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Giveaway: Reinvention

Did everyone have a nice weekend?  I spent three whole days decluttering the house, recharging my batteries, and paling around with my husband.  It was divine… except that I missed my little ones like crazy (even more than I expected).  More details to come but first I wanted to congratulate Julie and Marci, the two winners of last week’s rolled canvas print giveaway.  If you don’t happen to be Julie or Marci, I have good news, there’s another fabulous giveaway starting today!

I received my review copy of Reinvention last week and was so, so impressed.  I knew Maya (of maya*made fame) would deliver up some lovely upcycled projects but I didn’t expect so many of them to appeal to my largely non-sewing sensibilities.

The hardbound book contains 28 projects involving sewing (and to my delight, printmaking) with upcycled materials.  It covers a wide range of materials and projects including home decor, clothing, even storage options, and goes into great detail on deconstruction techniques and sewing tips.

Here’s a glimpse at some of my favorites.  There are so many great ideas here, my head is spinning a little.  Wouldn’t those arthimetic pillows be great for a kid space?  And how cute would those onion and garlic sacks be as a hostess gift?  
Along with some mighty enticing project photography, Reinvention also contains remarkably detailed and easy-to-follow tutorials.  Want to see for yourself?  For your chance to win a copy, simply leave a comment containing your email below.  Additional entries are available for becoming (or already being) a follower of MPMK’s facebook, twitter, or pinterest page.
YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR EACH OF THE 4 POSSIBLE ENTRY METHODS.
This contest is limited to U.S. residents only and will end at midnight EST on Friday, May 11th, 2012.
 

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Stel May 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

Looks like a lovely book to have!

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Stel May 7, 2012 at 10:44 am
Anonymous May 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

Awesome stuff…would love a chance a win! amymontagnaatroadrunnerdotcom

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The Halbert Home May 7, 2012 at 11:33 am
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Shaunna May 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

yay! shaunnawsw at yahoo.com

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Savtamama May 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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Bonnie_Projects May 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I just finished a quilt made from men’s shirts! I would love a new upcycling project!

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Bonnie_Projects May 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

also, following on pinterest!

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Heather B May 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm
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Georgine May 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! georgineb1 at gmail.com

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Georgine May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I liked you on facebook – i didn’t see a follow button. georgineb1 at gmail.com

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Georgine May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

following on Pinterest georgineb1 at gmail.com

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Georgine May 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Really would like to win this book – following on twitter. georgineb1 at gmail.com

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Allison May 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

That books looks wonderful!

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Allison May 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I am a fan of MPMK on FB

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Allison May 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I already follow on Twitter as well!

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Allison May 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Now following on Pinterest!

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Gina May 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm
kristimontague May 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Would love to win–looks like a really neat book!

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kristimontague May 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

That book looks awesome–would love to win!

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Lynn May 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

i’d love to win a copy=thanks! lemcandre(at)gmail.com

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Laura May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I follow ón facebook – lindersverden@ hotmail. Com

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Anonymous May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Following you on FB. Looks like a fun book!
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Jessica May 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm
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feelincrafty May 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This book looks really fun! Thanks! imfeelincrafty at mail dot com

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feelincrafty May 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

And I’m an email follower! And my email is imfeelincrafty at gmail dot com (not mail dot come like seemed to have typed in my previous comment….)

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thearthurz May 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

This looks amazing! Thanks for the chance. scarthur1{at}yahoo{dot}com

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Briana Jacobsen May 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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Briana Jacobsen May 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Liked you on facebook

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Pigloo May 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Already a fan of you on FB :)

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Briana Jacobsen May 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Aso following your boards on Pinterest!

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Pigloo May 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Following you on Twitter!

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Pigloo May 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Following you on Pinterest!

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Karla May 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Looks like some great ideas!

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Karla May 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I follow you on Pinterest.

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Karla May 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I like you on FB.

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at.philly May 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

ooh, I would love to get my hands on this book!

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at.philly May 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I liked you on fb

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at.philly May 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

And I’m already following you on pinterest.

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Anonymous May 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm
My2Girls May 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I really want this!!! aennsford@yahoodotcom

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My2Girls May 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I already follow you on FB aennsford@yahoodotcom

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My2Girls May 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Just started following you on Pinterest aennsford@yahoodotcom

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My2Girls May 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’m afraid I don’t do twitter!

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Heidi V May 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Wonderful book. My son would especially love the arithmetic pillows!!
hlvognetz at yahoo dot com

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kate May 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Leslie P Photography May 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

What an awesome giveaway! So glad I found you!

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Leslie P Photography May 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I’m a facebook follower now! Leslie Petersen

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Leslie P Photography May 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

And also a Pinterest follower! Leslie Petersen

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Adam and Laura May 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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I’m a pinterest follower too!

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i became a facebook fan! ingratie at hotmail dot com

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tegu May 8, 2012 at 5:23 am

this book looks amazing. i would love to win! forsaletegucigalpa at gmail dot com

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Monsters33 May 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

What an inventive book! Great giveaway!
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Monsters33 May 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I follow you on FB already!
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Monsters33 May 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I follow you on Twitter – @Mommy2kidsnc
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I follow you on Pinterest! @Mommy2kidsnc
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I follow you on Pinterest too!
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While reading Janet Lansbury’s posts on eHow, I stumbled across your page and I love the content you provide! I can’t wait to read more! I follow you on pinerest and facebook too![email protected]

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Shereen May 9, 2012 at 2:46 am

Would love to win!

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Shereen May 9, 2012 at 2:46 am

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MStrasser May 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

Just got my first sewing machine this week! I am really drawn to re-purposing things I already own, and this book seems the perfect fit!

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MStrasser May 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

I’m already a Facebook follower – thanks for all of your great posts!

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MStrasser May 9, 2012 at 5:25 am

I’m already a pinterest follower — I repin so many great ideas from MPMK! Thanks!

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Nicole May 11, 2012 at 3:08 am

I’d love to win a copy of this.
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Helen May 11, 2012 at 3:34 am

OOooh! That looks fab!

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Helen May 11, 2012 at 3:34 am

I’m a facebook fan of yours!

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Anonymous May 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

would love to win :)
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Colleen May 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

ohhh. i can tell this is a book i must read asap!

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Anonymous May 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Looks like my kind of book. Tturton669@ live.com

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