Think Martha Stewart meets MacGyver.
Stilts. Book stashes. Bike ramps. Bird houses. Ice cream. Flying shirts. Friendship bracelets. Swing sets.
There's a project for every family, for every occasion.
"It's the perfect book of inspiration and ideas that we can refer to every time our daughter says, “Let’s make something!” -- Liesl Gibson, founder and designer of Oliver + S sewing patterns and author of "Oliver + S: Little Things to Sew."
In bookstores everywhere May 18!
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May 18, 2013 1 Comment 
When I was in third grade, I wrote The Case of the Missing Valentine. It wasn’t much — just a book cobbled together on folded printer paper and adorned with crazy doodles — but it was the beginning.
I knew then and there that I would be a writer when I grew up.
Nearly three decades later, my childhood dreams have come true.
I have a published book out today called Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects — a family craft book that offers project ideas for every occasion and for every family.
The really cool thing? I got to work on all the projects with my daughter, Emme. They represent all the crafts and projects and wild, boredom-induced tinkering we have done over the past seven years.
Weeks before today’s official publication date, the publisher ran out of copies due to high demand and had to rush a second printing. The book became a “hot new bestseller” on Amazon this week and is one of the top recommendations for crafting with kids. And this is only the beginning.
I never could have envisioned this is how I would have written my first book, but now — now I couldn’t wish for anything else.
It’s not often that one can say childhood dreams have come true. Only better.
And today, I’m feeling incredibly grateful and lucky.
If you’re in San Francisco Sunday, come to Laurel Village Books Inc. from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a crazy crafting book party. More events below.
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May 16, 2013 Leave a Comment 
My friend Charlie from How to Be a Dad is hosting a Google Hangout Friday morning at 10 a.m. PST to talk about Dads Book of Awesome Projects, parenting, crafting, and who knows what else really. Cool things. Scandal. … Read More...
May 15, 2013 4 Comments 
Every summer in San Francisco, the streets are overrun by do-gooder college students on break. They take to just about every street corner and make eye contact and wave to you when you're a solid half block away, so … Read More...
May 13, 2013 10 Comments 
Before I get to the Dad's Book of Awesome Projects book giveaway -- details below! -- I wanted to quickly take you behind the scenes into the making of a chapter. One of the absolute coolest things I will ever do with … Read More...