Showing posts with label blog tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blog tour. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork Please : Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Towels : :

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Towels from Patchowrk Please!

Happy Monday everyone!! Today is my stop, project # two, on the Patchwork Please! Sew-Along -- a blog-hop sew along organized by Lindsey & Debbie, featuring a new project each Monday by a different blogger, from this amazing book authored by Ayumi Takahashi!

Patchwork Please!

It honestly was so hard to choose what I wanted to make to share here today, this book is full of wonderful projects! In the end I was assigned these adorable kitchen towels. The beautiful RK linens combined with the colorful scrappy applique and sweet details was a standout project in this book for me from my first look through! The reality is, if I'm not sewing, I'm usually in the kitchen, so putting these at the top of my list really was a must! 

Breafast, Lunch & Dinner Towels from Patchwork Please!!

In the materials list for this project, it's suggested by Ayumi to choose and assortment of threads to match the fabric you choose for your appliques. The day I first began prepping for this project I had laid out all the fabrics I planned to use, along with the copied and printed out letter and applique templates provided, and my threads. At first I thought I would just stick with a linen/white Aurifil thread for all the machine stitching, rather than do all the thread changes. However, once I started sewing I totally changed my mind, deciding to match my thread as closely as I could to the fabric scraps I had chosen. And I'm SO glad I did!! I really think all those colorful threads is a part of what makes this project both so quality and fun looking!

Breakfast Towel from Patchowrk Please!

Applique Details

Dinner Towel from Patchowrk Please!

Aren't they great?! They're hanging in my kitchen now on one of my vintage, wooden drying racks. I love them!!

Throughout each week of this sew-along there's a ton of wonderful prizes up for grabs, thanks to so many great sponsors, plus some serious prizes waiting at the very end for those of you who join us!!!

Here's a schedule of all the other participating bloggers! Together we'll be covering all the projects in the book, from June through the first week in October!

June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters
June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels
June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch
June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron
July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat
July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib
July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat
July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt
July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box
August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt
August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket
August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet
August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag
Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case
Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover
Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote
Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion

Along with my version of these Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Towels, in celebration of the sew-along I get to host this bonus Giveaway today!! I'm offering my readers four sample packs of Aurifil thread, a special fabric gift from Form & Fabric, and a sample card of Pellon interfacing and batting!!

Aurifil GIveaway!!

Form & Fabric Bundle GIveaway!!

Pellon Sample + Batting GIveaway!!

Enter to win! 

Here's how,
Simply leave a comment here in this post! That's all and I'll pick the SIX lucky winners on Friday!!

For those of you joining in the sew-along don't forget -- there's also a Giveaway this week for linking up your finished project over on Lindsey's blog! Share your project by Sunday June, 16th and you'll have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Form and Fabric, a bundle of fabric and pattern from the amazing Pat Bravo, and (1) package 805R Wonder Under from Pellon!!!
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Thank you to all who entered this special Giveaway!!

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From 662 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winners are...

Aurifil Thread Winners!
   * Debbie  
* Lisa Mather *
* BizyStitches *
* Stephanie @ Quarter Incher *
Form & Fabric Gift Winner!

* WoolenSails *

Pellon Gift Winner! 

* Mama Said Sew * 

Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ruby Star Wrapping : :

Have you seen that the ridiculously talented and adorable Melody Miller and Allison Tannery have a new book? Oh yeah! Ruby Star Wrapping : : Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove! My friend Sukie is hosting a Wrap-Along and I absolutely could not resist joining in the fun!

Ruby Star Wrapping

Melody has a wonderful post all about her new book here, on her blog Ruby Star Rising. Through so many fun and thoughtful projects, this book teaching you that super creative, thrifty and frugal, easy-to-make Anthro gift giving style that I just love! Last year I spent a small fortune on wrapping paper, tags, and ribbons, thinking I could use them to dress up those special handmade gifts. Well, this book really has it all! All those unique and beautiful ideas for gift giving that I find so special and lovely! And what's really, really awesome -- it shows you how to do just that by re-purposing and recycling many items that we all have or have access to!

Ruby Star Wrap-Along

When I joined in the wrap-along, my first choice project was to create a handy tote bag out of an old button down shirt. So, that's what I'll be doing for when it's my date to share in December! I have just the shirt, and a few dozen others, in mind that I think will be perfect!!

Ruby Star Wrapping -- Button ~ Down Shirt Bag

You can find all the details, prize info, and the list of talented blogger's participating in the Wrap-Along in Sukies post right here! To be ready to join in the wrap-along and contest, you can pick up the Ruby Star Wrapping book at Roostbooks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Random House.

But first, be sure to visit Sukie for a chance to win one in her Giveaway!!

ruby star wrapping books
photo by Sukie

ruby star wrapping buttonI'm adding my Ruby Star Wrap-Along button to my sidebar and I really, really hope you all follow along, join the flickr group, and the link-up party!! You'll have a chance to win some really great prizes, and Sew, Mama, Sew will also have a link-up party at the end of Wrap-along on their site so you’ll have twice the chance of winning something fun!

Don't forget to enter Sukie's Giveaway for a chance to win this amazing book!!

Happy Halloween, friends!  Maureen

Friday, November 4, 2011

Scrappy Garland -- Fab Felt Holiday Crafts : :

Have you seen Betz White's new online workshop, Fab Felt Holiday Crafts on Craftsy? Well if not, I am here today to introduce you! I have both of Betz's books and was overjoyed when she asked me to be a part of her new holiday workshop blog tour! I chose to make the "Scrappy Garland" to share here today. If you visit me often, you already know I love me some garland! Really, who doesn't?

Scrappy Christmas Garland

This one includes so much handmade goodness and so many things we all love --
felt (scraps - yes!), handmade pom poms, wool felt balls, jingle bells, and lots of COLOR!!

Scrappy Christmas Garland

To make for easy garland picture taking, I hung my lovely finished strand from our fireplace mantle. Come Christmas decorating time (that's the weekend right after Thanksgiving in our house) the plan is to hang this in the doorway that connects our kitchen to our dining room, I'm already excited!

Scrappy Christmas Garland

My favorite thing about this garland are the fun felt scrap pom poms that Betz teaches you how to make, as well as being able to add in our own handmade touches like these snowflake felted balls.

Scrappy Christmas Garland

I also enjoy that with this workshop, once logged on, I am able to skip around from project to project, pausing when needed, and even am able to take notes on the screen. It's so user friendly, the kids were able to join in, were such a huge help, and loved the workshop, too!

Scrappy Christmas Garland

My readers are invited to click right here to preview Betz's course and register for $10 off the course price! These online courses never expire and you can access your course anytime you want, for as long as you want. I plan on making a few more of these Fab Felt projects in the upcoming weeks and I'll certainly be sharing the end product here with all of you and on my own Craftsy page.

Be sure to check out projects made by the rest of the blog tour! Here is the schedule with a link to each project past and present : : 

Week of September 26th:  Wisecraft
Week of October 3rd: A Sewing Journal
Week of October 10th: House on Hill Road
Week of October 31st: Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Week of November 7th and 14th: Stumbles & Stitches
Week of November 21st: Elsie Marley

 Thanks so much for stopping by!!!