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Thank you each for your sweet comments!
Scraps are my favorite and I am so drawn to the zakka style of sewing. This book, though not labeled ‘zakka’, definitely has that feel. Bright scraps mixed with linens and the sweetest patterns that will make you smile. I think you will love it as much as I do!
I chose to make the scrappy apple hotpad and it’s one of those finishes that you keep looking at and grinning. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets smiley over finished projects??) It is just so cute and a very quick make.
Definitely recommend adding this book to your library! I am towards the end of the line, but there have been many lovely stops below that share a few of the other projects in the book. I always love seeing the projects sewn up outside of the book!
Thu 2nd – Retro Mama
Tue 7th – SCC
Wed 8th – S.O.T.A.K Handmade
Thu 9th – Fabricworm
Fri 10th – Clover & Violet
Mon 13th – Robot Mom Sews
Tue 14th – Vivid Felicity
Wed 15th – Cut To Pieces
Thu 16th – Straight Grain
Fri 17th – Sew Take A Hike
Mon 20th – Vintage Grey
Tue 21st – Miss Print
Wed 22nd – Pink Penguin
Thu 23rd – Hello Creative Family
Fri 24th – Follow the White Bunny
Sun 26th – Cynthia Shaffer
Mon 27th – A Bright Corner
Tue 28th – Sew Justine Sew
Wed 29th – LRstitched
Thu 30th – Pieced Brain
F&W has so kindly offered to give away one eBook copy of Scrap Happy Sewing to one of you, so you can go ahead and get to making! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. I’ll choose a winner on Monday May 4.
(F&W is giving away a hard copy of the book and some fabric, so you might want to click over and enter here!)
I have a fun tutorial to share today as a part of the Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop!
This little peppermint mug rug is quick to make and pretty festive too, if I do say so.
Be sure to visit Ellison Lane if you haven’t yet, there are giveaways open along with many more Merry Mug Rug tutorials!
My partner loved low volume with pops of black, arrows, Anna Maria Horner and Alison Glass.
I squeezed all of that in one and made what I call the Broken Arrow Zippy!
I used this pattern for the paper pieced arrows. I printed the pattern at 45% to get mini arrows and made each one as a whole arrow.
Part way through I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I should cut them in half. *gasp*
Usually when I get a gut feeling, I hem and haw forever. Which I did. I folded them up and took pictures to ‘see’ what it might look like if I cut them in half.
Then I decided I hated it. Then I decided I loved it. And then I told myself to shut it and just went for it!
Go with your gut, I find it usually works out the best!
I sewed it up into a basic zippy pouch and topped it off with a gold tassel from my tutorial here.
We each stuffed our pouches with office supplies and I forgot to take a picture of what was inside.
I included some washi tape, a bundle of Cotton + Steel fabric scraps, a notebook, thread and one of my favorite pens.
I hope my partner loved everything, it was a lot of fun to make for her!
I received my pouch last Friday and totally lucked out! Vanessa from LBG Studio was my secret partner and she sent me an amazing package!
Everything was so me and I just love the pouch!
I told her I had been eying this pouch tutorial and I am so excited to have one of my own! The pattern is a free tutorial from Craft Passion found here.
I’m not sure yet if there will be a round two of Stitch It Swap, but I’ll be sure to let you know! It’s a lot of fun!
Join in the flickr group or check #stitchitswap on social media for what’s happening!
P.S. I’m trying to get back in the blogging swing of things. I’ve become a sucker for Instagram. Are you on IG? I’m LRstitched there if you want to follow along with my day to day.
I have a new tutorial for you today for making these fun leather tassels. Quick, easy and addicting to make!
You can download the PDF tutorial by clicking on the link below.
You can find the leather used in my tutorial in my Etsy shop.