Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Craft Book Sew Along

Welcome to another month, and hopefully you all were more productive than I was this month. It's been a long, long month... and all the kids have been going through bout after bout of the new school year illnesses. The twins are dealing with a stomach bug that is averaging about a week per kid, and of course they didn't get it at the same time, but a week apart. I really hope Miss H doesn't come down with it after the second one is better because I am drained.

Thank you to Lisa, Wendy and Jessica for linking up last month. Once again, you gals inspire me. Last month's winner of Cozy Knits is #2,  Lisa Marie.

As we get to closer to the end of the sew-along, I really apologize for not getting my posts up by the beginning of the month. I had no idea we would even be considering a move last year, let along moving and me going back to work.

I did get some sewing done this last month, but nothing like I planned. I made belts using the pattern in Sewing For Boys and had fully intended on getting some pants made for this post also, but then the stomach bug hit. And I didn't want to delay posting this anymore.


Obviously nothing fancy and I could only find one tonight out of the pair. I plan on making a few more of these, but I need to add a little length to them, I am not sure if I measured wrong or the pattern didn't call for enough extra, but there was just enough length for a little bit of overhang. 

I still plan on sewing the pants, and got the pattern transferred to freezer paper tonight. I will share them here when I finish, I promise!

Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Quilting on the Go to one lucky Sew-Along participant! I really appreciate those of you who link up every month, and share about the Sew Along on your own blogs! Thank you!

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central October 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Craft Book Sew Along Book Review and Link Up!

Welcome to the final few months of my Craft Book Sew-Along. I am hanging in there, and managed to make my September craft, but I apologize for getting this post up again late.

The winner from the August Link-Up party is Jessica from a Blue Sky Kind of Life. She made this adorable baby quilt called Flippin' Triangle:


Jessica you win a  copy of Shape 2 Shape, which I have been browsing through and am thinking about buying for myself. Some of the projects are cute! And I could use a little more sewing for me crafts. 
This month I decided to finally make a project from the first sewing book I ever bought, Sew What! Bags


I love that Lexie rates each project as beginner friendly to daredevil based on the skills you need to have to sew it. The book has the usual Sewing Basics section, and then the bags are broken up into five different sections: Warm Up Projects, Totes, Drawstring Bags, Messenger Bags, and Organizers. Each section has three to five different projects to make for a total of 18 projects. I chose the City Satchel since I was looking for something a little bit more of a challenge, but still manageable for my limited sewing time. 



Lexie has this bag listed as a daredevil project, but honestly if you make it as instructed it is actually very easy. Maybe with the exception of the boxy corners, you sew them like Y-seams, starting and ending 1/2 inch from the ends of the seam. She does give you tips on how to customize it to your life, and I decided to step up my bag. First, I made it out of canvas. This was my first time working with canvas and I wanted to have a sturdier bag. Truthfully, canvas was very easy to work with, until I came to the end and had many, many layers to sew through. I ended up breaking a needle trying to topstitch, and finished it on my trusty Pfaff back-up since Janie has some issues with bulk.

I also decided to pad the bag with batting and line the inside, which wasn't actually in the instructions. I admit I was disappointed that her instructions were not for a lined bag, but she did point you to how to make a liner if you wanted to customize your bag with one. I also added a magnetic closure for the flap, and attempted to add two flaps and a zipper to close the inside of the bag. Note I used the word "attempted," because I ended up hand-sewing the zipper in. I thought I had it figured out how I could add the zipper, until I came down to the last seam and there was no way to maneuver my bag under the foot of my machine. Hello, it was already line and turned inside out! What I needed to do was use a separating zipper for this bag, but of course I thought I could do it my way. I am overall very pleased with my new bag, and it is much bigger than I had thought. I intend to use this for my sewing get togethers and probably some overnight trips. 

This is the front of the bag, with pockets along the front for my phone, checkbook, etc. The canvas fabric came from Target's new Fabric Loft line. You can find it in select stores, or they do sell the canvas online, here. The lining was also from Fabric Loft, and the cotton is only available at select Target stores. You can see the magnetic clasp I added to the front pocket here, and if you look close enough you can see where I attempted to add a zipper. There is a zipper on there, it just wasn't put in the correct way, at all. LOL


Here is the bag with the flap closed.


And a few more pockets on the back, and each side, which I didn't get a good picture of. 


Again, I am overall very happy with the bag. Her instructions were very easy to follow and I have a few more projects I want to make out of her book. I also love how she gives you ideas of other things to make with the skills you learned from each project. 


I can definitely use the Tool Apron!



Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Cozy Knits to one lucky Sew-Along participant! I really appreciate those of you who link up every month, and share about the Sew Along on your own blogs! Thank you!

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central September 30th. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

QDAD

Tonight I was able to catch the last 40 minutes of the Modern Quilt Guild's Webinar on Quilt Design in a Day (QDAD). Have you heard of QDAD? It is a challenge that Anne Sullivan created to design a quilt a day. She has a few rules for her designs, she uses a color combination from Design-seeds.com as her color inspiration and then generally spends 15-30 minutes on her design. So as the webinar was playing in the background, I decided this was awesome and started my first design. She also has ideas set up for beginners, such as create a 9-patch design for your first day. Here is what I came up with for my first attempt.

My Design Seeds photo is this one:


And here is my 9-patch inspired design.

I had fun making this, although I think I spent closer to an hour making it. I will try to continue this challenge, I can't say I will get to it everyday, but you may see some more designs from me in the future. If you are interested in QDAD, Anne has set up a Facebook group. Right now they are in the middle of Medallion week, where you start out with your center Medallion and each day build on the design from the previous. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Craft Book Sew Along Post and Link-up!

I seem to be getting later and later posting these! Thank you for your patience everyone. I can't believe my boys start kindergarten in two days, and just as we were getting adjusted to life at full-day preschool, we will need to adjust again to kindergarten. And it will be the first time the boys will be apart at school, so this will be interesting.

The winner for our July link-up party is #4 Stoney Lonesome Sew Works. Congratulations! She will be receiving a copy of Hoop-La that was donated to the Sew-Along from my sponsor Stitch Craft Create. You can see the July projects from last month here.

This month I attempted to do a quick sew for my girl. Her birthday is coming up next month (three years old already!) and I wanted to try and make her a hat for one of her baby dolls. I had recently won a copy of Patty Young's new book, Summer Fun , and fell in love with the adorable sun hat on the cover.




The only problem is the book is made for 18 inch dolls, and Miss H's largest doll is 15 inches. No problem, I thought... 15 inches is about 83% of 18 inches, so I shrunk the pattern to 83%. 

Yeah, don't do that! LOL


After I posted this image on Facebook, Carla Crim from the Scientific Seamstress, sent me a few comments. First of all, she started her pattern making business with doll, so she knows what she is talking about. And she informed me that the head size of the 15 inch and 18 inch dolls are pretty similar, it's just the bodies that are way different. Oops. But more importantly, Carla's book, Sewn Hats, has Patty's girl version of this pattern in it! No shrinking needed for that one!

Anyway I do intend to make this hat again after my craft fail. It was a super fast sew, but I made you all wait long enough for this post, so I didn't want to delay it anymore, especially since hubby will be out of town tomorrow and I will not have the energy to sew until the excitement of kindergarten wears down. 

I was a little surprised when I received the book. Mainly just how the book and patterns were packaged. The book was pretty short, but that does not mean Patty skipped on the instructions. If you have ever made a ModKid pattern, you know her directions are spot on. The patterns are printed separately, and then everything is packaged in a folder-like case instead of either having the pattern pieces in the book, or an envelope inside the cover. As long as I don't forget to package everything back up, there shouldn't be a problem, but knowing me I will lose the patterns soon. I plan on scanning them into my computer to save on Dropbox

Each pattern has diagrams and pictures to help you through any tricky parts. And for the price, you get 7 adorable patterns for 18 inch dolls. I think I know what Miss H will be getting this year for her birthday, a bigger dolly. 

Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Shape 2 Shape to one lucky Sew-Along participant! We did better with participants last month, but let's pick up some steam as we get into the final months of this sew-along! I really appreciate those of you who link up every month, and share about the Sew Along on your own blogs! Thank you!

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central August 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

July Sew-Along Project and Link-up!

I hope you all had a wonderful June! Ours was busy and full of illness. We had two weeks that were extremely rough, with the hubby and I trying to juggle sick kiddos and work. But, hopefully we are on the mend and the next few weeks go smoothly, until we start Kindergarten and the boys bring home all kinds of new germs!

We also seem to be loosing steam on the sew-along. That's good news to the link-up participants from last month! Let's get back into the swing of things ladies (and possibly gents)! There are still five months, and FIVE amazing books to be won!

The winner of the book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink is #2, The Crafter's Apprentice! Congrats again Wendy!!

This month I am trying to kill three birds with one stone. My sew-along post, a book review for Martingale and my MQG fabric challenge. 

I chose the book Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson for this month. The book include instructions for 18 projects to make from 2.5 inch strips, which is something I have a lot of also! 

The book is very well written, the instructions are very clear and I liked that she also shared how she quilted her projects, sometimes that is the part I struggle with the most. She also has very detailed instructions on piecing, basting and quilting your quilts, which I find a lot of books lack and is essential for new quilters! She gives great tips on how to sew HSTs without marking all your squares on the diagonal, and how to chain-piece. 

I was draw to the project Open Sesame, it looked fast and I loved the different layout for a traditional block and within a few hours I had 16 blocks sewn out already. And while I wasn't a huge fan of the challenge fabrics before I started, when this started to come together it grew on me. So much so that I bought more fabric, to make this into hopefully a throw sized quilt and also started to make tiny 1/2 sized blocks for a pillow to match. 



Some other projects from the book are Kaleidoscope:



And another personal favorite, Night Sky:


I highly recommend Strip Savvy for a beginner who wants to learn basic quilting and stretch out eventually and learn more techniques. 


Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Hoop-La (and a free embroidery hoop!) to one lucky Sew-Along participant! Let's get back into the swing of sewing and sharing this month!!

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central March 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


Craft Book Sew Along at Live. Love. Create.




Monday, June 2, 2014

June Craft Book Sew-Along Review and Link-up!

Happy June to you all! I hope it is going well for you already and your May was wonderful. Mine was so busy. We moved in the middle of May, and in the span of a week we had a new house, I had a birthday, we finally celebrated the boys' delayed birthday party, and I started a new full-time job. I can't believe all of that happened in one week! We are still digging out from our move, focusing mainly on getting the upstairs arranged, while neglecting what still lurks in our basement. Unfortunately my sewing stuff is inhabiting the basement (about 80% of the basement boxes are labeled "craft room" according to my hubby). And I have just been utterly exhausted by the time the kids go to bed, so sleeping has taken more of a priority in my life for the time being.

So, May had only a few people link up their projects. I hope you all continue to chug along with me! We are 1/2 way there! 

My favorite projects from the May link-up were this cute little table runner by Lisa Marie and A Blue Sky Kind of Wonderful's quilt. If you get a chance, stop by and send them some love for their beautiful creations. And you can catch the other projects (which were also very awesome) here

The winner of the book 500 Quilt Blocks is #4, The Crafter's Apprentice! Congrats!!

The extremely little sewing I have done this past month was a few blocks on a long ago WIP, a baby blanket I started before my little girl was born. It was originally planned to be a crib quilt, and then wall hanging, but I have never finished it, even though the blocks are simple to make. So it went on my list to make, although in a much bigger size for my girl as her twin sized quilt. I was only able to get 18 more blocks made, but that is better than nothing. 



These blocks are from the book Simplify With Camille Roskelley.  The initial quilt is supposed to look like this when finished: 


Adorable, right? I haven't decided if I wanted to add the scallop border to the larger quilt when I get done, I haven't even decided if I wanted to make the entire quilt out of these blocks or add white space and make it more modern. Time will tell. Maybe this will get done once my sewing room is a little more organized. Right now it looks like this: 


Any sewing right now is done on the very small sewing table, which still needs to be unwrapped and put back together by the hubby.


 My cutting table is a mess of cabinets, sitting next to each other, waiting for my countertop to go back on the top. 

 Some of the other cute quilts from this book are All in the Family


and Dream Big.




I love Camille's style, since I consider myself more of a modern traditional quilter. If you are also interested in more projects from this book, you can find it on Amazon, or many other craft stores.

Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink to one lucky Sew-Along participant! Sew Sweetness even had an entire sew-along for this book, you can go to her blog post to see all of the blocks in the City Sampler quilt from the book. 

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central March 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


Craft Book Sew Along at Live. Love. Create.




Saturday, May 3, 2014

May Craft Book Sew Along Review and Link up!

I have to apologize. I completely failed to sew a project this month. I don't know what I was thinking, that maybe after we closed on the house I would have time to sew something up?! I was very naive!! And on top of that, I am late posting this because I had a job interview this past week that I had to prepare for. Since I have been off of work for 5 years, you can imagine it was a rough interview. But I am holding out hope that they saw some potential in me. I will keep you posted! ;)

So here are some projects that caught my eye from the April Link-Up party:

Spring on my Wrist bracelet by Crafter's Apprentice


I love this bracelet so much! I may have to get back into jewelry making soon!


A shoutout to my uber-talented guild ladies Mary Claire who made this beauty and Cindy who wrote the book.


Thank you to all of you who linked up your projects in April, I really love seeing all your creations! If you didn't get a chance to look through the projects, you can see them all here

The winner of the book Crochet One Skein Wonders  is #1 - Mary Claire! Congrats!



So for this month I am going to pull up one of my first sewing projects. Some of you may have seen him before, but maybe not everyone.


I started Slim Sheepy for my little girl's first Christmas present. Although I didn't finish her until just recently. 


Slim Sheepy is from the book "I Heart Patchwork" by Rashida Coleman-Hale


The pattern is very well written for this little stuffy. When I made Sheepy, I was just getting back into sewing and most of my previous projects had been rag quilts. I think I was afraid of finishing the embroidery on the face and that is why I didn't finish her until recently. The only thing I need to change is make the skirt waist a little longer, my Sheepy is a little more plump than the pattern calls for.

I also have previously made the dishtowel from this book and it's my favorite one to use. 


If you don't have "I Heart Patchwork," I really recommend buying it, or seeing if you can check it out from your local library. You will not be disappointed!


Thank you again to my amazing sponsor for this Sew-Along, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of 500 Quilt Blocks to one lucky Sew-Along participant! I just recently bought a copy of this book because of the amazing block ideas. The book is divided into 10 chapters and I really love how the authors showed variations on the blocks. Hopefully next month is I get situated in the new house I can showcase some blocks from the book!

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central March 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Craft Book Sew-Along Post and Link-up!

How is it already April? The days are flying by here, we are four weeks away from closing on our new house, as long as we get some last minute seller issues out of the way. But, I was able to get some sewing done this month, and actually have my April post up on time! I hope to continue to see your projects every month, please remember to use a craft book or magazine for your project though! 

To continue along with the Craft-Along fun, here are a  few highlights from March's link-up

Rebecca Bag Take Two by Marci Girl Designs





Thank you to all of you who linked up your projects in March, I really love seeing all your creations! If you didn't get a chance to look through the projects, you can see them all here

The winner of the book Quilt Improv is #1 - Marci Girl! Congrats!



This month I wanted to make some spring clothes for my little girl. I recently received The Cottage Mama's new book Sew Classic Clothes for Girls from my parents for Christmas. 

Lindsay's book first caught my eye for the amazingly adorable jackets in it. 


I decided to make the Swing Smock Top and Frock from the book. This book includes a CD of all the patterns in the book, so you have to print out your pattern pieces, tape them together aligning the triangles on each page together, and then cut out your desired size. The patterns are for girls sizes 12 months - 10 years, only the even sizes are printed. My little one is between a 2T and 3T, so unfortunately a 3T wasn't an option. I had my hubby print out the pattern at work since we were out of ink (and it was 30 pages!). I initially had planned to draw my own pattern lines between the 2T and 4T size, but hubby printed the pages out a little small, my 2x2 inch print square measured about 1 7/8 x 1 7/8. So I figured that the small difference in print size was enough to cut out the 4T size, and it worked out well. 


Initially I was wondering why it looked so long on my little model. There was no way she was able to use the pockets at this length, so I went back to the pattern and discovered that there was a frock length and a top length, and you guessed it, I cut the wrong one out. The frock length is pretty cute too though.


After a little ripping and recutting I was able to shorten it and the little one loved being able to use pockets!




The pattern directions were very easy to follow, and at the beginning of the book Lindsay goes over some basic techniques used in sewing garments, like making your own bias tape and how to insert piping . Her instructions were a little different constructing the bodice than I was used to, but it turned out so adorable, I already have another top ready to go. This was my first attempt at piping, and although the "how to make piping" section was missing from the book, I was able to figure it out without any headaches. Lindsay was very quick to answer any questions I had too. 

I used fabric covered buttons for accents in the front and for closing the dress in the back. the little bit of teal popped just enough to make this top perfect. 


I do love how this top turned out and have fabric on order to make sweet little capris from this book too. The little one will be all decked out just in time for Easter.


This month, Stitch Craft Create has generously donated a copy of Crochet One Skein Wonders to one lucky Sew-Along participant! This book has 101 projects you can make from one skein of yarn. From baby booties to a stuffed alligator and pillow, this book has so many projects to choose from.

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
  • Make a project from a craft book or magazine and either write a blog post or post a picture of your project on Flickr. Then link your project to the link party at the end of this post. You can enter up to two different projects, just make sure to link them separately. If you are not sure how to link up a project, you can check out this tutorial I found from Bargain Hoot.
  • If you are making quilt blocks (or scrapbook pages) pleas make enough blocks/pages to fill a 12x24 inch space. 
  • This is open to everyone, but I am going to ask international participants to pay for shipping on the prize if they win. 
  • The link party will be open until 11:59 PM Central March 31st. 
  • You can read more find more information about the Sew-Along on this post


Please feel free to share this Sew-Along, grab the button below and be sure to join the Craft Book Sew-Along Flickr group!


Thank you so much to Stitch Craft Create for sponsoring this month's prize. You can find many free sewing and knitting related projects on their Stitch Craft Create Ideas blog.


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