It’s Book Launch Day!!! so that means a GIVEAWAY!!

Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids

It’s Book launch day!!! No more grumpy faces (unless they are as cute as this one below!) because at long last Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids is here!!! And available wherever books are sold, online and off. Grab your copy and bring it to our launch party a week from today!

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To celebrate I have a number of fun giveaways going on! First off is this sweet trapeze doll, sister to the one on the cover, seen below! Just comment here to enter to win the doll. Pin or post on your facebook page an image from this post and you’ll also be entered to win a signed copy of Playful for yourself! Giveway goes until the launch party next week on Sept 23rd when I’ll announce the winner of the doll and book. (yes, you could potentially win both!).

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But the love doesn’t stop there I’m also giving away two books on Instagram! Woo hoo!! Follow me there and tag a friend who would like this book as well (this one ends 12 pm PST tonight). (Oh and check out Playful’s dream team @nicolegerulat, @onemoremushroom and @housethatlarsbuilt, as they are giving away copies as well)!!

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I do hope you love Playful as much as I do. It’s been such a special project to work on and I couldn’t have done it without the help of soooo many talented indviduals such as my publisher, Melanie of STC Craft, Playful’s amazing photographer Nicole Gerulat of Nicole’s Classes (who is also sponsoring the photo boot at the launch party! woohoo!!), book designer Brooke Reynolds, kids interior stylist Meta Coleman, stylist with an incredible eye for kids clothing, Brittany Watson Jepsen , hair and makeup by Aubrey Nelsen and Kamra, and the many many extraordinary children who brought all this playful magic to life in these pages. And of course to all of YOU!!! My Mer Mag readers who really make all that I do so so meaningful. I really love seeing what you and your little ones are creating and you insipire me everyday. So thank you!!!!

87 Responses to “It’s Book Launch Day!!! so that means a GIVEAWAY!!”

  1. Clealala

    Absolutely divine cover that just makes me want to dive in and play all sorts of adventures with my 4yo girl! Can’t wait to get my copy and it will make a great Christmas present!
    x great job. clealamaison

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  2. Justine

    I love anything circus. I even took a trapeze class once but it is so much harder than it looks. I flew through the air with the greatest of difficulty lol 🙂 Your trapeze doll is too adorable!!!

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    • Merrilee

      Oh how cool Justine! This is perfect for you! crossing my fingers :). The editor of the book was also a trapeze artist, how fun is that!! xo Mer

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  3. Cecilia

    Your book looks spectacular. I know that my oldest daughter would love the doll it is so cute. Congratulations on your big day!!!!!!

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  4. Anna

    My daughter would love this!! Having a circus birthday party next month so this would make the perfect gift!!! So excited for you and your book!!

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  5. Anna

    My daughter would love this doll!!! She is having a circus birthday party next month and this would make the perfect gift! So excited for you and the book launch!

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  6. Katie

    Just bought your book on Amazon – figured I probably wouldn’t win it anyway, and I’m excited to support you on your new book! I love everything you do!

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    • Merrilee

      Oh you’re the sweetest Katie! I hope you enjoy. And you never know, crossing my fingers for you to possibly win another one or the doll! xo Mer

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  7. olivia s.

    I love what I have seen of your new book. So excited for the launch-I’ll be there! I am so excited to meet you. And this is the sweetest trapeze doll I’ve ever seen. So cheery and fun! Fingers crossed.

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  8. Ali Smith

    I can’t wait to get a copy of the book, it’s been such a pleasure to follow your blog the past few years, and my one and five year old girls would truly love the gorgeous doll!

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  9. Heidi Jo

    So excited about this book! I’m thinking it might need to make it’s way under the Christmas tree for my crafty daughter. 🙂

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  10. michelle

    I am so glad the book is released! I love making things with my kids but often lack ideas…this will help tremendously. I adore the trapeze doll….my daughter would love it!

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    • Merrilee

      oh good! Michelle this is filled with SO many ideas and you can really so many are a starting point. You can take them anywhere from there! xo Mer

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  11. Katie

    Our deliveries always come so late in the day – sometimes until not after dinner. So even though I pre-ordered the book 5 months ago I’m still waiting! It’s killing me! I want to flip through it so bad.

    This little trapeze doll is adorable. Would love to win!

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    • Merrilee

      i know, don’t you just love flappers?! she was also inpsired by black and white silent movie stars and vintage circus performers. xo Mer

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  12. Jocelyn

    I love everything about your book so far. It really looks like a piece of art. Congratulations on it’s release. You should be proud. And the doll is adorable. My daughter would love it!

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    • Merrilee

      oh thanks Jocelyn. I think my photographer and contributors really took this to a kid crafty coffee table lifestyle book. A dream for me! xoxo Mer

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  13. Emily

    I pre-ordered your book and cannot wait to receive it! My family has gone through some rough times lately. We made a cross-country move for my husband’s work and there were some major problems in the process. We are just now getting back on our feet and I have found that doing crafting activities with my 4 year old daughter throughout this bumpy transition has help her and me minimize stress. Her latest request is to learn some machine sewing. If we won the trapeze dolly I think I would teach her to sew a few basic things like a small pillow, or maybe a cushion to land on if the dolly fell from the trapeze! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway and thanks for being a constant source of fun ideas for my daughter and I!

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    • Merrilee

      What a sweet story about how crafting can sometimes help us through stressful times. Thanks for sharing Emily. I hope you and your sweet daughter enjoy your book when it comes! xoxo Mer

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  14. Nancy

    What a sweet doll and all the images are amazing. I think I have to get this book! I also pinned the image of those darling children playing w handmade wood toys on the cutest playmat! Oh to be little again 🙂 Congratulations Merrilee, you should be very proud.

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  15. Kristy

    She is so precious!! Thank you for the chance! I would add her to our collection for the FLUFF Project for children in foster care as we are near 1,000 stuffed friends having been donated! 🙂

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  16. coral

    The doll is adorable! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book , it’s the perfect resource for any upcoming rainy days at home!

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  17. Vanessa

    This is all so beautiful!!! I love it all. I would LOVE to win that darling doll for my 3 year old, it looks like her!

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  18. Molly

    You are beyond talented, Merrilee! What a labor of LOVE you have created. I’m totally obsessed! I work for Paper Source and we NEED to carry your incredible book, ‘Playful’! It looks absolutely perfect. …and these dolls! I’m in Love. Congratulations, my favorite blogger friend:)! XO

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    • Merrilee

      yay! when you do tag your crafts with #playfullymade so we can see the fun you’re having. xoxo Mer

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  19. Brenda

    Congratulations on the book!!!! How exciting and I LOVE getting crafty with my girls. Our youngest is 2 and already loves drawing and her older sister who is 7 loves anything and everything art related so this book would be a perfect fit for myself and my kids.

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  20. Lacey

    oh my goodness, my daughter would LOVE that little doll. and regardless of if we win the free copy of the adorable book, it will definitely be on our bookshelf soon! congrats again!

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  21. Erin

    What a darling doll! I love your book! Bibs make the best dress-up, no difficult pieces to pull on for little fingers!

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  22. Ellen

    I have been following your blog for years (since your Knoxville days, my old hometown!) and just love all that you do. I have made several of your projects with my 3 little ones — I am an architect and truly appreciate that they are so well-designed, and yes, architectural! I would LOVE to win a copy of your new book. Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment!

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  23. Kelly Oliver

    I’m so excited to buy your book for holiday gifts! You have such talent!!!! Congrats on the book, I’m so excited to start crafting with it.

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