Craft Corps Giveaway Day 3: Margot Potter Book + More!


Cheryl Clemons!!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Margot Potter

Gig(s): The Impatient Beader & Crafter

Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 24):

VH: I read on Twitter that you live in Amish country. How does being surrounded by a culture that so greatly values working with one’s hands influence what you do as a designer?

MP: It’s funny, because they don’t look at it like we do. There’s not as much ego or ownership associated with their craft, because it’s a livelihood They’re very pragmatic and practical about everything. That perspective helps me keep it real in the sense that I may get too serious or self-important about something I’m doing, but then have to realize that I’m not saving the word. It’s not nuclear physics. It’s just crafting. There’s a balance between becoming attached to the outcome and also being reverent about the fact that creativity is powerful. When you’re creating, you’re channeling something positive and bigger than you. I guess living in Amish country has given me that perspective.“

Read Margot’s Review of Craft Corps here!

Today’s Giveaway: Signed Copy of “Beyond the Beadand a bag of lovely Pendant Frames


How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.

Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes throughout the next month!


Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from craft icon, Carol Duvall!

73 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 3: Margot Potter Book + More!”

  1. wdmmlc

    I would love to win this book. My daughter is 12 and is starting to get into beading and it would be great for her. Cheryl Clemons

  2. Anonymous

    I <3 those pendant frames, and I can't find them in stores!

    Stacie Berard

  3. primdollie

    What a fun book and sad I forgot to start from day one!! will try to be better! thanks for doing this! such a fun idea!! Linda K

  4. Marianne

    Wow. That is awesome that she lives in Amish country. I am a supporter of the Amish. The lesson that they taught her is right on the mark. Life is life and crafting is crafting. Awesome!

  5. Rebecca

    This book sounds like it’s right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win one! Rebecca Mynter

  6. Janice Knori

    This looks fun! My sister and I craft together every Saturday and we sure could play with this book.

  7. Kim Mayhew

    I love this and would love to win it!! Love to make jewelry and am always looking for new input and ideas! This rocks!!

  8. lemonbar77

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen pendants like this before. Gorgeous. Even if I don’t win, I’m going to try to track some down.
    –Jeremy Kerr