Craft Corps Giveaway Day 7: Mark Montano’s New Book!


1. Robin New

2. Jillian Zeiger

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

Name: Mark Montano

Gig(s): Co-Host of TLC’s While You Were Out/Author/Designer

Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 11):

VH: You got a masters from the Fashion Institute of Technology; you have a background in design; and in your book Big Ass Book of Crafts you cover the gamut of crafty genres. Is there one craft, though, that speaks more to you creatively than others?

MM: No, there really isn’t. I thin that as creative people, we keep exploring whatever it is that pulls our gown down for the time being. For a long time, I felt very pinned down as a fashion designer because my only medium was fabric. It was great, and I think I made my mark in fashion doing different things with fabric because I had an artistic background–I’d make dresses out of canvas that I’d painted on, things like that. So when I finally busted out of fashion, it felt like, ‘Wow, I’ve done this, and it’s time to do other things.’ I never wanted to be pinned down to anything, and I still don’t.”

Today’s Giveaway: 2 Copies of Mark’s Latest Book, Big Ass Book of Home Decor

TWO winners will be chosen for this giveaway!

How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON 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 Etsy’s Christina Batch-Lee!

145 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 7: Mark Montano’s New Book!”

  1. Michele

    Mark is so cool! I wonder if he realized he made a funny – – he said he felt “PINned” down by doing fashion…..hahaha!

    ~~Michele Lovell~~

  2. Sissy

    This rocks! I’ve been wanting that book something fierce!! I love his updates and pics on facebook! which is how I found out about you!! AWESOME!!