Last month Cadie came to me with this book she found on my shelf and begged to sew this little ‘chicken’ for a friend, lol. Okay the bird is really a ‘Kiwi’ and the book is Stitch Love by Mollie Johanson.
It’s a darling book full of 25 adorable things to sew and endearing hand embroidery patterns that I have had every intention of reviewing for you for a while now. But I hate reviewing a book without actually making something from it. So thanks to Cadie here it is!
I Love it! And you will too if you love sweet little things to do with felt and embroidery. Most of the projects are probably above the skill level of a child, but Cadie had so much confidence that she could make that ‘chicken,’ I decided to help her through it.
Bonus: Lark Crafts provides a link in the book so you can download full size versions of the pattern templates for free. Otherwise you’ll have to copy and enlarge most of them, which is standard for most craft books.
She had her first lesson on hand embroidery. It took a lot of patience on my part, lol.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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These jean shorts do not look new, he he. The first time I wore these jeans was at Spring Quilt Market this year (where it was cold and rainy) and then I came home to hot and humid Florida where it feels like it’s 97 degrees every day. After a month of wishing I could wear my Angel jeans again, I finally cut them off into knee-length shorts.
Reverse applique is a great way to add pizzaz to pre-made and hand made items. It’s different from traditional applique because the applique fabric is attached under the main fabric on the item instead of over it.
Today I realized that I actually have off-white cotton fabric in 4 different brands. You might not care so much about these things. You might think they all look exactly the same (I’m sure my husband does, lol). But just in case that you are an extreme fabric geek like me, and you would like to know some of the similarities and differences before you buy… let’s take a look!
I am so crazy about this quilt my friend Sarah made and posted to our last Show Off Saturday Linky Party. Isn’t it gorgeous? Evidently lots of other people loved it too because it was the most clicked photo in the party.
Thank you for that sweeet friendship mini, Caroline. I’m already looking forward to your next mini, because I love minis.
She did such a good job! I am the same way about reviewing a book- and reading reviews I’d rather seen something sewn up too 🙂 This book is on my shelf too, it’s so cute.
Being from NZ I love the kiwi