The other day I was in Twin Falls at Barnes & Noble and there in the craft section was The Crafter's Companion! I quickly turned to see my contribution and got a huge smile on my face just thinking, "Wow, look at me, here I am in Barnes & Noble looking at a book with pictures of my stuff in it! Who woulda thunk?!" When I started blogging three years ago it never even crossed my mind that opportunities like that could happen so it really is quite a thrill for me. Just seeing the whole DIY/craft movement become more mainstream has been exciting so I wanted to create a book list to reflect that.
Here is a list of craft books that are either written by craft bloggers or have contributions from craft bloggers, either way they all began with a craft blog:
The Crafter's Companion edited by Anna Torborg Seventeen craft bloggers (including me) talk about their crafting life and have contributed a pattern for various craft projects along with instructions.
Softies: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals by Therese Laskey This book is available for pre-order and will make it's appearance September 6th. I just know it's going to be wonderful. I've contributed a pincushion pattern in this one. For more info you can go to Terry's blog Softies Central
Pretty Little Pincushions from Lark Books Available November 1 but you can pre-order now. I have three pincushion patterns in this book. It sounds like it's going to be great.
Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew by Amy Karol Of course you know Ms. Angry Chicken - you can find more of her wonderfulness here.
Plush-o-Rama: Curious Creatures for Immature Adults by Lark Books Plush creators have contributed lots of fun patterns and designs for wacky creatures.
Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters' Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne These ladies are two-of-a-kind to be sure - their blog is here
The Crafter Culture Handbook by Amy Spencer plus contributors
Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray See her blog and lovely work here.
Anticraft: Knitting, Beading, and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister by Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart of Anticraft.
I'd be happy to add any others to this list just as long as the book began as a blog. I've also created a Listmania! list on Amazon for this one called Craft Bloggers in Books. Enjoy!