Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Making of A Book Lovers Basket---A Picture Journey

So, if you're just joining us, here's the recap:  my new novel All Fall Down is currently on a blog tour (it ends on Tuesday) and you can click here for all the stops if you want to.  Some of those interviews and top ten lists were FUNNY (if I do say so myself.) Also, the book is on sale for Kindle users through tomorrow.  And I'm offering seven prizes for the tour.

Two of the prizes are Book Lovers Baskets.  This consists of a hand-tied lap blanket, my favorite hot chocolate mixes, and a print copy of my book.  This is what the last one I did looked like:

 But, I thought that the drink mixes looked very far away so I tried again and put them closer to the book

But then I noticed that the flash was reflecting in the book.  So I tried again and angled the camera.

This one didn't turn out too badly.  You can't see the back of the quilt as well, (and yes, I have done "guy" ones, but I loved the ladybug one for this particular winner so that's what I did.)  I never heard back from that winner, though, so maybe she hated it. Or maybe she was so overwhelmed with basket love as soon as she set eyes on it she couldn't speak or type.  (I choose the second one.)  But I really do hope she got it and she's enjoying it this winter.  :)

And in case you were wondering what my children were doing while I was busy finishing the quilt and taking pictures, here's a hint.  My little boy loves markers.  A lot.  And he apparently wanted a fake tan.

That's not as easy to get off as you might think.  Luckily, he's normally wearing pants and you can hardly see the faded marker now.

So, if you would like to have this amazing prize that I pour my heart and soul into just for you, you can go here to enter the rafflecopter giveaway and read the latest interview about my inner writer workings.


Debra Allen Erfert said...

Bwahahahahahahahahahah*takes breath*hahahahahahahahahahahahah*takes another breath*hahahahahahahah*tears emerge*takes another breath*hahahahahahahahahahahahah*holds side with hand*hahahahahahahahah*wipes tears from cheek* hahahahahahaha . . .

*deep breath*

Oh, Julie! Your poor baby's legs. He looks like he's ready to go paintballing with is legs camouflaged.

The blanket is adorable! I'm sure your last winner was speechless with her prize. But in these days people aren't into thanking much, so she probably just didn't think about writing to you after she got it.

Thanks for the writing sprint last night. I wasn't so happy with it after I was done, but reading over it this morning, I'm happy!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Debra, I couldn't resist taking a picture when I saw what he'd done. He was so proud of it! LOL

I'm glad you're happy with the writing sprint stuff last night. It's just so motivating for me. I have a new direction in my story because of last night, so I'm happy too. Thanks again for doing it with me. :)

Jon Spell said...

I'll just try asking one more time: where can I get a copy of your book in physical form? They clearly exist, unless that one above is just a prop. ;)

Debra: Homemade chili is often better the next day. =)

Kristine Nielson said...

What Debra said!

There's a reason only washable markers are allowed in my house, though as you mentioned they aren't as "washable" as you might hope for. My daughter (and her dad) made herself into a puppy, including a black eye and black nose with magic marker when she was about 2.

On a Saturday night.

Church the next day was fun.

The pictures are still awesome, though!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Jon, the only place I've heard so far in Utah is the BYU bookstore and UVU bookstore and Amazon. If someone else sees them in Seagull or something you will be the first to know. Although I still say you should just give me your address. :)

Kristine, that is hilarious! I can totally picture that. Haha!