Congrats to Sirenicefall, who will be receiving the new Amy Butler book, Midwest Modern in our Thursday Giveaway. Here was the comment that won us over: As a former Punk Planet book reviewer I have a bit of experience looking at what authors do and giving my oh-so-pithy (and usually short) opinions of their work. But, Amy Butler…now that’s up my alley. Look, I spent a week making my diaper bag from her “nappy bag” pattern (and her lovely pink and brown fabric) while my son slept in his sling against my chest. And I did it all without the benefit of knowing how to use a sewing machine. Thanks to her design it came out great and I still get asked where I got the thing... ...If I can do that, I can take two weeks to test-drive the new book and tell AT readers if the package meets the promise. I’m a transplant to the Midwest, but after thirteen years in Chicago, I’ve found myself changed by the aesthetics of the place. I can’t picture my home without the influences of prairie-modern and Big-Shoulders-bungalow and flatlander-mod that we’re blessed to have out here. I would love to see how Ms. Butler describes her take on the things that make up my beloved “Midwestern Modern”. I’m a mean book reviewer (and sometimes a nice book reviewer), a pie baker, crafter, and knitter without fear, and I love my adopted region and its play of light, architecture, design, and landscape as if it had always been my own. I’m your girl. (And I’ll send you pictures.) We hope a photo of the "nappy bag" will be included! Sirenicefall, we'll be in touch to arrange shipping the book to you. A big thanks to all who participated!