Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/03

| March 28, 2019 | 102 Comments

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada

Spring is a great time to become a maker. We are all creative in our own way, and once we find our niche, creating things is fun to do and we want to continue to make new things. DK Canada know all about the fun that being a maker can bring to people. Their ‘maker’ selection of books helps people who have an interest in a certain topic to explore how to create items to improve their home and lives. My family was asked if we would like to have three books to start our maker spring adventures. We love being creative in our home, so we were excited to see how these books could help us become better ‘makers!’

The three titles we received to begin our maker spring were:

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
The Sewing Book, Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew book, Unlock Your Imagination book.

The ABCs of sewing

One of the goals I set out for myself every year is to try something new. This year I am going to tackle using a sewing machine. I was horrible at using these machines while in school and I have stayed away from them ever since. I want to tackle this fear by learning how to use a sewing machine again. The Sewing Book provides 250 techniques to show sewers how to create projects around your home. 

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
The Sewing Book cover.

I was so excited to receive this book! One of the first places I flipped to was the “Machine stitches and seams” section. It is great to see all of the types of stitches I could create with my machine. The instructions are easy to follow and the images help learners to start sewing.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
“Machine stitches and seams” section from The Sewing Book.

Maker project fun

Now that I have the basic down, I want to have more ideas to create fun items for my family around our home. Jane’s Bull’s Get Set, Sew shares with beginner stitchers how to put together 20 original projects to create, from fashionable items to toys.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew cover.

I love carrying cute bags when I am running errands or going out to have fun. The “handy bags” section of this book details how sewers can create a bag with their own personal style.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
“Handy bags” section from Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew book.

Maker fun for kids

Kids want to have fun, too! Devices may help kids stayed entertained, but time away from a screen is needed as well. 250 activities are waiting for kids within the pages of Unlock Your Imagination! From games and memory training activities to crafts and projects, this book has something for children to do and have fun.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
Unlock your Imagination cover.

All of the blustery winter storms have left a lot of sticks scattered across our backyard and neighbourhood. Instead of collecting them for our compost, this book shares nine ideas kids can use to have fun with them! My kids would love to make fishing rods out of them to try and catch all sorts of ‘fish’ in our backyard this season. Making a stick person would make for some creative fun for my littles as well.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
“Things to do with a stick” section from Unlock Your Imagination.

Spring Maker fun for the whole family

My family was really happy to have books to make spring DIY fun our way with DK Canada. I am going to challenge myself by learning how to use a sewing machine with The Sewing Book. I will take these skills to start to make fun DIY projects with Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew. My kids will have no shortage of fun this spring with Unlock Your Imagination. Making spring fun in our own way with help from these books will help us enjoy the change in seasons and create memories we will not forget.

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada

Would you like more book ideas to make a DIY spring for your family? You can discover more titles, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada
The Sewing Book, Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew book, Unlock Your Imagination book.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on May 3, 2019.

Good luck!

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If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at ottawamommyclub@hotmail.com.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. I think we would most enjoy the Unlock Your Imagination book!

  2. Dianne G. says:

    The Get Set Sew would be a fun book to teach sewing to my grandchildren.

  3. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book Woodwork from DK Books.

  4. Heather Swanson says:

    Unlock your imagination

  5. Rachel says:

    We would like the Unlock your imagination or the sewing book. Awesome giveaway!

  6. micheline says:

    I would like the book Crafty Dolls, this would be fun to learn.

  7. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to get Jane’s Bull’s Get Set, Sew, looks like fun book to use for my projects!

  8. Fan R. says:

    I would enjoy having Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition book to help me learn a new skill!

  9. DebP says:

    The book I’d really like to win is The Sewing Book. I’d make a great gift for a young person interested in taking up sewing.

  10. Shirl says:

    The Canadian Gardener’s Guide looks like an interesting book

  11. Get Set, Sew would be my pick as I love to sew.

  12. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Homemade Holiday.

  13. Silvia D says:

    The Canadian Gardener’s Guide would be great for the family!

  14. Silvia D says:

    Science Of Yoga would be a great book to learn and help a new skill

  15. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book Big Knits, Big Needles.

  16. Dianne G. says:

    The Tool Book would help me learn a new skill.

  17. Fan R. says:

    Leaders Who Changed History book can help me learn a new skill!

  18. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step.

  19. Sandra Dufoe says:

    To Get Set Sew to teach the grandchildren.

  20. ivy pluchinsky says:

    We would love the Unlock Your Imagination book

  21. Silvia D says:

    Propagating Plants would help learn a new skill

  22. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    unlock your imagination

  23. Rosa Cross says:

    Get Set, Sew would be a good one.

  24. Fan R. says:

    Birds of Eastern Canada 2nd Edition book can help me learn a new skill!

  25. Stephanie says:

    We would love the unlock your imagination book which is one of the ones you’re sharing from DK Canada.

  26. Shirl says:

    What A Waste
    Help save our planet by learning more about a rubbish subject – our litter and pollution

  27. melinda anderson says:

    I’d love “The Sewing Book”. thanks for the chance.

  28. Silvia D says:

    How Science Works could give some new skills

  29. Dianne G. says:

    The book Paper Craft would help me learn a new skill.

  30. Fan R. says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition book can help me learn a new skill!

  31. Jennifer P. says:

    I would love all 3 books to get myself and my family making some fun! My youngest would love the Unlock Your Imagination book, my oldest would be super excited to have Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew book and I would love The Sewing Book! My oldest took home ec earlier this year at school and LOVED the sewing module. She has begged me to bring out my old sewing machine so that she can keep sewing at home. She did really well with the class projects and wants to do more. It’d be a fun thing to do together – these books would help us learn/re-learn together and make some fun things!

  32. Dianne G. says:

    Handmade Interiors would help me learn some new skills.

  33. Fan R. says:

    Yoga for Everyone book can help me learn a new skill!

  34. Florence Cochrane says:

    My sister just starting sewing. I would like to win the sewing books for her.

  35. micheline says:

    Unlock your imagination would be great for those rainy days.

  36. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book A Greener Christmas.

  37. Silvia D says:

    Twitch: Creating, Growing, & Monetizing Your Livestream could help learn a great new skill

  38. Wanda B says:

    I would love The Sewing Book. I would have a lot of happy times with that.

  39. Fan R. says:

    LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition book can help me learn a new skill!

  40. I really love the Unlock your Imagination book, I think that’d be good for keeping busy when there’s not much going on!

  41. Silvia D says:

    Happy Orchid book would help learn a new skill

  42. Fan R. says:

    Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition book can help me learn a new skill!

  43. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book Quilting Step by Step.

  44. Silvia D says:

    learning a new skill with Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition would be fun

  45. Loren G says:

    I would love to read the Sewing Book as it would be great for practicing new stitches and projects

  46. Love all three, but “Mom, I’m bored” is the worst, so I’d love the boredom busters book.

  47. Fan R. says:

    The Magic and Mystery of Trees book can help me learn a new skill!

  48. Marlene V. says:

    We would love the Unlock your Imagination book.

  49. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning something new from The Needlecraft Book.

  50. Fan R. says:

    What A Waste book can help me learn a new skill!

  51. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to get the Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew book so my granddaughter and myself could make some of the projects.

  52. Dianne G. says:

    The book One Ball of Yarn would help me learn a new skill.

  53. Fan R. says:

    Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn book can help me learn a new skill!

  54. Linda says:

    My family would really enjoy Unlock Your Imagination.

  55. KellyPC says:

    Get Set Sew looks awesome!

  56. Dianne G. says:

    Board Games in 100 Moves would teach me new skills.

  57. Fan R. says:

    Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition book can help me learn a new skill!

  58. Dianne G. says:

    The Flower Book would be a book I would enjoy to teach me a new skill.

  59. Silvia D says:

    The Classical Music Book would help us learn something new

  60. Fan R. says:

    Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia book can help me learn a new skill!

  61. Dianne G. says:

    The book Supercraft would help me learn some new skills.

  62. Fan R. says:

    Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary book can help me learn a new skill!

  63. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the book Beaded Jewelry to help me learn a new skill.

  64. Fan R. says:

    Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World book can help me learn a new skill!

  65. Dianne G. says:

    The book Crafty Dolls would help me learn a new skill.

  66. Fan R. says:

    Woodcraft book can help me learn a new skill!

  67. Rita Jackson says:

    The sewing book is the one I would love to win. Love sewing but I need to improve.

  68. Dianne G. says:

    The Knitting Book would teach me new skills.

  69. Dianne G. says:

    I would love to have had the book Style Your Perfect Wedding to help me learn some new skills when my children got married.

  70. Fan R. says:

    Did You Know? Earth book can help me learn a new skill!

  71. Fan R. says:

    Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition book can help me learn a new skill!!!

  72. Dianne G. says:

    101 Essential Tips Bonsai would help me learn a new skill.

  73. Fan R. says:

    The CBD Oil Solution book can help me learn a new skill!

  74. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill from the book Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition.

  75. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book How to Grow Practically Everything.

  76. Silvia D says:

    The The Concise Human Body Book would help learn a new skill and learn new things

  77. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill from the photography book Life In The Wild.

  78. Fan R. says:

    Knowledge Genius! book can help me learn a new skill!

  79. Fan R. says:

    What A Waste book can help me learn a new skill!!

  80. Dianne G. says:

    Women’s Health for Life would help me learn more about keeping healthy and skills necessary to help that happen.

  81. The book my class would most enjoy from DK is the one entitled, “Survival”, (see link). This would help us use computational thinking in an outdoor classroom. Of the ones offered in the contest, we would enjoy the sewing machine projects for beginners. https://www.dk.com/ca/book/9781465481375-survival/

  82. JD L says:

    Unlock Your Imagination definitely!

  83. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn new skills to help our planet with The Ecology Book.

  84. Fan R. says:

    Having Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition can help me learn a new skill!

  85. Dianne G. says:

    The Book Grow Something Different To Eat would teach me a new skill about growing food I may not have thought about before.

  86. Fan R. says:

    Woodcraft can help me learn a new skill!

  87. Dianne G. says:

    The Campfire Cookbook would teach me some new cooking skills.

  88. Fan R. says:

    The Ecology Book can help me learn a new skill!!

  89. Dianne G. says:

    Board Games in 100 Moves would help me learn new skills.

  90. andie says:

    I’ll start with “Get Set, Sew.”

  91. andie says:

    I might also check out “Did You Know? Earth.”

  92. Silvia D says:

    The Human Brain Book would help us learn and learn new skills!

  93. Megan Young says:

    Unlock Your Imagination Book

  94. Dianne G. says:

    Pasta Reinvented would teach me new skills about making my own pasta.

  95. Dianne G. says:

    Science Of Yoga would teach me a new skill.

  96. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn a new skill with the book Biodynamic Gardening.

  97. Monique L.S. says:

    We would enjoy “Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew”.

  98. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning a new skill with the book Pruning and Training.

  99. Dianne G. says:

    Knowledge Genius! would help me learn new skills.

  100. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn some new skills with the book Help Your Kids with Geography.

  101. Melissa Jensen says:

    Keep me busy while on break

  102. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn a new skill with the book What’s that Flower?

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