win this book. We are always looking for new craft ideas. The book I saw and particularly fancy is The Waldorf Book of Poetry: that looks fab too.

  79. I love browsing through A Child’s Dream Come True store! Thank you for tempting me yet again 
    I already have many, many of these titles and subscribe to the delicious Living Crafts (yes Ma’am, I’m a book-a-holic).
    But I do NOT yet own ‘Crafts through Year’. From the photos I see that at some point I MUST (fingers crossed)
    I am also new to the Reg Down titles, so they are my choice (Can I say All of them?) Tee hee.
    Thank you once again!

  80. There are so many wonderful books I would love to have especially Living Passages for the Whole Family and The Rhythm of Family. I really want to create some new traditions for our family.

  81. How have I never heard of it before? I would love to win it. I’d also love the Alternatives to TV handbook. I think that one might be necessary in my life!!! I’ve also heard goot things about Roots, shoots, buckets and boots, and I’ve already got one Freya Jafke book so I would love Toy making for children too!

  82. What a fun store to browse through, I love all of their items. I would love to buy a Donsy of Gnomes, and Handmade Home. I also need to remember to go back and get some of the wooden toys, so nice. Thanks for offering this fun giveaway 🙂

  83. I would love to get a copy of Seven Times the Sun, but now I think I’ll also be purchasing this one if I don’t win the giveaway!

  84. I’m thinking about purchasing the book “The Girl Who Never Let Her Mother Brush Her Hair” because this might help me with one of my students that I’m teaching right now, who is reluctant to learn. I also would like to make her a few of the crafts in the Crafts Through the Year book!

  85. I am in love with this book and so many of the ones at A Child’s Dream! – Fa la la la felt, felt wee folk, little felt universe, homemade fun, seven times the sun, roots, shoots, buckets and boots… thanks for the opportunity to win this book and I will be back to A Child’s Dream soon!!

  86. This is a generous giveaway! Fun, I love your blog. I have used many of your ideas in my classroom.

  87. What a beautiful book, just what my home needs !! I would lso love to get a copy of The Rythym of Family – have wanted that one for a long time now…

  88. So many wonderful books to choose from. We only have one Tiptoes Lightly book so we are looking to get more. A Donsy of Gnomes would be perfect for my son. And LMNOP looks great. I could go on…and on…


  89. What a wonderful book!!I would love to win!!
    Thank you so much , dear Kimara, for for the chance!

  90. I have had “The Rhythm of the Family” on the waiting list at my library forever!!! I would love to add it to my library, or at least get to see it! 🙂 This craft book looks wonderful too!!

  91. oh the inspiration! I’d LOVE to win this giveaway! We have a bunch of Kite paper, I’d love to have more knowledge on what we can do with it…

  92. The first book to capture me was ” The Girl who never let her mother brush her hair”. I think that would be first on our list.

    So many beautiful things! What a wonderful giveaway, I am the type who really needs visual instruction for crafting so this would be a delight.

  93. Thanks for the opportunity. Lovely!

  94. Crafts Through the Year looks like a wonderful gift for any family! And I’d definitely add Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots to my wishlist. I’ll be planting a big garden this year with a toddler (and baby) by my side. What fun it would be (will be?) to help my toddler design a garden of his very own… Thanks for the chance!

  95. My daughter wants a garden this year, so “Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots” would be the perfect book for us to start planning!

  96. This craft book looks beautiful, I love that it follows the season. Another book that would be great is toymaking with children, well, and also Handmade Home. Kids knitting would be fun, the boys have expressed an interest in knitting but I don’t know where to start…
    Thanks for introducing me to their site, I’ll be spending more time browsing!

  97. Wool Pets-Needle Felting ..I would love love love to learn how to do this. The Crafts Through The Year looks really fun too!

  98. What a wonderful shop. I would love any of the music books. Everyone in my house is very musical and those would be a big hit. Thanks for the giveaway!

  99. I just bought Thomas Berger’s Christmas craft book this year, and was tickled to see directions for making things that I have received as gifts over the years and have admired. I bet this book is also full of beautiful little crafts. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  100. I do love A Child’s Dream…such a wonderful shop, but it is so hard to choose just one book I would like to have. Top choice would probably be Amanda Soule’s new book, The Rhythm of Family. After that, I would probably choose one of the felting books, A Felt Farm or The Ashford Book of Needle Felting or Wool Pets. Honestly, very hard to choose!

  101. Toy making with Children to my library as well as this new one by Thomas and Petra. I’ve loved all of their other books. I have many things in my home that I’ve made from their books over the years. 🙂

  102. I would choose to add Kindergarten with your Three to Six Year Old.

    Thanks for the chance!

  103. Hooray, for more year round fun! I have been homeschooling for fun for 21 years and am always excited to find a new book we can all enjoy. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would like to suggest to “A Child’s Dream” that they change their name to “A Mommy and Child’s Dream”!

    1. My sisters and I LOVE would land beings and woodland crafts and getting creative together! I personally, have redefined “need” and appreciate your 🙂 comments, but I am building a little people library with a local, natural theme and this WeeFolkArt book is Perrrrrfect!
      Thank you so much for sharing your joys with us,
      (thank the wee folk, too!)
      Aunt Ruthie

  104. I really “NEED” this book!
    I would also like Rhythm of the Home and Toy Making with Children.
    I love a Child’s Dream and have always been very happy with my orders from them.
    Thank you very much for this give away.

  105. oh I LOVE A CHild’s Dream…I order ALL of my felting wool form there!! And the choices of books…how to narrow it down??? Next on my list is The Rhythm of Family…love that Soul Family! Thanks for the give away!

  106. Wow, I am blown away by their site! I’ve been looking for new ideas and books and this is just the place I’ve been wanting to find. I would love to eventually get all of their books, but especially “The Rhythm of Family.”

  107. I love to make children’s toys and would love new ideas. Toymaking with Children would be perfect for me! Also I would like Roots Shoots Buckets and Boots. We plant a garden every year and I never thought of having a theme!

  108. OH MY! This book would be a dearly, dearly loved addition to our collection. I know my children would pour through this and it would provide much inspiration. Thank you for such a generous offer!

  109. I would sooo love to get my hands on this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. I’ve been wanting Felt Wee Folk for AGES! The Crafts through the Year book looks amazing too!

  111. Oh, what fun it would be to have this book! I can just see my four children pouring through it to choose their chosen craft for the day.
    The other books that I would love to add to my collection are: A Donsy of Gnomes, The Sun Seed and Living Passages for the Whole Family. Thank you for the opportunity to try and add this book to our family’s life!

  112. Oh wow, there are so many projects I would make out of that book. Amazing!

  113. Please count me in!!! The book Homemade Fun looks pretty cool too…oh who am I kidding, they all look great!

  114. You are right, there are many wonderful books from to choose. If I had to narrow it down to just a few, Homemade Fun, Star Children, and The Nature Corner, would probably be at the top of my list. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  115. Felt Wee Folk, Handmade Home and of course Crafts through the Year =D

  116. I’d love to win this book and the book that caught my eye from A Child’s Dream is Homemade Fun which looks ideal for our Family Fun Nights where we often do different crafts together.
    Hope this comment is in time – I’ve only just noticed that its open to overseas readers and I don’t know what time EST is compared to what time it is here in the UK!

  117. The rhythym of family looks like another great book. Thanks for the giveaway@

  118. What a great book – have been want it, would love to win it. Thanks for the chance and a super giveaway.

  119. This looks a great book! I also really like the look of Alternatives to TV Handbook, Toymaking with Children and Kindergarten for your 3 to 6 year old – I already have all the Amanda Blake Soule books – wonderful!

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